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173 Funny One Liner Riddles to Think About

One liner riddles

Collection of one liner riddles to trick you! Good to share with your kids and friends. These riddles are short trick questions with answers with a blend of funny and perplexing mood.

Parents would love to share riddles with kids to get them thinking differently, which is always a great skill to learn. And for kids, there’s nothing like fun riddles and brain teasers! They enjoy them in daily conversations as well.

Funny one liner riddles

1. What has a neck but no head?
A bottle
2. What moves faster: heat or cold?
Heat. Because you can always catch a cold.
3. Forwards I’m heavy but backwards I’m not. What am I?
A ton.
4. A girl leaves home and turns left three times, only to return home facing two guys wearing masks. Who are the two guys?
The catcher and the umpire.
5. Beth’s mother has three daughters. One is called Lara, the other one is Sara. What is the name of the third daughter?
Beth.
6. What gets bigger and bigger the more you take away from it?
A hole.
7. When is a man like a snake?
When he’s rattled.
8. What has two heads, four eyes, six legs, and a tail?
A cowboy riding his horse.
9. What kind of music do rabbits like?
Hip Hop.
10. How did the chimp fix the leaky faucet?
With a Monkey Wrench.
11. I have four legs but no tail. Usually, you can only hear me at night. What am I?
A frog.
12. What did the turkey say to the rooster when he challenged him to a fight?
Are you a chicken?
13. I have one head, one foot, and four legs. What am I?
Your bed.
14. We see it once in a year, twice in a week, and never in a day. What is it?
The letter “e”
15. If I have it, I don’t share it. If I share it, I don’t have it. What is it?
A secret.
16. What has one eye but can’t see anything at all?
A needle.
17. What belongs to you but gets used by everyone else more than you?
Your name.
18. What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment, and never in one thousand years?
The letter M.
19. I’m so fragile that if you say my name, you’ll break me. What am I?
Silence.
20. If I drink, I die. If I eat, I’m fine. What am I?
A fire.
21. What’s full of holes but can still hold liquid?
A sponge.
22. I have teeth but can’t eat. What am I?
A comb.
23. First you throw away my outside and cook the inside. Then you eat my outside and throw away my inside. What am I?
Corn on the cob. Because you throw away the husk, cook the corn. Then you eat the kernels, and throw away the cob.
24. What runs, but never walks. Murmurs, but never talks. Has a bed, but never sleeps. And has a mouth, but never eats?
A river.
25. What bird can lift the most weight?
A crane.
26. What two things can you never eat for breakfast?
Lunch and dinner.
27. What gets wetter the more it dries?
A towel.
28. What never asks a question but gets answered all the time?
Your cellphone.
29. A girl fell off a 50-foot ladder but didn’t get hurt. How come?
She fell off the bottom rung.
30. What goes up but never ever comes down?
Your age.
31. What word is spelled incorrectly in every single dictionary?
Incorrectly.
32. I have all the knowledge you have. But I’m so small, you can hold me in your fist. What am I?
Your brain.
33. I have all the knowledge you have. But I’m so small, you can hold me in your fist. What am I?
Your brain.
34. How much dirt is there in a hole that’s 5 feet wide and 5 feet deep?
None.
35. What has three feet but can’t walk?
A yardstick.
36. If two’s company and three’s a crowd, what do four and five make?
Nine.
37. What travels the world while stuck in one spot?
A stamp!
38. Name four days of the week that start with the letter “t”?
Tuesday, Thursday, today, and tomorrow.
39. What has four eyes but can’t see?
Mississippi
40. What’s as big as an elephant but weighs absolutely nothing?
Its shadow.
41. What can be caught but never thrown?
A cold.
42. I start out tall, but the longer I stand, the shorter I grow. What am I?
A candle.
43. How many seconds are there in a year?
Twelve. January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd, etc.
44. What can run but not walk?
Raindrops.
45. How many months have 28 days?
All 12!
46. Thanks to me, you can see straight through the wall. What am I?
A window.
47. Which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?
Neither. They both weigh exactly one pound.
48. What starts with “e” and ends with “e” but only has one letter in it?
An envelope.
49. How can a girl go 25 days without sleep?
She sleeps at night.
50. You spot a boat full of people but there isn’t a single person on board. How is that possible?
Everyone on board is married.
51. How do you make the number one disappear?
Add the letter G and it’s “gone”!
52. What’s greater than God and more evil than the devil. Rich people want it, poor people have it. And if you eat it, you’ll die?
Nothing.
53. A cowboy rode into town on Friday. He stayed in town for three days and rode out on Friday. How is that possible?
Friday was the name of his horse.
54. How far can a dog run into the woods?
The dog can run into the woods only halfway – if it ran any farther it would run out of the woods!
55. Why do birds fly south for the winter?
It’s too far to walk.
56. How do dog catchers get paid?
By the pound.
57. What two keys can’t open any door?
A monkey and a donkey.
58. A cowboy rides into town on Friday, stays for three days, then leaves on Friday. How did he do it?
His horse’s name was Friday.
59. If three dogs and one cat weren’t standing under an umbrella, how did none of them get wet?
It wasn’t raining!
60. How many animals did Moses take on the ark?
Moses didn’t take anything on the ark. Noah did.
61. Why couldn’t Goldilocks sleep?
Because of night-bears.
62. What two keys can’t open any door?
A monkey and a donkey.
63. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday?
Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
64. What gets sharper the more you use it?
Your brain.
65. What can you make that no one—not even you—can see?
Noise.
66. What goes up as soon as the rain comes down?
An umbrella.
67. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?
Footprints.
68. What will you actually find at the end of every rainbow?
The letter “w.”
69. What has a face and two hands, but no arms or legs?
A clock.
70. How can the pocket of your pants be empty, but still have something in it?
When the something is a hole.
71. What has a thumb and four fingers but isn’t actually alive?
Your gloves.
72. Imagine you’re in a room that’s filling up with water quickly. There are no windows or doors. How do you get out?
Stop imagining.
73. Everyone in the world needs it, but they usually give it without taking it. What is it?
Advice.
74. What can you hold without touching it at all?
A conversation.
75. I am an odd number. Take away one letter and I become even. What number am I?
Seven (take away the ‘s’ and it becomes ‘even’).
76. I’m light as a feather, but not even the strongest girl can hold me for more than 5 minutes. What am I?
Breath.
77. Two mothers and two daughters went out to eat, everyone ate one slice of pizza, yet only three slices were eaten. How’s that possible?
The group included a grandmother, her daughter and her daughter’s daughter.
78. What 5-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
Short.
79. What type of cheese is made backward?
Edam.
80. Why are ghosts bad at lying?
Because you can see right through them.
81. Imagine you’re in a room that is filling with water. There are no windows or doors. How do you get out?
Stop imagining!
82. What two things can you never eat for breakfast?
Lunch and dinner!
83. Why do bees hum?
Because they don’t know the words.
84. If you throw a blue stone into the Red Sea, what will it become?
Wet.
85. Why did Mickey Mouse go to Outer Space?
He wanted to visit Pluto.
86. What do you call a fairy that hasn’t taken a bath?
Stinker Bell.
87. What did the beach say when the tide came in?
Long time, no sea.
88. What did the baseball glove say to the ball?
Catch you later.
89. You will buy me to eat but never eat me. What am I?
A plate.
90. What do you call it when your parachute doesn’t open?
Jumping to a conclusion.
91. You can you serve it, but never eat it? What is it?
A tennis ball.
92. What never asks questions but is often answered?
A doorbell.
93. What belongs to you but other people use it more than you?
Your name.
94. What has four legs but can’t walk?
A table.
95. I scream, you scream, we all scream. For what?
Ice cream!
96. What did one wall say to the other wall?
I’ll meet you at the corner.
97. I come in many different colors and I get bigger when I’m full. I will float away if you don’t tie me down and I will make a loud sound if I break. What am I?
A balloon.
98. This goes up and down, but never moves? What is it?
A flight of stairs.
99. What can be big, white, dirty and wicked?
A lie.
100. What has a thumb and four fingers but is not alive?
A glove.
101. How do oceans say hello to each other?
They wave!
102. What can you catch but not throw?
Cold.
103. Which letter of the alphabet has the most water?
The C.
104. What goes up and down but never moves?
The temperature.
105. What superhero is terrible at their job because they always get lost and are late?
“Wander” Woman.
106. What starts with a P, ends with an E and has thousands of letters?
Post office.
107. I have wings and I have a tail, across the sky is where I sail. Yet I have no eyes, ears or mouth, and I bob randomly from north to south. What am I?
A kite.
108. Mr. Blue lives in the blue house, Mr. Yellow lives in the yellow house, and Mr. Black lives in the black house. Who lives in the white house?
The President.
109. In a one-story pink house, there was a pink person, a pink cat, a pink fish, a pink computer, a pink chair, a pink table, a pink telephone, a pink shower – everything was pink! What color were the stairs?
There weren’t any stairs, it was a one-story house.
110. What has hands but can’t clap?
A clock.
111. A girl is sitting in a house at night that has no lights on at all. There is no lamp, no candle, nothing. Yet she is reading. How?
The woman is blind, and she is reading Braille.
112. What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?
A towel.
113. You draw a line. Without touching it, how do you make the line longer?
You draw a shorter line next to it, and it becomes the longer line.
114. What goes around and around the wood, but never goes into the wood?
The bark on a tree.
115. You walk across a bridge and you see a boat full of people, yet there isn’t a single person on board. How is that possible?
All the people on the boat are married.
116. How is Europe like a frying pan?
Because it has Greece at the bottom.
117. If an electric train is going east at 60 miles an hour and there is a strong westerly wind, which way does the smoke from the train drift?
There is no smoke coming from electric trains.
118. I have keys but no doors. I have space but no rooms, I allow you to enter but you are never able to leave. What am I?
A keyboard.
119. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?
Footprints.
120. Is an older one-hundred dollar bill worth more than a newer one?
Yes. A $100 bill is worth more than a $1 bill (newer one).
121. I am a three-digit number. My second digit is four times bigger than the third digit. My first digit is 3 less than my second digit. What number am I?
141
122. If you multiply me by any other number, the answer will always remain the same. What number am I?
Zero.
123. If four people can repair four bicycles in four hours, how many bicycles can eight people repair in eight hours?
16 bicycles.
124. You walk into a room with a match, a kerosene lamp, a candle, and a fireplace. Which do you light first?
The match.
125. What word begins and ends with an E but only has one letter?
Envelope.
126. Railroad crossing, watch out for cars. Can you spell that without any Rs?
T-H-A-T.
127. How many seconds are there in a year?
Twelve. January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd…
128. Name four days of the week that start with the letter “T.”
Tuesday, Thursday, today, and tomorrow.
129. What can run but can’t walk?
A drop of water.
130. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?
Footprints.
131. They come out at night without being called and are lost in the day without being stolen. What are they?
The stars.
132. I give milk and I have a horn, but I’m not a cow. What am I?
A milk truck.
133. What is so delicate that saying its name breaks it?
Silence.
134. What word looks the same backward and upside down?
SWIMS.
135. What does this mean? “I RIGHT I”
Right between the eyes.
136. A boy fell off a 20-foot ladder but did not get hurt. Why not?
He fell off the bottom step.
137. What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
Short.
138. If you are running in a race and you pass the person in second place, what place are you in?
Second place.
139. How many letters are there in the alphabet?
Eleven: T-H-E-A-L-P-H-A-B-E-T.
140. What is as light as a feather, but even the world’s strongest man couldn’t hold it for more than a minute?
His breath.
141. It has a neck but no head, and wears a cap? What is it?
A bottle.
142. A truck driver is going opposite traffic on a one-way street. A police officer sees him but doesn’t stop him. Why didn’t the police officer stop him?
He is walking.
143. What word has five letters but sounds like it only has one?
Queue.
144. What kind of money do vampires use?
Bloodmoney.
145. What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps?
A river.
146. What goes up but never goes down?
Your age.
147. What starts with the letter T, is filled with T and ends in T?
A teapot.
148. What invention lets you look right through a wall?
A window.
149. Say Racecar backwards.
“Racecar backwards.”
150. What kind of tree can you carry in your hand?
A palm.
151. How can you throw a ball as hard as you can, to only have it come back to you, even if it doesn’t bounce off anything?
Throw the ball straight up in the air.
152. I am round or oval. I can be light or dark. You can cut me in pieces. What am I?
A potato.
153. What do you get when you cross a snowman and a vampire?
Frostbite.
154. Which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?
Neither. They both weigh one pound.
155. How many months have 28 days?
All 12 months.
156. What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?
The letter M.
157. Two mothers and two daughters went out to eat. Everyone ate one burger, yet only three burgers were eaten in all. How is this possible?
They were a grandmother, mother, and daughter.
158. Using only addition, how do you add eight 8s and get the number 1,000?
888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1000.
159. If there are three apples and you take away two, how many do you have?
If you take two apples, then, of course, you have two.
160. What do the numbers 11, 69, and 88 all have in common?
The read the same right side up and upside down.
161. I am an odd number. Take away one letter and I become even. What number am I?
Seven (take away the “s’”and it becomes “even”).
162. I have a large money box, 10 inches wide and 5 inches tall. Roughly how many coins can I place in my empty money box?
Just one, after which it will no longer be empty.
163. Mrs. Black has two children. If the oldest child is a girl, what are the odds that the other child is also a girl?
50 percent.
164. If twos’ company and three’s a crowd, what are five and six?
Eleven.
165. What time did the tooth fairy show up to get a kid’s tooth and leave a dollar under the pillow?
Exactly TWOoth o’ clock.
166. What’s full of holes but still holds water?
A sponge.
167. The one who made it didn’t want it. The one who bought it didn’t need it. The one who used it never saw it. What is it?
A coffin.
168. What needs an answer but doesn’t ask a question?
A telephone.
169. If I have it, I don’t share it. If I share it, I don’t have it. What is it?
A secret.
170. What is always late and never present now?
Later.
171. What do dogs have that no other animal has?
Puppies.
172. Why did the pony cough?
He was a little horse.
173. A dog is on a 10-foot chain but wants a bone that is 11 feet away. How can the dog get the bone?
The chain isn’t attached to anything.

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