A few of the many places online to find answers to riddles are Game Solver, Riddles Brain Teasers and Thinks.com. Offline, Joseph Rosenblum and Joyce Behr's 1976 book, "Biggest Riddle Book in the World," is available from Barnes & Noble and other booksellers.Continue Reading
According to The Organic Mind, riddles are very good for the brain. Answering riddles without help improves the speed, problem solving, memory, attention and flexibility features of the brain. The Organic Mind recommends 10 minutes of brain training a day using riddles or brain teasers. The brain is compared to a muscle that must be worked to gain strength. The Organic Mind also recommends Lumosity, which offers brain training programs featuring scientifically designed games and exercises.
The Organic Mind hosts a riddle directory and offers users the opportunity to submit their own favorite riddles for the directory. Game Solver offers riddles and answers at more than 140 levels of difficulty, as well as other riddle games. Riddles also can be found in books, newspapers and magazines.
One example of a riddle is, "How do you keep a rhinoceros from charging? Take away his credit cards," from "Biggest Riddle Book in the World." A more difficult riddle is, "Apples for leather, leather for silk, silk for tobacco, all to get milk." The answer, revealed on Riddles Brain Teasers, is "bartering."Learn more about Brainteasers
Short riddles are short word problems that are designed to be slightly challenging to answer. Short riddles can be found on the Internet or in riddle books, and they often have a rating scale indicating how challenging they are.Full Answer >
A few popular riddles for adults include, "Is an older $100 bill worth more than a newer one?" The answer is, "Yes. A $100 bill is worth more than a $1 bill." Another example is, "When is homework not homework?" The answer is, "When it's turned in to the teacher."Full Answer >
Zen riddles are neither easy nor hard, because they are intended as philosophical questions that promote an individual's spirituality. For instance, one riddle asks what sound is made by a single hand clapping. The riddle is a thought-provoking exercise for a student of Zen and has no definitive answer.Full Answer >
One example of a Cebuano riddle is, "Gipalit ko bisan ug mahal, apan magpulos lamang ug magbitay." Translated, this means, "I bought it, and it's costly. However, I use it for hanging only." The answer to this riddle is earrings.Full Answer >