What Is the Hardest Riddle Ever?

What Is the Hardest Riddle Ever?

What Is the Hardest Riddle Ever?

While it is impossible to say which is the hardest riddle, an example of a very difficult one is: "Ten men's strength, ten men's length, ten men can't break it, yet a young boy walks off with it." The answer is a rope.

Riddles are typically split into two categories: Enigmas and conundrums. Enigmas usually use metaphor or allegory to make the listener think abstractly. A great example is the Riddle of the Sphinx from Oedipus Rex: "What walks on four feet in the morning, two feet in the afternoon and three feet in the evening?" The answer is a man. Conundrums require puns to mislead the listener, such as "What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?" The answer is a towel. A number of very difficult riddles like these can be found on websites such as Riddles.com