An example of a short riddle is, "Brothers and sisters I have none but this man's father is my father's son. Who is the man?" The answer is the man is the riddle teller's son. Another riddle is, "Who can travel around the world while staying in a corner?" The answer is a stamp. Another riddle says, "What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?" A towel is the answer.
Here is another riddle: Paul's height is 6 feet, he's an assistant at a butcher's shop, and he wears size 9 shoes. What does he weigh? The answer: meat. A riddle asks, "What kind of room has no doors or windows?" The answer is a mushroom. Another riddle is, "If you have me, you want to share me. If you share me, you haven't got me. What am I?" The answer is a secret.
Riddles may come in the form of a question with a witty answer, or a riddle may be a sentence that sparks the listener to have an instant realization. Another example of a riddle is: "I have holes in my top and bottom, in my left and right, and in the middle. But I still hold water. What am I?" The answer is a sponge. Another riddle asks, "What is so fragile that when you say its name you break it?" The answer is silence.