Some funny, clean and short riddles are "What has two hands and a face but no body? A clock." and "What's bigger than you, but doesn't weigh anything? Your shadow." Another good riddle is "What do you call a priest that becomes a lawyer? A father in law."
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 ...
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.
A funny trick riddle involves telling someone that she is the driver of a school bus, and nine children get off at the first stop, then another six kids hop off at the following stop. Then, the person telling the riddle asks what color are the bus driver's eyes.
While the answer to a riddle can simply be called an answer, the term "solution" is also applicable. Either term is usually acceptable, although the type of riddle helps delineate which word is best for the riddle in question.
What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?" is an example of a tricky riddle that plays on contradiction. The answer is "a towel."
Good riddles and answers can range from relatively easy, like "What kind of room has no doors or windows? A mushroom" to the very difficult, such as the Sphinx's riddle. This famous riddle asks, "What walks on four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon, and thr...