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 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."
Online collections and bookstores are the best places to find challenging riddles. Good Riddles Now, Riddlers and Brain Den maintain online collections of riddles with answers. Most major bookstores, such as Barnes & Noble, have collections devoted to riddles, brainteasers and word puzzles for all a
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,
The following are riddles intended for kids: What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries? What goes up and down the stairs without moving? What has a face and two hands, but no arms or legs? The answers to these riddles are as follows: a towel, a rug and a clock.
A few riddles to work a child's mind include: "I'm tall when I'm young. I'm short when I'm old. What am I?" and "Poor people have it. Rich people need it. If you eat it, you will die. What is it?" The answer to the first riddle is "a candle," and the answer to the second riddle is "nothing."
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.
Riddles for children should challenge their thinking without being too frustrating, such as the following: "What has a face and hands but no arms or legs?" The answer is a clock, which has a "face" with numbers and "hands" that indicate time.
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."
Riddles are essentially word puzzles that use metaphors to describe something very specific. Riddles can also be jokes that are plays on words. These usually take the form of question and answer, for example, "Why was the picture sent to jail?" The answer is that it was framed.