## Afternoon Bike Ride Riddle

Hester goes out for an afternoon bicycle ride. She rides for one hour at five miles an hour, then three hours at four miles an hour and finally two hours at seven miles an hour. How many miles did she ride in total?

Hint:

31 miles.

1 hour at 5 mph = 5 miles

3 hours at 4 mph = 12 miles

2 hours at 7 mph = 14 miles

5 + 12 + 14 = 31 miles

YES NO

1 hour at 5 mph = 5 miles

3 hours at 4 mph = 12 miles

2 hours at 7 mph = 14 miles

5 + 12 + 14 = 31 miles

*Did you answer this riddle correctly?*YES NO

## A Place With Nothing There Riddle

I have towns but no houses

Rivers but no water

Forests but no trees

And mountains but no rocks.

What am I?

Rivers but no water

Forests but no trees

And mountains but no rocks.

What am I?

Hint: I show you where they are.

## Square Rings Riddle

Hint:

## Rides At The Fair Riddle

Hint:

## Unexpected Visitors Riddle

Its 3am, the doorbell rings and you wake up. Unexpected visitors! Its your parents and they are here for breakfast. You have strawberry jam, honey, wine, bread and cheese. What is the first thing you open?

Hint:

## A Rickety Bridge Riddle

Four people need to cross a rickety bridge at night. Unfortunately, they have only one torch and the bridge is too dangerous to cross without one. The bridge is only strong enough to support two people at a time. Not all people take the same time to cross the bridge. Times for each person: 1 min, 2 mins, 7 mins and 10 mins. What is the shortest time needed for all four of them to cross the bridge?

Hint:

17 mins.

The initial solution most people will think of is to use the fastest person as an usher to guide everyone across. How long would that take? 10 + 1 + 7 + 1 + 2 = 21 mins. Is that it? No. That would make this question too simple even as a warm up question.

Let's brainstorm a little further. To reduce the amount of time, we should find a way for 10 and 7 to go together. If they cross together, then we need one of them to come back to get the others. That would not be ideal. How do we get around that? Maybe we can have 1 waiting on the other side to bring the torch back. Ahaa, we are getting closer. The fastest way to get 1 across and be back is to use 2 to usher 1 across. So let's put all this together.

1 and 2 go cross

2 comes back

7 and 10 go across

1 comes back

1 and 2 go across (done)

Total time = 2 + 2 + 10 + 1 + 2 = 17 mins

YES NO

The initial solution most people will think of is to use the fastest person as an usher to guide everyone across. How long would that take? 10 + 1 + 7 + 1 + 2 = 21 mins. Is that it? No. That would make this question too simple even as a warm up question.

Let's brainstorm a little further. To reduce the amount of time, we should find a way for 10 and 7 to go together. If they cross together, then we need one of them to come back to get the others. That would not be ideal. How do we get around that? Maybe we can have 1 waiting on the other side to bring the torch back. Ahaa, we are getting closer. The fastest way to get 1 across and be back is to use 2 to usher 1 across. So let's put all this together.

1 and 2 go cross

2 comes back

7 and 10 go across

1 comes back

1 and 2 go across (done)

Total time = 2 + 2 + 10 + 1 + 2 = 17 mins

*Did you answer this riddle correctly?*YES NO

## Prohibited Chess Riddle

Hint:

## Zebra Down The River

A zebra was going to the river. On the way the zebra encountered five giraffes. Each giraffe had five monkeys on their neck. How many animals were going to the river?

Hint:

Just one the zebra. The other 30 animals (5 giraffes and 25 monkeys) were going the other way.

YES NO

*Did you answer this riddle correctly?*YES NO

## Cakes For Grandma Riddle

You are on your way to visit your Grandma, who lives at the end of the valley. It's her birthday, and you want to give her the cakes you've made.

Between your house and her house, you have to cross 7 bridges, and as it goes in the land of make believe, there is a troll under every bridge! Each troll, quite rightly, insists that you pay a troll toll. Before you can cross their bridge, you have to give them half of the cakes you are carrying, but as they are kind trolls, they each give you back a single cake.

How many cakes do you have to leave home with to make sure that you arrive at Grandma's with exactly 2 cakes?

Between your house and her house, you have to cross 7 bridges, and as it goes in the land of make believe, there is a troll under every bridge! Each troll, quite rightly, insists that you pay a troll toll. Before you can cross their bridge, you have to give them half of the cakes you are carrying, but as they are kind trolls, they each give you back a single cake.

How many cakes do you have to leave home with to make sure that you arrive at Grandma's with exactly 2 cakes?

Hint:

2: At each bridge you are required to give half of your cakes, and you receive one back. Which leaves you with 2 cakes after every bridge.

YES NO

*Did you answer this riddle correctly?*YES NO

## This House Holds Rooms Riddle

This house holds rooms, one score and six, that shelter a vast mob.

It lets lions lie down with the lambs, Yet makes both shun the slob.

None now will nestle with nicks and nates, While reams room near the rear.

Though you and I have separate rooms. Both our bottles brim with beer. The king and queen can never mate (Though hands and hearts hobnob). Because their rooms are separate. If this jail does its job. What house is this that rules thus

Forcing faith to fend with fear? The answer to this riddle lies, with dead and dying here.

It lets lions lie down with the lambs, Yet makes both shun the slob.

None now will nestle with nicks and nates, While reams room near the rear.

Though you and I have separate rooms. Both our bottles brim with beer. The king and queen can never mate (Though hands and hearts hobnob). Because their rooms are separate. If this jail does its job. What house is this that rules thus

Forcing faith to fend with fear? The answer to this riddle lies, with dead and dying here.

Hint:

## Over The Head Riddle

Hint:

## The Fishing Trawler Riddle

There is a fishing trawler, with a ladder in it, leaning against a wall at the harbor. There are 5 oars and 2 fishing nets in the trawler. The distance between two consecutive steps on the ladder is 1 meter. If waves lashing against the wall rise half meter in every half hour, in how much time will 6 steps of the ladder get under the waves?

Hint:

The trawler rises with the waves so no step will go under water.

YES NO

*Did you answer this riddle correctly?*YES NO

## Comes To Bedsides Riddle

He comes to bedsides, icy bridges,

battlefronts, and crumbling ridges.

When he comes, he comes alone,

taps a shoulder, then is gone.

battlefronts, and crumbling ridges.

When he comes, he comes alone,

taps a shoulder, then is gone.

Hint:

## John's Three Daughters Riddle

John has three daughters who are all unmarried. The youngest always lies, the oldest always tells the truth, and the one in the middle either tells the truth or lies. A very rich young man comes to John's house and says he wishes to marry one of his daughters. Naturally he wants to marry the oldest or the youngest so he will always know if she is lying or telling the truth. John agrees but says he can only ask one of the girls a yes or no question to decide which one he marries. They all look the same age.

What one question does he ask one of the daughters at random to figure out which daughter is the youngest or oldest?

What one question does he ask one of the daughters at random to figure out which daughter is the youngest or oldest?

Hint:

"Is she older than her?"

Explanation: (He would ask one of the daughters if one of the other daughters is older than the last daughter). He always should pick the younger daughter based on what he knows. If he asks the older daughter and she says yes, then the youngest daughter will be known. If he asks the older daughter and she says no, then the youngest daughter is the other one. If he asks the youngest daughter and she says yes, she is lying and he will still pick the oldest. If he asks the youngest and she says no, he will just pick the other like in the first case. If he asks the middle daughter it doesn't matter because both will be acceptable choices.

YES NO

Explanation: (He would ask one of the daughters if one of the other daughters is older than the last daughter). He always should pick the younger daughter based on what he knows. If he asks the older daughter and she says yes, then the youngest daughter will be known. If he asks the older daughter and she says no, then the youngest daughter is the other one. If he asks the youngest daughter and she says yes, she is lying and he will still pick the oldest. If he asks the youngest and she says no, he will just pick the other like in the first case. If he asks the middle daughter it doesn't matter because both will be acceptable choices.

*Did you answer this riddle correctly?*YES NO

## Hierarchy Is No More Riddle

A king of riches. A pawn of poor. After the game the same box they board. It takes them where hierarchy is no more. What is it?

Hint:

## Add Your Riddle Here

Have some tricky riddles of your own? Leave them below for our users to try and solve.