# CLASSIC RIDDLES

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Since the beginning of mankind, we have used riddles to pass down traditions and to expand our ways of thinking as a race. Many of these that we have gathered are from ancient tablets and transcripts collected by scholars and geologists from many different places around the globe. Not only are these inquisitive mind puzzles interesting because they show how dynamic we are as humans, but they are also really tough to solve (for the most part). Think that you're prepared to take on some of the toughest riddles ever known to man? Here's your shot! Be sure to share the puzzles that you find the most interesting with your friends and associates.

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## Old Classic Riddles with Answers

Classic riddles are puzzling questions that have baffled different audiences for years. Many of these only require a simple amount of logic to solve, while others still don't have definitive answers after hundreds of years and are much more complex.

The subject matter of these riddles will vary significantly because of the wide range of topics that people are privy to enjoy. Classic riddles are everywhere around us. In new media like movies, on our television screens, and in our literature. So, in this section you will find classic math riddles, classic riddles in books and many more!

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## I Met A Man On My Way Riddle

Hint:
Only one is going to St. Ives...the narrator! All of the others are coming from St. Ives. The trick is that the listener assumes that all of the others must be totaled up, forgetting that only the narrator is said to be going to St. Ives. If everyone mentioned in the riddle were bound for St. Ives, then the number would be 2,802: the narrator, the man and his seven wives, forty-nine sacks, three hundred forty-three cats, and twenty-four hundred and one kits.
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Solved: 70%

## Fox Goose Beans Riddle

Hint:
The first step must be to take the goose across the river, as any other will result in the goose or the beans being eaten. When the farmer returns to the original side, he has the choice of taking either the fox or the beans across next. If he takes the fox across, he would have to return to get the beans, resulting in the fox eating the goose. If he takes the beans across second, he will need to return to get the fox, resulting in the beans being eaten by the goose. The dilemma is solved by taking the fox (or the beans) over and bringing the goose back. Now he can take the beans (or the fox) over, and finally return to fetch the goose. His actions in the solution are summarized in the following steps: Take the Goose over Return Take the beans over Return with the goose Take the fox over Return Take goose over Thus there are seven crossings, four forward and three back.
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Solved: 73%

## Cracked Made Told And Played Riddle

Hint:
A Joke
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Solved: 57%

## Faster Than Any Man Alive

Hint:
A tornado or a hurricane. The calm area in the middle of such a storm is called the eye and wind speeds can reach up to 300 mph in an extreme tornado. Neither one have any arms or legs, but that doesnt stop them from moving, does it?
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Solved: 67%

## Eyes That Cant See

Hint:
A potato
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## Duck Gets Up Riddle

Hint:
At the quack of dawn
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Solved: 62%

## Cheese That Doesn't Belong To You

Hint:
Nacho cheese
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Solved: 66%

Hint:
When someone crosses it
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Solved: 38%

Hint:
A doorbell
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## The More You Take Away Riddle

Hint:
A hole
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## The Most Stories

Hint:
The library
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Solved: 79%

## Going To Disneyland

Hint:
Because they thought that Disneyland actually left.
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Solved: 73%

## Deer With No Eye

Hint:
I have no idea (no eye deer).
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Solved: 61%

## You Cant See Me

Hint:
Eyes.
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Solved: 72%

## On The Deck Of A Ship

Hint:
Stop imagining!
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Solved: 60%

## Post Your Classic Riddles Puns Below

Can you come up with a cool, funny or clever Classic Riddles of your own? Post it below (without the answer) to see if you can stump our users.

1. Why did the tomato turn red? Because it saw the salad dressing!

2. Why did the gardener plant light bulbs? He wanted to grow power plants!

3. Why did the golfer wear two pairs of pants? Because he got a hole in one!

4. Why did the soccer player bring string to the game? So he could tie the score!

5. Why did the math book look so sad? Because it had too many problems!

6. Why did the scarecrow win an award? Because he was out-standing in his field!

7. Why did the chicken cross the playground? To get to the other slide!

8. Why did the cowboy buy a dachshund? He wanted to get a long little doggie!

9. Why did the grape stop in the middle of the road? Because it ran out of juice!

10. Why did the bicycle fall over? Because it was two-tired!

11. Why did the baker go to therapy? Because he kneaded to!

12. Why did the astronaut break up with his girlfriend? She needed space!

13. Why did the barber win the race? Because he knew a short cut!

14. Why did the pirate go on vacation? To get some arrrr and arrrr!

15. Why did the elephant paint her toenails red? So she could hide in cherry trees!

16. Why did the volleyball go to the therapist? It had a serve case of anxiety!

17. Why did the cat study the sky? It wanted to learn meow to fly!

18. Why did the businessman smell bad? Because he was dealing in skunk works!

19. Why did the music teacher go to jail? He got caught conducting himself!

20. Why did the computer go to the doctor? Because it had a virusususus!

21. Why did the chef fall in love with the blender? They just had great chemistry!

22. Why did the koala break up with her boyfriend? He was too eucalyptusy!

23. Why did the coffee file a police report? It got mugged!

24. Why did the soldier cook his grenades in the oven? He wanted to heat things up!

25. Why did the pencil cross the road? To get to the other syde!

26. Why did the shrimp break up with the scallop? It was just a shellfish relationship!

27. Why did the bee go to the doctor? It had hives!

28. Why did the magician break up with his girlfriend? She disappeared!

29. Why did the frog call his insurance company? He had a jump in his car!

30. Why did the rooster get a tattoo? He wanted to show off his ink-redible body!

31. Why did the airplane break up with the other airplane? It didn't know how to land the relationship!

32. Why did the rancher decide to become a philosopher? Because he wanted to talk some sense into the cows!

33. Why did the centipede quit his job? It was too hard to put his shoes on in the morning!

34. Why did the walrus break up with his girlfriend? She was too much of a tuskmaster!

35. Why did the lion break up with his wife? She was always lion around!

36. Why did the oyster go to the party? It just wanted to shell-ebrate with friends!

37. Why did the martini break up with the margarita? It just couldn't handle the salt!

38. Why did the cat go to the stadium? To see the lion king!

39. Why did the camel break up with his girlfriend? She was just too much of a hump!

40. Why did the marble go on vacation? To get away from the grind!

41. Why did the astronaut buy a step ladder? He needed to reach the moon!

42. Why did the dentist go to school to become an artist? He just had a brush with greatness!

43. Why did the hippie break up with his girlfriend? She was too uptight!

44. Why did the apple need a lawyer? It was involved in a core case!

45. Why did the turkey join a gym? He wanted to get a little more "fit to be stuffed"!

46. Why did the dragon burn the dictionary? Because it was full of fire words!

47. Why did the panda never kiss his girlfriend? They had a bamboo-chast relationship!

48. Why did the avocado go on a second date with the burrito? It was just good guac!

49. Why did the astronaut buy a hot dog? He needed space food!

50. Why did the werewolf go to the psychiatrist? He was howling at the moon!