Fun Facts (Hints)

Here is a bit of insight relating to riddles in the form of historical facts:
  • Many ancient cultures used riddles as a form of contest, and sometimes getting the right answer was a matter of life and death.
  • Archaeologists have found many brain teasing artifacts written on the walls of ancient temples in the Eastern world.
  • A variety of African cultures have used and still use riddles to pass along traditional messages and beliefs generationally.
  • People in Ancient Greece who were able to solve riddles were more popular in this society as they were very much admired by the people who couldn't.
  • The earliest example of a written puzzle/riddle that we have today is said to be from Babylonian times.
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    Days Of The Month Riddle

    They all do.
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    It Follows A River While Standing Still

    A riverbank.
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    Who Is Asleep On Your Couch

    Hint: It's not her brother-in-law
    Your father.
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    Participating In A Race

    Hint: It's not first place.
    If you answer that you are first, then you are absolutely wrong! If you overtake the second person and you take his place, you are second!
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    You Answer Me

    A telephone.
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    Longest Human Nose Riddle

    Because if it was twelve inches it would be a foot.
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    Three Men On A Boat

    Hint: They have to use the boat.
    They throw one cigarette overboard and made the boat a cigarette lighter.
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    Always Coming But Never Arrives

    Hint: A mythical land where 99% of all human productivity, motivation and achievement is stored.
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    The Start Of Nothing Logic Riddle

    Hint: It's in plain sight
    The letter "N"
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    1. Why did the scarecrow win an award? Because he was outstanding in his field.

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

    3. Why was the computer cold? Because it left its Windows open.

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

    5. Why don't scientists trust atoms? Because they make up everything.

    6. Why did the spider break up with his girlfriend? She was too clingy.

    7. Why don't crabs give to charity? Because they're shellfish.

    8. Why couldn't the bicycle stand up by itself? Because it was two-tired.

    9. Why did the cookie go to the doctor? Because it was feeling crumbly.

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

    11. Why did the hipster burn his tongue? He drank his coffee before it was cool.

    12. Why did the fish blush? Because it saw the ocean's bottom.

    13. Why don't ghosts tell lies? Because they have nothing to hoax.

    14. Why don't trees use social media? They prefer to branch out in person.

    15. Why did the tomato blush? Because it saw the salad dressing.

    16. Why did the boy bring a ladder to school? He wanted to go to high school.

    17. Why did the belt go to jail? It held up a pair of pants.

    18. Why did the farmer buy a dog? He needed a crop duster.

    19. Why did the moon break up with the sun? It needed space.

    20. Why did the pencil break up with the pen? They were not on the same page.

    21. Why did the scientist take out his glass eye? He wanted to see things more clearly.

    22. Why did the lion lose at poker? It was playing with a cheetah.

    23. Why did the banana go to the doctor? It wasn't peeling well.

    24. Why did the comedian fail at math? He didn't know how to carry a joke.

    25. Why did the skydiver break up with his wife? She was too grounded.

    26. Why don’t ducks tell jokes when they fly south? Because they’d quack up.

    27. Why do cows wear bells? Because their horns don’t work.

    28. Why didn’t the bicycle stand up by itself? Because it was two tired.

    29. Who was the smallest man in history? The one who walked backwards through the keyhole.

    30. Why don't robots have siblings? They are built as only child-bots.

    31. Why couldn't the bicycle stand up by itself? Because it was two tired.

    32. Why was the tomato blushing? Because it saw the salad dressing.

    33. Why did the frog go to the bank? To jump-start its savings.

    34. Why do yoga teachers need to be good storytellers? So they can give their students a good stretch of the imagination.

    35. Why was the scientist always calm? Because he was in his element.

    36. Why did the bear go to art school? To learn how to draw its claws.

    37. Why did the football team go to the bank? To get their quarterback.

    38. Why don't ghosts have wifi? They always haunt-ernet connection.

    39. How did the pizza get to the party? It used tomato-pane GPS.

    40. Why was the spoon always tired? Because it was constantly stirring up trouble.

    41. Why do fish live in saltwater? Because pepper water would make them sneeze.

    42. Why did the golfer wear two pairs of pants? In case he got a hole in one.

    43. Why did the potato run away from the tomato? It was afraid of being mashed together.

    44. Why did the cat wear a fancy dress? To feline good about itself.

    45. Why don't insects get married? They prefer the buzz of being single.

    46. Why did the tree go to the dentist? To get a root canal.

    47. Why did the flirtatious fish get rejected? It was too much of a carp.

    48. Why did the butcher become a football coach? He wanted to use his meat-and-greet tactics.

    49. Why did the giraffe need a ride? Because it was too tall to reach the bus.

    50. Why did the cop pull over the pancake? It was driving too syrupy.
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