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Riddles for teensRiddles are both fun and provide exercise for your brain. The good thing about riddles is that they can be enjoyed by everyone, there are no age restrictions on when it is no longer allowed to try to solve any. Children and adults can try their hand at various riddles and even work together if it comes to friends or family. We have therefor a special category for teens, they should not be excluded from the fun.

You walk into a room with a match, a karosene lamp, a candle, and a fireplace. Which do you light first?
When you look for something, why is it always in the last place you look?
Two fathers and two sons went duck hunting. Each shot a duck but they shot only three ducks in all. How come?
What has to be broken before you can use it?
What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?
Lives in winter, dies in summer, and grows with its roots upward. What is it?
What is it that you cannot hold even ten minute, even though it is lighter than a feather?




How can a man go 8 days without sleep?
A girl is sitting in a house at night that has no lights on at all. There is no lamp, no candle, nothing. Yet she is reading. How?
If you are running in a race and you pass the person in second place, what place are you in?
You can't keep this until you have given it.
What gets sharper the more you use it?
Two mothers and two daughters went out to eat, everyone ate one burger, yet only three burgers were eaten in all. How is this possible?
Two cannibals were chatting as they had their dinner. One complained that he really quite disliked his new mother-in-law. What was the advice given to him by his companion?
If I have it, I don’t share it. If I share it, I don’t have it. What is it?
The person who makes it has no need for it. The person who purchases it does not use it. The person who does use it does not know he or she is. What is it?
How many months have 28 days?
What's black and white and red all over?
I am hard to find, difficult to leave and impossible to forget. What am I?
How long is the answer to this question.
Your mother’s brother’s only brother-in-law is asleep on your couch. Who is asleep on your couch?
What question can you never answer yes to?
You draw a line. Without touching it, how do you make the line longer?
What stinks when living and smells good when dead?
Some months have 30 days, some months have 31 days; how many have 28?
Divide 110 into two parts so that one will be 150 percent of the other. What are the 2 numbers?
The ages of a father and son add up to 66. The father's age is the son's age reversed. How old could they be?
Which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?
A woman shoots her husband, then holds him under water for five minutes. A little while later, they both go out and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?
What has no beginning, end, or middle?
A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms: the first is full of raging fires; the second, assassins with loaded guns; and the third, lions who haven't eaten in years. Which room is the safest?




A man was outside taking a walk, when it started to rain. The man didn’t have an umbrella and he wasn’t wearing a hat. His clothes got soaked, yet not a single hair on his head got wet. How could this happen?
Skinny I am fast, fat I am slow, but I'll still delight you from your eyes to your nose. What am I?
What grows when it eats, but dies when it drinks?
What building has the most stories?
What goes around and around the wood but never goes into the wood?
What stays where it is when it goes off?
I am taken from a mine, and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released and yet I am used by almost everybody. What am I?
No matter how terrible things get for the people of the Arctic, they will not eat a penguin.
Why not?
What’s full of holes but still holds water?
How many apples grow on a tree?
A man started to town with a fox, a goose, and a sack of corn. He came to a stream which he had to cross in a tiny boat. He could only take one across at a time. He could not leave the fox alone with the goose or the goose alone with the corn. How did he get them all safely over the stream?
You throw away the outside, eat the inside, and throw away the inside.
How far can a fox run into the woods?
I am an instrument that you can hear, but you can not touch or see me.
What am I?
Almost everyone needs it, asks for it, gives it, but almost nobody takes it. What is it?
A man was sitting on his couch and searching for the English Channel.
How did he find it?
A boy was rushed to the hospital emergency room. The ER doctor saw the boy and said, “I cannot operate on this boy. He is my son.” But the doctor was not the boy’s father. How could that be?
Which is correct 'The yolk of the egg is white' or 'The egg yolk is white?'
What can run but can’t walk?




I am the only organ that named myself. What am I?

20 more riddles for teens

How can you throw a ball as hard as you can, to only have it come back to you, even if it doesn’t bounce off anything?
A mirror for the famous, but informative to all.
I'll show you the world, but it may be a bit small.
What I am?
If there are 3 apples and you take away 2, how many do you have?
What 3 positive numbers give the same result when multiplied and added together?
The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?
What number do you get when you multiply all of the numbers on a telephone's number pad?
What never asks questions but is often answered?
The dirtier I am, the whiter I get.
A boy fell off a 30 meter ladder but did not get hurt. Why not?
Why can't the Tyrannosaurus rex clap?
Using only addition, how do you add eight 8’s and get the number 1000?
You use me from your head to your toes, the more I work the thinner I grow.
What invention lets you look right through a wall?
There are several books on a bookshelf. If one book is the 4th from the left and 6th from the right, how many books are on the shelf?
What belongs to you but other people use it more than you?
Poke your fingers in my eyes and I will open wide my jaws. Linen cloth, quills, or paper, my greedy lust devours them all.
What am I?
What is at the end of a rainbow?
During what month do people sleep the least?
I’m tall when I’m young and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?
I take what you receive and surrender it all by waving my flag. What am I?



Why we have riddle for teens?

Teenagers are close to the adult world, some are more developed than others but they’ll get there all along. These riddles will get them to think in a completely different way than what they are accustomed to, it is of course if they want to solve these riddles. The best part of all is that the riddles can be enjoyed with friends and especially the family.

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