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15 Riddles That May Make You Think Twice Before Saying the Answer

The best thing about riddles is how they make your brain work overtime to solve them. As soon as you think you have the answer, you are met with a wave of other possibilities or why that answer won’t work. They’re great fun and a way to help you think outside the box. Therefore, you should be doing them every day.

Riddles like the ones from Brightside are sure to help boost your logic and problem-solving skills. So, you should give them a try!

Unless you are a certified genius, you’ll want to give these riddles a try so you can increase your brainpower. So, try solving these 15 riddles below, brought to you by Brightside.

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Riddles

1. I’m hard when dry but soft and smooth when wet. What am I?

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2. When you wrap your lips around my head and blow, I get tighter and bigger. What am I?

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3. I’m sometimes long and sometimes short. But women demand my full attention. What am I?

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4. What’s the best part of your body to put into a pie?

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5. I have an expensive tail, but I come with a large “pair.” What am I?

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6. Some prefer being on top, others prefer being on the bottom, but it always involves a bed. But, what is it?

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Halfway There!

We are almost halfway through these riddles, and we hope you’re doing well with them. Sure, a few of them are tricky, but you’ll figure them out. Also, make sure to get your head out of the gutter; these are family-friendly riddles! So, are you ready to continue? Let’s check out the rest and see how you do!

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7. What does a woman have 2 of that a cow has 4 of?

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8. What is 6 inches long, 2 inches wide, and everyone goes crazy for it? So, what is it?

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9. You can’t taste it unless you undress it. But what is it?

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10. You use your hand to slap me, the bigger I am, the louder I make people scream. But what am I?

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11. What can you find in a man’s pants that you’ll never find in a woman’s? So, what is it?

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12. What goes in dry and hard but comes out wet and soft?

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13. It’s fun when you do it, but not so much when you know your parents do it too. But what is it?

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14. What’s white, sticky, gooey, and better to spit out than swallow?

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15. Men have it in their trousers, but women don’t want it on their face. But what is it?

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Solutions to These Tricky Riddles

We know you probably had to make a few guesses before sharing your answers. Therefore, your first thoughts weren’t correct, were they? It’s always a good habit to practice thinking before you speak. So, maybe that was today’s lesson? Well, let’s get to the real answers and see how well you did!

The answer to the riddles are below. So, tell us how you did and how much you enjoyed this riddle challenge!

Answers 1 – 7

1. I’m hard when dry but soft and smooth when wet. What am I?
Answer: A sponge.
2. When you wrap your lips around my head and blow, I get tighter and bigger. What am I?
Answer: A balloon.
3. I’m sometimes long and sometimes short. But women demand my full attention. What am I?
Answer: Conversation.
4. What’s the best part of your body to put into a pie?
Answer: Your teeth.
5. I have an expensive tail, but I come with a large “pair.” What am I?
Answer: A lobster.
6. Some prefer being on top, others prefer being on the bottom, but it always involves a bed. What is it?
Answer: A bunk-bed.
7. What does a woman have 2 of that a cow has 4 of?
Answer: Legs.

Answers 8 – 15

8. What is 6 inches long, 2 inches wide, and everyone goes crazy for it?
Answer: A 100 dollar bill.
9. You can’t taste it unless you undress it. What is it?
Answer: A banana.
10. You use your hand to slap me, the bigger I am, the louder I make people scream. What am I?
Answer: A spider.
11. What can you find in a man’s pants that you’ll never find in a woman’s?
Answer: Pockets.
12. What goes in dry and hard but comes out wet and soft?
Answer: Pasta.
13. It’s fun when you do it, but not so much when you know your parents do it too. What is it?
Answer: Facebook.
14. What’s white, sticky, gooey, and better to spit out than swallow?
Answer: Toothpaste.
15. Men have it in their trousers, but women don’t want it on their face. What is it?
Answer: Wrinkles.

Did you get them all right? Getting 100% correct means you’re probably someone who thinks outside the box. Therefore, if you answered seven or more correctly, you are one smart cookie! So, check out the other brainteasers we have below and give your brain an extra boost today!

Jade Small
Freelance Writer
Jade is a freelance writer and content creator from South Africa with over 7 years of experience writing and creating. She's also a proud single mom to a super 13-year-old boy.
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