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15 “What Am I?” Riddles That Can Give Your Brain a Good Workout

So, are you ready for an incredible brain workout? If so, buckle up because we have 15 of the best riddles from Brightside to give your brain all the exercise it needs! All you have to do is write down your answers and, after that, try to solve them as quickly as possible. When you’re done, simply scroll down and compare your answers with ours to see how you did. So, are you ready? Okay, Finally, let’s check it out!

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A Riddle a Day is Good for You

So, we bet you are wondering if doing these types of puzzles has any purpose. They certainly do! So, let us shed some light on the matter at hand. As has been noted, according to the Irish Times, solving puzzles and riddles every day is a great brain workout for everyone. However, these puzzles need to be ones you haven’t attempted previously.

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“Puzzles aren’t just great for improving concentration, but can also help boost your mental abilities. Basically, your brain loves to learn, and that includes the skills you’ll need to solve a sudoku, crack a calcudoku or fill in a futoshiki. Accordingly this suggests that you should tackle as many different types of puzzle as you can, and ignore the temptation to stick to what you already know. In other words, you’ll get the greatest mental benefit by solving puzzles you haven’t tried before.”

Irish Times

Thankfully, the riddles we have for you today are ones you likely haven’t seen before. So, let’s try them out!

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Brain Workout Riddles 1- 5

Okay, if you are ready for this intense brain workout, all you have to do is think about the answers then write them down. Also, good luck!

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1. I am very large, but I look very small. Once night falls, I am admired by all. So, what am I?

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2. Basically, I can howl, I can whistle, I can whisper, and I can scream. But I don’t speak. So, what am I?

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3. I have numbers on my face, but I can’t find the number 13 anywhere. So, what am I?

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4. Large as a mountain. Small as a pea. Endlessly swimming in a waterless sea. So, what am I?

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5. When I point up, it’s bright. But, when I point down, it’s dark. So, what am I?

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Certainly, you are one-third of the way done with these riddles! So, do you feel the intensity of the brain workout yet? Keep going, you’re doing great! Don’t forget – in order to get the most from this brain workout, you need to really think about the answers. Above all, use your logic and reasoning, and think outside the box as often as possible!

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6. Basically, I’m good at hiding what’s real and true. Albeit, sometimes, I bring out the courage in you. So, what am I?

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7. If you take away one hand, some will remain. So, what am I?

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8. I run even though I don’t have legs. So, what am I?

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9. I will always come, but I never arrive today. So, what am I?

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10. Firstly, I am an instrument through which sounds are made, but yet, not something that can be played. So, what am I?

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So, finally, only five more brain workout riddles left to go! Remember to keep track of your answers so you can compare the results below.

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11. I don’t have eyes, but I can cry. I don’t have wings, but I can fly. Albeit, wherever I go, darkness follows me. So, what am I?

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12. I can be given, I can be taken, but I can’t be moved. So, what am I?

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13. Basically, I go in hard, come out soft. Furthermore, blow me hard and I make a pop. So, what am I?

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14. When I’m fat, I’m slow. When I’m thin, I’m quick. Additionally, the thing I hate the most is the wind. So, what am I?

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15. If you take off my skin, I will not cry, but you will. So, what am I?

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Soultions to Brain Workout Riddles

So, how do you think you did? After that, if you are ready to check your answers, scroll down.

1. I am very large, but I look very small. Once night falls, I am admired by all. So, what am I?
Answer: A star.
2. I can howl, I can whistle, I can whisper, and I can scream. But I don’t speak. So, what am I?
Answer: Wind.
3. I have numbers on my face, but I can’t find the number 13 anywhere. So, what am I?
Answer: A clock.
4. Large as a mountain. Small as a pea. Endlessly swimming in a waterless sea. So, what am I?
Answer: Asteroids.
5. When I point up, it’s bright. But, when I point down, it’s dark. So, what am I?
Answer: A light switch.
6. I’m good at hiding what’s real and true. Sometimes, I bring out the courage in you. So, what am I?
Answer: Makeup.
7. If you take away one hand, some will remain. What am I?
Answer: Handsome.
8. I run even though I don’t have legs. So, what am I?
Answer: A nose.
9. I will always come, but I never arrive today. So, what am I?
Answer: Tomorrow.
10. I’m an instrument through which sounds are made, and yet, not something that can be played. So, what am I?
Answer: Your voice.
11. I don’t have eyes, but I can cry. I don’t have wings, but I can fly. Wherever I go, darkness follows me. So, what am I?
Answer: A cloud.
12. I can be given, I can be taken, but I can’t be moved. So, what am I?
Answer: A bath.
13. I go in hard, come out soft. Blow me hard and I make a pop. So, what am I?
Answer: A piece of gum.
14. When I’m fat, I’m slow. When I’m thin, I’m quick. Additionally, the thing I hate the most is the wind. So, what am I?
Answer: A candle.
15. If you take off my skin, I will not cry, but you will. So, what am I?
Answer: An onion.
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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