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Original Riddles with Answers

For Barbara, coming up with riddles is a hobby, a very quirky hobby. It's an extension of spending over 40 years writing poems and lyrics.

Riddle One - 'Source' Below the Photo will Take You to the Answer

Riddle One: They belong to me, they belong to you, they can make you feel happy or make you feel blue, they never end until the day you do

Riddle One: They belong to me, they belong to you, they can make you feel happy or make you feel blue, they never end until the day you do

Good Riddles, Hard Riddles, Thinking Riddles, and Riddles to Make Your Brain Hurt!

Original Riddles, hopefully Good! Yes, I've personally written all these riddles, and I'll bet you can write a riddle too - add it on this page if you can!

You be the judge. Be gentle, it's my first time. Ok, yah sure I write poems and song lyrics but Riddles are my latest fun.

Do you remember "Carnac The Magnificent" on the Johnny Carson show, well tackling the "creation" of riddles has taken on the same concept: Start with the answer, then put together a riddle.

As the riddles enter my noodle, I just add them on this page. Couldn't stop making up riddles one day, then thought 'why not create a page where I could compile them' ! Genius, I know.

Good Luck!

Thinking Riddles


They say it can come from your ears

it can also generate fear

some people love to do it

indirectly some chew it

it's not welcome in a house

it's quiet as a mouse

What, pray tell, can it be?


I keep stuff in

I'm usually on top

I can sit to the right

to the left

or the middle

I'm used to go 'pow'

Can you figure me out now

or do I have you baffled

with this very heady riddle?


People love to get good ones

but the bad ones do come

you're guaranteed to get some

so take them and run

Scroll to Continue

they will get things done

Riddle Five - 'Source' Below Photo Takes You to the Answer

Riddle Five: It flattens things, and without it, it flattens you, it's in food, it's in buildings, it's in bridges too, is this too hard or too soft for you - what is it?

Riddle Five: It flattens things, and without it, it flattens you, it's in food, it's in buildings, it's in bridges too, is this too hard or too soft for you - what is it?


I'm a girls name

sometimes you break me

sometimes you chew

I'm sour

I'm salty

yet also bad for you

but most people love me

they truly do,


You write them

you get them

you give them

you hate them

you love them

you dread them

you need them

but you probably never

ever want them


Wear me in any kind of weather

Shine the Sun on me

and I'm gone forever

Salt me and I disappear

Yuk! Just keep me out of your beer

Women love me

and so do men

especially at that time of year

Riddle Nine - Can You Figure this One Out? - Below the photo you'll see 'Source' and that will lead you to the answer

Riddle Nine: Some can hurt, others don't, some can teach others won't, some are stupid, others smart, and some will take them right to heart, What word am I?

Riddle Nine: Some can hurt, others don't, some can teach others won't, some are stupid, others smart, and some will take them right to heart, What word am I?


Jokes are in it

Riddles too

the topics range

from 'tears' to 'how-to'

It costs nothing for me

and nothing for you

do you know what I am

the answer rhymes too?


When grownups do this it may annoy

but is usually cute by a little girl or boy

sometimes it's triggered by the dumbest things

it can even be triggered when someone sings

don't get started

you may not stop

and the full blown version

can hurt your side a lot


Sometimes People are

but that's not nice to say

Sometimes Jokes are

with that you can get away

Sometimes Leaders are

sorry, it's said everyday

Sometimes Riddles are

but not this one anyway

Can you guess what "are" is

here's the last clue

it is as it does

I practically gave this one to you!!


I can do this to you

even with this riddle too,

It's what's left when something's cut

that grows from the ground,

not totally wasted

can be a place to sit on or around,

they're everywhere too

I really don't think this ones hard

in fact, you may already have one

in your very own backyard


This can make your head spin

thinking this way or that

this can make you wonder,

but relaxation can help you combat

this is an annoying emotional state

that can make you feel like a big dingbat

but once you get your head together

you'll feel clearer that's for sure

it's not a sickness, or an ailment,

or anything that needs a cure

Riddle Fifteen - Strap Yourself In, This One Will Drive You Nuts - BTW, 'Source' below the photo will take you to the answer page

Riddle Fifteen: I am a word that has three letters, but I'm actually six letters long...

Riddle Fifteen: I am a word that has three letters, but I'm actually six letters long...

More Riddles to Fry Your Brain


It's a new technology

with many different names

you may never get this one

if you know nothing about mainframes

it will be a household term

in a few short years

but you may never use it

if you have computer fears

so what's new out there

in this techno-world?

or has the answer already unfurled?

or is this taking you a really long time

well fine!

here's your last clue

the first and last letter's

of this techie word rhyme

What word am I?


It's made in your own

it's a picture too

and it can project to others

something about you

Riddle Eighteen - It's Said We All Have One


If you have one of these

it could be a nightmare

but there are some who

simply won't care

this can break people up

or says "mind your own"

but sounds like a fun day

out at the fair


It's an actors first name

but we use the short version to call this man

he's a very famous "Jack"

and I bet you'de "Catch Him If you Can"

Astrology comes to mind

when trying to figure this one out

cause it's used to describe an animal

with a lot of scary clout

What is it?


I am one word

but I look like 2

the first part being

a direction clue

the second part is

a heavy machine

with plenty to do

but put together these words are one...

its referenced on computers

to take something you need

and sometimes its fast

depending on your internet speed

What word am I?


It's something you can attend

or something you can do

it can give you really sore feet

and there's different types too

it can describe circling the truth

or make the sky lose it's blue

cause some people do it

to bring rain down on you


Many things do this

including some trees

holding a baby

we do it for sleep

all buildings and bridges

do this unseen

it allows play in the structure

but won't visually lean

so what could I be

I'll give you one final clue

one word in this riddle

rhymes with me too

In case you missed it, here's where you find ALL the ANSWERS

Thanks for Playing!

Thanks for Playing!

© 2007 Barbara Tremblay Cipak

ADD YOUR OWN RIDDLES if You WANT, or Just Let Us Know How You Did!

Trooly on February 10, 2020:

Amazing, keep up the good work.

Sajal Ghimire from Nepal on October 28, 2019:

Woh! Its fun :)

Katlen on November 07, 2017:

For the first riddle I think it is your soul mate

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on October 04, 2014:

Hi Merry, thanks for giving them a try, didn't take me that long, the darn things just roll out of head like the sayings I write for cards lol it's a gift? quirk maybe.

Merry Citarella from Oregon's Southern Coast on October 04, 2014:

This was so much fun. Still thinking about some, but trying not to peek! It must have taken a long time to put it together--thanks for sharing the fun!

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on September 12, 2014:

@bravewarrior, lol well that's still better than some! thanks for giving them a try :)

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on September 12, 2014:

You're giving me too much credit. I answered 9 out of twelve. Of those one was right on and two could have been redeemed as contenders.

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on September 12, 2014:

@bravewarrior lmao! hey you did pretty good to get so many!

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on September 12, 2014:

This is genius! I stopped trying to answer at number 12 and of those, I could only come up with 9. I'll have to come back later. Hell, who am I kidding? I'm gonna go into the link and cheat!

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on July 07, 2014:

@junecampbell: Thanks very much!

June Campbell from North Vancouver, BC, Canada on July 07, 2014:

You have a wonderful talent for this. Great lens!

Merry Citarella from Oregon's Southern Coast on June 05, 2014:

Wow, have to come back to this when I have more time. Amazing that you made these all yourself. Such talent! And for your first lens? I'm so impressed!

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on March 30, 2014:

@DeborahDian: Thank you!

Deborah Carr from Orange County, California on March 30, 2014:

I love your riddles. You're so creative!

Kathryn Grace from San Francisco on March 24, 2014:

That was fun! I'll have to come back sometime and see if I can get more of them. (I didn't peek!)

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on January 19, 2014:

@MelaniePaige13: gosh I laughed when I read this - yes go ahead and get some payback :)

Melanie Paige from Adelaide, South Australia on January 19, 2014:

Love this lens, I got riddle Eighteen correct, though it took me a few extra reads to understand the part where we run, haha. I know these are your riddles, but could I test someone at my gym with a couple? I will tell him where I got them of course (I always give credit where credit is due :) ). He gave me 2 riddles, both of which I couldn't get, and I had about a week and a half to try to figure them out. I googled one, the other he told me the answer to. I would really like to pay him back for that mental torture, and these would be perfect :)

I love riddles; they make you think, then when you know the answer, it's so obvious.

Amazing lens, thank you for sharing :)

sousababy on January 16, 2014:

Very well done - loved it.

candy47 on January 08, 2014:

That was fun!!! Great lens :))

tonyleather on November 29, 2013:

What a fabulous lens! Really puts the little grey cells to the test! Well done!

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on November 17, 2013:

@TanoCalvenoa: thank you :)

TanoCalvenoa on November 16, 2013:

I'm quite amazed that you came up with so many of these, and they're good ones too. Well done.

Dawn from Maryland, USA on November 09, 2013:

wow! I'm usually pretty good at riddles..but these are stumping me for the most part. Nice Lens! thank you!

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on October 17, 2013:

@GabrielaFargasch: Thank you :)

GabrielaFargasch on October 17, 2013:

Wow!! These are awesome!

SBPI Inc on July 11, 2013:

I like this lens. Cute idea.

ConvenientCalendar on May 13, 2013:

These are great riddles! I am a big fan of riddles!

Rose Jones on May 08, 2013:

Happy to sprinkle some angel dust here - I am stumped and slapping myself at some of these.

Ruthi on May 08, 2013:

What fun! I think I could wile away the day trying to solve your good riddles! Love the riddle T-Shirts!

Peggy Hazelwood from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on April 12, 2013:

What fun riddles! I got candy right!

Aunt-Mollie on March 20, 2013:

This is a treasure trove of riddles. Since Biblical times, people have loved riddles. Samson, particularly comes to mind. Enjoyed.

dwindhaus lm on March 05, 2013:

This is a very cool lens. Makes the brain work.

InfoCoop on February 24, 2013:

Kudos! Wish I had one percent of the creative power of your brain. Amazing!

May Matthew on February 23, 2013:

It was fun to work out the riddles. Thank you!

mouse1996 lm on September 12, 2012:

Very fun article. :-)

Alana-r on August 25, 2012:

Great riddles, thanks for the answers to the ones i didn't get also.

Kay on April 23, 2012:

You've got some tough ones here! I liked your video. Another wonderful page!

pcgamehardware on April 11, 2012:

I like riddles too and this is a great lens... Some of these riddles were a little hard for me, but maybe it's because I'm a little slow... LOL...

Nice lens.

batsinthebelfry on January 27, 2012:

I love good riddles and you have some doozies here

Dancing Cowgirl Design from Texas on January 19, 2012:

You got to find the answers now!!

WriterJanis2 on November 29, 2011:

Great riddles. You had me stumped.

ljastangs21 on September 12, 2011:

Cool lens. I own a riddles site maybe you can get some content from there and link me...

check out

AsianMarketplace on July 08, 2011:

Well written!

efriedman on June 27, 2011:

Clever page with riddles.

thesuccess2 on May 17, 2011:

I'm gonna be so annoyed when I read the answers!!

Francis Luxford from United Kingdom on May 09, 2011:

Really fun lens. Let's see how many I can get...

NYThroughTheLens on April 30, 2011:

I absolutely love this lens. Great idea and great execution of it. Bookmarking (I am a shameless riddle-lover :) ).

mattseefood lm on April 25, 2011:

Loooooooooooooots of riddles here! Great lens :)

flipflop4161 on April 17, 2011:

I thought that was really fun and creative

lizziehumphreys1 on April 16, 2011:

cute lens! :) thanks for commenting on my lens How to Lose Weight the Easy Way!

momsfunny on April 15, 2011:

What a fun idea

anonymous on April 02, 2011:

This is so much fun. Thank You!

Dinostore on March 10, 2011:

Yay for procrastination! Your lens is very addictive :) Thumbs up and fav'd.

jvsper63 on February 27, 2011:

Nice riddles.Love this lens Great job!!! Joni

JoshK47 on February 26, 2011:

Awesome Lens! I absolutely love riddles.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on February 24, 2011:

Very interesting. I remembered as a child listening to people invesnt these riddle sin some evening socials

bnm992 on February 14, 2011:

how many riddles are on this page

bnm992 on February 14, 2011:

how old is this sight

bnm992 on February 14, 2011:

Answer: A woman shoots her husband means she shoot him with camera. Then she holds him under water means, she was in developing procedure of picture she hold his picture 5 min under water. Then She hangs his picture.

bnm992 on February 14, 2011:

A woman shoots her husband.

Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes.

Finally, she hangs him.

But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together.

How can this be?

beyond-cooking on February 08, 2011:

I love a good riddle and well done on being so creative

Krafick on February 01, 2011:

Nice lens.

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on January 29, 2011:

@NanaPoppins LM: pretty cool tip, thx!

NanaPoppins LM on January 29, 2011:

Easy way to figure out which side of your brain is dominant is to point to a stationary object, then close one eye if you finger is straight with the object you are that side dominant. When you switch eyes you will see your finger is off. Just saying.. Lol great lens!

Amelia7410 on January 26, 2011:

THanks for writing this lens, I always start of my lessons with riddles and you have some new and nice riddles I can use with my students.

bnm992 on January 26, 2011:

i don't know the answer. i have been trying to figuer it out for the past two weeks

bnm992 on January 25, 2011:

here is a riddle. A man was to be sentenced, and the judge told him, "You may make a statement. If it is true, I'll sentence you to four years in prison. If it is false, I'll sentence you to six years in prison." After the man made his statement, the judge decided to let him go free. What did the man say?

pumpnut lm on December 16, 2010:

Clever fun. Kept me busy for awhile. Thanks!

VincentEllis on November 12, 2010:

Lol, i'm so bad a riddles, nice lens!

anonymous on August 30, 2010:

nice blog. thank you

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BethRudkin1 on January 21, 2010:

Good lens, there's so many! I'll have to come back later to look at the rest. I got quite a few of them but some of them stumped me. Well done for making them all up.

VJYoung on April 04, 2009:

Do you have any riddles about road litter?

anonymous on October 04, 2008:

What do the poor have, that the rich want and God fears?

anonymous on October 03, 2008:





anonymous on August 05, 2008:

it is on of the things we fear the most,despite all it con give.It also takes awayand is constant while we live.Even in death it has its way when we no longer do. We see it in the setting sun and in the skies at nighttime too. what is it?

streetkids97 on July 16, 2008:

man i have to think of more riddles

anonymous on May 27, 2008:

Of these things - I have two.

One for me - and one for you.

And when you ask about the price,

I simply smile and nod twice."

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on April 20, 2008:

Jorge-am stumped - "air" ???

anonymous on April 14, 2008:

what can you see from space...

live in...

and it's a shoe?

anonymous on April 08, 2008:

all is well it is empty

anonymous on March 26, 2008:

I am taken from a mine and shut up in a wooden case from which i am never released, I am used by almost everyone.What am I ?

Barbara Tremblay Cipak (author) from Toronto, Canada on February 27, 2008:

To Josh Parker, "is the answer"

anonymous on February 26, 2008:

its given to me,

its given to you,

its given to the all,

without it we'll all be gone

anonymous on February 26, 2008:

its given to me,

its given to you,

its given to the all,

without it we'll all be gone

PricePiece_Marketing on January 11, 2008:

Great lens. I enjoyed my time spent here. 5 stars Live Streaming Video

anonymous on January 06, 2008:

it is a thing that crys when we use it.what is that thing?

anonymous on January 03, 2008:

What has roots as noobody sees,

Is taller then trees,

Up,up it goes,

And yet never grows?

Gee_Matthews on September 18, 2007:

eee very cute lens,nice icebreaker--thanks!

making me your 8th stars*****

anonymous on September 01, 2007:

your stuck in a room with two doors that look exactly the same. one leads to riches and fame and the other leads to instant death.But there are also two computers .you can only ask one question then they will both shutdown.BUT one tells the truth and one tells lies. What would be your question?

ForeignFilmFana on August 29, 2007:

What a great and different lens! I love how you designed it with links to all the answers. Your riddles are a lot of fun - definitely a 5* lens!

anonymous on August 05, 2007:

Great lens! I voted 5 stars - I invite you to check out mine too, and rate it for me! Live Streaming Video

MelissaLori on July 28, 2007:

Those are really good! Nice job!! I cheated, had to look at the answers then felt silly for not figuring it out on my own!!


Lady Gotrocks on July 25, 2007:

Cute lens!

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