Home education Youre genius if you can answer these 11 riddles.

Youre genius if you can answer these 11 riddles.


Riddles are strategically and enigmatically written to ensnare those who attempt them in the weeds of language and interpretation. Approaching a difficult riddle from all angles and filtering out extraneous details is a tried-and-true way to boost your brain health and keep your mind sharp.

Here are examples of these riddles

1 I never was, am always to be. No one ever saw me, nor ever will. And yet I am the confidence of all, To live and breath on this terrestrial ball.

2 At night they come without being fetched. By day they are lost without being stolen..

3 The one who makes it, sells it. The one who buys it, never uses it. The one that uses it never knows that he’s using it.

4 The more you have of it, the less you see.

5 You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat?

6 I am always hungry, / I must always be fed, / The finger I touch, / Will soon turn red.

7 Each morning I appear to lie at your feet, / All day I will follow no matter how fast you run, / Yet I nearly perish in the midday sun.
8 You saw me where I never was and where I could not be. And yet within that very place, my face you often see. What am I?

9 Say my name and I disappear. What am I

10 I am a word of meanings three. Three ways of spelling me there be. The first is an odor, a smell if you will. The second some money, but not in a bill. The third is past tense, a method of passing things on or around. Can you tell me now, what these words are, that have the same sound?

11 What word in the English language does the following: The first two letters signify a male, the first three letters signify a female, the first four letters signify a great, while the entire world signifies a great woman. What is the word?

Answers to above riddles

  1. The future.
  2. Stars.
  3. A coffin.
  4. Darkness.
  5. An ear of corn.
  6. Fire.
  7. Shadow.
  8. A reflection.
  9. Silence.
  10. Scent, cent, sent.
  11. Heroine
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