Riddles for Teenagers: Can you solve these 18 riddles?

Riddle #1: Race

You’re in a race and you pass the person in second place. What place are you in now?

Second place.

Riddle #2: Taxi driver

A taxi driver is going the opposite way down a one-way street. He passes four policemen along the way and none of them stops him. Why not?

Because the taxi driver is walking.

Riddle #3: Hearts

What has 13 hearts, but no lungs or stomach?

A deck of cards.

Riddle #4: Father

Two fathers and two sons are in a car, yet there are only three people in the car. How?

They are a grandfather, father, and son.

Riddle #5: Beard

A man shaves many times during the day, but at the end of the day, he still has a beard. How is this possible?

The man is a barber.

Riddle #6: Cat

While a cat was outside, it started to rain. The cat couldn’t find any shelter and got completely soaked by the rain, yet not a single hair was wet. How could this be?

It was a hairless cat.

Riddle #7: Car

This vehicle is spelled the same from the front as well as from the back. What is it?

A racecar.

Riddle #8: Lights out

You are in a dark room with a box of matches. Nearby are three things: a candle, an oil lamp and firewood. Which do you light first?

The match.

Riddle #9: Round and round

What has no beginning, end, or middle?

A doughnut.

Riddle #10: Apples

If there are three apples and you take two, how many do you have?

Two. You “take” 2, you now “have” 2. If the question was, “how many are left?” then the answer would be 1.

Riddle #11: Tree

I call the trees my home, yet I never go inside, and if I ever fall off the tree I will surely be dead.


Riddle #12: Up and up

What goes up and never comes down?

Your age.

Riddle #13: Glass

What can go through glass without breaking it?


Riddle #14: Word puzzle (difficult)

What eight-letter word remains a word as you keep removing one letter from it?

STARTING. How it works: “starting” turns to “staring,” then “string,” “sting,” “sing,” “sin,” “in” and “I.”

Riddle #15: Sports

Here’s a list of sports: golf, darts, tennis, cricket, football, badminton.
Which should come next: archery, boxing, squash, gymnastics, or baseball?

Gymnastics. Each sport has one more letter than the sport before: “badminton” has nine, so “gymnastics” has 10.

Riddle #16: Even and odd

I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I?

SEVEN. You are looking for a number that when a letter is taken away will spell the word “even.”

Riddle #17: Train

There is an electric train which is headed towards the east. So, where does the smoke go?

There is none: An electric train produces no smoke.

Riddle #18: River crossing (difficult)

A farmer has a bag of corn, a hen, and a fox. He has to cross a river, but his boat is only big enough to carry one thing with him. If the hen is left with the corn, she will eat it. If the hen is left with the fox, the fox will eat the hen. How can the farmer get all the three things across the river?

The farmer takes the hen with him in the boat and leaves it on the other bank. He goes back and brings the fox back with him. He drops off the fox on the other side but then brings the hen back along with him. He then drops it on the first bank and takes the corn with him. He leaves the corn across the river with the fox. He then returns for the last time to get the hen.
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