Top Ten Riddles of Our Time

By: Tre Brock (author, Zablocki Bros. LLC) on August 17th, 2013 12:00 AM.


These riddles were chosen because they are so widely told and known throughout the English-speaking world. You may call them overdone, but we call them classic. You probably know most of them if not all of them but there is always the next generations head to fill with cheesy humor.

  1. Why did the chicken cross the road? Riddle #145
  2. What's black and white and red all over? Riddle #17
  3. What goes on four legs in the morning, on two legs at noon, and on three legs in the evening? Riddle #34
  4. I am greater than God, more evil than the devil, the poor have me, the rich don't, and if you eat me, you'll die. What am I? Riddle #39
  5. A cowboy rode to an inn on Friday. He stayed two nights and left on Friday. How could that be? Riddle #40
  6. The more it dries, the wetter it becomes. What is it? Riddle #12
  7. I am weightless, but you can see me. Put me in a bucket, and I'll make it lighter. What am I? Riddle #20
  8. I'm light as a feather, yet the strongest man can't hold me for more than 5 minutes. What am I? Riddle #21
  9. Does a ton of feathers or a ton of bricks weigh more? Riddle #8
  10. What is so delicate that even mentioning it breaks it? Riddle #5

Most of these riddles have existed for decades in a form similar to the one here and endured over time. The answers are shown below:

  1. To get to the other side.
  2. A newspaper.
  3. A human being. Four when a baby, two as an adult, and two legs and a cane when they are elderly.
  4. Nothing.
  5. The horse's name is Friday.
  6. A towel.
  7. A hole.
  8. Breathe
  9. They both weigh a ton.
  10. Silence.

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