What makes riddles good? At GoodRiddlesNow.com we rate each one of our riddles before being added to our database. They are rated based on difficulty and its ability to use language and/or logic to puzzle the solver. The first standard, difficulty, is essentially how hard the riddle is to solve. We try out each to determine how long it takes to solve. Especially hard riddles may stump you to the point that you are unable to solve them the first time around. That's ok! Put the problem down and come back to it later. Luckily, we provides a huge number of logic puzzles and answers, so you may always surrender to the question and skip right to the answer or to the next one. The second criteria is the adherence of the "riddle" to the definition of a true riddle. The definition of can be found at Wikipedia's Riddle page A true riddle uses language to puzzle the reader by providing an enigma or conundra. Logical riddles require no significant amount of prior fact-based knowledge to solve, and a good riddle shouldn't.
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Question: When you talk about it, it disappears. What is it? A. A secret B. Silence C. Time
Answer: A and B. If you talk about silence then it's not silent anymore. If you talk about a secret, then other people know about it so it's not a secret anymore.
Question: When Tommy was 10 years old his sister Suzy was half his age. Now that Tommy is 50 years old how old is his sister Suzy?
Answer: 45 years old. Suzy was 5 when Tommy was 10 so she is 5 years younger.
Question: I live in water, but not in the same place. Sometimes it’s drinkable and other times it's not. I am either a hunter or gatherer. I am known for being gentle and easy, but I don’t live long. You will know me by my large eyes and goofy lips. People know me by my slimy body. I can be found in your house or out in the wild but never in between. I am friendly so I will likely be your friend in school. What am I?
Answer: A fish
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