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Difficult Riddles

Difficult Riddles

Riddles are good when they are difficult. Here is a collection of some difficult riddles for you to solve and twist your brains with.
Rajib Singha
Last Updated: Feb 24, 2018
A riddle that may make a person go crazy in solving it, may be as simple as eating a pie, for the other. In short, it all boils down to perception. So, perceive, understand, think, and shake that brain of yours to get to the answers of all the riddles which have been compiled in the following.
If you find the riddles too difficult or let's say, too confusing to solve, then do not bite your nails. Simply click the "Show Answer" button. Good luck!
Hard Riddles for Adults

1. One by one we fall from heaven,
Down into the depths of past
And our world is ever upturned
So that yet some time we'll last.

2. Kings and Queens may cling to power
And the Jester's got his call
But, as you may all discover,
The common one outranks them all

3. Glittering points
That downward thrust,
Sparkling spears
That never rust.

4. With round and sturdy teeth I lie in wait
My mouth gets wide open with but a little weight,
I devour my victims and sink my teeth in them
And when they come out - they are bloodless and hollow but, not the same!
What am I?

5. What can run but never walks,
Has a mouth but never talks,
Has a bed but never sleeps,
Has a head but never weeps?

6. I drive men mad
For love of me,
Easily beaten,
Never free.

7. A cloud is my mother
The wind is my father
My son is the cool stream and my daughter is the fruit of the land
A rainbow is my bed
The earth my final resting place, and I'm the torment of man.

8. Each morning I appear
To lie at your feet
All day I will follow you
No matter how fast you run
Yet I nearly perish
In the midday sun.

9. You hear me before,
Yet you hear me again,
Then I die,
Until you call me again.

10. No one wants to befriend me
But no one wants to lose me either,
And those who can't get me
Are but ships without a rudder!
What am I?

11. I travel from houses to houses, and from shops to shops
I am a busy traveler, and I go left and right.
No matter what the weather is,
I happily sleep outside at night!
What am I?

12. I have two arms, but fingers none. I have two feet, but cannot run. I carry well, but I have found I carry best with my feet off the ground. What am I?

13. One tooth to bite,
he's the forests foe.
One tooth to fight,
as all Norse know.

14. My life can be measured in hours,
I serve by being devoured.
Thin, I am quick
Fat, I am slow
Wind is my foe.

15. It takes a minute to find it
And you cannot see it in a second
But you may see it twice if you give it a moment.
You can't find it if you wait for a hundred years
But you will, in a million years!
What is it?

Hard Riddles for Kids

16. You get lost in a dense forest, and a cannibal tribe gets hold of you. Now, these savage people want to make a game out of you, but with a little fun! They hang you upside down from a tree branch with a rope. One end of the rope is tied to your legs and the other end, to a nail on the ground. Now, they light a small candle-like stuff beneath the end of the rope on the ground. To make it more interesting, these idiots bring a hungry lion from somewhere, place it beneath the tree and they leave. Now, the candle will slowly burn the rope, you will fall, and the lion will go burp!
How will you save yourself?

17. What is common between a working man at the end of a day and a bicycle at all the time?

18. I am a wonder of mother Nature.
I am as rich as King Midas, and have a number of vibrant faces.
The Sun is my father and the rain is my mother.
See me when I am still far away; come any near, and I will fade away!
What am I?

19. Complete the sequence if you can: H, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, E, E,_, _, _,

20. You are inside a dark room with bloody vibrating walls all around you. Yet, you are at the safest place in the whole world! Where are you?

21. You cannot outrun me. You cannot hide from me nor touch me. Darkness shapes me, but I thrive in light. What am I?

22. When I am visible to you, you cannot see me, but when I am invisible, you long to see me. I am plenty with someone patient, but all the more scarce with a hasty one. I am greater than all, but still in the control of those who value my existence. Who am I?

23. Tom Riddle, the magician, was born in 1666 and died in 1668, yet he lived for 150 years. Did his magic make it possible or was it something else?

24. Flint was riding his bike at 12.5 miles per hour, yet he managed to pass 2 bikes going at 15.5 miles per hour, and even a car, going at 30 miles per hour. What was special about Flint's bike?

25. There was this competition where the contestants had to hold something. At the end of the event, the winner was a person who was physically disabled [he had no hands]. What was that something?

26. The higher I go
The worse it is for you,
And I am the only shapeless one in my family.
I am a God
Yet I stay caged in a crystal.
What am I?

27. Red in the first
Bitter in the second
Bed in the third
Dead in the fourth
Female in the fifth
And giggle in the sixth.
What is it?

28. Backbone I have lots
Legs I have none,
Ears I don't need any
And I don't have a normal tongue,
I peel off like a lemon
And I stay in an egg when I am little.
What am I?

29. I can see a fire-breathing dragon
I have been to the moon,
I can fly without wings
And I can make it night when it is still noon!
What am I?

30. I can be small, I can be big
And with friends I dance and jingle,
Hide and seek is my favorite game
And it's more fun when I am single.
What force can take days to do
I can do it in seconds.
What am I?
If you can think of riddles more difficult than these, then feel free to leave them in the comment box. Till then, enjoy riddling!
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