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What Am I Riddles

What Am I Riddles

There's nothing that really gets your gray cells ticking like a riddle does. Riddles are loads of fun to solve, and the most common and interesting ones are the 'what am I riddles'. Here are some funny and difficult ones that you can ponder over for some time.
Dr. Sumaiya Khan
Last Updated: Feb 5, 2018
Most Common Riddle
I am black and white and red all over. What am I?
In 1974, Mac E. Barrick in the The Journal of American Folklore stated that the above mentioned 'newspaper riddle' was the most common example of a folk riddle collected in the United States in the twentieth century. Solving riddles are really fun, whether for passing your time or just a game for a small get-together. I have often noticed a strange kind of enjoyment in getting correct answers to riddles.

On the other hand, if you can't find the answer, it does get annoying. From the endless different types of riddles, I find the ''what am I'' riddles, the most interesting. Here is a list of such riddles, see if you can solve these interesting and funny ones. Get riddling!

Easy riddles
I am an insect and the first half of my name reveals another insect. Some famous musicians had a name similar to mine. What am I?
I go up but at the same time go down. Up towards the blue sky, and down towards the ground. I'm present tense and past tense too, so why don't you come for a ride, just me and you! What am I?
I am a box that holds keys without locks, yet my keys can unlock your deepest senses. What am I?
Pronounced as one letter,
But written with three,
Two letters there are,
And only two in me.
I'm double, I'm single,
I'm black, blue, and gray,
I'm read from both ends,
And the same either way.
What am I?
I am greater than God and more evil than the devil himself. The poor have me, the rich need me and if you ever eat me you'll die. What am I?
I always run but never walk, often murmur but never talk, have a bed but never sleep, have a mouth but never eat. What am I?
I am black when you get me, red when you use me and white when you're all done with me. What am I?
Until I am measured
I am not known,
Yet you miss me so much
When I have flown. What am I?

Now that you have solved the easy ones, try solving these slightly difficult ones.

Difficult Riddles

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. What am I?
You hear me before,
Yet you hear me again,
Then I die,
Until you call me again. What am I?
At the sound of me, men may dream
Or stamp their feet
At the sound of me, women may laugh
Or at times weep. What am I?
You saw me where I never was and where I could not be. And yet within that very place, my face you do often see. What am I?
I can run, but not walk. Thought is not far behind me. What am I?
In a marble hall white as milk, lined with skin as soft as silk, within a fountain crystal-clear a golden apple doth appear. No doors there are to this stronghold, yet thieves break in to steal its gold. What am I?
The more you take of me, the more you end up leaving behind. What am I?
I make a loud noise when changing my jacket and become larger but weigh less later. What am I?
Every dawn begins with me
At dusk I'll be the first you see
And daybreak couldn't come without
What midday centers all about
Daisies grow from me, I'm told
And when I come, I end all cold
But in the sun I won't be found
Yet still, each day I'll be around
What am I?
Dirty when white. What am I?
A skin have I, more eyes than one. I can be very nice when I am done. What am I?
I can shave 25 times a day and still have a beard? What am I?
With pointed fangs it sits in wait, with piercing force it doles out fate, over bloodless victims proclaiming its might, eternally joining in a single bite. What am I?
I come down but never go up. What am I?
Take away my first letter, and I still sound the same. Take away my letter in the middle, I will still sound the same. I am a five letter word. What am I?