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70+ Best Funny Riddles (With Answers) to Make You Chuckle [2020]

Looking for a riddle or a joke to spark some laughter? Well, you’ve come to the right place then. Here are some great funny riddles that you, your friends, and your kids will love. Some of these might be easy to answer, while others might be a bit more challenging. Ready to test out your smarts and also get a good laugh in?

Funny Riddles 

How do you make the number one disappear?

Add the letter “G” and it’s gone! 

How many months of the year have 28 days?

All of them!

What time is it when an elephant sits on a fence?

It’s time to fix the fence.

Which letter of the alphabet has the most water?

The “C” 

I am a rock group with four members. All dead, one was assassinated. What am I?

Mt. Rushmore.

A cowboy rode into town on Friday.  He stayed in town for three days and rode out on Friday.  How was that possible?

Friday was the name of his horse.

I saw a boat full of people, yet there wasn’t a single person on the boat. How is that possible?

They were all married.

What has a head and a tail but no body?

A coin.

What is blue and smells like red paint?

Blue paint.

Why is Europe like a frying pan?

Because it has Greece at the bottom. 

What has ten letters and starts with gas?

Automobile. 

What would be sure to find in the middle of Toronto?

The letter “O”! 

Brandon was walking around at the carnival. A man called out from a booth and said, “If I can write your exact weight on this piece of paper, you have to pay me $50. If I can’t do it, I’ll pay you $50.” Brandon checked the booth for a scale but saw nothing, so he agreed. Since your weight can fluctuate by a pound or two, he decided that no matter what number the man wrote, he would just say he weighed a pound more or less. In the end, the man in the booth won the $50. How did he do it?

The man in the booth wrote the words, “Your exact weight” on the piece of paper. 

What starts with a T, ends with a T, and has T in it?

Teapot. 

What building has the most stories?

A library

What goes up but never comes down?

Your age. 

A king, a queen, and two twins all lay in a large room. How are there no adults in the room?

They’re all beds! 

What loses its head in the morning and gets it back at night?

A pillow! 

Why does a giraffe drink more water in January than in February?

There are more days in January than in February!

What is it that when you take away the whole, you still have some leftover?

Wholesome.

What three letters change a girl into a woman?

Age.

This five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it… What is the word?

Short.

Imagine you’re in a room that is filling up with water. There are no windows or doors. How do you get out?

Stop imagining! 

Railroad crossing, watch out for cars. Can you spell that without any Rs?

T-H-A-T

What can run but can’t walk?

Water

In a one-story pink house, there was a pink person, a pink cat, a pink fish, a pink computer, a pink chair, a pink table, a pink telephone, a pink shower– everything was pink! What color were the stairs?

There weren’t any stairs, it was a one-story house!

What tastes better than it smells?

Your tongue.

What does a teddy bear do when it rains? 

It gets wet! 

Samuel was out for a walk when it started to rain. He did not have an umbrella and he wasn’t wearing a hat. His clothes were soaked, yet not a single hair on his head got wet. How could this happen?

Because Samuel is bald! 

There are two monkeys on a tree and one jumps off. Why does the other monkey jump too?

Monkey see monkey do. 

What has four legs like a dog, two eyes like a dog, looks just like a dog but is not a dog?

A picture of a dog! 

A seven letter word containing thousands of letters…what am I?

Mailbox.

Why does a giraffe eat so little?

Because a giraffe can make a little go a long way. 

A monkey, a squirrel, and a bird are racing to the top of a coconut tree. Who gets to the banana first” the monkey, the squirrel, or the bird?

There are no bananas at the top of a coconut tree! 

Math Riddles 

If you’re a teacher or parent trying to get your kids to understand math, try giving them some fun and easy riddles to work through. For example, if you’re a teacher, put a riddle or two at the end of the math quiz and offer extra credit for every right answer

There are a number of benefits to using the power of a riddle or a brain teaser as a learning tool: not only does it allow kids to use their critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a fun way, but it allows them to challenge themselves. 

So if you’re looking for a good riddle to puzzle your kids or students–but in a positive way–you’ve come to the right place. 

I have two coins equaling fifteen cents. One of them is not a nickel. What are the two coins?

A dime and a nickel. One of the coins is not a nickel, but the other one is. 

If you multiply me by any other number, the answer will always remain the same. What number am I?

A mom and dad have four daughters, and each daughter has a brother. How many people are in the family?

Seven. (1 mom, 1 dad, 4 sisters, and 1 brother. Each daughter has one brother, that means they must share that same brother.)

A man is asked what his daughters look like. He answers, “they are all blondes, but two, all brunettes, but two, and all redheads, but two.” How many daughters does he have?

Three. One is blonde, one is brunette, and one is a redhead.

If you’re 8 feet away from a door and with each move you advance half the distance to the door. How many moves will it take to reach the door?

You will never reach the door, it will always be half the distance, no matter how small!

If you buy a rooster for the purpose of laying eggs and you expect to get three eggs each day for breakfast, how many eggs will you have after three weeks?

Zero, roosters do not lay eggs.

How many sides does a circle have?

Two. Inside and Outside.

If it took 6 people 9 hours to build a barn, how long would it take 12 people to build the same barn?

None, the barn is already built!

A grandfather, two fathers and two sons went to the movie theater together and everyone bought one movie ticket each. How many tickets did they buy in total?

3 (the grandfather is also a father and the father is also a son)

I add five to nine, and get two. The answer is correct, but how?

When it is 9 AM, add 5 hours to it and you will get 2PM.

How many times can you subtract the number 5 from 25?

Only once because after you subtract it is not going to be 25 anymore.

Dirty Riddles

Ah, who doesn’t love a good ol’ dirty riddle? These riddles are not appropriate for kids, so if you’re a child reading this – keep scrolling! 

What is brown and sticky?

A stick! 

You love to play with me at night before going to sleep. You can’t get caught fiddling with me at work. You only let a select few people touch me. What am I?

Your phone.

I assist with erections. Sometimes, giant balls hang from me. I’m known as a big swinger. What am I?

A crane.

I go in hard, come out soft, and you love to blow me. What am I?

Chewing gum.

All-day long it’s in and out. I discharge loads from my shaft. Both men and women go down on me. What am I?

An elevator.

Sometimes a finger goes inside me. You fiddle with me when you’re bored. The best man always has me first. What am I?

Your wedding band.

Some people prefer being on top, others prefer being on the bottom, and it always involves a bed. What am I? 

A bunk bed.

Fun Riddles 

Want to use your brain and really challenge your thinking skills and cognitive abilities? Here are some fun, yet tricky riddles that will make you use your brain

You walk into a room that contains a match, a kerosene lamp, a candle, and a fireplace. What would you light first?

The match. 

How many letters are in the alphabet?

There are 11 letters in “the alphabet”.

Which will burn longer: the candles on the birthday cake of a boy or the candles on the birthday cake of a girl?

No candles burn longer–they all burn shorter. 

What five-letter word stays the same when you take away the first, third, and last letter?

Empty

What is special about the number 854,917,632?

It’s the numbers from 1-9 in alphabetical order.

Two in a corner, 1 in a room, 0 in a house, but 1 in a shelter. What am I?

The letter “R”

A man was found murdered on Sunday morning. His wife immediately called the police. The police went to the crime scene and question the wife and staff and got these alibis: The wife said she was sleeping, the cook was eating breakfast, the gardener was picking vegetables, the maid was getting the mail, the butler was cleaning the closet. The police instantly arrested the murderer. Who did it and how did they know?

It was the Maid. She said she was getting the mail but there’s no mail on Sundays!

What English word does the following: the first two letters signify a male, the first three letters signify a female, the first four letters signify a great person, while the entire word signifies a great woman. What is the word?

“Heroine.”

A plane crashed between the border of Canada and America. Where do you bury the survivors?

They are survivors, you don’t bury them.

Which word in the dictionary is always spelled incorrectly?

“Incorrectly”

A man is found hanging dead from the ceiling of a room. The room’s dimensions are 15 x 15 x 15. The man is only 6ft tall and the rope was only 2ft long. There are no windows and only one door into the room. The door is bolted shut from the inside and there is a puddle of water under the man. How did he kill himself?

The man stood on a block of ice.

What word is pronounced the same if you take away four of its five letters?

Queue.

If there are three cups of sugar and you take one away, how many do you have?

One cup of sugar. 

In a bus, there is a 26-year-old pregnant lady, a 30-year-old policeman, a 52-year-old random woman, and the driver who is 65 years old. Who is the youngest?

The baby of the pregnant lady.

David’s father has three sons: Snap, Crackle and…? 

David. 

What has thirteen hearts but no other organs?

A deck of cards.

A boy and an engineer were fishing. The boy is the son of the engineer but the engineer is the father of the boy. Then who is the engineer?

The engineer is the boy’s mother. 

A man started to town with a fox, a goose, and a sack of corn. He came to a stream which he had to cross in a tiny boat. He could only take one across at a time. He could not leave the fox alone with the goose or the goose alone with the corn. How did he get them all safely over the stream?

He took the goose over first and came back. Then, he took the fox across and brought the goose back. Next, he took the corn over. He came back alone and took the goose. 

If a red house is made of red bricks, and a yellow house is made of yellow bricks, what is a greenhouse made of?

Glass.

How can you drop a raw egg from a height onto a concrete floor without cracking it?

Concrete floors are very hard to crack.

A pet shop owner had a parrot with a sign on its cage that said “Parrot repeats everything it hears.” A young man bought the parrot and for two weeks he spoke to it but it didn’t say a word. He tried to return the parrot but the shopkeeper said he never lied. How can this be? (Hint: it’s a trick question!) 

The parrot was deaf!

Here’s a bonus brain teaser by Albert Einstein:

Five houses painted five different colors stand in a row. One person of a different nationality lives in each house. The five homeowners all drink some type of beverage, smoke a certain cigar brand, and have a certain kind of pet. But none of the owners drink the same beverage, smoke the same type of cigar, or have the same pet.

Clues: 

  1. The Brit lives in the red house.
  2. The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
  3. The Dane drinks tea.
  4. The greenhouse is on the immediate left of the white house.
  5. The green house’s owner drinks coffee.
  6. The owner who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
  7. The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
  8. The owner living in the center house drinks milk.
  9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
  10. The owner who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.
  11. The owner who keeps the horse lives next to the one who smokes Dunhill.
  12. The owner who smokes Bluemasters drinks beer.
  13. The German smokes Prince.
  14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
  15. The owner who smokes Blends lives next to the one who drinks water.

Now, the question is… 

Who owns the fish? 

This brainteaser is going to take a lot of time and effort. There are a number of clues and variables and you just might have to write or draw it out when solving it. 

Did you get it? Here’s the answer to Einstein’s riddle: 

The German in house #4 owns the fish.

We hope you enjoyed these funny riddles (and the occasional funny joke)! Do you have a favorite riddle that we put on this list?

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