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Really Hard Riddles 1 : September Riddle
Difficulty ★★★★☆     Popularity ★★★☆☆

man gave one son 10 cents and another son was given 15 cents. What time is it?

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Really Hard Riddles 2 : Famous Probability puzzle SHOOT
Difficulty ★★★★☆     Popularity ★★★★☆

Mr. Black, Mr. Gray, and Mr. White are fighting in a truel. They each get a gun and take turns shooting at each other until only one person is left. Mr. Black, who hits his shot 1/3 of the time, gets to shoot first. Mr. Gray, who hits his shot 2/3 of the time, gets to shoot next, assuming he is still alive. Mr. White, who hits his shot all the time, shoots next, assuming he is also alive. The cycle repeats. If you are Mr. Black, where should you shoot first for the highest chance of survival?

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Really Hard Riddles 3 : Writers Riddle
Difficulty ★★★★☆     Popularity ★★★★☆

What work can one never finish?

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Really Hard Riddles 4 : Aeroplane Hijack puzzle
Difficulty ★★★★★     Popularity ★★★★☆

A man hijacks an aeroplane transporting both passengers(8 of them) and valuable cargo. After taking the cargo, the man demands nine parachutes, puts one of them on, and jumps, leaving the other eight behind. Why did he want eight?

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Really Hard Riddles 5 : Cipher Puzzle
Difficulty ★★★★☆     Popularity ★★★★★

What does this message say?

G T Y O R J O T E O U I A B G T

Hint
Count the letters and try splitting the letters up into groups.

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Really Hard Riddles 6 : Pyramid Number Puzzle
Difficulty ★★★★☆     Popularity ★★★★★

The below is a number puzzle. It should be read left to right, top to bottom.
1
1 1
2 1
1 2 1 1
1 1 1 2 2 1
? ? ? ? ? ?
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Question 1: What is the next two rows of numbers?

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Really Hard Riddles 7 : Unique Riddle
Difficulty ★★★★★     Popularity ★★★☆☆

What is the unique characteristic of the following words:
coughing, thirsty, defiant

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Really Hard Riddles 8 : CAT EXAM Riddle
Difficulty ★★★★☆     Popularity ★★★★☆

There is a shop that reads:
10 for \$2.00
100 for \$3.00
I needed 913 and still only paid \$3.00. How could this be financially viable for the shop-keeper?

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Really Hard Riddles 9 : What Am I Puzzle
Difficulty ★★★★☆     Popularity ★★★★☆

If you throw me from the window,
I will leave a grieving wife.
Bring me back, but in the door, and
You'll see someone giving life!

What am I?

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Really Hard Riddles 10 : Mathematical Riddle
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Using only two 2's and any combination of mathematical signs, symbols and functions can you make 5?

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Really Hard Riddles 11 : Famous Elevator Puzzle
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A man who lives on the tenth floor takes the elevator down to the first floor every morning and goes to work. In the evening, when he comes back; on a rainy day, or if there are other people in the elevator, he goes to his floor directly. Otherwise, he goes to the seventh floor and walks up three flights of stairs to his apartment.
Can you explain why?

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Really Hard Riddles 12 : Mystery Puzzle Sherlock Holmes
Difficulty ★★★★☆     Popularity ★★★☆☆

One snowy night, Sherlock Holmes was in his house sitting by a fire. All of a sudden a snowball came crashing through his window, breaking it. Holmes got up and looked out the window just in time to see three neighborhood kids who were brothers run around a corner. Their names were John Crimson, Mark Crimson and Paul Crimson.
The next day Holmes got a note on his door that read '? Crimson. He broke your window.'
Which of the three Crimson brothers should Sherlock Holmes question about the incident?

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Really Hard Riddles 13 : Which Is The Odd One Out
Difficulty ★★★★★     Popularity ★★★☆☆

Find The Odd One Out
1.FLOW
2.SNIP
3.TRAP
4.DRAW
5.BACK

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Really Hard Riddles 14 : Answer This Joke Riddle
Difficulty ★★★★☆     Popularity ★★★★★

Why is 6 afraid of 7?

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Really Hard Riddles 15 : Hard Math Riddle
Difficulty ★★★★☆     Popularity ★★★★★

Take 9 from 6, 10 from 9, 50 from 40 and leave 6.

How Come ??

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Really Hard Riddles 16 : Death Mystery Riddle
Difficulty ★★★★☆     Popularity ★★★★☆

Two men are in a desert. They both have packs on. One of the guys is dead. The guy who is alive has his pack open, the guy who is dead has his pack closed. What is in the pack?

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Really Hard Riddles 17 : Hardest Math Riddle
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Create a number using only the digits 4,4,3,3,2,2,1 and 1. So i can only be eight digits. You have to make sure the ones are separated by one digit, the twos are separated by two digits the threes are separated with three digits and the fours are separated by four digits

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Really Hard Riddles 18 : Puzzle In A Puzzle
Difficulty ★★★★☆     Popularity ★★★★★

What are the next two letters in the following series and why?
W A T N T L I T F S _ _
*Hint: Check Puzzle Title

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Really Hard Riddles 19 : Alexander Puzzle
Difficulty ★★★★☆     Popularity ★★★★★

Alexander is stranded on an island covered in forest.

One day, when the wind is blowing from the west, lightning strikes the west end of the island and sets fire to the forest. The fire is very violent, burning everything in its path, and without intervention the fire will burn the whole island, killing the man in the process.

There are cliffs around the island, so he cannot jump off.

How can the Alexander survive the fire? (There are no buckets or any other means to put out the fire)

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Really Hard Riddles 20 : Challenging Puzzle
Difficulty ★★★★☆     Popularity ★★★★★

Outside a room there are three light switches. One of switch is connected to a light bulb inside the room.
Each of the three switches can be either 'ON' or 'OFF'.

You are allowed to set each switch the way you want it and then enter the room(note: you can enter the room only once)

Your task is to then determine which switch controls the bulb ??

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Last Updated:2012-04-21

1. I don't know, these are hard. good job on whoever came up with these riddles.

1. turn one on for a while then turn it off turn another on and quickly walk in touch the light if its hot its the first 1 if its on its the next 1 if its not on or hot its the 3rd 1

2. > <
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I have no idea....who evan made these riddles....they're really cool:{D

1. you spelt even wrong so im not suprised.

2. ^^ says the person who uses the word, "spelt" instead of spelled.

3. Spelt is a real word....

4. Spelt is a real word, but it is not appropriate in that sentence.

5. no its not. :/

6. 'Spelt' is a kind of wheat, 'spelled' is the word you were looking for.

7. this is very interesting to watch, keep on going please

8. Wow the real riddle is why does anyone care if spelt is a word??? lol

9. because some peepz are so frickin interested in grammar

10. This was so entertaining

11. Noone noticed that he also spelt "surprised" wrong. And spelt is an appropriate word for his/her sentence dingleberries

12. ... we all know that there are people who are very sensitive to something, just like the way you talk; they will notice if you are wrong in your grammar... it doesn't care if 'spelt' is a real word. You just have to learn, know rather, if the word you are going to use is appropriate and suitable to your statement.... peace to all! ^^.

13. hahaha...ure right! ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! ....I love you QUISTIS! :*

14. ahaha, seems like you're addicted to Quistis, eh?
well, I also concur to you, my Q-ueen :)

15. Yoo orll carnt spelll propperlly!!!

16. Loving the grammar war!

17. That was amusing

18. Spelt is correct and commonly used in the UK while spelled is the American spelling. No one is wrong.

3. so good but sooooo hard!

4. so good but sooooo hard!

1. That's what she said

2. damn it I was going to say that

3. .....me 9274863925862948562948765048263

5. I like riddles. :) They are soooo much fun!

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7. Mistaken:
1234: Mist
34567: Stake
4567: Take
45: TA
678: Ken

8. not all of Them were hard but well done. ther were a few that had me stumped
:p

9. Good riddles....I got why is six afraid of seven correct and I got the lightbulb one correct but the rest were really hard (But cool!)

1. I also got 6 afraid of seven right and the rainy day elevator one lol

2. i got the one with 8 digits using 4,4,3,3,2,2,1, and 1

10. really hard

11. WHOA I LOVE RIDDLES
THEY SO FUN
THEY WERE PRETTY ESSY THOUGH :/

12. lol Easy but hard fun but annoying

13. So hard someone please explain these to me like the island 1!

1. you click on the thing called the asnwer

2. yeah but even the answer is stupid and hard to understand

14. These r so hard some of them dont even make sense!!!!!

15. Loved Them ^_*

16. cool riddles

17. There is a dead man in an underwater enclosure with 52 Bicycles.
Where is he and how did he die?

1. Idk but there is a similar one I know. A man is dead inan abandonded wharehouse with 56 bicycles how did the man die? ( he cheated in a game of cards xD

2. He is in an underwater enclosure and I would say he drowned

18. these are great riddles and really hard *_* :)

19. "What starts with E and ends with E but only has 1 Letter in it"?

Envelope.

20. a rooster laid an egg on top of a roof. Did the egg fall on the left side or the right side?

Answer: neither roosters dont lay eggs only chickens hahah

21. good egg riddle its okay

22. why didn't the skeleton go to the disco?

1. because it would have panicked and skeletons don't need that kind of stress in their lives

23. that's good!!
no body

24. You are a bus driver. At the 1st stop 8 people

25. Why did the chicke

1. Lol good oeme":)

2. thats a har d 1

26. A plane was burning, and a human jumped out in a panic. He had no parachute, so how was he found unharmed by the rescue services?

He had wings, and was actually bird

1. if he was a human how was he a bird?

2. Or the plane could have been on the ground. That would have worked too.

27. As I was going to St. Ives
I met a man with seven wives,
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives
How many were going to St. Ives?

1. you MET a mean...

2. 1, because you didn't say that the others were going.

28. i have got a riddle or two
1. the man went to the hotel on Friday for two nights and came out on a Tuesday how come ?
2. i cannot be seen but i can be felt,i can be given,i can be given back,i cannot be heard what am i?

1. Tuesday is the mans horse

2. no, friday is the guys horse

3. you said two nights

29. there were 2fartyhers nad 2 sons they went on a horse riding trip when they got there there was only3 horse available they rode a horse at the same time how did they doit/

1. There was a grandfather, father, and son.

30. Santa's sleah has broken down out in the wilderness and his reindeer have flown back home where it's warm. During his travels he picked up four other passengers out of compassion, not wishing them to freeze in the bitter snow. They come upon a river with small chunks of ice flowing down it. On the other side they see a charming log cabin that's lit by a warm fire. All four people and their belongings need to get to the other side of the river safely without any item getting damaged or any person getting harmed. They find a boat but quickly discover it has a weight limit.

Rules To The Puzzle:
Santa can travel with anyone.
One of the passengers is secretly a theif and would rob and kill any of the other passengers if left alone with them even for a second if Santa was not there to keep an eye on him. (Santa is the only one who can get him to behave.) Thief can not be left alone with any of the items.
Another passenger is an Elf with two gifts in his lap.
The last passenger is a Scrooge with two bags of gold in his lap.
The Elf would take the old Scrooge's gold if given a chance and donate it to chrity so can not be left alone with either of the the gold bags at any time.
The Scrooge would take the Elf's gifts if given a chance and hoard then to himself so can not be left alone with either of the gifts.
The boat can not move on its own so needs someone to man it at all times. Items can not do this.
It's too far to toss the items across the river.
It's too cold for anyone to swim, they'd die upon entering the frigid waters.
Each item/person must use the boat if they hope to get to the other side safely.
Never at any time can the boat hold more than two people/items without sinking.
Any person/item can travel as many times as needed to get everyone/thing across safely.

1. take the thief first then the elf and take the thief back then take scrooge and then come back for the thief

31. These riddles are sooooo fun I could do them all day!!!!

32. one apple ate a shark then the shark ate the apple hows this possible?

1. the apple shark ate the shark then the shark ate the apple shark duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh!

33. What goes up and never comes down, as time goes by, day to day?

1. Age. Age never goes down
:) :)

34. A man walked into a bar and said "Ow." Why?

35. he slammed into it. duuuh!

It's a teacher but it's a book but it still teaches you what am I???

36. what is that supposed to mean?

37. the most easiest sets of baby riddles in the universe

38. Voiceless it cries,
Wingless flutters,
Toothless bites,
Mouthless mutters.
what am i?

It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt.
It lies behind stars and under hills,
And empty holes it fills.
It comes first and follows after,
Ends life, kills laughter.
what am i?

This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel,
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down.
what am i?

What has roots as nobody sees,
Is taller than trees,
Up, up it goes,
And yet never grows?
what am i?

1. 3. time

4. mountain ( thank you "The Hobbit")

2. 1. Wind
2. Space
3. Time
4. Mountain

3. 1. Wind

2. Darkness

3. Time

4. A Mountain

39. i have no idea :/

40. i got a riddle aswell,
the was to rich people living in a cube house,
one day a bag full of money got stolen,
the rich couple asked the chef if he saw who stole it, he said he was cooking,
then they asked the bodyguard if he saw anyone steal it,
he said he was guarding the place outside,
then they finally asked the maid if she saw anyone steal it,
the maid said she was cleaning the 6 corners of the house. who is lying??? :o

1. um.......thinking........ummmmmmm

2. what is it?

3. it is very easy..... isn't it?

4. the maid can't clean 6 corners- there would only be 4 corners. the maid lied

41. i dont think you finished that. it's normaly like
8 people got off and 3 got on. next stop more got on more got off (there are just random numbers for who got on an off. this continues for a while)
Question: what colour was the bus drivers eyes?

42. What I would do in this situation is: flip the first switch, then look under the door to see if there's light. Repeat until you know which one is the on one

43. the alexander switch has another solution to it. you could jump in the water surrounding as it is an island. as I know I am a genius theres know need for the praises but as a token send me 20 bucks

44. I've heard most of these before..... I got one for you guys ^.^

Two mothers and two daughters are going to a girls night out. They went to a burger place, and they EACH ate ONE WHOLE hamburger. But, there were only three left.....How is this possible?

I got another one....It popped in my mind....

A princess is as old as the prince will be when the princess is twice the age that the prince was when the princess's age was half the sum of their present ages.

What are their ages?

1. Its the same person, The princess and the prince one is really hard, it took a lot of math and thinking for me to get it, I'll check here again to see if anyone got it right!
Peace ;3

2. grandmother mother n daughter
hence 2 mothers n 2 daughters

45. I will add here forth that you are all some sort of open door loving ass giving spell binders. I need not know of you are your beloved so called faces. Noooooooooo more tap water.

46. hey try to figure this out:

railroad crossing with lots of cars can you spell that without any r s

47. these r really hard I only knew the seven ate nine one lol

48. you are stuck in an indestructible room... with no items for communication... all you have is a bed,mirror,calendar, and a table.
How do you survive for a week in there, get out of there, and reach a village 100 miles away without stepping even once?

1. Look in the mirror see what you saw, Grab the SAW Cut the table in two halfs, two halfs make a "hole" jump in the hole and your free.... Childs play....

49. These are good.... I know a few but most are really tough... good job!

50. six people are eating at a restaurant. 3 of certain people went to use the bathroom. When done, 4 people came out. How can this be?

51. Q: WERE GOING ON VACATION AND CAN BRING CHEETOS, AND AN UMBRELLA, BUT WE CANT CD'S WHAT ELESE CAN WE BRING
A: umbreLLa chEEtos, cd

52. hey holes bend down and get yourpencil

53. Please stop arguing about the word 'spelt'. People can say spelt is they want to, and they don't need to say it if they don't want to. So please stop, there's like 50,000 posts about the word spelt. ugh

54. what is red and green and yellow
it has 3 eyes
when the red eye opens everything freezes
what am i?

55. what is taller than dinosaurs
but weighs less than a feather

56. what has a mouth, but no nose, eyes, ears, or tongue and cannot eat

57. i'm not a pool but i have a cover i'm not a tree but i have leaves i'm not a slave but it is bound i'm not a website but it has pages i'm not a shirt but it has sleeves

What am i?

58. The alexander puzzle has a different answer because the other answer is not possible! Where did the lightning bolt come from??? The middle of nowhere?!! With a lightning bolt comes a rainstorm right? Rain beats fire. True or what!!!!

2. right and if there were cliffs on every side of the island how'd he get there in the first place plus he could've just gone to the south or north side of the island unless there were trees there. And do u know how fast bush fire spread? How did he reach the fire without getting burnt?????

59. i can't really believe that i am with my Ex-Husband back after when he broke up with me with 4 kids i thank Dr Atakpo of (dratakpospelltemple@gmail.com) for helping me getting back my man back, My Name is Mrs Rhona Cole i am from England and my man name is Mr Alan Cole, my happiness turn to bitterness,my joy turn to sorrow,my love turn to hate when my husband broke up with me last week,i was so frustrated and i could not know what next to do again, i was so unthinkable and i could not concentrate any more, i love my husband so much but he was cheating on me with another woman and this makes him broke up with me so that he can be able to get marry to the other lady and this lady i think cast a spell on my husband to make him hate me and my kids and this was so critical and uncalled-for,I cry all day and night for God to send me a helped to get back my man until i went to Westmoreland to see a friend and who was having he same problem with me but she latter got her Husband back and i asked her how she was able to get her husband back and she told me that their was a powerful spell caster in Africa name DR ATAKPO that he help with love spell in getting back lost lover's back and i decided to contacted the same Dr Atakpo and he told me what is needed to be done for me to have my man back and i did it although i doubted it but i did it and the Dr told me that i will get the result after 24hours, and he told me that my husband was going to call me by 9pm in my time and i still doubted his word, to my surprise my husband really called me and told me that he miss me so much Oh My God i was so happy, and today i am happily with my man again and we are joyfully living together as one good family and i thank the powerful spell caster Dr Atakpo of dratakpospelltemple@gmail.com, he is so powerful and i decided to share my story on the internet that good spell casters still exist and Dr Atakpo is one of the good spell caster who i will always pray to live long to help his children in the time of trouble, if you are there and your lover is turning you down, or you have your husband moved to another woman, do not cry anymore contact the powerful spell caster Dr Atakpo on his email: dratakpospelltemple@gmail.com and he will answer you, i am a living testimony and i will continue to testify of his goodness in my family,he turn my family to paradise and today we are all happy together Dr Atakpo i say thank you in one million times thanks Dr.

60. They are so hard ! i didnt get any right :(

61. Yeah they were

62. yeah pretty hard but I got some of them like the Sherlock holmes and the ''what ends with''

63. cool riddle

1. cool riddle