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Clean Riddles

Everyone loves a good old clean riddle. Riddle for our Clean Riddles.


See some clean riddles that you want to check out around this time of the year:

  • What is full of holes but can still hold water? A sponge!
  • A prisoner is forced to go into one of three rooms, but he can choose which room. The first room is ablaze with fire. The second one is rigged with explosives that will go off as soon as he enters. The third contains a pair of lions who haven’t eaten in years. Which room
  • What has a head and a tail, but no body? A coin.
  • A man was driving a truck. His headlights weren’t on, and the moon wasn’t out. Ahead of him, a woman dressed in all black started crossing the road. Fortunately, the man braked so she could cross. How did he see her? It was the middle of the day!
  • What rock group consists of four famous men, but none of them sing? The faces on Mount Rushmore! Source: Twenty Two Words
  • I’m the size of an elephant, but I weigh nothing. What am I? An elephant’s shadow!
  • What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years? The letter "M".
  • When does a cart come before a horse? In the dictionary!
  • Can you name three consecutive days without using the words “Wednesday,” “Friday,” or “Sunday”? Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
  • Does your shirt have holes in it? No, then how did you put it on?
  • Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world? Mt. Everest; it just wasn’t discovered yet.
  • Which weighs more, a ton of feathers or a ton of bricks? Neither, they both weigh a ton!
  • What is the center of gravity? The letter V!
  • I weigh nothing, but you can still see me. If you put me in a bucket, I make the bucket lighter. What am I? A hole! Source: Brainzilla
  • How many books can you put into an empty backpack? One! After that it's not empty.
  • There are three apples on a table and you take away two of them. How many apples do you have now? Two, of course!
  • When you want to use me, you throw me away. When you’re done using me, you bring me in. What am I? An anchor.
  • Why is an island like the letter T? They’re both in the middle of water!
  • What starts with a P and ends with an E and has a million letters in it? Post Office!
  • I can only live where there is light, but I die if the light shines on me. What am I? A shadow.
  • Where does success come before work? In the dictionary!
  • A horse attached to a 24-foot chain sees an apple 26 feet away. How can the horse reach the apple? The horse just walks over to it, taking the chain with him—the chain isn’t attached to anything!
  • The turtle took two chocolates to Texas to teach Thomas to tie his boots. How many T's in that? There are 2 T's in THAT!
  • Every night I'm told what to do, and each morning I do what i'm told. But I still don't escape your scold. An alarm clock.
  • One (k)night, a king and a queen went into a castle. There was no one in the castle when they went in, and no one else entered the castle while they were there. The next day, three people came out of the castle. Who were they? The king, the queen, and the knight!
  • What goes up, but never comes down? Your age!
  • I have hundreds of wheels, but move, I do not. Call me what I am: Call me a lot. What am I? A parking garage/”lot” Source: Playbuzz
  • What state is surrounded by the most water? Hawaii (this is really just a trick riddle)
  • Billy was born on December 28th, yet his birthday is always in the summer. How is this possible? Billy lives in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • How many months have 28 days? All of them!
  • What starts with “e,” ends with “e,” and contains one letter? An envelope.
  • You find me in December, but not in any other month. What am I? The letter D!
  • What five-letter word becomes shorter if you add two letters to it? “Short” (add +”er”)!
  • How do you make the number one disappear? Add the letter G and then presto—it’s Gone!
  • What has two hands, a round face, always runs, but stays in place? A clock!
  • If you have me, you want to me. If you me, you haven't got me. What am I? Secret.
  • I am a word that begins with the letter I. If you add the letter A to me, I become a new word with a different meaning, but that sounds exactly the same. What word am I? Isle (add A to make “Aisle”)
  • Did you hear the joke about the roof? Never mind, it's over your head!
  • Can you spell rotted with two letters? DK (decay)
  • A man is washing windows on the 25th floor of an apartment building. Suddenly, he slips and falls. He has nothing to cushion his fall, and no safety equipment—but he doesn’t get hurt. How is this possible? He’s washing windows inside the building. Source: Twenty Two Words
  • What is the first thing a storm cloud puts on after a shower? Thunderwear.
  • How many peas are there in a pint? There is one 'P' in a 'pint'.
  • How many cats can you put in an empty box? One. After that, the box isn’t empty anymore.
  • David's father had three sons: Snap, Crackle, and ? David!
  • What question can you never answer “Yes” to? What does “N-O” spell?
  • What’s the difference between a jeweler and a prison guard? A jeweler sells watches, and a prison guard watches cells!
  • What kind of tree can you carry in your hand? A palm.
  • A girl fell off of a 30-foot ladder, but she didn’t get hurt at all. How is this possible? She fell off the bottom step!
  • A magician promises that he can throw a ball as hard as he can and have it stop, change direction, and come back to him. He claims he can do it without the ball bouncing off of anything, the ball being tied to anything, or the use of magnets. How is this possible? []
  • You can break me without touching me, or even seeing me. What am I? A promise
  • Name the next letter in this sequence: J F M A M J J A S O N ? D. The sequence contains the first letter of every month, in order.
  • I’m an odd number. If you take away one of the letters in my name, I become even. What number am I? Seven. (Take away the S!)
  • What has one head, one foot and four legs? A Bed
  • If you were in a race and passed the person in 2nd place, what place would you be in? 2nd place!
  • How many letters are in The Alphabet? There are 11 letters in The Alphabet
  • I have a neck, but no head, and I wear a cap. What am I? A bottle!
  • There is a house with four walls. All of the walls are facing south. A bear is circling the house. What color is the bear? White. If all walls of the house are facing south, the house must be on the North Pole, so the bear is a polar bear.
  • What gets bigger and bigger as you take more away from it? A hole!
  • What English word has three consecutive double letters? Bookkeeper
  • What has a head, a tail, is brown, and has no legs? A penny!
  • Give me food, and I will live. Give me water, and I will die. What am I? Fire.
  • What breaks when you say it? Silence!
  • How can you spell cold with two letters? IC (icy)
  • There’s a one-story house where everything inside is pink: pink walls, pink doors, pink floors, pink ceilings, pink windows, pink curtains, pink chairs, and pink tables. What color are the stairs? There are none—it’s a one-story house!
  • How many seconds are there in a year? Twelve—January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd