Riddles

Riddles

What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries? What can you catch but not throw? What goes around the world but stays in a corner? No sooner spoken than broken. What is it?* If you enjoy a challenge, then today’s mind-bending riddle sites are for you.

Riddles Resource Handout for Classroom or Homeschool: Just $2.00

AzKidsNet: Riddles4 stars

To reveal the answers to these riddles, simply hover your cursor over the riddle or the purple push pin. The answer should appear in a floating box, depending on your browser. The site will most likely not work well on mobile platforms. "What kind of cheese is made backwards? Edam!"

Brain Food: Riddles4 stars

"Puzzles For the Brain To Gnaw On." Brain Food's puzzle collections includes hundreds of problems organized into seven categories: Riddles, Logic Puzzles, Word Puzzles, Lateral Thinking Puzzles, Tricky Puzzles, Word Boxes, Numbered Puzzles, and Logi-Number Puzzles. You'll find the Groaners listed under Tricky Puzzles. "I have two U.S. coins that add up to fifty-five cents. One is not a nickel. What are they?" Click Solution to reveal "A nickel and a half dollar. Only one is not a nickel." I can hear you groaning from here.

NIEHS Kids Page: Brainteasers5 stars

"Scientists get to solve puzzles every day, because science and research involve finding solutions from the clues that we are given. Just like with brainteasers and riddles, the answers to science mysteries are not always easy to see at first. With time and effort, they eventually become clear." Unique sections in this National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences site are Palindromes, Optical Illusions, and the Mind Over Matter tricks.

WU: Riddles5 stars

William Wu has created my pick-of-the-day riddle site for high-school students and adults, especially those with an interest in math or computer science. Because he doesn't want to "spoil the problem-solving experience for many visitors," answers are not available at the site. Rather, they are posted to the community forum, where you can search for them via the forum search function. Some riddles do, however have hints. To view them, click and drag your mouse over text area to the right of the "Hint" label.

Riddles Resource Handout for Classroom or Homeschool: Just $2.00

Honorable Mentions

The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!

Braingle: Riddles

Brain Teasers and Math Puzzles

Buzzle: Funny Riddles for Kids

Tricky Riddles: Riddles for Kids


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Feldman, Barbara. "Riddles." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 26 Dec. 2012. Web. 24 May. 2015. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/riddles/ >.


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