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Who doesn't love riddles ? We all love riddles, right ?? That's why you're here. The wonderful thing about riddles is that the answer lies in truth (even though that truth is often hidden in the words and logic) and what can set you free ? The Truth. 

Riddles can be long or short, easy or hard, tricky or simple but one thing is for sure; riddles are addictive fun for the young and old alike. I have collected 50 tricky riddles for kids. Compete with your family and try to guess an answer! 

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10 Tricky Math Riddles

1. What type of cheese is made backward ?

Answer : Edam

2. I am higher without a head. What am I ?

Answer : A Pillow

3. You go at red and stop at green. What am I ?

Answer : Watermelon

4. I am easy to lift but hard to throw. What am I ?

Answer : Feather

5. An electric train is headed east. Where does the smoke go ?

Answer : Electric trains don't produce any smoke!

6. What two words, added together and contain the most letters ?

Answer : Post Office

7. Where does today come before yesterday ?

Answer : In the Dictionary

8. Which letter of the alphabet has the most water ?

Answer : The "C"

9. What is at the end of the rainbow ?

Answer : The letter "W"

10. What four letter word can be written forward, backward or upside down and can still be read from left to right.

Answer : Noon

11. I have keys, but no locks and space and no rooms. You can enter, but you can't go outside. What am I ?

Answer : A Keyboard

12. What English word has three consecutive double letters ?

Answer : Bookkeeper

13. What is seen in the middle of March and April that can't be seen at the beginning or end of either month ?

Answer : The letter R

14. What word in the dictionary is spelled incorrectly ?

Answer : "Incorrectly"

15. What begins with an "e" and only contains one letter ?

Answer : An Envelope

16. Until I am measured, I am not known. Yet how you miss me when I have flown. What am I ? 

Answer : Time 

17. Take one out and scratch my head. I am now black but once was red. What am I ?

Answer : A Match

18. If you uncle's sister is not your aunt, what relation is she to you ?

Answer : Your Mother

19. What belongs to you, but everyone else uses it ?

Answer : Your Name

20. A room contains a match, a kerosene lamp, a candle and a fireplace. What do you light first ?

Answer : The Match

21. When is a door no longer a door ?

Answer : When it's Ajar

22. What has a bottom at its top ? 

Answer : Your legs

23. What kind of room has no walls or corners ?

Answer : A Mushroom

24. What can travel around the world without moving from its corner ?

Answer : A Stamp

25. I have a single eye but can't see. What am I ?

Answer : Needle

26. I'm covered with eyes, but I can't see and live mostly in the dark. What am I ?

Answer : A Potato

27. I'm a well-established band, but I've never played a note. What am I ?

Answer : A Rubber Band

28. What can never be put in a sauce pan ?

Answer : It's lid

29. What can you catch but never throw ?

Answer : A Cold

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

Answer : All greenhouses are made of glass

31. What has a tail and a head but no body ?

Answer : A Coin

32. First, think of the color of the clouds. Next, think of the color of snow. Now, think of the color of a bright, full moon. Now, answer quickly: What do cows drink ?

Answer : Water

33. I have cities, but no houses. I have mountains, but no trees. I have water, but no fish. What am I ?

Answer : A Map

34. It's shorter than the rest, but when you're happy, you raise it up like it's the best. What is it ?

Answer : A Thumb

35. What common English verb becomes its own past tense by rearranging its letters ?

Answer : Eat and Ate

36. When asked how old she was, maya replied, "In two years I will be twice as old as I was five years ago". How old is she ?

Answer : She's 12

37. Lighter than what I am made of, more of me is hidden than is seen. What am I?

Answer : An Iceberg

38. I am four times as old as my daughter. In 20 years' time, I shall be twice as old as her. How old are we now?

Answer : I am 40 and my daughter is 10

39. I have branches, yet I have no leaves, no trunk, and no fruit. What am I ?

Answer : A Bank

40. When I'm used. I'm useless. Once offered, soon rejected. In desperation, I'm often expressed. What am I ?

Answer : An Excuse

41. What is that, given one, you'll have either two or none ?

Answer : A Choice

42. What English word retains the same pronunciation, even after you take away four of its five letters ?

Answer : Queue

43. It can't be seen, can't be felt, can't be heard and can't be smelled. It lies behind stars and under hills and empty holes it fills. It comes first and follows after, ends life and kills laughter. What is it ?

Answer : The Dark

44. Who is that with a neck and no head, two arms and no hands ?

Answer : A Shirt

45. I am always hungry and will die if not fed, but whatever I touch will soon turn red. What am I ?

Answer : Fire

46. What goes through cities and fields, but never moves ?

Answer : A Road

47. What breaks yet never falls, and what falls yet never breaks ?

Answer : Day and Night

48. I turn once, what is out will not get it. I turn again, what is in will not get out. What am I ?

Answer : A Key

49. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they ?

Answer : Footsteps

50. If you drop me, I'm sure to crack, but give me a smile and I'll always smile back. What am I ?

Answer : A Mirror

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