Category Archives: Riddles


1) My voice is tender, my waist is slender and I’m
often invited to play. Yet wherever I go I must
take my bow or else I have nothing to say.
What am I?

2) We travel much, yet prisoners we are, and close confined
to boot. With the swiftest horse we keep pace, yet always
go on foot. What are we???

3) What can wear away stone
with the drip of a stream,
Cripple the oldest of anything?
What will go on forever,
yet never began,
The ruler of the world
with an iron hand?

4) If athletes get athlete’s foot, then what do astronauts get?

5) How does Mickey Mouse get around during the winter?
1) A violin.
2) Spurs
3) Time
4) Mistletoe
5) Mice Skates

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A Common English Word

There is a common English word that is nine letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it. It still remains an English word- from nine letters right down to a single letter.

What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes after removing one letter at a time?

The word is startling – starting – staring – string – sting – sing – sin – in – I
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Which one would you choose to offer a ride to?

You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night. You pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for the bus:

1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
2. An old friend who once saved your life.
3. The perfect man (or) woman you have been dreaming about.

Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car? Think before you continue reading. This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a
job application.

You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first, or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to pay him back. However, you may never be able to find your perfect mate again.

The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer.


He answered: I would give the car keys to my old friend, and let him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the woman of my dreams.

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