Ready for some headscratchers?
Everyone loves a good riddle. They're a great way to flex your brain muscles and think about things in a way you might not have before. Or, in the case of some riddles, a great way to make you feel pretty dumb.
But the only way to eventually feel smarter is by continuing to practice thinking outside the box! With that in mind, here are 15 riddles designed to stretch your brain to its limits. (The answers are underneath each riddle, but no cheating!)
Riddle No. 1Forward I'm heavy, backward I'm not. What am ?
Riddle No. 2A man has a bee in his hand. What's in his eye?
Riddle No. 3A man wants to enter an exclusive club, but he doesn't know the password, so he watches the bouncer to figure it out. A woman comes up and the bouncer says, "12." The woman replies, "6." The bouncer lets her in. Another woman comes up and the bouncer says, "6." The woman says "3" and the bouncer lets her in. The man feels he's heard enough and goes up to the door. The bouncer says "10," and the man replies, "5." The bouncer tells him to get lost. What should the man have said instead?
Riddle No. 4Tear one off and scratch my head. What once was red is black instead. What am I?
Riddle No. 5What tastes better than it smells?
Riddle No. 6When you need me you throw me away. When you don't need me you bring me back. What am I?
Riddle No. 7If you throw me out a window, you'll leave a grieving wife. Bring me back, but through the door, and give someone a new life. What am I?
Riddle No. 8Five hundred begins it, five hundred ends it, five in the middle is seen. The first of all leters and the first of all numbers take the spaces between. Now put it together and you will discover the name of a once-famous king. Who is it?
Riddle No. 9Imagine you're in a dark room with no windows and a locked door. How do you get out?
Riddle No. 10You leave home running. You make a right, then turn left twice. You turn left one more time and see two men in masks. Who are they?
Riddle No. 11
via: GettyI'm light as a feather, but the longer you hold me, the harder I am to keep. What am I?