19 Brain Teasers That Will Make You Feel Really, Really Smart or Really, Really Dumb | 22 Words

Okay, everybody, it's time to get a little riddled. Nothing gets your blood pumping and your brain surging like a good old-fashioned riddle. It can cause endless frustration at first because they seem nearly impossible to figure out, but isn't that what makes it fun?

Some may even call them annoying; I beg to differ. Is there any better feeling than when you solve a riddle? When you think hard enough and you have a brain blast? You feel on top of the world, a mad genius, a skilled investigator. Sherlock Holmes has nothing on you when you figure out a seemingly unsolvable riddle.

Here's a whole bunch of clever, silly and nearly impossible brain teasers and riddles to make you feel smart, or really, really dumb.

P.S. We didn't make any of these up so don't hate us if you can't solve them. Hate the mad geniuses who thought of these on their own.

Get your thinking caps ready

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Alright, it's about to get slightly confusing. Get your glasses on and use every ounce of brain power you have. Don't skip to the answer to soon! Really try and figure these out and don't give up right away. You can do it!

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I have forests but no trees. I have lakes but no water. I have roads but no cars. What am I?

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Did you guess it? The answer: A MAP!

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When I'm first said, I'm quite mysterious, But when I'm explained, I'm nothing serious. What am I?

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Like I said, don't hate us. We didn't come up with this stuff. The answer: A RIDDLE.  Serious face palm moment right now.

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I have keys without key locks. I have space without rooms. You can enter but you cannot go outside. What am I?

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Seems impossible, right? WRONG! Answer: A KEYBOARD. The thing you are using right now. Who would've known!

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Okay, this one really stumped me... Which seven-letter word contains dozens of letters?

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Dang, it...It makes so much sense. Answer: A MAILBOX.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger has a big one. Michael J. Fox has a small one. The Pope has one but does not use it. Clinton uses his all the time. What is it?

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Uhh okay, I thought this was going to be much weirder. But PHEW it's not where my mind was going at all. Answer: LAST NAME. I mean that could have been weird right?

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I have six faces and twenty-one eyes, yet I can not see. What am I?

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Well, I suck at math so I would never be able to solve this one. Answer: DICE.

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Don't think too hard about this one... What is orange and sounds like a parrot?

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No, the answer is not a parrot. I thought they were going to make me look dumb, but I still look dumb. Answer: CARROT.

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This is a little morbid, but not as dark as you think, I promise. You use a knife to slice my head, And weep beside me when I'm dead. What am I?

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Answer: AN ONION.  See! Not that morbid. Nobody died yay!

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If you get this one, you are a super genius. You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What do you eat?

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Answer: CORN. Did you guess it? I completely blanked on this one. Also, I HAD to use this "Nacho Libre" gif. It was just too perfect.

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What’s black when you get it, red when you use it, and white when you’re all through with it?

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Answer: CHARCOAL.  Shoot dang it, that's a good one.

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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. What am I?

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Answer: AN ALARM CLOCK. Why did this make me feel bad for my alarm clock?

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The person who makes it sells it. The person who buys it doesn't use it. The person who uses it doesn't know he is using it. What is it?

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Answer: A COFFIN. This one GOT ME. I'm dead. Not coffin dead, but dead from laughing.

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What occurs once in every minute, twice in every moment, but never in a thousand years? There's no way this answer is simple because I am stumped.

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UGH. So much simpler than I thought. Answer: THE LETTER "M". Get it?

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When you need me, You throw me away. But when you are done with me, You bring me back. What am I?

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Oh, SNAP this sunk me. Answer: AN ANCHOR.

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Think hard about this one! You can do it. I turn my head, and you may go where you want. I turn it again, and you'll stay till you rot. I have no face, but I live or die. By my crooked teeth, Who am I?

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Answer: A KEY! A major key indeed...

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What gets wetter as it dries? I promise, it's a G rated answer.

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Answer: A TOWEL! HAH, that one got me. Dang, I am feeling stupider by the second.

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When you have me, you want to share me. When you share me, you no longer have me. What am I?

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Answer: A SECRET. I get it! This makes sense. But I still didn't figure it out.

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What can run, but never walks, Has a mouth, but never talks, Has a head, but never weeps, Has a bed, but never sleeps?

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Answer: A RIVER. I get it! The river runs, it has a mouth and a head and there is a river bed. It all makes sense now.

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Holes in the bottom, the left and the right. Yet it still holds water, with all its might. What is it? I'll give you a hint: it's yellow!

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Answer: A SPONGE!

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Do you still love riddles after these nearly impossible ones? Your brain might hurt, but you survived, even if you didn't get any right. Share these riddles with your friends and see if they can solve any of them! Or you can lie and tell them that you solved all of them, it's okay we won't tell.