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Top 10 Best Riddles

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Top 10 Riddles

Throughout history, riddles have provided a pleasant diversion for thinkers, and enjoyable entertainment in the form of puzzles that test our brains, creativity, and perhaps even our patience. Whether they are the traditional classical riddles of ancient lore or some of the modern top 10 best riddles of all time, these mind games have been used by people for countless generations.

In order to illustrate examples of the best riddles, each of the following entries will provide the riddle in its clue form, then at the end will be an answer key with the solutions corresponding to the number of the referenced riddle. These are the top 10 riddles.

1. I have a bed but never sleep,
I have a bank but never sleep,
I am always running without stop,
What am I?

2. What is it that you can keep by giving it to someone else?

3. And what actually increases by giving it away?

4. “At night they come without being fetched
And by day they are lost without being stolen.”
What are they?

5. I am the beginning of eternity,
The end of time and space,
The beginning of every end,
And the end of every place.
What am I?

6. I do not breathe, but I run and jump.
I do not eat, but I swim and stretch.
I do not drink, but I sleep and stand.
I do not think, but I grow and play.
I do not see, but you see me every day.
What am I?

7. Large as a mountain, small as a pea,
Endlessly swimming in a waterless sea.
What are they?

8. What gets wet when drying?

9. When you bind me, I will walk
Yet when you loose me, there I stop.
What am I?

10. With potent, flowery words speak I,
Of something common, vulgar, dry;
I weave webs of pedantic prose,
In effort to befuddle those,
Who think I wile time away,
In lofty things, above all day
The common kind that linger where
Monadic beings live and fare;
Practical I may not be,
But life, it seems, is full of me!
 

Spoiler alert: Those were the top 10 riddles of all time, and the following are the correct answers for the best riddles ever.

1. A river. 2. Your word. 3. Love. 4. Stars. 5. The letter “e.” 6. A leg. 7. Asteroids. 8. A towel. 9. A sandal. 10. Riddle.

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