Riddles - Englische Rätsel Fragen & Antworten
Which has more legs, a cow or no cow?
Answer: No cow; a cow has four legs, but no cow has eight legs.
Where are kings usually crowned?
Answer: On the head.
Three large women went walking under one umbrella, but none of them got wet. Why?
Answer: It wasn’t raining.
Why does a cow go over a hill?
Answer: Because she can’t go under it.
Is it safe to write a letter on an empty stomach?
Answer: It is safe enough, but it is better to write the letter on paper.
Why did Adam bite the apple that Eve gave to him?
Answer: Because he had no knife.
What does a hen do when she stands on one foot?
Answer: Lift up the other.
What has five eyes, but cannot see?
Answer: The Mississippi River.
What is that by losing an eye nothing left but a nose?
Answer: The word NOISE
What is that you brake when you name it?
Who was the fastest runner in the bible?
Answer: Adam, he was first in the human race.
What kind of an umbrella does the President’s wife carry on a rainy day?
Answer: A wet one.
What is the best way to keep fish from smelling?
Answer: Cut off their noses.
What ship is always managed by more than one person?
Why do white sheep eat so much more than black ones?
Answer: Because there are so many more of them.
What’s the difference between a lemon and a white elephant?
Answer: A lemon is yellow.
Who are the largest two ladies in the United States?
Answer: Miss Ouri and Mrs. Sippi.
Two Indians are standing on a hill, and one is the father of the other’s son? What relation are the two Indians to each other?
Answer: Husband and wife.
As long as I eat, I live; but when I drink, I die.
What were the Chicago gangster’s last words?
Answer: Who put this violin in my violin case?
What is always coming but never arrives?
Answer: The highway.
What is worse than finding a worm in apple?
Answer: Finding half a worm.
Why has the giraffe such a long neck?
Answer: because his head is so far from his body.
A man was locked in a room which had nothing in except a piano.
How did he get out?
Answer: He played the piano until he found the right key.
How long will an eight-day clock run without winding?
Answer: It won’t run at all without winding?
Which moves faster, heat or cold?
Answer: Heat, for you can catch cold.
What comes with an auto, is of no use to an auto, and yet the auto cannot run without it?
What is found in the middle of both America and Australia?
Answer: The letter R.
I have five noses, six mouths and seven ears. What am I?
Answer: Quite ugly.
What makes a road broad?
Answer: The letter B.
Why can we send no more dispatches to Washington?
Answer: Because he is dead.
Have you ever heard of a baby raised on elephant’s milk?
Answer: Yes, a baby elephant.
Who is bigger, Mrs. Bigger or her baby?
Answer: The baby is a little Bigger.
Where can you always find sympathy?
Answer: In the dictionary.
What is the hardest thing about learning to ride a bicycle?
Answer: The pavement.
What is that was given to you, belongs to you exclusively, and yet is used more by your friends than by yourself?
Answer: Your name.
What is full of holes and yet holds water?
Answer: A sponge.
What can be right but never wrong?
Answer: An angle.
What would happen to a man if he swallowed his teaspoon?
Answer: He wouldn’t be able to stir.
What can be broken without being hit or dropped?
Answer: A promise.
What time is it when an elephant sits on a fence?
Answer: Time to get a new one.
What’s the definition of minimum?
Answer: A very small mother.
How can a man fall off a fifty-foot ladder and not be hurt?
Answer: By falling off the bottom rung.
What has four legs and flies in the air?
Answer: Two birds.
What always ends everything?
Answer: The letter G.
What runs around town all day and lies under the bed at night with its tongue hanging out?
Answer: A shoe.
What ends with E, begins with P, and has a thousand letters?
Which two letters of the alphabet have nothing between them?
Answer: N and P; they have O between them.
Where does Friday come before Thursday?
Answer: In the dictionary.
When was B the first letter of the alphabet?
Answer: In the days of No-A.
Tommy Tucker took two strings and tied two turtles to two tall trees. How many T’s are in that?
Answer: There are two T’s in that.
What starts with T, ends with T, and is full of Tea?
What do you call an elephant that flies?
Answer: A jumbo jet.
What is it that one needs most in the long run?
Answer: His breath.
What do you give an elephant with big feet?
Answer: Plenty of room.
What would you do if you swallowed a light bulb?
Answer: Use a candle.
Luke had it first, Paul had it last; boys never have it, girls have it but once; Miss Sullivan had it twice in the same place, but when she married Pat Murphy she never had it again.
Answer: The letter L.
What’s the difference between a biscuit and an elephant?
Answer: You can’t dip an elephant into your tea.
How do you get an elephant into a matchbox?
Answer: Take all the matches out first.
What did the big chimney say to the little chimney?
Answer: You’re too young to smoke.
How can you tell if there’s an elephant in the refrigerator?
Answer: You can’t shut the door.
When do elephants have eight feet?
Answer: When there are two of them.
What do you call a play that’s acted by ghosts?
Answer: A phantomime.
What did the barman say when the ghost asked for a drink?
Answer: ‘We don’t serve spirits.’
What do you call a wicked old woman who lives by the sea?
Answer: A sandwich.
Why does a witch ride on a broom?
Answer: A vacuum cleaner is too heavy.
What’ a vampire’s favourite tourist spot?
Answer: The Vampire State Building.
What do seamonsters eat?
Answer: Fish and ships.
What did the boy octopus say to the girl octopus?
Answer: I want to hold your hand hand hand hand hand hand hand hand.
Why do people go to bed?
Answer: Because the bed won’t come to them.
Who invented the five day week?
Answer: Robinson Crusoe. He had all his work done by Friday.
What’s yellow and black with red spots?
Answer: A leopard with measles.
What’s the longest word in the dictionary?
Answer: ‘Smile’, because it has a mile between the first and the last letters.
What’s the difference between a dog and a flea?
Answer: The dog can have a flea, but the flea can’t have a dog.
When is it bad luck to have black cat follow you?
Answer: When you are a mouse.
What can you put in the fridge that will stay hot?
Should you stir your tea with your left hand or right?
Answer: Neither. You should stir it with a spoon.
What’s black and white and noisy?
Answer: A zebra with a set of drums.
Why will television never take the place of newspaper?
Answer: Have you ever tried swatting a fly with a television?
If a man is born in Turkey, grows up in Italy, comes to America and dies in Chicago, what is he?
What are the best steps to take when you meet an escaped lion?
Answer: Very long ones.
What did the skunk say when the wind changed direction?
Answer: ‘Ah, it’s all coming back to me now.’
What is a bird after he is four days old?
Answer: Five days old.
On which side does a chicken have most feathers?
Answer: On the outside.
What is always coming but never arrives?
What grows bigger the more you take from it?
Answer: A hole.
What can fall on water without of getting wet?
Answer: A shadow.
What always goes to bed with his shoes on?
Answer: A horse.
What’s yellow on the inside and green on the outside?
Answer: A banana disguised as a cucumber.
What did you get when you cross a carrier pigeon with a woodpecker?
Answer: A bird who knocks before he delivers his message.
Why do birds fly to south in winter?
Answer: Because it’s to far to walk.
What is a complete waste of time?
Answer: Telling a bald man hair-raising stories.
How should you dress on a cold day?
What’s the best way to keep water out of the house?
Answer: Don’t pay the water rates.
What is the reddest side of an apple?
Answer: The outside.
Ask a question that cannot be answered „Yes".
Answer: „Are you asleep?"
How can you tell which end of a worm is his head?
Answer: Tickle his middle and see which end smiles.
What does everyone have that can always count on?
Answer: His fingers.
Why is this riddle the last?
Answer: Because there’s none after it.