Classic Riddles

The very best of classic riddles from the internet.

To St. Ives

While on my way to St. Ives, I saw a man with 7 wives. Each wife had 7 sacks. Each sack had 7 cats. Each cat had 7 kittens. Kitten, cats, sacks, wives, How many were going to St. Ives?

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Mastery Of Range

I have many feathers to help me fly. I have a body and head, but I'm not alive. It is your strength which determines how far I go. You can hold me in your hand, but I'm never thrown. What am I?

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Hobbit riddle

In "The Hobbit" by J. R. R. Tolkien, there are several hard riddles that Gollum and Bilbo ask each other.

Alive without breath,
As cold as death;
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
All in mail never clinking.

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Never Rust

Glittering points that downward thrust, sparkling spears That never rust. what am I?

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Keep this thing

You must keep this thing, its loss will affect your brothers. For once yours is lost, it will soon be lost by others. What is it?

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