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?
A certain crime is punishable if attempted but not punishable if committed. What is it?
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.
Look at me. I can bring a smile to your face, A tear to your eye, Or even a thought to your mind. But, I can't be seen. What am I?
It belongs to you, but other people use it more than you do. What is it?
What can bring back the dead; make us cry, make us laugh, make us young; born in an instant yet lasts a life time?
One word in this sentence is misspelled. What word is it?
No legs have I to dance, No lungs have I to breathe, No life have I to live or die And yet I do all three. What am I?