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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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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Lasts A Lifetime

What can bring back the dead; make us cry, make us laugh, make us young; born in an instant yet lasts a life time?

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Not spelled right

One word in this sentence is misspelled. What word is it?

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