Are you spending too much time watching TV? Too much time on the internet? Or just too much time with technology in general? Get everyone’s mind moving with our funny, tricky, and hard long riddles with answers. We have “Who Am I”, “What Am I” and everything in between that many will enjoy. All of the riddles in this comprehensive list have long questions but many are also long riddles with simple answers, just enough to challenge the brain and spark some interest and curiosity. Some of you might be a pro at solving really long riddles that make you think, so test yourself with these brain-melters. We have divided these into two primary categories, long riddles with answers and long riddles for kids. The first section tend to be a bit more difficult and may be more appropriate adults. Enjoy, exercise your mind and start solving some riddles!

Long Riddles with Answers

Where do you see a tipsy Aunt, turkey, screaming kids, a parade, an Uncle who is a football super fan, a corn, a picky eater, millennial who can’t stop looking at their phone, a warm pie, a grandma who always you’re too skinny you need to eat more and pants complaining in one place? 

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Thanksgiving dinner

It is novel, it is big, and it has created a massive outbreak. It makes you stay home, it makes you isolate, it drives people crazy they need to meditate. Schools are closed you need to quarantine it is a little scary that toilet papers disappeared and as of today there ain’t no vaccine. What is it?

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I can laugh, I can cry, I can be the flying hero in the sky. I can dress up, I can be a clown, I can be scary, moody or happy next time around. You see me in the magazine and on TV and I get so many haters and that’s okay with me. I can be the devil, I can be a saint, I can do just about anything what you want me to be, and I still get paid. Who am I?

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An actor

I carry a lot of secrets, happy or sad, I drive or walk to my destination even in mud. Rain or shine I go to work to make sure I give you what is truly yours. Everything that I bring with me is destined for only one place which is decided in advance, when I see you happy I might break out with a silly dance. Who am I?

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A mail carrier

After booming and zapping is when I emerge, to bring you bright dazzling beauty when I diverge. Some say that I hide enormous wealth, but those riches have always proven stealth. My colors are of beauty, iridescent, luminous and pretty. You can find me somewhere way up high, it might be the land that you heard of once in a lullaby. What am I?

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A rainbow

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It was a Christmas morning for a family in Pennsylvania when the mother went to the store, the youngest son was watching Peppa Pig on TV, the middle son was doing yoga, the eldest son was mowing the lawn, and the father was reading a newspaper. Then, when it was time to eat everyone discovered that all of the food had been eaten. Who ate all the food?

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The eldest son because it was December in Pennsylvania and the lawn wouldn’t need mowing

Joe, Dennis, Jennifer, Angel, Olivia, Abby, Zoe, Stephanie, Ray, the pilot, Scarlet, Nicole and Brad were in an airplane crash and every single person died on board. However, when the ambulance arrived they discovered Julie and Arthur still alive. How did this happen?

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Julie and Arthur were married and are therefore not single

A yellow and black dead butterfly is in the middle of a spider web and all of its legs are caught in the web. The spider notices it and comes running at it ready to tie it up and consume it. If the butterfly wants to get away from a spider, would it have the best chance of survival if it fluttered its wings, wiggled its legs or did both?

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It can’t do any of the above because the butterfly is already dead

Each day many people from all over the world and all walks of life come and visit me, however they usually only stay for a few minutes. I am considered by many to be very dirty, yucky and gross yet few people would want to live without me. And, whenever people come see me, they reveal to me a part of themselves that they rarely show to others. What or who am I?

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A toilet

Catherine and Alexandria went on a vacation. They both got 2 separate hotel rooms. The rooms have no heating and Alexandria was really cold but Catherine was not. Without adding any clothing or wrapping herself in any other material or using any fire for heat, what did Catherine do to stay warm in that cold empty room?

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Catherine huddled in the corner of the room where it is always 90 degrees (think about it…)

Imagine that you are trapped inside a windowless building with nothing but a box of matches, 3 candles and a ceramic mug. The flood waters are rising and are currently up to your neck. You are panicking and your heart is beating so fast and your throat is closing up. The door is hopelessly locked and there is no one within 100 miles of you. How can you get out of this situation?

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Stop imagining

I can be crushed to pieces but only if I am given away first, I can be clogged and attacked but that’s usually my own doing. No matter how many problems I have, you wouldn’t dare let me go. I can break, fail, wrench and burn at the same time I can be light, warm, whole and heavy, pure, weak, cold, honest and open, sad or happy. What am I?

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A heart

It goes up and I go down, it is dazzling and blazing hot. If you look right at it, your eyes will wish you had not. It rises and it sets in different directions, when you stare at it directly there will be some spots in your vision. It is huge and mighty, glorious and bright, it makes everything beautiful from dawn til’ night.

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The sun

A woman was driving on the highway when she suddenly got a flat tire. She pulled over and removed the flat tire and was about to replace it with the spare when all four of the wheel nuts were blown by a huge gust of wind off the side of the road and down the cliff. There was no way the woman could get to them. She sat down perplexed and frustrated until a bicyclist passed by and pointed out that she had all the wheel nuts she needed. She applied the advice and safely drove away. What was the advice?

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Take one wheel nut off of the other 3 nuts and put it onto the spare so that each wheel had 3 nuts.

In a one story single detached house at the kiddie corner of the road in Omaha, Nebraska, the bedrooms were blue, the kitchen was purple, the living room was green, the garage was brown, the bathrooms were navy, the entry hall was white and the sitting room was orange. What color were the stairs?

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There are no stairs in a one-story house

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Elsa told Olaf that she would give him $2 for each fresh-baked bagel that she gave him. Olaf smiled and said he’d get to work right away. After a few hours, Olaf showed up with 2000 bagels for Elsa, who was stunned. Elsa upheld her side of the bargain and gave Olaf $4000. However, Olaf was only able to keep $1000 for himself. What happened to the remaining $3000?

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Olaf gave it to his friends who helped make the bagel

I can be expensive, I can be cheap. I can be old, I can be new. I can dress up a woman, I can dress up a man. I can be exotic or I can be unique, simple or intricate, heavy and sometimes oh so light. I can sometimes make a lady look gaudy or elegant. I am given to many or given away, if you get a shiny and rare version of me I am sure I will be the talk of the party. What am I?

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A jewelry

Circular, square, long, wobbly or little, it comes in many different shapes and you can find it in the middle. Around it we can have a serious discussion, a meeting, a project, a conference, even breakfast, lunch and dinner. It can be wooden, metal, plastic or plain, sometimes my Aunt Elisabeth even covers it with paper or linen. What is it?

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A table

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Long Riddles for Kids

long riddles for kidsIf you are looking for the best long riddles for kids that are not quite as challenging, then this section is for you. While many of the previous ones may be better as long riddles for adults, the ones in this section are specifically designed for teens and young kids who are in school and can use some mental stimulation. These are particularly handy if you are home schooling your kids, if it is the weekend or if they don’t have enough homework to do. This is a great way to stimulate their minds while also keeping things light and fun. We hope the little ones enjoy these long good riddles.

You give it to your parents, you give to your grandparents, you give it to your sister and your brother, to Fido, Lassie and even your best friends. If they give it back to you, then you both have one. I don’t know if you’re allowed to give it to a nun. Sometimes it makes a noise, sometimes it is quiet, but it is always available, always for free. You can get it anytime and you have an unlimited supply, blow it in any direction and let it fly. What is it?

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She is famously pretty and you can make her anything you want her to be. She comes in many colors and sizes, with long hair, short hair, blonde, brunette, straight or curly. She’s as cute as can be and can fit in your hand. Sometimes she might even come with a magic wand. Who is she?

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A Barbie doll

You hear a catchy tune this time of year. You see so many lights sparkly and clear. You can even smell the hot cocoa topped with marshmallows. Your mother is so busy with her to-do lists, and Santa was seen giving Mrs. Santa a kiss. Everyone is so busy, happy and filled with cheer, for this is one of the best times of the year.

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I am rich but I cannot be poor, I can be dark and I can be white, I can be hot or I can be cold, I can be a powder or I can be in pieces, I can be French or Belgian, I can be raw and can be especially sweet and even addictive. But one thing is for sure having too much of me can make your body a little jittery. What am I?

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Some people believe in me and others don’t, and on Halloween nights I might be seen, at night I roam around and sometimes I float. Forget the zombies, the bats, the snakes and the mummies because when you hear a troubled noise coming from the ground, you can’t run and hide from my super spooky and creepy sound. What am I?

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A ghosts

What is bright, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, bright, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, bright, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, bright, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, bright, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, bright, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet?

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A bright rainbow in a washing machine

I might be heavy, I might be light, I can be rusty, I can be fine. Sometimes I shine, sometimes I’m dull, sometimes I am big, and sometimes I am small. I can be pointy, I can be curved, and don’t ask me questions because even though I’m sharp, I’m not smart enough to answer you. What am I?

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I can be 0-10, and even to 18.5, I may also come in half a size. New or old, narrow or wide, just take your pick, but make sure you know how to use a measuring stick. I can be muddy, smelly, expensive, colorful, plain or nice.You can also tie me, untie me, or leave me by the door, but I know your feet will thank me once you’ll wear me more. What am I?

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If you can slip and fall on a banana peel, you’ll get in a jam with an orange, and you’ll start to feel blue with blueberries, you’ll get in a mash with potatoes, you’ll be in a hurry with ketchup, you’ll get in a pickle with a cucumber, then what do you get when you step on grapes?

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