A necessity to some, a treasure to many,
I’m best enjoyed among pleasant company.
Some like me hot, some like me cold.
Some prefer mild, some like me bold.
What am I?
I come in the form of a question. If you don’t know the answers, you will think a lot, but when you know or you are being told the answer it sounds simple that you will think everybody can easily know.
A riddle or brain teaser.
I have been hot my entire life. Put me in water or in a freezer for days and I will still be hot. My red color should tell you but don’t be deceived, even when I’m green, I’m still hot. What am I?
A red or green laser. Red and green pepper also works.
Technically, the laser beam itself isn’t hot, but lasers can heat up what they’re shining on.
I can shave everyday but my beard will stay. Who am I?
I am a rare case where today comes before yesterday. What am I?
What breaks on the water but never on land?
I run fore to aft on one side of a ship and aft to fore on the other. What am I?
The name of the ship.
What other letter fits in the following series
B C D E I K O X ?
The letter H. It completes the list of letters that are vertically symmetrical. In other words, you can fold the top half of the letter over the bottom half and everything lines up.
I’m a family of seven,
Two are bitter and harsh,
Four are twins,
The last is the warmest of all.
What family am I?
The Seven Seas. The first two are bitter and harsh, the north and south ones are the twins, and the Indian Ocean is the warmest of the bunch.
- Arctic Ocean
- Antarctic Ocean
- North Atlantic Ocean
- South Atlantic Ocean
- North Pacific Ocean
- South Pacific Ocean
- Indian Ocean
There are 125 sheep and 5 dogs in a flock.
How old is the shepherd?
You can’t determine the answer.
I debated adding this riddle because it is less of a riddle and more of an illustration of how kids are (or are not) being taught to think for themselves. But after reading how kids feel the need to make up an answer without understanding why, I thought this could be a good reminder for all of us to exercise our critical thinking skills.
(via Student Voices)