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I Climb Higher When Hot

I climb higher when hot,
But beware my rage,
I’ll kill with a breath,
If I can escape my cage.

Mercury. It rises when encased in a thermometer when it’s hot and mercury poisoning results from inhaling mercury.

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Jump When I Walk

I jump when I walk and sit when I stand. What am I?

A kangaroo.

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An Insect And a Half

I am an insect. Half of my name is another insect. What am I?

Beetle. (Bee is the other insect).

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I Run Up The Stairs

I run up and down the stairs without moving. What am I?

A rug.

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Not a Toy But Used For Pleasure

I am not a toy, though many use me for pleasure. I have a butt but I can not poop. I have been known to kill people. What am I?

A cigarette.

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A Ship To Ride the Greatest Waves

I am a ship that can be made to ride the greatest waves. I am not built by objects, but built by minds. What am I?

Friendship.

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Rarely Touched, Often Held

I’m rarely touched but often held and if you’re wise you’ll use me well. What am I?

Your tongue.

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I Move Quickly

Physicists have built devices to make me move quickly. My last eight letters can be commonly found in newspapers, magazines, and journals.

What am I?

Particles. Physicists use particle accelerators and newspapers, magazines and journals have articles.

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Take Away All My Letters

Take away my first letter,
Take away my second letter,
Take away all my letters,
and I remain the same.

What am I?

A mail carrier. Even when there aren’t any letters left to deliver, they’re job is still the mail carrier.

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You Twirl My Body

You twirl my body but I keep my head up high.
When I go in I keep things tight.

What am I?

A screw.

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