Do you like to train your brain and make it work on its full capacity? Check out the following **difficult riddles** and you will find a good occupation for this evening. Most of the riddles you find online are the same and lack creativity and intelligence. Even small children can find correct answers in a moment. After reading these very difficult riddles, you will understand that the task is challenging and maybe you will need a bit of help from your best friends.

## Difficult Riddles

Two travellers spend from 12 o’clock to 6 o’clock walking along a level road, up a hill and back again. Their pace is 4 mph on the level, 3 mph uphill, and 6 mph downhill.

How far do they walk and at what time do they reach the top of the hill?

A prisoner is told “If you tell a lie we will hang you; if you tell the truth we will shoot you.” What can he say to save himself?

Marking mortal privation, when firmly in place. An enduring summation, inscribed in my face. What am I?

A Tombstone.

What has four fingers and a thumb, but is not living?

Answer: A Glove.

Question: You have been given the task of transporting 3,000 apples 1,000 miles from Appleland to Bananaville. Your truck can carry 1,000 apples at a time. Every time you travel a mile towards Bananaville you must pay a tax of 1 apple but you pay nothing when going in the other direction (towards Appleland). What is highest number of apples you can get to Bananaville?

Answer: 833 apples.

Step one: First you want to make 3 trips of 1,000 apples 333 miles. You will be left with 2,001 apples and 667 miles to go.

Step two: Next you want to take 2 trips of 1,000 apples 500 miles. You will be left with 1,000 apples and 167 miles to go (you have to leave an apple behind).

Step three: Finally, you travel the last 167 miles with one load of 1,000 apples and are left with 833 apples in Bananaville.

A word I know, six letters it contains, remove one letter, and twelve remains. What am I?

Answer: Dozens.

## Hard Riddles

There are so many different kinds of riddles. Some people prefer to deal with easy riddles, while other prefers to devote a bit of time searching for the answer. Read these **hard riddles** and make your brain work a bit.

The captain of a ship was telling this interesting story: “We traveled the sea far and wide. At one time, two of my sailors were standing on opposite sides of the ship. One was looking west and the other one east. And at the same time, they could see each other clearly.” How can that be possible?

They were facing each other so that one was looking east and the other one was looking west.

Many have heard me, but nobody has seen me, and I will not speak back until spoken to. What am I?

An echo.

An item is made from lead blanks in a lathe shop. Each blank suffices for 1 item. Lead shavings accumulated for making 6 items can be melted and made into a blank. How many items can be made from 36 blanks. From 36 blanks there are 36 items made. The lead shavings are enough to make 6 blanks. Which make 6 more items. But don’t stop here. The new shavings are good for 1 more item. Total: 43

I can only live where there is light, but I die if the light shines on me. What am I?

Answer: A Shadow

## Hardest Riddle Ever

Some riddles are very challenging not only for children but for adults as well. Below, you will find a great collection of such kind of the hardest riddle ever. You will beg for help for sure!

Question: A fast food restaurant sells chicken in orders of 6, 9, and 20. What is the largest number of pieces of chicken you cannot order from this restaurant?

Answer: 43. After 6 all numbers divisible by 3 can be ordered (because they can all be expressed as a sum of 6’s and 9’s). After 26, all numbers divisible by three when subtracted by 20 can be obtained. After 46, all numbers divisible by three when subtracted by 40 can be obtained. After 46, all numbers fit into one of these 3 categories, so all numbers can be obtained. 43 is the last number that doesn’t fall into one of these categories (44 = 20 + 6 * 4, 45 = 6 * 6 + 9).

-I am not alive, but I grow; I don’t have lungs, but I need air; I don’t have a mouth, but water kills me. What am I?

Answer: Fire.

When the day after tomorrow becomes yesterday, the day which would then be today will be as far from Sunday as the day which is yesterday when it’s two days after that day’s tomorrow. What day of the week was this spoken?

It was spoken on Wednesday. “When the day after tomorrow becomes yesterday”, let the day be (A). Let “two days after that day” be (B). (A) and (B) are two days apart and equally far from Sunday, so they must be Saturday and Monday, meaning the original day was Wednesday.

A man phoned his daughter to ask her to buy a few things he needed for a trip. He told her she would find enough dollar bills for the purchase in an envolope on his desk. She found the note with 98 written on it. In the store she bought $90 dollars worth of things, but when it was time to pay she not only did have $8 left over but she was short. By how much and why?

(A). $4. She had read 86 upside down.

(B). Turn 9 upside down and exchange it with the 8. Both columms will add to 18.

## Hard Riddles For Adults

Does your friend find riddles too boring and simple? You can challenge him by sending the following hard riddles for adults. This collection will make him occupied for a long time and maybe he will even change his opinion about riddles in general.

Every night I’m told what to do, and each morning I do what i’m told. But I still don’t escape your scold.

Answer: An Alarm Clock

John has some chickens that have been laying him plenty of eggs. He wants to give away his eggs to several of his friends, but he wants to give them all the same number of eggs. He figures out that he needs to give 7 of his friends eggs for them to get the same amount, otherwise there is 1 extra egg left. What is the least number of eggs he needs for this to be true?

Answer: 301 eggs. The number of eggs must be one more than a number that is divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 since each of these numbers leave a remainder of 1. For this to be true one less than the number must be divisible by 5, 4, and 3 (6 is 2*3 and 2 is a factor of 4 so they will automatically be a factor). 5 * 4 * 3 = 60. Then you just must find a multiple of 60 such that 60 * n + 1 is divisible by 7. 61 / 7, 121 / 7, 181 / 7, 241 / 7 all leave remainders but 301 / 7 doesn’t.

-You can see nothing else, when you look in my face, I will look you in the eye, and I will never lie.

Answer: Your reflection.

If A is the brother of B; B is the sister of C; and C is the father of D, how D is related to A?

D is either the nephew or niece of A. A is the uncle of D. D is either the son or daughter of C. A, B and C are siblings and A is a male. C’s son or daughter has to be the nephew or niece of D.

## Difficult Brain Teasers

Some brain teasers are very impressive. Check out these difficult brain teasers which will surprise you in a good way. There is a big chance that you will need a bit of help from your friends. Anyways, this is a good occupation for your day off.

A great banquet was prepared for a Roman emperor and his courtiers. 22 Dormice, 40 Larks’ Tongues, 30 Flamingos and 40 Roast Parrots were served. How many portions of Boiled Ostrich were served?

42. Each vowel is worth 2 and each consonant 4, so Dormice gives 22, ect.

What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?

Answer: The Letter “M”.

Question: If it’s information you seek, come and see me. If it’s pairs of letters you need, I have consecutively three. Who am I?

Answer: A bookkeeper.

Pointing to a man, a woman said, “His mother is the only daughter of my mother.” How is the woman related to the man?

She is his mother. “Only daughter of my mother” means herself.