Hard Riddles

Here you will find interesting and fun hard riddles, sayings and puzzles of all kinds. To solve the puzzles, you have to let your imagination run wild and see beyond logic to find the correct answer!

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Coin Toss

A dead body is found at the bottom of a multistory building. Seeing the position of the body, it is evident that the person jumped from one of the floors, committing suicide.

A homicide detective is called to look after the case. He goes to the first floor and walks in the room facing the direction in which the body was found.

He opens the window in that direction and flips a coin towards the floor. Then he goes to the second floor and repeats the process. He keeps on doing this until he reaches the last floor. Then, when he climbs down he tells the team that it is a murder not suicide.

How did he come to know that it was a murder?

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Category: Hard RiddlesTopics: Detective, Murder
Numbers

A detective who was mere days away from cracking an international oil smuggling ring has suddenly gone missing.

While inspecting his last-known location, officers find a note: 710 57735 34 5508 51 7718.

Currently there are 3 suspects: Bill, John, and Todd.

Can you break the detective’s code and find the criminal's name?

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Category: Hard RiddlesTopics: Detective
Funeral

A girl was attending her mother's funeral where she met a man.

She was very intrigued by the man and was interested in getting to know him.

As she was making her rounds she realized she had not gotten the man's name or number. Later, when she went to find him, he had already left.

A week later, she murdered her older brother to find the man.

Why?

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Category: Hard RiddlesTopics: Family, Murder

A horse is tied to a fifteen-foot rope and there is a bale of hay 25 feet away from him. The horse however is still able to eat from the hay. How is this possible?

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Category: Animal Riddles, Hard RiddlesTopics: Horse, Rope

A horse is tied to a five meter rope in front of an old saloon. Six meters behind the horse is a bale of hay. Without breaking his rope, the horse is able to eat the hay whenever he chooses. How is this possible?

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Category: Hard RiddlesTopics: Horse
Rich People

A man is found murdered on a Sunday morning. His wife calls the police, who question the wife and the staff, and are given the following alibis:

the wife says she was sleeping,
the butler was cleaning the closet,
the gardener was picking vegetables,
the maid was getting the mail, and
the cook was preparing breakfast.

Immediately, the police arrest the murderer.

Who did it and how did the police know?

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Category: Hard RiddlesTopics: Murder, Police
Cars, Knives and Wives

A man murders his wife with a knife in their car. Nobody is around to see this.

He throws her out of the car being careful not to leave any fingerprints on her body.

Next he throws the knife off of a cliff into a gorge where it will never be found and he goes home.

An hour later the police call him and tell him that his wife has been murdered and he needs to come to the scene of the crime immediately.

As soon as he arrives, he is arrested.

How did they know he did it?

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Category: Hard RiddlesTopics: Murder, Police
Rooms

A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms:

the first is full of raging fires;
the second, assassins with loaded guns;
and the third, lions who haven't eaten in years.

Which room is the safest?

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Category: Hard RiddlesTopics: Murder

An iron horse with a flaxen tail.
The faster the horse runs,
the shorter his tail becomes.
What is it?

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Category: Hard Riddles, What Is ItTopics: Horse, Needlework


Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday?

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Category: Hard RiddlesTopics: Time

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.

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Category: Hard RiddlesTopics: Morning, Night

Every time you lose something, you always find it in the very last place you would look. Why is this?

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Category: Hard RiddlesTopics: Find, Time

Two convicts are locked in a cell. There is an unbarred window high up in the cell. No matter if they stand on the bed or one on top of the other they can’t reach the window to escape. They then decide to tunnel out. However, they give up with the tunneling because it will take too long. Finally one of the convicts figures out how to escape from the cell. What is his plan?

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Category: Hard RiddlesTopics: Escape, Jail

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

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Category: Hard Riddles, Letter RiddlesTopics: Time

What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and grey when you throw it away?

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Category: Hard RiddlesTopics: Color

Yesterday is always before today. But there is a place where yesterday always follows today. Where?

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Category: Hard RiddlesTopics: Time