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Death Riddles

Here you find our popular collection of death riddles and other interesting and fun death puzzles and brain teasers 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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A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him?

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Category: Animal RiddlesTopics: Building, Death, Lion

Alive as you but without breath,
As cold in my life as in my death;
Never a thirst though I always drink,
Dressed in a mail but never a clink.

Category: Animal Riddles, Classical riddlesTopics: Death, Drink

Did you hear about the Italian chef with a terminal illness?

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Category: PunsTopics: Death

Dipping, glinting, gliding by,
Rainbow-fretted, wrought of breath.
I live only while I fly –
Earth’s rough kiss my sudden death.

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Category: Poem RiddlesTopics: Death, Kiss, Life

I am alive without breath and cold as death. I am never thirsty but always drinking. What am I?

Category: Animal Riddles, What I AmTopics: Death, Drink, Fish

I have no life, but I can die. What am I?

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Category: What I AmTopics: Death, Life

If I drink, I die. If i eat, I am fine. What am I?

Category: What I AmTopics: Death, Fire

It brings back the lost as though never gone, shines laughter and tears with light long since shone; a moment to make, a lifetime to shed; valued then but lost when your dead. What Is It?

Category: What Is ItTopics: Death

Poor people have it, Rich people need it, if you eat it you die, what is it?

Category: What Is ItTopics: Death, Rich

The man who invented it,
Doesn't want it for himself.
The man who bought it,
Doesn't need it for himself.
The man who needs it,
Doesn't know it when he needs it.

Category: Classical riddlesTopics: Death

The manufacturer doesn't need it, the buyer doesn't want it, and the user doesn't know that he's using it. What is it?

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Category: What Is ItTopics: Coffin, Death

Two men are in a desert. They both have packs on. One of the guys is dead. The guy who is alive has his pack open, the guy who is dead has his pack closed. What is in the pack?

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Category: Medical RiddlesTopics: Death, Desert, Parachute

What lives on its own substance and dies when it devours itself?

Category: Miscellaneous RiddlesTopics: Death

When I'm young I'm tall
When I'm old I'm short
When I'm alive I glow
Because of your breath I die

What am I?

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Category: Poem Riddles, What I AmTopics: Death, Life

Who makes it, but has no need of it.
Who buys it, but has no use for it.
Who uses it but can neither see nor feel it.
What is it?

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Category: What Is ItTopics: Coffin, Death

Why did the boy bury his flashlight?

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Category: Riddles for KidsTopics: Death

Why was Karl Marx buried at Highgate Cemetery in London?

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Category: Riddles for KidsTopics: City, Death

You walk into a creepy house by yourself. There is no electricity, plumbing or ventilation. Inside you notice 3 doors with numbers on them. Once you open the doors you will die a particular way.
Door #1 You’ll be eaten by a lion who is hungry.
Door #2 You’ll be stabbed to death.
Door #3 There is an electric chair waiting for you.

Which door do you pick?

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Category: Animal Riddles, Logic RiddlesTopics: Death, Lion