Some Top-Rated Good Riddles

We have been receiving your ratings for our good riddles selection and we now have some clear winners. Here is a list of a few of our best riddles from this category by rating:

  1. Riddle #138: I have two arms, but fingers I have none. I’ve got two feet, but I cannot run. I carry well, but I carry best with my feet off the ground. What am I?
  2. Riddle #141: How can you throw a ball 20 meters, and have it come back to you without hitting anything?
  3. Riddle #56: How many eggs can you put in an empty basket?
  4. Riddle #89: Four cars come to a four way stop, all coming from a different direction. They can’t decide who got there first, so they all go forward at the same time. They do not crash into each other, but all four cars go. How is this possible?

If you think you know the answers and want to check them or you can’t solve these riddles, find the riddles and answers by checking the good riddles page and sorting them by rating. Besides our own riddles, we found this video on YouTube containing what they claim to be the most difficult riddle in the world. We disagree, but we still wanted to post this video to see what you thought.

For information about riddles in general, check out the Wikipedia riddle page.

Solving a Math Riddle

Riddles come in many shapes and forms, however, math riddles are a good way to test your mathematical skills and logical analysis. Whether a direct math riddle in which numbers are expressly given or the numbers must be used in your analysis of the riddle, math riddles are good riddles that require some sort of numerical analysis.

Some math riddles are more obvious than others and use numbers in a more basic sense, hiding the fact that the riddle really requires more logic than math. For example, if I asked ‘There is a chain nailed to the wall. The chain is 10 feet long and the center of the chain dips down 5 feet from where each side of the chain is nailed to the wall. How far are the 2 ends of chain from each other?’ While the numbers might frighten the numerically disinclined, the answer does not require much math. We know that a chain nailed up as such would hang more and more as the nails became close and through experience we know that the most it could hang is half the length. If the chain is 10 feet long, we know that it will hang the 5 feet given at most. So, the nails are right next to each other.

Some math riddles can be classified as hard riddles in the mathematical sense. These require a little more math and quantitative thinking. Suppose the riddle is ‘How many people do you need to have the odds be in favor (at least 50% chance) of two people having the same birthday?’ The answer to this riddle can not be easily logically deduced. This requires some prerequisite statistical knowledge that is more than I want to go into in this post. For the answer, see our riddle our Math Riddles page and the answer explanation at Wikipedia.

Whether you’re a math whiz or a math novice, math riddles are some of the best riddles out there.