Sometimes riddles and brainteasers are so simple they’re nearly impossible to solve.

Insider rounded up 23 riddles and brainteasers with simple answers that anyone could get wrong.

Scroll down to see if you can figure them out.


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

Foto: Big Ben in London, England.sourceantb/Shutterstock

Answer: The letter “M.”

Source: Quora

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What always ends everything?

Foto: This one shouldn’t be too tricky.sourceInsider

Answer: The letter “G.”

Source: Web Riddles


I have keys, but no locks. I have space, but no room. You can enter, but you can’t go outside. What am I?

Foto: Think hard, but not too hard.sourceShutterstock/Robert Brown Stock

Answer: A computer keyboard.

Source: Riddles.fyi


I have seas without water, coasts without sand, towns without people, and mountains without land. What am I?

Foto: Aerial view of Santa Maria beach in Sal Island Cape Verde.sourceShutterstock

Answer: A map.

Source: Riddles.com


A man shaves several times a day but still has a beard. Who is he?

Foto: Why is he shaving so much?sourceVeles Studio/Shutterstock

Answer: A barber.

Source: GRiN


What coat is best put on wet?

Foto: Multiple bottles of paint.sourceCourtesy of Stefan Pabst

Answer: A coat of paint.

Source: Riddles.fyi


A clerk in a butcher shop stands 5’10” inches tall and wears size 13 shoes. What does he weigh?

Foto: A butcher hard at work.sourceFrank Bean/Getty Images

Answer: Meat.

Source: Quora


How much dirt is in a hole that measures 2 feet by 3 feet by 4 feet?

Foto: A huge mound of dirt.sourceScott Olson/Getty Images

Answer: None.

Source: RBT


Which is correct to say: “The yolk of the egg is white” or “The yolk of the egg are white?”

Foto: An egg sizzling on a pan.sourceShutterstock

Answer: Neither, egg yolks are yellow.

Source: Riddles.com


What disappears as soon as you say its name?

Foto: This one is tough.sourceInsider

Answer: Silence.

Source: Riddles.com


This belongs to you, but everyone else uses it more.

Foto: The Timothée Chalamet in “Call Me by Your Name.”sourceSony Picture Classics

Answer: Your name.

Source: Riddles.tips


How many letters are in the alphabet?

Foto: Don’t over think this one.sourceInsider

Answer: There are 11 letters in “the alphabet.”

Source: Riddles.com


Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?

Foto: Daring hikers make the trek up the mountain.sourceTashi Sherpa/AP

Answer: Mt. Everest.

Source: RBT


Why can’t you take a picture of a man with a wooden leg?

Foto: A man snaps a photo.sourceElaine Thompson/AP

Answer: Because a wooden leg can’t take pictures, only a camera can.

Source: Riddles.com


You see a boat filled with people. It has not capsized, but when you look again you don’t see a single person on the boat. Why?

Foto: Are your eyes fooling you?sourcef11photo/Shutterstock

Answer: Everyone on the boat is married.

Source: Riddles.tips


What goes all the way around the world, but stays in the corner?

Foto: The answer is in the photo.sourceMatt Stroshane/Disney Parks/Getty Images

Answer: A stamp.

Source: Riddles.com


What has four fingers and a thumb, but isn’t alive?

Foto: Think, what would you wear over your hands?sourceShutterstock

Answer: A glove.

Source: GRiN


What gets bigger the more you take away?

Foto: This is an easy one.sourceShutterstock

Answer: A hole.

Source: RBT


The man who built it doesn’t use it, the man who bought it doesn’t need it, and the man who uses it doesn’t know it. What is it?

Foto: This one is life or death.sourceVadim Ghirda/AP

Answer: A coffin.

Source: Riddles.tips


What can never be put into a saucepan?

Foto: Hint: it’s not food.sourceRachel Hosie/Insider

Answer: Its lid.

Source: Riddlesdb.com


What runs but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps?

Foto: A beautiful river flows through mountains.sourceSergey Uryadnikov/Shutterstock

Answer: A river.

Source: Riddles.com


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

Foto: Think of what happens when you shout in a tunnel.sourceSam Spicer/Shutterstock

Answer: An echo.

Source: GRiN


What can you hold in your left hand, but never in your right?

Foto: A loving couple holding hands.sourceRawpixel/Shutterstock

Answer: Your right hand.

Source: Riddles.fyi

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