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13 Riddles You Will Not Solve Unless You Are Very, Very, Very Smart

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13 Riddles You Will Not Solve Unless You Are Very, Very, Very Smart

“RIDDLE ME THIS!!!” — The Riddler, but also me making this quiz.

In a viral thread, redditor mmajamm asked, “What is the best riddle you know? The kind that could make someone lose their mind over it?” and, WHEW BUDDY, did people come prepared!

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So — with that in mind — let’s see how many of these wacky riddles you can figure out without completely losing it:

  1. “Tread on the living, we make not a mumble. Tread on the dead, we mutter and grumble. What are we?”

    Correct! 

    Wrong! 

    LEAVES!

    Yabusama

    Via Geshas/Getty Images

  2. “With pointed fangs and in plain sight, my bloodless victims are bound by my bite. What am I?”

    Correct! 

    Wrong! 

    A STAPLER!

    Dr-Figgleton

    Via Oleg_Chernyavsky/Getty Images

  3. “The maker doesn’t want it. The buyer doesn’t use it. The user doesn’t know it. What am I?”

  4. “I can travel the entire world while staying in the corner. What am I?”

    Correct! 

    Wrong! 

    A POSTAGE STAMP!

    katelli

    Via TheRachelKay/Getty Images

  5. “It is the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space. It is the start of every end, the end of every place.”

    Correct! 

    Wrong! 

    THE LETTER “E”!

    SpawnicusRex

    Via gorica/Getty Images

  6. “This thing, all things devours, birds, beasts, trees, flowers. Gnaws iron. Bites steel. Grinds hard stones to meal. Slays king. Ruins town. Beats high mountain down. What is it?”

  7. “I always run, but never walk. I often murmur, but never talk. I have a bed, but never sleep. I have a mouth, but never eat. What am I?”

    Correct! 

    Wrong! 

    A RIVER!

    pumperthruster

    Via marekuliasz/Getty Images

  8. “What word begins with e, ends with e, and contains a letter (but is not the letter e)?”

    Correct! 

    Wrong! 

    AN ENVELOPE!

    enchanter177

    Via seb_ra/Getty Images

  9. “I breathe, yet I am not alive. My licks are never those of love. The more you feed me, the hungrier I become. What am I?”

    Correct! 

    Wrong! 

    FIRE!

    Plus1that

    Via flukesamed/Getty Images

  10. “Simon’s dad had four sons: March, April, and May. What is the name of the fourth son?”

  11. “What is red, but smells like blue paint?”

    Correct! 

    Wrong! 

    RED PAINT!

    CPTginger

    Via ArturNyk/Getty Images

  12. “Arnold Schwarzenegger’s is long, Donald Trump’s is short, and Madonna doesn’t have one. What am I?”

  13. And finally:

    “Tear me off and scratch my head. What once was red is black instead. What am I?”

    Correct! 

    Wrong! 

    A MATCH!

    Shomez42

    Via AntiMartina/Getty Images

Some riddles were edited for length and/or clarity. H/T Reddit!

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