Ridiculously Random Riddles and Jazzy Jocose Jokes
By Aashna Sanghani, Class 7, JBCN International School, Parel, Mumbai
Q: I’m tall when I’m young and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?
A: A candle
Q: Mary’s father has 5 daughters – Nana, Nene, Nini, Nono. What is the fifth daughter's name?
A: If you answered Nunu, you are wrong. It’s Mary!
Q: In a one-story pink house, there was a pink person, a pink cat, a pink fish, a pink computer, a pink chair, a pink table, a pink telephone, a pink shower– everything was pink! What colour were the stairs?
A: There weren’t any stairs, it was a one-story house!
Q: What goes up when rain comes down?
A: An umbrella!
Q: What is the longest word in the dictionary?
A: Smiles, because there is a mile between each ‘s’
Q: Throw away the outside and cook the inside, then eat the outside and throw away the inside. What is it?
A: Corn on the cob, because you throw away the husk, cook and eat the kernels, and throw away the cob.
Q: What word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
Q: What travels around the world but stays in one spot?
A: A stamp!
Q: What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment and never in one thousand years?
A: The letter M
Q: What has 4 eyes but can’t see?
Q: If I have it, I don’t share it. If I share it, I don’t have it. What is it?
A: A Secret.
Q: What has hands but cannot clap?
A: A clock
Q: What can you catch but not throw?
A: A cold.
Q: A house has 4 walls. All of the walls are facing south, and a bear is circling the house. What colour is the bear?
A: The house is on the North pole, so the bear is white.
Q: What is so delicate that saying its name breaks it?
Q: You walk into a room with a match, a kerosene lamp, a candle, and a fireplace. Which do you light first?
A: The match.
Q: A man was driving his truck. His lights were not on. The moon was not out. Up ahead, a woman was crossing the street. How did he see her?
A: It was a bright and sunny day!
Q: What kind of tree can you carry in your hand?
A: A palm!
Q: If an electric train is travelling south, which way is the smoke going?
A: There is no smoke, it’s an electric train!
Q: Which weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?
A: Neither, they both weigh one pound!
Q: How many months have 28 days?
A: All 12 months!
Q: What number fits in the blank: 16, 06, 68, 88, __, 98,?
A: Flipping the number sequence makes it clear that the sequence is 86, __, 88, 89, 90, 91. The missing number is 87.
Q: Why did the sun go to school?
A: To get brighter!
Q: How do you know when the moon has enough to eat?
A: When it’s full.
Q: what do you call a tick on the moon?
A: A luna-tick
Q: What kind of music do planets sing?
Q: What’s a light-year?
A: The same as a regular year, but with less calories.
Q: Why did the cow go in the spaceship?
A: It wanted to see the mooooooon!
Q: What do planets like to read?
A: Comet books!