Here are some riddles that are difficult to understand. You may have to spend longer trying to figure out what the solution is.
Riddle 1. Bus
A family was taking a journey through Colorado on a cross-country bus. The parents were bringing their children to visit some relatives who lived in a remote rural area. When the bus reached the foot of a mountain, the children began complaining that they were hungry. The parents decided to get off the bus at the next shop or restaurant they passed.
After a few minutes, they spotted a little roadside diner where they could all grab a bite to eat, so the wife pushed the stop button. The bus pulled over to the side of the road and the family got off, one by one.
Inside the diner, the parents and children were happily eating dinner, when they happened to look up at the TV. There was a news report on the screen that said a terrible accident had just taken place nearby. A bus had been crushed by falling rocks and everybody on board had been killed.
The parents were shocked. It was the same bus they had just been traveling on.
“I wish we had never gotten off that bus…” said the wife.
When the husband heard this, he spat out his food.
“What are you saying?” he shouted. “How could you say that?”
Then he thought for a second.
“Oh, I see,” he said. “You’re right. We shouldn’t have gotten off.”
Why did they say this?
Riddle 2. Soldier
At the end of the war in Iraq, an American soldier made a phone call to his parents.
“Hi Mom and Dad,” he said. “They’ll be sending me home in a few days. When I get home, do you think I could stay with you guys for a while?”
His parents were overjoyed at the news that he would be coming home.
“Of course!” cried his father. “You can live with us for as long as you like.”
“One of my buddies here has no place to go”,” he said. “Would you mind if he came to stay with us for a while too?”
“That’s fine, son” said his mother. “Your friends are always welcome in our house.”
“But, there’s something you should know”, said the son. “My buddy stepped on a land mine. He lost his arms and legs.”
There was a long silence on the other end of the line.
“Well, that would be fine for a few days,” said his mother. “But caring for a disabled person is hard. It would be a big burden on your father and I. Perhaps you could find him a nursing home or some sort of veteran’s hospital instead.”
Without another word, the son hung up the phone.
The next day, the parents received a phone call from their son’s commanding officer. He regretfully informed them that their son had committed suicide. The parents were devastated.
A few days later, the son’s corpse was flown back to the USA and his parents were there to collect the body. When they opened the coffin and saw their son, they both broke down crying.
Riddle 3. Public Bathroom
I was walking home last night, when I felt the urge to poop. I had to use a creepy, old public bathroom. It was down at the end of a street full of abandoned houses. Very spooky. I went into the bathroom, opened the door of the first stall and peeked inside. There was graffiti on the walls. On the right, it said “This bathroom is haunted” and on the left it said “This writing will change”. Creepy, huh?
I went into the stall, pulled down my pants and sat on the toilet. While I was pooping, I started thinking about the strange graffiti. Maybe I’m superstitious, but I just had to take another look. On my right, it said “This bathroom is haunted” and on my left it said “This writing will change”. Hmmm…. So if the writing didn’t change, that means the bathroom isn’t haunted, right?
Riddle 4. Lottery
I really miss my sister. I’m 8 years old and my sister is 12. Ever since I can remember, our family has always been poor. My sister and I had to wear the same clothes every day and the kids at school used to make fun of us. Last year, my sister ran away from home. Even though we shared a bedroom, she never warned me she was going to leave. If I’d known, I probably would have begged her to take me with her. When I woke up in the morning, my mother told me my sister was gone. My parents said they are still searching for her, but I don’t think they’re putting in a lot of effort.
Not long after that, my parents won the lottery. My mom said she found the winning ticket in a dumpster. When I saw all the money in the briefcase, I thought our problems were over. I was wrong. My parents immediately went on a spending spree. My dad bought himself a new car and a big TV. My mom bought herself some nice new dresses and lots of jewelery. They didn’t buy me anything.
“What happens when all the money runs out,” I asked them.
“Don’t worry,” replied my mom. “We’ll still have you.”
I guess that means they love me. Doesn’t it?
Riddle 5. Parents
A young girl was locked in a coalshed. She was crying. Through her tears, she noticed an old lamp sitting among the pieces of coal. She picked it up and began rubbing off the coal dust.
Suddenly a genie appeared and said, “I will grant you one wish. Choose wisely, for one wish is all I can grant.”
“Please make my parents disappear!” cried the girl. “I really hate them!”
“Your wish is my command,” said the genie. “Go to sleep tonight. Before you wake up in the morning, your wish will be granted.”
The next morning, the girl woke up and went downstairs. She found her mother and father sitting at the kitchen table, eating breakfast. The girl immediately regretted making the wish. She ran out to the coalshed and began rubbing the lamp.
The genie appeared and asked, “Are you happy now?”
“Please let me take back the wish I made yesterday”, begged the girl.
“I am sorry,” said the genie. “Once a wish has been granted, it cannot be taken back.”
The young girl began crying bitterly.
Riddle 6. Identical Twins
There were two young girls, named Mandy and Melissa, who were identical twins. They lived with their parents and older brother in a large mansion on the edge of town. Everybody was jealous of the girls because their father was rich and he bought them everything they wanted.
One dark night, the girls were kidnapped. When they awoke, they found themselves blindfolded and tied to chairs. The girls were extremely frightened and began to cry.
Suddenly, Mandy heard a high-pitched voice whispering in her ear. It was the kidnapper.
“I have contacted your parents and I am demanding one million dollars ransom,” he said. “If you try to escape, I will kill Melissa.”
Then, Melissa heard the kidnapper whispering in her ear.
“I have contacted your parents and I am demanding one million dollars ransom,” he said. “If you try to escape, I will kill Mandy.”
Riddle 7. Ball Bearing
A man was working in his toolshed when his son came in crying.
“What’s wrong, Son,” asked the father.
“Daddy, I was playing marbles with the other boys at school,” whimpered the little boy. “One of them stuffed a ball bearing in my ear and it won’t come out.”
“Don’t worry son,” said the father. “I’m sure I have something here that will get it out.”
The father’s favorite hobbies were science and woodwork. His workshop was filled with all manner of contraptions, gizmos and inventions. He gazed around his toolshed and his eyes settled on a super-strong electro-magnet he had built himself.
“This machine here is a magnet,” he told his son. “The ball bearing is metal, so when I turn this machine on, it will yank the ball bearing out.”
The man placed his son’s ear up against the magnet. He flicked the switch and there was a loud clang. His son crumpled to the floor, killed instantly.
How did the son die?