# Best riddles for teens

## An empty box

How many apples can you put in an empty box?
Zero. When you put an apple, it no longer remains empty. Others say one. After you put one in there, it is not empty.
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## Days of week

A group of campers have been on vacation so long, that they've forgotten the day of the week. The following conversation ensues. Darryl: "What's the day? I dont think it is Thursday, Friday or Saturday." Tracy: "Well that doesn't narrow it down much. Yesterday was Sunday." Melissa: "Yesterday wasn't Sunday, tomorrow is Sunday." Ben: "The day after tomorrow is Saturday." Adrienne: "The day before yesterday was Thursday." Susie: "Tomorrow is Saturday." David: "I know that the day after tomorrow is not Friday." If only one person's statement is true, what day of the week is it?
Friday.
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## What goes in dry and hard

What goes in dry and hard, but comes out wet and soft?
Chewing gum.
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What kind of tree can you carry in your hand?
A palm.
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## King has no family

A king has no sons, no daughters, and no queen. For this reason he must decide who will take the throne after he dies. To do this he decides that he will give all of the children of the kingdom a single seed. Whichever child has the largest, most beautiful plant will earn the throne; this being a metaphor for the kingdom. At the end of the contest all of the children came to the palace with their enormous and beautiful plants in hand. After he looks at all of the children's pots, he finally decides that the little girl with an empty pot will be the next Queen. Why did he choose this little girl over all of the other children with their beautiful plants?
The king gave them all fake seeds and the little girl was the only honest child who didn't switch seeds.
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## Telephone problem

A woman depended on a public telephone to make her calls, but it was usually out of order. Each day she reported this to the phone company, but nothing was done. Finally she came up with a fib that she told the phone company. The phone was fixed the next day. What did she tell them?
She told them that people were making calls without having to pay.
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The more you have of it, the less you see. What is it?
Darkness
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## Hanging above water

A man is found hanging in a room 30 feet off the ground. There is nothing else in the room except for a large puddle of water on the ground. The police can't see any way the man could have climbed the walls to get to where he is hanging. How did this man hang himself?
He stood on a tall block of ice and put the noose around his neck. Once the ice melted, he was hung, and all that was left was a puddle of water on the ground.
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## Fingers & thumbs

They have not flesh, nor feathers, nor scales, nor bone. Yet they have fingers and thumbs of their own. What are they?
Gloves.
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