In classic mythology, there is the story of the Sphinx, a monster with the body of a lion and the upper part of a woman. The Sphinx lay crouched on the top of a rock along the highroad to the city of Thebes, and stopped all travellers passing by, proposing to them a riddle. Those who failed to answer the riddle correctly were killed. This is the riddle the Sphinx asked the travellers: "What animal walks on four legs in the morning, two legs during the day, and three legs in the evening?"
This is part of the story of Oedipus, who replied to the Sphinx, "Man, who in childhood creeps on hands and knees, in manhood walks erect, and in old age with the aid of a staff." Morning, day and night are representative of the stages of life. The Sphinx was so mortified at the solving of her riddle that she cast herself down from the rock and perished.
See also best riddles or new riddles.cleanfunny
What kind of room has no doors or windows?
Everyone in the world break me when they speak every time. Who am I?
What kind of dog chases red articles of clothing?
A Bulldog.cleanshortwhat am I
People buy me to eat, but never eat me. What am I?
Whoever makes it, tells it not.
Whoever takes it, knows it not.
Whoever knows it, wants it not.
I drift forever with the current down these long canals they've made.
Tame, yet wild, I run elusive, multitasking to your aid.
Before I came, the world was darker. Colder, sometimes, rougher, true.
But though I might make living easy, I'm good at killing people too.
The thunder comes before the lightning; the lightning comes before the clouds. The rain dries everything it touches.
A boy fell off a 30 meter ladder but did not get hurt. Why not?
He fell off the bottom step.cleanloveshort
Why did the man ask his wife for a map?
Because he got lost in her eyes.cleanfunnyshort
Lucky Sona fell off a 100 steps staircase without getting hurt! How?
She fell off the last step.