Riddle Me This…

Riddles date back thousands of years – all the way back to ancient Sumer and Egypt. There are riddles to be found in the bible and in the plays of Shakespeare… but how adept are you at solving these gentle brain twisters?

Answer all fifteen questions correctly and you could win one of two caviar hampers we’re giving away; winners to be announced on Karma Group and Karma Concierge channels on 08 August.


    1. I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have no body, but I come alive with the wind. What am I?

    2. What has keys but can't open locks?

    3. I have cities but no houses, forests but no trees, and rivers but no water. What am I?

    4. I can fly without wings. I can cry without eyes. Wherever I go, darkness follows me. What am I?

    5. No matter how little or how much you use me, you change me every month. What am I?

    6. What word of five letters has only one left when two letters are removed?

    7. What can go up and come down without moving?

    8. While on her way to New York city, Emily saw a man with 9 wives. Each wife had 9 boxes. Each box held 9 cats. Each cat had 9 kittens. Kittens, cats, boxes, wives. How many were going to New York city?

    9. What can you catch but not throw?

    10. I’m a mother’s child and a father’s child, but nobody’s son. Who am I?

    11. What belongs to you but people use it a lot more than you do?

    12. What is more useful when it is broken?

    13. Rachel goes to the supermarket and buys 10 tomatoes. Unfortunately, on the way back home, all but 9 get ruined. How many tomatoes are left in a good condition?

    14. I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?

    15. What is full of holes but still holds water?

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