Riddle Collection: What Am I Riddles

What Am I riddles are some of the most ancient of all riddles. They often require the use of good logic, and sometimes a flair for the written word. Often they use metaphors, so don't take them too literally. Other times they mean exactly what they say... That's what makes them so fun! Before you are 25 riddles that all ask the same question: What, or who, is the riddle talking about? It can be anything, from an animal to an idea, from a word to an occupation. Consider all options.

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What has hands but can't clap?
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I can be measured, but never seen. What am I?
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Soldiers line up, spaced with pride, two long rows lined side by side. One sole unit can decide, if the rows will unite or divide. What is it?
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I am first on earth, the second in heaven. I appear twice a week, though you only see me once in a year. What am I?
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My life can be measured in hours. I serve by being devoured. Thin, I am quick. Fat, I am slow. Wind is my foe. What am I?
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What has 13 hearts, but no other organs?
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I am the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
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What can run but can't walk?
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I see without seeing, and noise is an ally. What am I?
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People make me, save me, change me, raise me. What am I?
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This was Gollum's final riddle from The Hobbit: "This thing all things devours; Bird, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slay king, ruins town, and beats a mountain down."
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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 a darker place. Colder, sometimes, rougher true. But though I might make living easy, I'm good at killing too. What am I?
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What moves across the land but never has to steer? It has delivered our goods year after year. What is it?
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The more you take away from me, the bigger I get. What am I?
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What has a bottom at the top?
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Halo of water, tongue of wood, skin of stone, long I've stood. What am I?
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Riddle:
What is cut on a table, but is never eaten?
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At the sound of me, men may dream or stamp their feet. At the sound of me, women may laugh or sometimes weep. What am I?
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It stalks the countryside with ears that can’t hear. What is it?
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I am always hungry and will die if not fed, but whatever I touch will soon turn red. What am I?
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I'm tall when I'm young and short when I'm old. What am I?
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I am white and I am black. I am not fat because I need to be fast. I confuse many people with my style. What am I?
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What's black when you get it, red when you use it and white when you're done with it?
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I see you, you see me; I raise my right hand, you raise your left. What Am I?
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A favorite by Teddy Roosevelt: "I talk, but I do not speak my mind I hear words, but I do not listen to thoughts When I wake, all see me When I sleep, all hear me Many heads are on my shoulders Many hands are at my feet The strongest steel cannot break my visage But the softest whisper can destroy me The quietest whimper can be heard."
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