Festive Brain Teaser

Seven riddles to keep the little grey cells active over the holiday. If you need some help some clues are included at the base of this post in the form of icons, including a couple of red-herrings.

  1. I speak with no mouth, and hear with no ears, I have no body but come alive in the wind. What am I?
  2. You measure my life in hours and I serve you by expiring. I’m quick when I’m thin and slow when I’m fat. The wind is my enemy. What am I?
  3. I have cities, but no houses. I have mountains, but no trees. I have water, but no fish. What am I?
  4. What is seen in the middle of March and April that can’t be seen at the beginning or end of either month?
  5. You see a boat filled with people. It has not sunk, but when you look again you don’t see a single person on the boat. Why?
  6. What word in the English language does the following: the first two letters signify a male, the first three letters signify a female, the first four letters signify a great man, while the entire world signifies a great woman. What is the word?
  7. I come from a mine and get surrounded by wood always. Everyone uses me. What am I?

Email me your answers and we’ll publish the answers and winner in January 🙂

In no particular order, images to help with our riddles!