I speak without a mouth and hear without ears.
Answer: An echo.
It occurs when sound waves bounce off surfaces and return to the listener, creating a reflection of the original sound. Even though echoes don’t have a mouth, they can “speak” by replicating sounds, and they can “hear” without ears as they are merely the result of sound waves reflecting. Additionally, an echo has no physical form, and its existence often depends on the movement of air, which is why it’s said to “come alive with the wind.”
The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I? Answer: Footsteps.
Footsteps are the answer to the riddle “The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?” As you walk or run, you take more steps, which in turn results in more footsteps being left behind. Each step represents a moment in time or space, marking the path you have traveled. Footsteps can be both literal, as in the physical imprints on a surface, or metaphorical, referring to the progress or impact you make in life. In both cases, the more steps you take, the more evidence or legacy you leave behind.
What has keys but can’t open locks? Answer: A piano.
Answer: A piano
A piano is an example of something that has keys but cannot open locks. A piano is a musical instrument that uses a keyboard, with the individual “keys” representing notes. When a key is pressed, it triggers a hammer mechanism to strike a string, producing a specific sound or note. Although the piano keys share the same name as keys for locks, they serve a different purpose and cannot be used to unlock doors or other types of locks. In this case, the term “keys” is a play on words, creating a riddle that highlights the dual meaning of the word.
I am taken from a mine, and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released, and yet I am used by almost every person. What am I?
Answer: A pencil
Answer of this riddle “A pencil” or more accurately, “graphite.” Graphite is the material used to create the core of a pencil, which is then encased within a wooden casing. Although it is not technically “released” from the wooden case, it is used by almost every person when they write or draw with a pencil. The graphite is gradually worn down and transferred onto paper or another surface, while the wooden case remains intact.
What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?
Answer: The letter ‘m’.
This riddle is a classic play on words, and the answer is the letter “m”. The letter “m” appears once in the word “minute”, twice in the word “moment”, but is not present in the phrase “a thousand years”.