What has hands, but can’t clap?

Riddle: What has hands, but can’t clap?

Monkeys? No… I have once seen a video in which monkeys were clapping. So they are surely able to clap. This is not a human being or an animal. The answer has got to be something else. Maybe, hands refer to something else?


When we see the word “hand” we automatically assume that it refers to our limbs. But doesn’t a clock also have hands? It does! A clock has three hands, hour hand, minute hand and second hand. Is it able to clap? Of course not. It ticks. So the answer is definitely a clock.

Answer: A clock.

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