1) What can you catch but never throw?
2) This is as light as a feather, yet no man can hold it for long. What am I?
The answer to the riddle “What can you catch but never throw?” is “a cold” or “an illness.” When someone catches a cold, they become infected with a virus that causes symptoms such as a runny nose, cough, and fever. While you can catch a cold from another person or from touching contaminated surfaces, you can’t throw it back to someone else like a ball because it’s not a physical object that you can hold or toss.
The answer to the riddle “This is as light as a feather, yet no man can hold it for long. What am I?” is “breath.” Breath is intangible and weightless, so it’s as light as a feather. However, no one can hold their breath for long because they need to breathe in order to stay alive. As soon as you try to hold your breath, your body will eventually force you to take another breath, making it impossible to hold your breath for an extended period of time.