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Riddle:

A farmer in California owns a beautiful pear tree. He supplies the fruit to a nearby grocery store. The store owner has called the farmer to see how much fruit is available for him to purchase. The farmer knows that the main trunk has 24 branches. Each branch has exactly 12 boughs and each bough has exactly 6 twigs. Since each twig bears one piece of fruit, how many plums will the farmer be able to deliver?

Answer:

None. A pear tree does not bear plums.

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Riddle:

You have two container, a 5 gallon and a 3 gallon container. How do you measure out 4 gallons?

Answer:

Fill up the 3 gallon container and pour the 3 gallons into the 5 gallon container.
Then, fill the 3 gallon container back up, and pour it into the 5 gallon container.
The 3 gallon container will have 1 gallon left.
Empty the 5 gallon container.
Pour the remining 1 gallon into the 5 gallon container.
Then fill the 3 gallon container back up and pour it into the 5 gallon container.
Thus, you have 4 gallons.

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Many years ago, a wealthy old man was near death. He wished to leave his fortune to one of his three children. The old man wanted to know that his fortune would be in wise hands. He stipulated that his estate would be left to the child who would sing him half as many songs as days that he had left to live. The eldest son said he couldn't comply because he didn't know how many days his father had left to live, and besides he was too busy. The youngest son said the same thing. The man ended up leaving his money to his third child, a daughter. What did his daughter do?

Answer:

Every other day, the daughter sang her father a song.

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Riddle:

I like to be blue and have been since '63, but I could be anything if my circuit was fixed. I'm small yet infinitely bigger. I was grown but I'm made of metal. I am the last of my kind just like my beautiful idiot once was. Together we will travel, have traveled or are traveling. Tenses as seen, seeing, will see, are mysterious to me. Wibblies and wobblies, time correctly described by a Lord. What will I be, what have I been, or is it, what am I?

Answer:

The T.A.R.D.I.S. from Doctor Who.

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Riddle:

What do you call a bunch of dolls waiting in line for grilled meat?

Answer:

A Barbie-Queue (barbecue).

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Riddle:

I am bright and yellow and turn on and off everyday, some say they need me but others wish that I would go away. What am I?

Answer:

The Sun.

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