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These are brain teasers that require thought, intellect, and a dab of creativity. Teasing your brain will require you to think hard and sometimes think outside the box. Boy oh boy though, how great is that feeling of satisfaction when you are done with a brain teaser?

Riddle:

You live in a one story house made entirely of redwood. What color would the stairs be?

Answer:

What stairs? You live in a one-story house.

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A boy was at a carnival and went to a booth where a man said to the boy, "If I write your exact weight on this piece of paper then you have to give me $50, but if I cannot, I will pay you $50." The boy looked around and saw no scale so he agrees, thinking no matter what the carny writes he'll just say he weighs more or less. In the end the boy ended up paying the man $50. How did the man win the bet?

Answer:

The man did exactly as he said he would and wrote "your exact weight" on the paper.

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Mr. and Mrs. Mustard have six daughters and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the Mustard family?

Answer:

There are nine Mustards in the family. Since each daughter shares the same brother, there are six girls, one boy and Mr. and Mrs. Mustard.

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Riddle:

What has six faces, but does not wear makeup, has twenty-one eyes, but cannot see? What is it?

Answer:

A die (dice).

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A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him underwater for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?

Answer:

The woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of her husband, developed it, and hung it up to dry.

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Riddle:

How do you make the number 7 even without addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division?

Answer:

Drop the "S".

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There are 20 people in an empty, square room. Each person has full sight of the entire room and everyone in it without turning his head or body, or moving in any way (other than the eyes). Where can you place an apple so that all but one person can see it?

Answer:

Place the apple on one person's head.

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Always in you, Sometimes on you;

If I surround you, I can kill you.

What am I?

Answer:

Water.

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I am a word of six; my first three letters refer to an automobile; my last three letters refer to a household animal; my first four letters is a fish; my whole is found in your room. What am I?

Answer:

A carpet.

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Riddle:

How can you take 2 from 5 and leave 4?

Answer:

F  I V  E

Remove the 2 letters F and E from five and you have IV.

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Romeo and Juliet are found dead on the floor in a bedroom. When they were discovered, there were pieces of glass and some water on the floor. The only furniture in the room is a shelf and a bed. The house is in a remote location, away from everything except for the nearby railroad track. What caused the death of Romeo and Juliet?

Answer:

Romeo and Juliet are fish. The rumble of the train knocked the tank off the shelf, it broke and Romeo and Juliet did not survive.

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I have a little house in which I live all alone. It has no doors or windows, and if I want to go out I must break through the wall. What am I?

Answer:

A chick in an egg.

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Riddle:

When can you add two to eleven and get one as the correct answer?

Answer:

When you add two hours to eleven o'clock, you get one o'clock.

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A pregnant lady named her children: Dominique, Regis, Michelle, Fawn, Sophie and Lara. What will she name her next child? Jessica, Katie, Abby or Tilly?

Answer:

Tilly. She seems to follow the scale Do, Re, Me, Fa, So, La, and then Ti.

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I'm not clothes but I cover your body;

The more I'm used, the thinner I grow.

What am I?

Answer:

Bar of soap.

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A man was found dead next to a 13 story building. The police say it was a suicide, but you say it was a homicide (someone killed him). To prove this, you go to each floor on the building, open the window, and toss a penny out. You do this to each floor until you reach the 13th floor, open the window, and toss a penny out. How does this prove it wasn't a suicide?

Answer:

If the man committed suicide, he would've left the window open and you wouldn't have had to open it.

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A time when they are green, a time when they're brown, but both of these times, cause me to frown. But just in between, for a very short while, They're perfect and yellow and cause me to smile!

What am I talking about here?

Answer:

Bananas.

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Riddle:

Five apples are in a basket. How do you divide them among five girls so that each girl gets an apple, but one apple remains in the basket?

Answer:

Give the fifth girl her apple in the basket.

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Riddle:

When will water stop running downhill?

Answer:

When it reaches the bottom.

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Three playing cards in a row. Can you name them with these clues? There is a two to the right of a king. A diamond will be found to the left of a spade. An ace is to the left of a heart. A heart is to the left of a spade. Now, identify all three cards.

Answer:

Ace of Diamonds, King of Hearts, Two of Spades.

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Sometimes I am born in silence, Other times, no. I am unseen, But I make my presence known. In time, I fade without a trace. I harm no one, but I am unpopular with all. What am I?

Answer:

A fart.

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Tom and his younger sister were fighting. Their mother was tired of the fighting and decided to punish them by making them stand on the same piece of newspaper in such a way that they couldn't touch each other. How did she accomplish this?

Answer:

Tom's mother slid a newspaper under a door, each sibling standing on each side.

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You have 5 kids and you have to get them all into a car. Tommy and Timmy are twins but they fight so they can't sit together. Sarah and Sally fight too, so they can't sit together. Max fights with his sisters so he can only sit by his brothers. There's 5 seats side by side and you have to put them in order. How would you seat the kids, so that everyone is happy?

Answer:

Sarah, Tommy, Max, Timmy, and then Sally.

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Riddle:

If there are four sheep, two dogs and one herds-men, how many feet are there?

Answer:

Two. Sheep have hooves; dogs have paws; only people have feet.

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Riddle:

There are 2 ducks in front of 2 other ducks. There are 2 ducks behind 2 other ducks. There are 2 ducks beside 2 other ducks. How many ducks are there?

Answer:

Just four, in a square formation.

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Riddle:

Which of the following words don't belong in the group and why? CORSET, COSTER, SECTOR, ESCORT, COURTS

Answer:

Courts. All of the others are anagrams of each other.

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Riddle:

I am strong enough to smash ships, but I fear the Sun. What am I?

Answer:

Ice.

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Riddle:

Can a man legally marry his widow's sister in the state of California?

Answer:

NO since she is a 'widow', the guy's dead!

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Riddle:

What can you hold in your right hand, but not in your left?

Answer:

Your left hand!

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I always follow you around, everywhere you go at night. I look very bright to people, but I can make the sun dark. I can be in many different forms and shapes. What am I?

Answer:

The moon!

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A cloud was my mother, the wind is my father, my son is the cool stream, and my daughter is the fruit of the land. A rainbow is my bed, the earth my final resting place, and I'm the torment of man. Who Am I?

Answer:

Rain.

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Riddle:

The rungs of a 10 foot ladder attached to a ship are 1 foot apart. If the water is rising at the rate of one foot an hour, how long will it take until the water covers over the ladder?

Answer:

It will never cover the ladder because as the water rises, so will the floating ship.

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There is a clothing store in Bartlesville. The owner has devised his own method of pricing items. A vest costs $20, socks cost $25, a tie costs $15 and a blouse costs $30. Using the method, how much would a pair of underwear cost?

Answer:

$45. The pricing method consists of charging $5 for each letter required to spell the item.

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Riddle:

A man was just doing his job when his suit was torn. Why did he die three minutes later?

Answer:

He was an astronaut on a space walk, doing repairs.

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Riddle:

If 5 cats catch 5 mice in 5 minutes, how long will it take one cat to catch a mouse?

Answer:

Five minutes.

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Riddle:

A little pool with two layers of wall around it. One white and soft and the other dark and hard, amidst a light brown grassy lawn with an outline of a green grass. What am I?

Answer:

A Coconut.

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Riddle:

What day would yesterday be if Thursday was four days before the day after tommorow?

Answer:

Friday.

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I am the beginning of sorrow, and the end of sickness. You cannot express happiness without me, yet I am in the midst of crosses. I am always in risk, yet never in danger. You may find me in the sun, but I am never out of darkness. What am I?

Answer:

The letter S.

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Riddle:

One is to three as three is to five and five is to four and four is the magic number.

What is the pattern?

Answer:

One has three letters in the word three has five letters in it five has four letters and four has four letters in it (if you try more numbers they will always come back to the number four: so four is the magic number)

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Riddle:

If a chicken says, "All chickens are liars". Is the chicken telling the truth?

Answer:

Answer: Chickens cannot talk.

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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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A group of campers have been on vacation so long, that they've forgotten the day of the week. The following conversation ensues.

Darryl: What's the day? I don't think it is Thursday, Friday or Saturday.

Tracy: Well that doesn't narrow it down much. Yesterday was Sunday.

Melissa: Yesterday wasn't Sunday, tomorrow is Sunday.

Ben: The day after tomorrow is Saturday.

Adrienne: The day before yesterday was Thursday.

Susie: Tomorrow is Saturday.

David: I know that the day after tomorrow is not Friday.

If only one person's statement is true, what day of the week is it?

Answer:

It is Wednesday. If it was any other day of the week, more than one statement would be true. To solve the riddle, evaluate each person's statement and write down what day it could be according to the statement. David's statement indicates it could be any day of the week except for Wednesday. When you list the days that it could be according to everyone's statement, it turns out Wednesday is the day mentioned only one time. Darryl: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday Tracy: Monday Melissa: Saturday Ben: Thursday Adrienne: Saturday Susie: Friday David: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday

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Riddle:

When may a man's coat pocket be empty, and yet have something in it?

Answer:

When it has a hole in it.

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Riddle:

What relation would your father's sister's sister-in-law be to you?

Answer:

This person would be your mother.

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Riddle:

How many of each type of animal did Moses take on the Ark?

Answer:

None, it was Noah.

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Riddle:

If your uncle's sister is not your aunt, what relation is she to you?

Answer:

Your mother.

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Riddle:

If the day before yesterday is the 23rd, then what is the day after tomorrow?

Answer:

The 27th.

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I can be long, or I can be short. I can be grown, and I can be bought. I can be painted, or left bare. I can be round, or square. What am I?

Answer:

Your fingernails.

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A horse is tied to a five-meter rope in front of an old saloon. Six meters behind the horse is a bale of hay. Without breaking his rope, the horse is able to eat the hay whenever he chooses.

How is this possible?

Answer:

The rope is not tied to anything else.

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I'm the part of the bird that's not in the sky. I can swim in the ocean and yet remain dry. What am I?

Answer:

A shadow.

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Riddle:

What common English verb becomes its own past tense by rearranging its letters?

Answer:

Eat and Ate.

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Tomorrow Is Neither Wednesday Nor Thursday. Yesterday Was Not Friday Or Saturday. Today Is Not Thursday Nor Monday Nor Sunday. What Day Is Today?

Answer:

Friday.

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Riddle:

Which word is the odd one out: Seventy, Brawl, Clover, Proper, Carrot, Swing, Change, Travel, Sacred, Stone?

Answer:

Carrot. When the first and last letters are removed from the other words, they still spell another word.

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If you have two coins which total 35 cents and one of the coins is not a dime, what are the two coins?

Answer:

A quarter and a dime. One coin is not a dime, but the other one is.

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I am a path situated between high natural masses. Remove my first letter and you have a path situated between man-made masses.

What am I?

Answer:

A Valley. 

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I am the ruler of shovels, I have a double. I am as thin as a knife, I have a wife. What am I?

Answer:

The King of Spades (from a deck of cards).

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Riddle:

Which is correct to say, "The yolk of the egg are white," or "The yolk of the egg is white?"

Answer:

Neither, because egg yolks are yellow.

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When asked how old she was, Suzie replied, "In two years I will be twice as old as I was five years ago." How old is she?

Answer:

She's 12!

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The 22nd and 24th presidents of the United States of America had the same parents, but were not brothers. How can this be possible?

Answer:

They were the same man. Grover Cleveland served two terms as president of the United States, but the terms were not consecutive.

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You can see nothing else When you look in my face, I will look you in the eye and I will never lie. What am I?

Answer:

I am your reflection.

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I don't have eyes, but once I did see. Once I had thoughts, but now I'm white and empty. What am I?

Answer:

I am a skull.

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Riddle:

How many bricks does it take to complete a brick building?

Answer:

One brick.

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Name an English word of more than 2 letters that both begins and ends with the letters "he" in that order, there are two possible answers. What is it?

Answer:

Headache or Heartache.

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I am served at a table, In gatherings of two or four; Served small, white and round. You'll love some, And that's part of the fun. What am I?

Answer:

Ping Pong Balls.

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If life gets tough, what do you have that you can always count on?

Answer:

Your fingers!

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I love to dance and twist and prance, I shake my tail, as away I sail, wingless I fly into the sky.

What am I?

Answer:

A Kite.

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What has to be broken before it can be used?

Answer:

An egg.

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All the electricity was out in town and none of the street lights or traffic signals had power. A dark limousine was cruising down the newly paved blacktop, with its headlights off. A young boy dressed totally in black (with no reflectors) stepped out to cross the street. The moon wasn't out and the boy had no flashlight, yet the driver stopped to let the boy cross the street. How did the driver see the boy?

Answer:

The driver saw the boy because it was during the daylight hours.

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I run through hills; I veer around mountains. I leap over rivers and crawl through the forests. Step out your door to find me.

What am I?

Answer:

Roads.

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I look at you, you look at me, I raise my right, you raise your left. What am I?

Answer:

Your reflection in a mirror.

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Riddle:

Joe is turning 17 this year, yet he turned 16 yesterday. How is this possible?

Answer:

Joe's birthday is on December 31, the last day of the year. The current day was January 1st of the next year.

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Riddle:

If you put roast in a roaster, what do you put in toaster?

Answer:

Bread.

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Riddle:

What can be stolen, mistaken, or altered, yet never leaves you your entire life?

Answer:

Your identity.

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We hurt without moving. We poison without touching. We bear the truth and the lies. We are not to be judged by our size. What are we?

Answer:

Words.

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Riddle:

On Christmas eve, when Santa leaves his workshop on the north pole, what direction does he travel?

Answer:

South.  If you're on the North Pole the only direction you can go is south.

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A guy was waiting at home, he swung a metal pole then took 3 left turns and on his way back home there was a masked man waiting for him. What is he doing and who is the masked man?

Answer:

He is playing baseball and the masked man is the Catcher.

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Riddle:

What is red and blue, and purple and green? No one can reach it, not even the queen?

Answer:

A Rainbow.

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On a fine sunny day a ship was in the harbor. All of a sudden the ship began to sink. There was no storm and nothing wrong with the ship yet it sank right in front of the spectators eyes. What caused the ship to sink?

Answer:

It was a Submarine.

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Who can shave three times a day and still grow a beard?

Answer:

A barber, He could shave other men three times a day and still grow his own beard.

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Riddle:

If a wheel has 64 spokes, how many spaces are there between the spokes?

Answer:

64. The space that comes after the 64th spoke, would be just before the first spoke.

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You're in a magical bathroom with no windows and the only way things can get in and out is by an open door. You decide to have a bath so you turn on the tap, you shut the door and the handle breaks so you can't open it, you then turn off the tap and the knob breaks so water keeps coming. How do you save yourself from drowning?

Answer:

Pull out the plug in the bath.

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Two men are in a desert. They both have packs on. One of the guys is dead. The guy who is alive has his pack open, the guy who is dead has his pack closed. What is in the pack?

Answer:

A parachute (that didn't open)

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What can you find in the center of gravity?

Answer:

The letter "V"

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If you're 8 feet away from a door and with each move you advance half the distance to the door. How many moves will it take to reach the door?

Answer:

Infinity! Technically you will never reach the door, as you can only move half the distance, no matter how small.

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You're sitting down for breakfast and realize you have 4 bagels left. You know you'll run out in four days so you cut them in half. How many bagels do you have now?

Answer:

4 Bagels.

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I am free yet priceless, you can't own me but you can use me, you can't keep me but you can spend me. Once you lost me you can never have me back. What am I?

Answer:

Time.

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A thousand colored folds stretch toward the sky, Atop a tender strand, Rising from the land, 'Til killed by maiden's hand, Perhaps a token of love, perhaps to say goodbye. What am I?

Answer:

A flower.

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I know a word of letters three. Add two, and fewer there will be. What is it?

Answer:

The word "Few".

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A word I know, six letters it contains. Subtract just one, and twelve is what remains. What is the word?

Answer:

Dozens!

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A mother gave birth to six kids. The first daughter's name is July. The second daughter's name is August. The third daughter's name is September. The fourth daughter's name is October. The next child was a boy, therefore, she named him November. The mother was planning on having a girl named December, but it turned out that she got a boy. If she didn't name him December, what is his name?

Answer:

Jason. She took the first letter of the names of her children. July, August, September, October, November.

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I am four letters long, I can be seen in the sky, I am the ocean & I am the sea. Can you guess me?

Answer:

The color Blue.

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A hole leading in, a hole leading out, we connect to a cavern that is slimy all throughout.

What are we?

Answer:

A nose.

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Riddle:

Lynn likes grapes but not potatoes. She likes squash but not lettuce, and she likes peas but not onions. Following the same rule, will she like pumpkins or apples?

Answer:

Pumpkins. Lynn only likes things that grow on vines.

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I'm always in charge, I'm never in debt. I'm known as the first amongst all my kind. I'm found within cars, But never in buses. I'm not used in Mexico, I'm used in Palestine.

What am I?

Answer:

The letter 'a.'

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A cop was walking past a restaurant when he heard someone scream - "No John, not the gun!" He ran inside and and saw a doctor, a lawyer, a milkman, and a dead body on the floor. He promptly walked over to the milkman and arrested him. He didn't witness the shooting and there was no apparent evidence to prove who shot the person and no one told him who the killer was.

How did the policeman instantly know it was the milkman?

Answer:

The milkman was the only male. The doctor and lawyer were females, so the cop knew that "John" was the milkman.

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What is in seasons, seconds, centuries and minutes but not in decades, years or days?

Answer:

The letter ‘n’

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I'm under your face,

I'm outside your mind;

A biological case,

Pressure brings pain sometimes.

What am I?

Answer:

Your skull.

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As I was going to the fair, I saw a man with golden hair. He had 3 sons each with another one. How many people were going to the fair?

Answer:

One. Just me because I met the others on the way to the fair.

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Sally has four classes, Science, Math, English Language Arts, and History. She had a test in every class, and wanted to have some fun, so she did all of her tests in French. When she received her tests back, only one teacher could understand her work. If none of Sally's teachers spoke French, which teacher was able to understand the test and how did they understand it?

Answer:

The Math teacher, because numbers are the same in French as they are in English.

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When liquid splashes me, none seeps through. When I am moved alot, liquid I spew. When I am hit, color I change. And color, I come in quite a range. What I cover is very complex, and I am very easy to flex. What am I?

Answer:

I'm skin!

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