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A man went on a trip with a fox, a goose and a sack of corn. He came upon a stream which he had to cross and found a tiny boat to use to cross the stream. He could only take himself and one other - the fox, the goose, or the corn - at a time. He could not leave the fox alone with the goose or the goose alone with the corn.

How does he get all safely over the stream?

Answer:

Take the goose over first and come back. Then take the fox over and bring the goose back. Now take the corn over and come back alone to get the goose. Take the goose over and the job is done!

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Four cars come to a four way stop, all coming from a different direction. They can't decide who got there first, so they all go forward at the same time. They do not crash into each other, but all four cars go. How is this possible?

Answer:

They all made right-hand turns.

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Two dogs are sitting on a porch - a fat dog and a thin dog. The little dog is the son of the fat dog, but the fat dog is not the father of the thin dog. Can you explain?

Answer:

The fat dog is the mother.

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What force and strength cannot get through, I with a gentle touch can do. And many in the street would stand, were I not a friend at hand.

What am I?

Answer:

I am a Key.

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Where will you find roads without cars, forests without trees and cities without houses?

Answer:

On a Map.

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What is one thing that all wise men, regardless of their politics or religion, agree is between heaven and earth?

Answer:

The word 'And'.

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Three men are walking across a green and luscious field. Only two of them are wearing rubber boots and yet the feet of the third man remain dry. Why?

Answer:

The ground is not wet!

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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.

Answer:

Headache or Heartache.

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Only two back bones and a thousand ribs.

What am I?

 

Answer:

Railroad track.

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Two sentries were on duty outside a barracks. One faced up the road to watch for anyone approaching from the North. The other looked down the road to see if anyone approached from the South. Suddenly one of them said to the other, "Why are you smiling?" How did he know that his companion was smiling?

Answer:

Although the guards were looking in opposite directions, they were not back to back. They were facing each other.

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If you drop the soap on the floor, is the floor clean or the soap dirty?

Answer:

It depends on the floor.

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I'm tall and twisted;

Narrow and fast;

I'm there for a moment,

But my devastation lasts.

What am I?

Answer:

A Tornado.

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While exploring the wilds of Canada, George was captured by hostile wood fairies. Zion, the powerful chief of the fairies told him he could make one final statement which would determine how he would die. If the statement he made was false, he would be boiled in water. If the statement were true, he would be fried in oil. George found neither of this options too his liking, so he made a statement that got him out of this seemingly impossible situation. What is the one statement he could have made?

Answer:

George said: "You will boil me in water." The fairies were faced with a dilemma. If they boil him in water, that would make his statement true, which means he should have been fried in oil. They can only fry him in oil if he makes a true statement, but if they do, it would make his final statement false. The fairies had no way our of their situation so they were forced to set George free.

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The marathon man timed himself and found out that if he wore a bright white outfit he ran 20 miles in 80 minutes, but when he wore a dark outfit, he ran 20 miles in one hour and twenty minutes. What does this mean for his next race?

Answer:

Absolutely nothing, as 80 minutes equals an hour and twenty minutes.

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Three lives have I.
Gentle enough to soothe the skin,
Light enough to caress the sky,
Hard enough to crack rocks.
What am I?

Answer:

Water.

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There once was an evil wizard. He took 3 woman from their homes and turned them into rose bushes that looked exactly alike. He put them in his garden. One of the woman had a husband and children and begged the wizard to let her see them. He agreed. At night, he brought the woman to her house. In the morning he came and took her home. One day the husband decided to go rescue her. So he snuck into the wizard's garden. He looked and looked at the 3 identical rose bushes trying to figure out which could be his wife. Suddenly, he knew the answer and he took his wife home. How did he know which rose bush was his wife?

Answer:

The wizard brought the rosebush to her home at night and returned her to the garden in the morning. Therefore, she was the only plant without dew.

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Even if they are starving, natives living in the Arctic will never eat a penguin's egg.

Why not?

Answer:

Penguins only live in Antartica.

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There was a green house.
Inside the green house there was a white house
Inside the white house there was a red house.
Inside the red house there were lots of babies
What am I?

Answer:

A watermelon.

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I can sizzle like bacon, I am made with an egg, I have plenty of backbone, but lack a good leg, I peel layers like onions, but still remain whole, I can be long, like a flagpole, yet fit in a hole.

What am I?

Answer:

I'm a snake.

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I have many feathers to help me fly. I have a body and head, but I'm not alive. It is your strength which determines how far I go. You can hold me in your hand, but I'm never thrown. What am I?

Answer:

An Arrow.

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Something very extraordinary happened on the 6th of May, 1978 at 12:34 a.m. What was it?

Answer:

At that moment, the time and day could be written as: 12:34, 5/6/78.

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At night they come without being fetched, And by day they are lost without being stolen. What are they?

Answer:

The stars.

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I can be short and sometimes hot. When displayed, I rarely impress.

What am I?

Answer:

I am your temper.

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Where is the AD before BC, tomorrow before yesterday, and the eight is first?

Answer:

In a dictionary.

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What kind of coat can be put on only when wet?

Answer:

A coat of paint!

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I am a five letter word and I am a fruit. Take the first letter out and I am a crime, take out the first and second letter and I am a animal, take out the first and last letter and I am a type of music. What am I.

Answer:

Grape cause if you take out the first letter it's rape, ape, rap.

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What ends in a 'w' but has no end?

Answer:

A rainbow!

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What is the smallest bridge in the world?

Answer:

The bridge of your nose.

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Alive without breath, As cold as death, Never thirsty, Ever drinking, Clad in mail, Never clinking, Drowns on dry land, Thinks an island Is a mountain, Thinks a fountain Is a puff of air. What am I?

Answer:

A fish.

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A man was born in 1898
He is still alive now
at the age 33
How is this possible ?

Answer:

he was born in room 1898 in the hospital

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There are four brothers in this world that were all born together. The first runs and never wearies. The second eats and is never full. The third drinks and is always thirsty. The fourth sings a song that is never good. What are the four brothers?

Answer:

Water, Fire, Earth, and Wind.

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There were two pairs hanging on a tree, one man walked by and took a pair. Soon after a second man also took a pear from the tree. However, even after both men took fruit from the tree there was still a pear left on the tree. How could this be?

Answer:

There were four pears (2 pairs) on the tree. The first man took a pair (2 pears) and the second only took one pear leaving one pear on the tree.

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What can be driven although it doesn't have wheels, sliced but stays whole?

Answer:

A golf Ball

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What is the difference between electricity and lighting?

Answer:

You have to pay for electricity.

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A simple peasant bought a number of camels and is taking them to his farm. As he rides contentedly along he counts them - he counts 29. He was sure he had bought 30 camel, so in alarm he jumps off his camel and counts the camels again. To his delight there are 30. Half an hour later, he counts his camels and once more there are just 29. Confused, he climbs off his camel and counts again. Once more there are 30. Can you explain?

Answer:

When he is on the camel he omits to count it.

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Bright as diamonds, Loud as thunder, Never still, A thing of wonder. What am I?

Answer:

A Waterfall.

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Rearrange the following letters to make just one word. "STOODUWERNJ" What is it?

Answer:

Just one word.

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What word doesn't belong in this group? That, hat, what, mat, cat, sat, pat, or chat?

Answer:

What. It's pronounced differently; all of the others rhyme.

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When you stop and look, you can always see me. If you try to touch you cannot feel me. I cannot move, but as you near me, I will move away from you. What am I?

Answer:

I am the horizon.

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What do you throw out to use and take in when you're done?

 

Answer:

An anchor.

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There is a frog, dead in the middle of an island. If he swims north, the distance to the mainland is 2 meters. If he swims south, the distance to the mainland is 3 meters. If he swims east or west, the distance is 4 meters. Which way does he swim?

Answer:

He doesn't swim at all, he is dead.

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What can you put in a barrel, that will make the barrel lighter?

Answer:

A Hole.

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Seven kids are in line for a carnival ride. Third in line is Joe, and two spots ahead of him is Kylie. Seventh in line is Kate, in front of Kate is Rylie, behind Joe is Chris, Eelizabeth is ahead of John in line. What is the order of the line?

Answer:

1. kylie 2. elizabeth 3. joe 4.chris 5. john 6. rylie 7. kate.

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All about, but cannot be seen, Can be captured, cannot be held, No throat, but can be heard. What is it?

Answer:

The wind.

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Walk on the living, they don't even mumble. Walk on the dead, they mutter and grumble. What are they?

Answer:

Fallen leaves.

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What lives in winter, dies in summer, and grows with its roots upward?

Answer:

An icicle.

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What is both possible and impossible at the same time?

Answer:

Impossibility.

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A group of privates were standing in the blistering sun facing due west. Their sergeant shouted at them: Right turn! About turn! Left turn!

In which direction are they now facing?

Answer:

East.

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If it takes 3 people to dig 1 hole how many people does it takes for 1/2 an hole?

Answer:

You can't dig 1/2 an hole because once you begin to dig it is an hole.

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What house has post on top, A roof at the bottom, While the rain comes from below?

Answer:

A boat.

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I know a word of letters three. Add two, and fewer there will be! What Word Am I?

Answer:

Few.

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Two men were playing tennis. They played five sets and each man won three sets. How can this be possible?

Answer:

The two men were partners playing doubles.

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Shoot at me a thousand times and I may still survive; one scratch from me and you will find your prospects take a dive.

What am I?

Answer:

An Eightball.

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Round as a button, Deep as a well. If you want me to talk, You must first pull my tail.

What am I?

Answer:

A bell.

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I build up castles. I tear down mountains. I make some men blind, I help others to see. What am I?

Answer:

Sand.

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What is the next number in the series?

7,645 5,764 4,576...

Answer:

6,457. The last digit is moved to the front to make the next number.

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Who is it that rows quickly with four oars but never comes out from under his own roof?

Answer:

A Turtle.

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The distance from the Earth to the Sun is about 100 million miles. The speed of light is 186,000 miles per second, and light takes eight minutes to reach the Earth from the Sun.  Let's say the Sun rose at 6am this morning, and that by some freak of physics the speed of light is suddenly doubled to 372,000 miles a second.

What time will the Sun rise tomorrow?

Answer:

6am again. After all, what diffrence does the speed of light make to the answer?  It's irrelevant- only the speed of the roation of the Earth matters here.  

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A dagger thrust at my own heart, Dictates the way I'm swayed. Left I stand, and right I yield, To the twisting of the blade. What am I?

Answer:

A Lock.

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This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins town, And beats high mountain down. What am I?

Answer:

Time!

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Which word is the odd one out: First Second Third Forth Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth?

Answer:

Forth. It is incorrectly spelled.

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If someone says to you, "I'll bet you $1 that if you give me $2, I will give you $3 in return", would this be a good bet for you to accept?

Answer:

No. This is a situation where you lose even if you win. Assuming the other person is being wise, they would take your $2 and say, "I lose", and give you $1 in return. You win the bet, but you're out $1.

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We are five little objects of an everyday sort. You will find us all in a tennis court. What are we?

Answer:

Vowels.

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In a pond there are some flowers with some bees hovering over them. How many flowers and bees are there if both the following statements are true: 1. If each bee lands on a flower, one bee doesn't get a flower. 2. If two bees share each flower, there is one flower left out.

Answer:

4 bees and 3 flowers.

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This makes the heart grow ”FOUNDER”… Not FONDER. What is it?

Answer:

The letter U.

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Gaze at this sentence for just about sixty seconds and then explain what makes it quite different from the average sentence. Quick!

What is it?

Answer:

It contains all of the letters in the alphabet.

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A box without hinges, key or lid, Yet golden treasure inside is hid.

What am I?

Answer:

An egg.

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I am not found on any ground,
But always in the air;
Though charged each cloud with thunder loud,
You can not find me there.
Now, if from France you choose to dance
Your way just into Spain,
I there am seen, and near the queen,
In hail, in mist, and rain.

What am I?

Answer:

The letter I.

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I come in a cone but I am not food;

I will be skewed if you screw with my hue;

I come by the millions but you can probably only name a few.

What am I?

Answer:

Colors.

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Other than being colors, what do the words orange, silver and purple have in common?

Answer:

There is no word in the English language that rhymes with them.

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Always invisible, yet never out of sight.

What are they?

Answer:

The letters I & S.

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Why is an avaricious man like one with a short memory?

Answer:

Because he is always for getting.

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If you screw a light bulb into a socket by turning the bulb toward the right with your right hand, which way would you turn the socket with your left hand in order to unscrew it while holding the bulb stationary?

Answer:

To the right. It's always the same direction.

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If I say I am lying, am I telling the truth?

Answer:

This is impossible to solve, because if I were telling the truth, then I would be lying, which doesn't make sense since I am telling the truth. If I am lying, then what I said was true and that doesn't make sense either.

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A boy has as many sisters as brothers, but each sister has only half as many sisters as brothers.

How many brothers and sisters are there in the family?

Answer:

Four brothers and three sisters.

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A prisoner is told "If you tell a lie we will hang you; if you tell the truth we will shoot you." What can he say to save himself?

Answer:

You will hang me.

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Where on Earth do the winds always blow from the South?

Answer:

The North Pole.

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How many three cent stamps are in a dozen?

Answer:

A dozen, although you probably said four.

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What country would you send a man to for his appetite?

Answer:

To Hungary.

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1. Carnation, Peony, Tomato, Rose

2. North America, Australia, Asia, Canada

3. Dodgers, Cubs, Cowboys, Cardinals

4. Laugh, Giggle, Chuckle, Cry

5. Southeast, Southwest, Northeast, East

Answer:

1.  Tomato because the others are all flowers.

2. Canada because the others are all continents.

3. Could be Dodgers  because it starts with a D or could be Cowboys because the others are baseball teams.

4. Cry because the others are about happiness and being glad.

5. East because the others are intermediate directions.  

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What year of this century is the same when its number is upside down? What year of the previous century is the same when inverted?

Answer:

1961 and 1881.

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Jack had only $2, but he needed $3 for his cab fare home. He went to a pawn shop and pawned his $2 for $1.50. Jack then bumped into Don and told him that he would sell him his $2 pawn ticket for $1.50. Don agreed. Jack started out with $2 and he ended up with $3. Who is out the extra dollar and why?

Answer:

Don is out the extra dollar. Before the pawn broker will return the $2 to the ticket holder, he will want the $1.50 which he advanced returned to him. Don will give the pawn broker the ticket and the $1.50, and the pawn broker will then return the $2.

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I have two coins, one is marked George I and one is marked George IV. One is genuine but one is a forgery. Which is the forgery?

Answer:

George I. A coin would not be marked Goerge I because at the time it was produced it would not have been known that there was going to be a George II.

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Which of the following statements are true, and which are false? 1. Only one of the statements is false 2. Exactly two of the statements are false. 3. Only three of the statements are false. 4. Exactly four of the statements are false. 5. All five of these statements are false.

Answer:

The only true statement can be #4. The others are false. #5 can't be true, because it says all the statements are false.

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As defendants, we deny all involvement in the unscrupulous dealings which have come to light in the recent government investigation.  What country name is hidden in the previous sentence?

Answer:

Sweden. "defendants, we deny".

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The favorite foods of Megan, Michael, Sergi, and Jana are written below. Each person has a different favorite food. Use the following food clues to match the people with their favorite foods.

1. Michael likes ketchup and mustard on his favorite food.

2. Jana is allergic to cheese.

3. Sergi eats his favorite food on a bun.

4 Sometimes for something different, Michael makes his food into corn dogs.

What are each kids favorite food?

Write the name of the person next to their favorite foods.

Chicken Drumstick:

Hot Dog in a bun:

A slice of Pizza:

A hamburger in a bun:

Answer:

Chicken Drumstick:  Jana

Hot Dog in a bun: Michael

A slice of Pizza: Megan

A hamburger in a bun: Sergi

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In 1990, a person is 15 years old. In 1995 that same person is 10 years old. How is this possible?

Answer:

The years are in B.C.

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Analogies are comparisons. Complete each analogy below. Here is an example: Ear is to hearing as eye is to?   Sight.

1. Cardinals is to St. Louis as Dodger is to?

2. A.M. is to before noon as P.M. is to?

3. Three is to triangle as 8 is to?

4. Tear is to tore as see is to?

5. Springfield is to Illinois as Austin is to?

Answer:

1. Los Angeles

2. Afternoon

3. Octagon

4. Saw

5. Texas

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A large truck is crossing a bridge 1 mile long. The bridge can only hold 14000 lbs, which is the exact weight of the truck. The truck makes it half way across the bridge and stops. A bird lands on the truck. Does the bridge collapse?

Answer:

No, it does not collapse. Because it has driven a half mile - you would subtract the gas used from the total weight of the truck.

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Picture three boxes containing fruit. The first box is marked peaches, the second is marked oranges, and the third box is marked peaches and oranges. Each of the boxes is labeled incorrectly. How could you label each box correctly if you were allowed to select only one fruit from one of the boxes?

Answer:

First you select a fruit from the box marked peaches and oranges. If it was a orange you selected, you know that the box could only contain oranges. If it was a peach, you know that the box could only contain peaches since each box is incorrectly marked. If, for example an orange was selected, you would mark that box oranges and switch the other two incorrect labels around. Now all three would be correctly labeled.

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I have three USA coins. They are not a quarter, dime or penny and they adds up to 60 cents. 

What are the coins?

Answer:

A 50 cent piece and 2 nickels.

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Charlotte is 13 years old. Her father Montague is 40 years old. How many years ago was Charlotte's father four times as old as Charlotte?

Answer:

Four years ago. When Charlotte was 9 her father was 36, 4 times her age.

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Alice is walking throught the forest of forgetfulness. She wants to know what day of the week it is. She stops and asks a lion and a unicorn. Now the lion lies all of the time on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The unicorn always lies on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Alice asks the lion what day it is, he says, "Well, yesterday was one of my lying days." Alice can't figure it out just from the lion's answer so she asks the unicorn and the unicorn says, "Yesterday was also one of my lying days." What day is it?

Answer:

Thursday.

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The following sentence is false. The preceding sentence is true. Are these sentences true or false?

Answer:

Neither, it's a paradox. If the first is true, then the second must be false, which makes the first false; it doesn't work.

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1. Trigononmetry, Geometry, Cirrus, Calculus

2. Comic book, Atlas, Novel, Brain teasers book

3. Otter, Shark, Dolphin, Sea Lion

4. Pen, Pencil, Eraser, Chalk

5. Golden Delicious, Bartlett, Granny Smith, Jonathon

Answer:

1. Cirrus because the others are all mathematics

2. Atlas because the others are all for leisure/pleasure reading

3. Shark because the others are all marine mammals

4. Chalk because the others are all desk tools

5. Bartlett because the others are types of apples

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Are the below statements True or False?

 

1. The Washington Monument is in Washington D.C.?

2. The Pacific Ocean is on the east coast of North America?

3. There are 12 months in every Gregorian year?

4. The color red is a primary color?

5. Lincoln was the the third president of the United States?

Answer:

1. T

2. F 

3. T

4. T

5. F

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I was born in the 18th century, yet still live on today. Appearing on TV when I have something to say. Called everything from "honest" to a dirty rotten "crook", I used to wear a wig, but have had several looks. I've always had a party, but never disturb the neighbors. I've been shot at many times - major stories for the papers. What am I?

Answer:

The Office of the President of the United States.

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Use all letters of this sentence once each only to spell out three animals.

'TALL ELEPHANT OR APEMAN'

Answer:

PANTHER, ANTELOPE, LLAMA

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Four men were in a boat on the lake. The boat turns over, and all four men sink to the bottom of the lake, yet not a single man got wet! Why?

Answer:

Because they were all married and not single.

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What is the missing half of each word pair?

1. Hot and 

2. Lock and

3. Black and

4. Scream and 

5. Body and

6. Left and

7. Bacon and

8. Cat and

9. Up and

10. Burgers and

Answer:

1. Cold

2. Key

3. White/Blue

4. Shout

5. Soul

6. Right

7. Eggs

8. Mouse

9. Down

10. Fries

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