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## 1. Riddle: The Mustard Family

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.

## 2. Riddle: How Many Seconds in a Year

How many seconds are there in one year?

Answer: 12 of them: January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd, April 2nd, May 2nd, June 2nd, July 2nd, August 2nd, September 2nd, October 2nd, November 2nd, December 2nd.

## 3. Riddle: Thirty Cows and Twenty-Eight Chickens

There are 30 cows in a field, and 28 chickens. How many didn't?

Answer: 10. Listen closely: 30 cows and twenty-eight chickens. Say EIGHT and ATE. They sound the same. Therefore, it means 20 ATE chickens. 30-20=10, so 10 cows didn't eat any chickens.

## 4. Riddle: How Many Sides Does a Circle Have?

How many sides does a circle have?

Answer: Two. The inside and the outside.

## 5. Riddle: Subtract Five From Twenty-Five

How many times can you subtract the number 5 from 25?

Answer: Once, because after you subtract 5 from 25 it becomes 20.

## 6. How Many Months Have Twenty-Eight Days?

Some months have 30 days, some months have 31 days. How many have 28?

## 7. Riddle: How Many Feet Brain Teaser

If there are four sheep, two dogs, and one herdsman, how many feet are there?

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

## 8. Riddle: There are Two Ducks in Front of Two Other Ducks

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.

## 9. Riddle: While On My Way to St. Ives, I Saw a Man with Seven Wives

While on my way to St. Ives, I saw a man with 7 wives. Each wife had 7 sacks. Each sack had 7 cats. Each cat had 7 kittens. Kittens, cats, sacks, and wives. How many were going to St. Ives?

## 10. Riddle: How Many Plums

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.

## 11. Riddle: Little Tommy Tittletat

Little Tommy Tittletat took two Ts, to tie two ups to two tall trees, to torment the terrible little tat. How many T's in all of that?

Answer: There are 2 T's in all of That.

## 12. Riddle: A Farmer Has Twenty Sheep, Ten Pigs, And Ten Cows

A farmer has twenty sheep, ten pigs, and ten cows. If we call the pigs cows, how many cows will he have?

Answer: Ten Cows. We can call the pigs cows but it doesn't make them cows.

## 13. If A Boy Blows Eighteen Bubbles

If a boy blows 18 bubbles, Then pops 6 eats 7 and then He pops 5 and blows 1. How many are left?

## 14. Riddle: All of Mrs. Smith's Pets Are Dogs Except One

All of Mrs. Smith's pets are dogs except one, and all her pets are cats except one. How many cats and dogs does she have?

Answer: Mrs. Smith has one cat and one dog.

## 15. Riddle: Six Girls and a Brother

A mother has 6 girls and each of them has a brother. How many children are there?

Answer: 7. Each girl has the same brother.

## 16. Riddle: How Many of Each Type of Animal Did Moses Take on the Ark

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

## 17. Riddle: In a Certain City, Five Percent of All The People In Town Have Unlisted Phone Numbers

In a certain city, 5% of all the people in town have unlisted phone numbers. If you select 100 names at random from that city's phone directory, how many people selected will have unlisted phone numbers?

Answer: None. If their names are in the phone directory, they do not have unlisted phone numbers!

## 18. Riddle: If You're Eight Feet Away From a Door

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.

## 19. Riddle: How Many Bricks Does It Take To Complete a Brick Building

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

Answer: Only one brick, the last brick completes the building.

## 20. You have Six Eggs. You Break Two, Cook Two and eat Two

You have 6 eggs. You break 2, cook 2, and eat 2 eggs. How many do you have left?

Answer: 4. The 2 you break are the ones you cook, which are the ones you eat.

## 21. Four Bagels Breakfast Dilemma

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?

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