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You can find it in Mercury, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, but not in Venus or Neptune. What is it?

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This belongs to you, but everyone else uses it more

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A sundial has the fewest moving parts of any timepiece.

Which has the most?

Where can you find cities, towns, shops and streets but no people?

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Brothers Ben and Bob went and played checkers in the park.  Each played 5 games.  Ben told his mother he won 4 games.  Bob told his mother he won 3 games.  Both were telling the truth.  How was this so?

Matt is a bit odd. He likes only certain things. Can you figure out why he likes what he does from the following clues?

  • He likes gum, but not mints.

  • He likes the beach, but not the ocean.

  • He likes cotton, but not wool.

  • He likes medicine, but not doctors.

  • He likes crystal, but not quartz.

First I am dried, then I am wet. The longer I swim, the more taste you get. What am I? 

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I have four wings, but cannot fly, I never laugh and never cry; On the same spot I’m always found, toiling away with little sound. What am I?

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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?

Take one out and scratch my head, I am now black but once was red. What am I?

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

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You are in a place called Wally’s World and there is only one law. There is a mirror, but no reflection. There is pizza with cheese, but not sausage. There is pepper, but no salt. There is a door, yet no entrance or exit. What is the law?

The exact same seven letters in the exact same order can fill in all the blanks in the following sentence and the sentence will make sense:

The _______ surgeon was _______ to do the surgery because he had _______ .

What are the seven letters?

What did one eye say to the other?

I have a big mouth and I am also quite loud! I am NOT a gossip but I do get involved with everyone’s dirty business. What am I?

What has 13 hearts but no organs?

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I run around a house but never move

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What is round and extremely violent?

What has a neck but no head?

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Riddle me this…

Penny has five children:

The 1st kid is named January.

The 2nd kid is named February.

The 3rd kid is named March.

The 4th kid is named April.

What is the name of the 5th kid.

What word in the English language does the following: the first two letters signify a male, the first three letters signify a female, the first four letters signify a great, while the entire word signifies a great woman. What is the word? 

A girl has as many brothers as sisters, but each brother has only half as many brothers as sisters. How many brothers and sisters are there in the family? 

How can you physically stand behind your father while he is standing behind you?

What kind of table does not have legs? 

A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman, an attractive girl named Sarah. The bus driver had to go on a long bus trip that would last a week. Before he left, he gave Sarah seven apples. Why?

What is harder to catch the faster you run?

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What fastens two people yet touches only one?

Arnold Schwarzenegger has a long one. Michael J. Fox has a short one. Madonna does not use hers. Bill Clinton always uses his. The Pope never uses his. What is it?

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Find a number less than 100 that is increased by one-fifth of its value when its digits are reversed.

I come in different shapes and sizes. Parts of me are curved, other parts are straight. You can put me anywhere you like, but there is only one right place for me. What am I?

What do an island and the letter “t” have in common?

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What is 3/7 chicken, 2/3 cat and 2/4 goat?

Always old, sometimes new.
Never sad, sometimes blue.
Never empty, sometimes full.
Never pushes, always pulls.

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In Okmulgee, Oklahoma, you cannot take a picture of a man with a wooden leg.  Why?

In My Hand I Have Two American Coins That Are Newly Minted. Together, They Total 30 Cents. One Isn't A Nickel. What Are The Coins?

In a certain city, 5% of all the persons 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?

A MAN WAS BUYING APPLES FOR 5 CENTS AND WAS SELLING THEM FOR 3 CENTS. HE BECAME A MILLIONAIRE AFTER A WHILE.  HOW CAN THIS BE POSSIBLE?

JAMES WAS 17 YEARS OLD THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY. HE WILL BE 20 NEXT YEAR.  HOW CAN THIS BE POSSIBLE?

WHAT HAS NO BEGINNING, NO END AND NOTHING IN THE MIDDLE

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A DOUGHNUT

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What question can someone ask all day long, always get totally different answers, and yet all the answers could be correct?

A MONKEY, A SQUIRREL AND A BIRD ARE RACING TO THE TOP OF A COCONUT TREE. WHO WILL GET THE BANANA FIRST?

What two words when combined contain the most letters?

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I’m where yesterday follows today and tomorrow’s in the middle.

What am I?

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Ten fish are in a tank.

Two fish drown.

Four fish swim away.

Three fish die.

How many fish are left?

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First off all, fish do not drown…

Second, they can’t swim away.

Third, the three dead fish are floating.

So, all 10 fish are still left in the tank!

You can serve it but cannot eat it.

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I can breathe but never talk, I can run but never walk, I can be picked but never be chosen.

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What gets sharper the more you use it?

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I have one foot and no legs but carry a house.

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What has a bark but no bite? 

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I’m shaped like a box, have no feet, but run up and down.

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I am a protector. I sit on a bridge. One person can see right through me, while others wonder what I hide.

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What falls down but is never injured?

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Which tire doesn’t move when a car turns right?

On which side of a chicken are there more feathers?

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What do you get if you put a radio in a refrigerator?

My voice is tender, my waist is slender and I’m often invited to play. Yet wherever I go I must take my bow or else I have nothing to say. What am I?

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If you remove the first, third and last letter from this five letter word it still sounds the same.

What is the word?

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John has four times the money that Paul has. John gives Paul $33. Paul now has 3 times as much cash as John.

How much money did they each start with?

What number do you get when you multiply all of the numbers found on a telephone’s keypad?

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Who has four eyes but can never see?

I am not alive but I can die. What am I?

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I have a head but cannot weep, I have a bed but never sleep, I can run but cannot walk, and have a bank but no money.

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I Am Heavy And Hard To Pick Up, But Backwards I Am Not. What Am I?

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A ton is equivalent to 2,000 pounds, but if you spell the word "ton" backwards you get N-O-T.

Pinkie Pinkerton Lived In A Pink, One-Story House On Pink Street. The Walls Were Pink, Her Stuff Was Pink, Even Her Cat Was Pink. EVERYTHING Was Pink. So What Color Were The Stairs?

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There are no stairs in a one-story house.

What English word has three consecutive double letters?

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BOOKKEEPER

I have no feet, no hands, no wings, but I climb to the sky.

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SMOKE

I have keys but no doors, I have space but no rooms, I allow you to enter but you are never able to leave. What am I?

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A keyboard

How do you know when a clock is hungry?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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IT GOES BACK FOUR SECONDS

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

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A GOLF BALL

What tastes better than it smells?

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A TONGUE

Shoot at me a thousand times and I may still survive. But, one scratch from me and you will find your prospects take a dive. What am I?

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AN EIGHT-BALL

Everyone in the world needs it, but they usually give it without taking it. What is it?

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ADVICE

What kind of band doesn’t play music?

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A rubber band

A window cleaner is cleaning the window on the 10th story of an apartment building when he slips and falls.

There was nothing to catch the window cleaner’s fall yet he was not hurt. How can that be?

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He was cleaning the window from the inside of the building

I can travel from there to here by disappearing and here to there by reappearing.

What am I?

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The letter “t”.

What did the fish say when he ran into a concrete wall?

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DAMN!

How much dirt is in a hole 5 feet wide and 4 feet deep?

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NONE

I am a three digit number.
My tens digit is five more than my ones digit.
My hundreds digit is eight less than my tens digit.
What number am I?

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194

What number do you get when you multiply all of the numbers found on a telephone’s keypad?

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Zero

What word would you use to describe a man who does not have all his fingers on one hand?

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Normal, because people have half their fingers on one hand.

There are two girls:   One is facing South, the other faces North. Yet they can see each other without mirrors.  How can it be?

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They’re facing each other

A horse is tied to a rope 9 meters long and the horse’s food is 17 meters away from the horse.

How does the horse reach the food?

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He walks over to it. The rope is tied to the horse but nothing else.

Using only addition, how do  you add “8’s” and get the number 1000?

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888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1000

What is the only number whose letters are in alphabetical order?

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FORTY

If 1 = 5, 2 = 10, 3 = 15, and 4 = 20.

What does 5 equal?

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Why is it against the law for a person living in New York to be buried in California?

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THEY ARE ALIVE

What spends most of its time on the ground but never gets dirty?

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN FROGS PARK ILLEGALLY?

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What do you call a sleeping bull?

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Can you re-arrange the letters, O O U S W T D N E J R, to spell just one word?

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Where do fish keep their money?

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What starts with a T, ends with a T, and has T in it?

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How many sides does a circle have?

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What kind of running means walking?

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Lovely and round, I shine with pale light, grown in the darkness, A lady’s delight. What am I?

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20 pigeons sat on branches of a tree.  A man shot 1 pigeon with his gun.  How many were left on the tree?

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When it is alive, all but one sings. When it dies, all but one cheers.

What is it?

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Who has hands but cannot clap?

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Eskimos are very good hunters, but they never hunt penguins.  Why not?

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Is the capital of Kentucky pronounced Louisville

or Luee-ville?

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Until I am measured, I am not known. Yet you miss me, when I have flown. What am I?

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If you have three, you have three. If you have two, you have two. But, if you have one, you have none. What is it?

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What has one eye but cannot see?

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How many bricks does it take to complete a building made from bricks?

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

A rooster laid an egg on top of the barn roof. Which way did it roll?

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 I am used in most sports, have four holes, come in many different colors and there is a state that shares my name. What am I? 

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Divide 50 by half and add 20

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What can be swallowed, but can also swallow you?

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No matter how little or how much you use me, you change me every month. What am I?

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You answer me, although I never ask you questions.

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I’m ready to walk when I’m all tied up, but really should stop when I’m untied.

What am I?

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How many times does the letter ‘a’ appear in the words from 0-100. 

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What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?

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What can you break, even if you never pick it up or touch it?

I lose my head in the morning and regain it back at night.

As a stone inside a tree, I will build words to outlive thee. But if they push and pull me as I stand, the more I move, the less I am. What am I? 

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How could you rearrange the letters in the words “new door” to make one word?

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My son was playing with a book and tore out pages 7, 8, 100, 101, 222 and 223. How many pages were torn out?

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If I Am Holding A Bee, What Do I Have In My Eye?

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A Cowboy Rides Into A Town On Friday, Stays For Three Days, And Leaves On Friday. How Does He Manage This?

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What can you see once in a minute, twice in a moment and never in a thousand years?

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When you have me, you immediately feel like sharing me. But, if you do share me, you do not have me.

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What moves faster?

Heat or cold?

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What turns everything around but does not move?

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

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Jimmy’s mother had four children. She named the first Monday. She named the second Tuesday, and she named the third Wednesday. What is the name of the fourth child?

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What can you hold without ever touching or using your hands?

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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?

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What kind of room has no doors?

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What do these words have in common: polish, job, herb?

What begins with an ‘E’ and ends with an ‘E’ but only has one letter?
 

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What makes this number unique -- 8,549,176,320?

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You are a cyclist in a cross-country race. Just before crossing the finish line, you overtake the person in second place. In what place did you finish?

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What word has five letters but sounds like it only has one?

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A truck is stuck under a bridge and the driver cannot get it out. A man walks by and stops to help.He easily gets the truck unstuck.How did he do it?

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I come in different shapes and sizes. Parts of me a curved, other parts are straight.You can put me anywhere you like, but there is only one right place for me.What am I?

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A man wanted to work, but he could not log in to his computer terminal successfully. He tried twice, but still his password did not work.He suddenly remembered that the passwords are reset every month for security purposes.So, he called his boss and said, “Hey boss, my password is out of date.”His boss replied, “Yes, that’s right. The password is different.Listen carefully.I am sure, you can figure out the new one.The new one has the same amount of letters as your old password, but only four of the letters are the same. “Thanks boss.” With that, the man could correctly log into his station.What are both the new and old passwords?

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If you wrote all of the numbers from 300 to 400 on a piece of paper, how many times would you have written the number 3?

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Without it, I am dead. If I am not, then I am behind.What am I?

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A bat and ball cost $1.10. The bat costs one dollar more than the ball.How much does the ball cost?

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A man wanted to encrypt his password but he needed to do it in a way so that he could remember it. He has to use seven characters consisting of letter and numbers only (no symbols like ! or <). In order to remember it, he wrote down “You force heaven to be empty.” What is his password?

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