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Add and Weigh Less

A man takes a barrel that weighs 20 pounds, and then puts something in it. It now weighs less than 20 pounds.What did he put in the barrel?

He put a hole in the barrel to make it weigh less.

Get Your Facts Straight!

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

None, it was Noah.

Tennis Knowledge

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

The two men were partners playing doubles.

Smarter Than You

Some will use me, while others will not, some have remembered, while others have forgot. For profit or gain, I’m used expertly, I can’t be picked off the ground or tossed into the sea. Only gained from patience and time, can you unravel my rhyme?

I’m Knowledge.

Think Literally

The more there is the less you see.What is it?

Darkness.

Get The Message?

What demands an answer, but asks no question?

A Telephone.

Impossible Age

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?

She’s 12!

Educational Presentations

Dark with white markings,
And smooth like a rock.
Where learning occurs,
I help convey thought.
What am I?

Blackboard/chalkboard.

Smart Ball

What is the easiest way to throw a ball, and have it stop, and completely reverse direction after traveling a short distance?

Toss it in the air.

Shortest Sentence

I am the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
What am I?

What am I? I am.

Nothing Larger

What has roots that nobody sees, and is taller than trees.
Up, up it goes, and yet it never grows.
What is it?

A Mountain.

Four Wings Around

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?

A Windmill.

One’s Hard

What’s the difference between a penniless man and a feather bed?

One is hard up, while the other is soft down.

Mastery of Range

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?

An Arrow.

Keep This Thing

You must keep this thing, its loss will affect your brothers.
For once yours is lost, it will soon be lost by others.

Your Temper.

Horse Sense

Bouncing Bob was riding a particularly frisky horse when suddenly its bridle came off. As they raced down the road, a screaming Bob clung to the horse’s ears for dear life. Out of the corner of his eye, Bob saw a car coming, and realizing the horse was completely out of control, he panicked. Flailing his arms about, he accidentally caused the horse to come to an abrupt halt. What could Bouncing Bob have done to make the horse stop?

Bob accidentally put his hands over the horse’s eyes. If a horse can’t see he will automatically stop.

Indirect Murder

There’s a body lying dead on a bed, and on the floor beside it is a pair of scissors. The scissors were instrumental in his death, yet there’s no trace of blood. The body reveals no signs of any cuts or bruises. How could the person have been murdered with the pair of scissors?

The person slept on a waterbed. His killer used the scissors to cut the bed open and drown him.

Not Too Far

How far can a dog run into the woods?

Halfway, any farther and he would be running out of the woods.

Never True or False

While exploring the wilds of Canada, Wild Man Dave was captured by hostile wood fairies. Brad, 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. Wild Man Dave 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?

Wild Man Dave 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 Wild Man Dave free.

Sequences of Time

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

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

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