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Massachusetts

How is it that a person born in Massachusetts, whose parents were both born in Massachusetts, is not born a U.S. Citizen?

If he was born before 1783, then Massachusetts would still be a British colony.

Delicious 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?

A Coconut.

Most Common…

It is the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space, the beginning of the end, and the end of every space.What is it?

The Letter E.

Holes Hold!

I have holes on the top and bottom.
I have holes on my left and on my right.
And I have holes in the middle, yet I still hold water.
What am I?

I’m a Sponge.

Dig It

Two convicts are locked in a cell. There is an unbarred window high up in the cell. No matter if they stand on the bed or one on top of the other they can’t reach the window to escape. They then decide to tunnel out. However, they give up with the tunneling because it will take too long. Finally one of the convicts figures out how to escape from the cell. What is his plan?

His plan is to dig the tunnel and pile up the dirt to climb up to the window to escape.

Horse Travel

A horse travels a certain distance each day. Strangely enough, two of its legs travel 30 miles each day and the other two legs travel nearly 31 miles. It would seem that two of the horse’s legs must be one mile ahead of the other two legs, but of course this can’t be true. Since the horse is normal, how is this situation possible?

The horse operates a mill and travels in a circular clockwise direction. The two outside legs will travel a greater distance than the two inside legs.

Sorry Ladies

The Pope has it but he does not use it. Your father has it but your mother uses it. Nuns do not need it. Your lady friend’s husband has it and she uses it. What is it?

A Last Name.

Wacky Wood

As I went across the bridge, I met a man with a load of wood which was neither straight nor crooked. What kind of wood was it?

Sawdust.

Special Keys

I am a box that holds keys without locks, yet they can unlock your soul.What am I?

A Piano.

Just For You

You can carry it everywhere you go, and it does not get heavy. What is it?

Your name.

Pretty Little Things

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?

Your fingernails.

Six Then Twelve

I am six letters. When you take one away I am twelve. What am I?

The word Dozens.

Breaking and Falling

What falls but doesn’t break, and what breaks but doesn’t fall?

Night and Day.

Mythology Lesson

A man but an animal, a horn with two hands. What am I?

A Minotaur.

Killer Wife, Or Not?

A woman shoots her husband.
Then she holds him under water 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?

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

Hey, No Fair!

A magician was boasting one day at how long he could hold his breath under water. His record was 6 minutes. A kid that was listening said, “that’s nothing, I can stay under water for 10 minutes using no types of equipment or air pockets!” The magician told the kid if he could do that, he’d give him $10,000. The kid did it and won the money. Can you figure out how?

The kid filled a glass of water and held it over his head for 10 minutes.

Barrel of Wine

There is a barrel with no lid and some wine in it. “This barrel of wine is more than half full,” said Curly. “No it’s not,” says Mo. “It’s less than half full.”Without any measuring implements and without removing any wine from the barrel, how can they easily determine who is correct?

Tilt the barrel until the wine barely touches the lip of the barrel. If the bottom of the barrel is visible then it is less than half full. If the barrel bottom is still completly coverd by the wine, then it is more than half full.

Clasped Hands

How can you clasp someone’s hands together in such a manner that they cannot leave the room without unclasping them?

Put their hands around a stationary object in the room, which will keep them from leaving the room unless they open their hands.

Sinking Ship

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?

It was a Submarine.

Murder Suspects

A man was found murdered on Sunday morning. His wife immediately called the police. The police questioned the wife and staff and got these alibis:
The Wife said she was sleeping.
The Cook was cooking breakfast.
The Gardener was picking vegetables.
The Maid was getting the mail.
The Butler was cleaning the closet.The police instantly arrested the murdered. Who did it and how did they know?

It was the Maid. She said she was getting the mail. There is no mail on Sunday!

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