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What word is always spelled wrong?
 
My face turns red when I see you coming. What am I?
 
A class has a top and a bottom. What lies between?
 
Why did the Pope cross the road?
 
What do you call someone who has just printed 1,000 puns off the Internet?
 
Who invented fractions?
 
In what bed is it perfectly okay to dump manure?
 
What animal is best at math?
 
Why are bacteria bad mathematicians?
 
How many bricks does it take to complete a building made of brick?
 
What can go up a chimney down but can't go down a chimney up?
 
Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain on Earth?
 
It's been around for millions of years, but it's no more than a month old. What is it?
 
What goes up and down the stairs without moving?
 
There are six flies in the kitchen. Which one is the cowboy?
 
What is the thing which, once poured out, cannot be gathered again?
 
When young, I am sweet in the sun. When middle-aged, I make you happy. When old, I am valued more than ever. What am I?
 
If you break me, I do not stop working.
If you touch me, I may be snared.
If you lose me, Nothing will matter.
What am I?
 
Forward and forward I go, never looking back. My limit no one knows, more of me do they lack. Like a river I do flow, and an eagle I fly. What am I?
 
A word has 9 letters, but only on of these is a vowel.What word am I thinking of?
 
Which month has 29 days in a leap year?
 
I run over fields and woods all day.
Under the bed at night I sit not alone.
My tongue hangs out, up and to the rear, awaiting to be filled in the morning.
What is it?
 
I come in different shapes and sizes.
Part of me are curves, others are straight
You can put me anywhere you like, but there is only one right place for me.
What am I?
 
If you had one match and entered a room in which there were a kerosene lamp, an oil burner, and a wood burning stove, which would you light first?
 
The rich men want it, the wise men know it, the poor all need it, and the kind men show it. What is it?
 
It is said hat some things are improved by death. What stinks while living but in death smells good?
 
A man walks into a bar and immediately passes out. Why?
 
A mountain goat attempts to scale a cliff sixty feet high. Every minute, the goat bounds upward three feet but slips back two.
How long does it take for the goat to reach the top?
 
What can be seen in the middle of March and April that cannot be seen at the beginning or end of either month?
 
What has 5 hands but is still perfectly normal?
 
A man lives in a square-shaped house with all four walls facing the South. A bear is outside the house. What colour is the bear?
 
How can you get a fully grown apple inside a bottle?
The bottle must be a normal glass bottle which has no cracks or alternative openings, the entrance of which is too small for the apple to pass through.
The apple must end up in perfect condition.
 
Two policemen walked into a room with no windows and found a dead man who had obviously hung himself from the ceiling, though they couldn't tell how.
There was no chair beneath him that he might have jumped off of, or a table. Just a puddle of water.
How did he do it?
 
You have died and are in limbo. There are two doors. One door leads to heaven, and the other door leads to hell.
There are two guardians, one by each door. One guardian always tells the truth, and the other guardian always lies.
What one question can you ask a guardian to find out which door leads to heaven?
 
I have five letters and five addressed envelopes. If I place the letters in the envelopes at random, what are the chances that only four letters are in their correct envelopes?
 
You have 10 bags filled with 10 gold coins, each coin should weigh 10 grams. One bag contains coins which weigh 9 grams each as they are fake.
You have a set of scales.
How can you find out which bag contains the fake coins without loading the scales more than once?
 
At a family reunion were the following people:
One grandfather, one grandmother, two fathers, two mothers, four children, three grandchildren, one brother, two sisters, two sons, two daughters, one father-in-law, one mother-in-law, and one daughter-in-law.
But not as many people attended as it sounds. How many were there, and who were they?
 
A farmer has to get a sack of corn, a chicken, and a fox across a river. The farmer is only able to bring one of the above items along with him at a time. The only problem is if he leaves the fox alone with the chicken, the fox will eat the chicken, and if he leaves the chicken along the corn sack, then the chicken will eat the corn sack.
How does the farmer get all 3 items across safely?
 
I got it in a forest, but didn't want it.
Once I had it, I couldn't see it.
The more I searched for it, the less I liked it.
I took it home in my hand because I could not find it.
What was it?
 
From the beginning of eternity
To the end of time and space
To the beginning of every end
And the end of every place.
What am I?
 
Think of words ending in the letters -GRY (i.e. angry and hungry are two of them).
There are only three words in the English language. What is the third word? (The word is something that everyone uses every day.)
 
A hand of cards consists of one Queen, two Diamonds, three Aces, and four Spades.
What is the minimum number of cards the hand could contain?
 
Although I'm not an insect, some people found me very difficult to exterminate. They called me something like "insane priest." The first half of my name means the same as "scrape", and my last three letters are a metal. Who am I?
 
A child at school is punished (for being naughty) by being given 100 heavy sand bags to carry from one side of the athletics field to the other.<br>Suddenly, after having moved 30 of the bags the child realizes he can put something in each of the bags that will make them lighter, what is it?
 
The Joe-kster's sock drawer contains ten pairs of green socks and ten pairs of yellow socks. If he is only allowed to take one sock from the drawer at a time and he can't see what color sock he's taking until he's taken it, how many socks does he have to take before he is guaranteed to have at least one matching pair?
 
I stand on one leg, with my heart in my head, who am I?
 
Peter picked one pepper more than Paul. Pat picked one pepper more than Pam. Peter and Paul picked 10 more peppers than Pat and Pam. Peter, Paul, Pat and Pam picked 60 peppers. How many peppers did Peter pick?
 
There was once an old woman who had very little money The only food she had for her ten children was six potatoes How did she make sure that each child had an equal share?
 
While on my way to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives.
Each wife had seven sacks;
Each sack had seven cats;
Each cat had seven kittens.
Kittens, cats, sacks, wives;
How many were going to St. Ives?
 
Hiding under a table at his sisters birthday party, Joe can see eight pairs of legs walking around in the living room. After a while, he watched everybody go into the adjoining room to get some food. How is it that there are still six legs in the living room?
 
No legs have I to dance. No lungs have I to breathe. No life have I to live or die. And yet I do all three. What am I?
 
What runs around the garden without moving?
 
Why is the letter "E" like London?
 
There is a word in the English language in which:
the first two letters signify a man,
the first three signify a female,
the first four signify a great man,
and the whole word, a great woman.
What is the word?
 
What is worse than finding a worm in the apple you are eating?
 
Only two backbones, a thousand ribs. What is it?
 
What always goes to bed with his shoes on?
 
What goes around the world but stays in a corner?
 
What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps?
 
Who succeeded the first Prime Minister of Australia?
 
How may letters are there in the alphabet?
 
Alive without breath, as cold as death; never thirsty, ever drinking; all in mail, never clinking. What am I?
 
What gets wetter the more it dries?
 
What is it that has four legs and one back, yet can't walk?
 
I know a word of letters three, add two and fewer there will be?
 
What asks no questions but requires many answers?
 
What time of day was Adam created?
 
When is a door not a door?
 
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22-Aug-2017

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