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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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17-Oct-2017

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