1. Do they have a 4th of July in England?
2. How many birthdays does the average man have?
3. Some months have 31 days; how many have 28?
4. A woman gives a beggar 50 cents; the woman is the beggar's sister, but
the beggar is not the woman's
brother. How come?
5. Why can't a man living in the USA be buried in Canada?
6. How many outs are there in an inning?
7. Is it legal for a man in California to marry his widow's sister?
8. Two men play five games of checkers. Each man wins the same number of
games. There are no ties.
9. Divide 30 by 1/2 and add 10. What is the answer?
10. A man builds a house rectangular in shape. All sides have southern
exposure. A big bear walks by,
what color is the bear? Why?
11. If there are 3 apples and you take away 2, how many do you have?
12. I have two US coins totaling 55 cents. One is not a nickel. What are
13. If you have only one match and you walked into a room where there was
an oil burner, a kerosene
lamp, and a wood burning stove, which one would you light first?
14. How far can a dog run into the woods?
15. A doctor gives you three pills telling you to take one every half-hour.
How long will the pills last?
16. A farmer has 17 sheep, and all but 9 die. How many are left?
17. How many animals of each sex did Moses take on the ark?
18. A clerk in the butcher shop is 5' 10'' tall. What does he weigh?
19. How many two-cent stamps are there in a dozen?
20. What was our President's name in 1970?
21. How many times can you subtract the number 5 from 25?
22. How long will it take to cut a wooden log into 10 pieces if it takes
one minute to make each cut?
23. What is the next letter in the following sequence? M A M J J A S O
24. If you saw your mirror image holding a letter "d" in your left hand,
what would you be doing?
25. A police officer sees a school bus driver going the wrong way down
a one-way street. Yet he doesn't
stop the man or do anything about the situation. Why?
26. There is a town in Northern Ontario where 5% of all the people living
in the town have unlisted
phone numbers. If you selected one hundred names at random from the town's
telephone directory, on
average how many of these people selected would have unlisted phone
27. What is so unusual about this sentence? "Jackdaws love my big sphinx
28. If you were to step into a room filled with gas and strike a match,
what would happen?
29. Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the tallest mountain
in the world?
30. If it takes 6 men 6 days to dig 6 holes, how long will it take one
man to dig half a hole?
31. Forward I'm heavy, backward I'm not. What am I?
32. Based on the laws of the US Constitution there are 5 requirements a
person must meet in order to
become the president of the US. The candidate must be: 1) at least 35 years
old 2) a citizen of the US 3)
must have resided in the US for at least 14 years 4) must have been born
in the US. What is the fifth
33. Which is correct, "The yolk of the egg is white." or "The yolk of the
egg are white."
34. In Okmulgee, OK you cannot take a picture of a man with a wooden leg.
35. There is an ancient invention still used in some parts of the world
today that allows people to see
through walls. What is it?
36. A pair of twins is how many people?
37. How can 5 people divide 5 donuts so that each gets one donut and have
one donut left on the plate?
38. What 5-letter word does every Harvard graduate pronounce wrong?
39. After a long day Gary went to bed at 10:00 p.m., wound his alarm clock
and set it for noon the next
day. How many hours did he sleep before the alarm woke him?
40. Jack charges $5 to cut a log into 2 pieces. How much will Jack charge
to cut a log into 4 pieces?
41. There are two ships of equal size and strength. One is made of wood
and the other of steel. Can you
explain which one is heavier?
42. NASA was considering sending canaries into space to study them under
zero gravity. The project was
scrapped when someone realized that in spite of having sufficient water
supplies, they could die of
dehydration within a few hours. Why?
43. What substance is denser in its liquid form than in its solid form?
44. Why are 1990 American bills worth more than 1989 American bills?
45. How could you give someone $63 using six bills without using $1 bills?
46. A taxi driver took a group of people to the airport. The terminal is
normally an hour away but with
traffic being extra heavy, it took a full hour and a half. On the return
trip the traffic was still as heavy, yet
it took only 90 minutes. Why?
47. Even if they are starving, natives living in the Arctic will never
eat a penguin's egg. Why not?
48. How would you rearrange the letters in "new door" to make one word?
49. Mr. and Mrs. Plum have 6 daughters and each daughter has 1 brother.
How many people are in the
50. What is the most common mechanical mode of transportation people use
to get to work each day?
51. If a grandfather clock takes 5 seconds to strike 6:00, how many seconds
will it take to strike 12:00?
52. Mr. and Mrs. Roberts have 5 children. Half of them are boys. How is
53. Assuming you are paying, is it cheaper to take one friend to the movies
twice or two friends to the
movie at the same time?
54. What is the next letter in the following sequence? o t t f f s s
55. In a base ball game three players hit home runs, two of them with the
bases loaded, yet not a single
man crossed the plate. How? (2 answers)
56. A secretary is making coffee. Her earring drops off and falls into
the cup. There is coffee in the cup
but the earring doesn't get wet. How?
57. How much dirt is there in a hole 3 feet x 3 feet x 3 feet?
58. What letter comes next in the following sequence? WLCN
59. A man walks into a bar and orders a glass of water. The bartender turns
around and puts a gun in the
man's face. The man says thank you and leaves. Why?
60. If there are fifteen crows on a fence and the farmer shoots a third
of them, how many are left?
61. In a hardware store, you ask the price of an item on display.
Practically every hardware store carries
this item, for no home should be without it. The following conversation
Clerk: The price is a quarter each.
Customer: That means seventy-five cents for 100.
Clerk: That's right.
Customer: Well, I'll take fifty seven.
Clerk: That will be fifty cents.
What is the man buying?
62. Correct this equation by repositioning one part. 62 - 63 = 1
63. Correct the same equation by repositioning one number. 62 - 63 = 1
64. What can go up a chimney down and can't go down a chimney up?
65. A gentleman leaves home, proceeds a short distance and turns left.
He goes another short distance
and turns left again. He goes another short distance, then goes home. As
he nears home he sees two
masked men. Who are the two masked men?
66. How many days of the week start with the letter "T"? What are they?
67. What is the product of the following series: (x-a), (x-b),
68. A man wanted to get into an exclusive club, but he needed a password.
So he listened as other
members were going in. When the first man knocked, the doorman said twelve,
the man answered, six.
When the second man knocked, the doorman said, six, the man answered, three.
Our friend thought he
knew the pattern so he knocked on the door. The doorman said, ten our friend
answered, five. He was
not let into the club. Why?
69. What is "odd" about the number: 8549176320?
70. In a small town, there was a man who everyone thought was foolish.
When people offered to give
him 50 cents or a 5-dollar bill, he always chose the 50 cents. They enjoyed
offering the money and
laughing at his obviously foolish choice. Why was he really the wisest
man in town?
71. The Two Brothers - An Arab sheik tells his two sons to race their camels
to a distant city to see who
will inherit his fortune. The one whose camel is slower will win. The
brothers, after wandering aimlessly
for days, ask a wise man for advice. After hearing the advice they jump
on the camels and race as fast as
they can to the city.
72. The Detective - Many years ago a private detective had to hire a new
assistant. He had three
candidates and he decided to give them a little quiz. He said, "Look Guys,
there's a crime that needs to be
solved and there's a clue in one of the public libraries in Brooklyn. The
clue is stuck inside a book,
between pages 165 and 166. Two of the guys jumped up and bolted out the
door. The third guy just sat
there. The private detective said to the man who remained, "You got the
job." Why did he get the job?