I wouldn’t be very happy if I had all my fingers (10) on one hand.
A girl who was just learning to drive
went down a one-way street
in the wrong direction,
but didn't break the law.
Because she was walking!!!
If 20 blackbirds are on a fence
and you shoot one,
how many remain?
they would all fly away
from the sound of the shot.
What starts with “e” ends with “e”
and contains only one letter?
6 from 30
How many times
can you subtract
6 from 30?
after that it is no longer 30.
NEVER IN A DAY
What occurs twice in a lifetime,
but once in every year.
Twice in a week
but never in a day?
The letter “E”.
Johnny's mother had three children.
The first child was named April.
The second child was named May.
What was the third child's name?
It has to be Johnny.
He's the third child!
How many birth days
does the average man have?
One, he may have many Birthdays,
but only one birth day !
5 LETTER WORD
What 5 letter word can have its last
4 letters removed
and still sound the same?
Remove “UEUE”, say Q.
Q and queue are pronounced the same
Someone at a party introduces you
to your mother's only sister's
husband's sister in law.
He has no brothers.
What do you call this lady?
A woman has 5 children
and half of them are male.
How can this be?
Only if the other half is male, too.
What kind of house weighs the least?
What is the largest possible number
you can write using only 2 numbers?
Just “2 numbers”,
no other mathematical symbols.
This is 9x9x9x9x9x9x9x9x9
An Old friend of the family left $666,666
to 2 fathers and 2 sons to be split equally. After careful consideration
they each happily received $222,222.
Why did all of them
get that amount of money?
Although it seems there are four people, there are only 3.
There are 2 fathers and 2 sons:
a grandfather, his son ( who is also a father), and his son.
3 people to split the money!
Which is more valuable –
one pound of $10 gold coins or
half a pound of $20 gold coins?
The pound of $10 coins has twice the amount of gold than the $20 coins.
IT MAY BE BLUE
Born at the same time as the world,
destined to live as long as the world,
and yet never five weeks old.
What is it?
A man and his son are driving home from a basketball game when they have a terrible accident. The man is taken to the emergency room for treatment and the boy is taken straight to the operating table. The surgeon comes over to the operating table, sees the boy and says
“ I can't operate on this patient, he's my son!” How can this be?
The surgeon is the boy's mother.
Two planes take off at the
same exact moment.
They are flying across the Atlantic.
One leaves New York and is
flying to Paris at 500 miles per hour.
The other leaves Paris and is flying to New York at only 450 miles per hour
( because of a strong head wind ).
Which one will be closer to Paris when they meet?
They will both be the same distance from Paris when they meet !!!
THE BELLE OF NEW YORK
My first wears my second;
my third might be what my first would acquire if he went to sea.
Put together my one, two, three, and the belle of New York is the girl for me.
What one word am I?
AT THE STORE
A woman goes into a hardware store to buy something for her house.
When asked the price, the clerk replies: “the price of one is twelve cents, the price of forty-four is twenty-four cents, and the price a hundred and forty-four is thirty-six cents”.
What does the woman want to buy?
Mom, Dad, and 2 kids have come to a river, and they find a boat.
It is small and can only carry
one adult or 2 kids at a time.
Both kids are good rowers, but
how can the whole family reach the other side of the river?
The kids row across. One comes back.
An adult goes over,
and the kid comes back.
Both kids row across again,
and one comes back.
The other adult rows across
and the kid comes back.
Both kids row across again.
A party of eight mountain climbers had enough food for fifteen more days when they came upon two more climbers in need of help.
It seems that the two climbers lost their food when their rope broke.
So, they joined the party of eight .
The climbers decided that each of them should use the same amount of food each day as they had originally planned;
however, they will have to cut their trip short because the food will run out sooner.
For how many more days do they have food?
Originally, there were 8 × 15,
or 120 shares of food.
Redistribute the 120 shares of food among 10 people.
Each person has 12 days worth of food.
COST OF WAR
A group of 100 soldiers suffered the following injuries in a battle:
70 soldiers lost an eye,
75 lost an ear,
85 lost a leg,
and 80 lost an arm. What is the minimum number of soldiers who must have lost all 4?
Add up all the injuries, and you find that 100 soldiers suffered a total of 310 injuries. That total means that, at a minimum, 100 soldiers lost 3 body parts, and 10 (the remainder when dividing 310 by 100) must have lost all
4 body parts.
I started 2 watches at the same time.
It turned out that one of them went two minutes per hour too slow,
and the other went one minute
per hour too fast.
When I looked at them again,
the faster one was exactly one hour ahead of the other.
How long had the watches been running?
The faster watch gains on the slower one at the rate of three minutes every hour. After 20 hours, the faster one will be ahead by one hour.
MATCHING GLOVES Cathy has six pairs of black gloves and six pairs of brown gloves in her drawer. In complete darkness, how many gloves must she take from the drawer in order to be sure to get a pair that match?
She could possibly take out 6 black left hand gloves and then 6 brown left hand gloves, the next one would have to be either the right hand or left hand match.
A man lives on the tenth floor of a building. Every morning he takes the elevator down to the lobby and leaves the building.
In the evening, he gets into the elevator,
and, if there is someone else in the elevator - or if it was raining that day –
he goes back to his floor directly.
Otherwise, he goes to the seventh floor and walks up three flights of stairs to his apartment.
Can you explain why?
The man is not very tall.
He can't reach the upper elevator buttons, but he can ask people to push them for him.
He can also push them with his umbrella.
A poor farmer went to a market to sell some peas and lentils, however as he had only one sack and didn't want to mix peas and lentils, he poured in the peas at first, bound the sack up and than poured in the lentils.
At the market a rich innkeeper wanted to buy the peas, but he did not want the lentils. How would you solve this problem if you had only the sack of the innkeeper, which he wants to keep (without devaluing the goods). Pouring the goods anywhere else than in sacks (on the ground, table etc.) is considered as devaluing. Trading sacks is not allowed.
The farmer should pour the lentils into the innkeeper’s sack, bind it and turn inside out.
Pour in the peas.
Then unbind the sack and pour the lentils back to his sack.
THE MISSING DOLLAR
Three people check into a hotel.
They pay $30 to the manager and go to their room. The manager finds out that the room rate is $25 and gives $5 to the bellboy to return.
On the way to the room the bellboy keeps $2 and gives $1 to each person. Now each person paid $10 and got back $1. So they paid $9 each, totalling $27. The bellboy has $2, totalling $29. Where is the remaining dollar?
This is a nice nonsense.
Each guest paid $9 because they gave $30 and they were given back $3. The manager got $25 and the difference ($2) has the bellboy. So it is nonsense to add the $2 to the $27, since the bellboy kept the $2.