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1. What state is surrounded by the most water?

2. A woman has 7 children, half of them are boys.
How can this be possible?

3. Can you name three consecutive days without using the
words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?

4. George, Helen, and Steve are drinking coffee.
Bert, Karen, and Dave are drinking soda.
Using logic, is Elizabeth drinking coffee or soda?

5. There is a common English word that is nine letters long.
Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains an
English word - from nine letters right down to a single letter.
What is the original word, and what are the words that it
becomes after removing one letter at a time?

6. The word CANDY can be spelled using just 2 letters.
Can you figure out how?

7. What is the next 3 letters in this riddle?
o t t f f s s _ _ _

8. FOUR is HALF of FIVE.
Is this statement True or False?

9. I soar without wings, I see without eyes.
I've traveled the universe to and fro.
I've conquered the world, yet I've never been anywhere but home.
Who am I?

10. 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?

11. This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious how quickly
you can find out, What is so unusual about it? It looks
so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it! In fact,
nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it,
and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd.
But if you work at it a bit, you might find out! Try to do so
without any coaching!

12. What travels around the world yet stays in one corner?

13. What question can someone ask all day long, always get
completely different answers, and yet all the answers could
be correct?

14. What do the numbers 11, 69, and 88 all have in common?

15. How many of each animal did Moses take on the ark?

Answers

1. What state is surrounded by the most water?

Hawaii. All of it is surrounded by water. Most people, amazingly
enough get this one wrong. They either say Maine, Florida, Alaska,
or California.

2. A woman has 7 children, half of them are boys.
How can this be possible?

ALL the children are boys, so 1/2 half are boys and so is the other half.

3. Can you name three consecutive days without using the
words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?

Sure, you can Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow!

4. George, Helen, and Steve are drinking coffee.
Bert, Karen, and Dave are drinking soda.
Using logic, is Elizabeth drinking coffee or soda?

Elizabeth is drinking coffee. The letter E appears twice in her name,
as it does in the names of the others that are drinking coffee.

5. There is a common English word that is nine letters long.
Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains an
English word - from nine letters right down to a single letter.
What is the original word, and what are the words that it
becomes after removing one letter at a time?

The base word is Startling - starting - staring - string - sting -
sing - sin - in - I

6. The word CANDY can be spelled using just 2 letters.
Can you figure out how?

The answer: C and Y

7. What is the next 3 letters in this riddle?
o t t f f s s _ _ _

e n t
They represent the first letter when writing the numbers one thru ten.

8. FOUR is HALF of FIVE.
Is this statement True or False?

It's True. The Roman Numeral FOUR (IV) is
in the middle of the word Five: F(IV)E

9. I soar without wings, I see without eyes.
I've traveled the universe to and fro.
I've conquered the world, yet I've never been anywhere but home.
Who am I?

I'm your imagination.

10. 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.

11. This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious how quickly
you can find out, What is so unusual about it? It looks
so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it! In fact,
nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it,
and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd.
But if you work at it a bit, you might find out! Try to do so
without any coaching!

The letter "e", which is the most common letter in the
English language, does not appear once in the long paragraph.

12. What travels around the world yet stays in one corner?

A stamp.

13. What question can someone ask all day long, always get
completely different answers, and yet all the answers could
be correct?

"What time is it?"

14. What do the numbers 11, 69, and 88 all have in common?

They can all be flipped and still be the same.

15. How many of each animal did Moses take on the ark?

Moses didnít make the ark, Noah did.



What row of numbers comes next?
This is a tough one!
1
11
21
1211
111221
312211
13112221

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THE ANSWER:

The next row is
1113213211

Starting with the second line, every line describes the line before it.
In writing, it is:
One One
Two Ones
One Two One One
etc.
etc.

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