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1

What New York building has the most stories?

The public library.

2

The more I take, the more I leave behind, what am i?

Footsteps

3

A barrel of water weighs 20 pounds; what must you add to make it weigh 12 pounds?

Holes

4

What can run but never walks, what has a mouth but never speaks, has a head but never weeps, and has a bed but never sleeps?

A river.

5

What has four eyes but can't see?

Mississippi

6

What starts with P ends with E and has a million letters in it?

A post office

7

What is bigger when it is upside down?

The number 6

8

Why is Alabama the smartest state in the USA?

Because it has four A's and one B.

9

Whats coming but never comes?

Tomorrow

10

What is full of holes but can still hold water?

A sponge

11

What pet makes the loudest noise?

A trum-pet

12

Why is it difficult to open a piano?

Because all the keys are inside.

13

What kind of button won't unbutton?

Bellybutton

14

What can you serve but never eat?

A volleyball.

15

When do you stop at green and go at red?

When you are eating a watermelon.

16

What is the science of shopping called?

BUY-ology

17

Which two days of the week start with the letter T?

Today and Tomorrow

18

Whats long, hard, and full of seamen?

A submarine!

19

What has four legs, is big, green, fuzzy, and if it fell out of a tree would kill you?

A pool table.

20

What lies on its back a hundred feet off the ground?

A dead centipede.

21

Why did the tortoise cross the road?

To get to a shell station

22

What clothes does a house wear?

Address

23

What country makes you shiver?

Chile

24

What did Tennessee?

The same thing Arkansas

25

What did Delaware?

Her New Jersey

26

Which snakes are found on cars?

Windshield Vipers

27

What bone will a dog never eat?

A trombone

28

I have four fingers and a thumb, Yet flesh and blood I have none. What am I?

A pair of gloves

29

The rungs of a 10 foot ladder attached to a ship are 1 foot apart, with the bottom rung resting on the water's surface. If the water is rising at the rate of one foot an hour, how long will it take until the water covers over the ladder?

It will never cover the ladder, because as the water rises so will the floating ship.

30

What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?

Charcoal

31

I am used to bat with, yet I never get a hit. I am near a ball, yet it is never thrown. What am I?

Eyelashes

32

What has one horn and gives milk?

A milk truck

33

What room has no windows and no doors?

Mushrooms

34

Is an old hundred dollar bill better than a new one?

Yes, it is worth 99 more dollars

35

What kind of coat can be put on only when wet?

A coat of paint

36

He has married many women, but has never been married. Who is he?

A priest

37

A doctor operating on a baby exclaimed "This baby is my son." But the doctor was not the baby's father. How could this be?

The doctor was the baby's mother.

38

I have streets but no pavement. I have cities but no buildings. I have forests yet no trees. I have rivers yet no water. What am I?

A map

39

There is an ancient invention still used in some parts of the world today that allows people to see through walls. What is it?

A window

40

I sleep by day, I fly by night. I have no feathers to aid my flight. What am I?

A bat

41

What can bring back the dead; make us cry, make us laugh, make us young; born in an instant yet lasts a life time?

Memories

42

What has six faces and twenty-one eyes, but cannot see?

A Die (Dice)

43

If you have me you want to share me. If you share me you won't have me. What am I?

A secret

44

Start with two pitchers, each half full of water. Can you put all of this water into one large pail, and be able to tell which came from which pitcher? You cannot use dividers or the pitchers inside the pail.

Freeze the Pitchers and tell the blocks of ice apart.

45

What do the dead eat, that the living would die if they ate it?

Absolutely Nothing

46

What kind of running means walking?

Running out of gas

47

You pick it, You peel the outside, You cook the inside, You eat the outside, And throw away the inside. What am I?

Corn

48

The Pope has it but he does not use it. Your father has it but your mother uses it. Nuns do not need it. Your lady friend's husband has it and she uses it. What is it?

A last name

49

What demands an answer, but asks no question?

A telephone

50

If the day before yesterday is the 23rd, then what is the day after tomorrow.

The 27th

51

If a train was on its way to Florida and it tipped over, where would they bury the survivors?

You dont bury survivors

52

How would you rearrange the letters in the words "new door" to make one word? Note: There is only one correct answer.

Rearranging the letters in new door you can get "one word"

53

What is special about the number 854917632?

It has the numbers 1-9 in alphabetical order

54

Doctor says to lawyer We were born on the same year, month, day, and minute. We were born in the same hospital, hospital room and we have the same 2 parents. We are not twins and we have no brothers. Explain this.

They have a sister and are triplets.

55

Suppose you want to cook an egg for exactly 3 minutes. You have only a 5 minute hourglass timer and a 2 minute hourglass timer. Using these 2 timers, how can you boil the egg for exactly 3 minutes?

Start both timers at the same time, when the two minute timer ends start cooking the eggs

56

A man was driving a black truck. His lights were not on. The moon was not out. A lady was crossing the street. How did the man see her?

It was a bright, sunny day.

57

If a dime and a quarter were on the Empire State Building, which would jump off first?

The dime, because it has less sense (cents).

58

What goes up and down but doesn't move?

A staircase.

59

What word if pronounced right is wrong but if pronounced wrong is right?

Wrong.

60

If a man were born in Greece, raised in Spain, came to America, and died in San Francisco, what is he?

Dead

61

What happens when you throw a green rock in the Red Sea?

It gets wet

62

Do you say, "Nine and five is thirteen," or "Nine and five are thirteen?

Neither. Nine and five are fourteen.

63

Tom's mom had four children: Penny, Nickel, Dime, and whom else?

Tom.

64

If six children and two dogs were trying to share a small umbrella, how come none of them got wet?

Because it wasn't raining

65

What do you get if you cross an insect and a rabbit?

Bugs Bunny

66

When prices are going up, what remains stationary?

Writing paper and envelopes.

67

What weighs more: a pound of lead or a pound of feathers?

They weigh the same.

68

Who never gets his hair wet in the shower?

A bald man

69

A dead man is found in a locked room, hanging from the ceiling 4 ft. above the floor. The room is completely empty, except for a puddle of water below him. How did he die?

He stood on a block of ice and waited for it to melt.

70

What is: The beginning of eternity, The end of time and space, The beginning of every end, And the end of every place

The letter "e"

71

What is so delicate that when you say its name it is broken?

Silence

72

A man was walking in the jungle. He only had one bullet in his gun. But yet he shot a puma and a cougar. How did he do this?

A puma and a cougar are different names for the same animal

73

If you were running a race, and you passed the person in 2nd place, what place would you be in now?

You are in 2nd

74

I cannot be felt, seen or touched; Yet I can be found in everybody; My existence is always in debate; Yet I have my own style of music. What Am I?

Soul

75

What was the tallest mountain before Mount Everest was discovered?

Mount Everest

76

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

77

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

C and Y

78

A man was born in 1955. He's alive and well today at age 33. How is this possible?

He was born in the hostpital with the room number 1955.

79

Bill bets Craig $100 that he can predict the score of the hockey game before it starts. Craig agrees, but loses the bet. Why did Craig lose the bet?

Bill said the score would be 0-0 and he was right. "Before" any hockey game starts, the score is always 0-0.

80

How can you make the following equation true by drawing only one straight line: 5+5+5=550

Draw a line on the first plus sign. This turns it into a 4! The equation then becomes true: 545+5=550 Alternate answer: Draw a line through the equals sign, making it a "not equal to" sign

81

What is it that when you take away the whole, you still have some left over?

Wholesome.

82

What are the only 2 states that have their state name in their Capital?

Oklahoma City and Indianapolis

83

You are standing by a river with a 5-gallon jug and a 3-gallon jug, but you need exactly 4 gallons of water. Using only the 2 jugs you have, how can you measure out 4 gallons?

1: Fill up the 5-gallon jug to the top. 2: Using the 5-gallon jug, fill up the 3-gallon jug. 3: Empty the 3-gallon jug and pour the 2 gallons left over from the 5-gallon jug into it. 4: Fill the 5-gallon jug again. 5: Fill the 3-gallon jug again to the top. 6: You now have exactly 4 gallons left over in your 5-gallon jug!