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Your Mother’s Brother’s Brother-In-Law

I am your mother’s brother’s only brother-in-law. Who am I?

I am your father. L-u-u-u-u-u-u-ke!

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Measured But Not Seen

What can be measured but not seen?

Time. Or my toes when I’ve had one too many donuts…

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3661 Seconds Past Midnight

What is special about 3,661 seconds past midnight on January 1, 2001?

At the 3,661st second, the time and date can be written 01:01:01 01/01/01.

That is one cool date :)

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Eight Eights For A Thousand

How can you add 8 eights to equal 1,000?

888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1,000

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All The Numbers of The Phone

What do you get when you multiply all of the numbers on a phone’s number pad?


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Made of Five Letters and Seven Letters

I’m made out of five letters,
And I’m made out of seven letters;
I have keys but I don’t have locks,
I’m concerned with time, but not with clocks.

What am I?

A piano. The word piano has five letters, and the scale on the piano is A through G, seven letters. The piano keys don’t have locks and playing piano requires you to keep time (but with a metronome, not a clock).

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Old Mother Hubbard’s Seven Letters

What seven letters did Old Mother Hubbard use when she opened her cupboard?


(Oh, I see you are empty)

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How To Make One Disappear?

How can you add one item to the number one to make it disappear?

Add the letter ‘g’ to make it gone.

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Petals Around the Rose

Here are five rolls of dice, with their score.

Roll #1 – Score: 6

Roll #2 – Score: 4

Roll #3 – Score: 4

Roll #4 – Score: 8

Roll #5: 0

This is what you know:

1. The name of this game is significant (Petals Around the Rose)
2. The answer is always even

How is the score determined?

The solution is to count the dots (petals) surrounding the center dot (the rose).

Only odd numbers have a center dot, so even numbers (2, 4 and 6) are worth zero.

1 doesn’t have any surrounding dots, so it too is worth zero.

The three has two dots surrounding the center, so it’s worth two.

A five has four petals around the rose making it worth four.

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I Tell You When to Start

I tell you when to start,
Or remind if you forget.

I smash others to break them apart,
But I’m pushed by another of me.

What am I?

Cue. A cue tells you when to start, or if you forget your lines in a play. A cue ball is used to break at the beginning of a game of pool and the cue stick is used to push the cue ball on the break.

Another interesting tidbit is that cue is how you spell the letter q if you’re writing it out.

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