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Old Mother Hubbard’s Seven Letters

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

O I C U R M T

(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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What’s Nowhere But Everywhere

What’s nowhere but everywhere except where something is?

Nothing. (From Gotham)

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In School Without Learning

I’m in school without learning,
And control from the middle.

What am I?

A fish. They swim in schools and the fish in the middle of a school control the school. The fish on the outside are guided by those in the middle.

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Another 1

What phrase does this represent?

ANOTHER 1
ANOTHER 1
ANOTHER 1
ANOTHER 1
ANOTHER 1

One after another.

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Cops Close Cellar Corpse

Replace the letters with numbers to make this a valid mathematical equation.

    COPS
   CLOSE
  CELLAR
  CORPSE
    CASE
+ COLLAR
--------
  RECTOR
    2730
   29704
  249918
  278304
    2104
+ 279918
--------
  842678
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Twice in Eternity

I occur twice in eternity,
And I’m always within sight.

What am I?

The letter ‘t’.

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The Sun Bakes Them

The sun bakes them,
The hand breaks them,
The foot treads them,
The mouth tastes them.

Grapes.

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