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Twice Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Twice four and twenty blackbirds sitting in the rain.
I shot and killed a quarter of them. How many do remain?

After shooting a quarter of the birds, the rest would fly off, so the remaining birds, brutally shot by you, would be:

(2 × (4 + 20)) / 4 = 12

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To Be Gold Is Good

To be gold is to be good,
To be stone is to be nothing,
To be glass is to be fragile,
To be cold is to be cruel.

What am I?

A heart.

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One Sunday to Seven Saturday

1. Sunday
2. Monday
3. Tuesday
4. Wednesday
5. Thursday
6. Friday
7. Saturday

What phrase does this represent?

Days are numbered. Commonly used to say someone or something is going to end soon.

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Never Ahead, Ever Behind

Never ahead, ever behind,
Yet flying swiftly past;
For a child I last forever,
For adults I’m gone too fast.

What am I?

Childhood.

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JAJWUTH

JAJWUTH
TFAPOW
JFDABHC

What are the next five letters in this sequence?
Hint: Think back to childhood rhymes.

AJCTA. These are the first letters from the nursery rhyme, “Jack and Jill Went Up The Hill”. AJCTA represents, “and Jill came tumbling after”.

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A Cloth Poorly Dyed

A cloth poorly dyed
And an early morning sky
How are they the same?

Their color both change easily.

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Julian and Penelope’s Marriage Ages

When Julian and Penelope met, one was half the others age plus seven years. Ten years later when they married, Penelope was thirty, but this time one was nine tenths the age of the other. How old was Julian? (No fractions or partial years, whole numbers only).

Julian was 27 when Penelope was 30.

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My First Wears My Second

My first wears my second; my third might be
What my first would acquire if he went to the sea.
Put together my one, two, three
And the belle of New York is the girl for me.

Manhattan. A MAN wears a HAT, and a MAN might acquire a TAN if he went to sea.

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Turn Us On Our Backs

Turn us on our backs
And open up our stomachs
You will be the wisest of men
Though at start a lummox.

A book.

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Find the Three Mammals

The largest crowd at the flea market came looking for bargains.
I took off the peel and ate the banana.
He has no judgement, no sense altogether.

Find the three mammals in these statements.

1. Camel (CAME Looking)
2. Eland (peEL AND)
3. Seal (senSE ALtogether)

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