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Shuns the Light of Day

What must be in the oven yet can not be baked?
Grows in the heat yet shuns the light of day?
What sinks in water but rises with air?
Looks like skin but is fine as hair?

Yeast.

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Many and One

We are many and one,
We wave and we drum,
We will cover a stare,
With you everywhere.

What are we?

Hands.

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I Move Without Wings

I move without wings,
Between silken string,
I leave as you find,
My substance behind.

What am I?

A spider.

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Penny, Cork and A Bottle

Given a corked bottle with only a penny inside, how can you remove the penny without pulling out the cork, breaking the bottle and leaving the cork intact?

Push the cork into the bottle, then shake the penny out.

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Snakes and Mice

On a remote (imaginary) island, there are 11 snakes and a single mouse. As you’d expect, snakes eat the mice. But contrary to what you’d expect, when a snake eats a mouse, it turns into one.

The snakes live by only two rules:

1. Don’t get eaten.
2. Eat mice as long as rule #1 isn’t violated.

How many snakes and mice will there be left on the island?

10 snakes, 1 mouse.

If there were only a single snake and mouse, the snake could eat the mouse, then turn into one, leaving a single mouse.

If there were two snakes and a single mouse, rule 2 would keep either of the snakes from eating the mouse to avoid being eaten themselves.

With three snakes and one mouse, one of the snakes could eat a mouse and be safe as a mouse thanks to rule 2.

This pattern continues. With an even number of snakes, nothing happens. With an odd number of snakes, one snake can eat the mouse.

Thus, with 11 snakes, one snake would eat the mouse, turn into one and leave 10 snakes and 1 mouse.

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4 Is Cosmic

1 is 3,
3 is 5,
5 is 4,
4 is cosmic.

What is 6? And what is meant by cosmic?

6 is 3 of course. Because six has three letters.

One = three letters
Three = five letters
Five = four letters
Four = four letters

Cosmic is a number that has the same number of letters as the value. Four is the only number I’m aware of that has this property.

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I Can Be Quick, And Then I’m Deadly

I can be quick and then I’m deadly,
I am a rock, shell and bone medley.
If I was made into a man, I’d make people dream,
I gather in millions by ocean, sea and stream.

Sand. Quicksand is deadly (at least in movies). Sand is made up of rocks, shells and bones. The sandman visits you when you dream (again, according to legend, I’ve never seen him…) and there is plenty of sand in the oceans, seas and streams.

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If You Have Three, You Have Three

If you have three, you have three.
If you have two, you have two.
But if you have one, you have none.

What am I?

Choices.

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The Roast with the Most

How do you spell roast?
How do you spell most?
How do you spell coast?
How do you spell post?

What do you put into a toaster?

Bread. (It turns into toast when it’s done toasting).

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Turn Nine Into Six

Here is the Roman numeral for nine: IX

By adding only one line or symbol, how can you turn it into six?

SIX.

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