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Lillian’s Shower

Lillian gets in the shower, but her long, flowing hair is not wet when she gets out again. How is this possible?

She didn’t turn the water on.

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Blast Paper Box Bank

Here are two groups of words.

A. blast, paper, box, bank
B. juice, bag, cradle, carpet

Which word from Group B belongs with the words from Group A?

Bag. All of the words in group A can begin with the word sand.

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Seven Letter Word with Ten Words

There is a seven-letter word in the English language that has ten total words without rearranging any of its letters.

What is the word?

Therein

1. the
2. there
3. he
4. in
5. rein
6. her
7. here
8. ere
9. herein
10. therein

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Word Pairs to Create a New Word

One letter can be used to replace the first letter of each word pair below to create two new English words. The new letters can then be combined to spell a word. What is that word?

MAIL ____ PINK
CART ____ SAID
GRID ____ RIMLESS
LINK ____ BOUND
ROWED ____ RIPPLE

SMART

SAIL – SINK
MART – MAID
ARID – AIMLESS
RINK – ROUND
TOWED – TIPPLE

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Your Father’s Sister’s Sister-in-law

What relation would your father’s only single sister’s sister-in-law be to you?

Your mother.

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What Can Fill a Bedroom But Fits in Your Pocket

A father gathered his three sons and told them he would die soon and needed to decide which son would inherit his land. He gave them the following test.

“Go to the market and purchase something that is large enough to fill my bedroom, but small enough to fit in your pocket. Based on what you bring I will decide which of you is wisest.”

All three sons went to the market in search of something to satisfy their father’s demands. When they returned the father gathered them in his bedroom.

The first son put down pieces of cloth that he had bought and laid them end to end across the room, but it barely covered any of the floor.

The second son laid down hay but there was only enough to cover part of the floor.

The third son showed his father what he had purchased and the father announced, “You are truly the wisest and will inherit my land.”

What did the third son bring?

A match.

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The Floating Cork

If a cork is placed into a glass of water, it will almost always drift to the side of the glass. There is one simple way, however, to get the cork to float in the center of the glass. What is it?

Water, the glass, and the cork are all that is required.

The reason that a cork drifts to the side of a glass is that it floats to the highest point. Since water “clings” to the glass, the highest point is around the edge of the water. To get the cork to float in the middle of the glass, all you have to do is fill the glass as much as possible. The water will form a convex shape above the glass, with the highest point at its center. This is where the cork will settle.

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Man Living His Life Underwater

A man dove into the water with no tank, snorkel or any other device to allow him to breathe, yet he stayed down there to live for the rest of his life. How is this possible?

He drowned within a few minutes, which was the rest of his life.

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The Next Animal in the Series

What animal comes next in the series?

Giraffe Elephant Tiger Snake Gnu Oryx Anoa ___________

A. Chipmunk
B. Gorilla
C. Yak
D. Tomcat

D. Tomcat

The number of letters of each animal corresponds to the number of the letters in each month. And the first letters spell “Gets Goat”.

January / Giraffe = 7 letters
February / Elephant = 8 letters
March / Tiger = 5 letters
April / Snake = 5 letters
May / Gnu = 3 letters
June / Oryx = 4 letters
July / Anoa = 4 letters
August / Tomcat = 6 letters

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Marcus’ Strange Age

Marcus was 15 years old in 2010. In 2015 he was only 10 years old. How is this possible?

The years are B.C., so 2015 came before 2010.

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