## How Many Legs?

You walk into a room and see a bed. On the bed there are two dogs, four cats, a giraffe, five cows and a duck. There are also three chickens flying above the bed. How many legs are on the floor?

Since all of the animals are on the bed and no other furniture is mentioned in the room, there are six legs on the floor. Four legs from the bed and your own two legs as you stand in the room, amazed that someone managed to get so many animals onto a bed. And the ceiling must be vaulted to fit a giraffe. Also, who’s on cleanup duty?

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151 Comments on "How Many Legs?"

gugu says
January 2, 2014 @ 08:10

None

CJ says
August 9, 2014 @ 19:39

There are 4 bed legs on the floor. The persons legs can’t be counted as on the floor as their feet are what’s touching the floor.

CJ: Following that reasoning, there would be no legs on the floor. The feet of the bed are touching the floor too.

Nette says
August 11, 2014 @ 18:45

None. Feet on the floor. Beds have posts.

dvas says
August 18, 2014 @ 12:36

NONE ! i have never seen a floor with legs !

Hah, good one :)

Lol says
November 16, 2014 @ 17:08

6 bed legs and your own

Victoria says
February 4, 2015 @ 10:56

None. Because you are on your feet the bed has no legs chickens don’t fly which means they would be on the floor but also standing on feet!

Henour says
February 5, 2015 @ 03:54

I’l say 6 legs r on d floor #GeneralKnowledgeAnswer O.o :-)

Luke says
March 13, 2015 @ 19:06

first of all the question was incorrectly asked because the actual riddle has feet and not legs to prove the riddle suppose to be feet cow have legs hippos have legs but no feet so the whole structure of this riddle is wrong but in conclusion the answer suppose to be 2 because of your own two feet cause a bed doesn’t have feet it has legs

You walk into a room and see a bed. On the bed there are two dogs, four cats, a giraffe, five cows and a duck. There are also three chickens flying above the bed. How many {legs}(FEET) are on the floor?

Tory.C says
June 10, 2015 @ 11:38

Chickens do not fly though….is that not a trick question then?

It’s true, chickens can’t fly long distances. But they can fly over a bed for a few seconds.

Darren says
June 10, 2015 @ 13:39

The answer is not six its four. The question is how many legs are on the floor. Since the bed has only one foot and has four legs to support the bed and the person who walked in to the room was on there feet when they walked in and not on there legs. The answer is four.

Jane says
June 10, 2015 @ 14:34

it asks how many legs on the floor? You do not walk on your legs but on your feet so your legs are not on the floor. So the answer would be 4 from the bed

master says
June 10, 2015 @ 16:13

A person touches the floor with their feet so that’s wrong, it’s 4 from the bed and that’s it

master says
June 10, 2015 @ 16:13

Dammit Jane lol

Don says
June 11, 2015 @ 00:01

I’ll say zero.
You are assuming that it’s a poster bed or similar? What if it’s a pedestal or platform bed? No legs there. I stand on my feet, no legs there.

Robin says
June 11, 2015 @ 08:11

@Robin It depends who you ask :)

Nikki says
June 11, 2015 @ 13:35

Chickens don’t fly around so they could be laying on the floor so could be 10 legs unless you count feet too to which there would be 12 counting yours

@Nikki You should tell the chickens they don’t fly around. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03BO8WCwWas

Gloria says
June 11, 2015 @ 18:15

Why would ur legs be on the floor if your walking on your feet.. And bed posts legs there are four. That’s the answer four from the bed. Cause ur on your feet.. And some call them bed legs or posts …

Amy says
June 12, 2015 @ 00:28

I’m still saying 6… 4 legs on the bed and yes my legs because if I saw all that madness I would probably pass out… So my legs would be touching the floor

Tucker says
June 12, 2015 @ 02:27

my bed has 6 wheels

Theresa says
June 12, 2015 @ 09:11

my bed is a pedestal bed so it doesn’t have any legs. And if feet don’t count then the answer would be 0. Honestly, not enough information to answer it definitively.

Kaitlyn carter says
June 12, 2015 @ 16:26

Actually the bed could just be a mattress and in that case there are no legs on the floor. The bed could have a frame with 2 legs and in that case there would be 2. Or there could be 4 legs from the bed. The persons legs are not on the floor their feet are on the floor.

HotLips says
June 12, 2015 @ 21:22

Zero.
Could be a flower bed.
Feet on floor ..not legs

Johnnie says
June 13, 2015 @ 16:08

They said a bed…. but that could be a bed of hay which would make more sense… 0

Mebss says
June 13, 2015 @ 17:23

Chickens do fly. They certainly did on my aunt and uncles farm. Also the have feet just like people. There are only four legs on the floor.

Phil says
June 14, 2015 @ 12:28

I agree 100% of None. Anatomically speaking, we stand on our feet. Beds do not have legs but posts or even feet. If we are focusing on the organics of the question we are negating the fact that the bed may just have a wooden frame such as a ‘Platform’ style. The riddle is not well constructed and left open way too many holes in the plot.

You guys have brought up valid points that I hadn’t considered. I’m open to suggestions on how to improve the teaser.

abba says
June 17, 2015 @ 15:19

Depends on the bed as it doesnt tell you the size or make if the bed has legs

Neo says
June 20, 2015 @ 03:51

You cannot be counted as your feet are on the floor, not your legs.

Since beds can have a various number of legs depending on design and size, you have to use the most logical theory to get one answer, so the bed has to have no legs to gain one answer.

Scott Deaver says
June 20, 2015 @ 17:47

There’s nothing that says you are the only observer, or that you walked into the room via the floor as opposed to a raised platform. There’s nothing that says “you” have legs at all – even double amputees can walk, though not necessarily on legs. There’s nothing that says you are in the same room as the bed – so which floor, including any others in adjoining rooms? There’s nothing to define “legs” – certainly beds and other items of furniture can have legs. There’s nothing to say that some of the animals do not not have one or more legs hanging off the bed onto the floor. There’s nothing to say the bed you see isn’t in a painting or mirror, so you cannot know the relationship of any legs associated with the bed to the room you are in. You cannot know the room isn’t a movie or music video prop and upside down (and therefore you are standing on the ceiling).

What ever happened to critical thinking?

June 24, 2015 @ 16:44

The correct answer is 6. As a reason will be considered that, even two and the bed four feet. On the bed to sit all animal species. However, the solution is only partially correct: Because neither has the bed, feet, still has at all every bed legs. Who, however, any discussion escape want, you should see the correct answer 6 specify.

Sashen says
July 5, 2015 @ 16:28

I have 5 dogs. The total number of all the dogs’ legs add up to 19. Why is this? *

Ciel Takuro Yuki says
July 8, 2015 @ 09:44

what a good riddle! tia won’t even get that…mind you she never gets anything without googling the w

Mj says
July 22, 2015 @ 00:24

6 because the the bed and your own legs

patrick says
July 22, 2015 @ 07:14

Im sorry but i cant agree with this answer since its not the persons legs on the floor but their feet.

lukas garrison says
July 22, 2015 @ 18:05

And it talls you no legs are touching the floor so the only other answer you can have ischickens dont fly bed do have legs but the have feet on the bottom of them it dose not say your room or anything about a head board or foot board and you have feet you walk in on it says it in the ? And yes it dose say the chickens are flying but the problem with the whole ? Is chickens dont fly

lukas garrison says
July 22, 2015 @ 18:11

Wow all you ppl that gave a number are wrong i just proved that it says legs not legs with feet and it dose not evan say there is a fram on the bed so you are also wrong just saying its says what you see in the ? You just added a fram in there because you think a bed should be on a frame so your answer is way wrong you guy over think the ? Way to much no wonder why you ppl got this ? Wrong

Red R. says
July 26, 2015 @ 09:22

Ponder this for a moment……from the description that is given…there is no definite answer due to lack of info. It just says you see a bed. The bed could be suspended from a wall or ceiling, could be a pedestal style bed, and there is no pic to go along with it so there is no true answer. The only true thing about it is that we know that the person who walked into the room, his/her legs aren’t on the floor due to being on their feet. And do we know that there actually is a floor in this room or could it be a “room” in a barn or out building with dirt under it (hence there being so many animals on the bed).

Jye says
July 31, 2015 @ 05:47

The answer has to be 4

Scott says
August 31, 2015 @ 17:17

Mary says
September 1, 2015 @ 23:14

The answer would actually be “0” because you walked in the room on your feet, and a bed doesn’t have “legs,” and even if the bed did have legs, for the sake of argument, it’s legs are not what’s on the floor!! ;)

Todd Hoefler says
September 22, 2015 @ 11:13

4 just the legs of the bed. Our feet actually don’t touch the floor there is a very thin space I think it’s one millionth of a millimeter between the bottom of your feet and the ground.

TreyPerrino says
December 7, 2015 @ 13:25

2 because your standing on the ground looking at rhe bed

Pascale says
February 1, 2016 @ 10:32

The answer is 0 . Your legs isn’t on the floor your feet is and the bed if it doesn’t or does have legs that’s not on the floor either. The only way the bed leg would be on the floor if it wasn’t put on the bed frame.

HeffaJean says
February 3, 2016 @ 02:59

0 legs on the floor. My feet are on the floor and beds don’t have legs.

Emily says
February 4, 2016 @ 21:08

Chickens can’t fukin fly!!!

Thistle80 says
February 6, 2016 @ 21:04

The answer given as 6 by the riddler cannot possibly be correct – not all beds have legs, whilst on those who do, some have feet. If you count the person….well, their legs aren’t on the floor, their FEET are.

So, it could be 6 (bed with 6 legs and no feet) 4 (bed with 4 legs and no feet) or ZERO: bed has a base but no legs, and the person’s FEET are on the floor. Actually, there are even more possibilities, so how the official can be “6” is beyond me!!

Dan T says
February 7, 2016 @ 16:59

correct answer is 0 your legs are not on the floor your feet are and bed frames do not have legs on the ground they have feet that is the correct answer for this brain teaser like it or not lol

cassy says
February 8, 2016 @ 02:08

I’m going to say two, only because it doesn’t state if the bed is properly on a frame, And a king size frame has more then four legs. Your own feet (legs) are on the floor.

David says
February 9, 2016 @ 02:21

There are 6 legs your own 2 legs and 4 from the bed and also chickens cant fly so if they are standing on the floor there will be 10 but if they are on the bed there is only 6

Angel wilcher says
February 9, 2016 @ 20:22

Beds can’t hold all that weight legs broken answer should be 2…the person walking in room

Pat says
February 10, 2016 @ 13:13

Your LEGS are not on the floor…your feet are…so if the bed has legs, then it’s 4

Rick says
February 11, 2016 @ 18:56

The living thing with the least legs are fishes (0 legs)
The living thing with the most legs are millipedes (the most had 750)

roseb says
February 13, 2016 @ 11:31

The correct answer is NONE. A human stands on its FEET, the legs only touch the floor if you are lying down, sitting on the floor or don’t possess feet. The bottom part of the leg of a bed is called a FOOT, so even a bed doesn’t stand on legs, it stands on feet.
Therefore, the correct answer is NONE.

Marie says
February 15, 2016 @ 09:49

And then a double foot amputee walks into the room and really throws the riddle universe into chaos

Teliqua says
February 15, 2016 @ 23:46

I literally depends on how literal you are about it

Teliqua says
February 15, 2016 @ 23:47

But, It’s 6

Asia says
February 18, 2016 @ 08:34

(4)
The Bed,
Not Legs.

Matt says
February 18, 2016 @ 17:44

2 as it’s not stated weather the bad has legs, as a child I had a bed that didn’t have legs also a blow up bed doesn’t have legs

CHEVROLET74GD says
February 22, 2016 @ 01:39

Just saying the answer is 6…your legs cuz YOU walked in the room…and the bed because bed legs is a noun…its a grammer riddle not a math one…your welcome lol

Samantha says
February 26, 2016 @ 11:06

Why put a riddle out with the wrong answer. If I walk into a room, my legs are not touching the floor unless I sit on my butt with my legs outward. My feet are actually on the floor. Even if I kneeled down, it would be my knees on the floor.

nogard0 says
April 4, 2016 @ 07:11

ZERO legs … my bed has rollers on the bottom and other beds have feet with cushions to protect floor and im on my feet.(foot – The termination of the leg of a piece of furniture, especially when shaped or modeled.) so zero legs.
and further … a floor has no legs .

TheePsychic. says
May 14, 2016 @ 02:38

4 legs

Kim says
May 30, 2016 @ 14:52

LOL y’all are funny!

Jim says
June 12, 2016 @ 01:39

For those who say that beds don’t have legs, IKEA sells bed legs.
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/bedroom/24822/

abhishek says
June 21, 2016 @ 04:39

hiiiii,
2 feet from you but animals dont have feet.

References:-http://puzzle.queryhome.com/6645/walk-into-the-room-the-dogs-cats-how-many-feet-are-standing-room

why do you want to know says
July 5, 2016 @ 11:21

Well.. since I’ve made furniture all my life.. I can say.. the bottom of a leg on any table or chair.. is called.. The Foot. and if you look.. most are defined by the shape of the legs.. hence lathe cut’s are made at the Ankle of the table or chair legs.. and yes.. this includes Bed’s.. lousy joke for someone who know’s… but funny for idiots who Don’t know….lol

why do you want to know says
July 5, 2016 @ 11:23

Also goes for Bathtubs.. most had Claw FEET.. no Leg’s… may want to learn this stuff b4 everyone makes a idiot out of themselves with this bad joke..lol

Jackson says
July 23, 2016 @ 02:03

What if some of the animals were sitting on the bed with their feet on the floor?

master_darius says
August 9, 2016 @ 15:57

Two. Because you will have to kneel to apologize bro.

ibrolas says
September 19, 2016 @ 08:54

since chickens can’t fly dey dey can only walk along d bed so therefore dey are 8 fit on d floor(6 feet 4 d chicken and 2 feet 4 d person that came in)

hrambe says
September 29, 2016 @ 09:30

none
because all the animals beside the flying animals were on the bed

Sam says
November 28, 2016 @ 11:45

Why does everyone assume the bed has legs? i;ve only ever owned one bed with legs, and my legs dont touch the floor, my feet do so the answer is 0

GUYS!!! You’re all probably right (didn’t read all, way too many)
Different interpretations lead to different solutions

Gym says
January 21, 2017 @ 16:24

None the bed was a pallet. And only my feet were on the floor.. not my legs..

NicholasGMF says
February 20, 2017 @ 18:38

Their are six legs because the animals are on the bed so the bed is on the floor and your legs are also on the floor making that six.

April says
July 18, 2017 @ 21:22

0, neither you nor the bed (the only things touching the floor) are on your legs, you and the bed are both on your feet. So TECHNICALLY the answer the poster gave is wrong. Yes, the bottom of furniture’s legs are called “feet”. Not to be confused with the “foot” of the bed (where your feet rest when you are laying down.)

On another note: YES chickens absolutely CAN fly unless their winds are clipped. They cant fly far because of their weight, but they can fly. (I would know, I raise them.)

Penny says
December 20, 2017 @ 17:55

I say only 2 because we don’t know how many legs are on the bed. My bed has 7 legs orig could be a platform bed ?

12???

Louis says
June 6, 2018 @ 15:05

Well that’s not true when you hard at work and walking for hrs. You say I’ve been on my feet all day long not I’ve been on my legs all day long.

Louis says
June 6, 2018 @ 15:10

To add for Dan it’s called the foot of the bed because it’s where your feet go the bottom post of the bed or called Legs just like a chair has four legs.

Vee says
June 11, 2018 @ 22:21

The answer is zero. The bed wouldn’t be able to stand with all of those animals.

mike says
July 21, 2018 @ 16:11

I say 4 and stand by that. just the four from the bed, the human legs are not on the floor. The human FEET are.

Cla says
July 28, 2018 @ 12:22

Most beds have 4 legs, so lets say this bed has 4 legs. The weight of the animals would cause those legs to break and then be on the floor. Therefore, I am going to say that there are four broken bed legs on the floor. The answer is incorrect unless you are sitting on the floor.

Kahl says
February 10, 2019 @ 00:53

Beds don’t have legs they have posts, you use your legs to stand on your feet, you don’t stand on your legs……

March 15, 2019 @ 23:43

4 bed legs!!!

Daniel shore says
April 6, 2019 @ 05:15

The answer is the riddle itself.!!. The riddle hasn’t got a leg to stand on,it’s completely floored !! riddle in a riddle..

Will says
July 6, 2019 @ 11:37

Unless the person was a amputee he would walk on his feet .

Robert says
July 11, 2019 @ 05:27

Technically it’s only 4 because the question is “how many legs” are on the floor. In order for your own legs to count you would have your feet cut off.

bokals says
April 14, 2020 @ 14:54

None because you don’t stand with your legs but by feet, and the bed has also no legs but a bed post or it might be a flat bed

Gary says
April 26, 2020 @ 09:57

I’d say 0…because ur feet are on floor not legs… Plus what if bed has wheels not legs or is flat to the ground…..

em says
April 29, 2020 @ 08:50

technically its 12, as you have 2 legs, the bed has 4 and chickens dont fly so thats another 6!

Patrick says
April 30, 2020 @ 16:42

It sounds to me like we’re talking about a bed of straw in a barn?

Jas says
May 9, 2020 @ 03:15

You need to have atleast 10 bed legs to support those animals 😅

Rel says
May 14, 2020 @ 10:22

First of all, it does not state the bed was set up with the legs on the floor. You must assume it.

2nd, the person who walked in, may not be standing, but still walking. One leg at a time.

3rd, no legs were on the floor at least by the person walking in. His feet might be, but not his legs. Does the bed even have legs? Maybe just a box spring. Maybe the legs had pads, or adjustable feet.

This riddle leaves a lot to the imagination.

Spencer says
May 23, 2020 @ 11:32

Patrick A. Crawley says
May 31, 2020 @ 12:40

None. The light isn’t on.

Jeanne B says
May 31, 2020 @ 14:35

I disagree with 6. There are only 4 legs on the floor, the 4 from the bed. My legs are not on floor since I am not sitting on the floor, I am standing on the floor and my feet are touching the floor not my legs.

Gary says
June 6, 2020 @ 11:36

Actually there is no definative answer, it’s a flawed riddle
People assume 4 legs on the bed, some beds have 6, some 5, some have none
Also you walk on your feet, so legs not touching the ground
But even if you count feet as part of your legs, it depends if you are wearing shoes, if you are, you are not touching the ground, so technically not on the floor, you are on your shoes

Yoda says
June 7, 2020 @ 10:47

NOTE: The paragraph ONLY describes what is seen on and above the bed. It does not describe anything else. So there could be a zoo standing on the floor. Thus discounting any possible correct answer because that information is not provided yet was asked.
So there is NO correct answer.

Diane says
June 8, 2020 @ 21:36

2 legs 🦵🦵
4 legs of the bed 🛏️
4 legs of the chair 💺

Just MV says
June 12, 2020 @ 13:34

It’s been said before, but I’ll say it again: Unless you are sitting on the floor, your legs are not on the floor.

Also, “Diane” mentioned a chair. There is no chair mentioned here. Someone on Facebook changed it to say that the chickens were flying above a chair, but that isn’t in the original riddle.

Suraj says
June 16, 2020 @ 11:06

Answer is 10….bed ka 4 legs…chair ka 4 legs and Mera khud ka 2 so total 10

J Andrews says
June 19, 2020 @ 03:54

the bed had a comforter depicting one giraffe, 5 cows, a duck, and a 3 chickens hang from a ceiling on a rotary that spins them around to help the kid sleep with the 2 dogs, and 4 cats… so.. would there be 2 being ‘yours’ or none since you are the one answering the question thus just a ‘spectator’? or is there a child in the room as well? Lol, oh right, derp, the bed, I focused too much on other details in my critical thought, so 4 or 6 depending if you count ‘you’

Lisa says
June 20, 2020 @ 01:09

Too many variables. Cows and giraffes legs are to big to fit on the be so they could be touching the floor. The bed could be on wheels and everyones forgeting the chair which could also be on legs or wheels.

Sanvir says
June 22, 2020 @ 07:31

4 for chair
4 for bed
and 2 for the person

Michael says
June 27, 2020 @ 07:17

bed = 4 legs
chair = 4 legs
human is on feet, not legs

8

Srinivas says
June 27, 2020 @ 11:01

Question was asked some time before Jan 2 2014. On june 27 2020, After 6 and half years still answering the same question by changing it according to each individuals convenience. Pity :)

Sam says
July 2, 2020 @ 10:13

So no one is gonna mention the four legs of the chair?

W says
July 3, 2020 @ 15:56

It said you walk into a room and see a bed it doesn’t mention the chair till the end and doesn’t say it’s in the room

Sharon says
July 7, 2020 @ 04:02

There is no correct answer as there is not enough information about the bed and the chair and humans stand on their feet not their legs.

William says
July 7, 2020 @ 17:28

4 legs on bed plus 4 on chair and your 2 feet = 10 legs.

July 8, 2020 @ 01:44

I didn’t see anyone say anything about GG he darn chair? Wouldn’t that be 4 legs? What if when you walked into the room & you didn’t have feet? Nubs? Usually if there is a chair there is a table? It didn’t say the bed was on a frame or had a head or foot board? So there could have just been a mattress on top of a box spring? Chickens can’t fly. So them jumping over a chair is more like it? But chickens don’t have feet they have claws or talons. But they do have chicken legs 🍗. Okay now I’m getting hungry. Thanks a lot people? I’m going to go make some “jeffrey” the Toys-r-us Giarffe. Lmfao. Still not sure of the answer? Me either!!!!

Raichaun says
July 8, 2020 @ 13:35

4 legs of bed
4 legs of chair
(Humans legs wouldn’t touch the floor walking in a room) 🤦🏽‍♀️

cheryl says
July 8, 2020 @ 14:56

2- the person who walked into the room
4- the legs of the bed
4 the legs of the chair
—-

Najat says
July 8, 2020 @ 17:15

8 legs 4 of the bed and 4 of the chair

Kelly armanini says
July 8, 2020 @ 21:54

Why is nobody including the chair in the room?

domingo says
July 9, 2020 @ 10:20

hello dan from 2014 do u rember when u typed the comment

Hello Domingo. Why yes, yes I do.

Vern says
July 10, 2020 @ 08:51

The chickens were not on the floor, if they were not flying they were roosting on the bed or the head board or on the giraffe’s and or the cow’s back. so it is 6 back

July 11, 2020 @ 01:39

All who have answered as 10is correct. Why bcos
4 legs of bed are touching the floor
My 2 leg are on the floor
4 legs of the chair on which the chicken are flying

This make it 10 leg.
👍

Beth Stromer says
July 11, 2020 @ 06:23

4.. the only LEGS touching the floor are the once on the chair.

KLP says
July 11, 2020 @ 08:58

dave says
July 11, 2020 @ 12:37

Answer…. 0… cause it ask how many legs are on the floor????… “ a floor has no legs”

Tins says
July 11, 2020 @ 21:52

The answer is 10. 4 legs from bed, 4 legs from chair and two legs from the person

Antonio says
July 12, 2020 @ 17:49

Bed 🛌 4 legs on floor
Chair🪑 4 legs on bed
Dog 🐕 4 legs on bed
Dog 🐕 4 legs on bed
Cat 🐈 4 legs on bed
Cat 🐈 4 legs on bed
Cat 🐈 4 legs on bed
Cat 🐈 4 legs on bed
Giraffe 🦒 4 legs on bed
Cow 🐄 4 legs on bed
Cow 🐄 4 legs on bed
Cow 🐄 4 legs in bed
Cow 🐄 4 legs on bed
Cow 🐄 4 legs on bed
Duck 🦆 2 legs on bed
Person🏌️‍♀️ 2 legs on floor

Bed 🛌 4 legs
Person🏌️‍♀️ 2 legs

However the correct answer is zero

Person 🏌️‍♀️ is walking in on feet
Bed 🛌 is also on floor but on feet. (Using the popular phrase “Foot of the bed”)

Hannah says
July 15, 2020 @ 05:27

It’s so OBVIOUS! You can’t WALK on your legs, you would have to CRAWL, and this says the person is STANDING, and beds don’t stand on their legs, they stand on their ‘feet’. I quoted that because beds don’t actually have feet… Anyway, the correct answer is zero, so Antonio, Dave, Heffajean, Pascale, Roseb, Mary, Neo, Gugu, Nette, Dvas, Victoria, Don, Theresa, HotLips, Gym, April, Vee, Bokals, Gary, I all got the correct answer! Also, Emily, when you commented on February 4th, 2016, you swore. Please mind your language, so we can make this website welcoming to all.

Preacher says
July 18, 2020 @ 22:02

Vince says
July 19, 2020 @ 09:37

It is simple.
4 LEGS.
Beds do not have Legs or Feet, they have a Bed Frame, or it could be just the Mattress and Box spring on the floor.
The person standing in the room is
“Standing in the room on his FEET”
Not his legs.
Do any of you recall this little ditty?

” The back bone is attached to the hip bone, the hip bone is attached to the leg bone, the leg bone is attached to the foot bone ”

That pretty much proves that the last thing to be touching the floor is your FEET not LEGS.
The only LEGS left touching the floor is on the CHAIR.
Chairs have Legs.

Dee says
July 22, 2020 @ 10:54

All you Guys are wrong and it saddens me how many people don’t read lol you guys all didn’t see this riddle says there is a chair 😂

Dave MC guirk says
July 23, 2020 @ 09:18

You’re all thinking way too much into this it’s 0 why ?!!! Because answer me this WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW A FLOOR WITH LEGS????

Sam says
July 24, 2020 @ 01:08

its 8

July 25, 2020 @ 20:28

I say 10. Four feet on the bed. Four feet on the chair and your two feet.

Steven says
August 11, 2020 @ 16:32

Just seen this lol what was the answer?

Lloyd says
August 15, 2020 @ 00:59

The answer is not valid. Reason, there are 4 legs on the bed and there are 4 legs on the chair. You standing are on your feet not your legs.

Farmer Ted says
August 23, 2020 @ 18:07

All the animals are on the bed (0 feet on the floor)
The bed is on the floor but has bed posts not legs.
The chickens are flying above the chair (momentarily cos they can’t fly far so maybe landed on the bed)
The chair is on the floor presumably.
Chairs have 4 legs but this is obviously a farm and the animals have all escaped into the bedroom 😀
So is the chair really a milking stool with 3 legs???

Mo says
August 23, 2020 @ 22:11

What if the chair was ON the bed?

Cat says
August 24, 2020 @ 17:35

All of the animals would collapse the bed, and people stand on feet so 0.

Zee says
October 10, 2020 @ 02:11

Four. The bedframe has no legs, the chair has three, and I’m missing one. What a stupid riddle…too many assumptions

Larry Zweig says
November 6, 2020 @ 14:56

LEGS… not feet? I think that that’s not important.
Chickens can’t fly but they can lift off for a moment or 2, especially when they see my mug and big feet enter the room, & they can smell that I was just at KFC for hot wings. (If I had bought the chicken legs, and still had them in my hand when I entered that room, then I might just drop all 12 (dozen bucket) of them on the ground at the sight of all the goings-on, which would be 12 LEGS.
I’m not currently a wheel chair user, so my LEGS are 2.
It could be a platform bed… water bed or such, but I’ll assume it is a standard 4 LEG GIANT bed, although I doubt a bed could contain so much weight unless it was platform, or 6/8/10-leg.
With all those animals and my big smelly feet… bed bugs? fleas? Any on the ground? Probably all spooning in the bed.
WAIT!!! it could be a Castro Convertible or a fold-down Wardrobe bed… how many legs there?
I think I’m getting the hang of this DISTRACTION stuff….
But I will go with 6 LEGS on the ground.

Richard83 says
November 8, 2020 @ 05:08

Even if you go with the assumption that you don’t count your legs because your feet are touching the ground yes the bed has four legs I have yet to see a single person make a comment about the fact that a chair has four legs also aren’t the chickens flying over a chair so logically wouldn’t that be eight legs touching the floor

Franke says
November 8, 2020 @ 13:11

Guy’s is the answer is 10! Come on!
4 legs bed” 4 legs cheers, and your legs is 2!!=10

Xun says
November 14, 2020 @ 09:49

Why isn’t anyone talking about the chair inside the bedroom? Don’t chairs have legs? I know the answer is 6 meaning four bed legs and two human legs but chair is not being mention at all

ernie3444 says
November 16, 2020 @ 15:40

I find it hilarious that this site uses the version of the joke that has no chair involved in it. Yet people comment on how oblivious we are to the fact there is a chair mentioned that “no one” has addressed. The Facebook version does have a chair but it doesn’t say where it is.

Since the exact situation is unclear – there is no correct solution to this riddle. All we know for sure is that the solution:
1) does not care about the animals in the room; they are on the bed or in flight.
2) does not count the human who just walked in (our feet or shoes or socks etc. are on the floor certainly not our legs)
3) does care about the bed – which could have between 0 -> very large number of legs) on the floor
4) (For the version with the chair) does care about the chair – nothing says if the chair is on the floor or bed so between 0 to a very large number

So at the end of the day all we know is that there is some where between 0 and a big number of legs on the floor.

Cynthia says
January 30, 2021 @ 19:15

I’m still saying 6… 4 legs on the bed and yes my legs because if I saw all that madness I would probably pass out… So my legs would be touching the floor.
This is what Amy said.

Jamal says
September 4, 2021 @ 02:07

Since all of the animals are on the bed and no other furniture is mentioned in the room, there are six legs on the floor. Four legs from the bed and your own two legs as you stand in the room, amazed that someone managed to get so many animals onto a bed. And the ceiling must be vaulted to fit a giraffe. Also, who’s on cleanup duty?

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