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?

Posted in Brain Teasers


154 Comments on "How Many Legs?"

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

Whats the correct answer?

Dan says
June 11, 2015 @ 10:51

@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

Dan says
June 11, 2015 @ 13:48

@Nikki You should tell the chickens they don’t fly around.

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

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.

Dan says
June 14, 2015 @ 15:20

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

The answer is ZERO….

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.

1 2 3 4 10

Leave a comment

First name (required)

Email (will not be published) (required)