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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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94 Comments on "How Many Legs?"

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

The Bed,
You walk on your Feet,
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

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