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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?"

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.

abhishek says
June 21, 2016 @ 04:39

2 feet from you but animals dont have feet.


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

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

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

Me says
December 18, 2016 @ 15:41

GUYS!!! You’re all probably right (didn’t read all, way too many)
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