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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154 Comments on "How Many Legs?"

Arshad says
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

What about the chair people…?

dave says
July 11, 2020 @ 12:37

Answer…. 0… cause it ask how many legs are on the floor????… β€œ 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 πŸ›Œ 4 legs on floor
ChairπŸͺ‘ 4 legs on bed
Dog πŸ• 4 legs on bed
Dog πŸ• 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 πŸ¦’ 4 legs on bed
Cow πŸ„ 4 legs on bed
Cow πŸ„ 4 legs on bed
Cow πŸ„ 4 legs in bed
Cow πŸ„ 4 legs on bed
Cow πŸ„ 4 legs on bed
Duck πŸ¦† 2 legs on bed
PersonπŸŒοΈβ€β™€οΈ 2 legs on floor

As it reads the answer is would make you say 6
Bed πŸ›Œ 4 legs
PersonπŸŒοΈβ€β™€οΈ 2 legs

However the correct answer is zero

Person πŸŒοΈβ€β™€οΈ is walking in on feet
Bed πŸ›Œ 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

What about the chair?

Vince says
July 19, 2020 @ 09:37

It is simple.
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 πŸ˜‚

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

Adam Evans says
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.

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