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The Mysterious 6th Floor Window

A man was looking through a window on the 6th floor, opened it, thought for a minute then jumped, passing through the open window, but he was not injured. How was this possible?

He was a window washer and he was entering the building.

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Two Days of the Week Starting With T

What two days of the week start with ‘T’, other than Tuesday and Thursday?

Today and tomorrow.

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Hard Boiled Kiwi Bird Eggs

If you can hard boil a Kiwi bird egg in 20 minutes, how long would it take to hard boil four Kiwi bird eggs?
Note: Kiwi birds are about the size of a chicken, but they lay eggs that are close to the size of an Ostrich egg. So one would assume they must take a long time to hard boil.

20 minutes. You can boil them all at once in a large pot.

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What Has Wheels and Flies?

What has wheels and flies, but is not an aircraft?

A trash truck. I heard this one when I was a kid. Still a classic!

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The Secret of the Chalk Emerald

A dear old relative passed away recently and her family gathered for the reading of the will. The final item was the Chalk Emerald, a priceless gem. The will bequeathed it to whoever determined where it was hidden. The only clue was it was in a cylinder surrounded by a thousand squares. A young lass of barely six immediately piped up saying she knew where it was hidden and she was correct. Where was the hiding place?

In a roll of toilet paper.

Mark suggested two alternative solutions: A cylindrical chimney or a well, the squares being the bricks. Although most bricks aren’t square, it’s conceivable I guess.

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Building With the Most Stories

What building has the most stories?

The library.

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A Neighborly Argument

Two of your neighbors were arguing about if the first man’s peacock laid an egg in the seconds man’s garden, who would own the egg. They asked you to solve their dilemma. What would you tell them?

Peahens lay eggs. Peacocks are males.

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An Answer With No Questions

You answer me, although I never ask you questions. What am I?

A phone.

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An Oddly Priced Fish Shop

A fish shop with odd pricing sells fish for the following prices: A trout costs $20, a salmon is $19, and a plaice comes in at $16. Using their pricing logic, how much would they charge for a mackerel?

$13. The price is calculated by using the position in the alphabet of the first letter of the name of the fish. An Albacore would be $1, a Bandfish would be $2. Note, I do not recommend using this pricing strategy unless you find yourself with an assortment of cheap Zebrafish.

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The Yolk of the Egg

Which is correct to say, “The yolk of the egg are white?” or “The yolk of the egg is white?”

Neither. Yolks are yellow.

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