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An Insect And a Half

I am an insect. Half of my name is another insect. What am I?

Beetle. (Bee is the other insect).

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I Run Up The Stairs

I run up and down the stairs without moving. What am I?

A rug.

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Coat Best Put On Wet

What kind of coat is best put on wet?

A coat of paint.

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Dark As Midnight

What is dark as midnight but is still night?
The word has 7 letters, starts with a B and ends with an E.

My guess is biotite, a black rock, but I don’t have a good explanation for how it’s still night. Please add your answers in the comments.

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Plane Crash Off Coast of Mexico

A plane crashed off the coast of Mexico and every single person died, yet there were two survivors. How could that happen?

There was a married couple.

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How to Escape?

A man is trapped in a room with only two possible exits. Through the first door is a room with an enormous magnifying glass causing the blazing hot sun to instantly burn anything that enters. Through the second door there is a fire-breathing dragon. How does the man escape?

Leave through the first door at night when the sun is down.

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Bricks to Finish a Building

How many bricks does it take to finish a brick building?

One (the last one is the only one that can finish the building).

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Not a Toy But Used For Pleasure

I am not a toy, though many use me for pleasure. I have a butt but I can not poop. I have been known to kill people. What am I?

A cigarette.

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A Ship To Ride the Greatest Waves

I am a ship that can be made to ride the greatest waves. I am not built by objects, but built by minds. What am I?

Friendship.

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Twice As Many Women As Children

At a party of thirty-five people there are twice as many women as children and twice as many children as men. How many of each are there?

20 women, 10 children and 5 men.

To figure it out, let m be the number of men and you get this equation:

4m + 2m + m = 35
7m = 35
m = 35 ÷ 7
m = 5

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