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Fix This Roman Numeral Equation

This Roman numeral equation is wrong, but you can fix it without changing anything about the equation. How can you fix it?

I + XI = X

Look at it upside down. Instead of changing the equation, you can change your perspective.

This is from Dan Brown’s novel, Origin.

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Cornelius and the Flat Tire

Cornelius got a flat tire on a miserable, rainy day. As he was changing it on the side of the road, he placed the four lug nuts in the overturned hub cap. As our dear friend was moving back to put on the spare, he accidentally bumped the hub cap. He watched helplessly as all four lug nuts rolled into a deep sewer and were whisked away. Then our friend had a brilliant solution and within minutes was driving safely away.

What was his solution?

He removed one lug nut from each of the other 3 tires and used them to secure the spare tire, then drove to a tire shop.

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A Real Life Emergency

Mary was out riding a frisky pony in a meadow by the sea when the bridle came loose. The animal shook it off and started to gallop full speed toward the ocean, paying no attention to Mary’s yelling to slow down. She couldn’t bear to jump off and lose her beloved pony, so she stayed on and hoped for the best. When the cliff loomed ahead of her, she knew she had to stop the pony. How did she do it?

Mary clapped her hands tightly over the animal’s eyes, causing it to stop.

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Lots of Eggs

The number of eggs in a basket doubles every minute. If it’s full of eggs in an hour, when was the basket half full?

At 59 minutes. The eggs double every minute, so half full would be a minute before it was full.

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Black Coat Rebus

What does this represent?


Black overcoat.

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Sometimes I’m An Insult

Sometimes I’m an insult,
Sometimes I’m a meal,
But if you see me hanging around,
I hope to change how you feel.

A turkey.

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After You Wake Up

You do this after you wake up,
And you get all wet,
If you didn’t you would cause,
Those nearby to fret.

What am I?

Getting dressed.

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Take Off My Skin

Take off my skin, I won’t cry, but you will. What am I?

An onion.

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Roads Without Cars

Where will you find roads without cars, forests without trees and cities without houses?

On a map.

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PPOD Rebus

What phrase does this represent?


Two peas in a pod.

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