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Two Halves And a Whole

Complete the three missing words in the sentence, with the first two words combining to form the third word.

For example:

The prime minister ____ the meeting, even though the ____ was technically the ____ official.
The three missing words would be RAN, KING, and RANKING.

Now solve this one:

When she broke her ____ showing off at the ____ of the ski run, Arya became a ____ among her friends.

LEG, END, LEGEND

When she broke her LEG showing off at the END of the ski run, Arya became a LEGEND among her friends.

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Always Coming But Never Arrives

What is always coming but never arrives?

Tomorrow.

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How Many Letters In the Alphabet

How many letters are there in the alphabet?

Hint: Not 26

11. The phrase “the alphabet” has 11 letters.

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The Longest Pregnancy

A baby was born four years after its parents died in a car crash. How was this possible?

Amazingly, this actually happened. The parents died in a crash crash and their parents fought for the rights to the four frozen embryos left by their late children. After a surrogate pregnancy, the baby was born with DNA matching their deceased parents.

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The Long River

How many times does the letter S appear in the name of the longest river in the world?

Zero. The Nile is the longest river in the world. Some claim the Amazon as the longest, but that too has no “S”es (that looks weird but I don’t know how else to write the plural of “s”). The Mississippi is the 4th largest river in the world according to a href=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rivers_by_length”>Wikipedia.

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Weighty Wine

How much does a bottle of wine weigh if it is 1 kilogram plus half its own weight?

2 kg.

If we let half of the bottle’s weight be “n”, then we get the following equation: n/2 + 1kg = n (the bottle’s weight).

Solve for n:
n/2 + 1 = n
1 = n/2
2 = n

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Alternating Empties

Six glasses are all in a row in front of you, the first three are full of grape juice and the last three are empty. Moving only one glass, how can you make all six alternate between full and empty?

Pour the contents of the second glass into the fifth glass.

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Quick Mental Math

Solve this math problem in your head. Divide 30 by a half, then add 10.

70. It’s not 25 because dividing by a half is the same as multiplying by 2.

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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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