Recently, I received a mail. There were some interesting questions in it. I was not able to answer most. Thought I would post them here…
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There is one word in the English language that is always pronounced incorrectly. What is it ?
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A man gave one son 10 cents and another son was given 15 cents. What time is it ?
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A boat has a ladder that has six rungs, each rung is one foot apart. The bottom runf is one foot from the water. The tide rises by 12 inches every 15 minutes. High tide peaks in one hour. When the tide is at its highest, how many rungs are under water ?
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There is a house with four walls. Each wall faces south. There is a window in each wall. A bear walks by one of the windows. What colour is the bear?
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Is half of two plus two equal to two or three ?
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There is a room. The shutters are blowing in. There is broken glass on the floor. There is water on the floor. You find Sloppy dead on the floor. Who is Sloppy ? How did he die ?
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How much dirt would be in a hole which is 6 feet wide and 6 feet deep that has been dug with a square edged shovel ?
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If a farmer has 5 haystacks in one field and four haystacks in another field, how many haystacks would he have if he combined them all in the center field ?
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What is it that goes up and goes down, but does not move ?
The word “incorrectly”
1:45. The man gave a total of 25 cents. He divided it among two people. Therefore, he gave a quarter to two.
None, the boat rises with the tide
White. If all walls face south, then the house is in the North Pole. The bear must be a polar bear. So, the colour is white.
Three. Division is performed before addition according to mathematical operations.
Sloppy is a fish. The wind blew the shutters in, which knocked his fish-bowl off the table, and it broke, killing him.
None. No matter how big a hole is, it is still a hole, the absence of dirt.
One. If he combines all of his haystack, it becomes one big stack