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There is a room with no doors, no widows, nothing and a man is hung from the ceiling and a puddle of water is on the floor. How did he die?

(Submitted by Daniel C Age 12
Oakmeeds Community College, Burgess Hill)
 

A lift is on the ground floor. There are 4 people in the lift including me.
When the lift reaches 1st floor, 1 person gets out 3 people get in.
The lift goes up to the second floor, 2 people get out 6 people get in.
It then goes up to the next floor up, no-one gets out but 12 people get in. Halfway up to the next floor up the lift cable snaps, it crashes to the floor. Everyone dies in the lift. How did I survive?

(Submitted by nikki.r.) 

There are three houses one is red one is blue band one is white. If the red house is to the left of the house in the middle and the blue house is to the right to the house in the middle where is the white house?

(Submitted by Nicole)
 

A man walks into a restaurant and the the waiter says good day Admiral.
Why did the waiter call the the man an Admiral?

(Submitted by Amy.L) 

A man gets an egg and a rocket kit. The man builds the rocket and puts the egg inside it. Then the man stands back and launches the rocket. The rocket suddenly blew up. The egg was not damaged how come?

(Submitted by Paul Clark) 

Three men walk into a hotel and rent a room for 30 pounds. But the hotel manager realized the room should have been only 25 pounds. So he sent the dishonest bellboy and told him to give 5 pounds back to the men. The bellboy cheated and said to the three men the room was actually 27 pounds and gave them 3 pounds back and donated the other to his favourite charity. Where is the missing pound because 25 + 4 =29?

(Submitted by Deirdre K) 

A man lives in a small house with a farm as his back garden and has a river beside his house. On the other side of the river is a shop. One day he visited the shop. he bought a chicken and Fox for his farm and bought a bag of corn to feed the chicken on.The man can only take one thing and himself across in the boat. With out killing any animals or letting another animal eat an item or animal, how will the man get across?

(Submitted by Serena) 

The day before yesterday, Chris was 7 years old. Next year, she'll turn 10. How is this possible?

(Submitted by Deirdre Kessler) 
Brooklyn, New York, USA
 

 You are in a cabin and it is pitch black. You have one match on you. Which do you light first, the newspaper, the lamp, the candle or the fire?

(Submitted by Danny whalley) 

The king of Persia has a visitor who will be his new minister of defence.When he comes the king greets him and asks politely "would you like a tour of the city " the visitor says "ok". As the two of them are walking the king points at a beggar with a donkey and says "that man there is the richest man in the city apart from me" the visitor asks "how"the king replies "well he seems to be smuggling something, but we don't no when he does it " so the minister comes up with an idea of having guards search him whenever he goes in or out of the city but this plan does not work.

What does the man smuggle?

(Submitted by L M-F) 

A man is found hanging in an ice factory. there is no sign of violence and a pool of water is below him. there are no ladders or other climbing devices and the beam he is hanging from is 20" off the ground.
How did the detective know it was suicide?


(Submitted by Philippa brewer)
 

Each day a lady gets the lift from the 12th floor to the ground level so she can go to work. When she comes home however she only goes up the lift to level 8. Why is this and it is not to keep fit?


(Submitted by Catherine)

there is this one man who killed his mother, was born before his father and married over 100 women without divorcing. Yet he was considered normal by all of his acquaintances.


(Submitted by Ronald)
 

A ship is sailing in the Atlantic ocean ... it sinks and every single person dies.....how is that possible?


(Submitted by Samatha W)

Two women and two doctors walk into an ice cream parlor. They each order an ice cream cone. When their ice creams come, there is only 1 strawberry,1 chocolate and 1 vanilla.
How come they didn't complain?


(Submitted by Alexandria s)
 

The maker doesn't need it, the owner doesn't want it, the user doesn't know he's using it what is it?


(Submitted by shivani mestry)

There was a train going along the track and a car coming along the road at a right angle to the train. They were both going at exactly the same speed and would have crashed in the middle where they met. Why didn't they?


(Submitted by The li'l Becki dude)
 

Two horses were born at the same time, traveled the world, and then died at the same time, but did not live to the same age. How was this possible?


(Submitted by Kelly)

Three fat ladies stood under an umbrella but none of them got wet. Why didn't any of them get wet?


(Submitted by
Lauren and Matt)
 

Which word, if pronounced right, is wrong, but if pronounced wrong is right?


(Submitted by Mandy)

Imagine you are in a room, no doors windows or anything,
how do you get out?


(Submitted by Derrick Tarrance)
 

 If an electric train is going 150 miles per hour north and the wind is blowing the same south, which way does the smoke blow?


(Submitted by Derrick Tarrance)

There was a old man who lived by himself. He felt tired so he went into the bathroom, went to the toilet and then turned the light off before going to bed. The next morning there was a news flash on the radio that a boat crashed. The man opened the window and jumped out. Why?

(Submitted by Jay King) 

A boy and a doctor was fishing.The boy is the doctor's son but the doctor is not the boy's father.who is the doctor?


(Submitted by Jacinta )
 

If a man is trapped in a room. There are no doors no windows how did he get out?


(Submitted by Emma Shaw )

A prisoner is in jail. There are two doors, one leads to freedom one leads to death. There is a guard at each door. One guard always tells the truth, the other always tells lies. The prisoner is allowed one question to either of the guards.
What is the question that will take him to freedom.?

(Submitted by David Addis) 

 If a peacock and a half, lay an egg and a half, in a day and a half. How many eggs can a peacock lay in three days?


(Submitted by Sally Etherton)
 

 Which word is the odd one out:

First Second Third Forth Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth


(Submitted by Edward)

What happens only in the middle of each month, in all of the seasons, except
summer and happens only in the night, never in the day?

(Submitted by Michael Bank)
 

When James was nine years old he hammered a nail into a tree to mark his height. Ten years later, James returned to see how much higher the nail was. If the tree grew by four inches each year, how much higher would the nail be?


(Submitted by Sarah)

 Why are 1999 ten pound notes worth more than 1993 ten pound notes?

What is so fragile that when you say its name, you break it?


(Submitted by Sally Etherton)
 

 We live in a large tower block, 10 floors high. My 5 year old son goes to school each day using the lift from the 10th floor to the ground floor. However, when he returns in the evening, he uses the lift to get to the 5th floor and then uses the stairs for the remaining 5 floors. Why?


(Submitted by Edward)

 
A sheep was in the field and it just vanished

How can that be?


(Submitted by Stephen Owens )

A cowboy was going to london on his horse. it took 2 days to get there,he stayed for a day and it took him 1 day to get back!he went on friday and came back on friday! How?


(Submitted by Kelly Bradley) )
 

What ends in a 'w' but has no end?

What can go up a chimney down but can't go down a chimney up?


(Submitted by Kelly Bradley)

 Jim and his mum and dad went out in the rain on their holiday but only two of them got their hair wet. Why?


(Submitted by Sarah V )

If you are in a race, what place are you in if you take over the person who is in second place?

(Submitted by David)
 

A man is trapped in a room with no windows, no doors and no cracks. All there was is a table.
How did he get out?


(Submitted by Laura Munro)

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 A man died in a telephone box with the sides smashed in, his hands are covered in blood and the telephone receiver is hanging down. There are two packages outside of the telephone box, a long thin tube and a small box.
Why did he die?


(Submitted by Pete H )
 

 There is a grandad, a dad and 2 sons. They all go hunting and they all shoot a bird each but only 3 fall to the ground. why?


(Submitted by Carys)

I have no voice yet I speak to you, I tell of all things in the world that people do. I have leaves, but I am not a tree, I have pages, but I am not a bride. I have a spine and hinges but I am not a man or a door, I have told you all I cannot tell you more.
What am I?


(Submitted by Alan J) )
 

What demands an answer but asks no question?

Who's bigger: Mr. Bigger, Mrs. Bigger or their baby?

 

(Submitted by Alan J)

Mike is a butcher. He is 5'10" tall. What does he weigh?


(Submitted by Sally Frazer)
 

A farmer has 17 sheep and all but 9 die. How many are left?


(Submitted by R Bater)

Napoleon and Josephine are lying dead on the floor in a pool of water. The only other thing noticeable in the room is that the French doors are wide open and the curtains are flapping. How did they die?


(Submitted by S Kemp) )
 

Far off in the woods, there is a cabin. The cabin contains 3 people. 2 are in one room together, the other is by himself in another room. All doors to the cabin are locked tight and have not been opened. All three people are dead. There was no sign of violence in this cabin.


(Submitted by Richard Howard)

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A business man pushes his car to a hotel and tells its owner that he is bankrupt. Why?


(Submitted by V Smith)

A man is lying dead in a field. Next to him there is an unopened package. There is no other creature in the field. How did he die?


(Submitted by Ally Walters)

If a Mummy Bull, Daddy Bull, and Baby Bull are in the field and Baby Bull gets scared, who would he run to?


(Submitted by C Smith)
 

How far can a rabbit run into the woods?


(Submitted by H Dirtford)

Rearrange the following letters so as to form one word: NEW DOOR


(Submitted by Sharon Beety)
 

How many of each kind of animal did Moses take on the ark?


(
Submitted by Miss Barrow)

Which weighs the most, a pound of feathers or a pound of gold? The solution is not that they both weigh the same!


(Submitted by Miss Barrow )
 

How many apples would you have if you took two apples from three apples?


(
Submitted by Robert Casey )

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A man walks into a Chemist looking a little embarrassed. He whispers something into the chemist's ear. The chemist then pulls out his gun and points it at the man. The man smiles, thanks the chemist and walks away. What did the man say to the chemist?


(Submitted by Tracey Davis )

I have no eyes, no legs or ears and I help move the earth. What am I?

(Submitted by Katie B)

What is it you sit on, sleep in, and brush your teeth with?

(
Submitted by Susan D)

Three crows were sitting on a fence when a farmer spots them. He shoots one how many were left ?


(Submitted by Oliver C)

If you took 5 chocolates from a box which contained 21 chocolates, how many chocolates would you have?


(Submitted by Jo)
 

You are in a house with 4 windows, which all face South, a bear walks by.
What colour is the Bear?


(Submitted by Daniel B)

A cowboy rides into town on Tuesday. He is tired, so he decides to stay at the town's hotel. He rides out of town on Sunday. He hasn't left town in the meantime or stayed anywhere else, but he only pays the hotel for two nights. How does he do it, without breaking the law?


(Submitted by Edward S)
 

Mike turns off the light in his bedroom. The light switch is twenty feet from the bed, but he still manages to get into his bed before it is dark. How does he do it?


(Submitted by Sarah K)

A lorry gets stuck under a bridge and it can't get out! A boy and a girl walk pass and are able to get the lorry out. They have a needle with them. How are they able to get the lorry out?

(Submitted by Lucy M)

How much dirt is there in a hole that is 3 ft deep, and 6 inches
in diameter?

(Submitted by James H)

A man lives on the tenth floor of a building. Every day he takes the elevator to go down to the ground floor to go to work or to go shopping. When he returns he takes the elevator to the seventh floor and walks up the stairs to reach his apartment on the tenth floor. He hates walking so why does he do it?


(Submitted by Trevor Daniels )

If an airplane crashed exactly on the border of France and Germany, where would the survivors be buried?

(Submitted by Sara J)

 

Eskimos are very good hunters, but they never hunt penguins. Why not?

(Submitted by Mark S)

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Which is heavier: a ton of gold or a ton of feathers?

Why is it against the law for a man living in England to be buried in Wales?

A peacock laid an egg on the top of a hill. One side of the hill is rocky, the other side is smooth. which way would the egg roll safely to the ground?

(Submitted by Helen W)

A man and his son were in an car accident. The man died on the way to the hospital, but the boy was rushed into surgery. The surgeon said "I can't operate, that's my son!" How is this possible?

 

You are driving a bus. Six people get on, two people get off, then ten people get on and five people get off, then eight people get on and four more people get off. What colour were the bus driver's eyes?
(Submitted by James J)

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