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I am not alive, but I grow; I don't have lungs, but I need air; I don't have a mouth, but water kills me. What am I?
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Fire.

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I'm not clothes but I cover your body;
The more I'm used, the thinner I grow.
What am I?
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Bar of soap.

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What does a snowman like to eat for breakfast?
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Frosted Flakes.

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Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain on Earth?
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Mount Everest.

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Only one color, but not one size,\nStuck at the bottom, yet easily flies.\nPresent in sun, but not in rain,\nDoing no harm, and feeling no pain.\nWhat is it?
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It's a shadow!

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If you have me, you want to share me. If you share me, you haven't got me. What am I?
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A Secret.

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What did the baseball glove say to the ball?
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Catch you later.

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The more you take away, the more I become. What am I?
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A hole.

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Which part of a road do Ghost's love to travel the most?
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The Dead End.

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Why did Tigger go to the bathroom?
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He wanted to find his friend, Pooh!

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One day, the police found a man dead inside a hut. In his left hand, he's holding a gun. In his right hand, he has a recording. When the recording is played, the police hear the man talking about how horrible life is and how he wants it to end. The recording ends with a gunshot. The police are about to call it a suicide until you point out a very important clue. What is it?
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The recording played a gunshot inside it. If the man committed suicide, he wouldn't have been able to stop the recording after he pulled the trigger.

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Which one of Santa's reindeer can be seen on Valentines day?
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Cupid.

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The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?
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Footsteps.

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A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman, an attractive girl named Sarah. The bus driver had to go on a long bus trip that would last a week. Before he left, he gave Sarah seven apples. Why?
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An apple a day keeps the doctor away!

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Why is Santa so good at Karate?
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Because he has a black belt.

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What can you catch but never throw?
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A cold.

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How many seconds are there in one year?
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A: 12 of them: January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd, April 2nd, May 2nd, June 2nd, July 2nd, August 2nd, September 2nd, October 2nd, November 2nd, December 2nd.

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How do you make the number 7 even without addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division?
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Drop the "S".

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What are moving left to right, right now?
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Your eyes!

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I am�full of holes but I can still hold water. What am I?
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A sponge!

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A boy was at a carnival and went to a booth where a man said to the boy, "If I write your exact weight on this piece of paper then you have to give me $50, but if I cannot, I will pay you $50." The boy looked around and saw no scale so he agrees, thinking no matter what the carny writes he'll just say he weighs more or less. In the end the boy ended up paying the man $50. How did the man win the bet?
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The man did exactly as he said he would and wrote "your exact weight" on the paper.

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I am taken from a mine, and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released, and yet I am used by almost everybody. What am I?
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Pencil lead.

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They have not flesh, nor feathers, nor scales, nor bone. Yet they have fingers and thumbs of their own. What are they?
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Gloves.

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What's at least 6 inches long, goes in your mouth, and is more fun if it vibrates?
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A toothbrush. Come on.

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This is as light as a feather, yet no man can hold it for long. What am I?
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Your Breath.

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What belongs to you, but other people use it more than you?
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Your name.

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My life can be measured in hours, I serve by being devoured. Thin, I am quick. Fat, I am slow. Wind is my foe. What am I?
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I am a candle.

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What did the bee say to the flower?
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Hello, honey!

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Why did Snap, Crackle and Pop get scared?
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They heard there was a cereal killer on the loose.

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A man in a car saw a Golden Door, Silver Door and a Bronze Door. What door did he open first?
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The car door.

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David's father has three sons: Snap, Crackle, and _____?
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David.

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I have two hands, but I can not scratch myself. What am I?
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A clock.

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If eleven plus two equals one, what does nine plus five equal?
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11 o'clock plus 2 hours = 1 o'clock
9 o'clock plus 5 hours = 2 o'clock

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Always in you, Sometimes on you;
If I surround you, I can kill you.
What am I?
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Water.

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I'm as small as an ant, as big as a whale. I'll approach like a breeze, but can come like a gale. By some I get hit, but all have shown fear. I'll dance to the music, though I can't hear. Of names I have many, of names I have one. I'm as slow as a snail, but from me you can't run. What am I?
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I am a shadow.

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A pregnant lady named her children: Dominique, Regis, Michelle, Fawn, Sophie and Lara. What will she name her next child? Jessica, Katie, Abby or Tilly?
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Tilly. She seems to follow the scale Do, Re, Me, Fa, So, La, and then Ti.

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I have no feet, no hands, no wings, but I climb to the sky. What am I?
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Smoke.

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Some months have 30 days, some months have 31 days. How many have 28?
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They all do.

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A pet shop owner had a parrot with a sign on its cage that said "Parrot repeats everything it hears". Davey bought the parrot and for two weeks he spoke to it and it didn't say a word. He returned the parrot but the shopkeeper said he never lied about the parrot.
How can this be?
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The parrot was deaf.

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What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?
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The letter "m".

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I am a word of six; my first three letters refer to an automobile; my last three letters refer to a household animal; my first four letters is a fish; my whole is found in your room. What am I?
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A carpet.

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Who is that with a neck and no head, two arms and no hands?� What is it?
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A shirt.

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I can be cracked, I can be made. I can be told, I can be played. What am I?
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A Joke!

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What is more useful when it is broken?
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An egg.

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I make two people out of one. What am I?
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A mirror.

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When is it bad luck to see a black cat?
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When you are a mouse.

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Two fathers and two sons went fishing one day. They were there the whole day and only caught 3 fish. One father said, that is enough for all of us, we will have one each. How can this be possible?
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There was the father, his son, and his son's son. This equals 2 fathers and 2 sons for a total of 3!

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There are two monkeys on a tree and one jumps off. Why does the other monkey jump too?
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Monkey see monkey do.

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What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?
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Charcoal.

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Two girls have the same parents and were born at the same hour of the same day of the same month, but they are not twins. How can this be possible?
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They were not born in the same year.

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Why is Europe like a frying pan?
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Because it has Greece at the bottom.

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I am white when I am dirty, and black when I am clean. What am I?
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A blackboard.

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Which is the only way a leopard can change his spots?
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By going from one spot to another.

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What's a lifeguard's favorite game?
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Pool.

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When is a doctor most annoyed?
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When he is out of patients.

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You have me today,
Tomorrow you'll have more;
As your time passes,
I'm not easy to store;
I don't take up space,
But I'm only in one place;
I am what you saw,
But not what you see.
What am I?
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Memories.

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You walk up to a mountain that has two paths. One leads to the other side of the mountain, and the other will get you lost forever. Two twins know the path that leads to the other side. You can ask them only one question. Except! One lies and one tells the truth, and you don't know which is which. So, What do you ask?
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You ask each twin What would your brother say?. This works because.... Well let's say the correct path is on the left side. So say you asked the liar "What would your brother say?" Well, the liar would know his brother was honest and he would say the left side, but since the liar lies, he would say right. If you asked the honest twin the same question, he would say right, because he knows his brother will lie. Therefore, you would know that the correct path was the left!

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What 8 letter word can have a letter taken away and it still makes a word. Take another letter away and it still makes a word. Keep on doing that until you have one letter left. What is the word?
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The word is starting! starting, staring, string, sting, sing, sin, in, I.� Cool,huh?

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Romeo and Juliet are found dead on the floor in a bedroom. When they were discovered, there were pieces of glass and some water on the floor. The only furniture in the room is a shelf and a bed. The house is in a remote location, away from everything except for the nearby railroad track. What caused the death of Romeo and Juliet?
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Romeo and Juliet are fish. The rumble of the train knocked the tank off the shelf, it broke and Romeo and Juliet did not survive.

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How do you spell candy in 2 letters?
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c and y c(and)y.

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What is the worst vegetable to have on a ship?
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A leek(leak).

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A man was found dead next to a 13 story building. The police say it was a suicide, but you say it was a homicide (someone killed him). To prove this, you go to each floor on the building, open the window, and toss a penny out. You do this to each floor until you reach the 13th floor, open the window, and toss a penny out. How does this prove it wasn't a suicide?
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If the man committed suicide, he would've left the window open and you wouldn't have had to open it.

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A bus driver was heading down a street in Colorado. He went right past a stop sign without stopping, he turned left where there was a "no left turn" sign, and he went the wrong way on a one-way street. Then he went on the left side of the road past a cop car. Still - he didn't break any traffic laws.� Why not?
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He was walking...not driving.

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There are 30 cows in a field, and 28 chickens. How many didn't?
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10. Listen closely: 30 cows, and twenty-eight chickens. Say EIGHT and ATE. They sound the same. Therefore, it means 20 ATE chickens. 30-20=10, so 10 cows didn't eat any chickens.

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I am the beginning of the end, and the end of time and space. I am essential to creation, and I surround every place.
What am I?
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The letter e. End, timE, spacE, Every placE

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What has six faces, but does not wear makeup, has twenty-one eyes, but cannot see? What is it?
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A die (dice).

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There are 20 people in an empty, square room. Each person has full sight of the entire room and everyone in it without turning his head or body, or moving in any way (other than the eyes). Where can you place an apple so that all but one person can see it?
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Place the apple on one person's head.

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You live in a one story house made entirely of redwood. What color would the stairs be?
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What stairs? You live in a one-story house.

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I'm tall when I'm young and I'm short when I'm old. What am I?
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Candle or Pencil.

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What runs around the whole yard without moving?
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A fence.

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I am something people love or hate. I change peoples appearances and thoughts. If a person takes care of them self I will go up even higher. To some people I will fool them. To others I am a mystery. Some people might want to try and hide me but I will show. No matter how hard people try I will Never go down. What am I?
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Age.

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What did Mrs. Claus say to Santa when she looked up in the sky?
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Looks like rain dear.

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There was a green house. Inside the green house there was a white house Inside the white house there was a red house. Inside the red house there were lots of babies. What am I?
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This is a watermelon.

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What room do ghosts avoid?
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The living room.

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What time does a tennis player get up?
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Ten-ish.

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I have a little house in which I live all alone. It has no doors or windows, and if I want to go out I must break through the wall. What am I?
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A chick in an egg.

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Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?
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Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.

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When does Christmas come before Thanksgiving?
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In the dictionary.

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If a rooster laid a brown egg and a white egg, what kind of chicks would hatch?
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Roosters don't lay eggs.

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A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him underwater for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?
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The woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of her husband, developed it, and hung it up to dry.

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There is an ancient invention, still used in some parts of the world today, that allows people to see through walls. What is it?
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A window.

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How do you spell COW in thirteen letters?
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SEE O DOUBLE YOU.

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What 7 letter word is spelled the same way backwards and forwards?
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Racecar.

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Johnny's dad had told Johnny that if he could get an A+ on his final exam, he could get any ice cream flavor he wanted plus a pizza. When the day for the final exam came, the professor said, "There are three questions on this exam. You will have one hour to answer them all and no more. Anyone caught taking any longer or cheating will get an automatic F." When Johnny received the paper, he read the first question. As he read it, he realized the exam was no piece of cake so he worked as hard as he could. When he finally finished question one, he checked the clock. There was only 5 minutes left! At this rate, he wouldn't be able to finish in time. As Johnny looked around, he saw that there were hundreds of students and figured that he could get away with a few extra minutes, so he worked away past the hour mark. As Johnny went to turn in his paper, the professor stopped him. "Young man," the professor said sternly. "I saw you keep working long after the 1-hour mark. You were caught cheating and will get an F." Thinking quickly, Johnny replied, "Do you know who I am?" The professor stoically responded, "I neither know or care who you are. You need to learn respect and discipline." "Good." said Johnny and he ran away. When the day for the exam scores to be announced came, Johnny received an A+. How?
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When the professor confirmed Johnny's anonymity (the professor didn't know who he was), Johnny quickly slipped his exam paper into the pile of exams and ran off, so the professor wouldn't know which exam paper deserved an F. Congratulations on sticking through the whole riddle.

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A time when they are green, a time when they're brown, but both of these times, cause me to frown. But just in between, for a very short while, They're perfect and yellow and cause me to smile!
What am I talking about here?
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Bananas.

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Re-arrange the letters, O O U S W T D N E J R, to spell just one word. What is it?
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Just one word'.

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A man wanted to enter an exclusive club but did not know the password that was required. He waited by the door and listened. A club member knocked on the door and the doorman said, "twelve." The member replied, "six " and was let in. A second member came to the door and the doorman said, "six." The member replied, "three" and was let in. The man thought he had heard enough and walked up to the door. The doorman said ,"ten" and the man replied, "five." But he was not let in. What should have he said?
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Three. The doorman lets in those who answer with the number of letters in the word the doorman says.

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What has many keys, but can't even open a single door?
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A piano.

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What 4-letter word can be written forward, backward or upside down, and can still be read from left to right?
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NOON.

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What goes up when the rain comes down?
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An umbrella.

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What can point in every direction but can't reach the destination by itself.
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Your finger.

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What do you call two witches who live together?
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Broommates!

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What goes up but never comes down?
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Age.

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A man rode out of town on Sunday, he stayed a whole night at a hotel and rode back to town the next day on Sunday. How is this possible?
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His Horse was called Sunday!

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Samuel was out for a walk when it started to rain. He did not have an umbrella and he wasn't wearing a hat. His clothes were soaked, yet not a single hair on his head got wet. How could this happen?
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This man is bald!

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Poor people have it. Rich people need it. If you eat it you die. What is it?
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Nothing.

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Mr. and Mrs. Mustard have six daughters and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the Mustard family?
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There are nine Mustards in the family. Since each daughter shares the same brother, there are six girls, one boy and Mr. and Mrs. Mustard.

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What travels around the world but stays in one spot?
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A stamp.

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What has a head, a tail, is brown, and has no legs?
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A Penny.

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Who is never hungry during Christmas?
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The turkey because he is always stuffed.