# The Clever Bride

There was once a bride who lived with her husband and mother-in-law. The bride was very fond of chick peas. The mother-in-law had a barrel full of chick peas in the kitchen. Every couple of days the bride would steal some chick peas and roast them in secret. Eventually, the barrel became half-empty and the mother-in-law became suspicious of the bride because she was new to the household and no one had ever taken the chick peas before. The bride knew of her suspicious. Once when they were cleaning the kitchen, the bride found a chick pea on the floor. She said three words to the mother-in-law that made the mother-in-law think she didn’t take the chick peas. What were they?

"What is this?" If she didn't know what a chick pea was, why would she steal them?

# Four Jolly Men

Four jolly men sat down to play,

And played all night till break of day.

They played for cash and not for fun,

With a separate score for every one.

When it came time to square accounts,

Now, not one has lost and all have gained –

Tell me now, this can you explain?

The four jolly men are members of an orchestra hired to play at a dance.

# 6 in roman

After teaching his class all about roman numerals (X = 10, IX=9 and so on) the teacher asked his class to draw a single continuous line and turn IX into 6. The only stipulation the teacher made was that the pen could not be lifted from the paper until the line was complete.

Draw an S in front of the IX and it spells SIX. No one said the line had to be straight :)

# Talking Parrot

A petshop 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?

The parrot was deaf.

# Which Side of a Cat

Scientists have proven that cats have more hair on one side then their other side. Some people believe that this is because when cats lay on their side they need insulation from the cold on the floor or ground.

Which side of a cat has more hair?

Well Duh! The outside of the Cat of course!

# What Word…

There is a common English word that is nine letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains an English word – from nine letters right down to a single letter. What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes after removing one letter at a time?

The base word is Startling - starting - staring - string - sting - sing - sin - in - I

# Chocolate Machines

There are ten chocolate machines numbering 1 through 10 and each producing chocolate bars that weigh 1kg. However, there is a faulty machine which is producing 0.1kg more per bar than it should be.

There is one scale in the room that can only be used once to weigh the chocolate bars although a number of combinations is allowed.

How can you identify which machine is faulty?

Put one bar from the first machine on the scale, take two from the second machine, take three from the thrid machine, take four from the fourth machine and so one until such time that you have taken 10 from the 10th machine and placed them on the scale. Depending on which machine is faulty will be determined by the number reflected in the decimal column of your scale. For example -- if the thrid machine is faulty the final number will show 55.3kg's; if the seventh machine is faulty the final number will show 55.7kg's.