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Keep Giving

What is it that you can keep after giving it to someone else?

A:
A promise
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Train Journey

Mr. Grumper grumbles about bad time-keeping trains like everybody else. On one particular morning he was justified, though.

 

The train left on time for the one hour journey and it arrived 5 minutes late. However, Mr. Grumper’s watch showed it to be 3 minutes early, so he adjusted his watch by putting it forward 3 minutes. His watch kept time during the day, and on the return journey in the evening the train started on time, according to his watch, and arrived on time, according to the station clock.

 

If the train traveled 25 percent faster on the return journey than it did on the morning journey, was the station clock fast or slow, and by how much?

A:
The station clock is 3 minutes fast. The morning journey took 65 minutes, and the evening journey therefore took 52 minutes, and the train arrived 57 minutes after it should have left, that is, 3 minutes early.
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You can enter

I have keys that open no locks,


I have space, but you cannot fill it,


You can enter, but you cannot leave.


What am I?

A:
A computer keyboard or a typewriter
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father and son

The fathers age and his sons age added together are 66. The fathers age flipped is the sons age. What is the age of the father and his son?

A:
33
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Fishing Rod

James ordered a fishing rod, priced at $3.56. Unfortunately, James is an Eskimo who lives in a very remote part of Greenland and the import rules there forbid any package longer than 4 feet to be imported. The fishing rod was 4 feet and 1 inch, just a little too long, so how can the fishing rod be mailed to James without breaking the rules? Ideally James would like the fishing rod to arrive in one piece!

A:
Insert the fishing rod into a box which measures 4 feet on all sides, the fishing rod will fit within the diagonal of the box with room to spare.
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To live and breathe

I never was, am always to be,


No one ever saw me, nor ever will


And yet I am the confidence of all


To live and breathe on this terrestrial ball.


What am I?

A:
I am Tomorrow
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Unusual Paragraph

This is an unusual paragraph. I’m curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it? It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it! In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out! Try to do so without any coaching!

A:
The sentence doesn't contain the letter 'e'.
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Three Oranges

Two Fathers, Two Sons, Three Oranges. Each of them got one orange. How?

A:
There's a man who is a father, and his son is a son+father, and there's the son.
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Sail Away

What kind of ship can you not ride?

A:
friendship
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Catch the eggs

On a certain house, the two halves of the roof are unequally pitched; one half slopes downward at an angle of 60 degrees and the other half at an angle of 70 degrees. Suppose a rooster lays an egg right on the peak. On which side of the roof would the egg fall?

A:
A rooster does not lay eggs.
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