# 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!

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.

# Apples

How many times can you take away 9 apples from 54?

Once. Because after that you'll be taking 9 apples from 45, then 36, then 27 and so on...

# A Father and a son

A father and his son are driving down the road when a car hits them. The father dies instantly. The ambulance takes the son to the hospital. When the doctor is asked to operate, the doctor says: “I cannot operate. He is my son! Who is the doctor?

His mother. By the way, 90% of all women get this one wrong.

# Two grandmothers

Two grandmothers, with their two granddaughters;

Two husbands, with their two wives;

Two fathers, with their two daughters;

Two mothers, with their two sons;

Two maidens, with their two mothers;

Two sisters, with their two brothers;

Yet only six in all lie buried here;

All born legitimate, from incest clear.  How?

Two widows each had a son, and each widow married the son of the other and then each had a daughter

# Boy and the Carney

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?

The man did exactly as he said he would and wrote "your exact weight" on the paper

there is a little shack in the middle of the woods it has no windows and no doors. there are two dead bodies on the floor. surrounding them is glass, rocks, and water. how did they die?

their fishtank fell over

# what to light first

you only have one match with you. you walk into a small dark room which contains a carousine lamp, a woodburning stove, and a fireplace. what would you light first.

the match of course

# Mailing a Valuable Object

Suppose you want to send in the mail a valuable object to a friend. You have a box which is big enough to hold the object. The box has a locking ring which is large enough to have a lock attached and you have several locks with keys. However, your friend does not have the key to any lock that you have. You cannot send the key in an unlocked box since it may be stolen or copied. How do you send the valuable object, locked, to your friend – so it may be opened by your friend?

Send the box with a lock attached and locked. Your friend attaches his or her own lock and sends the box back to you. You remove your lock and send it back to your friend. Your friend may then remove the lock she or he put on and open the box.

# Smart moves

A vicious dog was tied to a tree with a five meter rope. Khaled wanted to go back to his car, but the car was only two meters away from the tree. The dog was following Khaled?s every move. How could Jack safely reach his car?

Since the dog was following every move he made, Jack began circling the tree. After several revolutions the rope became shorter, and thus the dog no longer could reach the car.