Perplexing Puzzles

 

What gets less tired the more it works?

 

or

 

How can a woman living in New Jersey legally marry 3 men, without ever getting a divorce, be widowed, or becoming legally separated?

 

or

 

Anthony and Cleopatra are lying dead on the floor of a villa in Egypt. Nearby is a broken bowl. There is no mark on either of their bodies and they were not poisoned. How did they die?

 

Previous Puzzles will appear below.†

No answers, thoughóyou still have to think!

 

 

A seagull flying 100 feet from the ground casts a shadow whose wingspan is exactly three feet.† If the same seagull flies at 200 feet, how wide is the wingspan of its shadow now?

 

S††† O††† N††† I††† A

Which one of these letters is unlike the others, and why?

 

What are the FIRST three letters in this sequence, and where are they found?††††††††††††† __† __† __† R†† T†† Y†† U†† I†† O†† P

 

Why donít polar bears eat penguins?

 

What is the longest word in the English language?

 

Why can't you take a picture of a Uzbekistani woman with hair curlers?

 

An alphabetical Christmas tree is missing

one letter: L.† How does this spell a winter holiday?

 

Five pieces of coal, a carrot and a scarf are lying on the lawn. Nobody put them on the lawn but there is a perfectly logical reason why they should be there.† What is it?

 

Itís a freezing cold winter day. You only have one match. You enter a room with a lamp, a kerosene heater and a fireplace.† What should you light first?

 

What can you sit on, sleep on, and brush your teeth with?

 

GHOTI - How is this word pronounced in English?

 

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?

 

What are the next three letters in this sequence?

AADFJJJMM _ _ _

 

What is it that goes when a wagon goes, stops when the wagon stops, is no use to the wagon, yet the wagon cannot move without it?

 

What is the largest ant in the world?

 

How can you throw a ball as hard as you can and have it come back to you, even if it doesnít hit anything, there is nothing attached to it and no one else catches or throws it?

 

Two students are sitting on opposite sides of the same desk. There is nothing in between them but the desk. Why can't they see each other?

 

What order are these numbers in?†††††

8† 5† 4† 9† 1† 7† 6† 3† 2† 0

 

True or False:† A white-tailed deer can jump higher than the average five-story† building.

 

A man rode into town on Friday. He stayed for three nights and then left on Friday. How can this be?

 

How do you fix a broken jack-o-lantern?

 

Here on earth it is true that yesterday is always before today, but there is a place where yesterday always follows today. Where?

 

I went into the woods and got it.† I sat down to seek it.† I brought it home with me because I couldnít find it.What is it?

 

Iím as light as a feather, but the strongest man canít hold me for more than a minute.What am I?

 

A girl who was just learning to drive went down a one-way street in the wrong direction, but didn't break the law. How come?

 

What are the next three letters in this series?w a t n t l __ __ __

 

You throw away the outside and cook the inside.† Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside.What is it?

 

A man jogs from home, takes three left turns, then jogs back home, where he is confronted by two masked men.† He isn't worried.† Why not?

 

There is three errers in this sentence; what are they?

 

How much dirt is in a round hole that is 9 feet deep with a diameter of 3 feet?

 

A man jogs from home, takes three left turns, then jogs back home, where he is confronted by two masked men.† He isnít worried; why not?

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