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  • What are the next three letters in this combination? OTTFFSS
    E N T (Each letter represents the first letter in the written numbers: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, etc.).
  • I run along your property and all around the backyard, yet I never move. What am I?
    A fence.
  • If you’re running in a race and you pass the person in second place, what place are you in?
    Second place.
  • What English word has three consecutive double letters?
    bookkeeper
  • When does Christmas come before Thanksgiving?
    In the dictionary.
  • First, think of the color of the clouds. Next, think of the color of snow. Now, think of the color of a bright full moon. Now answer quickly what do cows drink?
    water
  • I have to be opened, but I don't have a lid or a key to get in. What am I?
    An egg.
  • How is seven different from the rest of the numbers between one and ten?
    Seven has two syllables and the other numbers only have one syllable.
  • Which is heavier: a ton of bricks or a ton of feathers?
    Neither, they both weigh the same.
  • I shave every day, but my beard stays the same. What am I?
    A barber.
  • What room do ghosts avoid?
    The living room.
  • I make two people out of one. What am I?
    A mirror.
  • I have many teeth, but I cannot bite. What am I?
    A comb.
  • My life can be measured in hours. Thin, I am quick. Fat, I am slow. Wind is my foe. What am I?
    I am a candle.
  • What is seen in the middle of March and April that can't be seen at the beginning or end of either month?
    The letter R.
  • I add lots of flavor and have many layers, but if you get to close I'll make you cry. What am I?
    An onion.
  • What month of the year has 28 days?
    All of them.
  • A man who was outside in the rain without an umbrella or hat didn’t get a single hair on his head wet. Why?
    The man was bald.
  • 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?
    fire
  • What 8 letter-word can have a letter taken away and still make 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?
    The word is starting! starting, staring, string, sting, sing, sin, in, I. Cool, huh?
  • What kind of cup doesn't hold water?
    cupcake
  • How can you physically stand behind your father while he is standing behind you?
    You are standing back to back with your father.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mustard have six daughters and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the Mustard family?
    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.
  • The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?
    footsteps
  • I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?
    A candle.
  • You see a boat filled with people, yet there isn’t a single person on board. How is that possible?
    All the people on the boat are married.
  • A woman shoots her husband, then holds him underwater for five minutes. Next, she hangs him. Right after, they enjoy a lovely dinner. Explain.
    She took a picture of him and developed it in her dark room.
  • Re-arrange the letters, O O U S W T D N E J R, to spell just one word. What is it?
    'Just one word'.
  • I have keys, but no locks and space, and no rooms. You can enter, but you can't go outside. What am I?
    A keyboard.
  • Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?
    Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
  • I have cities, but no houses. I have mountains, but no trees. I have water, but no fish. What am I?
    A map.
  • You see me once in June, twice in November, but not at all in May. What am I?
    The letter e.