Tricky questions

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Post any trick question and an answer in a spoiler. If someone solves it without looking at the spoiler, they win... um... nothing. There's only fake internet prestige :-p. Fake internet prestige is imaginary and pretty useless, but it makes some people feel good :biggrin:. I'll start.

A doctor and a kid are fishing. The kid is the doctor's son, but the doctor is not the kid's father.

What is the relation between them?

If I am not your father and you are my son, then I must be your mother. :woot:
 
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I certainly don't want to antagonise the politically correct culture and assume HER gender..I suspect it's his mother.
What is the spoiler tag?
What colour is the Sheriff's new black horse?
 
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What is the spoiler tag?
Click on the black bar that says "SPOILER: ANSWER".
What colour is the Sheriff's new black horse?
Unless you lied, it is black.
 
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I suspect it's his mother.
Correct! :biggrin:
What colour is the Sheriff's new black horse?
Unless you lied, it is black.
I second that. :approve:

Here's another one:

Larry is the father of Regis. Larry has 4 kids. The 1st kid is named 10. The 2nd kid is named 20. The 3rd kid is named 30. What's the name of the 4th kid?

Regis! :oldlaugh:
 
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Larry is the father of Regis. Larry has 4 kids. The 1st kid is named 10. The 2nd kid is named 20. The 3rd kid is named 30. What's the name of the 4th kid?
Well, if the answer is the obvious one, it would be more interesting I think if "Regis" was the surname for all of them. Then the fourth kid could be named 40 :smile:
 
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Well, if the answer is the obvious one, it would be more interesting I think if "Regis" was the surname for all of them. Then the fourth kid could be named 40 :smile:
Nope. :-p
 
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If ten birds are sitting in a tree and a hunter shoots one, how birds many are left in the tree?

None, because after one bird was shot, all the others flew off.
 
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In which year did Galileo appear before the Spanish Inquisition?

Being Italian he appeared before the Roman Inquisition.
 
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Can you fill the blank space: 19=8, 6=3, 70=7, 8=5, 4=4, 60=5, 15=7, 16=?, 17=?

16=7 and 17=9, because the number of letters in the spelling "sixteen" is 7 and those of "seventeen" is 9.
 
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Can you fill the blank space: 19=8, 6=3, 70=7, 8=5, 4=4, 60=5, 15=7, 16=?, 17=?
Technically, your answer is wrong.

Technically, my answer is one of an infinite number of correct answers:

*19=8,*6=3,*70=7,*8=5,*4=4,*60=5,*15=7,*16=?,*17=?
 
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There are simple, mundane sentences in the English language that can be correctly spoken but not written. Give an example.

There are three ways to spell the word 'to'.
 
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How do you call a black, african, operator of a plane?
Pilot! Of course! What? Now you are a racist and discriminate?
 
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How do you call a black, african, operator of a plane?
Pilot! Of course! What? Now you are a racist and discriminate?
Hey! You broke the rules. :mad: You gotta answer before you can ask.
 
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Hey! You broke the rules. :mad: You gotta answer before you can ask.
Invisible rules allow invisible answers ...
I did! :nb)
#1 & #7 etc. , without looking at the spoiler ... Internet invisible prestige! ... :biggrin::wink::oldlaugh:
 
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If ten birds are sitting in a tree and a hunter shoots one, how birds many are left in the tree?

None, because after one bird was shot, all the others flew off.
Aha! I know. No bird because they will fly away startled.

I couldn't get any of the others right.
 
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Invisible rules allow invisible answers ...
Heh. Point conceded. I though the instructions were spelled out in the OP. They're not. :biggrin:
Mea culpa.
 
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What is black and white, looks like a horse and has roller skates!?
A zebra! ... and I lied about the skates ...
 
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Why did the chicken cross the road?
I don't know but I'm sure it had fowl intentions.
 
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Where do you find a turtle with no legs?
right where you left it! ...
 
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What goes up and down the stairs without moving?

a carpet.
 
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What is black and white, looks like a horse and has roller skates!?
A zebra! ... and I lied about the skates ...
Zebra!
 
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If ten birds are sitting in a tree and a hunter shoots one, how birds many are left in the tree?

None, because after one bird was shot, all the others flew off.
All of them.
The hunter left his gun at home, and took his camera this time.
 
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Father and son, father and son went fishing.
They all caught one fish each.
How many fish were caught?

Three - grandfather, father, son each caught one fish
 
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Father and son, father and son went fishing.
They all caught one fish each.
How many fish were caught?

Three - grandfather, father, son each caught one fish
3
 
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