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### Groaners

Be careful with these tricky word problems. All is not what it seems!

## #11

A man lives in a house with four walls. Each wall has a window. Each window has a southern exposure. A bear walks by. What color is the bear?

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## #12

Your sock drawer contains ten pairs of white socks and ten pairs of black socks. If you're only allowed to take one sock from the drawer at a time, what's the minimum number of socks you need to take before you're guaranteed to have a pair?

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## #13

A black man dressed all in black, wearing a black mask, stands at a crossroads in a totally black-painted town. All of the streetlights in town are broken. There is no moon. A black-painted car without headlights drives straight toward him, but turns in time and doesn't hit him. How did the driver know to swerve?

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## #14

A man was born in 1964 and died in 1984 at the age of 25. How is this possible?

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## #15

A horse is tied to a 30 foot rope. A haystack lies 40 feet away, but the horse is able to eat it. How is this possible?

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## #16

Forward I'm heavy, backwards I'm not. What am I?

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## #17

What two words have the most letters in it?

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## #18

While on my way to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives.
Kittens, cats, sacks, wives;
How many were going to St. Ives?

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## #19

An encyclopedia consists of ten volumes (sitting next to each other, in order, on a shelf). Each volume contains one thousand pages. Excluding the covers of each volume, how many pages are between the first page of the encyclopedia and the last?

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## #20

If a boy and a half can eat a hot dog and a half in a minute and a half, how long would it take six boys to eat six hot dogs?

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