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How many months of the year have 28 days?

All of them! Every month has *at least* 28 days.

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There’s only one word in the dictionary that’s spelled wrong. What is it?

The word “wrong.”

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When Grant was 8, his brother was half his age. Now, Grant is 14. How old is his brother?

His brother is 10. Half of 8 is 4, so Grant’s brother is 4 years younger. This means when Grant is 14, his brother is still 4 years younger, so he’s 10.

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There are 3 apples in the basket and you take away 2. How many apples do you have now?

You have 2 apples. You took away 2 apples and left 1 in the basket.

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A bus driver was heading down a busy street in the city. He went past three stop signs without stopping, went the wrong way down a one-way street, and answered a message on his phone. But the bus driver didn’t break any traffic laws. How?

He was walking, not driving. (This riddle adds irrelevant information to deceive the reader. You expect that since he’s a bus driver, he’s currently driving the bus — but it never actually says that!)

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What has hands and a face, but can’t hold anything or smile?

A clock.

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You’re running a race and at the very end, you pass the person in 2nd place. What place did you finish the race in?

You finished in 2nd place

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Two fathers and 2 sons spent the day fishing, but only caught 3 fish. This was enough for each of them to have one fish. How is this possible?

here were only 3 people fishing. There was one father, his son, and his son's son. This means there were 2 fathers and 2 sons, since one of them is a father and a son.

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What can you put between 7 and 8, to make the result greater than 7, but less than 8?

A  decimal point. Your result would be 7.8, which is between 7 and 8. 

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It has keys, but no locks. It has space, but no room. You can enter, but can’t go inside. What is it?

A keyboard

300

It belongs to you, but your friends use it more. What is it?

Your name

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I have a tail and a head, but no body. What am I?

a coin

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Liam was 11 the day before yesterday, and next year he’ll turn 14. How is this possible?

Today is January 1st, and Liam’s birthday is December 31st. Liam was 11 the day before yesterday (December 30th), then turned 12 the next day. This year on December 31st he’ll turn 13, so next year he’ll turn 14.

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I go all around the world, but never leave the corner. What am I?

A stamp.

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I can fill a room, but I take up no space. What am I?

The light

400

Kate’s mother has three children: Snap, Crackle and ___?

Kate!

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What 2 things can you never eat for breakfast?

Lunch and dinner

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Mrs. Brown has 5 daughters. Each of these daughters has a brother. How many children does Mrs. Brown have?

They have 6 children. Each daughter has the same brother. There are 5 daughters and 1 son.

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You’ll find me in Mercury, Earth, Mars and Jupiter, but not in Venus or Neptune. What am I?

The letter R

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It’s the only place in the world where today comes before yesterday. Where is it?

The dictionary.

500

If you don’t keep me, I’ll break. What am I?

a promise

500

Which word becomes shorter when you add 2 letters to it?

The word “short.”

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It’s raining at midnight, but the forecast for tomorrow and the next day is clear. Will there be sunny weather in 48 hours?

No, it won’t be sunny because it will be dark out. In 48 hours, it will be midnight again.

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I make a loud sound when I’m changing. When I do change, I get bigger but weigh less. What am I?

Popcorn

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An elephant in Africa is called Lala. An elephant in Asia is called Lulu. What do you call an elephant in Antarctica?

Lost

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