Time For Another Test – Whaddya Mean #>@!

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”


Sunday is usually a bit of a lazy day for most of us. So how about using the time to limber up those old brain cells. Here are 21 questions, some easy, some tricky, some silly, and some difficult. Give them a try and see how you get on.

The answers are at the bottom if you scroll down a bit, but no cheating!!!




1.  Why can’t a man living in Winchester be buried in Frederick County?


2.  How near is the U.S. to Russia? (3000, 1000, 500, or 50 miles)?


3.  A woman gives a beggar 50 cents. The woman is the beggar’s sister but the beggar is not the woman’s brother. How come?


4.  What four words appear on every U.S. coin besides “In God We Trust?”


5.  You are blindfolded. Placed in front of you is a box of stockings, all the same size. Twenty-five of the stockings are red and twenty-five are white. What is the minimum number of stockings that you can remove and be absolutely sure of a matching pair?


6.  If you flew due south from Atlanta, Georgia, which South American country would you pass over first?


7.  How many outs are there in an inning of a baseball game?


8.  How many birthdays does the average person have?


9.  If 2 miles of fence enclose a square plot of 160 acres, how large a square will 4 miles of fence enclose?


10. Why can’t a man’s hand be 12 inches long?


11. How many cubic feet of dirt are in a hole one foot deep, three feet long, and two feet wide?


12. A woman fenced in a square plot of land. When she had finished, there were ten fence posts on each side. How many posts did she use altogether?


13. How far is a furlong?


14. How many 1/8-inch squares will it take to make a square inch?


15. A woman travels 1 mile south, then one mile west, and then mile north, and arrives at her starting point. Where is she?


16. If it takes 3 men 3 days to dig 3 holes, how long would it take 1 man to dig 1/2 a hole?


17. A rooster is on a barnyard roof. If it lays an egg, which way will it roll?


18. How many one-inch cubes will it take to make a cubic foot?


19. If it’s zero degrees Celcius outside today and it’s supposed to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold is it going to be tomorrow?


20. The maker doesn’t want it; the buyer doesn’t use it; and the user doesn’t see it. What is is?


21. When is it legal in Virginia for a man to marry his own daughter?





























1.  Because he is still alive.


2.  50 miles


3.  The beggar is a woman, so she is the woman’s sister.


4.  United States of America.


5.  Three.


6.  One!


7.  Six.


8.  One, all the others are anniversaries of your birthday.


9.  640 acres or 1 square mile.


10. Because it would be a foot.


11. None (there is no dirt in a hole).


12. Thirty-six.


13. One-eighth of a mile.


14. Sixty-four.


15. North Pole.


16. You can’t have 1/2 a hole.


17. A rooster doesn’t lay eggs.


18. 1,728.


19. Still 0 degrees, only this time in Fahrenheit


20. A coffin


21. When he is a clergyman performing his daughter’s wedding.



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