## A bird, squirrel, and a monkey

A bird, squirrel, and a monkey are running to the top of a coconut tree to get a banana - who will be the first to get to the banana?

None – you cannot get a banana from a coconut tree.

A bird, squirrel, and a monkey are running to the top of a coconut tree to get a banana - who will be the first to get to the banana?

None – you cannot get a banana from a coconut tree.

What flies without wings?

Time.

As small as your thumb, I am light in the air. You may hear me before you see me, but trust that I'm there. What am I?

A hummingbird.

What is the significance of the following: The year is 1978, thirty-four minutes past noon on May 6th.

The time and month/date/year are 12:34, 5/6/78.

Two sisters we are, one is dark and one is fair,
In twin towers dwelling we're quite the pair,
One from land and one from sea,
Tell us truly, who are we?

The answer is salt and pepper.

Swaff was traveling in an elevator, being cool, when he suddenly heard the cord supporting the elevator snap. Being the cool guy that he is, he knew of a myth where if you could jump at the right time, you could possibly be able to survive a plunge in an elevator.
Now, when Swaff was a boy, he spent all of his math classes making fun of his female teacher's moustache. He never paid attention, so he was a tad bit slow in his mathematical calculations. He did, however, have a very bizarre talent, in which he could tell the exact speed he was traveling. That came in pretty lucky today.
Swaff knew he was falling at an even rate of 50 miles per hour. When the cord snapped, he was exactly 110 feet above the ground. He knew that he must jump at the right time to have any hopes of surviving.
Now, after doing the math, please tell me when Swaff jumped.

He never did. By the time Swaff figured out that he would have to jump in 1.5 seconds, he would already be dead. Not even the best of mathematicians could do all the math needed in 1 and half seconds. Swaff fell to his death.

A sign on the barber's door says "I shave only those who do not shave themselves." Does the barber shave himself?

There is no answer, it's a paradox. It cannot be made to work. Search: "Barber paradox"

A word I know,
Six letters it contains,
Subtract just one,
And twelve is what remains.

Dozens.

What is the smallest number, that can be expressed as the sum of the cubes of two different sets of numbers?

Hardy-Ramanujan discovered 1729 as a magic number. Why 1729 is a magic number?
10^3 + 9^3 = 1729
and
12^3 + 1^3 = 1729
Taxicab number Ta(2)

How do you make the number one disappear by adding to it?

Add the letter 'G' and it becomes Gone.