## Heavy wooden box

When you put this in a heavy wooden box, the box will become lighter.

A hole.

When you put this in a heavy wooden box, the box will become lighter.

A hole.

One day, Emperor Akbar posed a question to Birbal. He asked him what Birbal would choose if he offered either justice or a gold coin.
"The gold coin," said Birbal without hesitation.
On hearing this, Akbar was taken aback. "You would prefer a gold coin to justice?" he asked, not believing his own ears.
"Yes," said Birbal.
The other courtiers were amazed by Birbal's display of idiocy. They were full of glee that Birbal had finally managed himself to do what these courtiers had not been able to do for a long time - discredit Birbal in the emperor's eyes!
"I would have been disappointed if this was the choice made even by my lowliest of servants," continued the emperor. "But coming from you it's not only disappointing, but shocking and sad. I did not know you were so debased!"
How did Birbal justify his answer to the enraged and hurt Emperor?

"One asks for what one does not have, Your Majesty." said Birbal, smiling gently and in quiet tones.
"Under Your Majesty´s rule, justice is available to everybody. But I am a spendthrift and always short of money and therefore I said I would choose the gold coin."
The answer immensely pleased the emperor and respect for Birbal was once again restored in the emperor's eyes.

Jay escaped from jail and headed to the country. While walking along a rural road, he saw a police car speeding towards him. Jay ran toward it for a short time and then fled into the woods. Why did he run toward the car?

Jay was just starting to cross a bridge when he saw a police car. He ran toward the car to get off the bridge before running into the woods.

What does the following represent?
N N N N N N N
A A A A A A A
C C C C C C C

7 up cans.

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.

What do the letter 'T' and an island have in common?

They are both in the middle of water. The letter 't' is in the middle of the word 'water' and an island is surrounded by water, therefore, in the middle of water.

This is a newspaper headline:
Workers Strike - Want to Make Less Money!
What is going on?

The workers work at the mint and are tired of being overworked. They want to work less, which is making less money, since money is made at the mind!

Consider the following explanation for why 1=2:
1. Start out Let y = x
2. Multiply through by x xy = x2
3. Subtract y2 from each side xy - y2 = x2 - y2
4. Factor each side y(x-y) = (x+y)(x-y)
5. Divide both sides by (x-y) y = x+y
6. Divide both sides by y y/y = x/y + y/y
7. And so... 1 = x/y + 1
8. Since x=y, x/y = 1 1 = 1 + 1
8. And so... 1 = 2
How is this possible?

Step 5 is invalid, because we are dividing by (x-y), and since x=y, we are thus dividing by 0. This is an invalid mathematical operation (division by 0), and so by not followinng basic mathematical rules, we are able to get strange results like these.

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

Add the letter 'G' and it becomes Gone.

What has a tongue, cannot walk, but gets around a lot?

A shoe.