## How is that possible?

Five add six is eleven, but six add seven is one. How is that possible?

When you are looking at a clock

Five add six is eleven, but six add seven is one. How is that possible?

When you are looking at a clock

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You bury me when I am alive,
and dig me up when I die.
What am I?

A plant.

Last week, the local Primary school was visited by the Government School Inspector who was there to check that teachers were performing well in their respective classes. He was very impressed with one particular teacher. The Inspector noticed that each time the class teacher asked a question, every child in the class put up their hands enthusiastically to answer it. More surprisingly, whilst the teacher chose a different child to answer the questions each time, the answers were always correct.
Why would this be?

The children were instructed to ALL raise their hands whenever a question was asked. It did not matter whether they knew the answer or not. If they did not know the answer, however, they would raise their LEFT hand. If they knew the answer, they would raise their RIGHT hand. The class teacher would choose a different child each time, but always the ones who had their RIGHT hand raised.

What is red but it smells like a blue paint?

Red paint.

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.

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!

Sam is talking to his lawyer in jail. They are very upset because the judge has refused to grant bail. At the end of the conversation Sam is allowed to leave the jail. Why?

Sam is visiting his lawyer, who had been arrested and jailed.

Two fathers and two sons went fishing one day. They were there the whole day and only caught 3 fish. One father said, that is enough for all of us, we will have one each. How can this be possible?

There was the father, his son, and his son's son. This equals 2 fathers and 2 sons for a total of 3!

Take off my skin - I won't cry, but you will! What am I?

An onion.

Count the number of times the letter "F" appears in the following paragraph:
FAY FRIED FIFTY POUNDS OF
SALTED FISH AND THREE POUNDS
OF DRY FENNEL FOR DINNER FOR
FORTY MEMBERS OF HER FATHER'S FAMILY.

It appears 14 times. Make sure to count the "F"s in the word "OF", which people commonly miss.

Brothers, all pair up; Bodies firm and tall.
You only care to eat the solid food,
And don’t care to eat the soup.

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