# Riddle #660

## Store clerk

Elmer Johnson went to the hardware store to make a purchase for his house. He asked the store clerk, "How much will one cost?" The clerk thought for a moment and said, "Three dollars." Elmer Johnson, who looked a little puzzled said, "Well then, how much will twelve cost?" "Six dollars," replied the clerk. Elmer Johnson scratched his head and said, "If I were to purchase two hundred, how much would that cost?" "That," said the clerk, "will cost you nine dollars." What was Elmer Johnson buying?
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## Pirate Pete

Pete told them to form a circle around him. All the squad was facing in at Pete, ready to shoot, when they realized that everyone who missed would likely end up shooting another squad member. So no one dared to fire, knowing the risk. Thus at sundown he was released.
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## Getting off

What stays where it is when it goes off?
An alarm clock.
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## An insect

It is an insect, and the first part of its name is the name of another insect. What is it?
Beetle.
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## Clever thief sentenced to death

In olden days you are a clever thief charged with treason against the king and sentenced to death. But the king decides to be a little lenient and lets you choose your own way to die. What way should you choose? Remember, you're clever!
I would have chosen to die of "old age". Did you?
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## Armored but not a knight

Armored but not a knight, snapping but not a twig, and always at home, even on the move. What am I?
A turtle.
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## Boat with a ladder attached to it

There is a boat with a ladder attached to it, the ladder is eight feet tall. If the water rises four feet how much of the ladder will be on top of the water?
Eight feet, the ladder is attached to the boat.
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## An ancient invention

What is the ancient invention that allows people to see through walls?
A window.
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## Mt. Everest

Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?
Mt. Everest; it just wasn’t discovered yet.
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## Backwards and upside down

What word looks the same backwards and upside down?