# Riddle #880

## Five Men Like Pete

Pete is a worker on a large ship with hundreds of other men. He is constantly making mistakes, tying ropes the wrong way, steering the ship the wrong way, and making other blunders. One time he accidentally caused the ship to get stuck in a shallow shore, causing thousands of dollars in damage. However, when Steve, the captain of the ship, is asked about Pete, Steve says "I wish we had five men like Pete on this ship." Why would he say this?
Unfortunately for the ship, there are dozens of men who are as inept as Pete is. Captain Steve wishes there were FEWER men like Pete on the ship, since there are currently far more than five.
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## Getting wet

What gets wet while it's drying?
A towel.
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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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## Volume of the pizza

If you had a pizza with crust thickness 'a' and radius 'z', what's the volume of the pizza?
pi * z * z * a
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## The watchmen

One morning an airline president is leaving on a business trip and finds he left some paperwork at his office. He runs into his office to get it and the night watchman stops him and says, "Sir, don't get on the plane. I had a dream last night that the plane would crash and everyone would die!" The man takes his word and cancels his trip. Sure enough, the plane crashes and everyone dies. The next morning the man gives the watchman a \$1,000 reward for saving his life and then fires him. Why did he fire the watchman that saved his life?
He was fired from sleeping on his job.
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## How many apples?

If there're 3 apples and you take away 2, how many do you have?
If you take 2 apples, than you have of course 2.
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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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## 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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## One word

Re-arrange the letters, O O U S W T D N E J R to spell just one word.
"Just one word".
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