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Staff Report - January 17, 2007

1. A woman gives a beggar $1 and 32 cents. The woman is the beggar’s sister, but is not the woman’s brother. How come?

ANSWER: The beggar is her sister.

2. Is it legal for a man in California to marry his widow’s sister? Why?

ANSWER: No, the man is dead.
3. A man builds a house rectangular in shape. All sides have southern exposure. A bear walks by. What color is the bear. Why?

ANSWER: White. It’s in the South Pole.
4. How far can a dog run into the woods?

ANSWER: Halfway. Then he’s running out of the woods.
5. A farmer has 17 sheep and all but 9 have died. How many are left?

6. How many animals of each sex did Moses take on the ark?

ANSWER: None. Moses didn’t build the ark, Noah did.
7. A clerk in the butcher shop is 5 feet 10 inches tall. What does he weigh?

8. There once was a lady who really liked pink. In her cozy, little one-story house everything was pink. Even her dog. Her hair, her carpet - EVERYTHING. What color are her stairs.

ANSWER: She doesn’t have stairs.

9. There was an evergreen tree in the dark, ugly forest where ghosts, witches and Frankensteins lived. All of a sudden, a great gust of wind flew through the forest. Which way did the leaves on the tree fall?

ANSWER: It doesn’t have leaves, it has pine needles.
10. A doctor gives you three pills telling you to take one every half hour. How long would the pills last?

ANSWER: One hour.
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