Fast and Furious

A bus driver was heading down a street in Colorado. He went right past a stop sign without stopping, turned left where there was a “no left turn” sign, and went the wrong way on a one-way street. Then he went on the left side of the road past a cop car. Yet, he didn’t break any traffic laws.

Why not?

The bus driver was not driving his bus, he was walking.

Moving to a New House

A man was moving to a new house. He rented a moving truck, put all his belongings in it, and drove to his new place. He entered the garage with the truck and took all his belongings out of the truck. When he tried to exit the garage with the truck, he couldn’t. Why?

The empty truck was just slightly taller than the garage door. When it was packed with items, the truck’s height got lower, so the man could enter the garage. Once the items were unpacked, the truck was once again taller than door, so it couldn’t get out.

Going Back Home

A man leaves home and makes three left turns, only to return home facing two men wearing masks. Who are those two men?

The person is a baseball player. The men are a catcher and an umpire.

Twins, a King, and a Queen

Two twins are lying next to a king and a queen in a large room. Yet, there are no adults and there are no children in the room. How is it possible?

The twins, the king, and the queen, are all (types of) beds.

A man is sitting in his cabin in Colorado. Three hours later he gets out of his cabin in Texas. How is this possible?

The man is a pilot and he is sitting in his airplane cabin.

Cow and Rope

A cow is tied to a 4 meter long rope. There is food, 20 meters away from the cow. However, the cow manages to go to the food and eat it. How come?

The rope is not tied to anything but the cow, so the cow is free to go to the food.

WWII Planes

During World War II, the mathematician Abraham Wald was asked to help with determining which parts of the allied forces’ planes must be armored better. After examining the surviving American planes, he noticed that there were many holes in the fuselage, and very few in the engines. After careful thinking, he suggested that the armor on the engines must be improved. Why?

Abraham Wald realized that the holes should have been distributed more evenly across the planes. Therefore the planes which had more holes in the fuselage survived, while the planes which had more holes in the engines got destroyed.

Truck Too Tall

A driver needs to pass under a bridge, but his truck is one inch too tall. However, despite this issue, the driver finds a way to continue further. How?

He deflated slightly the tires of the truck.

1988 Pennies

Why are 1988 pennies worth more than 1983 pennies?

For the same reason 20 pennies are worth more than 15 pennies. 1983, 1988 are the numbers of pennies, not the years they have been made.

Thank You!

A cowboy walks into a bar and asks the barman for a glass of water. The barman pulls out a gun instead and points it at the man. The man genuinely says “Thank you” and walks out.

What happened?

The cowboy had hiccups and needed water. The barman shocked him with his gun instead and that cured the hiccups.