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Thinking Cap Quiz

1) The maker doesn't want it; the buyer doesn't use it; and the user doesn't see it. What is it?

2) A child is born in Boston, Massachusetts to parents who were both born in Boston, Massachusetts. The child is not a United States citizen. How is this possible? ?

3) Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain on Earth?

4) Clara Clatter was born on December 27th, yet her birthday is always in the summer. How is this possible?

5) Captain Frank and some of the boys were exchanging old war stories. Art Bragg offered one about how his grandfather led a battalion against a German division during World War I. Through brilliant maneuvers, he defeated them and captured valuable territory. After the battle he was presented with a sword bearing the inscription "To Captain Bragg for Bravery, Daring and Leadership. World War I. From the Men of Battalion 8." Captain Frank looked at Art and said, "You really don't expect anyone to believe that yarn, do you?" What's wrong with the story?

6) What is one thing that all wise men, regardless of their religion or politics, agree is between heaven and earth?

7) In what year did Christmas and New Year's fall in the same year?

8) A woman from New York married ten different men from that city, yet she did not break any laws. None of these men died, and she never divorced. How was this possible?

9) Why are 1990 American dollar bills worth more than 1989 American dollar bills?

10) How many times can you subtract the number 5 from 25?

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  1. A coffin
  2. The child was born before 1776
  3. Mount Everest (it just hadn't been discovered)
  4. Clara lives in the southern hemisphere
  5. World War I wasn't called "World War I" until World War II
  6. The word "and"
  7. They fall in the same year every year. New Year's Day just arrives very early in the year and Christmas arrives very late in the same year
  8. The lady was a Justice of the Peace
  9. 12 One thousand nine hundred and ninety dollar bills are worth one dollar more than one thousand nine hundred and eighty-nine dollar bills
  10. Only once, and then you are subtracting it from 20

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