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"Bird-Brained" Riddles

Why did George Washington sleep standing up?

Because he couldn't lie!

You have the misfortune to own a clock. This one loses exactly 24 minutes every hour. It is now showing 3:00 am, and you know that it was midnight when you set it. The clock stopped 1 hour ago. What is the correct time now?

6:00 am since the clock is losing 24 minutes every hour, for every real hour that has passed. The clock shows 3:00 am, we know that 180 clock minutes have passed. This therefore equals 300 real minutes, and hence, 5 hours. The clock stopped 1 hour ago, so the time now must be 6:00.

 

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