General Riddles

What belongs to you but others use it more than you do?
Your Name

A calendar year has how many seconds?
12 (2nd January, 2nd February, 2nd March.....)

Does the government of Texas permit a man to marry his widow's sister?
No question of legitimacy, because the man is already dead!

Replace one letter in each step to change the word COLD to its opposite. Each step has to be a legitimate word. COLD ? ? ? ?

I am a six letter word. Subtract one letter and twelve will remain. Who am I?

The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?

What is greater than God, more evil than the devil, the poor have it, the rich need it, and if you eat it, you'll die?

A container without hinges, lock or a key, yet a golden treasure lies inside me. What am I?

As a whole, I am both safe and secure. Behead me, and I become a place of meeting. Behead me again, and I am the partner of ready. Restore me, and I become the domain of beasts. What am I?
A Stable

Three people check into a hotel. They pay $30 to the manager and go to their room. The manager finds out that the room rate is $25 and gives the bellboy $5 to return to the guests. On the way to the room the bellboy reasons that $5 would be difficult to split among three people so he pockets $2 and gives $1 to each person. Now each person paid $10 and got back $1. So they paid $9 each, totaling $27. The bellboy has another $2, adding up to $29. Where is the remaining dollar?
This is a nice nonsense. Each guest paid $9 because they gave $30 and they were given back $3. The manager got $25 and the difference ($2) has the bellboy. So it is nonsense to add the $2 to the $27, since the bellboy kept the $2.

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