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Complete the sequence: 4, 7, 15, 29, 59, 117 ?
235 Explanation: 4+3=7 7+4x2=15 15+7x2=29 29+15x2=59 59+29x2=117 117+59x2=235

What comes twice in a week, once in a year, but never in a month or a day?
The Letter 'E'.

Let us imagine that you are standing at the southern-most point of the earth. Now on the eastern side of that point is an island and on the western side of that point is a lake. Which one is closer to you - the island or the lake - and why?
Neither of the two because when you are standing at the southern-most point of the earth, all directions are north.

Two lawyers were fighting against each other in a case in a courtroom. One of them is the father of the other's son. How are they related?
They are husband and wife.

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.

If six thousand six hundred and six dollar is written as $6,606, then write eleven thousand eleven hundred and eleven dollars.
$12,111.

Voiceless it cries, Wingless flutters, Toothless bites, Mouthless mutters.

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

Decode the following message: AENDFNDFNNIRDERDESIIEIIEAEND
A friend in need is a friend indeed. Explanation: Write the alphabets in four rows for example:

How many two cent stamps are there in a dozen?
12. There are 12 2-cent stamps in a dozen!

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