Tricky Questions – Thinking Outside the Box

The answer to these questions is obvious if you read the questions carefully?

A farmer has 10 cows. Lightning kills all but 2 of the cows. How many are still alive?
Answer: Two cows are still alive.

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A 10 foot rope ladder hangs over the side of a boat with the bottom rung on the surface of the water. The rungs are one foot apart, and the tide goes up at the rate of 6 inches per hour. How long will it be until three rungs are covered?
Answer: Never. The boat rises as the tide goes up.

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Say ‘silk’ five times. Now spell ‘silk.’ What do cows drink?

For the answer to this, and many more questions and answers see this post:

https://amusives.wordpress.com/2019/08/13/tricky-questions/