# 51 Of The Best Common Sense Questions And Their Answers

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## Funny Examples Of Common Sense

Common sense riddles will stump even the smartest person but they are so fun to twist your mind around. The following 51 best common sense brain teasers are great one-liners at a cocktail party or making even the grumpiest frump smile. Let us know which brain teaser stumped you in the comments below!

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## 1. A farmer had 752 sheep and took one shot that got them all. How did he do it?

Answer: He took a panoramic view

## 2. How many times you can subtract the number 5 from 25?

Answer: Once. After the first calculation, you will be subtracting 5 from 20, then 5 from 15, and so on.

## 3. What is the easiest way to throw a ball, have it stop, and completely reverse direction after traveling a short distance?

Answer: Throw the ball straight up

## 4. There are five oranges in a basket. How will distribute the oranges to five people, such that one orange is still in the basket?

Answer: Distribute 1 orange each to the four people. And then give the fifth orange together with the basket to the last person.

## 6. A guy is condemned to death. He has to choose a room. Room #1: A fiery inferno. Room #2: 50 Assassins with loaded guns. Room #3: A room full of hungry lions that didn't eat in 3 months. Which room is the safest?

Answer: Room #3 because the lions would be dead if they didn't eat in 3 months.

## 10. Two fathers and two sons went fishing one day. They were there the whole day and only caught 3 fish. One father said, that is enough for all of us, we will have one each. How can this be possible?

Answer: There was the father, his son, and his son's son. This equals 2 fathers and 2 sons for a total of 3!

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## 13. A little girl kicks a soccer ball. It goes 10 feet and comes back to her. How is this possible?

Answer: Ever heard of gravity? She kicked it up.

## 14. 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.

## 15. A is the father of B. But B is not the son of A. How’s that possible?

Answer: B is the daughter you!

## 17. A rooster laid an egg on top of the barn roof. Which way did it roll?

Answer: It didn’t roll – since when did roosters start laying eggs?

## 18. A truck driver is going down a one way street the wrong way, and passes at least ten cops. Why is he not caught?

Answer: Because he was not driving! He’s walking on the sidewalk.

## 19. An electric train is moving north at 100mph and a wind is blowing to the west at 10mph. Which way does the smoke blow?

Answer: There is no smoke with an electric train.

## 20. How can a man go eight days without sleep?

Answer: By sleeping during the night time

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## 21. How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?

Answer: The Egg won’t crack the concrete floor!

## 22. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?

Answer: It is not a problem, since you will never find an elephant with one hand.

## 23. How much dirt is there in a hole 3 feet deep, 6 ft long and 4 ft wide?

Answer: None, or else it wouldn’t be a hole.

## 24. If a doctor gives you 3 pills and tells you to take one pill every half hour, how long would it take before all the pills had been taken?

Answer: 1 hour! Take the 1st pill right away, half an hour later take the 2nd and half an hour after that the 3rd. Total time spent: 1 hour!

## 26. If Mr Smith’s peacock lays an egg in Mr Jones’ yard, who owns the egg?

Answer: Peacocks don’t lay eggs, just peahens.

## 29. Is it legal for a man to marry his widow’s sister?

Answer: No, but since he’s dead it would be kind of difficult.

## 30. Some months have 31 days, others have 30 days. How many have 28 days?

Answer: All months have 28 days.

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## 31. Larry’s father has five sons named Ten, Twenty, Thirty, Forty…Guess what would be the name of the fifth?

Answer: Larry! He would be the fifth son

## 34. How far can you walk into the woods?

Answer: Half way. After that you are walking out of the woods.

## 38. Name the most recent year in which New Year’s came before Christmas.

Answer: This year. New Year’s always comes before Christmas of the same year.

## 40. Which is heavier, 100 pounds of rocks or 100 pounds of feathers?

Answer: They both weigh the same – 100 pounds

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## 43. How many times can you subtract 10 from 100?

Answer: Once. Next time you would be subtracting 10 from 90.

## 45. Before the Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?

Answer: It was still Mount Everest

## 47. Do they have a 4th of July in England?

Answer: Yes, just like they have a 3rd of July and a 5th of July.

## 48. How many birthdays does the average man have?

Answer: Just one - his actual date of birth.

## 49. If you were to put a coin into an empty bottle and then insert a cork into the neck, how could you remove the coin without taking out the cork or breaking the bottle?

Answer: Simply push the cork into the bottle and shake the coin out.