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### Groaners

Be careful with these tricky word problems. All is not what it seems!

## #31

A clerk in a butcher's shop is five foot ten. What does he weigh?

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## #32

Do they have a 4th of July in England?

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## #33

In North Carolina, is it legal for a man to marry his widow's sister?

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## #34

A man leaves home and takes three left turns. Upon arriving back home he comes across two men wearing masks. Who are these men?

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## #35

How can you take 1 from 19 and leave 20?

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## #36

Jack gave John the following challenge: "If you sit down in that chair, I bet I can make you get out of it before I run around the chair three times," he said.

"Aw, that's not fair," John said. "You'll just prick me with a pin or something."

"Nope," Jack said. "I won't touch you, either directly or with any object. If you get out of the chair, it'll be by your own choice."

John thought, accepted the challenge, and lo and behold, Jack won the bet. How did he do it?

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## #37

How much dirt is there in a hole in the ground that's two feet wide, three feet long, and four feet deep?

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## #38

A strong man at the circus can bench press 1200 pounds. How much can he lift with a pulley and a 25 foot rope when the rope weighs two pounds, the pulley is attached to the ceiling, the ceiling is 10 feet from the floor, and the man is standing on the floor?

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## #39

How many grooves are there on an LP record?

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## #40

What word is always spelled incorrectly?

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