Trick questions

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  1. MidnightFlyer

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    Inspired by Death's thread from ages ago. Basically someone poses a trick question, it gets answered, then the person who answered posts a new one.

    So, try this very easy starter:

    How many months have 28 days?
     
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  3. Mojo

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    Twelve per year
     
  4. MidnightFlyer

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    Indeed. Your floor :smile:
     
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    How many seconds are there in a year?
     
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    12 - the 2nd January, 2nd February, 2nd March, etc... until the 2nd December?
     
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    Do the twenty-SECONDs get counted?
     
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    Am I allowed to post a question that's not a trick question, but because it's in the trick questions thread people think it's a trick question but I'm only tricking them into thinking it's a trick question?

    You're correct :p
     
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    What is eighth first letter of the English alphabet?
     
  10. MidnightFlyer

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    A...?
     
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    No it's H, were you never educated? :shock::lol:

    Yes, that was a trick that was not a trick, but that in itself, is a trick.
     
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    Me? In that case I'm the one who goes next.

    What question can never be answered with the word "yes" if the correct answer is indeed "yes"?
     
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    One or more of those. I hadn't thought of the last 2...
     
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    The first animal mentioned in Chambers dictionary is aardvark. What is the second?
     
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    IIRC the chambers dictionary lists plurals, so it's Aardvark
     
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    Only nonstandard plurals, so no. (And that would be the first animal mentioned again, not the second).
     
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    Vark

    dutch for pig. Appears in the explanation of the derivation of the word in Chambers.

    Or is that too serious an answer?
     
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    You have the right idea, but the derivation appears at the end of the entry, not the beginning. It's close enough for me since vark/pig is there in the entry for aardvark and therefore before aardwolf which is the next headword.

    Chambers says: the antbear, a long-nosed African edentate that feeds on termites, etc.
     
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    Well in my Chambers there isn't an aardwolf - the next animal headword is abalone

    I can't think of a question - open floor
     
  22. Welshman

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    OK -

    According to the Old Testament, how many sons and daughters did Jonah take into the ark?
     
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    If humans are clean beasts 14...
     
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    None. He left that to Noah.

    The floor is open if anyone has a question.
     
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    on that subject, Did Noah take any Fish into the ark, and if so why?

    (Jonah, of course, would've been all right, since he had his own Whale.)
     
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    Well done, that man.
     
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    Imagine you are trapped in a house. All doors and windows are blocked off. Attack dogs are guarding every possible exit. Watchtowers are surrounding the house. There is no way to contact anyone. But, you can escape. How?
     
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    Is it because the guard dogs are UK Border Collies and will let anyone past?
     
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    Use of the sewer system?
     
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    Nah a lot easier than that
     
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    Stop imagining all the defences.
     
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