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# Ali Baba’s thieves

Divide the number of Ali Baba’s thieves by the number of quintuplets, add the number of Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and subtract the number of days it took God to create the heavens and the earth. What do you get?
The correct answer is six. 40 divided by 5 equals eight. Eight plus four equals twelve. Twelve minus six equals six, since God created the heavens and earth in six days and rested on the seventh.

## How many descendants?

Very few people bother to determine what an amazing potential for overpopulation they have. Let us consider yours. If you and your wife have a meager two children, it would seem you are not adding much to the world. But let's suppose that in 5 years each of your...

## How many – how much?

The engineering department was arranging for a rather expensive catered lunch to bid farewell to their retiring colleague. They calculated that it would cost each person \$30. One good mathematician remarked, "It's lucky that there aren't five fewer of us to split the...

## Where’s the other dollar?

Three guys walk into town. They go into a hotel and ask for a room they can share. The clerk has just the thing they want for thirty dollars. The clerk sends them to the room, takes out the ledger, and realizes that he made a mistake. The room costs only twenty-five...

## How did he manage?

Mr. Whimpy was terrified of the dark. When he went to bed, he would flip off the light switch on the far wall, then tear across the room to bed, 10 feet away. However, the other day, he flipped the switch, walked slowly to his bed, and climbed in before the room went...