Questions tagged [humor]

For puzzles that contain an element of humour or wit. Please do not use this tag to post simple jokes which are not puzzles, and remember that questions should be uniquely answerable.

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TRUMP to BIDEN : This transition won't be easy

Can you change the word TRUMP to the name BIDEN in 10 steps or less by changing one letter at a time? Each change must result in a valid word from MW dictionary. No proper nouns, abbreviations or ...
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Take a look at my aquarium

This is intended as a gentle introduction to one of my current favourite grid-deduction puzzle types: Aquarium. The puzzle is played on a rectangular grid divided into regions called "aquariums&...
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Hero Wars RPG - The Sudoku!

In the popular online action RPG game Hero Wars, the player has to solve some simple but fun puzzles to win loot such as weapons and cash – assuming the incessant ads I’ve seen on Facebook are all ...
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Tribute to Eugene Varshavsky bwahhahahahahahahah

Each cell in the lower-right 9x9 grid must contain a positive integer or be left blank. Numbers on the outside of the grid indicate the sums of one or more adjacent digits in that row or column, in ...
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What is Scenario One and Scenario Two?

(1) In Scenario One the L***** are S**** (2) In Scenario Two the L***** are not I****** (3) No C****** has the same type of people in Scenarios One and Two (4) The C**** in Scenario One and P***** in ...
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I took a Word to Work with Me #3

I took a word to work with me, And it made me feel quite chill. But after I mixed it up to some degree, The wooziness began to fill So I mixed it up - I took away And it helped me get back home. I was ...
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I took a Word to Work with Me #2

I took a word to work with me And it made me feel quite retentive, Then when lunch came, my friends would agree, Rearranging it was quite an incentive Come home time and I reversed direction To get me ...
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I Took a Word to Work with Me #1

I took a word to work with me And it made me look quite stately Then afterwards, I had some tea Which improved my grunge look greatly But my caffeine brain got jumbled up And I was gasping to have ...
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My brilliant attempt at humour!

??&T Who’s On ????? We ??????? the excessive use of force ??? World In Data ???? (online retailer) Apologies for my ?????? attempt at humour! ?????? me Smoking is bad ??? you ?????????? Is Awesome ...
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A Cata-Strophic Pun

Got this one off a Batman Forever cassette tape, but the choice to repeat it is all mine: I shoulder the blame. Why can't you know how many people can fit on the floor of an opera house?
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A ruff awakening

South West of England Parish Church of St. Barry the Lesser So moving... as the first notes rise up to fill its vaults, the little village chapel seems to come back to life. For months nobody has ...
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George Orwell Sudoku

Here is a puzzle I created today. The title is "George Orwell Sudoku" Normal Sudoku rules apply. In every coloured group of three cells the middle digit must equal the sum of the other two ...
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The calamitous Captain Clumsy

I'm a communications engineer with the Royal Navy - it's a great job, and usually I love it. But there is this one guy who absolutely grinds my gears. I call him 'Captain Clumsy' (not to his face, ...
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What does Caesar salad do if you leave it in the sun? (----)

What greeting to use with a bee when approaching its lair? (-) What thing do relief sculptor DJs drop, pumping it too? (---) What insect do little old ladies purl all through their hair? (----) ...
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Captain Pun plays cards

Last night I was playing a game of cards with my good friend Captain Pun and his wife. All of a sudden, partway through a round, he threw down a card that bore this design: Colour-blind-friendly ...
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Find The Common Pattern In These Words

You are a super spy, typing on your QWERTY keyboard, when suddenly you received an urgent call from your boss, Caesar. He had urgently called you, defying all protocols, as he wanted to inform you ...
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The peasant atop the world

Mate in four, White is in glee But all is not as you see For it takes a certain trick A broken rule to break you must pick Tell me the one rule and the grand solution And points you shall earn ...
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Hints, with a bit of love ! (5)

Inspired by this page and some other pages, I made some cryptic clues. Start growing before rain! Needles , before first sewer! (8) Dirty, dirty room! (9) Eleven plus two makes... (6,4,3) Dust, head ...
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Captain Pun's favourite animals

My good friend Captain Pun's party was a truly excellent event. His new boat - the venue - was a beautiful thing to behold, decorated throughout with nonograms in frames (as anybody who knows him ...
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Party Time with Captain Pun

The other day my good friend Captain Pun invited me to a party on board his new boat. "What will the dress code be?" I asked. Captain Pun said he'd email me the details. Later that day I received ...
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Professor Pun's Personal Project

When I first met my good friend Captain Pun, he invited me to dinner to meet his wife, a physics professor at the university. Over a glass of wine I inquired into her research interests. "Let me show ...
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Awesomism and its awesome gods

Recently, I dived into a nice religion of Awesomism. It is pantheic, with a lot of difficult relations between gods. Twelve gods of Awesomism are split between four pantheons: Gods of cunning: Liar, ...
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A Meal fit for a King

The riddle below describes a (semi) historical figure's culinary preferences. Who is he and what is he eating? Far down below in the sea so blue; Fries up your food, and boils it too; Known as ...
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Math to Math Nerdy Love Expressions…Fillin the Blanks [closed]

1) My Love for you is like $L= m.C^2$...because it grows xxx with speed of xxxx. 2) My Love is like a xxxx it goes on xxxxx. 3) You must be the xxxxx xxxx of xxxxx because I feel irrational ...
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A Humourous & Simple Selfmate In One

Here's simple and humourous chess puzzle that I created after a few non-consecutive hours. I had to prove the concept feasible while making it as economic as possible. White To Move, And Selfmate In ...
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What is the secret of this Math(s) “joke”? [closed]

On a page called 14 jokes only intellectuals will really understand, it lists: A mathematician is heading to a house party. Just as he is coming up to the house, he notices there are no cars parked ...
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A silly silly question

Grandpa and I went on a nice camping trip away from it all for hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, kayaking you name it. After a rather adventurous yet successful day we were walking back to the tent ...
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Same word fills all the blanks (2)

As a follow up to Same word fills all the blanks The same word or its split versions (no anagrams) fills all the blanks in the stanza below. I've taken slight liberty with grammar. Poor old Andy ...
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Where is Jimmy's father? [duplicate]

(It's an old soviet math problem, no tricks or anything here) Jimmy is 21 years younger than his mother. Six years from now, Jimmy's mother will be five times as old as Jimmy. Where is Jimmy's ...
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My fifteenth puzzle. And it's perfect

You know those people with 'brilliant' logic that you just can't argue with? Example: Jackasses have long ears Carl is a jackass Therefore, Carl has long ears Well, here's a puzzle for you guys, ...
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Alexander Hamilton Rap

From genius.com: “Alexander Hamilton” is a song released by Jack Douglass, better known by his Youtube channel name, Jacksfilms. He wanted to come up with the worst costume for Halloween 2016. ...
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Cryptically dumb medieval jokes

Why did the chicken cross the river? Well, I believe that is a question too vague to classify for a riddle, eh? Well, I had to draw your attention. Actually, my story is a bit more complicated than ...
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Scottish Philosophy

The next three days Things are going to be really boring. The last YouTube and Facebook post will have been done. There is nothing really to show for the activities up until now. People die ...
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Ughhh! Another?

Or course copying this awesome, original by Riley, here is one of my own. My prefix is a strap/loop (or a group) My first infix is additional My second infix can mean happiness My suffix is a ...
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Some good things can come in threes, I hope you find my riddle one of these

My prefix is delicious My infix relates to switches My suffix is how some children do their dishes. And my whole can lead you to great riches! My sincere compliments to Riley :)
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Why the 7 Apples?

A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman, a girl named Sarah. The bus driver had to go on a long bus trip that would last a week. Before he left, he gave Sarah seven apples. Why?
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Master Bomb Defusers

Day 115 of your investigation and you and your ever-faithful-if-only-a-bit-slow partner have finally caught the trail of your arch-nemesis, a serial bomber known only as "Mr. 5". Doing your ...
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Who drinks beer while running anyway?

A variant (I don't have the book in front of me, so this is a paraphrase) of this puzzle was in the book Brainteasers and Mindbenders, by Robert Hamilton. It has stuck in my mind since I read it in ...
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What's the name of this font?

A friend of mine has been tasked with alpha testing a future installment of a popular operating system. Our friendship was born years ago out of our common passion for typography. No wonder he called ...
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Rock around the old oak tree

I'm the reason why Ireland doesn't sink, And what sometimes keeps people from the drink, I'm not Fahrenheit, my choice tells you that, Rotten rotten me, almost proved Fermat.
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Stupor automobile-correct

I recentle bought a new phon. I cet the local tew Auctralee, and auph I went. It wauc good tew hav a new phon. I wauc then praumpted and wethe I wanted predictiv tecct, and the trabl ctated. Every ...
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The trunk of trivial trials

This puzzle is a knockoff of humn's The case of the world's easiest puzzles. (humn has encouraged spinoffs in a comment.) Hey be careful with that case! Even the slightest nudge, jostle, or jog, and ...
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The case of the world’s easiest puzzles

   Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends.   We’ re so glad you could attend,    Come inside, come ...
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Anagram puzzle whose solution is guaranteed to make you laugh

Rearrange the letters in the name of an African country to produce something a little risque'.
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Dismissing Lewis [closed]

If I were to take a benzene molecule: And throw physics out the door, replacing the carbon atoms with iron, What would it be called now? Hint: Credits: SPOILER ALERT, ANSWER WITHIN
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About a man and a bee

A man walks out of his house and over to his flower garden. He holds out his right hand and a bee lands in it. What is in his eye?
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What is the answer to this jumble?

I figured out that the answers to the minor questions are- And therefore that the letters for the main question are What is the final answer? Source: T2 Jumbles.
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How many bits in the Apple Logo? [closed]

Sorry in advance if this is a bit easy or if it breaks any rules, but it's the best I can think of. The Question: If there are 16 bits in a picture of an apple, how many bits in the Apple Logo?
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The old church (from Littlewood's Miscellany)

I’m apparently in that part of the human race that doesn’t ‘get’ the following paragraph. If you are in the other part, please a) wipe that smirk off your face, b) explain what I’m missing (ideally, ...
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What do you call exactly one kilogram of crows?

I came up with this terrible pun reading the latest Wen Spencer series and reading the history of French post revolutionary measurement. What do you call a kilogram of crows? Hint: