Question: You are trying to get your chicken, fox, and wheat to the barn. However, the barn is on the other side of the river. You are on a boat and can only transport one animal or wheat at a time. You must choose carefully not to leave the wrong two together, though. It's either the fox will eat the chicken or the chicken will eat the wheat. How do you take each thing across safely?
Answer: Take the chicken first, then come back and grab the fox. Once you have dropped the fox off, take the chicken back across, and grab the wheat. Then come back and get the chicken. That's how they'll get across safely.
Question: A rich man suddenly dies from a cut on his finger. The next day, two men appeared and claimed to be his long-lost son. They both fit the description in the will and had all the necessary documents. The family attorney proposed a blood test. One man agreed while the other point blank refused. The one who agreed was arrested for fraud at once. The second man was accepted as the heir. Why?
Answer: He was a hemophiliac, like his father, who died from a small cut. The blood test would kill him.
Question: A semi truck weighing exactly 10,000 pounds gets onto a bridge that is 100 miles long. The bridge's weight limit is exactly 10,000 pounds, any more will break the bridge. After going about 80 miles down the bridge a small bird lands on the truck.
Answer: Nothing, after traveling 80 miles the truck will have surely burnt enough fuel to allow the bird to land on the truck without breaking the bridge.