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Where are All of the Hens??

Trick brain teasers appear difficult at first, but they have a trick that makes them really easy.

 

Puzzle ID:#15940
Fun:*** (2.68)
Difficulty:*** (2.59)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:eiennikireiAus*****
Corrected By:cowman12

 

 

 



Susanne put all of the female horses in the stables, put all of the male owls in a tree, put all of the female lobsters in a tank, and all of the male dogs in the backyard. The next day she forgot where she had put all of those animals. She asks you, "Where are the hens?". What do you tell her?




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Comments

Rowsdower*
Dec 30, 2003

Excellent! I just hope the lobster/hen thing doesn't lead to a dozen teasers like the flock of crows/murder thing LOL!
mad-adeAhu*
Dec 30, 2003

This is perhaps one of the best trick teasers I have seen for a long time. Very deceptive.
doggyxpus*
Dec 30, 2003

Yep, one of the best. Keep up the good work!
colettemr
Dec 30, 2003

You are brillant!!!
griphookph*
Jan 01, 2004

outstanding
7catac7Aus*
Jan 01, 2004

I learned something new, again! thx
eiennikireiAus*
Jan 01, 2004

Thank you all
jimbo*au*
Jan 02, 2004

Good teaser. Unfortunately, in this trick category, the trick often hinges on some very minute point of deception. For this reason it is misleading that the "s" is missing from lobster(s) in the puzzle leaving one with the impresssion that there was only one female lobster put in the tank and therefore can't be "all the hens". There is a need to be able to edit such teasers after they are posted.
eiennikireiAus*
Jan 02, 2004

oh ok i c
brainglebabe*
Jan 05, 2004

Oh jimbo, you know what was meant. :S
KatelinAus*
Jan 19, 2004

I never knew female lobsters were called hens. Great trick teaser!
bbngk
Jan 19, 2004

Highly Recommended. And what do we call male lobsters?
mad-adeAhu*
Jan 20, 2004

Lunch?
eiennikireiAus*
Jan 21, 2004

lol no. a male lobster is called a cock.
just_moi**
Feb 02, 2004

hi e! nice teaser! (btw i havenow complied with ur wishes ;))
CrystalScryer
Feb 09, 2004

Oh my, a male lobster is a cock eh? That's umm...You know what I mean!
lauramarie
Feb 11, 2004

I see this as trivia rather than trick.
eiennikireiAus*
Feb 11, 2004

i dont
Candymn007**
Feb 14, 2004

How about a brain scan for Suzanne?
Rebel*
Feb 16, 2004

I didn't know that's what a female han is called.
NEWFAca*
Mar 09, 2004

I just learned something new.
amqrcl*
Apr 02, 2004

good one mad-ade!!! this was one of the best
rashadAma*
Jul 08, 2004

No offense but thii isn't a trick teaser...
aPlatinum**
Sep 13, 2004

Good one but i think it belongs in the trivia category
Tongue-TwisterAus
Oct 31, 2004

SUPER! I loved that one. I wouldn't even imagine thinking of that answer. Two thumbs up!
Tongue-TwisterAus
Oct 31, 2004

SUPER! I loved that one. I wouldn't even imagine thinking of that answer. Two thumbs up!
Tongue-TwisterAus
Oct 31, 2004

SUPER! I loved that one. I wouldn't even imagine thinking of that answer. Two thumbs up!
sweetime**
May 24, 2005

what do you tell her? you look blankly and say "what hens?", then go sell them and make a nice profit
flipflopchica**
Jun 23, 2005

Interesting, but there are a million teasers similar to this one, such as crows/murder and bears/sloth and it's driving me nuts.
deepseaAus*
Aug 04, 2005

i still think the ladys nuts
VirginBride**
Aug 06, 2005

Wow.. I would not have guessed that Good Job
TheEarthling*no*
Nov 20, 2005

Wow...female lobsters are called hens? Cool teaser!
bookworm91**
Nov 21, 2005

i learned somthing today! never knew that they were called hens.
Lady_LaniApr*
Feb 14, 2007

interesting....
precious1026Aus*
Jan 01, 2009

This was a great little teaser. I never knew female lobsters were considered Hens. I never knew lobsters were gender specific. Did you
EienNiKireiAus*
Apr 18, 2009

I'm glad you like it. ^_^
tima
May 06, 2013

This is rubbish. I am yet to find a dictionary that includes 'female lobster' as one of the meanings of hen. No wonder that none of the commentators were aware of this meaning(?) - because it is not there. The answer, to be credible, should have cited at least one well known dictionary.
spikethru4*au*
May 06, 2013

tima, LMGTFY: http://www.gma.org/lobsters/trivia.html
GeoGan95Agr
May 17, 2013

Just when I was about to say " up your @ss"...still interesting



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