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People Boat

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Puzzle ID:#2266
Fun:*** (2.86)
Difficulty:** (1.71)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:norman546*

 

 

 



When I was walking across a bridge, I saw a boat crowded with people. But there wasn't a single person on the boat. How could this be?


Answer

Everyone on the boat was married!
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Comments

spookyaisha
Mar 07, 2002

Good one!
nickdelag
Jul 13, 2002

Another possible answer is simply that "there wasn't a single person on the boat" because there was more than one person on the boat -- because the number is higher than one, 'single' is an innapropriate term.
bmotts*
Aug 22, 2002

nice
bmotts*
Aug 22, 2002

Wish I was married.
highiq151
Aug 01, 2003

okay. i prefer riddles with one possible answer
geoffmac*
Mar 01, 2005

not bad... got me for a minute there
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Feb 20, 2006

that was cute, I wish i was married
ylmak*us
Mar 27, 2006

so obvious..
once you read it twice it pops out at you. oh well...
Smart_AlexAph*
Apr 26, 2006

I like this one. I also got the same answer as nickel.
jj_is_coolAus*
Nov 26, 2006

i thought people were painted ont the boat!!!!
nerdyiscool*us*
May 28, 2007

Gave me a chuckle! Thanks for the fun teaser!
WCCopeAus*
Feb 13, 2008

the boat was empty, "I" was crowded (In was in a crowd when I saw the boat)
donquixote235Aus*
Aug 22, 2008

I figured it was because they were all below deck (i.e. not "on" the boat but "in" it).
MikeGus*
Oct 27, 2011

Ha! I like it!
gaylewolfAus*
Oct 27, 2011

This is my type of humor - a little crazy, but fun! Thanks for posting. Have a wonderful, sunny autumn day, friends DH and AS!
doeheadAus*
Oct 27, 2011

Hard one. Took at least 2 seconds to figure out. And my to Mi & Ct.
wordmama*
Oct 27, 2011

Didn't have to think outside the box for that one at all--got the answer in the time it took to read it!!

Happy gw is enjoying a sunny day; we are dark and rainy (ny). Maybe we'll get your weather tomorrow!
gaylewolfAus*
Oct 27, 2011

Actually, wordmama, it is gloomy, cold and rainy here in Michigan - that was just wishful thinking! I NEED some sun, so I was hoping!
Hope Michigan AND New York are nice for the rest of the week!
bradon182001*us*
Oct 27, 2011

A real groaner, but did make me laugh.
Oddwhiskersus
Oct 27, 2011

thought the answer was they were two different boats fun though
auntiesisAus*
Oct 28, 2011

Way too easy.
We had a dusting of snow last night and are expecting more tomorrow. Too early for the white stuff. Hope it is better in MI and PA.
Mandy7us*
Nov 04, 2011

Haha. Single. Married. Good one!
catmom*us*
Oct 27, 2014

Saw that one coming a mile away.
FatHeadAus*
Oct 27, 2014

I thought it was, they weren't ON the boat, but IN it.
elentirAus*
Oct 28, 2014

I came up with the people were carrying the boat across the bridge, so none of them would be 'on' the boat, but under it.



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