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Puzzle ID:#2266
Fun:*** (2.86)
Difficulty:** (1.7)
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?


Everyone on the boat was married!

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Mar 07, 2002

Good one!
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.
Aug 22, 2002

Aug 22, 2002

Wish I was married.
Aug 01, 2003

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

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

that was cute, I wish i was married
Mar 27, 2006

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ha! I like it!
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!
Oct 27, 2011

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

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

thought the answer was they were two different boats fun though
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.
Nov 04, 2011

Haha. Single. Married. Good one!
Oct 27, 2014

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

I thought it was, they weren't ON the boat, but IN it.
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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