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The Egg

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Puzzle ID:#431
Fun:*** (2.24)
Difficulty:* (0.67)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:Spikejw1***
Corrected By:BobbyKat

 

 

 



A rooster lays an egg right on the border of the U.S. and Canada. Both countries argue that they should get the egg. Who has the right to the egg: The U.S. or Canada?


Answer

Roosters don't lay eggs. Hens do.
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Comments

psychodude57*
Nov 14, 2001

even so i think the rooster has the right to the egg
speedyg1000*
Dec 22, 2002

well I think you should write a letter to the president advising him what to do when such an ownership dispute arises between two countries and a chicken over an egg.
ka-boom
Jan 26, 2003

i heard this joke so may times, but in this form...."If a rooster lays an egg on top of a roof, which way does it fall, to the right or left?"
jimbo*au*
Apr 15, 2003

The way I heard was "If a peacock lays an egg..."
PebblesExtreme**
Apr 21, 2003

I think you give half to the president of the US and half to the prime minister of Canada for breakfast!
frankenweoburger
May 10, 2003

I don't know about that answer. In the teaser you have already said that roosters lay eggs, or at least that this one did. It never said that the event took place in this reality anyway.
phantomgalAus*
Oct 05, 2005

i heard it a roooster lays an egg on a rooftop and the wind is blowing east which way will the egg fall.
DJ123**
Oct 17, 2005

pretty simple, but good
deepseaAus*
Nov 06, 2005

thats a funny umage-2 countries figghting over an egg
bhssoccer23Aus*
Nov 20, 2005

I heard it the same way phantomgal did... I still think it's a great teaser no matter how many times or ways you tell it. Classic trick!
TehIgnored*us*
Mar 13, 2006

y'all are sticklers....sheesh.....maybe he should change it to "IF" a rooster....that way the if will allow for the answer to be MORE within reason....though I thought it was just fine.
jntrcs*
Mar 21, 2006

So old...
elu93Aus*
Nov 07, 2006

Love how you changed it from two sides of the roof to two countries!
javlad27Aus*
Aug 15, 2007

How could a rooster lay the egg on on border between U.S. and Canada if roosters don't lay eggs?
quizwizAhntkr*
Jul 13, 2010

the way I heard it is '... on a pyramid, will it fall to east or west?'
klsowell**
May 08, 2012

LOL it helps to have a few chickens



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