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  1.  I am full of holes, I can hold water. What am I?

  2.  I can speak all the languages of the world. What am I?

  3.  What are two things people never eat before breakfast?

  4.  What has two hands and a face, but no arms and legs?

  5.  What has a neck, but no head?

  6.  What has three feet but no legs or arms?

  7.  What has teeth but can't bite?

  8.  What has 4 legs and only 1 foot?

  9.  I bind it and it walks. I loose it and it stops. What am I?

 10.  What walks all day on its head?

 11.  What gets wet when drying?

 12.  What is that you will break even when you name it?

 13.  What belongs to you but others use it more than you do?

 14.  What is it the more you take away the larger it becomes?

 15.  What has five eyes, but cannot see?

 16.  When is the best time to have lunch?

 17.  What can't be used until it's broken?

 18.  What has a head and a tail but no body?

 19.  What has many keys but can't open any doors?

 20.  What teaches without talking?

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