A Fun Zone's Brain Teaser #83

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1. Only five of the words in the riddle-line below are common names (bird-types; subspecies) of gulls. The remaining one is a gull, too, but not a bird. Which one is the oddity?
Herring, California, Pigeon, Western, Iceland, Laughing

2. A farmer must spend exactly $100 to buy exactly 100 animals, and must buy at least one of each animal. Cows are $10 each, Goats are $1 each and Chickens are 8 for a $1. What does he buy?


The Solution

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1. Pigeon
Another meaning for the word *gull* is to trick, or to fool, or to con. So one who is so tricked, fooled, or conned is also the *gull* (noun form). *Pigeon* is a slang-term also for one who is set up and tricked, fooled, or conned.

2. 7 Cows, 21 Goats, and 72 Chickens.