General Riddles

A shepherd has 18 goats. All but 6 die. How many are left?
6 of course!

How many two cent stamps are there in a dozen?
12. There are 12 2-cent stamps in a dozen!

A girl who was just learning to drive went down a one-way street in the wrong direction, but didn't break the law. How come?
She was walking.

Two children, who were all tangled up in their reckoning of the days of the week, paused on their way to school to straighten matters out. "When the day after tomorrow is yesterday," said Priscilla, "then 'today' will be as far from Sunday as that day was which was 'today' when the day before yesterday was tomorrow!" On which day of the week did this puzzling prattle occur?
The two children were so befogged over the calendar that they had started on their way to school on Sunday morning!

A basket contains 5 apples. Do you know how to divide them among 5 kids so that each one has an apple and one apple stays in the basket?
Answer to this riddle goes as follows: 4 kids get an apple (one apple for each one of them) and the fifth kid gets an apple with the basket still containing the apple

Tear one off and scratch my head what was red is black instead.
A matchstick.

Forward I am heavy, but backward I am not. What am I?
Forward I am ton, backwards I am not

I am transparent. You can see and feel me, but you cannot hold me. I always take the shape of my container. Who am I?

I am a two digit even number. I am a square of a number, and also a cube of another number. Who am I?

Some might say we are red some might say we are green. Some play us some spray us and sometimes our color is in between. What am we?
Peppers.

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