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Crossing the River
Q Jake was standing on one side of the river, and his dog Scruffy was standing on the other side. "Come on Scruffy, come, boy!" shouted Jake. Scruffy crossed the river, ran to Jake, and got a treat for being a good dog. The amazing thing was that Scruffy didn't even get wet! How did Scruffy do that?

A There are two possible answers:
  1. The river was frozen.
  2. There was a bridge over the river, and Scruffy crossed the bridge.