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How much wood would woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

Is there even a real answer to this riddle?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:34 PM on Dec. 5, 2008 in Just for Fun

Answers (4)
  • All of it.

    Answer by Southerncharmes at 6:37 PM on Dec. 5, 2008

  • I actually found the answer... None.

    The woodchuck is a groundhog.

    Answer by bonn777 at 6:43 PM on Dec. 5, 2008

  • Bored?

    Answer by LaurenKaye29 at 9:29 PM on Dec. 5, 2008

  • According to, quite a lot of wood! (Assuming the furry little critter chucked at all. I have it on good authority that they're stubborn and don't take direction very well.)

    Per hour (median amount): 158 butt cords.
    Per day: 684 butt cords.

    Extrapolating from those figures:

    Per month: 20748 butt cords.
    Per year (assuming 364 days - Woodchucks take Groundhog Day off): 248976 butt cords.

    Got this from:
    Of course, the Mad Scientist's Network has different figures, claiming
    that the average woodchuck can chuck about 700 pounds of wood in the
    same amount of time it takes him to build his burrow. They don't say
    how long that takes, alas, but the figures are interesting:

    Answer by jburg2541 at 5:34 AM on Dec. 6, 2008

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