A man had twelve toothpicks July 13, 2009July 13, 2009 Vineet Patawari Puzzles A man had twelve toothpicks in front of him. He took one away. Now he had nine in front of him. How is this possible? Leave your answers below. Please follow and like us: You may also like: Three men were standing in a row A drawer contains 10 black and 10 brown socks What is the one-syllable word appearing in the Bible Vineet Patawari Hi, I'm Vineet Patawari. I fell in love with numbers after being scared of them for quite some time. Now, I'm here to make you feel comfortable with numbers and help you get rid of Math Phobia!