I am a five letter word. What am I?

Take away my first letter, and I still sound the same. Take away my last letter, I still sound the same. Even take away my letter in the middle, I will still sound the same. I am a five letter word. What am I?

Answer:
Empty

8 letter word

What 8 letter word can have a letter taken away and it still makes a word.  Take another letter away and it still makes a word. Keep on doing that until you have one letter left. What is the word?

Answer:  The word is starting! starting, staring, string, sting, sing, sin, in, I.  Cool,huh?

7 birds in a tree

There are 7 birds in a tree. A hunter shoots one bird down. How many birds are left in the tree?

None because the rest of them got scared and flew away.