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 Post subject: Re: riddle(OQ)
Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:14 am 
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The dam is Kariba and the river is the mighty Zambezi, so there is either no way for him to cross or it is too far to the other side? :wall:

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 Post subject: Re: riddle(OQ)
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Elzet, just clear something up. You are referring to a dam where the hunter like to hunt, but then you say that he shoots on the eastern side of the river. Do you mean that he likes to hunt on the eastern side of the dam, or is it part of the riddle?

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i agree, you said dam and then river.


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 Post subject: Re: riddle(OQ)
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Ooops - apologies. :redface:


There was an avid hunter who enjoyed hunting around a dam near his farm. He always hunted on the eastern side of the river that flowed into said dam, where wild animals were not abundant. However, the western side was filled with wild animals, easy hunting grounds. So why does the hunter avoid the western side?

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 Post subject: Re: riddle(OQ)
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The dam is Kariba and the river is the mighty Zambezi, so there is either no way for him to cross or it is too far to the other side? :wall:




OWN, not a bad deduction. Could have been correct, but not what I am looking for.

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 Post subject: Re: riddle(OQ)
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He is a sheep farmer, so he prefers the side that has few wild animals. The "domestic" side of his farm he only uses to hunt leopards and other predators that threaten his sheep? :hmz:

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The western side is not his property, or
He is also a conservationist and would like to keep the western side as a breeding place for animals, or
He doesn't have a boat to cross the river, or
He is afraid of water.

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I like your way of thinking... :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:


Let's see if there are other takers, if not, I'll supply the answer shortly.

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The western side is across the border in another country and he is unable to get a visa because he has a criminal record. :doh:

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Maybe he did not 'hunt' wild animals, but new species of plants/insects or similar?

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The hunter is not a human, but an animal and cannot swim?

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Such creative minds on this forum! Which is why I love such Qs ... :dance: :dance: :dance: A giggle and wondrous brain-stimulation in one. :lol:

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I must applaud you all! :clap: :clap: :clap: Good job, and yes, any excuse would do.


The initial riddle indicates a fisherman, not fishing on the other side.


The 'correct' answer is that his country is at war with the country on the other side of the river. But as you have all indicated, there is obviously a plethora of possibilities.


Such as his MIL lives on the other side of the river. :tongue: Or his ex. :tongue: Or his wife's ex. :tongue:


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:hmz: Or his wife's ex's wife; and he's in love with her, but his wife's ex's wife's ex wouldn't approve. :tongue: :lol: Got it!

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Four people are standing on one side of a bridge. The bridge is dangerous to cross and can only support two people safely at a time. It is dark and there is only one torch, which must be carried by one person at all times.

- The first person can walk quickly across in 1 minute.
- The second person limps and can only cross in 2 minutes.
- The third person has a twisted ankle and can cross in 5 minutes.
- The fourth person has plaster of paris on her leg and can only cross in 10 minutes.

No matter how fast a person can cross, she must wait for her companion.

What is the fastest time that it takes for all four people to cross the bridge?

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