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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by onewithnature » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:48 pm

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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by Elzet » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:13 pm

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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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by onewithnature » Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:55 pm

: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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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by onewithnature » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:29 pm

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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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by Elzet » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:11 am

- 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.


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The first two walk across (max 2 min). The first returns with the torch (max 1 min).
Total = 3 minutes

The third and fourth person walk across (max 10 minutes).
Total = 13 minutes.

The second returns with the torch (max 2 min). Now they both cross the bridge (max 2 minutes).
Total = 17 minutes.
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by onewithnature » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:11 am

Spot on, Elzet. :thumbs_up:
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by Rooies » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:36 pm

Are there no more riddles to be solved? Do you perhaps think that your riddles are way too easy to solve?

Here is an easy one just to get the ball rolling.

You enter a very cold room and with you, you have a match box with only one match in it. There is a lamp and a candle in the room. Which one would you light first?
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by MATTHYS » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:54 pm

The match ?
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by Rooies » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:23 pm

MATTHYS wrote:The match ?


So, who pulled your chain Matthys? :twisted: Your punishment for pressing the button too early is that you must throw another riddle at us :D
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by MATTHYS » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:33 pm

:lol:
Eina, Rooies :doh:

OK....

The yolk of an egg are white or the yolk of an egg is white?
Which is correct ?
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by Porridge » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:46 pm

Neither. The yolk is yellow :)
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by onewithnature » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:50 pm

Actually, the yolk are yellow is more acceptable in weird parts of the world. :wink:
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by MATTHYS » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:53 pm

8) Porridge and OWN.

You are IT and doing the next one, please Porridge :gflower:
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by Porridge » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:00 pm

Thanks, Matthys :)

Here goes ...

I have four legs but no tail. Usually I am heard only at night. What am I?
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Re: riddle(OQ)

Unread post by onewithnature » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:01 pm

Nice Q, Matthys. :thumbs_up: Actually, that one works best when you ask it at a party, because people don't have time to think on it. :wink:
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