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Re: who can answer this one?
« Reply #350 on: 30/08/2009 17:15:00 »
Was the taxi driver walking?

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« Reply #351 on: 31/08/2009 10:07:26 »
Well done!
ok one more!
which word looks the same even if you rotate it on 90ο angle and even if you read it backwards and it is still the same?

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« Reply #352 on: 31/08/2009 16:10:43 »
90o, eh?

I can think of several things that look the same if rotated through 180o, like OXO or SOS, and oxo reads the same backwards. but not rotated through 90o. I take it you don't consider 'O' to be a word?

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Re: who can answer this one?
« Reply #353 on: 01/09/2009 07:13:20 »
Why would OXO not read like OXO when rotated 90deg?

O
X
OXO
Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
Most poems rhyme,
but this one doesn't

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« Reply #354 on: 01/09/2009 08:42:31 »
Aha. I think you're right.

Omid, me and Nizzle have figured it out. We are going to share the prize. What have we won?

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Re: who can answer this one?
« Reply #355 on: 01/09/2009 09:55:24 »
Nothing for both of you  [:-'(]
this is not the word I thought of. anyways my word was SWIMS.
ok let me think of another one.
yeah,I saw a car full of people yet there wasn't a single person in the car? [;)]

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« Reply #356 on: 01/09/2009 10:06:06 »
Hang on. Hang on. 'Swims'? Wot about the 90o thing?

What do you reckon Nizzle? Shall we grab him and extract our well deserved prize?
 

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« Reply #357 on: 01/09/2009 10:09:36 »
I saw a car full of people yet there wasn't a single person in the car? [;)]
Because they were all married.

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Re: who can answer this one?
« Reply #358 on: 01/09/2009 10:17:26 »
Shall we grab him and extract our well deserved prize?
*Ahem*

Her

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« Reply #359 on: 01/09/2009 10:30:15 »
Oooops. I do beg your pardon Omid.

Damn, Ben. I've been thinking about this one the whole time I was showering. Good bit of lateral thinking there.

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« Reply #360 on: 01/09/2009 10:31:04 »


Shall we grab him  
I am not him I am her [:D]

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Re: who can answer this one?
« Reply #361 on: 01/09/2009 10:32:21 »
All right Darlin'? Make us a nice cup of tea then, Love. [;)]
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« Reply #362 on: 01/09/2009 10:32:54 »
Sorry. I retract those comments, unreservedly.  [;D]

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Re: who can answer this one?
« Reply #363 on: 01/09/2009 10:34:15 »
All right Darlin'. Make us a nice cup of tea then, Love. [;)]
I can't make tea I am affraid [:-\]

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Re: who can answer this one?
« Reply #364 on: 01/09/2009 10:35:48 »
Was Ben correct?

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« Reply #365 on: 01/09/2009 10:40:40 »
yep Ben is right,
just give me a second I'll post a tricky one, et me just confirm it with my cousin.

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« Reply #366 on: 01/09/2009 10:47:12 »
Hey guys,
think of any number, just any number you wish ok? and then multiply it with 2 add 4 adn then devide it by 2 and the from your answer subtract the number you thought at the begining and your answer will be 2. give me one good reason how do I know your answer?

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Re: who can answer this one?
« Reply #367 on: 01/09/2009 11:00:55 »
Swims isn't swims when rotated 90 degrees  [???]
Here's another riddle:

Yes yes, this riddle was made by Albert Einstein himself.

There's a street with five houses on a row in five different colors. In each house lives someone with a different nationality. The five persons all drink different beverages, all smoke a different kind of cigar, and all have a different animal as pets. Someone has a fish.
The riddle is: Who has the fish?

Clues:

* The Brit lives in the red house.
* The Swede has dogs for pets.
* The Dane drinks tea.
* The green house is next to and left of the white house.
* The owner of the green house drinks coffee.
* The person smoking "Pall Mall" keeps birds as pets.
* The owner of the yellow house smokes "Dunhill".
* The man living in the house in the middle drinks milk.
* The Norwegian lives in the first house.
* The man smoking "Blends" lives next to the person that has cats.
* The man owning a horse lives next to the man who smokes "Dunhill".
* The person smoking "Blue Master" drinks beer.
* The German smokes "Prince".
* The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
* The man smoking "Blends" has a neighbor who drinks water.

Play fair! No peeking on the interweb!
Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
Most poems rhyme,
but this one doesn't

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Re: who can answer this one?
« Reply #368 on: 01/09/2009 11:12:27 »
So we've got five things here. nationality, colour of house, drink, cigar and pets.

*Falls asleep on keyboard*

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Re: who can answer this one?
« Reply #369 on: 01/09/2009 11:18:13 »
So we've got five things here. nationality, colour of house, drink, cigar and pets.

*Falls asleep on keyboard*

bhjn jbhnykh bbbbbb

Lol make a table, makes it easier to work out :)
We know what is, you just need to work out what isn't and it leaves the options.
I already know it because I have done this one before, so I won't spoil it.
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Re: who can answer this one?
« Reply #370 on: 01/09/2009 11:23:24 »
After  a long calculations I think German is the answer, if i am not wrong [:-\]
I did play fair but did ask my cousin for a little help [:-X]
now its your turn you answer mine.
Good bye for today [:)]

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Re: who can answer this one?
« Reply #371 on: 01/09/2009 12:08:29 »
Yours is just math.
First you double the number, then you add four (the double of two).
Then you take half of that so you have your number again plus two
Then if you subtract your number you always have two.

New riddle:
3 friends had a bachelor party out of town, and at the end of the night, they decided to rent a room for the night.
They go up to the reception and rent a room with 3 beds for one night at a rate of 30 euros.
The guys decide to split the amount fairly and each pays 10 euros for the room.

They go upstairs and start getting ready to go to bed when the hotel receptionist knocks at the door.
He said to his guests that he made a mistake and that the room actually only costs 25 euro since it's off-season and gives 5 euros back to his guests.
Being fair as they were, the 3 friends decide to take back 1 euro each and give the receptionist the other two euro as a tip for being honest about the price.

So now, the guys paid 3 times 9 euro, which is 27, plus the two euro tip for the receptionist, which totals up to 29.
BUT! Before going up to their room they each paid 10 euros, which totals up to 30 euros.

What happened to the missing euro?
Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
Most poems rhyme,
but this one doesn't

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Re: who can answer this one?
« Reply #372 on: 01/09/2009 12:19:48 »
Nothing happenned to the missing euro, the sum reads.

starting price = 30.00

adjusted price = 25.00

refund price = 5.00

guys kept 3.00

gave back 2.00

Total 5.00

 [;D]

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Re: who can answer this one?
« Reply #373 on: 01/09/2009 12:30:08 »
I knew that one wasn't gonna work on a science forum.
I've had some folks puzzled for a long time on the "My little pony" forum [;)]

Ok here's a cryptic poem:

I can run, but cannot walk.
I have a mouth, but cannot talk.
I have a head, but never weep.
I have a bed, but never sleep.

What are we looking for here?
Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
Most poems rhyme,
but this one doesn't

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Re: who can answer this one?
« Reply #374 on: 01/09/2009 12:56:00 »
A river  [;D]
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« Reply #375 on: 01/09/2009 22:26:17 »
Hello? I'm back.

Hello?


Hello?





Bloody typical. I've come back from work and everyone's crept off while I wasn't looking. Do I need to change my deodorant? You've not even left me any unsolved puzzles to do.


*Falls asleep on keyboard*

bhjn jbhnykh bbbbbb


Hahaha. That's very funny. I wish I'd thought of that!
 

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« Reply #376 on: 01/09/2009 22:30:54 »
Quote
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_flora

I'm here...we could play eye spy??
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Re: who can answer this one?
« Reply #377 on: 01/09/2009 22:45:33 »
Here you go John,

There are three boxes. One is labeled "Apples" another is labeled "Oranges". The last one is labeled "Apples and Oranges". You know that each is box labeled incorrectly. You may ask me to pick one fruit from one box.

How can you label all the boxes correctly?
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« Reply #378 on: 01/09/2009 22:58:16 »
Hello Variolla

What's with the 'human flora' link? I do hope that wasn't a reference to me needing to change my deodorant!

I'm thinking about the three boxes puzzle. I'll have the answer in a jiffy. Possibly.
 

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« Reply #379 on: 01/09/2009 23:02:47 »
Hello Variolla

What's with the 'human flora' link? I do hope that wasn't a reference to me needing to change my deodorant!

I'm thinking about the three boxes puzzle. I'll have the answer in a jiffy. Possibly.
 


Ohhh poop!!! I meant to copy your sentence on being here, and instead I posted up what was previously saved, a link that I had put on the life sciences forum!!
Duh!!

The fruit is in boxes not jiffy bags John... [:D]
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« Reply #380 on: 01/09/2009 23:04:43 »
Right. The box marked 'apples and pears' must have just one variety, so whatever comes out of that box is what it contains.

If the two fruits pulled from the other boxes are both the same I don't know how to tell which box is mixed.

I've got half of it. I'll think some more.
 

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« Reply #381 on: 01/09/2009 23:11:22 »
Right. The box marked 'apples and pears' must have just one variety, so whatever comes out of that box is what it contains.

If the two fruits pulled from the other boxes are both the same I don't know how to tell which box is mixed.

I've got half of it. I'll think some more.
 

You have got half of it, although it is oranges not pears!!

Would the fruits out of the other two boxes be the same? Given the selection of labels you have?
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« Reply #382 on: 01/09/2009 23:13:07 »
Hang on. I'm having an Alzheimer moment!

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« Reply #383 on: 01/09/2009 23:16:18 »
Hang on. I'm having an Alzheimer moment!

Wonders what to hang on to... [:D]
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« Reply #384 on: 01/09/2009 23:22:29 »
Right, it's easy.

One box is marked 'bananas and grapes' and contains just grapes. So there's only two options left. The box that is marked 'grapes' must therefore be the only other option, 'mixed'. And the last box has to be the coconuts, cos that's all that's left. Yes? So where were the oranges again?
 
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« Reply #385 on: 01/09/2009 23:32:26 »
Right, it's easy.

One box is marked 'bananas and grapes' and contains just grapes. So there's only two options left. The box that is marked 'grapes' must therefore be the only other option, 'mixed'. And the last box has to be the coconuts, cos that's all that's left. Yes?
 

Pretty much!!! [:)]

Aside from you changing the fruit.... [:P]


Ok the box marked 'apples and oranges' must only have one type of fruit in it, because it is incorrectly labelled. Therefore if you pull an orange out of it, you label it 'Oranges'.Then change the Oranges box to Apples, and the Apples box to 'Apples and Oranges'.

I think!  [;D]

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« Reply #386 on: 01/09/2009 23:40:03 »
No, hang on. If the box marked 'apples and oranges' contained oranges I would label it 'oranges'. So far, so good.

But why change the 'oranges' box to 'apples'? How do you know it's not mixed? Especially if you can pull an apple out of either.

I thought I had the answer before. But it was just teasing me!
 
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« Reply #387 on: 01/09/2009 23:47:25 »
No, hang on. If the box marked 'apples and pears' contained oranges I would label it 'oranges'. So far, so good.

But why change the 'oranges' box to 'apples'? How do you know it's not mixed? Especially if you can pull an apple out of either.
 

Oh hang on, no that is wrong. Feck! That will teach me to do these things from memory!!

I will look it up, it must be on google somewhere!
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« Reply #388 on: 01/09/2009 23:56:20 »
I've just found about 5 sites that all say the same answer as I had remembered.  [???]

Trust me to pick the only flawed logic problem!!


Anyone here awake and with a functioning brain???
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« Reply #389 on: 02/09/2009 00:03:24 »
It's nearly midnight. Maybe this will seem obvious in the morning. But when the likes of BenV come on line and see the mess we've made of this puzzle I will have to commit hari kari.  [xx(]

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« Reply #390 on: 02/09/2009 00:10:08 »
It's nearly midnight. Maybe this will seem obvious in the morning. But when the likes of BenV come on line and see the mess we've made of this puzzle I will have to commit hari kari.  [xx(]

I will order some special fried rice to go with it...

*note to self never post up a logic problem ever again!!!!
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Re: who can answer this one?
« Reply #391 on: 02/09/2009 07:33:26 »
Apples, oranges, pears, grapes, bananas???? What's this, a fruit salad question?

The mango & kiwi box is labeled wrong, so what you pull out is the only fruit in it (say mango).

From the remaining boxes, one marked mango and the other marked kiwi, you pull one fruit each.

From the box marked kiwi, you pull out a kiwi, this box is therefore marked wrong and must be the mixed box.
Or from the box marked kiwi, you pull out a mango, this box must must be either the mango or mixed box.
From the box marked mango, you pull out a mango,

Hold on, am I getting anywhere here??? Oh bugger, I prefer plums anyway!
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Re: who can answer this one?
« Reply #392 on: 02/09/2009 08:15:48 »
Here you go John,

There are three boxes. One is labeled "Apples" another is labeled "Oranges". The last one is labeled "Apples and Oranges". You know that each is box labeled incorrectly. You may ask me to pick one fruit from one box.

How can you label all the boxes correctly?

Since you can pick only 1 fruit in total, here's how to do it:
You first take a fruit from the box labeled as mixed.
Let's say you pull out an apple.
Now you know that Mixed -> Apples

Now you also know for sure that Apples -> Orange and Oranges -> Mixed since all boxes were labeled incorrectly, and if Apples were mixed, the box Oranges would be labeled correctly
« Last Edit: 02/09/2009 08:22:27 by Nizzle »
Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
Most poems rhyme,
but this one doesn't

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« Reply #393 on: 02/09/2009 08:18:12 »
Imagine a closed Room with no windows and 1 non-transparent door.
In the middle of the room is a light bulb hanging from the ceiling.
On the outside of the room, somewhere where you can't see the door, there are three light switches.
Only one switch is connected to the light.
Your assignment is to determine which switch controls the light, but you can enter the room only once. Once in the room you have to tell which switch controls the light before exiting the room again.

How would you know for sure which switch controls the light
Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
Most poems rhyme,
but this one doesn't

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Re: who can answer this one?
« Reply #394 on: 02/09/2009 10:12:14 »
Is he allowed to turn one switch only?

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« Reply #395 on: 02/09/2009 10:46:36 »
Does the scenario start with all switches in the 'off' position?

Is the bulb an old, incandescent type, ie one that gets hot?
 
If so, I may have figured it out.

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« Reply #396 on: 02/09/2009 10:48:41 »
thats exactly what I am thinking of, I've done it in my 7th standard but that was about 3 bulbs. but I too think that the answer is related to the swtch being hot or something [:-\]

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« Reply #397 on: 02/09/2009 10:50:53 »
Right. I reckon I've got it.

Bulb starts off and cold. Flick one switch for 60 seconds, then off. Flick second switch on for 60 seconds, then off. Flick third switch on and enter room. Bulb will either be slightly warm, very warm or on. This corresponds with first, second and third bilb respectively.
 

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Re: who can answer this one?
« Reply #398 on: 02/09/2009 10:52:46 »
Yes, we use bilbs in our house rather than bulbs.

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Re: who can answer this one?
« Reply #399 on: 02/09/2009 10:57:24 »
Well done! john
I think we've got it
now lets think of a hard one for Nizzle