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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1040 on: 25 Jan 2018, 11:42 »
coffee beans?
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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1041 on: 25 Jan 2018, 14:18 »
coffee beans?

No. That would be "They are ground and they are boiled"

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1042 on: 25 Jan 2018, 14:45 »
Barista
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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1043 on: 25 Jan 2018, 23:09 »
Barista

That is a correct answer!

However, the riddle does have a further layer where exactly which baristas can be identified.

So: one win for dayowlron, and another win if someone can answer that part of the riddle as well...

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1044 on: 26 Jan 2018, 15:18 »
They grind and they boil,
So that many may toil,
As the lights of night fade,
Much money they're paid.


Who are they?

So... we know they are baristas, people who brew and serve coffee, but not yet exactly which baristas they are:

Hint:
Add spoiler tag for Hidden:
The riddle could be solved with just the first two lines. So why is it four lines long?

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1045 on: 26 Jan 2018, 22:45 »
Tully’s

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1046 on: 27 Jan 2018, 03:49 »
Starbucks baristas
(lights of night = stars)
(much money = bucks)
Still waiting for Purity of the Surf II

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1047 on: 27 Jan 2018, 08:17 »
I thought Starbucks had already been guessed but I just realised CaptainD actually said StarDucks. And seeing Kweepa’s rationale it can’t possibly be anything else.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1048 on: 27 Jan 2018, 11:24 »
I thought Starbucks had already been guessed but I just realised CaptainD actually said StarDucks. And seeing Kweepa’s rationale it can’t possibly be anything else.

Yeah "StarDucks" probably won't make sense to anyone who hasn't played Act III of Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots!

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1049 on: 27 Jan 2018, 14:03 »
Starbucks baristas
(lights of night = stars)
(much money = bucks)

Yes!!!

The final answer is "Starbucks" based on exactly the logic of Kweepa's solution!

I actually thought CaptainD had figured it out when I saw his "StarDucks" post but then realized this was the name of a coffee shop in his game CDIDHAMSB and then realized it was probably just a joke answer.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1050 on: 27 Jan 2018, 19:16 »
I actually thought CaptainD had figured it out when I saw his "StarDucks" post but then realized this was the name of a coffee shop in his game CDIDHAMSB and then realized it was probably just a joke answer.

Actually it was a bit of both - since StarDucks was, obviously, based on StarBucks - but it was probably more joke than genuine so congrats Kweepa! ;-D

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1051 on: 10 Mar 2018, 23:59 »
Here's one of my favorites. It's fairly famous so if you have heard it before please give others who haven't a chance:

A man was granted a wish by an angel. The man wished to see heaven and hell. The angel took the man and showed him hell first:

In hell the people had to sit back a meter from round tables laden with delicious foods. They only had 2-meter-long chopsticks with which to pick up the food. They could pick up the food but it was impossible to eat it. They were all starving and bitter.

Next the angel showed the man heaven. To the man's surprise the situation was exactly the same: The people sat back a meter from round banquet tables with only 2-meter-long chopsticks but everyone was heathy and happy.

Why?


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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1052 on: 11 Mar 2018, 00:20 »
@Mandle,
Add spoiler tag for Hidden:
Thinking of how the people in hell and heaven could be different, I'll make a guess the ones in heaven feeded each other.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1053 on: 11 Mar 2018, 00:48 »
@Mandle,
Add spoiler tag for Hidden:
Thinking of how the people in hell and heaven could be different, I'll make a guess the ones in heaven feeded each other.

Exactly!

I love teaching this riddle to kids and explaining

Add spoiler tag for Hidden:
that it's really about this world and how it's really we, ourselves, who decide if it will be heaven or hell.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1054 on: 11 Mar 2018, 03:15 »
Here's one of my favorites. It's fairly famous so if you have heard it before please give others who haven't a chance:

A man was granted a wish by an angel. The man wished to see heaven and hell. The angel took the man and showed him hell first:

In hell the people had to sit back a meter from round tables laden with delicious foods. They only had 2-meter-long chopsticks with which to pick up the food. They could pick up the food but it was impossible to eat it. They were all starving and bitter.

Next the angel showed the man heaven. To the man's surprise the situation was exactly the same: The people sat back a meter from round banquet tables with only 2-meter-long chopsticks but everyone was heathy and happy.

Why?



They told us that story in Sunday school only instead of chopsticks they had silverware tied to their arms.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1055 on: 11 Mar 2018, 03:35 »
They told us that story in Sunday school only instead of chopsticks they had silverware tied to their arms.

That's incredibly interesting because I believe the original riddle is from China and has its roots in Buddhism.

And I was actually thinking about it today and thought that the story wouldn't be viewed favorably by the Christian church as it presents heaven and hell as identical and that it is mankind that gets to decide if we live in torment or happiness, not some God with a big damnhammer.

Sounds like your Sunday school was doing a good job!

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1056 on: 12 Mar 2018, 23:46 »
Haha before I saw the explanation I thought I had it nailed. The phrase “2 meter long chopsticks” could be ambiguous:
Hell - they each had one chopstick that was two meters long. (Pretty useless, though I guess they could easily spear the food)
Heaven - they each had two chopstick that were a meter long. (Might be difficult but they could at least pick up the food and put it in each other’s mouths)
« Last Edit: 12 Mar 2018, 23:47 by Stupot »

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1057 on: 14 Mar 2018, 16:44 »
Hi folks, long time no post... anyhoo I made up a riddle the other day, its perhaps a bit easy, but I thought to try it here,  can I post it or must I have solved the previous riddle to post a new one?

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1058 on: 14 Mar 2018, 18:17 »
No need to have solved the previous, just post it. (nod)
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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1059 on: 15 Mar 2018, 21:47 »
Hi Cassie, okies thanks :)

I thought up this recently ,  but I think it might be a bit too easy so I will post my one and another riddle which is sort of based on a true story, peculiar mystery during the first war .

Ok my one first,

What has 6 corners, can weigh many tons yet when impacting on the ground from a height is silent?


And the other one is..

During the first world war commanders noticed an alarming number of soldiers dying due to heavy artillery bombardments, so they issued helmets to every solider. After some time the field hospitals reported a five fold increase in the number of cases of head injuries.
Can you account for that significant increase of head injuries?


fin.