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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #780 on: 30 Nov 2013, 00:49 »
@Renodox - Santa Clause?
Santa Claus     (don't let the Tim Allen "Santa Clause" movie fool you)  ;)
No no, you see, Santa is my uncle... he's a relative clause :-D

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #781 on: 30 Nov 2013, 08:19 »
Not even close.  This is not based on Silent Night, Deadly Night.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #782 on: 30 Nov 2013, 13:09 »
Sounds good to me festilligambe;-D. It's a matter of adding one ammount and taking away the other.
If somebody says they know all the answers, they haven't been asked all the questions.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #783 on: 30 Nov 2013, 13:25 »
Concerning the elevator riddle I thought the rain was relevant.
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The man is a midget and can only reach to the 12th floor button. Other passengers can press the 20th floor button for him or he uses his umbrella when it's raining. My only reservation with this answer is, why doesn't he carry his umbrella always?
Not being American, am I missing out on the murderer mystery?
« Last Edit: 30 Nov 2013, 13:37 by Tinytim »
If somebody says they know all the answers, they haven't been asked all the questions.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #784 on: 30 Nov 2013, 14:33 »
On the American Independence Day Penelope was murdered
In August Roy was killed
On Labor Day Ibsen met his untimely end.
People thought they were safe till on Halloween Carl died.
Everyone could be thankful on thanksgiving because the murder was caught in the act of trying to kill Emily.

What was the murderer's name?
Penelope
Roy
Ibsen
Carl
Emily

Price?

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #785 on: 30 Nov 2013, 21:51 »
Stupot got his last name but his first name is in there too.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #786 on: 30 Nov 2013, 23:26 »
Jason.
Ugh, that is one egotistical murderer.
Still waiting for Purity of the Surf II

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #787 on: 01 Dec 2013, 03:31 »
Very good, his name was Jason Price.  However, it would be neat for the others to see your reasoning.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #788 on: 01 Dec 2013, 18:15 »
July = American Independence Day
August
September = Labor Day
October = Halloween
November = Thanksgiving

Whee!
Still waiting for Purity of the Surf II

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #789 on: 03 Dec 2013, 14:41 »
Mayor of London Boris Johnson recently made some insulting [for some people, I couldn't give a shit] remarks about people with low IQs.
Earlier today he was given three "IQ" questions [which were really just riddles, I doubt these came from Mensa] on a radio show.  He got the first two wrong and refused to answer the third.

I got the first two right, but admit I couldn't answer the third. I have since worked out why the answer was what it was, though. How will you do?
The questions did have multiple choice answers, but I'll leave them out for now.  If you solve the riddle, you won't need them anyway. But be prepared to justify your answers.  Use spoiler tags so other people can have a think about them before seeing the answer.

1. A man builds a house with four sides of rectangular construction. Each side having a southern exposure.  A big bear comes along. What colour is the bear?

2. Take two apples from three apples, what do you have?

3. I went to bed at eight o’clock in the evening and I wound up my clock to set the alarm to sound at nine o’clock in the morning. How many hours would I get before being woken by the alarm?


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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #790 on: 03 Dec 2013, 14:49 »
I take it the obvious answers to 2 and 3 are not the answers being looked for?!

I'm thinking 1 might be something to do with
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being at one of the poles
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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #791 on: 03 Dec 2013, 15:00 »
I take it the obvious answers to 2 and 3 are not the answers being looked for?!

I'm thinking 1 might be something to do with
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being at one of the poles
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You are barking up all the right trees :)

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #792 on: 03 Dec 2013, 15:37 »
Okay, I think I may have got them all...

1 -
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White, as it would be a polar bear since you're at the North Pole?  (Really embarrassed if it's the South Pole and I've managed to work it out completely wrong!! :-[)

2 -
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You have two apples - as this is what you have taken.  (Obviously the tendency would be to do the math and subtract 3 from 2, but that isn't actually the question. :-D)

3 -
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I think this is in the sentence construction.  "I went to bed at eight o’clock in the evening and I wound up my clock to set the alarm..." - this seems to imply two separate actions.  Whilst at first glance it seems that you would be setting the alarm at 8pm, thus meaning 13 hours before the alarm goes off, I think the sentence structure actually implies that you set the alarm when you woke up at 9am - thus my answer is 24 hours.

Was I right, doc?  Was I, was I?

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #793 on: 03 Dec 2013, 15:54 »
Two out of three ain't bad.  You got the #3 wrong. 
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The clue is in the word choice rather than the sentence construction

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #794 on: 03 Dec 2013, 16:25 »
1:
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white as you are indeed on the northpole

2:
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You have 2 apples in your possession of you take 2 of the 3 apples.

3:
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1h because when you go to bed at 8 and set the alarm to 9 the next morning it still rings after 1h. Not when I set the alarm on my cellphone though, but I think this is the correct answer to this riddle that will soon be oblivious in the digital age ;)
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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #795 on: 03 Dec 2013, 20:53 »
@Selmiak. You have all three correct.
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I think this is not actually an out-dated riddle. It is a modern riddle that uses our modern digital notions of alarm clocks to create a red herring.  If we rush into the riddle, we're supposed to think 13 hours is correct because we all know we can set our digital clocks to a 24-hour period.  But the phrase "wound up", rather than being a remnant of an out-dated riddle, is actually a carefully placed, subtle clue that tells us exactly what we need to know about the nature of the clock in order to arrive at the correct answer.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #796 on: 06 Dec 2013, 00:49 »
1. I am very irritating, so much that one who made me didn't want me.
But someone wanted me so bad, I was torn from my maker,
And a fortune was paid so that I could be kept close.
What am I?

2. Spell total destruction using only three letters and a number.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #797 on: 07 Dec 2013, 10:49 »
2.
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BO0M
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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #798 on: 07 Dec 2013, 18:37 »
No not quite.  Good guess though.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #799 on: 07 Dec 2013, 20:42 »
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BAN9?