Author Topic: Can you solve this riddle?  (Read 86369 times)

Mandle

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1100 on: 29 Apr 2018, 23:24 »
Nothing close yet.

Stupot

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1101 on: 29 Apr 2018, 23:56 »
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I think ‘blood and pastures’ is red and green.
So...
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Amber?

Mandle

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1102 on: 30 Apr 2018, 05:55 »
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I think ‘blood and pastures’ is red and green.
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Amber?

Sounds like you already solved the riddle and are just giving hints now instead of the actual answer to "What are we?".

Congratulations though! You've obviously solved it so here are a few extra comments:

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It's been suggested by psychologists that the reason we react best to the colour red as a danger signal is because it is the colour of blood which suggests personal injury and pain. And the reason we react with a feeling of safety to the colour green is because it suggests the security of high grasslands in some ancestoral memory built into our DNA from back when we came down out of the trees and started using the tall grass as a place to hide from pedators in. This was what the clue about "blood and pastures" meant in the riddle. Of course the "middle brother" is sometimes a "bother" because now we have to make a choice depending on how fast we are moving, what our current schedule is, if we want to spill the groceries over or not, and also if our choice will end well or with a camera taking our picture and a fine ensuing or worse...etc...

dayowlron

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1103 on: 30 Apr 2018, 12:24 »
So the answer is
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a traffic light.
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Stupot

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1104 on: 30 Apr 2018, 13:58 »
I didn’t actually think I’d solved it. I just thought I was onto something with the ‘blood and pastures’ bit and was throwing it out there.

Mandle

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1105 on: 30 Apr 2018, 17:00 »
I didn’t actually think I’d solved it. I just thought I was onto something with the ‘blood and pastures’ bit and was throwing it out there.

Wow... But the exact colour you mentioned is so particular to the middle brother in the solution. When else does anyone say that colour's name?!

Anyway, dayowlron has said the exact solution and now I go away scratching my head about if it was come upon by a one in a million chance or if Stupot's brain is just somehow intrinsically linked with my own through the quantum mechanices of spooky action at a distance...

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1106 on: 30 Apr 2018, 17:40 »
heh nice, I was really scratching my head with this one, but I would have thought for traffic lights red is the "bother"

Mandle

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1107 on: 30 Apr 2018, 17:47 »
heh nice, I was really scratching my head with this one, but I would have thought for traffic lights red is the "bother"

Well, the riddle had to kind of rhyme and also include the middle brother.

For me, when I'm driving, the middle yellow light is the worst because it involves a choice. I only drive in Australia and there, if you are 1 meter over the line once it turns red, you get your car's license plate photo taken and a massive fine. So there are those rare cases where you are just exactly just far away enough and travelling at enough speed, even within the speed limit, that you have to make a sudden choice of hit the brakes and maybe get rear-ended or hit the accelerator and power through before you get snapped and fined...Quite stressful...

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1108 on: 01 May 2018, 23:53 »
Nice puzzle!
The answer really 'clicks'.
Still waiting for Purity of the Surf II