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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 25 Mar '10 12:02
    A boy was at a carnival and went to a booth where a man said to the boy, "If I write your exact weight on this piece of paper then you have to give me $50, but if I cannot, I will pay you $50." The boy looked around and saw no scale so he agrees, thinking no matter what the carny writes he'll just say he weighs more or less. In the end the boy ended up paying the man $50. How did the man win the bet?
  2. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    25 Mar '10 13:02
    He wrote "Your exact weight"?
  3. 31 Mar '10 11:02
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    How would that have helped?
  4. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    31 Mar '10 12:24
    Jesus Christ, the General Forum is invading Posers and Puzzles. Surprise, surprise!
  5. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    31 Mar '10 13:07
    Has anyone seen my scientific thread in the GF about Lily Allen?
  6. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    31 Mar '10 13:14
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Has anyone seen my scientific thread in the GF about Lily Allen?
    oh boy, it's a fiesta for flesh.
  7. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    31 Mar '10 13:21
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Has anyone seen my scientific thread in the GF about Lily Allen?
    No, but now I'm interested. Where can I learn more?
  8. 02 Apr '10 12:54
    Originally posted by sloppyb
    A boy was at a carnival and went to a booth where a man said to the boy, "If I write your exact weight on this piece of paper then you have to give me $50, but if I cannot, I will pay you $50." The boy looked around and saw no scale so he agrees, thinking no matter what the carny writes he'll just say he weighs more or less. In the end the boy ended up paying the man $50. How did the man win the bet?
    The "carni" said to the boy .. "sorry but i do not know your exact weight ,but before i pay you ,you must prove your exact weight ...so the boy says .."8 stone and three pounds is my exact weight "
    The " Carni" then write's the weight down on the piece of paper and wins the bet ?
  9. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    03 Apr '10 18:03
    Originally posted by sloppyb
    A boy was at a carnival and went to a booth where a man said to the boy, "If I write your exact weight on this piece of paper then you have to give me $50, but if I cannot, I will pay you $50." The boy looked around and saw no scale so he agrees, thinking no matter what the carny writes he'll just say he weighs more or less. In the end the boy ended up paying the man $50. How did the man win the bet?
    Unbeknownst to the boy, he was standing on a hidden scale and the display was behind him so the grifter knew his weight when he came in.
  10. 04 Apr '10 11:22
    The whole thing happened on a Spaceship.

    After the boy wrote down his weight the Carny switched off the 'Gravity Field' button.

    The wee boy floated about, the Carny said 'Weigthless' and won the $50.

    (Just in case you want to pull the same stunt, the 'Gravity Field' button on a
    Space Shuttle is located just behind the gear stick.)
  11. 05 Apr '10 23:28
    Originally posted by greenpawn34

    (Just in case you want to pull the same stunt, the 'Gravity Field' button on a
    Space Shuttle is located just behind the gear stick.)
    And right next to the "ejection seat" button, so be careful.