# Boy at the Carnival

sloppyb
Posers and Puzzles 25 Mar '10 12:02
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. Palynka
Upward Spiral
25 Mar '10 13:02
3. 31 Mar '10 11:02
The post that was quoted here has been removed
How would that have helped?
4. Palynka
Upward Spiral
31 Mar '10 12:24
Jesus Christ, the General Forum is invading Posers and Puzzles. Surprise, surprise!
5. Seitse
Doug Stanhope
31 Mar '10 13:07
Has anyone seen my scientific thread in the GF about Lily Allen?
6. 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. PBE6
Bananarama
31 Mar '10 13:21
Originally posted by Seitse
Has anyone seen my scientific thread in the GF about Lily Allen?
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. 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.