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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Donation Gburl
    The Elder
    23 Jul '03 20:08
    !. The maker doesn't want it; the buyer doesn't use it; ant the user doesn' see it. What is it.

    2. A child is born in Boston Massachusetts, to parents who were both born in Boston Massachusetts. The child is not a United Strates citizen. How is that possible?
  2. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    24 Jul '03 02:29
    Originally posted by Gburl
    !. The maker doesn't want it; the buyer doesn't use it; ant the user doesn' see it. What is it.

    2. A child is born in Boston Massachusetts, to parents who were both born in Boston Massachusetts. The child is not a United Strates citizen. How is that possible?
    Answer for 2 is perhaps he was born in the 1760's or earlier before the US was a country?

    I know the answer to 1 only cuz I found it online.... yikes. I'll let someone else field it.
  3. Standard member Omnislash
    Digital Blasphemy
    24 Jul '03 05:58
    Originally posted by Gburl
    [b]!. The maker doesn't want it; the buyer doesn't use it; ant the user doesn' see it. What is it.

    Just as a guess, would it be a coffin?
  4. Donation Gburl
    The Elder
    24 Jul '03 15:17
    That answers both . Told you they were easy.
    Gene, the Elder.
  5. Donation Gburl
    The Elder
    24 Jul '03 15:22
    Now how many times can you subtract 5 from 25?

    how about:

    Even if they are starving, natives living in the Arctic will never eat a penguin's ege. Why not?
  6. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    24 Jul '03 16:50
    Originally posted by Gburl
    Now how many times can you subtract 5 from 25?

    how about:

    Even if they are starving, natives living in the Arctic will never eat a penguin's ege. Why not?

    Now how many times can you subtract 5 from 25?

    Infinite times

    how about:

    Even if they are starving, natives living in the Arctic will never eat a penguin's ege. Why not?

    No Natives
  7. Standard member royalchicken
    CHAOS GHOST!!!
    24 Jul '03 17:22 / 1 edit
    Clarifying...natives in the Arctic are about the farthest people there are from the nearest penguin, penguins genearally being indigenous to the South Atlantic and Antarctic coast. As such, no penguin eggs for them, barring of course the rare breed of penguin that lays it eggs with sufficient force to put them in low Earth orbit.
  8. Donation richjohnson
    TANSTAAFL
    24 Jul '03 17:24
    Originally posted by Phlabibit

    Now how many times can you subtract 5 from 25?

    Infinite times

    how about:

    Even if they are starving, natives living in the Arctic will never eat a penguin's ege. Why not?

    No Natives
    You can only subtract 5 from 25 once. After that you're subtracting from 20.
  9. Standard member royalchicken
    CHAOS GHOST!!!
    24 Jul '03 17:40
    Ah, but what about:

    25-5=20
    25-5=20
    25-5=20
    25-5=20
    25-5=20
    25-5=20
    25-5=20
    25-5=20
    25-5=20
    25-5=20
    25-5=20
    ...

    Clearly, I can subtract 5 from 25 as many times as I please, just not 'iteratively'. So if you interpret it as "how many consecutive subtractions of 5 from 25 are possible?", then richjohnson (1) is right. If you interpret it literally, "how many times can one subtract 5 from 25?", then clearly the answer is bounded only by one's stamina.
  10. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    24 Jul '03 17:55 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by royalchicken
    Ah, but what about:

    25-5=20
    25-5=20
    25-5=20
    25-5=20
    25-5=20
    25-5=20
    25-5=20
    25-5=20
    25-5=20
    25-5=20
    25-5=20
    ...

    Clearly, I can subtract 5 from 25 as many times as I please, just not 'iteratively'. So if you interpre ...[text shortened]... 25?", then clearly the answer is bounded only by one's stamina.
    Thanx royalchicken, I knew you would come to my "math rescue".

  11. Standard member Toe
    25 Jul '03 11:58
    Originally posted by Omnislash
    Just as a guess, would it be a coffin?
    I saw an old lady on the news quite some time ago that did buy her own coffin: she used it as a coffee table. She didn't want her family to be footed with the bill when she died, so she took care of all the details herself.

    Now, while keeping your coffin in the house may be unusual. it certainly is no longer unusual for the buyer of the coffin to use it.

    And who knows the ins and outs of coffin making? If I made coffins, I might make myself a muchos impressive coffin as a job perk. Personally, I tend to the 'plant me under a tree and sod the box' viewpoint, but then, I don't make coffins for a living either.