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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 08 Aug '08 15:50
    Post Lewis Carrol's puzzles which you have found in this thread.
  2. 08 Aug '08 15:53
    Dreaming of apples on a wall,
    And dreaming often, dear,
    I dreamed that, if I counted all,
    -How many would appear?
  3. 08 Aug '08 16:18
    Originally posted by nihilismor
    Post Lewis Carrol's puzzles which you have found in this thread.
    Why would I post the puzzles wich I found in this thread?
  4. 08 Aug '08 18:02
    Originally posted by Thomaster
    Why would I post the puzzles wich I found in this thread?
    Point well made...

    ...Post Lewis Carroll's puzzles in this thread which you have found somewhere else.
  5. 09 Aug '08 06:09
    Originally posted by nihilismor
    Point well made...

    ...Post Lewis Carroll's puzzles in this thread which you have found somewhere else.
    That is better.
    But what is a Lewis Caroll's puzzle? (I asked wikipedia, but she didn't know)
  6. 09 Aug '08 12:56
    Originally posted by nihilismor
    Dreaming of apples on a wall,
    And dreaming often, dear,
    I dreamed that, if I counted all,
    -How many would appear?
    10


    A Russian had three sons. The first, named Rab, became a lawyer. The second, Ymra, became a soldier. The third became a sailor. What was his name?
  7. Standard member TheMaster37
    Kupikupopo!
    09 Aug '08 16:49
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    10


    A Russian had three sons. The first, named Rab, became a lawyer. The second, Ymra, became a soldier. The third became a sailor. What was his name?
    Yvan

    Rearrange the letters of NOR DO WE to make one word.
  8. 09 Aug '08 17:09
    one word

    I know a Dutch one:
    Drie mannen stonden op een perron te wachten.
    Ze stappen 1 voor 1 de trein in.
    Een half uur later stappen ze uit, hoe laat is het?
  9. Standard member TheMaster37
    Kupikupopo!
    09 Aug '08 18:10
    Originally posted by Thomaster
    one word

    I know a Dutch one:
    Drie mannen stonden op een perron te wachten.
    Ze stappen 1 voor 1 de trein in.
    Een half uur later stappen ze uit, hoe laat is het?
    1 voor half 2

    John gave his brother James a box:
    About it there were many locks.
    James woke and said it gave him pain;
    So gave it back to John again.
    The box was not with lid supplied
    Yet caused two lids to open wide:
    And all these locks had never a key
    What kind of box, then, could it be?
  10. 09 Aug '08 21:19 / 1 edit
    I'm going to hazard a guess that this is a box as in boxing - a punch to the head. The locks are locks of hair around the first puncher's fist. The blow woke James who complained of pain, as you would if hit in the head, and he promptly smacked his brother in a similar fashion, returning the box.
    The lids that opened were eyes, in surprise at being walloped.

    The only one I can think of from memory is : Why is a raven like a writing desk?

    Phil.
  11. 09 Aug '08 21:31
    Originally posted by nihilismor
    Dreaming of apples on a wall,
    And dreaming often, dear,
    I dreamed that, if I counted all,
    -How many would appear?
    I'm assuming the answer 10 was correct, or else someone would have said otherwise by now, but I must confess I do not comprehend the logic or wit of it.
  12. 10 Aug '08 00:05
    Originally posted by geepamoogle
    I'm assuming the answer 10 was correct, or else someone would have said otherwise by now, but I must confess I do not comprehend the logic or wit of it.
    its a rather sucky puzzle/answer. read the puzzle again slowly and keep in mind the answer is ten....ten...
  13. Subscriber coquette
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    10 Aug '08 06:40 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    its a rather sucky puzzle/answer. read the puzzle again slowly and keep in mind the answer is ten....ten...
    cool . . thanks for the tip:

    Dreaming of ten, dear

    clever
  14. Standard member TheMaster37
    Kupikupopo!
    10 Aug '08 11:40
    Originally posted by coquette
    cool . . thanks for the tip:

    Dreaming of ten, dear

    clever
    The dutch riddle is something similar, though it doesn't translate to english;

    Three men were waiting on a train.
    They all got in one by one.
    Half an hour later they all got off the train, what was the time?

    In dutch "one by one" is translated as "een voor een" wich has a second meaning as well: "one before one".
  15. 10 Aug '08 12:10
    lol, sorry for not translating