# New riddle

perihelion
Posers and Puzzles 11 Oct '05 03:24
1. 11 Oct '05 03:24
It better be new... I just made it up. Have fun.

Mr. Ooh has come up with some riddles for Mr. Ahh, which he claims are remarkably clever. Mr. Ahh is trying to figure them out, but is having a hard time with it...

Mr. Ooh: "Ok heres the first riddle: Thomas has read eighty essays, two every night; total his interesting reading this year."

Mr. Ahh: "His INTERESTING reading? Hmm... ok, usually essays are boring. So he has done no interesting reading this year."

Mr. Ooh: "No, the answer is 43."

Mr. Ahh: "43?! How do you get that???"

Mr. Ooh ignored him and went on to the next riddle.

Mr. Ooh: "Every inch goes halfway there, every liter emptys vast elemental nodes, taste which one?"

Mr. Ahh: (blank stare) "Uhhhhh... ok... the first one is inches, the second one is liters, so maybe its asking whether English or Metric is better. I like Metric because everything is in multiples of 10, so I'm going to say the second one."

Mr. Ooh: "Sorry, the answer is 21."

Mr Ahh: "What??? Are you going to explain these?"

They continued like this for some time. The answers were always some number, but Mr. Ooh never explained why. His riddles seemed to get more and more obscure as they went on. After a while, they weren't even questions anymore. Mr. Ahh was about to give up and start looking for other friends, but suddenly he had an idea. He listened intently to the next riddle.

Mr. Ooh: "Tired wolves enjoy lasting vacations everywhere, feasting on unsuspecting rodents, never interupting neighboring emus."

Mr. Ahh thought briefly, and blurted out a number. "Yes!" exclaimed Mr. Ooh. "You got it!"

Can you figure it out?
2. Aiko
Nearing 200000...!
11 Oct '05 10:011 edit
28.
3. 11 Oct '05 12:03
Originally posted by Aiko
28.
Nope
4. Suzianne
Misfit Queen
11 Oct '05 13:491 edit
The answer to the last one is 25.

I commend you on this puzzle, it's clever and not immediately apparent.

EDIT: Not giving away the secret, so others can puzzle it out.
5. 11 Oct '05 13:56
25
6. 11 Oct '05 14:12
25
Correct!
7. 11 Oct '05 16:35
Originally posted by perihelion
Correct!
Can you explain why?...
8. 11 Oct '05 18:21
Can you explain why?...
I don't want to just give it away. No sport in that.

You got to think creatively. Read between the words. ðŸ˜‰
9. BigDoggProblem
Just...the Dogg
11 Oct '05 21:19
Originally posted by perihelion
It better be new... I just made it up. Have fun.

Mr. Ooh has come up with some riddles for Mr. Ahh, which he claims are remarkably clever. Mr. Ahh is trying to figure them out, but is having a hard time with it...

Mr. Ooh: "Ok heres the first riddle: Thomas has read eighty essays, two every night; total his interesting reading this year."

Mr. ...[text shortened]... and blurted out a number. "Yes!" exclaimed Mr. Ooh. "You got it!"

Can you figure it out?
I pity Mr. Ahh. The riddle is harder to solve without looking at the words.
10. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
12 Oct '05 18:35
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
I pity Mr. Ahh. The riddle is harder to solve without looking at the words.
sneaky too!
11. 20 Oct '05 00:441 edit
It took fifteen minutes, but I got it. Hoo-rah!
12. eldragonfly
leperchaun messiah
20 Oct '05 02:05
25

Excellent puzzle.
13. gaurav2711
walking...
20 Oct '05 09:14
i have spent 15 minutes....but i still dont get it. if i hadnt seen so many ppl answer, i wud have believed it to be a joke. someone tell me how.
14. 21 Oct '05 03:08
Originally posted by gaurav2711
i have spent 15 minutes....but i still dont get it. if i hadnt seen so many ppl answer, i wud have believed it to be a joke. someone tell me how.
Initially you shall find the solution
15. gaurav2711
walking...
21 Oct '05 06:22
Originally posted by ddebened
Initially you shall find the solution
i cant...some1 help. plz!!