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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member wittywonka
    Chocolate Expert
    23 Jan '07 00:02
    I just wanted to create a thread solely devoted to paradoxes...

    For example, I'll start it off with an old favorite...Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

    Feel free to discuss them or add one to the list...
  2. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    23 Jan '07 00:04 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    I just wanted to create a thread solely devoted to paradoxes...

    For example, I'll start it off with an old favorite...Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

    Feel free to discuss them or add one to the list...
    Thread 20591
  3. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    23 Jan '07 01:34
    The following sentence is true.


    The previous sentence is false.
  4. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    23 Jan '07 01:50
    The Yogi Berra Paradox: "That place is so crowded nobody goes there anymore."
  5. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    23 Jan '07 02:09 / 1 edit
    A barber says, "I shave anyone who does not shave himself, and no one else." But does the barber shave himself? If he does, then he mustn't, because he doesn't shave men who shave themselves. But then he doesn't, so he must, because he shaves anyone who doesn't shave himself... Both possibilities lead to a contradiction.
  6. 23 Jan '07 03:44
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    A barber says, "I shave anyone who does not shave himself, and no one else." But does the barber shave himself? If he does, then he mustn't, because he doesn't shave men who shave themselves. But then he doesn't, so he must, because he shaves anyone who doesn't shave himself... Both possibilities lead to a contradiction.
    I love that one .. there is also one about angels and making a choice .. does that ring any bells?
  7. 23 Jan '07 03:57
    coke makes you thirsty
  8. 23 Jan '07 03:58
    adolf hitler was a jew
  9. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    23 Jan '07 04:27
    Originally posted by idioms
    I love that one .. there is also one about angels and making a choice .. does that ring any bells?
    Vaguely. Is that the one about the sure-thing principle and choosing between heaven and hell? I can't recall the details.
  10. 23 Jan '07 04:57
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Vaguely. Is that the one about the sure-thing principle and choosing between heaven and hell? I can't recall the details.
    Yes .. something like that .. As I remember you are in purgatory and are given a choice by an angel but you don't know whether the angel is good or fallen .. maybe I'm mixing my riddles
  11. 23 Jan '07 06:29
    After A friend was dumped, his quote was: "Chicks are for fags."
  12. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    23 Jan '07 06:33
    Can a thread about paradoxes start with a non-paradox?
  13. 23 Jan '07 07:10 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    A barber says, "I shave anyone who does not shave himself, and no one else." But does the barber shave himself? If he does, then he mustn't, because he doesn't shave men who shave themselves. But then he doesn't, so he must, because he shaves anyone who doesn't shave himself... Both possibilities lead to a contradiction.
    Simple... the barber doesn't need to shave herself.

    Richard
  14. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's about respect
    23 Jan '07 09:42 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    Simple... the barber doesn't need to shave herself.

    Richard
    She has legs and armpits doesn't she?

    What about the landing strip?
  15. 23 Jan '07 09:48
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    Can a thread about paradoxes start with a non-paradox?
    Sure, this one did.