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    06 Jan '08 16:37
    Every day a man approached
    the centre of the town
    and all the folk who'd heard of him
    would come and gather round

    "I have a bag of sand"
    he'd announce to all the crowd
    "and whoever happens to guess the weight
    will end up feeling proud"

    "for whoever guesses exactly
    will win this silver crest"
    I stood right up and won the award
    what was it that I guessed?
  2. Standard memberDaBearsFan08
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    06 Jan '08 16:44
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    Every day a man approached
    the centre of the town
    and all the folk who'd heard of him
    would come and gather round

    "I have a bag of sand"
    he'd announce to all the crowd
    "and whoever happens to guess the weight
    will end up feeling proud"

    "for whoever guesses exactly
    will win this silver crest"
    I stood right up and won the award
    what was it that I guessed?
    A bag of sand?🙂
  3. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    06 Jan '08 17:39
    Originally posted by DaBearsFan08
    A bag of sand?🙂
    1 stone ?

    Nice rhyme btw
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    06 Jan '08 20:54
    you guessed the weight
  5. Standard memberPBE6
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    06 Jan '08 23:10
    "exactly"?
  6. Standard memberuzless
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    07 Jan '08 05:20
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    Every day a man approached
    the centre of the town
    and all the folk who'd heard of him
    would come and gather round

    "I have a bag of sand"
    he'd announce to all the crowd
    "and whoever happens to guess the weight
    will end up feeling proud"

    "for whoever guesses exactly
    will win this silver crest"
    I stood right up and won the award
    what was it that I guessed?
    Doesn't matter, according to the riddle all you had to do was "guess exactly".

    Anyone can guess exactly. If you made a guess you made a guess exactly, as long as you said a unit of weight measurement.

    therfore you win the prize.

    Or, is this not one of those litteral interpretation questions?
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    07 Jan '08 07:27
    hmmm, it is, so that's a nice answer. You'll get a lollipop *hands a lollipop*. Change the word exactly to "correctly" then, and it's in the same style as Lewis Carol's puzzle V from puzzles in wonderland.
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    08 Jan '08 19:15
    I've been told the follow up is easier, and it may help you with this one, so here it is:

    There's a woman on my street
    who I see every day
    But a week ago she came up to me
    "Guess what I'm on my way

    I'm off to Arizona!"
    The woman said to me
    and set off for the nearest station
    to start her long journey

    When she arrived she met a man
    who's dog lay on the floor
    "That dog's called Harry" she exclaimed
    how could she be so sure?
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    08 Jan '08 19:52
    Because she called it Harry?
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    08 Jan '08 20:04
    So you made up a unit that equals exactly to the bag of sand?
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    09 Jan '08 19:50
    The weight was written on the bag, and the dog's name was on it's tag?

    More a guess than anything else.
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    11 Jan '08 17:32
    Ok the weight of the bag was one ounce.
  13. 127.0.0.1
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    11 Jan '08 22:12
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    I've been told the follow up is easier, and it may help you with this one, so here it is:

    There's a woman on my street
    who I see every day
    But a week ago she came up to me
    "Guess what I'm on my way

    I'm off to Arizona!"
    The woman said to me
    and set off for the nearest station
    to start her long journey

    When she arrived she met a man
    who's ...[text shortened]... g lay on the floor
    "That dog's called Harry" she exclaimed
    how could she be so sure?
    It's your dog, you see her every day and she's still at the station?
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