# Riddle for the young(at heart).Part two.

ivanhoe
Posers and Puzzles 17 Aug '03 15:43
1. 17 Aug '03 15:43
A party of Mensa members was being given a guided tour of the Clocks
and Watches Gallery. I bet you can't tell me which timepiece has the
fewest moving parts, said the Curator.A sundial bellowed the
intellectually gifted ones. OK, said the slightly peeved Curator,
which time piece has the most moving parts? There was a prolonged

Have fun,

IvanH.
2. Fiathahel
Artist in Drawing
17 Aug '03 17:54
Originally posted by ivanhoe
A party of Mensa members was being given a guided tour of the Clocks
and Watches Gallery. I bet you can't tell me which timepiece has the
fewest moving parts, said the Curator.A sundial bellowed the
intellectually gifted ones. OK, said the slightly peeved Curator,
which time piece has the most moving parts? There was a prolonged

Have fun,

IvanH.
The answer can only be one thing: the thing with more parts then anything else: the universe. Or at least our earth in combination with our sun.
3. 17 Aug '03 20:51
Originally posted by Fiathahel
The answer can only be one thing: the thing with more parts then anything else: the universe. Or at least our earth in combination with our sun.

It hasn't got that many parts and it's more down to earth ...

IvanH.
4. bbarr
Chief Justice
17 Aug '03 21:01
Originally posted by ivanhoe
A party of Mensa members was being given a guided tour of the Clocks
and Watches Gallery. I bet you can't tell me which timepiece has the
fewest moving parts, said the Curator.A sundial bellowed the
intellectually gifted ones. OK, said the slightly peeved Curator,
which time piece has the most moving parts? There was a prolonged

Have fun,

IvanH.
If you count all the individual grains of sand, then a suitably large hourglass would have the most moving parts.
5. 17 Aug '03 21:14
Originally posted by bbarr
If you count all the individual grains of sand, then a suitably large hourglass would have the most moving parts.

Yes bbar, the answer is an hourglass !!
An ordinary hourglass contains enough grains of sand
to be the timepiece with the most moving parts.

A red Ferrari is coming your way !!

IvanH.
6. StarValleyWy
BentnevolentDictater
18 Aug '03 02:161 edit
Post facto reasoning... How about the Sun Dial? It (the Sun) consists of more hydrogen atoms and/or quarks than does the sand thingy? I really, really need a car. I'm desperate!😵 It is an itegral part of the machine. Please make mine a really dark blue color.🙁 Please.
7. 18 Aug '03 05:56
Originally posted by StarValleyWy
Post facto reasoning... How about the Sun Dial? It (the Sun) consists of more hydrogen atoms and/or quarks than does the sand thingy? I really, really need a car. I'm desperate!😵 It is an itegral part of the machine. Please make mine a really dark blue color.🙁 Please.
Well, the hour glass needs gravity... How many parts does that have? 🙄
8. 18 Aug '03 15:54
Originally posted by StarValleyWy
Post facto reasoning... How about the Sun Dial? It (the Sun) consists of more hydrogen atoms and/or quarks than does the sand thingy? I really, really need a car. I'm desperate!😵 It is an itegral part of the machine. Please make mine a really dark blue color.🙁 Please.

All right, you're lucky because I'm in a good mood today.
A Dark Blue Ferrari is coming your way !!

IvanH.
9. 18 Aug '03 15:59
Originally posted by iamatiger
Well, the hour glass needs gravity... How many parts does that have? 🙄

This whole thing is getting out of hand ...
But I'm still in a good mood ... so,
a Red Ferrari is coming your way !!
Weregiven'm away !!
10. StarValleyWy
BentnevolentDictater
18 Aug '03 18:45
Originally posted by iamatiger
Well, the hour glass needs gravity... How many parts does that have? 🙄
Good point... ah ha! The Sun needs gravity too! So add all them there parts into the sun dial! ( do you get the feeling this could be leading to an infinite sum game?)
11. StarValleyWy
BentnevolentDictater
18 Aug '03 18:46
Originally posted by ivanhoe

All right, you're lucky because I'm in a good mood today.
A Dark Blue Ferrari is coming your way !!

IvanH.
Thanks, IvanH.

I'll be careful to keep my dark blue Ferrari out of the sun! And Sand. Dang! This means i can't take it to the beach. Oh, well. Didn't have time anyway.:'(
12. royalchicken
CHAOS GHOST!!!
18 Aug '03 18:53
Here's my restatement of Murphy's Law:

Within 100 yards of any car with a retail value over 30 000 USD, there lurks a young waif with a bag of bologna.
13. 18 Aug '03 20:59
Originally posted by StarValleyWy
Thanks, IvanH.

I'll be careful to keep my dark blue Ferrari out of the sun! And Sand. Dang! This means i can't take it to the beach. Oh, well. Didn't have time anyway.:'(

You're welcome, StarvalleyWy.

IvanH.
14. TheMaster37
Kupikupopo!
20 Aug '03 13:06
Originally posted by ivanhoe
I bet you can't tell me which timepiece has the
fewest moving parts, said the Curator.
Ehm...maybe I'm not reading it right, but to me &quot;fewest&quot; means &quot;the one with the smallest amount&quot;.

Therefor the answer must be the sundial, wich has no moving parts at all. That is, if you count the shadow, wich all objects have.
15. TheMaster37
Kupikupopo!
20 Aug '03 15:00
😳 stupid me