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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  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
    silence.What was the answer?

    Have fun,

    IvanH.
  2. Standard member 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
    silence.What was the answer?

    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. Donation 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
    silence.What was the answer?

    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. Standard member StarValleyWy
    BentnevolentDictater
    18 Aug '03 02:16 / 1 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. Standard member 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. Standard member 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. Standard member 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. Standard member 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 "fewest" means "the one with the smallest amount".

    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. Standard member TheMaster37
    Kupikupopo!
    20 Aug '03 15:00
    stupid me