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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 01 Dec '06 21:24
    Some of you may have heard this one...

    Two men are walking together down a road, when they meet a traveler. One man turns to the other and says, "Brothers and sisters, I have none. But, that man's father, is my father's son."

    What was his relation to this man?
  2. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    01 Dec '06 21:49
    Originally posted by AlphaAlekhine
    Some of you may have heard this one...

    Two men are walking together down a road, when they meet a traveler. One man turns to the other and says, "Brothers and sisters, I have none. But, that man's father, is my father's son."

    What was his relation to this man?
    He is the man's father.
  3. 02 Dec '06 03:44
    I don't think so.
  4. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    02 Dec '06 04:41 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by dmnelson84
    I don't think so.
    Give your reasoning, please.

    Edit: For clarity, I am claiming that the speaker is the traveler's father. They were all referred to as 'man' in the OP, and that's a bit confusing.
  5. 02 Dec '06 04:52
    Can't put my reasoning into words. I just don't agree with your answer. Not that I can figure it out either. Perhaps I'm wrong and you're actually correct. Maybe the poster could chime in.
  6. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    02 Dec '06 05:32
    Originally posted by dmnelson84
    Can't put my reasoning into words. I just don't agree with your answer. Not that I can figure it out either. Perhaps I'm wrong and you're actually correct. Maybe the poster could chime in.
    Or, you could try googling it.
  7. 02 Dec '06 05:55
    Haven't googled it but I was thinking about it as I was going to sleep and I had to get up to let you know that I think you're right afterall.
  8. 02 Dec '06 08:46
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    He is the man's father.
    i agree
  9. 02 Dec '06 18:59
    Yes, the speaker is the man's father. Bravo! I like poetic riddles, kind of adds another misdirection element.

    Thanks for playing
  10. 02 Dec '06 21:20
    Couldn't he be the man's father or the man's uncle?
  11. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    02 Dec '06 22:41
    Originally posted by Alethia
    Couldn't he be the man's father or the man's uncle?
    The speaker has no brothers or sisters, so he can't be the traveler's uncle.
  12. 03 Dec '06 13:52
    Ah...