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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 06 May '05 18:54 / 2 edits
    One day a man robbed another man of all his money. The officer in the village called all the suspects together and gave them all a stick.

    "Overnight" he said "the guilty persons stick will grow 1 inch in length, tommorow when these sticks come back we will now who did it"

    The next morning all the suspects were together with there sticks which were all the same size. However, one was shorter than the rest. The owner of that stick was locked up for commiting the crime. Later that day he confessed for the crime and gave back all the money.

    How did he know he did it?
  2. 06 May '05 19:14
    Originally posted by richy15
    One day a man robbed another man of all his money. The officer in the village called all the suspects together and gave them all a stick.

    "Overnight" he said "the guilty persons stick will grow 1 inch in length, tommorow when these sticks come back we will now who did it"

    The next morning all the suspects were together with there sticks which were ...[text shortened]... he confessed for the crime and gave back all the money.

    How did he know he did it?
    Mr Guilty was concerned thatthe power of magic would show he was indeed guilty of the crime, so, rather than measuring his stick and only acting if the stick had miraculously grown overnight, he rashly cut an inch off, hence having a stick shorter than anyone elses. The poor fool, he would hae gotten away with it!!!!
  3. 06 May '05 20:13
    Reply, well done u must of heard it before
  4. 06 May '05 21:00 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by richy15
    Reply, well done u must of heard it before
    Yeah, that's the only possible explanation, right?
  5. 06 May '05 21:25
    actually, john napier (or another mathematician) did something like that. there were repeated thefts of objects from his tool shed. he then took a chicken and rubbed it in black ashes. he arranged his workers in a line. he said that each one should go into the shed with the "magic chicken" and rub his hands on it. the magic would tell who was guilty.

    9 workers after doing this had black hands from rubbing it. the guilty one was afraid of the magic, so he did not rub it, proving him guilty
  6. 06 May '05 23:00
    Originally posted by Duck Duck Goose
    ...there were repeated thefts of objects from his tool shed.
    Logs?
  7. Standard member chuck l
    nothing good to say
    07 May '05 08:21
    Originally posted by richy15
    Reply, well done u must of heard it before
    yeah, it could not have been that the puzzle was super easy to figure out.......