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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 26 Jul '06 07:53
    just how many stupid riddles are there on this site any way

    wishing to know
  2. Standard member Alcra
    Lazy Sod
    26 Jul '06 08:11
    half way between the moon...
  3. 26 Jul '06 09:07
    When is a door not a door?
  4. Standard member KurtHoegh
    Critical Failure
    26 Jul '06 09:50
    Originally posted by sofar55
    just how many stupid riddles are there on this site any way

    wishing to know
    The man shook his head and said : "I am indeed the cod."
  5. 27 Jul '06 06:47
    Originally posted by TheGambit
    When is a door not a door?
    umm i just added another to the count
  6. 27 Jul '06 09:59
    Originally posted by sofar55
    umm i just added another to the count
    When is a joke not a joke?
    When it is misunderstood.

    So tell us some great riddles then sofar or do you only have criticisms?
  7. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    27 Jul '06 10:14
    Why is a raven like a writing desk?
  8. Standard member Alcra
    Lazy Sod
    27 Jul '06 12:31 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    Why is a raven like a writing desk?
    EAP W on B of T
  9. Subscriber FreakyKBH
    Acquired Taste...
    27 Jul '06 13:11
    Originally posted by sofar55
    just how many stupid riddles are there on this site any way

    wishing to know
    Is that the riddle?
  10. 27 Jul '06 16:19
    there you have a puzzle (an old one though):

    an old man dies and his possessions (17 camels) are given to his 3 sons. the old man wanted his oldest sun to get 1/2 of the camels, the middle one 1/3 of the camels and the youngest 1/9 of the camels.
    now they have no clue how to solve this, as they dont want to cut the camels into pieces.

    so they go see a wise man and tell him about their prob. he thinks for a moment and then gives them 1 of his own camels. they have 18 camels then. so the oldest gets 9 of those, the middle one gets 6, the youngest gets 2. that leaves them with 1 camel left over, which they give back to the wise man. how did that work?
  11. 27 Jul '06 16:45
    Originally posted by crazyblue
    there you have a puzzle (an old one though):

    an old man dies and his possessions (17 camels) are given to his 3 sons. the old man wanted his oldest sun to get 1/2 of the camels, the middle one 1/3 of the camels and the youngest 1/9 of the camels.
    now they have no clue how to solve this, as they dont want to cut the camels into pieces.

    so they go see ...[text shortened]... hat leaves them with 1 camel left over, which they give back to the wise man. how did that work?
    Because the father left 1/18 of his possessions unaccounted for? I don't know, the whole riddle just kind of makes sense.
  12. 27 Jul '06 18:23
    Originally posted by TheGambit
    When is a door not a door?
    This is part of the Victorian joke....

    A: My wife's gone to the West Indies
    B: How does it smell?
    A: When it's ajar
  13. 27 Jul '06 18:25
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    Why is a raven like a writing desk?
    This looks familiar. Is it from "Through the Looking Glass"?
  14. 28 Jul '06 07:47
    Originally posted by TheGambit
    When is a joke not a joke?
    When it is misunderstood.

    So tell us some great riddles then sofar or do you only have criticisms?
    well "TheGambit" if you came up with better riddles yourself then i wouldn't criticizing them, now would i?
    i know that i can't come up with good riddles
    why do you think that i don't post new ones very often?
    however i don't change the subject of i thread when it is already specified either
    "when is a door not a door?"
    think about it it SOUNDS comepletely stupid
  15. 28 Jul '06 08:38
    Originally posted by sofar55
    "when is a door not a door?"
    think about it it SOUNDS comepletely stupid
    Where were the survivors buried?