# The cleaverest son

richy15
Posers and Puzzles 02 May '05 20:34
1. 02 May '05 20:34
One day a father of three sons said to them: "i am going to die. I cannot split my fortune so the person who can fill this room will get it all". He gave them some coins and of they went.

One of the sons brought some straw that only filled a corner of the room.

The second brought some feathers that filled two corners.

The third son brought two items that filled the whole of the room.

What were the two items? π
2. Daemon Sin
I'm A Mighty Pirateβ’
02 May '05 23:32
Originally posted by richy15
One day a father of three sons said to them: "i am going to die. I cannot split my fortune so the person who can fill this room will get it all". He gave them some coins and of they went.

One of the sons brought some straw that only filled a corner of the room.

The second brought some feathers that filled two corners.

The third son brought two items that filled the whole of the room.

What were the two items? π
I'm guessing he brought 'light' so probably a match and a matchbox
3. BigDoggProblem
Court Jester
03 May '05 00:31
Originally posted by richy15
One day a father of three sons said to them: "i am going to die. I cannot split my fortune so the person who can fill this room will get it all". He gave them some coins and of they went.

One of the sons brought some straw that only filled a corner of the room.

The second brought some feathers that filled two corners.

The third son brought two items that filled the whole of the room.

What were the two items? π
I always thought Beaver was the cleaverest of the sons. Oh, wait, you said there were three sons.... π
4. The Plumber
Leak-Proof
03 May '05 09:49
A match and something to stike it on - he sets the straw and feathers on fire and fills the room with smoke.
5. jimmyb270
Top Gun
03 May '05 12:00
I would have handed the coins back and said "But it's already full"
6. royalchicken
CHAOS GHOST!!!
03 May '05 13:00
I've heard that if a frozen can of shaving cream is cut open and left somewhere, it will expand enormously as it thaws, but I'm not sure I believe this.
7. 03 May '05 15:54
Originally posted by richy15
One day a father of three sons said to them: "i am going to die. I cannot split my fortune so the person who can fill this room will get it all". He gave them some coins and of they went.

One of the sons brought some straw that only filled a corner of the room.

The second brought some feathers that filled two corners.

The third son brought two items that filled the whole of the room.

What were the two items? π
two rabbits!
8. 03 May '05 19:46
the answer is two candles well done!!!
9. 03 May '05 21:09
π a fan and a pack of batteries for the fan... to fill the room with air... oh snayp!
10. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
04 May '05 00:35
Originally posted by richy15
the answer is two candles well done!!!
No one mentioned candles!
11. 04 May '05 01:03
Originally posted by Bowmann
No one mentioned candles!
And what're you going to light them with!
12. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
04 May '05 01:55
Originally posted by PawnCurry
And what're you going to light them with!
And why would two be required?
13. XanthosNZ
Cancerous Bus Crash
04 May '05 02:31
Originally posted by royalchicken
I've heard that if a frozen can of shaving cream is cut open and left somewhere, it will expand enormously as it thaws, but I'm not sure I believe this.
It expands to a decent size (say 4 times the can) but nothing spectacular.
14. 06 May '05 20:15
Sorry it was one candle and a match
Sorry for the confusion and well done to all you who got it rightπ
15. 08 May '05 17:23
well. I hear manure is free many places, so you could keep filling and filling that room without ever running out of money.