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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  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?
  2. Standard member Daemon Sin
    I'm A Mighty Pirateā„¢
    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?
    I'm guessing he brought 'light' so probably a match and a matchbox
  3. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    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?
    I always thought Beaver was the cleaverest of the sons. Oh, wait, you said there were three sons....
  4. Standard member 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. Standard member jimmyb270
    Top Gun
    03 May '05 12:00
    I would have handed the coins back and said "But it's already full"
  6. Standard member 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?
    two rabbits!
  8. 03 May '05 19:46
    the answer is two candles well done!!!
  9. 03 May '05 21:09
    a fan and a pack of batteries for the fan... to fill the room with air... oh snayp!
  10. Standard member 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. Standard member 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. Standard member 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 right
  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.