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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 04 Sep '06 18:01
    You are on an island in the middle of a lake. The lake is in a remote part of the country and there has never been a bridge connecting the island to the mainland. Every day a tractor and wagon gives hay rides around the island. Puzzled as to how the tractor had gotten onto the island, you ask around and find out that the tractor was not transported to the island by boat or by air. Nor was it built on the island. How the tractor get there?
  2. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    04 Sep '06 18:46
    Originally posted by kfennessy
    You are on an island in the middle of a lake. The lake is in a remote part of the country and there has never been a bridge connecting the island to the mainland. Every day a tractor and wagon gives hay rides around the island. Puzzled as to how the tractor had gotten onto the island, you ask around and find out that the tractor was not transported to the island by boat or by air. Nor was it built on the island. How the tractor get there?
    These are pretty lame puzzles. So there was a recent flood and now its an island but before it wasn't.
  3. 04 Sep '06 19:06
    nope, that's wrong, try again
  4. 04 Sep '06 19:22
    Over the millenia the tectonic plates have shifted, creating the island, whereas it used to be part of the mainland and at that time had the tractor put on it.
  5. 04 Sep '06 21:44
    sorry, but no
  6. 04 Sep '06 22:51
    Winter time
    Lake freezes
    Tractor drives over ice (!)
    Arrives at island
    Gives hay rides (?) in the summer

    Any good?
  7. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    05 Sep '06 02:03
    Originally posted by Diapason
    Winter time
    Lake freezes
    Tractor drives over ice (!)
    Arrives at island
    Gives hay rides (?) in the summer

    Any good?
    The water was only one foot deep.
    The Tractor had hidden flotation devices.
    It was brought over in a barge.
    There must be a thousand valid answers to that one.
  8. 05 Sep '06 02:52
    Originally posted by kfennessy
    You are on an island in the middle of a lake. The lake is in a remote part of the country and there has never been a bridge connecting the island to the mainland. Every day a tractor and wagon gives hay rides around the island. Puzzled as to how the tractor had gotten onto the island, you ask around and find out that the tractor was not transported to the island by boat or by air. Nor was it built on the island. How the tractor get there?
    the same way you got there.
  9. 05 Sep '06 02:56 / 1 edit
    The tracktor was driven there while the lake was frozen... in winter.
  10. Subscriber deriver69
    Keeps
    05 Sep '06 07:29
    maybe the lake wasn't too deep and the tractor drove there
  11. 05 Sep '06 14:33
    He drove around the island AND the lake around it from the mainland
  12. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Proud Boys Beware
    06 Sep '06 05:13
    Originally posted by thespacemonkey
    He drove around the island AND the lake around it from the mainland
    That one seems good, but the riddle assumes the tractor was on the island.
  13. 06 Sep '06 15:19 / 2 edits
    "puzzled as to how the tractor had gotten onto the island..."
  14. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    06 Sep '06 20:48
    it could be any one of a hundred answers

    could have been a tunnel, or drilled it's on tunnel. Or maybe beavers or oxen dragged it there. Maybe the lake was dry, or a flood later on. maybe the land sank and the island just used to be a hill.

    Have we given enough answers?
  15. 08 Sep '06 21:11
    the people who said frozen is correct.