Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Out To Lunch
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    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?
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    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. Out To Lunch
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    04 Sep '06 19:06
    nope, that's wrong, try again
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    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. Out To Lunch
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    04 Sep '06 21:44
    sorry, but no
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    04 Sep '06 22:51
    Winter time
    Lake freezes
    Tractor drives over ice (!)
    Arrives at island
    Gives hay rides (?) in the summer

    Any good?
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    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.
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    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. DF
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    05 Sep '06 02:561 edit
    The tracktor was driven there while the lake was frozen... in winter.
  10. Shanghai
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    05 Sep '06 07:29
    maybe the lake wasn't too deep and the tractor drove there
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    05 Sep '06 14:33
    He drove around the island AND the lake around it from the mainland
  12. SubscriberAThousandYoung
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    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. Mississauga, Ontario
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    06 Sep '06 15:192 edits
    "puzzled as to how the tractor had gotten onto the island..."
  14. Standard memberuzless
    The So Fist
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    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. Out To Lunch
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    08 Sep '06 21:11
    the people who said frozen is correct.
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