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Re: a riddle because I'm bored.

C'mon man, give us (atleast me) something tough.
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C'mon man, give us (atleast me) something tough.
u messed the first one up
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u messed the first one up
Duly edited.
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Old 19.01.2011, 18:25
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Re: a riddle because I'm bored.

Here's an old one, I hope I remember it correctly.

A canoe is in a swiming pool attached to a loose rope attached to an anchor which is sitting on the bottom of the pool. The water level on the side of the canoe is marked. The anchor is then pulled up and place into the canoe. Does the watever level go above or below the mark on the side of the canoe?
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u messed the first one up
Ok, C calls out first because D would have called out if he would have seen B & C wearing same coloured hats.

C will say Black, because B has White.

How about that?

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Old 19.01.2011, 18:37
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Here's an old one, I hope I remember it correctly.

A canoe is in a swiming pool attached to a loose rope attached to an anchor which is sitting on the bottom of the pool. The water level on the side of the canoe is marked. The anchor is then pulled up and place into the canoe. Does the watever level go above or below the mark on the side of the canoe?
I think actually that the more tricky version of this riddle involves the mark being not on the canoe but on the side of the pool. That makes it a little bit more difficult.
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Old 19.01.2011, 18:44
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Melted snowman
I also thought this, but unless it's in the garden of an ex-pat Welshman, Yorkshireman or Geordie, who's just received a Christmas box from back home, from his old mate Arthur .....
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I said assume as none of them could be 100% As i think mud points out, d could be stupid. It's only by assuming the preservation of the integrity of the system that c knows he has a black hat. C knows inductively, based only on the assumed deductive capabilities of d. So nobody knows 100%

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I said assume as none of them could be 100% As i think mud points out, d could be stupid. It's only by assuming the preservation of the integrity of the system that c knows he has a black hat. C knows inductively, based only on the assumed deductive capabilities of d. So nobody knows 100%

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After one minute, one of them calls out.
I had similar thoughts, as above, 1 minute is far too less of time to judge the intelligible capabilities of others involved. Even then, what if D was exhausted or had dry mouth/throat or sand in his mouth and was trying to get it cleared before he could shout out and the plonker C would have had, got them all shot for the stupids!

This is no riddle, its plain mind love! (Trying to avoid profanities)
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Old 20.01.2011, 09:41
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Here's an old one, I hope I remember it correctly.

A canoe is in a swiming pool attached to a loose rope attached to an anchor which is sitting on the bottom of the pool. The water level on the side of the canoe is marked. The anchor is then pulled up and place into the canoe. Does the watever level go above or below the mark on the side of the canoe?
The water level will go above the level of the mark on the canoe.
But I wonder if the question should be about the water level in the pool.
The water level in the pool will rise.
THe anchor is heavier than water so displaces less water than it's weight.
When it is on the canoe the canoe will displace more water equal to the weight of the anchor.
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Old 20.01.2011, 09:48
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The water level will go above the level of the mark on the canoe.
But I wonder if the question should be about the water level in the pool.
The water level in the pool will rise.
THe anchor is heavier than water so displaces less water than it's weight.
When it is on the canoe the canoe will displace more water equal to the weight of the anchor.
What you said.
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Re: a riddle because I'm bored.

I picked the right one for the wrong reason. Didn't get shot though (for the first brain teaser)

No 2...what Glendyn said
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Re: a riddle because I'm bored.

The riddle is really what would he executioner do if one shouted ..
"Being black or white, my hat has no colour"?
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I also thought this, but unless it's in the garden of an ex-pat Welshman, Yorkshireman or Geordie, who's just received a Christmas box from back home, from his old mate Arthur .....
Its a carrot not Excalibur.
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The riddle is really what would he executioner do if one shouted ..
"Being black or white, my hat has no colour"?
Which brings us to this:

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Old 20.01.2011, 10:30
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Its a carrot not Excalibur.
Not the carrot; and Arthur as in Scargill; plus geographical references, should lead you to something else (from the original snowman post), that isn't normally found here.
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Old 20.01.2011, 10:48
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Re: a riddle because I'm bored.

What about this one?

If 1.5 hens lay 1.5 eggs in 1.5 days, how many eggs do 9 hens lay in 9 days?
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Old 20.01.2011, 10:50
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What about this one?

If 1.5 hens lay 1.5 eggs in 1.5 days, how many eggs do 9 hens lay in 9 days?
are they swiss hens?
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Old 20.01.2011, 10:58
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Not the carrot; and Arthur as in Scargill; plus geographical references, should lead you to something else (from the original snowman post), that isn't normally found here.
C'mon man, no need for racism here. It did'nt say anything about sheep there!

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What about this one?

If 1.5 hens lay 1.5 eggs in 1.5 days, how many eggs do 9 hens lay in 9 days?
Six.
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Old 20.01.2011, 11:05
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are they swiss hens?
(no, it is not a trick question)

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Six.
Nope, far from that
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