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FN Posted: Fri Oct 21 17:28:30 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Let's see who figures these out (if you know, just post that you know lol not to spoil the fun for others :o) :


First a simple one:

There's a wooden cabin in the middle of the desert with no windows. Inside the cabin, there's a man hanging from a rope, with some liquid underneath. How was the man able to hang himself, considering there was nothing else in the cabin and the ceiling was too high for anybody to reach?



Should be fairly simple, but the next one I had to think about for a while:

3 kids go buy some candy. They think the candy costs 30, so they each give 10 to the shopkeeper. The shopkeeper realises however that the candy was only worth 25, so he decides to give the kids their money back, but since he can't split 5 euro in 3 equal parts, he decides to keep 2 for himself and give each kid 1 back.

This means that the 3 kids each paid 10-1=9, so combined they paid a total of 3x9=27. The shopkeeper kept 2 for himself, which makes a total of 27+2=29.

Where did that 1 other euro go? :o)


 
zander83 Posted: Fri Oct 21 17:46:30 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I got both.(i had already heard the first one)


 
marsi Posted: Fri Oct 21 17:49:36 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Christophe said:
>Let's see who figures these out (if you know, just post that you know lol not to spoil the fun for others :o) :
>

I know.


 
Zacq Posted: Fri Oct 21 17:56:42 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  The second one is painfully easy.

Inflation.


 
Mesh Posted: Fri Oct 21 17:57:08 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  I know the first one. I lost concentration and didn't finish reading the second one.


 
Mesh Posted: Fri Oct 21 17:57:59 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Ok I read the second one. I think I know.


 
DanSRose Posted: Sat Oct 22 10:51:35 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Because I am party pooper

1- A block of ice (though how he got in the cabin is another question)

2- That's Presidential (stupid) math. You subtract from the beginning and go from there.
You start 30, but it was really 25. Douche the shopkeep owed them 5 but kept 2. He gave each of the 3 kids one.
30-25 = 5
5 = 2 + 1 + 1 + 1

Also, that bit of multiplication is wrong.
30 - 5 = 25 = (3*10)-5

I'm in a pissy mood today


 
DanSRose Posted: Sat Oct 22 11:02:10 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Here are some more:
How can you throw a ball as hard as you can and have it come back to you, even if it doesn't hit anything, there is nothing attached to it, and no one else catches or throws it?

Which is correct?
Is it correct seven and five is thirteen or seven and five are thirteen?

(this one is stupid, but i liked it still)
Two girls are born to the same mother, on the same day, at the same time, in the same year and yet they're not twins. How can this be?


 
boondock743 Posted: Sat Oct 22 23:20:52 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  his multiplication was right
they only spent 9 euros because they each got one back


 
Zacq Posted: Sat Oct 22 23:46:10 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  The simple answer is - the cashier's supposed money and the money spent are not mutually exclusive sets and cannot be added.


 
misszero Posted: Sun Oct 23 12:43:16 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  if you throw the ball straight up it'll come back.... i think. damn this incessant uncertainty.


 
marsi Posted: Sun Oct 23 12:58:20 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  DanSRose said:
>Which is correct?
>Is it correct seven and five is thirteen or seven and five are thirteen?

Neither.


 
Nikki Posted: Mon Oct 24 13:08:34 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  so what is the answer, to the question?


 
ifihadahif Posted: Mon Oct 24 13:22:51 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  misszero said:
>if you throw the ball straight up it'll come back.... i think. damn this incessant uncertainty.
>
Welcome back darlin'
I missed you and your sultry smile and those fabulous watchamacallits !


 
Nikki Posted: Wed Oct 26 14:25:34 2005 Post | Quote in Reply  
  get a job??


 



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