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Postby ken worley on Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:39 pm

First correct answer entitles poster to pose following problem. :D

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The eight members of a high-school music appreciation club went to see Pink Floyd.

They all wanted a "Dark Side of the Moon" T-shirt, and qeued up at the appropriate table.

Unfortunately, there were only seven t-shirts left.

Randy got the first one.
Then Olivia got hers.
Yvette was third in line,
followed by Greta, Bob, and India.
The last T-shirt was snagged by either Norman, or Valerie....


You tell who got T-shirt seven. SHNELL!!!

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Postby EarthRise on Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:32 am

Psh. Valerie. I was expecting a more colorful riddle, since the answer was so vivid. I mean, only someone who is colorblind could have missed that. :D


Okay, here we go:

Pretend you are a bus driver, watching your passengers get on. This is what you see:

Johnson is late for work, and gets on with a briefcase.
Mary is also late for work, and carries on a puppy.
Billy is taking his goldfish back to the store, because it died.
The puppy and the goldfish have met once before.
Johnson has cat hairs on his suit; his pant leg is wet.
Mary and Johnson recognize each other and don't talk.


The question:

What color are the bus driver's eyes?
[...] the difficulty of believing that a perfect and complex eye could be formed by natural selection, though insuperable by our imagination, should not be considered as subversive of the theory.
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Postby Jean Bart on Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:58 pm

Mine.

Could anyone explain the first riddle to me? In POE if possible, thank you very much (logic doesn't belong to my most developed skills)
"Nobody expects the Spanish inquisition!" (Michael Palin in Monty Python's Flying Circus, Season 2, Episode 2)
"Je préfère le vin d'ici à l'eau de là" (Francis Blanche)
"Nu zijn er wel die mij niet mogen, of onverschillig langs mij gaan. Met liefde en met mededogen zie ik die vuile schoften aan! (Drs. P in "Jubelzang")
"Tuez-les tous, Dieu reconnaîtra les siens." (phrase attribuée à Arnaud Amaury, légat du Pape, à l'occasion de la prise de Béziers en 1209)
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Postby EarthRise on Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:13 pm

Jean Bart wrote:Could anyone explain the first riddle to me? In POE if possible, thank you very much (logic doesn't belong to my most developed skills)


The Dark Side of the Moon album by Pink Floyd exhibits a prism much like (if not identical to) the one at the page's top. The colors of the rainbow are, in order of appearance, Red (R), Orange (O), Yellow (Y), Green (G), Blue (B), Indigo (I), and Violet (V). The seven fans that got the Tshirts were Randy, Olivia, Yvette, Greta, Bob, India, and, finally, Valerie. Norman was lazy :D .

You're up for posting the next riddle!
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Postby St John the Blasphemist on Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:14 pm

But note that only 6 colours appear on the Dark Side of the Moon album. So it seems India missed out too (probably because they haven't worked out how to make a true indigo coloured printing ink yet)

Oh, and would the bus driver's eyes be blue? Since it's me pretending to be the bus driver & that's the colour of my eyes.

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Postby blackeyedbutch on Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:11 am

twas obviously our noodley father himself FSM does look like a pink floyd fan
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Postby EarthRise on Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:26 am

Someone post another riddle, in any case. Two people got the riddle; no one posted another.
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Postby Jean Bart on Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:05 pm

I'm sure St_JtB knows some fine riddles! :mrgreen:
"Nobody expects the Spanish inquisition!" (Michael Palin in Monty Python's Flying Circus, Season 2, Episode 2)
"Je préfère le vin d'ici à l'eau de là" (Francis Blanche)
"Nu zijn er wel die mij niet mogen, of onverschillig langs mij gaan. Met liefde en met mededogen zie ik die vuile schoften aan! (Drs. P in "Jubelzang")
"Tuez-les tous, Dieu reconnaîtra les siens." (phrase attribuée à Arnaud Amaury, légat du Pape, à l'occasion de la prise de Béziers en 1209)
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Postby St John the Blasphemist on Sun Mar 11, 2007 6:09 pm

Aww ok. Here's a real easy one.

An electric train is driving West at 80 kph
The wind is blowing South East at 100 kph
The train accelerates to 100 kph at a rate of 5 km/h/s
The wind remains constant
Which way does the train's smoke blow while it accelerates?

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Postby diego on Sun Mar 11, 2007 6:33 pm

Electric trains don't (usually) have smoke.

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Postby PantyGnawer on Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:17 pm

A promise.

Figure out the pattern in the first three examples and use it to figure out the last.

1,4,4 (off)
7,8,10 (set)
2,1,9 (ton)
4,8,9 (?)
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Postby St John the Blasphemist on Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:36 am

correct diego--told you it was easy.

We don't use imperial measurements where I come from (if that has anything to do with it).
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Postby ke_mikiao on Mon Mar 12, 2007 3:27 pm

PirateGuy wrote:A promise.

Figure out the pattern in the first three examples and use it to figure out the last.

1,4,4 (off)
7,8,10 (set)
2,1,9 (ton)
4,8,9 (?)



(fen) ?? ........but i think thats wrong.
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Postby EarthRise on Mon Mar 12, 2007 4:19 pm

ke_mikiao wrote:
PirateGuy wrote:A promise.

Figure out the pattern in the first three examples and use it to figure out the last.

1,4,4 (off)
7,8,10 (set)
2,1,9 (ton)
4,8,9 (?)



(fen) ?? ........but i think thats wrong.


Looks right to me.

But you still have to post another riddle, yo.
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Postby PantyGnawer on Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:29 pm

Fen is right!
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