Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby daftbeaker on Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:41 pm

Re: revolvers and bullets, I would like you all to imagine a Frankenstein scene with me cackling madly and screaming "It's alive!" :evilgrin:

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Rainswept wrote:This one seemed really obvious to me. I read it 3 times just to make sure I wasn't misunderstanding.
It seemed really obvious to me too. But I have heard it argued through several times by people who don't get thermodynamics, and apparently it is counterintuitive: they seem to think the milkless tea will stay hotter because it starts hotter.

I did get the right answer, even if I thought you were asking which cup would be coldest. 3 years of telling people to read the exam question properly apparently still hasn't sunk into my head :blush:

I'm still trying to think of a way to be a smartarse and break it though, are you allowed to cover or insulate these cups?
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Roy Hunter on Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:31 pm

daftbeaker wrote: I'm still trying to think of a way to be a smartarse and break it though, are you allowed to cover or insulate these cups?
You could point a hairdryer at one of the cups? Put one of the cups in a cold draught? Steal a missile defence shield microwave ray gun and warm up one of the cups from outside the kitchen window?
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Rainswept on Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:55 pm

NO NO NO We are not restarting the revolver discussion.
I believe it's time for mankind to set aside the crutch of religion and embrace morality born of reason and truth. Those crutches have long since proven treacherous when the ground gets slippery.
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby pieces o'nine on Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:39 am

It's too late, Rain.

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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby DavidH on Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:00 am

Here's one a bit like the tea question.

In winter, every time I flush my old-fashioned toilet cistern, 2 gallons of water leaves the house and 2 gallons of colder water flows in. If the toilet isn't flushed for a while, it may have reached 20° C and the cold water coming in may be as low as 5° C. Water waste doesn't cost me money as we pay a flat rate, but heating it up and then losing it will add to my heating bill.

Will I save money by sitting on the bog all day and flushing it as soon as it refills, thus giving the water no time to absorb heat from the surroundings?
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Rainswept on Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:45 pm

Time is money, don't do it.


answer is no, you'd conceivably save money by never flushing... good luck with that.
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Helium Hands on Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:35 am

Rainswept wrote:NO NO NO We are not restarting the revolver discussion.


Luckily, I got sick before I could get too involved in it. Now I just don't care.
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