Small Riddles

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Lord Lio
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Small Riddles

Post by Lord Lio » 13-01-2006 10:48

There are many small riddles going around,
not online riddles, but the sort of riddles you ask your friends to challange them.

so i'd like to give it a try in here -

for example:

RIDDLE #1

<-- there are three lamps in a closed room,
and three switches that controls them - outside of the room.
how can you tell which switch belongs to which lamp -
by entering the room *only once* after doing whatever you wish with the switches.
(you cant look into the room until your done with the switches.)-->

pm me the answer. don't post it,
ill try posting a list of whom solved it.


post some riddles of your own, and pm the answer to the riddlers
(including the way it was solved - dahh...)

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Post by DavidM » 13-01-2006 10:58

i knows it i knows it!!!
you told me :s

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Post by Lord Lio » 13-01-2006 11:00

another popular one:

RIDDLE #2 -

<-- you have 10 sacks containing 1000 coins each.
each coin weights exactly 10g,
except for one sack, that the coins in it weights 9g each.

by using an accurate digital scale,
and weighting only once,
how can you tell which sack has the "fake" coins (9g).

u may take coins out of the sacks if u wish. -->

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Post by Orio » 13-01-2006 11:25

PMed you for both.

Orio.

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Post by DavidM » 13-01-2006 11:45

stop telling people that you pmed them <3
its like calling someone to inform him that you sent an icq msg in which you tell him that you sent a mail....

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Post by Snake-Aes » 13-01-2006 11:46

or not, half the guys that PM me for help never answer because they don't see that a PM arrived, neither check their box

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Post by Kisa » 13-01-2006 12:00

Yeah ... I still have some PMs in my message tracking from 2004 that where never read ... though these people were online AFTER I sent those PMs ...

I think I even opened a thread called "you should occasionally check your PMs" or something like that, but it got deleted when the forum was cleaned out.

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Post by Lord Lio » 13-01-2006 12:31

Horay to ORIO!!!
bet you already knew the riddles...
but nethertheless...

ok now a hard one:

RIDDLE #3 -

<-- there is a tribe of indians out- there somewhere.
one day the big chief gathers all the man of the tribe and makes a statment:
"dudes - there are wives on our tribe that are cheating their husband!" (its a fact)
so they talk, and finally decide the following:
from now on, all the men in our tribe will close themselves together with their wife in their tent, and will not come out until they figure out wether the wife is cheating on him or not.
if he finds out that his wife is a cheater, he will shoot her at exactly 6:00 PM at that day!
no-one comes out of the tent until they find out the truth!

first day, 6:00 PM .... silence
second day, 6:00 PM .... silence
third day, still, silence.
during the fourth day, shots were heard in the camp!

how many shots?

- there ARE cheating wives
- each husband knows of all the cheating wives, except his own
- no-one speaks to no-one outside the tents. no-one comes out.
(meaning, its not a smartass riddle)
- the men in that tribe are as smart as you are.
- the amout of people in the tribe is not relevant.
- nor the appointed time of the shooting.
- they only shoot once at each wife... they are not as cruel as u'd think, you sick person! :P -->
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edit: (for @futile)

<-- none of the wives speaks either.
(whatareyounuts?)
let me rephrase that:
- none of the wives is sucidle -->
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Post by jooly » 13-01-2006 12:38

Interesting one... I must think on this before Nicky solves it :D

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Post by Futile » 13-01-2006 12:49

did any of the wives confess?

(nevermind. figured it out)
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Post by Lord Lio » 13-01-2006 12:56

see edit

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THE NOTE OF FAME

Post by Lord Lio » 13-01-2006 13:11

ok here is for a start:

EDIT:
(ok it didnt work for some reason, i'll post a new one.)
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Post by jooly » 13-01-2006 13:21

Could we please just have the solutions on here? We've had a thread like this before.

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Post by Lord Lio » 13-01-2006 13:27

whats the point in that?

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Post by jooly » 13-01-2006 13:29

So that we can reason them out together, write ideas in the thread and get the wonderful 'head meets desk' moment when someone figures out the solution. Otherwise, we can always google for the answers - there aren't many orginal riddles out there.

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