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#46 Post by Daveybaby » Thu Oct 14, 2004 9:09 am

A skull?
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#47 Post by Moriarty » Thu Oct 14, 2004 12:53 pm

yep.... i'll let someone else come up with the next one.... :)

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#48 Post by snakechia » Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:37 pm

Nice answer Davey, I couldn't get that one.


I have a foot and a head, but no body. What am I?

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#49 Post by Tyreth » Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:46 pm

snakechia wrote: I have a foot and a head, but no body. What am I?
This reminds me of the one, "I have a tail and a head, but no body" - to which I would answer a coin :)

As for a foot and a head, no idea.

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#50 Post by MisterMerf » Thu Oct 14, 2004 5:02 pm

snakechia wrote: I have a foot and a head, but no body. What am I?
A bed?

And there's the classic variant with a river, too...

I made one up a few weeks ago in the riddle tradition of completely distorting language. It was horrible. Suffice to say that a beetle chewing really shouldn't somehow be a riddle about buffer overflow. -_-

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#51 Post by snakechia » Thu Oct 14, 2004 6:26 pm

A bed is correct...

Try:

A man goes into a hardware store to buy something for his house. When asked the price, the clerk replies, "the price of one is twenty-four cents, the price of forty-four is forty-eight cents, and the price a hundred and forty-four is seventy-two cents. What is the man buying?

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#52 Post by Daveybaby » Fri Oct 15, 2004 9:11 am

He is buying numbers (for his front door)

Good one.

I would try to come up with a riddle but i'm supposed to be WORKING. :(
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#53 Post by Yoghurt » Fri Oct 15, 2004 11:42 am

Shiiiiit! Full forgot! Sorry.

So, here it is:
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Gentle enough to soothe the skin,
Light enough to caress the sky,
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#54 Post by LaplaceOperator » Fri Oct 15, 2004 3:05 pm

H2O

liquid water
water vapour
ice

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#55 Post by Yoghurt » Fri Oct 15, 2004 4:16 pm

Yes. Water is correct.
Although i doubt that ice crushes rock. I think this is referring to normal water, too. (Grand Canyon)

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#56 Post by LaplaceOperator » Fri Oct 15, 2004 5:53 pm

yeah not ice itself, but the phase change from liquid to solid

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#57 Post by Daveybaby » Fri Oct 15, 2004 11:03 pm

Ice cracks rocks - its one of the most common forms of erosion. Water gets into crack in rock, freezes, expands, breaks rock in half.
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#58 Post by LaplaceOperator » Fri Oct 15, 2004 11:58 pm

but as i pointed out it's the phase change that actually causes this.
because the specific volume of ice is bigger than that of water. i don't remember it's cristalline structure though

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#59 Post by Daveybaby » Sat Oct 16, 2004 11:33 am

Youre right, i didnt really take in what you'd said - i always think of the phase change in terms of temperature (latent heat etc).
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#60 Post by snakechia » Fri Oct 22, 2004 8:45 pm

well, here is more of a math problem than a riddle, but I found it interesting nonetheless:

A car is traveling at 30 mph for an indeterminate distance. The car makes the return trip the same indeterminate distance at 20 mph. What is the average speed of the car over the roundtrip.

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