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#76 Post by Bastian-Bux » Wed Nov 03, 2004 1:11 pm

Klingon solution to the two rod problem:

hammer both rods strongely and repeteadly on the floor, and to be safe also on the head of the asking person.

Answer. non of the rods is magnetic.


Cardassian solution:

Depending on the size of the rods invent a torturing approach to get the asking one to confess you which rod is magnetically. Additonal informations are a bonus.

Vulcan solution:

Think 10 minutes about the ethic implications of a mindmeld with an unwilling subject. Think another 20 minutes about the countless times mr. Spock ignored those ethic implications.
Think logical...


Kirks solution:

If the asking one is female, well you know the drill.
If the asking one is male, well, sometimes a starship captain has to go where no man has been before...

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#77 Post by Moriarty » Sun Nov 07, 2004 3:34 pm

Another one:

I am sometimes strong and sometimes weak,
But I am nobody's fool,
For there is no language that I can't speak,
Though I never went to school.
What am I?

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#78 Post by Moriarty » Sun Nov 21, 2004 2:28 am

2 weeks and no-one has made an attempt?! hmm.

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#79 Post by skdiw » Sun Nov 21, 2004 7:03 pm

translator or a dictionary?
:mrgreen:

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#80 Post by MisterMerf » Sun Nov 21, 2004 7:46 pm

Moriarty wrote:Another one:

I am sometimes strong and sometimes weak,
But I am nobody's fool,
For there is no language that I can't speak,
Though I never went to school.
What am I?
The voice?

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#81 Post by Moriarty » Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:26 pm

Nope. the answer is...

*wanders off to find answer*

Ah yes, it's:

An Echo :)



Another one then:

Three fat people were standing under a small umbrella, and none of them got wet. How?

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#82 Post by pd » Tue Nov 30, 2004 11:12 pm

because it's not raining?

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#83 Post by Ablaze » Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:23 am

You have a seven link golden chain. You want to stay at an inn in which you have worked out the price of one golden link per day. What are the fewest amount of cuts in the chain that you can make in order that you can pay the inn keeper upfront each day, but still have the liberty of leaving at any time you wish without losing money?

Hint: It is acceptable to give the innkeeper three links and take back the two you gave him the previous day.
Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas.

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#84 Post by Bastian-Bux » Wed Dec 01, 2004 2:45 pm

you make 2 cuts -> 3 pieces. 1,2, 4.

1st day: 1 link
2nd day: 2 link, 1 link back
3rd day: 1 link
4th day: 4 link, 1 and 2 link back
5th day: 1 link
6th day: 2 link, 1 link back
7th day: 1 link
8th day: you better leave

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#85 Post by Ablaze » Wed Dec 01, 2004 6:35 pm

Good job, but remember it's a golden chain, so if you make just one cut in the third link you can take the chain apart like this: ** * ****

What can be held by anyone, is lighter then a feather, and yet even the strongest man can't hold it for long?
Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas.

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#86 Post by Bastian-Bux » Wed Dec 01, 2004 8:16 pm

breath

PS: Thought you where talking about a closed chain, then you'd need 2 cuts. :).

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#87 Post by Ablaze » Thu Dec 02, 2004 2:33 am

This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it. Actually nothing is wrong with it, but it is unusual. Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. If you work at it a bit, you might find out though!
Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas.

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#88 Post by PowerCrazy » Thu Dec 02, 2004 4:33 am

There are no e's? the most common letter in the english alphabet?
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#89 Post by Ablaze » Thu Dec 02, 2004 5:47 am

hehe.. these are too easy for you all.


What goes up and down the stairs without moving?
Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas.

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#90 Post by Bastian-Bux » Thu Dec 02, 2004 7:22 am

The railing.

Boah, had to look up that word in a dictionary :).

Whats endless and still finds enough space to prosper in a humans brain?

PS: Severall correct answers possible.

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