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#91 Post by Ablaze » Thu Dec 02, 2004 7:32 am

Has to be stupidity :)

Here's a good one:

A word I know, Six letters it contains, Subtract just one, And twelve is what remains.
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#92 Post by Bastian-Bux » Fri Dec 03, 2004 8:10 am

Thirteen

Come on guys, bring more difficult ones. English isn't my primary language and still I can solve them ^^.

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#93 Post by noelte » Fri Dec 03, 2004 8:13 am

Thirteen has more than six letters!
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#94 Post by Bastian-Bux » Fri Dec 03, 2004 8:30 am

Thirteen "has" more then six letters (8), but it contains only 6, as "t" and "e" are doubles.

@noelte: Im Deutschen würden wir sagen: enthält 6 verschiedene Buchstaben bzw. hat 6 Buchstaben. Sind zwei verschiedene Sachen :).

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#95 Post by Ablaze » Fri Dec 03, 2004 8:47 am

Thirteen is not the answer, the answer "has" 6 letters.. and all that other stuff.


I'm generally don't remember the ones that are so "hard" that I consider them obscure, but if you like.. here's one:

A little pool with two layers of wall around it. One white and soft and the other dark and hard, amidst a light brown grassy lawn, with an outline of a green grass. What is this?
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#96 Post by noelte » Fri Dec 03, 2004 8:57 am

@bb see Ablaze :P
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#97 Post by Kharagh » Fri Dec 03, 2004 11:02 am

Hmm, I don't know about Ablaze's riddle, but here is another one for you to solve :-)

I can go up the chimney down, but not down the chimney up.
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#98 Post by Daveybaby » Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:06 pm

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#99 Post by Kharagh » Sun Dec 05, 2004 1:57 pm

You're right :-)

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#100 Post by Ablaze » Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:24 pm

Man, you can just copy and paste these into google. Kind of deflates the whole riddle thing, dosen't it?

For the record the answers are "Dozens" (subtract the "s" and make dozen) and "a coconut."
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#101 Post by noelte » Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:00 pm

Now, i'm going to prove that 4 equals 5 ;-)

-20 = -20
16-36 = 25-45
16-36+9²/2² = 25-45+9²/2²
(4-9/2)² = (5-9/2)²
4-9/2 = 5-9/2
4=5

ähm, ... q.e.d.
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#102 Post by Geoff the Medio » Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:22 pm

noelte wrote:(4-9/2)² = (5-9/2)²
4-9/2 = 5-9/2
And I suppose that (-1)^2 = (1)^2 means -1 = 1 ?

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#103 Post by noelte » Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:31 pm

Geoff the Medio wrote:
noelte wrote:(4-9/2)² = (5-9/2)²
4-9/2 = 5-9/2
And I suppose that (-1)^2 = (1)^2 means -1 = 1 ?
Of cause not, it only means that -0.5² equals 0.5² leads to -0.5 = 0.5 ;-)
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#104 Post by Bastian-Bux » Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:02 pm

You forgot i.
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#105 Post by Daveybaby » Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:12 pm

Okay, here's one:

What's the difference between a duck?
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