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    Riddles, puzzles and illusions.

    Discussion in 'Writing Prompts' started by Alice in Wonderland, May 2, 2007.

    I was thinking about what we don't have on this forum yet and I decided that there wasn't enough to stretch out brain to it's limits (or just make ourselves laugh at how silly we can be.) So I present to you:

    THE RIDDLES, PUZZLES AND ILLUSIONS THREAD!

    I will post a few to get your started. You can have a crack at them or post your own.

    Riddle#1:

    What row of numbers comes next?

    1
    11
    21
    1211
    111221
    312211
    13112221

    Riddle#2:

    A woman has 7 children, half of them are boys.
    How can this be possible?

    Answer: All the children are male. Half of them are male, and so is the other half! (Solved by Banzai.)
     
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    Riddle #2 - in saying that a woman has seven children you merely infer that she has at least seven children hence it would be perfectly possible for half of her sum total of children to be male (providing she had an equal amount of children).
     
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    Gannon, Nope. She has seven children in total. =)
     
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    Them refers to the children plus the woman - therefore 4 male 4 female?
     
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    You were closer with your first guess...
     
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    One of the kids is a hermaphrodite.
     
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    All of the children are male. Easy.
     
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    Now that would be too obvious, wouldn't it? Wrong. ;P
     
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    Correct! =D

    Riddle#3:

    Read my riddle, I pray. What God never sees, what the king seldom sees, and what we see every day. What is it?

    Answer: An equal. (Solved by Banzai.)
     
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    Always old, sometimes new,
    Never sad, sometimes blue.
    Never empty, sometimes full,
    never pushes, always pulls.
    What am I?
     
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    Oh, are you in charge of the riddling? Okay :D
    And I think the answer to yours is an equal, or a superior, or something like that.
     
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    You can post riddles too. ^^ You are all my equals, post away! xD

    You were right in your first guess. =) Damn you are good! xD I must find some harder ones!

    But first to pick at the riddle you posted...

    Edit: Is it the ocean?
     
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    Nope, but kinda along the right lines (ish).
     
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    A river then? xD

    Riddle#4:

    Four cars come to a four way stop, all coming from a different direction. They can't decide who got there first, so they all go forward at the same time. They do not crash into each other, but all four cars go. How is this possible?

    Answe: They all turn Left(England)/Right(America) (solved by Banzai)
     
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    Uh, they all proceed through the intersection at different speeds? One car starts off slowly, the car to its right goes somewhat faster, the car to its right goes even faster, and the fourth car is a Lamborghini that zips through just missing the front bumper of the first car?


    I'm no good at riddles (as you can tell :), so I'll ask a dumb old math test question:
    What is 100% of 37?
     
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    Wrong. xD Made me laugh though. =D

    37? D= I got a B in my GCSE maths (Even though I left my calculator at home on the calculator paper...)... I hope I'm right. xD
     
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    I'm not sure about your riddle, but the answer to mine isn't a river :p

    I'll have to think a little longer on yours.
     
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    The moon! The moon is old and there can be a new moon. There can also be a blue moon and blue can mean sad but rock has no emotions. The moon can be full but not empty. And it pulls at the tide (ocean). =D
     
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    Well done, Alice :D
     
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    Oh, and in answer to yours, do they all turn left?
     
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    If you are in England, yes. xD Well done!

    Riddle#5:

    With a little detective work and deep thought, the following facts can make an accurate statement. Can you figure it out?
    11 is a race horse
    12 is 12
    1111 race
    12112

    Answer:

    11 is a race horse
    12 is one too
    11 won one race
    12 won one too. (Solved by Banzai)
     
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    I think I have it. Is it to do with phonetics?

    11 is a race horse
    12 is "one two (too)"
    11 "one one (won one)" race
    12 "one one two (won one too)
     
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    Well done!

    A shiny penny to you if you can answer riddle #1. xD
     
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    See, that's the one that's bothering me. I need more time to think on it, like the sad individual I am.


    (And I swear this was in the Lounge before. I sense the unseen hand of a Mod moving....)
     
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    They can move my threads but they'll never move my soul!!! *Shakes fist*

    I enjoy watching people suffer over riddles. >=] Send me a picture of your perplexed expression! Mwahahaaaa.

    Riddle#6:

    If you cross out all unnecessary letters in the following string of letters, a logical sentence will remain. Can you see it?

    AALLLOUGNINCEACELSSSEANRYTELNETCTEERS

    Answer: If you take on the letters in the phrase "All Unnecessary letters" you are left with the words "A logical sentence." (Solved by Banzai xD)
     

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