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a riddle

February 23rd 2004, 06:16 AM
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Father and son are riding in one car.They have a car accident and are taken in to different hospitals.They need to operate on the child.In the operating room the child is lying on the table motionless.The doctor that's supposed to operate him looks at the child and says: "i just can't operate him - he is my son." so how can this be?
February 23rd 2004, 06:23 AM
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Tal
Noble Male United States xbox steam
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
The "father" the boy rode with in the car wasn't his father.

or

The father he rode with was in fact a grandfather.
February 23rd 2004, 06:29 AM
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no
February 23rd 2004, 06:31 AM
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Tal
Noble Male United States xbox steam
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
That doctor is the Christian god.
February 23rd 2004, 06:39 AM
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no
February 23rd 2004, 06:51 AM
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Tal
Noble Male United States xbox steam
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
The child in question is in fact a child in a totally different car that the car which held the father and son wrecked into.
February 23rd 2004, 06:56 AM
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no
February 23rd 2004, 06:58 AM
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Tal
Ghost
 
The doctor's infected gorilla toe made an impact on the Colombian drug trade, effectively bringing Infinium Lab's stock down 27 percent.
February 23rd 2004, 07:04 AM
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no
February 23rd 2004, 07:13 AM
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Simeon
Peasant Male Netherlands
Any fool can use a computer. Many do. 
The doctor that's supposed to operate him looks at the child and says: "i just can't operate him"

and

so how can this be?

The doctor isn't a doctor? (and thus, doesn't know how to operate..)
February 23rd 2004, 07:29 AM
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Tyrsis
Peasant Female Russia
 
The doctor is his mother
February 23rd 2004, 09:05 AM
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THAT'S TIGHT

Tyrsis is the winner!
February 23rd 2004, 09:08 AM
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ok , then let's say that the doctor
says "oh my god- that's my son!"
February 23rd 2004, 06:20 PM
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Tal
Noble Male United States xbox steam
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
Sensible, but you can't deny the Deep Thought that went into my answers. Well, excluding the one about Infinium Labs. And maybe the one about the Christian god.
February 24th 2004, 02:32 PM
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How about this you stand in a hallway at the end are two identicle brothers one can only lie the other can only tell the trueth there are two doors one is to safety the other a trap. What one question can you ask them to detemin which door leads to safety?
February 24th 2004, 03:19 PM
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merlin
Peasant Male
 
What color shirt am I wearing?
February 24th 2004, 06:07 PM
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Rainbow colored
February 25th 2004, 12:44 AM
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Which door will your brother say the money is behind?

February 25th 2004, 01:11 AM
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You are in a village where half the villagers lie and the other half tell the truth. They can only answer with a "yes" or a "no". You want to leave the village but come to a fork in the road. One way goes to a village of vicious cannibals, the other to safety. A lone villager stands at the fork. What is the one question you can ask the villager?
February 25th 2004, 01:56 PM
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merlin
Peasant Male
 
Which direction am I facing?
February 25th 2004, 01:57 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
"yes" is a direction?
February 25th 2004, 01:58 PM
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merlin
Peasant Male
 
Er, it's close enough to "yeast" to me.
February 25th 2004, 02:31 PM
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lol. Merlin, that was good.
February 25th 2004, 04:26 PM
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Benjamins riddle is totaly ripped off, of that 80s moive with david bowie in called the "labyrinth" and a episode of samurai jack.I don't remeber the answer but it is complexed
February 25th 2004, 04:36 PM
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Weirdo
Peasant
 
You ask the Villager, "Are you a villager?" That way you can easily tell whether he's lying or not.
February 25th 2004, 04:40 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
But how does that tell you which path to pick? Desertgrl limited it to one question.
February 25th 2004, 05:03 PM
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Weirdo
Peasant
 
Ah, in that case, I'm have no idea

EDIT: riddlenut.com is a great place for brain teasers
February 25th 2004, 05:08 PM
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"Does the left road lead to safety?" and trust your luck.
February 25th 2004, 05:26 PM
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Chrispy
Peasant Male Canada
I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to.I guess. 
Um... You don't ask him any questions. You tell him to lead you to saftey, and you make him walk 30 paces ahead. That way, if he lies, you get revenge.
February 25th 2004, 05:30 PM
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That would propably work...
February 25th 2004, 05:46 PM
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This riddle can bust your brain so I will make it easier. Ask the villager 2 questions. Now anybody can get it. The original question goes like this:
"If I were to ask you if this is the road that leads to the cannibals, what would you tell me?" If he answered YES, whether liar or not, the cannibals are down that road. If NO, it is safe.
If you need more clarification, suppose there are two identical twin brothers, one who always lies and the other who always tells the truth. The truth teller is totally accurate in all his beliefs; all true propositions he believes to be true and all false propositions be believes to be false. The lying brother is totally inaccurate in his beliefs; all true propositions he believes to be false, and all false propositions he believes to be true. The interesting thing is that each brother will give the same answer to the same question. For example, suppose you ask whether two plus two equals four. The accurate truth teller knows that it is and will truthfully answer yes. The inaccurate liar will believe that two plus two does not equal four (since he is inaccurate) and will then lie and say that it does; he will also answer yes.

I heard this riddle a long time ago and it stumped me for ages. I also heard the previous 2 riddles and fortunately got the correct answers.Most of the "yes' "no" riddles involving liars and truth-tellers are based on the above explanation.
February 25th 2004, 05:52 PM
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merlin
Peasant Male
 
Just curious, what if you were to ask him:

"Does the natural log of five approximately equal 1.60943791?"

And he doesn't know the answer?
February 25th 2004, 06:04 PM
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He must be punished by hanging him upside down and feeding him exlax. He will never forget the answer again.
February 25th 2004, 06:45 PM
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Weirdo
Peasant
 
Here's another:
Think of words ending in -GRY. Angry and hungry are two of them. There are only three words in the English language. What is the third word? The word is something that everyone uses every day. If you have listened carefully, I have already told you what it is.
February 25th 2004, 07:03 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
Language.
February 25th 2004, 07:06 PM
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Uh?
I didn't get this one...
February 25th 2004, 07:10 PM
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merlin
Peasant Male
 
I see two answers:

Here are some 'gry' words: aggry, puggry, anhungry, and gry.

And, if you didn't put that question mark in the third sentence, the answer would be 'what'.
February 25th 2004, 07:19 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
Silly rabbits, Trix are for kids.

Think of words ending in -GRY. Angry and hungry are two of them. There are only three words in the English language. What is the third word? The word is something that everyone uses every day. If you have listened carefully, I have already told you what it is.
February 25th 2004, 07:22 PM
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Weirdo
Peasant
 
Yup. Redink got it.
February 25th 2004, 07:27 PM
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merlin
Peasant Male
 
If you want to go that route, the answer is that there is no answer. There is NO common word ending in -gry besides angry and hungry.
February 25th 2004, 07:29 PM
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merlin
Peasant Male
 
Another more-valid answer is 'words':

Think of words...
February 25th 2004, 07:31 PM
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Oh my good gods, I hate these things.
February 25th 2004, 07:34 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
Dude, I'm right. And heck, even the Riddle Giver sided with me.

Plus I have +5 Font Text of Higher Purpose.
February 25th 2004, 07:36 PM
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merlin
Peasant Male
 
Eh? Not in Mozilla with my Accessibility Features turned on (I hate crazy sites with different-sized text).
February 25th 2004, 07:36 PM
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Merlin is sort-of-right, too. But your answer is better.
February 25th 2004, 08:02 PM
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Tal
Noble Male United States xbox steam
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
Here's another stupid, nonsense riddle for all of you: I have a stick up my ass. Who's your daddy?
February 25th 2004, 08:05 PM
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redink1
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
Are you my daddy? Nooooo, I've been lied to my entire life
February 25th 2004, 08:09 PM
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Weirdo
Peasant
 
The stick. Geeze, at least make the riddle a little hard.
Speaking of sticks and dads, if you didn't like that riddle you'll hate this one: A boy was at a carnival and went to a booth where a man said to the boy, "If I write your exact weight on this piece of paper then you have to give me $50, but if I cannot, I will pay you $50."

The boy looked around and saw no scale so he agrees, thinking no matter what the carny writes he'll just say he weighs more or less.

In the end the boy ended up paying the man $50. How did the man win the bet?
From the last one, everyone can get this one.
February 25th 2004, 08:22 PM
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he was a god, or then he had miraculous luck.
February 25th 2004, 08:50 PM
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merlin
Peasant Male
 
He wrote "your exact weight".
February 25th 2004, 08:56 PM
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Weirdo
Peasant
 
Correct by Merlin.
February 25th 2004, 11:47 PM
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Redink is right. Merlin is left of center.
February 26th 2004, 12:43 AM
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A man is at home. He goes to bed switches the light off, and goes to sleep. The next morning upon arising, he sees something and then commits suicide. Why?
February 26th 2004, 02:05 AM
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magicman
Peasant Netherlands steam duck
Mmmm, pizza. 
Labyrinth is a cool movie, but david bowie is really fabulous. By the way, I think that riddle is even older that Labyrinth, but I don't know for sure. Anyway, it has been copied very much times, there's always someone who comes up with it.
February 26th 2004, 04:30 AM
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Tal
Noble Male United States xbox steam
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
It was me
February 26th 2004, 01:33 PM
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Weirdo
Peasant
 
He lives in a lighthouse.
February 26th 2004, 02:23 PM
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Correct.
Tyris, Redink, Merlin, and Weido get a $100 in monopoly money and a gold star.

The man saw the ships that had crashed during the nite.
February 26th 2004, 02:28 PM
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merlin
Peasant Male
 
My turn.

Suppose you want to make a rectangular garden with an area of 200 square feet. You want to use the side of your house for one side of the garden and use fencing for the other three sides. What are the dimensions of the garden that minimize the length of fencing needed?
February 26th 2004, 02:35 PM
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Simple math or trick question?
February 26th 2004, 02:38 PM
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merlin
Peasant Male
 
Just math.
February 26th 2004, 03:01 PM
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The smallest lenght I can come up with is 40' of fencing. 10x20 I'm sure a math whiz will figure it.
February 26th 2004, 03:03 PM
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merlin
Peasant Male
 
Nice guess.

Kerry loves dumplings. He can eat 32 of them in an hour. His brother Pete needs 3 hours to eat the same amount. How long will it take them both together to eat 32 dumplings?
February 26th 2004, 03:08 PM
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magicman
Peasant Netherlands steam duck
Mmmm, pizza. 
Kerry = 32/h --> 96/3h
Pete = 32/3h

Together in 3h they eat 96+32=128 dumplings.

128/3 = 32/x --> 128x = 3*32 = 96

x=3/4 hour = 45 minutes

EDIT: Yeah, I know... waaay too long calculation
February 26th 2004, 03:24 PM
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merlin
Peasant Male
 
Yep.

What is the largest possible number you can write using only 2 digits - just 2 digits, nothing else?
February 26th 2004, 03:34 PM
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umm. That sounds good! I'm going to make chicken and dumplings for dinner. Yum.

Kerry eats one dumpling every 1.88 minutes. His brother eats one dumpling every 5.63 minutes. Wow, I'm having kerry's brother over for dinner. He won't eat my dumplings all gone 'fore I get to finish like my boys do.
February 26th 2004, 03:38 PM
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99
February 26th 2004, 03:38 PM
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merlin
Peasant Male
 
No.
February 26th 2004, 03:41 PM
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you can write 00 and say it's the infinite-mark.
February 26th 2004, 03:52 PM
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merlin
Peasant Male
 
no and no.
February 26th 2004, 05:39 PM
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safmoor
Peasant Male
 
That depends on the number base. If you are talking about say, hexadecimal numbers, it would be FF I think.
February 26th 2004, 06:25 PM
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merlin
Peasant Male
 
Uh, FYI, the letter 'F' is not a digit. And it's base 10.
February 26th 2004, 07:08 PM
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Ok how about this riddle?!

If you met the Budha on the side of the road you would have to kill him! Why?

Not necicerily the Budha but like Christ, Muhamed, Seth Robinson pretty much any soul you believe to be inlightened.
*)*) E-ISLAM (*(*
February 26th 2004, 07:43 PM
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Hmm, I have some guesses but they're likely not right. I have a good riddle:

Imagine you are in a steel box without any openings, windows or doors,
completely sealed. How do you get out?
February 26th 2004, 08:42 PM
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Imagine yourself out.
February 26th 2004, 10:35 PM
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Call your friend and tell him to get a blow torch and a doughnut.
February 26th 2004, 10:49 PM
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merlin
Peasant Male
 
Actually, unless there was a phone line running to the box, you would be unable to call (on a cell phone) your friend - it's a simple principle of EMI shielding.
February 27th 2004, 12:06 AM
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Merlin, are you sure of your answer? You didn't say a digit couldn't be used twice nor did you specify base numbers. Wouldn't the largest two digit base number be 16? *shrugs*
February 27th 2004, 02:18 PM
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merlin
Peasant Male
 
The answer is 387,420,489, which can be represented as 9^9.
February 27th 2004, 05:30 PM
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ah! I see where you're going. 99, this is 9x9x9x9x9x9x9x9x9 or 387,420,489 or 9^9.
BUT, Your question was:

What is the largest possible number you can write using only 2 digits - just 2 digits, nothing else?

You've added a symbol. I may be wrong but imho, me, that makes scratcher right.
February 27th 2004, 05:58 PM
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merlin
Peasant Male
 
A caret is a not a digit.
February 27th 2004, 06:04 PM
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My point exactly. So I think we're going two different directions in how you wrote the question versus how I read it.
February 28th 2004, 06:48 AM
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magicman
Peasant Netherlands steam duck
Mmmm, pizza. 
But it is something else
February 28th 2004, 11:21 AM
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Yea that steal box one the answear is. Get in tour boat and row away. or something like that right.
February 28th 2004, 11:50 AM
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Weirdo
Peasant
 
Oh god, I hate this one. Is their a mirror?
February 29th 2004, 02:30 PM
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Chrispy
Peasant Male Canada
I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to.I guess. 
I don't like carrots. I want a banana.
February 29th 2004, 03:01 PM
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I got one 20 crows on roof you shoot one,what color are my eyes?
March 1st 2004, 06:01 AM
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MadStalker
Peasant Male Finland
tag line 
Bloodred, those were your pet crows and you want to kill me now.
March 1st 2004, 03:22 PM
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Correct..There usually brown though.