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Blitz at 12:52PM, May 9, 2006
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By cheating with overlap.

Next Brainteaser That Actually Involves Thought Rather Than Wit: In a far away land, it was known that if you drank acid, the only way to save yourself is to drink a stronger acid, which neutralizes the weaker acid. The king, who ruled the land, wanted to make sure that he possessed the strongest acid in the kingdom, in order to ensure his survival, in any situation. So he called the kingdom's pharmacist and the kingdom's treasurer, he gave each a week to make the strongest acid. Then, each would drink the other one's acid, then his own, and the one that will survive, will be the one that had the stronger acid.

The pharmacist went straight to work, but the treasurer knew he had no chance, for the pharmacist was much more experienced in this field, so instead, he made up a plan to survive and make sure the pharmacist dies. On the last day the pharmacist suddenly realized that the treasurer would know he had no chance, so he must have a plan. After a little thought, the pharmacist realized what the treasurer's plan must be, and he concocted a counter plan, to make sure he survives and the treasurer dies. When the time came, the king summoned both of them. They drank the acids as planned, and the treasurer died, the pharmacist survived, and the king didn't get what he wanted.

What happened?
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SpANG at 1:46PM, May 9, 2006
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By cheating with overlap.
That explains nothing.

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Ian Jay at 6:37PM, May 11, 2006
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Spang, thanks for killing the thread with that. And the picture does cheat with overlap, to Blitz's merit.

Blitz… I'm gonna need a little more time to work that thing of yours out. I'm more of the lateral thinker than the logical thinker, so this brainteaser is a little more daunting to me.

~IJ

THE ANSWER TO THE LAST BRAINTEASER I PUT UP, WHICH I LIKE BUT YOU PROBABLY WON'T: The hairdresser would rather cut the hair of two people from anywhere in the world than a single person in town not because she has a vendetta against the town or anything, but simply because she would get more money from cutting two people's hair than just one. Ba-da-bum.
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SpANG at 7:06PM, May 11, 2006
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yeah, that was much better than mine. :roll:

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Ian Jay at 7:48AM, May 14, 2006
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Okay, Blitz! I think I figured out your little acids problem! Here goes:

The treasurer's plan was to offer water instead of acid. This way, when the pharmacist drank the treasurer's water, and then his own acid, there would be no acid for the pharmacist's undoubtedly strong acid to neutralize, and it would instead kill him. Meanwhile, the treasurer would secretly drink a weak acid before the trial, thereby ensuring that the pharmacist's strong acid would work on the weak acid in his stomach and let the treasurer live.

The pharmacist's counterplan was also to offer water. That way, the treasurer would have nothing in his stomach to counteract the weak acid he secretly drank before the trial, and it would slowly yet surely kill him. The pharmacist, meanwhile, would only be drinking water both times, and would experience nothing besides a slight need to go to the bathroom. The king, of course, didn't get what he wanted because both candidates offered water for their entries. Mwah mwaaaaaaah.

~IJ

NEXT BRAINTEASER: There is a semi truck driving down a small and empty highway towards Charleston, South Carolina. Everything is going fine and dandy until the truck comes to an overpass that is just an inch or two too low for the truck to drive under. Now, the driver is running late as it is, and making a detour would burn at least another hour. How can the truck driver get the truck under the overpass and on its merry way?

PS: And no dynamiting the overpass. That's cheating, on top of being destruction of public property.
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ozoneocean at 9:08AM, May 14, 2006
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Fwah, that's an old one… let the tires down a little bit ^^
I still want to know the answer to Spang's! (it's not simple overlap)
Congrats on the acid one BTW, I thought of water too, but not acid before the trial, good idea!
 
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Anonymous at 11:32AM, May 14, 2006
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I have one:

what must you give before you can break it?
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AQua_ng at 11:42AM, May 14, 2006
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A promise.

Okay, an easy one. An electric train is travelling southwards ant 40 mph. The wind is blowing north-westernly at 24 mph. Which direction and how fast is the steaming moving at?

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ozoneocean at 12:01PM, May 14, 2006
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Which direction and how fast is the steaming moving at?
Why? Does someone have a kettle sitting on top of it or something?
Maybe the driver's boiling an egg in a saucepan…

No one's worked out SpANG's picture yet!
 
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Anonymous at 2:31PM, May 14, 2006
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I think I've worked out spangs picture. when the bodies switch over part of the feet are missing on one of the people when they cross over, not enough to be notice when they are stood on their own but enough to slot in with part of the fixed scene when it returns.
these pictures are probably of no use but I'm not very good at explaining things.


sorry about the numbers I was going to number them to show the cross over but as only parts of some people move it's a little tricky
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AQua_ng at 11:55PM, May 14, 2006
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Aqua's makes no goddamn sense whatsoever.

It's an electric train so there wouldn't be steam if that's what you're asking.

That is what I was trying to say. Riddles are not my forte.

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Anonymous at 7:10PM, May 23, 2006
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need help with 2 brain teasers my brother send me. can y'all help me out.

thanks in advance.

What's this phrase?
SOMething


What is this phrase?
RE
EV
VI
EG
N
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ozoneocean at 2:21AM, May 31, 2006
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need help with 2 brain teasers my brother send me. can y'all help me out.

thanks in advance.

What's this phrase?
SOMething


What is this phrase?
RE
EV
VI
EG
N
No bloody idea!
 
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AQua_ng at 3:17AM, May 31, 2006
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Reign?

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AQua_ng at 11:08AM, May 31, 2006
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Yeah, I think it could be never give.

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Ian Jay at 10:53PM, June 3, 2006
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Never give UP, more like.

~IJ

NEXT BRAINTEASER: Mr. Wilco is walking down a country road towards a small village on the island of Jakarta in Indonesia when suddenly there is a torrential downpour. Mr. Wilco, having been the lone survivor of an unfortunate plane crash, does not have anything with him to shield himself from the rain– no umbrella, no newspaper, not even a shirt. He just decides to get wet, seeing as his day can't get much worse. However, when Mr. Wilco gets to the village, not a single hair on his head is even the slightest bit wet. How?
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Ian Jay at 12:51PM, June 4, 2006
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He didn't have anything to shield his head from the rain. Which means no hat. And it was still raining when he got to the village.

Keep guessing!

~IJ
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ozoneocean at 1:16PM, June 4, 2006
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knowing you Ian, it's a trick question. I say he was bald. Bald as an egg. An evil bald egg.
 
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SpANG at 1:22PM, June 4, 2006
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he has no eybrows? or has a hole been discovered in this riddle? :P

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ozoneocean at 1:52PM, June 4, 2006
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he has no eybrows? or has a hole been discovered in this riddle? :P
Well if he was in a plane crash, they could've been burned off, maybe even his hair was burned off? We know he lost his shirt somehow…
 
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Radec at 10:25PM, June 21, 2006
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It wasn't raining in the village or on the way there. it was raining somewhere else.
<= dead and buried.
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Ian Jay at 9:50AM, June 22, 2006
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knowing you Ian, it's a trick question. I say he was bald. Bald as an egg. An evil bald egg.

Ozone wins. Ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaa.

~IJ

NEXT BRAINTEASER: Can you think of one word in the English language that ends in the letters “E-N-Y”? (And “penny” is spelled P-E-N-N-Y, morons.)
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AQua_ng at 9:53AM, June 22, 2006
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Deny.


Rawr. I can't think of a brain teaser right now.

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Radec at 9:18PM, June 22, 2006
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2 + 2 = ?
<= dead and buried.
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ozoneocean at 10:19PM, June 22, 2006
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22 :P

Pure liquid water released into the cold vacuum of space freezes or boils? (lets say it's out of sight of the sun, not close to any other star, and not within the radiation halo of any large planets.
 
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Radec at 8:35PM, June 23, 2006
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Niether. It floats.

Mary goes to the store to buy apples, on the way there, she meets a girl named fred who is 4 years older than her, a boy named fred who is 4 years younger than her, and a hobo named fred who just ate a ham-and-toenail sandwich. If she had tuna for breakfast, and the time of day was 11:45, how many pennies do I have in my pocket?
<= dead and buried.
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Comicmasta at 8:22AM, July 4, 2006
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Six :P


What starts out on 4 legs, then 2 legs, and finally 3 legs.
i have been brought back….The Boanitia..grrrrr…..Must find Super Jesus!!!!!
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Ian Jay at 8:47PM, July 4, 2006
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William. He's a performing dog, see? He was walking on four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon show and he was limping on three legs by the evening because he hurt his paw. He can skateboard, too! (Note: Before you bust my chops, I shamelessly stole this from someone else.)

~IJ

NEXT BRAINTEASER: Imagine that you are trapped in a small room buried three miles underground. The room is about eight feet long by six feet wide, is made of tempered steel, and has no visible exits. The only things you have with you are a pack of playing cards, a roll of Butter-Rum Life Savers, three thumbtacks, and an extremely creased map of India. How do you escape?
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Barguest at 10:29PM, July 4, 2006
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You put the butter rum lifesavers in the middle of the room and wait, you hear a rumbling. There, bursting up from the middle of the floor is a great mole-man-mutant, knowing that their underground civilization depends on it's imports of butter-rum lifesavers, and knowing how their claws can pierce through almost anything up to titanium, you sucessfully lure the mole person into the room. You see that he collects the lifesavers dantily making sure each one is genuine. You grab the thumb-tack run to the center of the room, grab the mole and get him into a headlock, you take your thumtack and threaten to stab him in the nose if he doesn't do exactly as you say, and you throw in that if he does you'll let him keep the lifesaver. The mole-man agrees. He takes you up to the surface where you find yourself smack-dab in the middle of India, oh no! You keep walking through the steamy hot jungle and evetually find a village. Noone in the village speaks English and you see that they are simple people with little use for technology. You speak to the richest man in the village and see that he has the compass. You then challenge him to a game of cards to determine who wins. You end up winning the game and get the compass, but you give him the pack of cards to be a good sport. The man congratulates you and says in his own native tongue “May you be blessed by the Jelly of a thousand Buffalo” which somehow, accounting with the language and the dialect sounds like “I will slit your stomach across and rape your innards!” You run fast as you can with the compass and the map of india down the road, and find an abandoned car. You take the car and are cruising down through Bombay and after only 8 months of telemarketer slave labor you have enough to buy a plane ticket home.

What is the connection between the fabled book “The Necronomicon” and Norse Mythology?
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Comicmasta at 2:15AM, July 5, 2006
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One goes bothways (hehehe gigiddy gigiddy)



You build a cigar smoking robot, but it goes crazy, what do you do?
i have been brought back….The Boanitia..grrrrr…..Must find Super Jesus!!!!!
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