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    Brain teasers?

    Know any good ones?

    If you stop time, who turns it back on?

    Swiss cheese has holes.
    The more swiss cheese you have, the more holes you have.
    Therefore, the more swiss cheese you have, the less swiss cheese you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gherkin View Post
    Swiss cheese has holes.
    The more swiss cheese you have, the more holes you have.
    Therefore, the more swiss cheese you have, the less swiss cheese you have.
    Silly. As long as x > y (cheese mass greater than holes - aka no mass), increasing x proportionally to y will always yeild a greater number than the prior value.

    Ok, here is a brain teaser: If a man rides into town on Thursday, stays in town 3 days, and leaves on Tuesday, what color is his hair?

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    If Pinocchio tells you he's lying, will his nose grow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carazy View Post
    Ok, here is a brain teaser: If a man rides into town on Thursday, stays in town 3 days, and leaves on Tuesday, what color is his hair?
    he will become jello, because he traveled forth in time. See Steins;Gate for further explanation

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    This is a good one

    You are in a cabin and it is pitch black. You have one match on you. Which do you light first, the newspaper, the lamp, the candle or the fire?

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    Even better

    The maker doesn't need it, the owner doesn't want it, the user doesn't know he's using it what is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeko View Post
    This is a good one

    You are in a cabin and it is pitch black. You have one match on you. Which do you light first, the newspaper, the lamp, the candle or the fire?
    the match

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    Whether the world's greatest gnats or the world's greatest heroes, you're still only mortal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeko View Post
    This is a good one

    You are in a cabin and it is pitch black. You have one match on you. Which do you light first, the newspaper, the lamp, the candle or the fire?

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    Even better

    The maker doesn't need it, the owner doesn't want it, the user doesn't know he's using it what is it?

    Light the match first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeko View Post
    The maker doesn't need it, the owner doesn't want it, the user doesn't know he's using it what is it?
    Coffin.

    If we're going with riddles:
    Sometimes i scream, sometimes i yell, sometimes you can't hear me, and i do not have a throat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skelington View Post
    Coffin.

    If we're going with riddles:
    Sometimes Skelington screams, sometimes Skelington yells, sometimes you can't hear Skelington, and Skelington does not have a throat.
    Fixed ^_^ also, too short

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    You're stuck in a room with no windows,doors and no way out. All you have is mirror how do you get out. (hint requires elementary grade English and math )
    Quote Originally Posted by Uggz View Post
    /facepalm, assasination mastery increases poison damage, as far as i'm aware envenom doesn't count as poison damage

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    What demands an answer but asks no question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tremors View Post
    You're stuck in a room with no windows,doors and no way out. All you have is mirror how do you get out. (hint requires elementary grade English and math )
    there are only three walls. the fourth wall is a reflection on the mirror?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeko View Post
    What demands an answer but asks no question?
    A telephone.

    What asks questions but demands no answer?

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    there are only three walls. the fourth wall is a reflection on the mirror?
    No a full room 4 walls roof and floor, all solid none with wholes or anything.
    Quote Originally Posted by Uggz View Post
    /facepalm, assasination mastery increases poison damage, as far as i'm aware envenom doesn't count as poison damage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skelington View Post
    Coffin.

    If we're going with riddles:
    Sometimes i scream, sometimes i yell, sometimes you can't hear me, and i do not have a throat.
    I wanna say wind..
    I have no color, but there's darkness within. I have no weight, and hold nothing, but if you put me in a container it becomes lighter. What am I ?

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    1
    11
    21 Whats the next line in the series?
    1211
    111221
    312211
    13112221
    ---------
    ?????????

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    the "9 dots" puzzle was always a favorite of mine (maybe because i actually figured it out the first time i saw it without having to be given any hints)



    Connect the 9 dots using 4 straight lines without lifting your pencil off the paper

    obviously, it's meant to be printed out, hence the "pencil" part, but you get the idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Oak View Post
    I have no color, but there's darkness within. I have no weight, and hold nothing, but if you put me in a container it becomes lighter. What am I ?
    a hole
    Last edited by Youvegotfail; 2012-01-25 at 10:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carazy View Post
    A telephone.

    What asks questions but demands no answer?
    Internet trolls.

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    If you divide by zero, let's say 4/0, would it then be 4 because nothing got shared and it would be whole, or nothing because there was no one there to get it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Youvegotfail View Post
    the "9 dots" puzzle was always a favorite of mine (maybe because i actually figured it out the first time i saw it without having to be given any hints)



    Connect the 9 dots using 4 straight lines without lifting your pencil off the paper

    obviously, it's meant to be printed out, hence the "pencil" part, but you get the idea.

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    a hole
    Code:
    o-o-o-/
     \   /
    o o o
    |  X
    o o o   <----Start here
    |/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arrowstorm View Post
    If you divide by zero, let's say 4/0, would it then be 4 because nothing got shared and it would be whole, or nothing because there was no one there to get it?
    4 items divided among 0 people results in 0 items per person.
    4 people given 0 items results in 0 people per item.
    Last edited by gherkin; 2012-01-25 at 10:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brumsta View Post
    1
    11
    21 Whats the next line in the series?
    1211
    111221
    312211
    13112221
    ---------
    ?????????
    1113213211?
    31131211131221
    13211311123113112211
    11131321133112132113212221
    311311131221232112111312113211
    i remeber this pattern from my algebra 1 class 6 years ago its basically counting the numbers that you see
    good times, good times
    Last edited by Vizardlorde; 2012-01-25 at 10:31 PM.

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