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Atomix's riddles

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posted on May, 27 2005 @ 11:35 AM
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Originally posted by Gazrok


Q: Which weighs more, a pound of feathers, or a pound of gold? (Oh, and why?)



Same weight, their both a pound




posted on May, 27 2005 @ 11:46 AM
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no! actually i edited this one, i know its a classic so i wanted to change it! they are gay and they adopted a son!
ha ha ha ah ah ha ha



posted on May, 27 2005 @ 11:50 AM
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Originally posted by Paranoid Pain
no! actually i edited this one, i know its a classic so i wanted to change it! they are gay and they adopted a son!
ha ha ha ah ah ha ha


That is soooo funny! :
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posted on May, 30 2005 @ 05:28 AM
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A man has two girlfriends. One lives in the north side of town and the other on the south side. He has nothing to indicate the time in his house. Every weekend he walks to the train startion and gets the first train to the north or south side. Each train comes every 10 minutes yet 9 out of 10 times he gets the northside train.

Explain that starting............................NOW!



posted on May, 30 2005 @ 05:54 AM
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ok, i dont really know the answer to your riddle, im just guessing that he gets up at the same time every day except 1!:shk: its obviously not that, but at least i guessed! heres another one to ponder at the same time:
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.
now this is hard!!!!!!!!!!
the answer is hilarious!!!
you'll be kicking yourselves when i tell you in exactly 2 days



posted on May, 31 2005 @ 02:01 AM
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Damn you, ville woman! Tell me! You didn't say what it is.



posted on May, 31 2005 @ 08:52 AM
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Originally posted by Paranoid Pain
ok, i dont really know the answer to your riddle, im just guessing that he gets up at the same time every day except 1!:shk: its obviously not that, but at least i guessed! heres another one to ponder at the same time:
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.


The answer I think best fits your presentation of this riddle:
""Language" is the third word in "the English language". You use language every day. The rest of this version of the riddle is simply misdirection, to get you thinking about the wrong thing"


For more versions (and answers) to the same riddle, go to THIS LINK



posted on May, 31 2005 @ 09:26 AM
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Originally posted by Atomix
A man has two girlfriends. One lives in the north side of town and the other on the south side. He has nothing to indicate the time in his house. Every weekend he walks to the train startion and gets the first train to the north or south side. Each train comes every 10 minutes yet 9 out of 10 times he gets the northside train.


Don't know if this is right: He lives on the south side. The station he walks to is the last station on the south side, so only on the last minute in each 10 min period will the train be south-bound (coming into the station, and I guess he boards it, then gets off again), the other 9 minutes it will be a north-bound train ("turns around" to go the other way).

[edit on 2005/5/31 by wecomeinpeace]



posted on May, 31 2005 @ 12:36 PM
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Language. The third word in 'the English language'



posted on Jun, 1 2005 @ 02:01 AM
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Er..sorta....Say he leaves his house at 3PM. North train comes at 3:01 South train comes at 3:00. He won't get there at exactly three so he gets the 3:01 train. Magic!



posted on Jun, 1 2005 @ 12:12 PM
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""Language" is the third word in "the English language". You use language every day. The rest of this version of the riddle is simply misdirection, to get you thinking about the wrong thing"

RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! guess what you get? nothing!!!!
lol



posted on Jun, 7 2005 @ 01:58 AM
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Atomix, do you have any more riddles?



posted on Jun, 7 2005 @ 10:38 AM
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Same weight, their both a pound


Actually, that's wrong, believe it or not...keep trying...



posted on Jun, 7 2005 @ 02:57 PM
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how can that be wrong???? just because your a mod doesnt mean you can defy the laws of science!NO WAIT A MINUTE i just got it!!!!!!!!!!
is it that a pound in money is lighter than a pound in weight? i think i got it!!! dance with me! oh yeah



posted on Jun, 7 2005 @ 03:01 PM
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You're almost there...

I assure you, no laws are being broken, and the answer given is wrong.

It has to do with the two substances I mentioned, and when I give you the answer, you'll understand....

Another hint, has to do with the way they are measured...

[edit on 7-6-2005 by Gazrok]



posted on Jun, 7 2005 @ 03:12 PM
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A pound of feathers is heavier than a pound of gold.

Why? Because gold is measured in 'troy' and not 'avoirdupois'. Troy pound = 12 ounces.

Do I win a pound of gold?



posted on Jun, 7 2005 @ 03:20 PM
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Gold is measured 12 troy ounces to the troy pound = 373.24 grams. Feathers and most other substances are measured in standard imperial pounds = 453.59 grams. So a pound of feathers weighs more than a (troy) pound of gold.



posted on Jun, 7 2005 @ 03:21 PM
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See? No laws broken, and a perfectly sound answer...

Sound as a pound you might say....

*audience grumbles*

Nope, can't promise any gold, so you'll have to settle for 250 virtual gold coins...


EDIT: Yes, it's a thoroughly evil riddle, have fun using it on friends who think they are clever...


[edit on 7-6-2005 by Gazrok]



posted on Jun, 8 2005 @ 12:26 PM
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yes, it is a very very very very very *audience grumbles*
evil riddle!!!!
a bit like this smiley (the one on the right) :bash:

ok heres another one:
Three friends check into a motel for the night and the clerk tells them the bill is $30, payable in advance. So, they each pay the clerk $10 and go to their room. A few minutes later, the clerk realizes he has made an error and overcharged them by $5. He asks the bellhop to return $5 to the 3 friends who had just checked in.
The bellhop sees this as an opportunity to make $2 as he reasons that the three friends would have a tough time dividing $5 evenly among them; so he decides to tell them that the clerk made a mistake of only $3, giving a dollar back to each of the friends. He pockets the leftover $2 and goes home for the day!
Now, each of the three friends gets a dollar back,so they each paid $9 for the room which is a total of $27 for the night. We know the bellhop pocketed $2 and adding that to the $27, you get $29, not $30 which was originally spent. Where did the other dollar go???

figure THAT out in less than an hour and ill give you.... NOTHING!!!



posted on Jun, 8 2005 @ 12:55 PM
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Originally posted by Paranoid Pain
Now, each of the three friends gets a dollar back,so they each paid $9 for the room which is a total of $27 for the night. We know the bellhop pocketed $2 and adding that to the $27, you get $29, not $30 which was originally spent. Where did the other dollar go???


It's a trick of the language here "so they each paid $9 for the room which is a total of $27 for the night". They did not pay $9, they paid $10 each which is $30 total. $25 is with the hotel, $3 is returned to the patrons, and $2 is in the bell-boy's pocket. 25+3+2=$30

edit: Or you can look at it this way. After the refund, they paid $25 total, which means they paid 25/3 = $8.33333 each, not $9 each.

[edit on 2005/6/8 by wecomeinpeace]




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