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posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 04:39 AM
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A man was imprisoned in a cell with a rather high ceiling. (see illustration)
The man was allowed to ask for anything.

A few days later, a prison guard found him hanging from the ceiling. He was puzzled at how the prisoner was able to reach that height. The only object that was found in the prison cell was the rope the prisoner used to hang himself. Nothing else.

How was he able to hang himself?




posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 04:45 AM
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He didnt hang himself from the ceiling.
Most likely he used the top bunk of the bunk bed.
edit on 12-1-2013 by kimish because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 04:50 AM
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The man was allowed to ask for anything.

Then there's a million ways he could have done it.

If all he had was a rope and that hook was already in the ceiling, he could have just thrown the rope over the hook and tied one end around himself and then use the other end to pull himself up.



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 04:54 AM
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He asked someone to bring him a ladder then take it away and never talk about



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 05:04 AM
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David Carradine!

What do I win?

Nevermind

He asked for the rope, pulled himself up with it, held onto the hook while tying a noose one handed(He was obviously very talented).


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posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 05:09 AM
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He could request anything?

Well obviously he asked for a large block of ice!

Peace



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 05:14 AM
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If the only thing found was a rope, what was it attached to other than the man?

If the hook in the ceiling was taken for granted...it was a long rope and he hauled himself up from the floor.



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 05:16 AM
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This is easy...

He asked the guard to explain why 9/11 was planned.

The powers that be heard of his questioning and quickly hung him for it....



Seriously though, I haven't the foggiest...



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 05:25 AM
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He requested to be hanged.




posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 05:28 AM
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his demon helped him



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 05:38 AM
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OK, I saw your answer and figured that was all that needed to be said, you won the prize. Then the thought hit me. How in the world did he get something that size through the door? The ice must have been about 18 feet tall.


Aw, heck, never mind. He asked for a bunch of ice in three foot blocks, then stacked the blocks. Of course that leaves unanswered the question of why he didn't hang himself from the window, or ask for a knife to stab himself. And why did he want to perplex the guard? These, and other dark secrets of the criminal mind will be explained on our next episode of Days of Our Lives.
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posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 05:42 AM
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The riddle never said anything about the height of the cell door.


But if he asked for a pillar of ice they would be able to bring it in parts and construct it in the cell, will that work?

Peace



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 05:46 AM
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Dear operation mindcrime,

It's a pleasure to know some one as brilliant as you. Please see my edited post just above.

With respect,
Charles1952



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 08:00 AM
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I was in physical restraints before ....not gonna say why.

I was 1/2 awake and the restraint came off on it's own. I was able to twist around and get the other off. So I could be more comfortable....and awake.



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 09:13 AM
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Well obviously he asked for a large block of ice!


Correct.
He asked for enough ice to be able to make it to the high ceiling.




posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 09:16 AM
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Aw, heck, never mind. He asked for a bunch of ice in three foot blocks, then stacked the blocks.

Yes.



Of course that leaves unanswered the question of why he didn't hang himself from the window,

I could have very well shown him hanging from the window.



or ask for a knife to stab himself. And why did he want to perplex the guard?

That makes for a completely different riddle.



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 09:19 AM
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If the hook in the ceiling was taken for granted...it was a long rope and he hauled himself up from the floor.

Good eye.
I actually thought twice about drawing the hook.


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posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 09:41 AM
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Whiiiiiiiiiiiiiii....I love me a good riddle.

Now riddle me this:

In a field stands an apple tree with apples (no mystery there), a gust of wind passes the tree. after the wind passed there are no more apples hanging from the tree nor are there apples on the ground.

What's going on here?

Peace



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 09:54 AM
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Tornado carried the apples away?



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 09:55 AM
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Nahhh...it was a mild breeze.



Peace



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