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  1. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    There are 5 houses in 5 different colors. In each house lives a person with a different nationality. The 5 owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar, and keep a certain pet. No owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar, or drink the same beverage.

    The question is: Who owns the fish?

    Hints:

    * The Brit lives in the red house.
    * The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
    * The Dane drinks tea.
    * The green house is on the left of the white house.
    * The green homeowner drinks coffee.
    * The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
    * The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
    * The man living in the center house drinks milk.
    * The Norwegian lives in the first house.
    * The man who smokes Blend lives next to the one who keeps cats.
    * The man who keeps the horse lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
    * The owner who smokes Bluemaster drinks beer.
    * The German smokes prince.
    * The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
    * The man who smokes Blend has a neighbor who drinks water.

    Einstein wrote this riddle early during the 19th century. He said 98% of the world could not solve it. Its not hard, you just need to pay attention and be patient.
     

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  2. Jeremy R

    Jeremy R <b>x</b>

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    Yep, that riddle is awesome.
    It took me awhile and I probaly used a whole eraser, but it was worth it.
     
  3. Arkayne

    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    God I <3 Google. I won't say it though. I'll leave you with some jean claude

     
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    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    I had no idea Einstein was so old.
     
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    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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    Man, I want to work it but want to Google it to find out. Riddles are like putting retards in round rooms and telling them to stand in the corner....
     
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    G-D logic puzzles.....:disgust:

    :imstupid:
     
  7. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Thank you.
     
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    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    Got it. Took about 1.5 hours. Fun. Thanks L'opie. And thanks Excel spreadsheet.
     
  9. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    If anyone knows of similar puzzles, please post them :)
     
  10. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    It was Col. Mustard with the Wrench in the Living Room.
     
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    Google 'logic puzzle' - lots of them out there.
     
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    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    Oh yeah.
     
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    ridiculous Turbo Monkey

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    this has me rolling in the cubicle. I wish i could make that a background.
     
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    I could have sworn it was miss scarlet. I guess I need to do it over, I must have gone wrong somewhere
     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Did she have an adam's apple and large hands?
     
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    kev211 Monkey

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    ya why?
     
  17. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    I think that's my ex.

    DANGER WILL ROBINSON DANGER
     
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    kev211 Monkey

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    Ohhhhhhh ok hahaha
     
  19. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    That wasn't very hard at all. Took me about 10 minutes with Rage Against the Machine blasting.
     
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    H8R Cranky Pants

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    You used to fvck a she-male?















    Ok. No surprise there.
     
  21. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    The process of forming numbers in Indonesian is not difficult to understand. With only one word translated into English, your task is to work out some simple arithmetic statements to build a vocabulary of the numbers. Where blanks are provided, fill them in with the correct answers, based on what you learn as you go along. Beware - one of the statements contains an intentional error. Find the error and make the necessary correction.

    Definition: satu = 'one'
    A. Satu ditambah satu menjadi dua.
    B. Dua ditambah dua menjadi empat.
    C. Satu ditambah dua menjadi tiga.
    D. Dua dikalikan dua menjadi empat.
    E. Enam dikurangi tiga menjadi tiga.
    F. Sepuluh dikurangi enam menjadi empat.
    G. Dua dikalikan tiga menjadi lima.
    H. Sepuluh dibagi dua menjadi lima.
    I. Tiga dikalikan enam menjadi delapan belas.
    J. Delapan belas dikurangi satu menjadi tujuh belas.
    K. Tiga ditambah empat menjadi ___________.
    L. Tiga dikalikan tiga menjadi sembilan.
    M. Sepuluh ditambah sembilan menjadi ___________.
    N. Dua puluh dibagi dua menjadi ___________.
    O. Tiga puluh dibagi lima menjadi enam.
    P. Enam belas dibagi dua puluh empat menjadi dua per tiga.
    Q. Tujuh puluh dibagi dua menjadi _________.
    Now write out these numbers (and one fraction) in Indonesian:
    7
    12
    19
    23
    39
    3/4
    Which statement (A-Q) contains an error? ______.
    Rewrite the statement correctly (2 possible answers):


    EDIT: +rep to the first person who PMs me the correct answer.
     
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    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    7 = tujuh
    12 dua belas
    19 sembilan belas
    23 dua puluh tiga
    39 tiga puluh sembilan
    3/4 tiga per empat
    Which statement (A-Q) contains an error? __G__.
    Rewrite the statement correctly (2 possible answers):

    dua ditambah tiga menjadi lima
    or dua dikalikan tiga menjadi enam.

    Or something like that.

    That one was tons easier than the Einstein one. (assuming I got it right )
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Another: dates in Swahili

    ___ tarehe tatu Disemba jumamosia. a. Monday, October 5

    ___ tarehe pili Aprili jumanneb. b. Wednesday, October 5

    ___ tarehe nne Aprili jumannec. c. Sunday, October 5th

    ___ tarehe tano Oktoba jumapilid. d. Tuesday, April 2nd

    ___ tarehe tano Oktoba jumatatue. e. Tuesday, April 4

    ___ tarehe tano Oktoba jumatanof. f. Saturday, December 3
     
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    drkenan anti-dentite

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    The wife and I have been sitting at opposite sides of the table for about an hour now working on this. I got it (thanks to Excel) and now I'm watching her try to figure it out. :busted: