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John Hale
John Hale
Yarn Weaver

Dec-8-2004 01:45

Hello all.
I'm fairly new to Sleuth and I thought I might share a little hobby of mine with you all. Here's something for that sad moment when the mysteries of the day are all done.

Thousands lay up gold within this house,
but no man made it.
Spears past counting guard this house,
but no man wards it.
What is it?

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Saxon Joshua
Saxon Joshua

Jan-17-2005 16:33

Oh dear. Sorry about the above, utterly irrelevent posting. I'm new to this whole business... : o )

Madame TBird
Madame TBird
Well-Connected

Jan-18-2005 07:25

WOW! I I didn't catch the Moses part when 1st told to me. Yes, Bible says kind.

Jstkdn,
What were results of study?


Saxon Joshua
Saxon Joshua

Jan-18-2005 14:25

Also, the physical dimensions of the Ark as dictated by God in the Biblical account are at the length-width ratio still used by ship builders today.

U369
U369

Jan-24-2005 22:28

I have some
1:A magician places a metal ball on a funnel in a table. He puts a sheet over the ball. At the end of the show he lifts the sheet and the ball has dissapeared. How?
2:A man weighing 160 pounds with 30 pounds of gear and 24 pounds of gold came to a bridge that could only hold 212 pounds. He was able to walk across it safely. How?(clue:what wheighs more, a pound of gold or a pound of feathers? This puzzle only uses pounds as weight not as in money. It doesnt work in Kilograms)
3:A man walks into a bar and asks for a drink of water. The bartender pulls out a gun and shoots him. The bartender had a good reason for doing this, even though the man didnt know him.

Andy702
Andy702

Jan-24-2005 23:40

I'll take a stab at these.

1. The metal ball was encased in ice at the beginning of the show, and once the ice melted the ball's diameter was smaller than the diameter of the hole in the funnel.

2. He goes on a diet and waits until he gets thin enough to cross. (That almost certainly isn't right - but it's the only answer I can think of for that one.)

3. The man had just given the bartender a note stating that the water was only a cover and that it was really a robbery.

U369
U369

Jan-24-2005 23:56

1:Wrong, but it has to do with melting
2:Wrong. A metullurgist could get this one. Remember, a pound of feathers and a pound of gold are different weights.
3:Wrong. The dead man didn't do anything to the bartender. The bartender thought he had done something to him, though.

Sam the Rose
Sam the Rose
Old Shoe

Jan-25-2005 08:49

a pound is 16 oz.
the weight stays constant no matter the substance.
the volume, the space it takes up can vary, though.

a pound of gold and a pound of feathers are same weight, but they are very different sizes.

No??

James_Lee
James_Lee

Jan-25-2005 16:00

it could be 30 pounds as in english pounds of gear

The Mad One
The Mad One
Well-Connected

Jan-25-2005 16:22

1) The ball had been heated before it was placed on the funnel and allowed to cool down under the cloth during the show. As it cooled it shrank and fell inside the funnel.
2) The problem isn't the wait he is carrying, it is the area it is spread over. if he walks accross the pressure exerted through his feet will crack the bridge. If he crawls accros the weight will be distributed over a wider area and therefore will exert less pressure on the bridge so it won't break.
3) The man had visible symptoms of an infectious disease.


U369
U369

Jan-25-2005 22:46

1: No. But the ball did change in temperature during the act.
2:No.
3:No, but it was how the man looked that caused his death.
James: I already said: this puzzle uses pounds as in weight.
Sam:A pound of (for example)cement and a pound of feathers are the same weight. But a pound of gold has a different weight.Hint:This is one gift horse that you should look in its mouth.

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