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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-27-2005 04:18

A factual riddle (apparently!): In l914 the British army introduced steel helmets as standard to all of their front-line soldiers fighting in the trenches. However, as soon as this was done, the field hospitals just behind the lines were overwhelmed with higher numbers of wounded Brits. Why? (and before anyone suggests it, as someone always does, the helmets were not magnetic!!)

Sam the Rose
Sam the Rose
Old Shoe

Jan-27-2005 09:10

you mean I was right about the leopard??
I was just kidding around!

Sila
Sila

Jan-27-2005 09:39

:o) You were right!

Sam the Rose
Sam the Rose
Old Shoe

Jan-27-2005 13:23

LOL!

U369
U369

Jan-27-2005 18:09

John was correct!

U369
U369

Jan-27-2005 18:11

Sila: I know that one(the second). So I wont tell it here.
Saxon: Same with Sila's.

Saxon Joshua
Saxon Joshua

Jan-28-2005 00:48

Good man U369. You're no spoilsport : o )

Sila
Sila

Jan-28-2005 03:49

So no offers for an answer???

Andy702
Andy702

Jan-29-2005 02:09

Sila: A seamount?

Saxon: The helmets were poisoning the soldiers when the metal soaked into the men's skin/bloodstream?

The Mad One
The Mad One
Well-Connected

Jan-30-2005 10:27

Saxon: Two possibilities. One, steel helmets provide very poor protection vs bullets unless they are so thick that the helmet is too heavy to wear. This is why soldiers stopped wearing armour when muskets became reliable.
Two, Steel helmets will permit sound waves to echo so the sound of a shell exploding close buy was transmitted through the helmet and burst their eardrums.

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