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Lyra Cornwallis
Lyra Cornwallis
Lucky Stiff

Mar-12-2010 10:38

The game's very simple. You just have to post a riddle, and the person who posts next should try answering it, and should post their own riddle.

Example:
Why do birds fly South in winter?

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Cordelia Falco
Cordelia Falco
Battered Shoe

Mar-15-2010 03:37

It does seem to depend on whether you have to keep drinking from higher and higher wells to counteract each poison. If so, if the knight gives the dragon water from well #6 then he forces the dragon to drink from well #7, and there's nothing then that can counter well#7. But that would apply to any of the poisons: you'd have to keep drinking from the next well up till you ran out (in the knight's case at #6 and in the dragon's case at #7) and then you'd die. So the only way the knight could live would be to not drink the water. :)

I'm not sure Lyra meant us to get this many headaches. I blame the English language for not distinguishing between puzzle riddles and the type of joke that goes "What do you get if you cross an elephant and a kangaroo?"...

M. Lacrimosa
M. Lacrimosa
Sleuth About Town

Mar-15-2010 05:24

If I had to guess the answer to that, I'd have to say an Eleroo. But that's just what I would say.

Here is a puzzle.

In an alley, you find a dead body. It's that of a man. Coming from his mouth is a red liquid. And next to his head, is a stick. What happened to this man?

Cordelia Falco
Cordelia Falco
Battered Shoe

Mar-15-2010 07:08

The problem with that sort of riddle, for the purposes of this thread, is that you're supposed to ask yes/no questions to solve it, which could take some time...

I'll discount the obvious 'he got hit with the stick, blood came out of his mouth and he died' answer and ask 'Is the red liquid blood?" and 'How long is ths stick?' (OK, so it's not a yes/no question, but I'm trying to speed things up a little!)

(Oh, and it's not an Eleroo. Anyone else know that one?)

Lyra Cornwallis
Lyra Cornwallis
Lucky Stiff

Mar-15-2010 11:04

Don't know the answer to your riddle...
The answer to mine's a nitwit!

Who can jump higher than a house?

*Ah Cordelia... maybe you should see a doctor... I didn't mean to give anyone headaches...*

Cordelia Falco
Cordelia Falco
Battered Shoe

Mar-15-2010 11:29

What do you get if you cross an elephant and a kangaroo?

Great big holes all over Australia.

(Thanks Lyra, I've de-stressed with a gin & tonic and the headache's fine now!)

Vulkie3
Vulkie3
Haynes

Mar-15-2010 11:43

This is the solution to Heim's question/riddle : The knight fills his "glass" or cup with plain water (they're on an island anyway, lots of water around xD). Anyways, the knight takes a sip from well one and waits for the dragon to come back with a glass/cup filled with water from the well of number 7. They exchange glasses. The knight gets cured (cuz he drank from well 1, number 7 is the highest well there is, so the knight gets cured). The dragon drinks the "plain" water (which he believed it was a poison filled glass), rushes to well 7 and drinks from the well, thus poisoning himself and killing himself.

xD. Good one Heim. You really had me thinking there

Secret Spy_
Secret Spy_
Super Steeper

Mar-15-2010 13:12

Wow! That's really good!

Heimlich VonVictor
Heimlich VonVictor
Vigilante

Mar-15-2010 16:47

Yes Vulkie that is correct! Squirrel was very close as well, I thought he was going to get it for a minute.

Lyra, a housefly?

Here's another:

A detective walks into the Tricky Mister one night and says to Cyrus, "I know you're a betting man, and I'd like to propose a wager. If I win, I drink free for the night, but if you win, I'll buy a round for the entire bar. I have three daughters, and I bet you can't tell me their ages."

Cyrus looks at him and says, "I'd be crazy to take that bet! How would I know that?"

The detective thinks for a minute and responds, "The sum of my three daughter's ages is eighteen."

Cyrus takes out a napkin and begins to write on it. He looks back at the detective and says, "Sorry but I still can't tell you."

The detective scratches his chin, pondering for a moment before saying, "You know what? My one daughter's age is the street address of this very bar!"

So Cyrus takes a walk outside, comes back in, and says, "It's still impossible to figure out, and you are wasting my time!"

The detective, knowing that he has frustrated the bartender, feels victory within his grasp. "Alright pal," he says, "here's what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna give you one final hint and if you get it, I'll buy the next three rounds!" Cyrus sighs and asks for the final hint.

The detective points out the window towards Battery Boardwalk. "The other day my youngest daughter told me she hopes they have a merry-go-round there when it opens."

Cyrus quickly scribbles something on a napkin and holds it up in front of the detective, who turns completely white. "Better break out your wallet." Cyrus says smugly.

What did he write on the napkin, and how was he positive that it would be correct?

Cassiel
Cassiel
Well-Connected

Mar-15-2010 17:20

Okay:

I'll call the girls' ages: x, y and z (because I'm a pendantic math fool)

Cyrus knows: x + y + z = 18

Cyrus knows one of the ages, let's say that's age 'x'

Cyrus also knows that to ride a merry go round you have to be a certain age, (what ever that is), and so he knows that the remaining children cannot be less than that number.

From there he can then deduce the remaing two ages of the other two daughters.





Heimlich VonVictor
Heimlich VonVictor
Vigilante

Mar-16-2010 00:24

Well, yes Cyrus does know one of the ages. You're on the right track, but keep in mind, the youngest daughter didn't say that she wanted to ride one, merely that she wished there was one when it opened. She could very well be thirty by the time that happens! *ducks objects thrown by Ben and HLI*

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