1. ## Riddles

You are in a concrete room. There is a steel pipe 25 centimetres in length cemented into the centre of the concrete floor. The pipe protudes about 15 centimetres. A Ping-Pong is dropped down the pipe. There is a fraction of a centimetre clearance around the ping-pong ball and the pipe. Your task is to get the ping-pong out of the steel pipe undamaged. The only items that are available are a wooden ruler, a ball of string, a pocket mirror, a paper clip and a small magnet. Since nothing else is allowed into the room, how could you get the plastic ping-pong ball out of the steel pipe?

2. ## Re: Riddles

You pee in the pipe, the ball will float to the top.

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Way to go drone! Too hard for me let's do easy.

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These mia muca's are coins, move one to get 4 horizontally and 4 vertically.

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Put one from vertical on top of the second from bottom coin. :D

Howd you know that one! First person to have ever gotten it that ive ever seen!

What word has kst in the middle, in the beginning, and in the end?

Gry?

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What word has kst in the middle, in the beginning, and in the end?
kst-kst-kst?

7. ## Re: Riddles

Originally Posted by pevergreen
Howd you know that one! First person to have ever gotten it that ive ever seen!
I believe someone, it might actually be you, posted that riddle here at one point or the other. Both the riddle and solution ring a bell.

8. ## Re: Riddles

Ha I remember this one from grade school...inkstand? in at the beginning, kst in the middle, and in the end.

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You can draw this one on a piece of paper if you want...

Start on any dot, connect all of the dots with four straight lines without lifting up your "pencil".

If that doesn't count as a riddle, then:
If a butcher wieghs 160lbs on one foot, what does he weigh on both feet?

9. ## Re: Riddles

lets see if i can represent the first one

Top left to middle bottom. Continue down, so you can do the entire right hand side. At top right continue up and then reverse and get top middle and middle left. Continue the line, then get Bottom Left and Middle.
160 pounds.

10. ## Re: Riddles

There's also a solution like this that doesn't involve crossing over existing lines:

11. ## Re: Riddles

Originally Posted by pevergreen
lets see if i can represent the first one

Top left to middle bottom. Continue down, so you can do the entire right hand side. At top right continue up and then reverse and get top middle and middle left. Continue the line, then get Bottom Left and Middle.
160 pounds.
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The man says straight lines; you've got gay diagonal lines!
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but they are straight. He never said they had to be horizontal or verical. Just straight. There is no bend.

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Short of using diagonal lines, it's impossible to get it done with only four lines anyway.
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Let's go old-school:

What can run but never walks,
Has a mouth but never talks,
Has a bed but never sleeps,
Has a head but never weeps?

River

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And who will be the first smart-alec to ask "what have I got in my pocket?"

Ooops.

17. ## Re: Riddles

Originally Posted by Gregoshi
And who will be the first smart-alec to ask "what have I got in my pocket?"

Ooops.
Except wasn't Gollum's riddle about fish?

18. ## Re: Riddles

Alright, since the river riddle was insufferably easy, let's see how quickly this one gets busted:

When there is fire in me then I am still cold
When I own your true love's face then you will not see me
To all things I give no more than I am given
In time I may have all things and yet I may keep nothing.

A Mirror?

Ajax

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took me half a minute in paint, so don't complain about straightness of the lines.. I'm sorry :P

21. ## Re: Riddles

Originally Posted by Dutch_guy
I believe someone, it might actually be you, posted that riddle here at one point or the other. Both the riddle and solution ring a bell.

Got from hotel dusk, DS game

22. ## Re: Riddles

Originally Posted by Mouzafphaerre
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Short of using diagonal lines, it's impossible to get it done with only four lines anyway.
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Sorry, you can use diagnols... it goes top right down to bottom left, then all the way up and out of the "box", then through the second one on the top until it connects two of them, then left through the rest...Ill post a pic later.

As for the second one; no he wieghs meat silly.

23. ## Re: Riddles

People, people. The original instructions posted said straight lines. A straight line does NOT need to be perfectly horizontal or vertical to be straight, it can go in any direction. Thus, any of the solutions thus far will work.

24. ## Re: Riddles

Originally Posted by Whacker
People, people. The original instructions posted said straight lines. A straight line does NOT need to be perfectly horizontal or vertical to be straight, it can go in any direction. Thus, any of the solutions thus far will work.
Though I'm most satisfied with Drisos solution so far. All of the others require the points to be circles with surface area to work, Drisos' would work even if they're mere points.

Ajax

25. ## Re: Riddles

Originally Posted by Mouzafphaerre
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The man says straight lines; you've got gay diagonal lines!
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Well as we all learned from a survey here, even the straightest are at least a little, um, diagonal.

26. ## Re: Riddles

Originally Posted by ajaxfetish
...mere points.
Mere points? Don't you go dissin' my point bretheren! Just think about what life would be like if it was pointless. <insert numerous geometry puns here> Heck Ajax, even your post has a point, and a good one too.

27. ## Re: Riddles

Originally Posted by ajaxfetish
Though I'm most satisfied with Drisos solution so far. All of the others require the points to be circles with surface area to work, Drisos' would work even if they're mere points.

Ajax
This would be the more "kosher" way of drawing what he did, which is also a valid solution, provided the rules don't require no crossing of previously drawn lines. I've seen this often as well.

Edit - Nevermind, he must have updated it.

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I can do it in one line.

Just remove one of the dimensions, so that it's now 1d, then draw line through 'squished' dots!

29. ## Re: Riddles

Originally Posted by Somebody Else
I can do it in one line.

Just remove one of the dimensions, so that it's now 1d, then draw line through 'squished' dots!
Hmm, you know, they didn't specify the width of the line either.

30. ## Re: Riddles

So these two haven't been done yet?

"What word has kst in the middle, in the beginning, and in the end?"

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"You are in a concrete room. There is a steel pipe 25 centimetres in length cemented into the centre of the concrete floor. The pipe protudes about 15 centimetres. A Ping-Pong is dropped down the pipe. There is a fraction of a centimetre clearance around the ping-pong ball and the pipe. Your task is to get the ping-pong out of the steel pipe undamaged. The only items that are available are a wooden ruler, a ball of string, a pocket mirror, a paper clip and a small magnet. Since nothing else is allowed into the room, how could you get the plastic ping-pong ball out of the steel pipe?"

but.. we need more. I can't think of any atm. I'll see what I can come up with later on..

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