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Old Nov 13th 2008, 12:29 AM
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All right:

A boat catches fire while sailing on the ocean. Everyone, except for the captain, leaves aboard life boats. The captain dives and swims under water for 90 yards. He hears an explosion. When he surfaces, he immediately hears another explosion. The captain is dragged aboard one of the life boats by some sailors. He mentions that he heard two explosions. The sailors state that they only heard one explosion. Both captain and sailors are telling the truth.

How is this possible?
I'm not a physicist but I believe sound travels faster in water so that when he was submerged he heard the sound of the only explosion that happened. Upon surfacing he heard the same explosion reaching him via the medium of air.
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Old Nov 13th 2008, 12:23 PM
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I'm not a physicist but I believe sound travels faster in water so that when he was submerged he heard the sound of the only explosion that happened. Upon surfacing he heard the same explosion reaching him via the medium of air.
That's correct
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Old Nov 17th 2008, 01:48 AM
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Twenty-four hour rule! Ok, here's one that should be a lot easier than the last one I posted:

You can take away the whole and still have some left. You can take away some and still have the whole left. What is it?
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Old Nov 17th 2008, 05:38 PM
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Twenty-four hour rule! Ok, here's one that should be a lot easier than the last one I posted:

You can take away the whole and still have some left. You can take away some and still have the whole left. What is it?
I'm guessing the word "wholesome".

(took me a while, I was hung up with 'whole numbers' and decimals at first)
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Old Nov 17th 2008, 06:58 PM
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I'm guessing the word "wholesome".

(took me a while, I was hung up with 'whole numbers' and decimals at first)
You got it!
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Old Nov 17th 2008, 08:00 PM
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You got it!
Cool! I need to catch up with Dilettante since he got ahead of me!

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I have a number of roses for sale. The first buyer bought half of my roses then I gave him additional one for free. The second buyer bought half of the remaining roses then I gave him additional one also for free. The third buyer also bought half of the remaining roses then I gave him additional one also for free, this time all of my roses has been sold out.

How many roses do I have?
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Old Nov 17th 2008, 08:20 PM
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I'm going to say none because you just said, "this time all of my roses has been sold out." ... unless you want the original number.
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Old Nov 17th 2008, 08:34 PM
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I have a number of roses for sale. The first buyer bought half of my roses then I gave him additional one for free. The second buyer bought half of the remaining roses then I gave him additional one also for free. The third buyer also bought half of the remaining roses then I gave him additional one also for free, this time all of my roses has been sold out.

How many roses do I have?
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I'm going to say none because you just said, "this time all of my roses has been sold out." ... unless you want the original number.
The original number would have been 14. But I like Greendruid's answer better, given the phrasing of the question.
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Old Nov 17th 2008, 09:19 PM
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The original number would have been 14.
This answer is correct from the source I got the puzzle from.

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But I like Greendruid's answer better, given the phrasing of the question.
Good point.

But the answer is 14.
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Old Nov 17th 2008, 10:13 PM
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I'll post another, but I vote that Greendruid get the point for that last one.

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Bob went back to his hometown for Thanksgiving last year and while he was at his parents house sleeping on the couch in his underwear, an old high school friend stopped by to visit.

"Hey Bob, good to see you. Boy I bet it's been almost twenty years."

"You look great," Bob said. "Tell me what have you been doing? I hear you've been running your father's gas station?"

"Yeah, but more important than that, I'm married. In fact, I married someone who was a year behind us in high school and I'm pretty sure you didn't know. By the way, this is my daughter," the friend said.

Bob looked down at the little girl who was five or six years old and extended his hand and asked the little girl her name.

"My mother and I have the same name," she said.

"Oh that's nice," said Bob. "Then I guess your name must be Annie."

How did he know?
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