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# Riddle Me This

### #91 jaxisland Posted 03 October 2006 - 01:07 PM

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by going downstairs you cannot gurantee what light switch controls each one, you can only leave the light switches once to check

When you leave the lightswitch you can see the light of the floor you are on though.

Edited by jaxisland, 03 October 2006 - 01:08 PM.

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The match

Correct...
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### #93 harrythook Posted 04 October 2006 - 04:51 AM

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There are 3 light switches on a wall.

They control 3 lights, one on the floor above you, one on the floor you are on, one on the floor below you.

You CANNOT see ANY of the lights.

How can you identify what switch goes to what light by going upstairs only once.

When you leave the lightswitch you can see the light of the floor you are on though.

turn off all switchs
tape a fully inflated ballon to each light
turn on switchs one at a time untill each ballon pops

But then it came to me:
all switchs off, wait
two switchs on for 5 minutes
turn off one of the 2 switchs
go upstairs immediatly
if hall light on, feel bulb upstairs, or vica-versa

hall out, upstairs out, downstairs has to be switch on
one of the two other bulbs will be hot (heat generated from bulb, remember popping the balloon). Any position for switchs will be identified.

Someone else please post a riddle, or else I will have to get out the old quantum mathematics book and give a really hard question!
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### #94 jaxisland Posted 04 October 2006 - 06:02 AM

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Very nice harry, you are correct.

What is greater than god...
Meaner than the devil...
Poor people have it....
Rich people want it....
You will die if you eat it...

Edited by jaxisland, 04 October 2006 - 06:04 AM.

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### #95 dsenette Posted 04 October 2006 - 06:18 AM

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nothing

also jaxis...whoever guesses right is responsible for the next riddle
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### #96 harrythook Posted 04 October 2006 - 06:35 AM

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also jaxis...whoever guesses right is responsible for the next riddle

Thats my fault dsenette,
I asked if someone else would post a riddle.
I'll work on one.
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### #97 dsenette Posted 04 October 2006 - 06:37 AM

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OH...i didn't see that...sorry fellahs...
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### #98 harrythook Posted 04 October 2006 - 06:53 AM

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Well I was going to ask what you get when you cross a pirate and a monkey from Transylvania, but its too late!
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### #100 dsenette Posted 04 October 2006 - 10:34 AM

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i guess it's my turn

Five hundred begins it, five hundred ends it,
Five in the middle is seen;
First of all figures, the first of all letters,
Take up their stations between.
Join all together, and then you will bring
Before you the name of an eminent king.
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is it --David
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### #102 dsenette Posted 04 October 2006 - 10:38 AM

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sure be
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### #103 Shock Box Posted 04 October 2006 - 10:42 AM

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Try this one

All about, but cannot be seen,
Can be captured, cannot be held,
No throat, but can be heard.
What is it?
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### #104 harrythook Posted 04 October 2006 - 12:36 PM

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easy, the wind (old sailboat song)
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