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Old 12-18-2010, 11:42 AM   #136
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Old 12-18-2010, 01:17 PM   #137
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Allright then; two easy riddles:

a. I have a bottle of wine which costs 10 dollar. The price of the wine is 9 dollars more than the bottle. What is the price of the wine and what is the price of the bottle?

b. I am alone in a cold and dark house; in it is a fireplace, an oillamp, a candle, but only one match. Which one should I light first to get some light or to be warm?
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can you then use the candle to light the lamp? Or vice versa?
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Old 12-18-2010, 05:09 PM   #139
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a. the botlle costs 50 cents and the wine $9.50

b. the match
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Old 12-18-2010, 05:39 PM   #140
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SS, sorry, not good.

Javed: you're right! Your turn now.
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Old 12-18-2010, 05:43 PM   #141
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Thanks, desertblues!

In an ordinary deck of playing cards, two of the Jacks have two eyes and two of the Jacks have one eye. How many eyes are on the four Jack cards?
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12 (the cards have mirror images)
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(scene at our home)

Ho, where are them cards? .....
Found! Searching for jacks.......
Three Jacks
Mirror-images?......
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O.k. here goes:

Two sisters are talking about their ages:

"One year ago, I was exactly half as old as you" said the younger one.
The older sister replies: "Even one year from now, your age will be half my age. Here look, if we split the numbers into two parts, top and bottom, they both give your age in a year's time."

How old is the little sister?
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I'm off to bed! If someone else feels like putting up a new quiz question in the meantime, please go ahead.
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:37 PM   #148
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O.k. here goes:

Two sisters are talking about their ages:

"One year ago, I was exactly half as old as you" said the younger one.
The older sister replies: "Even one year from now, your age will be half my age. Here look, if we split the numbers into two parts, top and bottom, they both give your age in a year's time."

How old is the little sister?
9 years old. Older one is 17. A year ago, 16 and younger one was 8 (half the age of the older one). A year from now, they will be 18 and 10. 18 split into two parts (by a horizontal line) looks like 10.
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A jewelry store was robbed and the sack containing the jewels was found a few miles from town in some bushes. The Detective had two suspects but made no attempt to interrogate either of them. Two days later the Detective summoned both the suspects to his office and promptly arrested the one that was guilty.

Without any investigative work, how was the Detective certain of arresting the right person?
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