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    Originally posted by Nicky
    Your left elbow?
    Yea thats right...I have always liked that riddle.

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    Oh no what did I start here?

    Anyway, here goes

    Pronounced as one letter,
    And written with three,
    Two letters there are,
    And two only in me.
    Im double, Im single,
    Im black blue and grey,
    Im read from both ends,
    And the same either way.

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    Is it 'eye' ?
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    Yeah, I've heard that one...that is right, I believe.

    The part I don't understand is "Two letters there are" when there's 3 letters...is there something I'm missing?

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    That means two letters 'e' and 'i'

    i dont get the next part 'and two only in me' unless that is just repeating what it says the line before

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    Assuming I'm right, I'll think of a riddle until hear back from Nickey. Think about this until then: What would chairs look like if your knees bent the other way?
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    Originally posted by westmich
    Assuming I'm right, I'll think of a riddle until hear back from Nickey. Think about this until then: What would chairs look like if your knees bent the other way?
    The same

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    Originally posted by jumpthru
    That means two letters 'e' and 'i'

    i dont get the next part 'and two only in me' unless that is just repeating what it says the line before
    The letter 'e' in me, occurs twice in eye. So of the three letters in eye, only two of them are in me, Also 'me' as in me the person, there are two eye's in my head and therefore in me. Q.E.D.

    Last edited by Drinky; Mar 6, 2001 at 23:46.
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    I am going to go. If I was wrong earlier, well, I don't know.

    This one is from a MENSA's "Lateral Thinking & Logical Deduction".
    Leaky Pipe
    A pipe sprung a leak on its underside so that it leaked 5 gallons of water per hour until the pipe was empty 4 hours later. The leak was not detected and the pipe was refilled but a second leak, of exactly the same size, occurred immediately. The pipe was now leaking at a rate of 10 gallons of water per hour but this time it took 3 hours to empty.

    Why?
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    Originally posted by westmich
    I am going to go. If I was wrong earlier, well, I don't know.

    This one is from a MENSA's "Lateral Thinking & Logical Deduction".
    Hm it cut the quote out when I replied -- but the only thing I can think of is that they don't mention WHERE the second hole is -- perhaps it's on the side so after an hour the water line is past the hole and the second hole does nothing.

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    Close enough.

    It helps that in the book there is an illustration. The pipe is shown as being vertical with the first hole at the bottom. The answer states that the second hole is halfway down.

    It drains at 10 gpm for one hour which leaves the pipe half empty and the water line below the new hole so it now drains at 5 gpm and takes another two hours.
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    You have an S-shaped lawn sprinkler-an S-shaped pipe on a pivot-and the water squirts out at right angles to the axis and makes it spin in a certain direction. Everybody knows which way it goes around; it backs away from the outgoing water. Now the question is this: If you had a lake, or swimming pool-a big supply of water-and you put the sprinkler completely under water, and sucked water in, instead of squirting it out, which way would it turn? Would it turn the same way as it does when you squirt water out into the air, or would it turn the other way?

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    I believe it would not turn - just an instinctive guess, I have no idea why. (I've tried to work out why I think that, maybe because when the water goes out it pushes out a 'line' of water, but sucking in, the water comes in from various directions, not a line. Or maybe because of the bends in the pipe, the forces balance? As I say, it's a guess.)

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    I forgot about this thread.

    Yes, the anwser to my riddle was that the man was too short to reach the buttons.

    I didn't get any of the new ones postee since then.

    Can't think of any more.

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    Originally posted by MattR
    You have an S-shaped lawn sprinkler-an S-shaped pipe on a pivot-and the water squirts out at right angles to the axis and makes it spin in a certain direction. Everybody knows which way it goes around; it backs away from the outgoing water. Now the question is this: If you had a lake, or swimming pool-a big supply of water-and you put the sprinkler completely under water, and sucked water in, instead of squirting it out, which way would it turn? Would it turn the same way as it does when you squirt water out into the air, or would it turn the other way?
    I am guessing it would turn the oppisite way.

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    I also agree that in practice the thing will probably not turn because the weight of the water it is surrounded by.

    However, if it did turn, it would turn in the opposite direction because the water around the inlets (the "front" of the pipes) would be a lower pressure that the water arround the "back" of the pipes so it will spin toward the low pressure - ie move toward where it is sucking in the water from. (that thinking comes to me from sailing).

    Anyway, others have already provided both these answers. I'm just thinking out loud

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    YES - eye is the right answer! Don't forget whilst you guys are logged on I am at work or something similar

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    Y'all win. Next?

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    Nice easy one.

    Feel me you can, See me you can't.
    Feel you I can't, see you I can't.
    For unlike you sentient I am not.
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    Air? Glass?

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    Air it is...
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    As before, I pass my turn to someone else.

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    What do you put in a bucket to make it lighter?

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    A hole. I pass my turn again.

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    TWTCommish you seem to have been around for a while


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