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Re: Riddles

Postby phoneutria » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:22 pm

Arminius wrote:Two Children.

A boy and a girl are talking: "I am a boy", says the blond child. "I'm a girl", says the black-haired child. At least one of the children is lying.

What hair color does the girl have?


If they are saying complementary things and one is lying, then both are lying. the girl is blonde
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Re: Riddles

Postby xfzgrwql » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:25 pm

Q: What has testicles, a penis, and can ejaculate in Modern, (D)Evolved, and Progressive Societies???

A: Women.

Thanks, Phoney!
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Re: Riddles

Postby phoneutria » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:26 pm

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Re: Riddles

Postby xfzgrwql » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:33 pm

Q: Which phoney meat is Phoney's favorite meat?

A:
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Re: Riddles

Postby phoneutria » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:08 pm

Someone remove this child from the thread, please.
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Re: Riddles

Postby Arminius » Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:23 pm

Greetings from ....

The following picture shows the island where I spend my holidays:

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Re: Riddles

Postby James S Saint » Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:38 pm

Looks like a crystal under a microscope.

..but maybe that is merely my perspective ... 8)

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The Wise gather together to help one another in EVERY aspect of living.

You are always more insecure than you think, just not by what you think.
The only absolute certainty is formed by the absolute lack of alternatives.
It is not merely "do what works", but "to accomplish what purpose in what time frame at what cost".
As long as the authority is secretive, the population will be subjugated.

Amid the lack of certainty, put faith in the wiser to believe.
Devil's Motto: Make it look good, safe, innocent, and wise.. until it is too late to choose otherwise.

The Real God ≡ The reason/cause for the Universe being what it is = "The situation cannot be what it is and also remain as it is".
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Re: Riddles

Postby Arminius » Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:52 pm

James S Saint wrote:MalesWhale.

I guess you mean that as a wordplay. :)
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Re: Riddles

Postby James S Saint » Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:48 pm

Arminius wrote:I guess you mean that as a wordplay. :)

Well, I didn't want to give it away. 8)
Clarify, Verify, Instill, and Reinforce the Perception of Hopes and Threats unto Anentropic Harmony :)
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From THIS age of sleep, Homo-sapien shall never awake.

The Wise gather together to help one another in EVERY aspect of living.

You are always more insecure than you think, just not by what you think.
The only absolute certainty is formed by the absolute lack of alternatives.
It is not merely "do what works", but "to accomplish what purpose in what time frame at what cost".
As long as the authority is secretive, the population will be subjugated.

Amid the lack of certainty, put faith in the wiser to believe.
Devil's Motto: Make it look good, safe, innocent, and wise.. until it is too late to choose otherwise.

The Real God ≡ The reason/cause for the Universe being what it is = "The situation cannot be what it is and also remain as it is".
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Re: Riddles

Postby Arminius » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:46 am

Perfect Logicians.

Players A and B both have got the number 12 written on her forehead. Everyone sees the number on the front of the other but does not know the own number. The game master tells them that the sum of their numbers is either 24 or 27 and that this numbers are positive integers (thus also no zero).

Then the game master asks repeatedly A and B alternately, if they can determine the number on her forehead.

A: "No".
B: "No".
A: "No".
B: "No".
A: "No".
....

After how many "no"s does the game end, if at all?
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Re: Riddles

Postby Is_Yde_opN » Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:56 pm

After how many "no"s does the game end, if at all?


As many as it takes for one to just say Yes.
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Re: Riddles

Postby Ultimate Philosophy 1001 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:10 pm

Arminius wrote:Perfect Logicians.

Players A and B both have got the number 12 written on her forehead. Everyone sees the number on the front of the other but does not know the own number. The game master tells them that the sum of their numbers is either 24 or 27 and that this numbers are positive integers (thus also no zero).

Then the game master asks repeatedly A and B alternately, if they can determine the number on her forehead.

A: "No".
B: "No".
A: "No".
B: "No".
A: "No".
....

After how many "no"s does the game end, if at all?

the answer
A. His number is 12? It adds up to either 24 or 27. Mine is either 15 or 12.
I do not know what my number is.

B. A does not know what his number is. His number is 12 though. He must be thinking
his number is 15 or 12. But if his number is possibly 15, that means my number is not 15.
So my number is 12.

So it should only be after 1 no will the game end.
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Re: Riddles

Postby Ultimate Philosophy 1001 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:11 pm


hey i've got a riddle, what are the hidden letters of Is_Yde_opN?
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Re: Riddles

Postby Arminius » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:24 pm

Ultimate Philosophy 1001 wrote:the answer
A. His number is 12? It adds up to either 24 or 27. Mine is either 15 or 12.
I do not know what my number is.

B. A does not know what his number is. His number is 12 though. He must be thinking
his number is 15 or 12. But if his number is possibly 15, that means my number is not 15.
So my number is 12.

So it should only be after 1 no will the game end.

I am sorry, but that is false. Please try again.
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Re: Riddles

Postby Leyla » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:28 pm

Ultimate Philosophy 1001 wrote:
hey i've got a riddle, what are the hidden letters of Is_Yde_opN?

If the I and the Y are interchangeable with each other, the missing letters could be E E W E (Eyes wide open)
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Re: Riddles

Postby Is_Yde_opN » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:56 pm

Leyla wrote:
Ultimate Philosophy 1001 wrote:
hey i've got a riddle, what are the hidden letters of Is_Yde_opN?

If the I and the Y are interchangeable with each other, the missing letters could be E E W E (Eyes wide open)


It does read kind of like that.
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Re: Riddles

Postby Is_Yde_opN » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:18 pm

This one is rather well known -

You are wandering through the wilderness in the middle of the night and come up to a fork in the path.
There you meet two old men sitting on a large wood stump.
Legends tell that one of these old men speaks only the truth and that the other one always lies.
One of these paths leads to certain death while the other grants safe passage home. Both of those old men know about those two paths and which leads to which destiny.
You get to ask one of these two men one question.
Try to figure out, with this one question, asking one of the two men, which path is safe.

If you not gonna try doing it on your own, at least google it...
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Re: Riddles

Postby Mithus » Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:24 pm

Is_Yde_opN wrote:This one is rather well known -

You are wandering through the wilderness in the middle of the night and come up to a fork in the path.
There you meet two old men sitting on a large wood stump.
Legends tell that one of these old men speaks only the truth and that the other one always lies.
One of these paths leads to certain death while the other grants safe passage home. Both of those old men know about those two paths and which leads to which destiny.
You get to ask one of these two men one question.
Try to figure out, with this one question, asking one of the two men, which path is safe.

If you not gonna try doing it on your own, at least google it...

As nobody else is answering:

I ask one of the men which path the other one would show me as being the safe one. The liar would lie and tell me the wrong path, because this is not what the other man would say. The truth teller would tell the truth and also show me the wrong path, because this is the lie which the other one would tell me. So both would tell me the wrong path and I would take the other one.

I didn't google it! But I knew the riddle :-" .
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Re: Riddles

Postby Is_Yde_opN » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:03 pm

Mithus wrote:
Is_Yde_opN wrote:This one is rather well known -

You are wandering through the wilderness in the middle...

If you not gonna try doing it on your own, at least google it...

As nobody else is answering:

I ask one of the men which path the other one would show me as being the safe one. The liar would lie and tell me the wrong path, because this is not what the other man would say. The truth teller would tell the truth and also show me the wrong path, because this is the lie which the other one would tell me. So both would tell me the wrong path and I would take the other one.

I didn't google it! But I knew the riddle :-" .


True.

I tried to reconstruct this riddle with a friend a few years ago and even knowing roughly the key idea behind the solution* it still took quite some time to do so.

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that the question has to involve the other man in some way or form
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Re: Riddles

Postby Arminius » Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:19 am

Up to now nobody has solved my last riddle ("Perfect Logicians").
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Re: Riddles

Postby Arminius » Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:28 am

Six people in two groups.

There are six people A, B, C, D, E, F which are in each case either in group 1 or group 2. The following statements are given:

1. Both A and B are in 1.
2. F is in 2, and if E is in 2, then C is also in 2.
3. D is in 1 and if F is in 2, then A is also in 2.
4. A and E are both in 2.
5. D is in 2 and E is in 1, and if C is in 2, then B is in 1.
6. D and B are both in 2.
7. The statements 1-6 are wrong.

Who is in which group?
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Re: Riddles

Postby James S Saint » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:48 am

Arminius wrote:Perfect Logicians.

Players A and B both have got the number 12 written on her forehead. Everyone sees the number on the front of the other but does not know the own number. The game master tells them that the sum of their numbers is either 24 or 27 and that this numbers are positive integers (thus also no zero).

Then the game master asks repeatedly A and B alternately, if they can determine the number on her forehead.

A: "No".
B: "No".
A: "No".
B: "No".
A: "No".
....

After how many "no"s does the game end, if at all?

As it is worded, I don't see how that one can end: "No's all the way down."
Clarify, Verify, Instill, and Reinforce the Perception of Hopes and Threats unto Anentropic Harmony :)
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From THIS age of sleep, Homo-sapien shall never awake.

The Wise gather together to help one another in EVERY aspect of living.

You are always more insecure than you think, just not by what you think.
The only absolute certainty is formed by the absolute lack of alternatives.
It is not merely "do what works", but "to accomplish what purpose in what time frame at what cost".
As long as the authority is secretive, the population will be subjugated.

Amid the lack of certainty, put faith in the wiser to believe.
Devil's Motto: Make it look good, safe, innocent, and wise.. until it is too late to choose otherwise.

The Real God ≡ The reason/cause for the Universe being what it is = "The situation cannot be what it is and also remain as it is".
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Re: Riddles

Postby Moreno » Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:14 pm

Arminius wrote:Up to now nobody has solved my last riddle ("Perfect Logicians").


You know I haven't studied logic and I have no good way to annotate, but I will make a start....


Start Moment:
A knows that B has 12, that A has 12 or 15, that B sees either 12 or 15 and no other number.
A says No.
B knows that A has 12 and that A has seen either 12 or fifteen on B. He knows he must have 12 or fifteen. If A has seen 15, then he is thinking either I have 9 or 12. If A has seen 12, then A is thinking I have either 12 or 15. B knows this is what A is thinking.
B says no.
A knows now that if B has seen 12 he is thinking that he either has 12 or 15. While at the same


I can imagine where one takes into account the limited possibilities and what the other must be thinking that at some point an elimination happens. But I cannot hold it in my head.
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Re: Riddles

Postby Arminius » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:29 pm

Moreno wrote:
Arminius wrote:Up to now nobody has solved my last riddle ("Perfect Logicians").


You know I haven't studied logic and I have no good way to annotate, but I will make a start....


Start Moment:
A knows that B has 12, that A has 12 or 15, that B sees either 12 or 15 and no other number.
A says No.
B knows that A has 12 and that A has seen either 12 or fifteen on B. He knows he must have 12 or fifteen. If A has seen 15, then he is thinking either I have 9 or 12. If A has seen 12, then A is thinking I have either 12 or 15. B knows this is what A is thinking.
B says no.
A knows now that if B has seen 12 he is thinking that he either has 12 or 15. While at the same


I can imagine where one takes into account the limited possibilities and what the other must be thinking that at some point an elimination happens. But I cannot hold it in my head.

You are on the right way. Go on, please!

Write it down, if you can not hold it in your head, as you said.
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Re: Riddles

Postby James S Saint » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:05 am

Arminius wrote:You are on the right way. Go on, please!

Write it down, if you can not hold it in your head, as you said.

Though I suspected such to be the intent of the puzzle, I also suspect the proposed solution to be fallacious. I currently don't think that it can be solved that way, although misleading into the illusion of a solution. We'll see. 8)
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From THIS age of sleep, Homo-sapien shall never awake.

The Wise gather together to help one another in EVERY aspect of living.

You are always more insecure than you think, just not by what you think.
The only absolute certainty is formed by the absolute lack of alternatives.
It is not merely "do what works", but "to accomplish what purpose in what time frame at what cost".
As long as the authority is secretive, the population will be subjugated.

Amid the lack of certainty, put faith in the wiser to believe.
Devil's Motto: Make it look good, safe, innocent, and wise.. until it is too late to choose otherwise.

The Real God ≡ The reason/cause for the Universe being what it is = "The situation cannot be what it is and also remain as it is".
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