22 Mar 2015

And Then, Riddle-me-ree….

Five riddles You may enjoy – stick with Number Five; you'll get it. May I suggest you click on this link and let the Humming Chorus, or, as they call it in Norfolk, coro a bocca chiusa, relax you and thus aid your powers of deduction.

1. A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in three years. Which room is safest for him?

2. A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over five minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But ten minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?

3. What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and grey when you throw it away?

4. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday?

5. This is an unusual paragraph.  I'm curious as to just how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it.  It looks so ordinary and plain that you would think nothing was wrong with it.  In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is highly unusual though.  Study it and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd.  But if you work at it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so without any coaching!

All done? Number 5 as well? Congratulations!! However, for those few of you who had the odd problem, the 'answers' are below.  Where else would they be then? What would be the point of putting the answers first?

1. The third room of course. Lions that haven't eaten in three years are dead.  That one was easy, right?

2. The woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of her husband, developed it, and hung it up to dry (shot, held under water and then hung).

3. Charcoal, as used in barbecuing.

4. Sure you can name three consecutive days; yesterday, today and tomorrow.

5. The letter 'e', the most common letter used in the English language, does not appear once in the paragraph. How cool is that then?

In other news, and I apologise in advance as I've forgotten from whence I copied it and by whom it was penned, I found the commentary gem below relating to an article regarding windmills an' such and the  subsidies involved;

".....the only long term, efficient and economical solar/wind project that works without subsidies is a clothesline. They should give out rope and tear down wind turbines."

Quote;  Jarod Kintz.

“The sky itches and that’s why I tickled it with the feather of a bird. Do you realize it’s been 14 days since two weeks ago? Boy, time flies.”

            Isaac Asimov.

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not Eureka but 'That's funny……'"

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