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Title: Riddles!
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 13, 2014, 08:53:17 AM
What is the common denominator for Dan and CM this year?
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Post by: Chaikel on October 13, 2014, 11:06:04 AM
High conversion rate?
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Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 13, 2014, 11:35:02 AM
I like that but no. It is a number and has nothing to do with miles/points/CB.
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Post by: lubaby on October 13, 2014, 12:21:10 PM
10
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Post by: D93 on October 13, 2014, 01:04:49 PM
I like that but no. It is a number and has nothing to do with miles/points/CB.
0 HT's?
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Post by: yoruel on October 13, 2014, 01:08:31 PM
this year?
5775 or 2014?
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Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 13, 2014, 01:42:15 PM
10
I like round numbers but higher.
This thread has a big hint: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45549.0
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: D93 on October 13, 2014, 01:56:56 PM
I like round numbers but higher.
This thread has a big hint: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45549.0
You need to get out more ;)
so who quotes who?
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Post by: Chaikel on October 13, 2014, 03:48:58 PM
I like round numbers but higher.
This thread has a big hint: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45549.0
You both don't sleep in a sukka?
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Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 13, 2014, 04:14:44 PM
I think I worded it wrong.
While we are celebrating different things. It is the same number for both of us this year and every year.
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Post by: Dr Moose on October 13, 2014, 04:21:20 PM
birthdate?
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Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 13, 2014, 04:23:43 PM
birthdate
1/2 right. You think we are the same age?  :)
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Post by: Dr Moose on October 13, 2014, 04:25:39 PM
1/2 right. You think we are the same age?  :)
I'd say your double his age
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Post by: D93 on October 13, 2014, 04:33:06 PM
Dan's bday and your anniversary!
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Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 13, 2014, 04:35:18 PM
Dan's bday and your anniversary!
Ding, ding, ding!
This is why I don't play the missing link game. My mind works differently than most.  :-[
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Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 13, 2014, 04:40:15 PM
What day is that exactly?
Same number but it is not "day".
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Post by: D93 on October 13, 2014, 04:42:13 PM
You're married 30 years?
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Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 13, 2014, 04:45:24 PM
You're married 30 years?
shhhhhh
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Post by: Myccrabbi on October 13, 2014, 04:51:00 PM
Ding, ding, ding!
This is why I don't play the missing link game. My mind works differently than most.  :-[
Actually this reminded me of the guess the the number from 1-10000 game.
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Post by: MC on October 13, 2014, 04:56:11 PM

shhhhhh
Wow!!
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Post by: srap on October 13, 2014, 06:37:29 PM
Ding, ding, ding!
This is why I don't play the missing link game. My mind works differently than most.  :-[
Naw, all of our minds work differently than most.  You gotta think out of the box for missing links, but it can be learned! 

p.s.  Happy 30th to the two of you! Hitting that number in this day and age is like getting all CCs approved without HUCAing each time.  Almost unheard of!
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Post by: D93 on October 13, 2014, 11:52:33 PM
shhhhhh
wow! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY CM AND AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAN!
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Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 14, 2014, 12:12:36 AM
Ok anyone have a DDF related riddle?
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Post by: good sam on October 14, 2014, 12:33:05 AM
Ok anyone have a DDF related riddle?
How do you stop a rhino from charging?
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Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 14, 2014, 12:36:32 AM
How do you stop a rhino from charging?
Close his CC accounts?
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Post by: aygart on October 14, 2014, 11:34:30 AM
How do you stop a rhino from charging?
vote him out
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Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 14, 2014, 11:39:02 AM
How do you stop a rhino from charging?
Kill him.  :)
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Post by: Centro on June 25, 2015, 10:58:10 AM
What does SQ and VS have in common?


Answer. (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=53269.msg1186749.msg#1186749)
Title: Riddle
Post by: eliraps on December 10, 2015, 08:18:59 AM
What do a cell phone and a paper clip have in  common? ;)
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Post by: Emkay on December 10, 2015, 08:21:47 AM
What do a cell phone and a paper clip have in  common? ;)
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=45797
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: myi on June 26, 2016, 04:40:41 AM
I have here a random question which someone asked me and I can't fall asleep without knowing the answer to such a riddle!
    He told me there was a prison with 2 doors and one led to the outside and he would be scot free and one led to another room in the prison which would make him be in the prison for the rest of his life, and there was as well 2 guards, and stood 1 guard by each door ,one guard would always lie and one guard Said the truth, you have 1 question you can ask to any of the guards(only 1 question so you have to pick a guard to ask ur question to and you don't know which guard is the one who says the truth ot lies, so how can you get out of the prison!?(he said you have to think out of the box to be able to get the answer) and it's not a answer of some sort like he climbed through a window or asked the guard for 2 questions he can ask or.......
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Post by: Zkpncs48 on June 26, 2016, 04:50:22 AM
Pretty old one with different variations. You ask any guard what the other guy would say and then do the opposite. If you got the liar he'll lie and say the wrong answer and if you got the truthful guy he'll tell you the truth which is the wrong answer.
Hope you can call asleep now!
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Post by: good sam on June 26, 2016, 07:19:13 AM
Pretty old one with different variations. You ask any guard what the other guy would say and then do the opposite. If you got the liar he'll lie and say the wrong answer and if you got the truthful guy he'll tell you the truth which is the wrong answer.
Hope you can call asleep now!
Now, how does he get past the guard?
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Post by: myi on June 26, 2016, 01:01:41 PM
Pretty old one with different variations. You ask any guard what the other guy would say and then do the opposite. If you got the liar he'll lie and say the wrong answer and if you got the truthful guy he'll tell you the truth which is the wrong answer.
Hope you can fall asleep now!
Great answer, could not understand your answer at first, took me a few minutes to understand, crazy answer (the answer is better then the riddle!)thanks.
Now, how does he get past the guard?
The guard is not a problem to get past all they do here in this riddle is to answer one question of yours and allows the prisoner one attempt to leave and if makes the wrong choice (meaning picks the door which leads to another room in the prison)then they keep him there for the rest of his life! Grt answer!
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Post by: User6669 on June 26, 2016, 09:08:43 PM
Pretty old one
+1 Heard it years ago.
with different variations.
Are there any other answeres to it?
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Post by: myi on June 27, 2016, 12:06:08 AM
+1 Heard it years ago.Are there any other answeres to it?
I didn't think there was any answers to this riddle, can't imagine for there to be another answer.
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Post by: myi on June 27, 2016, 12:09:57 AM
There was another riddle I heard with this,
   There was a guy on a bridge and he became trapped on the bridge, in front of him was monsters (which were going to kill him) and when he turned around, there was behind him a huge fire, so how can he make it out alive without dying?
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Post by: myi on June 27, 2016, 12:13:10 AM
There was 3 switches to the lights in the room and only had one chance to turn on the lights,how does he know which one of them is the switch ?(only go in the room once and had to know which switch it is)?
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Post by: good sam on June 27, 2016, 12:15:16 AM
There was another riddle I heard with this,
   There was a guy on a bridge and he became trapped on the bridge, in front of him was monsters (which were going to kill him) and when he turned around, there was behind him a huge fire, so how can he make it out alive without dying?
Jump?
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Post by: cholent on June 27, 2016, 12:21:11 AM
There was 3 switches to the lights in the room and only had one chance to turn off the lights,how does he know which one of them is the switch ?
If there are 3 switches to the lights in the room, it doesn't matter which he picks. Any of them will turn off the lights
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Post by: myi on June 27, 2016, 12:48:31 AM
Jump?
nope!
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Post by: myi on June 27, 2016, 12:49:50 AM
If there are 3 switches to the lights in the room, it doesn't matter which he picks. Any of them will turn off the lights
I'm sorry re-fixed the question! 
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Post by: myi on June 27, 2016, 12:50:35 AM
Jump?
bridge was 5000 ft up in the air so no jumping or climping x x x....
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Post by: Adam101 on June 27, 2016, 01:00:10 AM
There was another riddle I heard with this,
   There was a guy on a bridge and he became trapped on the bridge, in front of him was monsters (which were going to kill him) and when he turned around, there was behind him a huge fire, so how can he make it out alive without dying?
L'fi your lashon, the dragons and fire are on one side ( when he turned around behind him was a fire, which of the same side as the dragons). So just walk the other way!
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Post by: myi on June 27, 2016, 01:03:18 AM
L'fi your lashon, the dragons and fire are on one side ( when he turned around behind him was a fire, which of the same side as the dragons). So just walk the other way!
Correct! I personally hate such riddles when it's to do with the wording! .....
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Post by: good sam on June 27, 2016, 01:04:38 AM
L'fi your lashon, the dragons and fire are on one side ( when he turned around behind him was a fire, which of the same side as the dragons). So just walk the other way!
You're kidding. I was supposed to be medayik in that language?
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Post by: sag95 on June 27, 2016, 01:05:41 AM
There was 3 switches to the lights in the room and only had one chance to turn on the lights,how does he know which one of them is the switch ?(only go in the room once and had to know which switch it is)?
Is it good enough if he figures it out after he goes into the room? Or he has to figure it out before going in?
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Post by: Adam101 on June 27, 2016, 01:07:35 AM
You're kidding. I was supposed to be medayik in that language?
These are riddles. Not questions.
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Post by: good sam on June 27, 2016, 01:12:41 AM
These are riddles. Not questions.
But with his grammar and punctuation...?
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Post by: good sam on June 27, 2016, 01:15:47 AM
There was 3 switches to the lights in the room and only had one chance to turn on the lights,how does he know which one of them is the switch ?(only go in the room once and had to know which switch it is)?
I looked up the answer so I won't divulge. However, the question should be made clearer.

There are 3 light switches each going to a different light. You have to figure out which goes to which. You have one chance before you walk into the room, but you can arrange the switches any way you like before walking in.
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Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on June 27, 2016, 02:16:16 AM
The answer to the light bulbs: Turn on switch A for 10 minutes, then turn it off. Afterward, turn on switch B and go check the bulb. If it's on, he knows that switch B is correct, if it's off and hot he knows that switch A is correct. If it's off and cold it's switch C.
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Post by: myi on June 27, 2016, 02:47:14 AM
The answer to the light bulbs: Turn on switch A for 10 minutes, then turn it off. Afterward, turn on switch B and go check the bulb. If it's on, he knows that switch B is correct, if it's off and hot he knows that switch A is correct. If it's off and cold it's switch C.
Correct! This was a really old riddle.
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Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on June 27, 2016, 02:57:54 PM
Correct! This was a really old riddle.
Though the riddle could've used a bit more clarification. The purpose of the task was to identify the correct switch, not to simply get the light to turn on.

**************
I looked up the answer so I won't divulge. However, the question should be made clearer.

There are 3 light switches each going to a different light. You have to figure out which goes to which. You have one chance before you walk into the room, but you can arrange the switches any way you like before walking in.
I'm not sure if this is a separate riddle or just an attempt at explaining the previous one, but see above.
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Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on June 27, 2016, 03:00:26 PM
Where in davening do we say every day 3 words in a row, 3 letters each, and all three have the same meaning?
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Post by: mendygold92 on June 27, 2016, 04:54:07 PM
Where in davening do we say every day 3 words in a row, 3 letters each, and all three have the same meaning?
נצח סלה ועד
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Post by: myi on June 27, 2016, 04:57:20 PM
נצח סלה ועד
+1, That's the only 3 I can think of, had that in mind just wasn't sure if that's the only seq.
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Post by: mendygold92 on June 27, 2016, 05:00:55 PM
Where in tehillim do we say one word, and the next word afterwards is saying it's meaning in Yiddish?
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Post by: mendygold92 on June 27, 2016, 05:02:42 PM
Which Pasuk in tehillim has 6 words, first word - 2 letters, second - 3 letters.... etc. Till the last one which has 7 letters?
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Post by: ExGingi on June 27, 2016, 05:10:33 PM
Where in tehillim do we say one word, and the next word afterwards is saying it's meaning in Yiddish?
אל תהיו כסוס כפרד
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Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on June 27, 2016, 05:25:32 PM
נצח סלה ועד
Yup!  :)

Where in shmone esrei do we say a grandfather's and grandson's name in the same beracha (without mentioning names of any generations in between)?
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Post by: JoeyShmoe on June 27, 2016, 05:27:55 PM
Yup!  :)

Where in shmone esrei do we say a grandfather's and grandson's name in the same beracha (without mentioning names of any generations in between)?
אתה חונן לאדם דעת ומלמד לאנוש בינה
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Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on June 27, 2016, 05:31:42 PM
אתה חונן לאדם דעת ומלמד לאנוש בינה
Uhu!

24 words in a row that finish with ך  (ende chaf)
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Post by: JoeyShmoe on June 27, 2016, 05:33:22 PM
Uhu!

24 words in a row that finish with ך
ברוך יוצרך ברוך עושך ברוך קונך ברוך בוראך x3

Where do you have 15 words that start with ו (Vuv)
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Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on June 27, 2016, 05:36:06 PM
ברוך יוצרך ברוך עושך ברוך קונך ברוך בוראך x3

Where do you have 15 words that start with ו (Vuv)
ויציב ונכון...
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Post by: JoeyShmoe on June 27, 2016, 05:39:05 PM
ויציב ונכון...
Five words that start with א (I think this is all of the riddles in this genre that I can remember...)
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Post by: myi on June 27, 2016, 05:40:39 PM
Five words that start with א (I think this is all of the riddles in this genre that I can remember...)
assuming in a row!?
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Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on June 27, 2016, 05:41:02 PM
Five words that start with א (I think this is all of the riddles in this genre that I can remember...)
אמר אויב ארדוף
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Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on June 27, 2016, 05:42:02 PM
(I think this is all of the riddles in this genre that I can remember...)
Not quite. I don't remember exact number but 30 something words that end with ת
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Post by: etech0 on June 27, 2016, 05:51:58 PM
Which possuk starts and ends with the same 3 words, and Moshe Rabbeinu doesn't say Emes?
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Post by: JoeyShmoe on June 27, 2016, 05:59:44 PM
Which possuk starts and ends with the same 3 words, and Moshe Rabbeinu doesn't say Emes?
(אני ה' אלוקיכם ... אני ה' אלוקיכם (אמת
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Post by: JoeyShmoe on June 27, 2016, 06:02:22 PM
Which Pasuk in tehillim has 6 words, first word - 2 letters, second - 3 letters.... etc. Till the last one which has 7 letters?
Not quite. I don't remember exact number but 30 something words that end with ת
?? ?? ??
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Post by: myi on June 27, 2016, 06:06:24 PM
Five words that start with א (I think this is all of the riddles in this genre that I can remember...)
אמר אויב ארדוף
Afsei aretz, emes ashrei ish
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Post by: mendygold92 on June 27, 2016, 06:06:44 PM
?? ?? ??
על גבי חרשו חרשים האריכו למעניתם in one of the shir hamaalos 
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Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on June 27, 2016, 06:07:33 PM
?? ?? ??
Don't know if everyone says it but it's at the last, long piece of יוצר לשבת שקלים.
It starts with אז ראית וספרת...
I don't remember exact number, but there are many. Maybe I'll edit when I find a siddur.

ETA: Ok, 39 to be exact.
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Post by: skyguy918 on June 27, 2016, 06:09:59 PM
Yup!  :)

Where in shmone esrei do we say a grandfather's and grandson's name in the same beracha (without mentioning names of any generations in between)?
אתה חונן
ETA: Oops. A little late. Not used to clicking into the middle of the thread on tapa
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Post by: JoeyShmoe on June 27, 2016, 06:11:45 PM
Afsei aretz, emes ashrei ish
על גבי חרשו חרשים האריכו למעניתם in one of the shir hamaalos 
Don't know if everyone says it but it's at the last, long piece of יוצר לשבת שקלים.
It starts with אז ראית וספרת...
I don't remember exact number, but there are many. Maybe I'll edit when I find a siddur.

ETA: Ok, 39 to be exact.
:) :)

This is fun (and interesting)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on June 27, 2016, 06:12:22 PM
And for the Yiddish speakers out there: ?אוואו שטייט שרה ביים דאווענען
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Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on June 27, 2016, 06:15:49 PM
A friend of mine once mentioned to me that he made up a "laffy taffy riddle"... What do they play in a graveyard?
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Post by: ExGingi on June 27, 2016, 06:16:28 PM
אמר אויב ארדוף

How about a posuk that has six words in a row starting with א
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Post by: etech0 on June 27, 2016, 06:18:53 PM
(אני ה' אלוקיכם ... אני ה' אלוקיכם (אמת
yup!
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Post by: etech0 on June 27, 2016, 06:19:40 PM
Is ד מינים one bracha, or four? Do you say Al Mitzvas Lulov, or Al Mitzvos Lulov?
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Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on June 27, 2016, 06:22:00 PM
Is ד מינים one bracha, or four? Do you say Al Mitzvas Lulov, or Al Mitzvos Lulov?
Goooooooooood. I'll keep quiet. For now...
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Post by: etech0 on June 27, 2016, 06:25:11 PM
Goooooooooood. I'll keep quiet. For now...
:)
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Post by: ExGingi on June 27, 2016, 06:26:41 PM
Is ד מינים one bracha, or four? Do you say Al Mitzvas Lulov, or Al Mitzvos Lulov?
Neither.
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Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on June 27, 2016, 06:28:51 PM
Neither.
Ding Ding Ding!
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Post by: User6669 on June 27, 2016, 09:18:17 PM
And for the Yiddish speakers out there: ?אוואו שטייט שרה ביים דאווענען
In the womens section.  ;D
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Post by: User6669 on June 27, 2016, 09:21:47 PM
Is ד מינים one bracha, or four? Do you say Al Mitzvas Lulov, or Al Mitzvos Lulov?
Ha ha! Al Netilas.  ::)
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Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on June 27, 2016, 09:22:40 PM
In the womens section.  ;D
;D אין דער ווייבערשוהל
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on June 27, 2016, 09:25:15 PM
One of the really old and even more stupid ones: A man was stuck in prison with just a mirror and a table. How did he get out?  ::) ::) ::)
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Post by: User6669 on June 27, 2016, 09:31:02 PM
One of the really old and even more stupid ones: A man was stuck in prison with just a mirror and a table. How did he get out?  ::) ::) ::)
Through the door.
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Post by: good sam on June 27, 2016, 09:39:26 PM
What is the pasuk most frequently mentioned in tefilla?
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Post by: skyguy918 on June 27, 2016, 09:42:53 PM
What is the pasuk most frequently mentioned in tefilla?
ה' ימלך?
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Post by: good sam on June 27, 2016, 09:43:40 PM
ה' ימלך?
No. At least according to my calculation
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Post by: David Smith on June 27, 2016, 09:46:43 PM
No. At least according to my calculation
ה' הושיע?

Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: good sam on June 27, 2016, 09:47:44 PM


ה' הושיע?

That's the one. Especially if you daven Nusach Sfard, but I think for Ashkenaz also.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Iz on June 27, 2016, 09:51:05 PM
ה' הושיעה?
FTFY
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Post by: grodnoking on June 27, 2016, 10:16:25 PM
One of the really old and even more stupid ones: A man was stuck in prison with just a mirror and a table. How did he get out?  ::) ::) ::)
You look in the mirror you see what you saw, you take the saw cut the tables in half, put the two halves together which makes a hole, climb through the hole and yell until your voice is hoarse, then take the horse and ride away!
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Post by: David Smith on June 27, 2016, 10:21:26 PM
You look in the mirror you see what you saw, you take the saw cut the tables in half, put the two halves together which makes a hole, climb through the hole and yell until your voice is hoarse, then take the horse and ride away!
ROFL. Did you just come up with that?
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Post by: etech0 on June 27, 2016, 10:26:49 PM
ROFL. Did you just come up with that?
It's an old joke. Haven't heard it in a while.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: grodnoking on June 27, 2016, 10:32:32 PM
ROFL. Did you just come up with that?
Its horrid, but that is the answer.

Same as: Why are fire trucks red?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on June 27, 2016, 10:47:49 PM
You look in the mirror you see what you saw, you take the saw cut the tables in half, put the two halves together which makes a hole, climb through the hole and yell until your voice is hoarse, then take the horse and ride away!
Yup!  ;D ;D ;D

and it's also full of  ::) ::) ::)'s with some  ??? ??? ???'s
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on June 27, 2016, 11:20:47 PM
Why are fire trucks red?
?
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Post by: yuneeq on June 27, 2016, 11:34:35 PM
Why are fire trucks red?

Because they have eight wheels and four people on them, and four plus eight makes twelve, and there are twelve inches in a foot, and one foot is a ruler, and Queen Elizabeth was a ruler, and Queen Elizabeth was also a ship, and the ship sailed the seas, and there were fish in the seas, and fish have fins, and the Finns fought the Russians, and the Russians are red, and fire trucks are always “Russian" around, so that's why fire trucks are red!
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on June 27, 2016, 11:35:26 PM
Because they have eight wheels and four people on them, and four plus eight makes twelve, and there are twelve inches in a foot, and one foot is a ruler, and Queen Elizabeth was a ruler, and Queen Elizabeth was also a ship, and the ship sailed the seas, and there were fish in the seas, and fish have fins, and the Finns fought the Russians, and the Russians are red, and fire trucks are always “Russian" around, so that's why fire trucks are red!
Wow!

And why do firemen wear red suspenders?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: cholent on June 27, 2016, 11:53:02 PM
Wow!

And why do firemen wear red suspenders?
That's easy, to hold up their pants
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on June 28, 2016, 12:22:38 AM
First you throw away the outside.
Then you cook the inside.
Then you eat the outside.
Then you throw away the inside.
What am I?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: David Smith on June 28, 2016, 12:32:14 AM
First you throw away the outside.
Then you cook the inside.
Then you eat the outside.
Then you throw away the inside.
What am I?
A fireman
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: sag95 on June 28, 2016, 12:38:29 AM
A fireman
corn on the cob.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: sag95 on June 28, 2016, 12:58:38 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160628/1aa38fd629b578bae9c3f93c1743cd81.jpg)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yuneeq on June 28, 2016, 01:01:32 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160628/1aa38fd629b578bae9c3f93c1743cd81.jpg)

87
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yakrot on June 28, 2016, 01:02:12 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160628/1aa38fd629b578bae9c3f93c1743cd81.jpg)
Got it immediately...I guess I'm a kid at heart
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: sillypainter on June 28, 2016, 01:18:31 AM
What is the answer, can't go to bed...
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: sillypainter on June 28, 2016, 01:19:38 AM
I just got it now..This is cute...Love it.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: maxie m on June 28, 2016, 01:49:21 AM
Got it immediately...I guess I'm a kid at heart
+1
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: JTZ on June 28, 2016, 02:27:30 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160628/1aa38fd629b578bae9c3f93c1743cd81.jpg)
For the record kids have a hard time with this.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: good sam on June 28, 2016, 08:32:30 AM
Because they have eight wheels and four people on them, and four plus eight makes twelve, and there are twelve inches in a foot, and one foot is a ruler, and Queen Elizabeth was a ruler, and Queen Elizabeth was also a ship, and the ship sailed the seas, and there were fish in the seas, and fish have fins, and the Finns fought the Russians, and the Russians are red, and fire trucks are always “Russian" around, so that's why fire trucks are red!
Wouldn't it have been enough to say their always Russian around?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: coralsnake on June 28, 2016, 08:50:36 AM
For the record kids have a hard time with this.
Depends which side of the page theyre viewing.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: username on June 28, 2016, 08:53:58 AM
Where in davening are 5 words in a row ending in 'ende chof'.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Hidden on June 28, 2016, 09:03:06 AM
Where in davening are 5 words in a row ending in 'ende chof'.
Find me where we say 24 words finishing like that
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: good sam on June 28, 2016, 09:11:38 AM
Where in davening are 5 words in a row ending in 'ende chof'.
Bshivticha bveisecha

That's 6 actually
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: username on June 28, 2016, 09:25:29 AM
Find me where we say 24 words finishing like that
ברוך יוצרך ברוך עושך ברוך קונך ברוך בוראך x3

Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Brian93 on June 28, 2016, 09:31:35 AM
How many places in davening have 'סדר א'ב(shabbos included)?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ExGingi on June 28, 2016, 11:31:00 AM
Got it immediately...I guess I'm a kid at heart
+1
I think that makes quite a few of us here on DDF
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ExGingi on June 28, 2016, 11:32:06 AM
How many places in davening have 'סדר א'ב(shabbos included)?

Too many to count.

And are you also including backwards  א ב?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Brian93 on June 28, 2016, 11:33:01 AM
Too many to count.

And are you also including backwards  א ב?
OK let's do only backwards
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: skyguy918 on June 28, 2016, 11:35:13 AM
What is the pasuk most frequently mentioned in tefilla?
ה' ימלך?
No. At least according to my calculation
ה' הושיע?

That's the one. Especially if you daven Nusach Sfard, but I think for Ashkenaz also.
Okay, so I went back to check. For a standard day's davening, ה' ימלך wins for Ashkenaz.

ה' ימלך

ה' הושיעה

Even if you add 1 to ה' הושיעה for תחנון on Mon and Thur, it's not particyularly close. But obviously, as you said, for nusach sefard ה' הושיעה wins handily (an extra ג"פ 3's, and once in each תחנון).
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: good sam on June 28, 2016, 11:48:55 AM
Okay, so I went back to check. For a standard day's davening, ה' ימלך wins for Ashkenaz.

ה' ימלך
  • יהי כבוד
  • אז ישיר x2
  • ברכת קר"ש x2
  • ובא לציון
  • עלינו x3

ה' הושיעה
  • קטרת x3
  • הודו
  • יהי כבוד

Even if you add 1 to ה' הושיעה for תחנון on Mon and Thur, it's not particyularly close. But obviously, as you said, for nusach sefard ה' הושיעה wins handily (an extra ג"פ 3's, and once in each תחנון).


You missed a bunch for ה הושיעה

- ובא לציון
- קטורת בין הערביים x3
- שיר המעלות x3( מעריב - ספרד)
- והוא רחום(מעריב)

If you calculate on a weekly basis, you can add x3 for קטורת on Shabbos, and for ואתה קדוש on matzash (there's ה ימלוך in there too).

It wins for Ashkenaz too.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: skyguy918 on June 28, 2016, 12:09:19 PM

You missed a bunch for ה הושיעה

- ובא לציון
- קטורת בין הערביים x3
- שיר המעלות x3( מעריב - ספרד)
- והוא רחום(מעריב)

If you calculate on a weekly basis, you can add x3 for קטורת on Shabbos, and for ואתה קדוש on matzash (there's ה ימלוך in there too).

It wins for Ashkenaz too.
I mentioned all the 3 extra ג"פ 's (that would be the end of shachris, beginning of mincha, and beginning of maariv), and none of of them are generally said by nusach ashkenaz (ie open an ashkenaz Artscroll, it won't have them - I've never seen an ashkenaz minyan in America say them). ובא לציון and והוא רחום I missed, but it's still 9 to 7 in favor of ה' ימלך for ashkenaz.

As far as Shabbos, the extra ובא לציון's are a wash. Everything else should be the same, except that here everyone says the extra ה' הושיעה x3 at the end of mussaf. But that's not enough to make up the deficit of the rest of the week. I maintain that ה' ימלך wins for ashkenaz.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: a mirrer on June 28, 2016, 01:16:46 PM

You missed a bunch for ה הושיעה

- ובא לציון
- קטורת בין הערביים x3
- שיר המעלות x3( מעריב - ספרד)
- והוא רחום(מעריב)

If you calculate on a weekly basis, you can add x3 for קטורת on Shabbos, and for ואתה קדוש on matzash (there's ה ימלוך in there too).

It wins for Ashkenaz too.
you missed ה הושיעה in
- למנצח before ובא לציון
and ה ימלוך x2 before ברוך שאמר
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: good sam on June 28, 2016, 01:22:46 PM
True. 1 more for Ashkenaz.

Now if I'm counting correctly, ה ימלוך wins by 2 per week.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: skyguy918 on June 28, 2016, 01:58:51 PM
ה' ימלוך before ברוך שאמר is nusach sefard only as well (and doesn't do much to ה' הושיעה's huge lead in nusach sefard).

So a regular day for ashkenaz is:
ה' הושיעה: קרבנות ג''פ, הודו, יהי כבוד, למנצח, ובא לציון, והוא רחום = 8
ה' ימלך: יהי כבוד, אז ישיר ב''פ, ברכת קר"ש ב''פ, ובא לציון, עלינו ג''פ = 9
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: myi on June 28, 2016, 03:43:48 PM
How many places in davening have 'סדר א'ב(shabbos included)?
1-asrei (missing the nun).                                                     2- before hoidu on sbhs(nusach sfard)
3-one of the lidavids on shabbos (don't have a sidder so don't remember which one!
4-birchas crias Shima in the beginning(every word following is a different alef beis! )
+more don't rember off hand!
(sorry I'm not writing in hebrew letters,using a BlackBerry so a bit hard to memorize the whole keyboard!
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: myi on June 28, 2016, 03:49:27 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160628/1aa38fd629b578bae9c3f93c1743cd81.jpg)
hope I'm not ruining it for others! (for all those who didn't chop! :-X
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: myi on June 28, 2016, 03:51:40 PM
First you throw away the outside.
Then you cook the inside.
Then you eat the outside.
Then you throw away the inside.
What am I?
was going to say an egg (which u leave the yellow in the middle then you throw it out.)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on June 28, 2016, 03:56:28 PM
was going to say an egg (which u leave the yellow in the middle then you throw it out.)
Hard boiled?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: myi on June 28, 2016, 04:12:36 PM
Hard boiled?
sunny side up. First throw away outside
Then cook inside,
Then eat the outside,
Then(you don't like it or your full(this was for desert so no more room for the yellow or the yellow popped and you throw away the inside)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on June 28, 2016, 04:46:02 PM
sunny side up. First throw away outside
Then cook inside,
Then eat the outside,
Then(you don't like it or your full(this was for desert so no more room for the yellow or the yellow popped and you throw away the inside)
That could be another answer, except that when you eat the outside, it's not really outside anymore
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: myi on June 28, 2016, 04:49:18 PM
That could be another answer, except that when you eat the outside, it's not really outside anymore
that's true, the outer side, to keep things simple we will keep the answer corn! ;)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on June 28, 2016, 05:03:49 PM
that's true, the outer side, to keep things simple we will keep the answer corn! ;)
:)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: JTZ on June 28, 2016, 05:10:47 PM
that's true, the outer side, to keep things simple we will keep the answer corn! ;)
Except with corn you cook it with the outside on.  :P
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ExGingi on June 28, 2016, 05:30:40 PM
Except with corn you cook it with the outside on.  :P
I don't recall seeing it cooked that way (maybe grilled that way, but not cooked).
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: myi on June 28, 2016, 05:48:12 PM
Except with corn you cook it with the outside on.  :P
I don't recall seeing it cooked that way (maybe grilled that way, but not cooked).
+1some ppl rip of the outside/ or just say you cooked it in a pot! 
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on June 28, 2016, 06:29:04 PM
Except with corn you cook it with the outside on.  :P
Depends which "outside" you're referring to!
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: myi on June 28, 2016, 06:36:38 PM
Depends which "outside" you're referring to!
lol, we will understand it as the 2nd one!  ;) :)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: JTZ on June 28, 2016, 06:39:16 PM
lol, we will understand it as the 2nd one!  ;) :)
Wrong again.  :P  :)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on June 28, 2016, 09:27:11 PM
?מה שמי
סוף סוף תחילת שמי
תחילת סוף סוף שמי
ואם תכניס את נח אל התיבה תמצא את שמי
?מה שמי
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yuneeq on June 28, 2016, 09:52:02 PM
?מה שמי
סוף סוף תחילת שמי
תחילת סוף סוף שמי
ואם תכניס את נח אל התיבה תמצא את שמי
?מה שמי

פנחס?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on June 28, 2016, 10:07:27 PM
פנחס?
Yep!  :D
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on June 28, 2016, 10:07:34 PM
תחילת שמי בעמצע שמי
עמצע שמי בתחילת שמי
וחצי סוף שמי, סוף שמי
?מה שמי
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yuneeq on June 28, 2016, 10:15:43 PM
תחילת שמי בעמצא שמי
עמצא שמי בתחילת שמי
וחצי סוף שמי, סוף שמי
?מה שמי

משה
Too easy.

Also it's אמצע
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on June 28, 2016, 10:21:16 PM
אף על פי ראיתי
אף על גב לא ראיתי
ואם ראיתי אברך משנה הבריות
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on June 28, 2016, 10:55:20 PM
משה
Too easy.

Also it's אמצע
oops, fixed
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: User6669 on June 28, 2016, 11:32:17 PM
Is this thread basicaly a rehearsel on the riddles we grew up on? ;)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: JTZ on June 29, 2016, 12:51:32 AM
Is this thread basicaly a rehearsel on the riddles we grew up on? ;)
Didn't start out that way and IMHO was not the intent of the OP.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Freddie on June 29, 2016, 01:45:04 AM
Didn't start out that way and IMHO was not the intent of the OP.
yeah, but he's gone so who cares.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: regular on June 29, 2016, 01:48:26 AM
yeah, but he's gone so who cares.
and had he been around we have to care? Unless it's just a respect thing. I happen to agree though that this thread is getting weirder by the day. Let's get back to normal riddles please
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yakrot on June 29, 2016, 01:51:01 AM
yeah, but he's gone so who cares.
Lol. According to the intention of the OP this thread should have been merged with ddf trivia thread (a more appropriate name, anyways) however it kinda took on a life of its own...
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yuneeq on June 29, 2016, 07:31:08 AM
Is this thread basicaly a rehearsel on the riddles we grew up on? ;)

Never saw the last few riddles before, so I enjoyed it.
But chances are that most riddles or jokes that someone remembers, 
others would know already.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on June 29, 2016, 03:26:38 PM
CM is gone? Am I missing all the hock around here?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: username on June 29, 2016, 03:32:27 PM
CM is gone. If he ever existed.
There are rumors that he still lurks here.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: sag95 on June 29, 2016, 03:36:06 PM
CM is gone. If he ever existed.
There are rumors that he still lurks here.
His ghost?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on June 29, 2016, 03:36:55 PM
CM is gone. If he ever existed.
There are rumors that he still lurks here.
His profile (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?action=profile;u=18915) suggests that he's been around recently (if 5 days ago is considered recent...)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: dealfinder85 on June 29, 2016, 03:52:39 PM
CM is gone? Am I missing all the hock around here?
CM is gone
the man behind CM is very much here
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on June 29, 2016, 04:05:07 PM
"Man behind CM, identify yourself!" I demand.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: username on June 29, 2016, 04:27:15 PM
Good riddle. As everything else, the answer is hinted to strongly somewhere on DDF.
Good Luck!
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: sag95 on June 30, 2016, 12:33:22 AM
For anyone interested in using their brain right now:
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160630/3f3bba936cdb5f97697145b3f270fe54.jpg)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yuneeq on June 30, 2016, 12:50:33 AM
For anyone interested in using their brain right now:
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160630/3f3bba936cdb5f97697145b3f270fe54.jpg)

July 16th

ETA: Albert was not told the month of May or June, because each has a date (18 & 19 respectively) that would tell Bernard exactly when Cheryl's birthday is.

Now Bernard knows that the birthday is in July or August and mentions that he knows the birthday.
Bernard was obviously not told 14 because he wouldn't know the correct month. So we're left with July 16, August 15 and August 17th.

Then when Albert responds that he knows when the correct birthday is, it means that the month had to be July, because Albert can only be sure of the correct date if it was July. Because in August there were 2 possible options and July only had one. Alberts confirmation that he knew the correct date points to July 16th as the correct date.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: User6669 on June 30, 2016, 01:02:24 AM
CM is gone.

And he's out of forks...
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: skyguy918 on June 30, 2016, 10:39:24 AM
For anyone interested in using their brain right now:

Repost (not in this thread, don't remember exactly where)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on July 01, 2016, 01:51:45 PM
that's true, the outer side, to keep things simple we will keep the answer corn! ;)
Chicken
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: lubaby on July 02, 2016, 10:54:16 PM
Repost (not in this thread, don't remember exactly where)
http://www.theguardian.com/science/alexs-adventures-in-numberland/2015/apr/13/how-to-solve-albert-bernard-and-cheryls-birthday-maths-problem
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on August 04, 2016, 01:42:35 AM
When is one not allowed to eat milchig or fleishig, but is permitted to eat pareve?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: User6669 on August 04, 2016, 01:56:55 AM
When is one not allowed to eat milchig or fleishig, but is permitted to eat pareve?

In the 9 days, if you by mistake taste something Fleishig.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: David Smith on August 04, 2016, 02:00:18 AM
In the 9 days, if you by mistake taste something Fleishig.
More diplomatic answer would be motzai shabbos if you're still fleishigs, if you had fleishigs by a siyum, or after shkiyah on Rosh Chodesh if you had fleshings before, ect.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on August 04, 2016, 02:20:10 AM
In the 9 days, if you by mistake taste something Fleishig.
True
More diplomatic answer would be motzai shabbos if you're still fleishigs, if you had fleishigs by a siyum, or after shkiyah on Rosh Chodesh if you had fleshings before, ect.

and true.

There's another answer.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Brian93 on August 04, 2016, 05:08:24 AM
When is one not allowed to eat milchig or fleishig, but is permitted to eat pareve?
If you accidentally ate both milchig and fleishig
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: elya on August 04, 2016, 06:11:50 AM
Good riddle. As everything else, the answer is hinted to strongly somewhere on DDF.
Good Luck!
David Smith signature!
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: username on August 04, 2016, 09:44:16 AM
Trueand true.

There's another answer.
If you eat fleshigs right before the 9 days start...
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on August 04, 2016, 04:15:00 PM
If you eat fleshigs right before the 9 days start...
More diplomatic answer would be motzai shabbos if you're still fleishigs, if you had fleishigs by a siyum, or after shkiyah on Rosh Chodesh if you had fleshings before, ect.

Brian93 got it.
If you accidentally ate both milchig and fleishig
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: username on August 04, 2016, 04:49:10 PM
If you accidentally ate both milchig and fleishig
Why can't you eat more fleshigs?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: David Smith on August 04, 2016, 04:50:26 PM
Why can't you eat more fleshigs?
Many are noheg to wait 1/2 hour after milchigs.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: george on August 04, 2016, 11:30:37 PM
Many are noheg to wait 1/2 hour after milchigs.
Many? Really? I don't know anybody who does that.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: koplonko on August 04, 2016, 11:56:39 PM
Many are noheg to wait 1/2 hour after milchigs.
Many? Really? I don't know anybody who does that.
Some wait an hour
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: emjee on August 05, 2016, 04:36:05 AM
Many are noheg to wait 1/2 hour after milchigs.
And some 20 min or just wash out their mouth between :)

machmirim wait an hour

FTFY
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on August 05, 2016, 04:39:34 AM


FTFY
Some are machmirim.  :)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: username on August 05, 2016, 12:26:26 PM
Many are noheg to wait 1/2 hour after milchigs.
Is this a recorded minhag anywhere? Interesting.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: dealfinder85 on August 05, 2016, 02:55:02 PM
Is this a recorded minhag anywhere? Interesting.
zohar i believe quotes an hour
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: rileywiles23 on August 05, 2016, 06:49:32 PM
Is this a recorded minhag anywhere? Interesting.
The mekor is a Zohar.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: JTZ on August 09, 2016, 11:12:13 AM
What is the easiest way to make $75?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: lubaby on August 09, 2016, 11:13:32 AM
What is the easiest way to make $75?
There's an empty street corner in my neighborhood if you're looking  :P
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: TimT on August 09, 2016, 11:14:10 AM
What is the easiest way to make $75?
Swipe your CB card.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: JTZ on August 09, 2016, 11:16:03 AM
Swipe your CB card.
Try on three new baseball jerseys for $25 each.  :)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on September 14, 2016, 08:23:48 PM
Why do we stand during kiddush levana?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: good sam on September 14, 2016, 08:25:13 PM
Why do we stand during kiddush levana?
You can't jump when you're sitting!

ETA: Googled for the real answer. Interesting.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: skyguy918 on September 14, 2016, 09:04:53 PM
Why do we stand during kiddush levana?
You can't jump when you're sitting!

ETA: Googled for the real answer. Interesting.
Doesn't it say in the actual text of kiddush levana? Because it's like kabalas pnei hashchina?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on September 14, 2016, 09:13:06 PM
Doesn't it say in the actual text of kiddush levana? Because it's like kabalas pnei hashchina?
Yes. We say "hilkach tzarich l'meimra zos me'umad".

But I was heading elsewhere...
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Brian93 on September 14, 2016, 09:27:45 PM
Why do we stand during kiddush levana?
Because the chairs are inside?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on September 14, 2016, 09:31:40 PM
Because the chairs are inside?
Just imagine the shlimazel who ends up taking in all the siddurim has to also shlep in a pile of chairs.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: aygart on September 14, 2016, 09:32:55 PM


Just imagine the baal chesed who ends up taking in all the siddurim has to also shlep in a pile of chairs.
FTFY
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on September 14, 2016, 09:37:58 PM
FTFY
You're not from around here, are you...  :P
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: aygart on September 14, 2016, 09:57:26 PM
You're not from around here, are you... 
Depends where here is
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on September 14, 2016, 10:23:26 PM
Depends where here is
The moon...? (Pun intended)
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Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on September 14, 2016, 10:25:25 PM
P.S. The topic just reminds me of how I once overheard a short guy approaching this REALLY tall guy during kiddush levana telling him, "You don't even need a siddur; you can just say it straight from the moon".
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Freddie on September 14, 2016, 11:49:19 PM
P.S. The topic just reminds me of how I once overheard a short guy approaching this REALLY tall guy during kiddush levana telling him, "You don't even need a siddur; you can just say it straight from the moon".

Was the short guy tripping on acid?
How do I even begin wrapping my mind around the twists of logic in that statement?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Something Fishy on September 15, 2016, 12:09:06 AM
Remind me of
ווען משוגע וואלט געמאכט גרויס, וואלסטו געקענט זיצן אויפ'ן בעט אין קישן די לבנה
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on September 15, 2016, 02:32:05 AM
Remind me of
ווען משוגע וואלט געמאכט גרויס, וואלסטו געקענט זיצן אויפ'ן בעט אין קישן די לבנה


Ahhhhhhhemmmmmmmmmmm...


6'8"...
I think our average height was 6'-4". Driving was fine. Sleeping OTOH :P...
5' 20" 8)
Tall people earn more money than short people...
Someone's gotta send that article to my boss :P
([Something Fishy] HAHAHA LOL shrimp ;D ;D ;D)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: myi on September 15, 2016, 02:43:49 AM

Ahhhhhhhemmmmmmmmmmm...

Someone's gotta send that article to my boss :P
You really like saving sayings from people! ! :)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on September 15, 2016, 03:17:22 AM
You really like saving sayings from people! ! :)
Listen, you ask for it, you get it...
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Post by: koplonko on September 15, 2016, 06:27:13 AM
P.S. The topic just reminds me of how I once overheard a short guy approaching this REALLY tall guy during kiddush levana telling him, "You don't even need a siddur; you can just say it straight from the moon".
Love it  ;D
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: good sam on September 15, 2016, 06:49:07 AM
Was the short guy tripping on acid?
How do I even begin wrapping my mind around the twists of logic in that statement?
Haha
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Definitions on January 30, 2018, 01:18:32 AM
Is anybody familiar with the "green eyed puzzle"  and understands the answer?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=98TQv5IAtY8
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: noturbizniss on January 30, 2018, 10:54:16 AM
Riddle me this
Riddle me that
Who's afraid
of the big black bat?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Definitions on January 30, 2018, 11:00:04 AM
Riddle me this
Riddle me that
Who's afraid
of the big bad bat?
How in the world is anybody supposed to figure that out?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: noturbizniss on January 30, 2018, 11:22:16 AM
How in the world is anybody supposed to figure that out?
Double riddle for u then!
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Post by: noturbizniss on January 30, 2018, 11:23:15 AM
How in the world is anybody supposed to figure that out?
Had a type. It's big black bat, not bad bad
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Post by: skyguy918 on January 30, 2018, 11:29:10 AM
How in the world is anybody supposed to figure that out?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112462/quotes
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: skyguy918 on January 30, 2018, 11:32:54 AM
Is anybody familiar with the "green eyed puzzle"  and understands the answer?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=98TQv5IAtY8
What's your question? Not particularly easy to figure out the answer, but their explanation is very straight forward. That riddle series on TED-Ed is great. Not sure why there was no 'pause to figure out the answer' for this one.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Definitions on January 30, 2018, 11:48:49 AM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112462/quotes
I didn't click on your link yet, but you gave me a clue from the fact that it's imdb. Is it the joker?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: skyguy918 on January 30, 2018, 11:50:48 AM
I didn't click on your link yet, but you gave me a clue from the fact that it's imdb. Is it the joker?
Close enough. I guess you're not much of a Batman fan.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: srap on January 30, 2018, 12:25:19 PM
Is anybody familiar with the "green eyed puzzle"  and understands the answer?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=98TQv5IAtY8 (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=98TQv5IAtY8)
Never heard this before, but ingenious!  The idea behind it is built on the others' knowledge. 

First stage:  I see what I see.

Second stage:  I gain info when the other did NOT act.
   (If the other person/people were sure of themselves they would have acted one way.  Each individual gains more understanding when they realize that the others did NOT act because they weren't sure.) 

Third stage:  I gain even more info when I realize that the other(s) also know what I know and how I will act.
   (Since each individual realizes that each of the other individuals realize the same thing, that is the clincher.   This allows each individual to gain the ultimate knowledge that he is green eyed.)

This is complicated and in a few stages so it really needs step by step which will have to wait until I choose to waste more time on this.  :D
Thanks for wasting my morning.  It was eye opening.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: skyguy918 on January 30, 2018, 12:28:12 PM


This is complicated and in a few stages so it really needs step by step which will have to wait until I choose to waste more time on this.  :D
Thanks for wasting my morning.  It was eye opening.
I agree that it's complicated and requires several steps, but that's exactly what they walk you through in the video. What's there to add beyond that?

To the OP - just watch the explanation again, but pause after each bit of explanation to make sure you understood it before moving on up the next piece.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: srap on January 30, 2018, 12:40:26 PM
I agree that it's complicated and requires several steps, but that's exactly what they walk you through in the video. What's there to add beyond that?

To the OP - just watch the explanation again, but pause after each bit of explanation to make sure you understood it before moving on up the next piece.
I beg to GREATLY disagree.  There are eye opening, very deep chidushim on thinking for each step.  If you feel it is that easy, write it up and you will understand that it is not so easy.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: skyguy918 on January 30, 2018, 12:42:05 PM
I beg to GREATLY disagree.  There are eye opening, very deep chidushim on thinking for each step.  If you feel it is that easy, write it up and you will understand that it is not so easy.
It would literally be a transcription of the video's explanation. I take it you never took a course in logic?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Definitions on January 30, 2018, 12:51:20 PM
What's your question? Not particularly easy to figure out the answer, but their explanation is very straight forward. That riddle series on TED-Ed is great. Not sure why there was no 'pause to figure out the answer' for this one.
In a case of 3, person A, B, and C. Assuming we're looking from the perspective of C. I think I understand. That is I make an assumption that I'm not green. So according to my assumption each other one sees one green eyed person and should leave in two nights. When they don't that means my assumption is wrong. Therefore I leave.

Now in a case of four, looking from the perspective of person D I'm having trouble understanding how to say the same thing.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: skyguy918 on January 30, 2018, 12:58:07 PM
In a case of 3, person A, B, and C. Assuming we're looking from the perspective of C. I think I understand. That is I make an assumption that I'm not green. So according to my assumption each other one sees one green eyed person and should leave in two nights. When they don't that means my assumption is wrong. Therefore I leave.

Now in a case of four, looking from the perspective of person D I'm having trouble understanding how to say the same thing.
It's the same process, you just need an extra day to confirm the additional info stemming from the added person. That's why with 100 people it takes 100 days.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: srap on January 30, 2018, 04:13:53 PM
In a case of 3, person A, B, and C. Assuming we're looking from the perspective of C. I think I understand. That is I make an assumption that I'm not green. So according to my assumption each other one sees one green eyed person and should leave in two nights. When they don't that means my assumption is wrong. Therefore I leave.

Now in a case of four, looking from the perspective of person D I'm having trouble understanding how to say the same thing.
Two is easy enough to get (eventually for some), three is the same process and you got it, just keep the same pattern going for four up to 100.  Remember, in the story they were all logicians so this was easy for them.  :D
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Definitions on February 06, 2018, 09:11:29 PM
I saw this from BRIGHTSIDE on YouTube. At first I thought right away that one answer was correct. Then I saw other people's  answers and changed my mind. After thinking about it for a few minutes I think I understand it. Here goes...

If someone buys a ticket for $7 and sells it for $8. Then buys the same ticket for $9 and sells it for $10. How much did he earn?


Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: joe1234 on February 06, 2018, 09:24:38 PM
I saw this from BRIGHTSIDE on YouTube. At first I thought right away that one answer was correct. Then I saw other people's  answers and changed my mind. After thinking about it for a few minutes I think I understand it. Here goes...

If someone buys a ticket for $7 and sells it for $8. Then buys the same ticket for $9 and sells it for $10. How much did he earn?
I borrow $7 from Steven to buy the ticket and sell for $8. So I pay back Steven his $7 and I’m left with $1. Now I want to buy the same ticket for $9 so I need to borrow $8 from Steven to get to $9. Then I sell for $10. I pay back Steven his $8 and I’m left with $2.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Mordyk on February 06, 2018, 09:41:49 PM
I saw this from BRIGHTSIDE on YouTube. At first I thought right away that one answer was correct. Then I saw other people's  answers and changed my mind. After thinking about it for a few minutes I think I understand it. Here goes...

If someone buys a ticket for $7 and sells it for $8. Then buys the same ticket for $9 and sells it for $10. How much did he earn?
$2
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Dr Moose on February 06, 2018, 10:13:13 PM


I saw this from BRIGHTSIDE on YouTube. At first I thought right away that one answer was correct. Then I saw other people's  answers and changed my mind. After thinking about it for a few minutes I think I understand it. Here goes...

If someone buys a ticket for $7 and sells it for $8. Then buys the same ticket for $9 and sells it for $10. How much did he earn?

Think of it has 2 separate transactions.

Buying at $7 to sell at $8 you got $1 net.

Now, buying at $9 to sell at $10, you net an additional $1.

You are now left with your $2 net.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: skyguy918 on February 06, 2018, 10:17:11 PM
I saw this from BRIGHTSIDE on YouTube. At first I thought right away that one answer was correct. Then I saw other people's  answers and changed my mind. After thinking about it for a few minutes I think I understand it. Here goes...

If someone buys a ticket for $7 and sells it for $8. Then buys the same ticket for $9 and sells it for $10. How much did he earn?

This is supposed to be a riddle? It seems like a basic math problem.

What's the other possible answer?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on February 06, 2018, 10:20:22 PM
This is supposed to be a riddle? It seems like a basic math problem.

What's the other possible answer?
Without thinking it through I'm assuming people would guess $3, since he started out investing $7 and ended up with $10. You have to notice that in the middle he's investing another dollar.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: gingyguy on February 06, 2018, 10:26:22 PM
Without thinking it through I'm assuming people would guess $3, since he started out investing $7 and ended up with $10. You have to notice that in the middle he's investing another dollar.
thats not riddle material its just a math question that needs a little thought
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on February 06, 2018, 10:28:48 PM
Without thinking it through I'm assuming people would guess $3, since he started out investing $7 and ended up with $10. You have to notice that in the middle he's investing another dollar.
+3  :)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on February 06, 2018, 10:46:47 PM
thats not riddle material its just a math question that needs a little thought
Aren't many riddles like that?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: joe1234 on February 06, 2018, 11:02:06 PM
This is supposed to be a riddle? It seems like a basic math problem.

What's the other possible answer?
You'd be surprised... on WhatsApp people were swearing on 0
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on February 06, 2018, 11:21:50 PM
You'd be surprised... on WhatsApp people were swearing on 0
huh?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: aygart on February 06, 2018, 11:24:46 PM
huh?
It's WhatsApp
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on February 06, 2018, 11:28:52 PM
You'd be surprised... on WhatsApp people were swearing on 0
Was it #HannityWA?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Freecountry on February 06, 2018, 11:44:55 PM
I saw this from BRIGHTSIDE on YouTube. At first I thought right away that one answer was correct. Then I saw other people's  answers and changed my mind. After thinking about it for a few minutes I think I understand it. Here goes...

If someone buys a ticket for $7 and sells it for $8. Then buys the same ticket for $9 and sells it for $10. How much did he earn?
Of course it's $2 the math is done as follows $8-$7=$1, $10-$9=$1 that is 2 transactions that he eared $1 on, so $1+$1=$2. The fact that it was the same ticket makes no difference.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on February 06, 2018, 11:52:36 PM
It's WhatsApp
Maybe he invested that $2 in bitcoin and now it's gone
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Freecountry on February 07, 2018, 12:00:21 AM
A store was selling a bat and a ball together for one dollar and ten cents if the bat costed 1 dollar more than the ball then how much did the ball cost?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: lubaby on February 07, 2018, 12:03:32 AM
Maybe he invested that $2 in bitcoin in 2010 and now he’s a millionaire.
FTFY
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: lubaby on February 07, 2018, 12:05:12 AM
A store was selling a bat and a ball together for one dollar and ten cents if the bat costed 1 dollar more than the ball then how much did the ball cost?
5 cents?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on February 07, 2018, 12:10:21 AM
A store was selling a bat and a ball together for one dollar and ten cents if the bat costed 1 dollar more than the ball then how much did the ball cost?
Code: [Select]
x + (x + 1) = $1.10
2x + 1 = 1.1
2x = .1
x = .05
5 cents
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on February 07, 2018, 12:10:53 AM
FTFY
There are millionaires on WhatsApp?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Freecountry on February 07, 2018, 12:13:41 AM
5 cents?
Yes,  amazingly most people I asked this question to said ten cents.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: noturbizniss on February 07, 2018, 12:15:12 AM




You'd be surprised... on WhatsApp people were swearing on 0
Buy 7 sell for 8 so u have 1 for profit. Then buy for 9 so u lost 1 dollar. Sell for 10 and back to zero.

Bad math but I understand the error.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: noturbizniss on February 07, 2018, 12:17:44 AM
May have been asked.
Ur in prison.
2 guard
1 always lies
1 always tells truth
You don't know which is which
2 doors
1 to freedom
1 to death
You have 1 question to 1 guard only.
What do u ask to get out
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: tzifanya54 on February 07, 2018, 12:22:43 AM
May have been asked.
Ur in prison.
2 guard
1 always lies
1 always tells truth
You don't know which is which
2 doors
1 to freedom
1 to death
You have 1 question to 1 guard only.
What do u ask to get out
Ask what the other one will say
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Freecountry on February 07, 2018, 12:27:39 AM
A famous riddle may have been asked before.  Three guys walk into a hotel and ask for a room for the night the hotel representative says it cost $30 for the three of them so they each pull out $10 and hand it to the representative after they go to their room the representative of the hotel realizes there was a sale and it only costed $25 so he calls over a hotel employee and gives him $5 and tells him to give it back to those three guys the employee takes the $5 and heads to the room on the way to their room the employee decides to keep two and only give them back three since $5 cannot be split evenly among 3 people so in the end each guy got back $1 that means they each paid $9 9 times the three of them is 27 plus the two that the employee stole is 29 what happened to the 30th dollar
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Definitions on February 07, 2018, 12:29:58 AM


Buy 7 sell for 8 so u have 1 for profit. Then buy for 9 so u lost 1 dollar. Sell for 10 and back to zero.

Bad math but I understand the error.
That's what I thought originally. But after seeing people saying two, I realized they're right. It's simply subtracting the total spent (7+9=16) from the total earned.(8+10=18) equaling 2.

Then came the hardest part, trying to understand why I made the mistake to begin with.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on February 07, 2018, 12:30:38 AM


Buy 7 sell for 8 so u have 1 for profit. Then buy for 9 so u lost 1 dollar. Sell for 10 and back to zero.

Bad math but I understand the error.
You don't lose a dollar when you buy it for 9, the 8 paid you back for the 7 plus
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on February 07, 2018, 12:30:56 AM
A famous riddle may have been asked before.  Three guys walk into a hotel and ask for a room for the night the hotel representative says it cost $30 for the three of them so they each pull out $10 and hand it to the representative after they go to their room the representative of the hotel realizes there was a sale and it only costed $25 so he calls over a hotel employee and gives him $5 and tells him to give it back to those three guys the employee takes the $5 and heads to the room on the way to their room the employee decides to keep two and only give them back three since $5 cannot be split evenly among 3 people so in the end each guy got back $1 that means they each paid $9 9 times the three of them is 27 plus the two that the employee stole is 29 what happened to the 30th dollar
If I've heard it before should I give the answer, or give everyone a chance?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Definitions on February 07, 2018, 12:32:46 AM
Ask what the other one will say
Yes I remember that being the answer. But the important part is not to listen to whoever you ask. It's a famous riddle.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: noturbizniss on February 07, 2018, 12:36:04 AM
A famous riddle may have been asked before.  Three guys walk into a hotel and ask for a room for the night the hotel representative says it cost $30 for the three of them so they each pull out $10 and hand it to the representative after they go to their room the representative of the hotel realizes there was a sale and it only costed $25 so he calls over a hotel employee and gives him $5 and tells him to give it back to those three guys the employee takes the $5 and heads to the room on the way to their room the employee decides to keep two and only give them back three since $5 cannot be split evenly among 3 people so in the end each guy got back $1 that means they each paid $9 9 times the three of them is 27 plus the two that the employee stole is 29 what happened to the 30th dollar
Each paid9 and the employee had 2 dollars. Makes 25. The 2 is supposed to be subtracted not added
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on February 07, 2018, 08:08:12 AM
A famous riddle may have been asked before.  Three guys walk into a hotel and ask for a room for the night the hotel representative says it cost $30 for the three of them so they each pull out $10 and hand it to the representative after they go to their room the representative of the hotel realizes there was a sale and it only costed $25 so he calls over a hotel employee and gives him $5 and tells him to give it back to those three guys the employee takes the $5 and heads to the room on the way to their room the employee decides to keep two and only give them back three since $5 cannot be split evenly among 3 people so in the end each guy got back $1 that means they each paid $9 9 times the three of them is 27 plus the two that the employee stole is 29 what happened to the 30th dollar
They each paid $9 so that's $27, of that $27 $2 went to the rep and $25 went to the hotel.

In other words, they paid $27 for the room and the remaining $3 (of the $30) went back to them.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: SSLPhD on February 08, 2018, 11:43:16 AM
What English word has two synonyms that are antonyms of each other?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on February 08, 2018, 11:48:11 AM
What English word has two synonyms that are antonyms of each other?
Cleave
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: SSLPhD on February 08, 2018, 11:52:38 AM
Cleave
:-)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: skyguy918 on February 08, 2018, 12:15:13 PM
What English word has two synonyms that are antonyms of each other?
This is just wording the question badly to make it sound more 'riddle-y'. The actual question is basically name a contronym (or autantonym). And there are many answers, though cleave is certainly a prominent example.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto-antonym#Examples_of_English-language_auto-antonyms
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yuneeq on February 14, 2018, 12:22:45 PM
What has 4 letters, sometimes 9, but never 5
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: lubaby on February 14, 2018, 12:27:18 PM
What has 4 letters, sometimes 9, but never 5
Correct  ;)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yuneeq on February 14, 2018, 12:33:40 PM
Correct  ;)

Actually it has 2 letters
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Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on February 14, 2018, 12:35:18 PM
Correct  ;)
Correct has 7 letters. I am confused.  :)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: skyguy918 on February 14, 2018, 12:59:39 PM
What has 4 letters, sometimes 9, but never 5
'What' has 4 letters, 'sometimes' 9, but 'never' 5

ETA: This is another one that's worded badly to make it harder. The 'but' in the last part of the sentence doesn't make as much sense once you know what's going on.

Actually it has 2 letters
Actually 'it' has 2 letters
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: aygart on February 14, 2018, 01:00:48 PM
'What' has 4 letters, 'sometimes' 9, but 'never' 5

ETA: This is another one that's worded badly to make it harder. The 'but' in the last part of the sentence doesn't make as much sense once you know what's going on.
Naturally
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: srap on February 14, 2018, 06:38:33 PM
'What' has 4 letters, 'sometimes' 9, but 'never' 5

ETA: This is another one that's worded badly to make it harder. The 'but' in the last part of the sentence doesn't make as much sense once you know what's going on.
Actually 'it' has 2 letters
Therefore, I'd word it differently to make it a bit harder, more "riddley", and throw people off.

What has 4 letters, sometimes 9, but never 4.   (since 'but will never have anything other than 3.  IOW, play off the 'but', not the 'never'!
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ~King Lake~ on May 16, 2019, 12:01:06 PM
what would you do if:
on a cold winter rainy -terrible weather- day, you drive down the street with your car passing by a bus shelter you see 2 people sitting there
1) an old and sick person who looks like he is about to die due to the -terrible weather- and needs a hospital ASAP.
2) a person from a different country you've been looking for a very a long time to speak with and is never here and now you need to grab the opportunity.
but the only problem is that in your car you have place "only" for 1 more person there is 'absolutely' no way another person could get into your car.

whom would you take?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: JoeyShmoe on May 16, 2019, 12:22:30 PM
what would you do if:
on a cold winter rainy -terrible weather- day, you drive down the street with your car passing by a bus shelter you see 2 people sitting there
1) an old and sick person who looks like he is about to die due to the -terrible weather- and needs a hospital ASAP.
2) a person from a different country you've been looking for a very a long time to speak with and is never here and now you need to grab the opportunity.
but the only problem is that in your car you have place "only" for 1 more person there is 'absolutely' no way another person could get into your car.

whom would you take?
Let the friend take the sick person to the hospital and then come pick you up
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: TimT on May 16, 2019, 12:29:05 PM
Let the friend take the sick person to the hospital and then come pick you up
Ah, but here’s where it gets tricky. This friend left his driver’s license at the hotel.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ~King Lake~ on May 16, 2019, 12:44:37 PM
Ah, but here’s where it gets tricky. This friend left his driver’s license at the hotel.
the
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-terrible weather-
is so bad, that he isn't scared of being pulled over ;)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Definitions on May 16, 2019, 12:54:21 PM
what would you do if:
on a cold winter rainy -terrible weather- day, you drive down the street with your car passing by a bus shelter you see 2 people sitting there
1) an old and sick person who looks like he is about to die due to the -terrible weather- and needs a hospital ASAP.
2) a person from a different country you've been looking for a very a long time to speak with and is never here and now you need to grab the opportunity.
but the only problem is that in your car you have place "only" for 1 more person there is 'absolutely' no way another person could get into your car.

whom would you take?
Well if he's dying due to the weather have him warm up in the car. Then talk to your friend with the window down or go outside the car.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on May 16, 2019, 12:57:58 PM
Yes,  amazingly most people I asked this question to said ten cents.

This is a psychology experiment - I don't believe it is a Twersky/Kahneman experiement, but I believe they used it in their seminal System 1/System 2 paper - the basis for the Book "Thinking Fast and Slow"

the point is our brains are lazy, and without thinking most people miss the 'more than' clause in the problem. Here's an explanation and variation on the problem - https://www.psychologicalscience.org/publications/observer/obsonline/a-new-twist-on-a-classic-puzzle.html
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on May 16, 2019, 01:00:04 PM
In a lake, there is a patch of lily pads.  Every day, the patch doubles in size.  If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how many days would it have taken for the patch to cover a quarter of the lake?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on May 16, 2019, 01:02:26 PM
A man and his son are in a car accident. The man dies at the scene, and the son is rushed to the hospita in critical condition and needs immediate surgery. The doctor takes one look at the boy's face and says - "I can't operate, he's my son" and walks out of the OR.

How is this possible?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: skyguy918 on May 16, 2019, 01:03:33 PM
In a lake, there is a patch of lily pads.  Every day, the patch doubles in size.  If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how many days would it have taken for the patch to cover a quarter of the lake?
46
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: TimT on May 16, 2019, 01:10:36 PM
A man and his son are in a car accident. The man dies at the scene, and the son is rushed to the hospita in critical condition and needs immediate surgery. The doctor takes one look at the boy's face and says - "I can't operate, he's my son" and walks out of the OR.

How is this possible?
1)doctor is his mother
2)gay couple
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ExGingi on May 16, 2019, 01:11:20 PM
A man and his son are in a car accident. The man dies at the scene, and the son is rushed to the hospita in critical condition and needs immediate surgery. The doctor takes one look at the boy's face and says - "I can't operate, he's my son" and walks out of the OR.

How is this possible?
"The" son, is the father of "the man" who died, with the grandfather of the person that died being the doctor, and the father of the person that survived in critical condition.

Another alternative is a natural father whose son was adopted by the other.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on May 16, 2019, 01:21:52 PM
1)doctor is his mother
2)gay couple
"The" son, is the father of "the man" who died, with the grandfather of the person that died being the doctor, and the father of the person that survived in critical condition.

Another alternative is a natural father whose son was adopted by the other.

The simplest answer is that the Doctor is his mother. People "of a certain age" fail this, because they aren't around enough female doctors to think that way.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: davidrotts63 on May 16, 2019, 01:23:42 PM
"The" son, is the father of "the man" who died, with the grandfather of the person that died being the doctor, and the father of the person that survived in critical condition.

Another alternative is a natural father whose son was adopted by the other.
He clearly wrote his son. But I like the thinking
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ExGingi on May 16, 2019, 01:31:51 PM
He clearly wrote his son. But I like the thinking

He wrote his son first, and then the son. But in any event, it seems like @TimT was right. Though if you got it on time before the edit, you can see that he too wasn't thinking straight at first. Pun intended.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: TimT on May 16, 2019, 01:36:28 PM
He wrote his son first, and then the son. But in any event, it seems like @TimT was right. Though if you got it on time before the edit, you can see that he too wasn't thinking straight at first. Pun intended.
I’m thinking like a millennial. Now don’t insult me as I’m not currently near a safe zone.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: skyguy918 on May 16, 2019, 02:08:53 PM
...People "of a certain age" fail this, because they aren't around enough female doctors to think that way.
I'm not sure this is the reason. I think the way the question is framed plays a big role as well. There are 8 words in the riddle that are gender specific, and all refer to males.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: aygart on May 16, 2019, 03:55:54 PM
what would you do if:
on a cold winter rainy -terrible weather- day, you drive down the street with your car passing by a bus shelter you see 2 people sitting there
1) an old and sick person who looks like he is about to die due to the -terrible weather- and needs a hospital ASAP.
2) a person from a different country you've been looking for a very a long time to speak with and is never here and now you need to grab the opportunity.
but the only problem is that in your car you have place "only" for 1 more person there is 'absolutely' no way another person could get into your car.

whom would you take?
Call an ambulance to take the sick person to the hopital
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ~King Lake~ on May 16, 2019, 05:06:09 PM
Call an ambulance to take the sick person to the hopital
I did not ask for advice ;D ;D
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yuneeq on May 16, 2019, 08:52:05 PM
Let the friend take the sick person to the hospital and then come pick you up

If this is the answer, the riddle has holes.

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a person from a different country you've been looking for a very a long time to speak with and is never here and now you need to grab the opportunity.

According to this, if the reason he can't leave the person from another country is because that person won't have enough time, then letting him drive the old man won't solve anything. And if he has plenty of time, that person could also wait at the bus stop while he drives the old man himself.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ~King Lake~ on May 21, 2019, 05:27:19 PM
1.   Which word would you use if you needed to describe a person who doesn’t have all their fingers on one hand?

2.   If a plane crashes right on the border between Canada and the United States, where should they bury the survivors?

3.   Imagine you are walking now in to a dark room and you see there an oil lamp a newspaper and some kindling wood, but you only have one match! What will you light first?

4.   One day a man got caught in the pouring rain, unfortunately he did not have an umbrella, hat or anything he could use to stay dry, but not a single hair on his head got wet! How so?

5.   How can it be that every single person in a plane crash died, but two people survived?

6.   What do you sleep on, sit on and brush your teeth with?

7.   In some months there are 31 days, in others there are 30, how many months have 28 days?

8.   A man dressed in all black from head to toe was walking in the middle of the road, all of a sudden, a huge black car with its headlights off came around the corner and screeched to halt not to hit him, how did the driver of the car see the man in black?

9.   There was 3 highly important rooms in the house of a highly important man, 1) filled with valuable top secret documents, 2) full of money, 3) full of expensive jewelry. But one day the house went up in flames and all the 3 rooms were catching fire, which of the rooms did the police start to extinguish the first and foremost?

10.   What’s the biggest problem with snow boots?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yos9694 on May 21, 2019, 05:33:28 PM
1. Most people have fingers on two hands, so I would use any normal word to describe such a person.
2. Survivors
3. Match
4. Bald
5. Married
6. Bed, chair, toothbrush
7. All
8. Daytime
9. The policy waited for the firefighters to show up
10. They melt
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Luvtotravel on May 21, 2019, 08:44:36 PM
what would you do if:
on a cold winter rainy -terrible weather- day, you drive down the street with your car passing by a bus shelter you see 2 people sitting there
1) an old and sick person who looks like he is about to die due to the -terrible weather- and needs a hospital ASAP.
2) a person from a different country you've been looking for a very a long time to speak with and is never here and now you need to grab the opportunity.
but the only problem is that in your car you have place "only" for 1 more person there is 'absolutely' no way another person could get into your car.

whom would you take?
This riddle is missing the third factor which is the third person waiting is a friend who once saved his life. And therefore the answer is let friend take sick guy to hospital and u get to spend the bus ride catching up with the overseas guy
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ~King Lake~ on May 21, 2019, 08:54:10 PM
This riddle is missing the third factor which is the third person waiting is a friend who once saved his life. And therefore the answer is let friend take sick guy to hospital and u get to spend the bus ride catching up with the overseas guy
Ohhhh now you reminded me  :-[ ::)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Definitions on May 21, 2019, 09:28:29 PM
Quote
Lateral Thinking Puzzles, unlike most puzzles, are inexact. In a sense, they are a hybrid between puzzles and storytelling. In each puzzle, some clues to a scenario are given, but the clues don't tell the full story. Your job is to fill in the details and complete the story. Obviously, there is usually more than one answer to any given puzzle, but, in general, only one solution is truly satisfying.

A man lives on the twelfth floor of an apartment building. Every morning he takes the elevator down to the lobby and leaves the building. In the evening, he gets into the elevator, and, if there is someone else in the elevator -- or if it was raining that day -- he goes back to his floor directly. Otherwise, he goes to the tenth floor and walks up two flights of stairs to his apartment.

What's the situation?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on May 21, 2019, 09:36:53 PM
A man lives on the twelfth floor of an apartment building. Every morning he takes the elevator down to the lobby and leaves the building. In the evening, he gets into the elevator, and, if there is someone else in the elevator -- or if it was raining that day -- he goes back to his floor directly. Otherwise, he goes to the tenth floor and walks up two flights of stairs to his apartment.

What's the situation?
He's too short to reach the 12 button without his boots or the help or another?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Definitions on May 21, 2019, 09:39:41 PM
He's too short to reach the 12 button without his boots or the help or another?
Yup.
Although it makes more sense to say his umbrella than his boots
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on May 21, 2019, 09:41:46 PM
Yup.
Although it makes more sense to say his umbrella than his boots
Indeed.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on May 21, 2019, 09:44:08 PM
Yup.
Although it makes more sense to say his umbrella than his boots
that's how i heard it
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on May 21, 2019, 09:46:43 PM
that's how i heard it
It makes more sense. Otherwise he would also go direct on snow days. And an umbrella gives greater access than the limited height of boots.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Definitions on May 21, 2019, 09:50:11 PM
Next. This was a little harder (at least for me) and kind of unrealistic.

A man is found hanging in an otherwise empty locked room with a puddle of water under his feet.

What happened?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Definitions on May 21, 2019, 09:51:06 PM
It makes more sense. Otherwise he would also go direct on snow days. And an umbrella gives greater access than the limited height of boots.
That's a good cheshbon. I was thinking more simple that most people don't wear boots when it rains
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: chinagel on May 21, 2019, 09:58:35 PM
Next. This was a little harder (at least for me) and kind of unrealistic.

A man is found hanging in an otherwise empty locked room with a puddle of water under his feet.

What happened?
Ice
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Definitions on May 21, 2019, 10:00:31 PM
Ice
Yup!
You thought of that or you heard of this before?
How in the world is that realistic?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: gingyguy on May 21, 2019, 10:11:29 PM
Yup!
You thought of that or you heard of this before?
How in the world is that realistic?
thats called living (or dying) in the slow lane....
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: chinagel on May 21, 2019, 10:11:41 PM
Yup!
You thought of that or you heard of this before?
How in the world is that realistic?
Took me a minute. I probably heard a similar question (ice to water), though I don't think that specific scenario.
There are a hundred quarters on a table, 40 heads and 60 tails. You must make 2 groups with all of the quarters with each group having the same amount of heads. You can't see which are heads or tails. How do you do it?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on May 21, 2019, 10:26:24 PM
There are a hundred quarters on a table, 40 heads and 60 tails. You must make 2 groups with all of the quarters with each group having the same amount of heads. You can't see which are heads or tails. How do you do it?
Can you feel them?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: chinagel on May 21, 2019, 10:28:09 PM
Can you feel them?
No. Not that type of answer, just math.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: skyguy918 on May 21, 2019, 10:30:01 PM
Took me a minute. I probably heard a similar question (ice to water), though I don't think that specific scenario.
There are a hundred quarters on a table, 40 heads and 60 tails. You must make 2 groups with all of the quarters with each group having the same amount of heads. You can't see which are heads or tails. How do you do it?
Grab a bunch (any number) (actually think it might have to be 40) off the top and flip them over. That's it.

Vsauce guy just did a video on this (his current channel is D!NG), only with a deck of cards.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: chinagel on May 21, 2019, 10:35:16 PM
Grab a bunch (any number) and flip them over. That's it.

Vsauce guy just did a video on this (his current channel is D!NG), only with a deck of cards.
So if i grab 10 and they were heads and are now tails, but I don't know, how does that get me closer.
The answer is to separate 40. So now 40-X (X is the number of heads in the 40 pile) is how many heads are in the 60 pile and 40-X is how many tails are in the 40 pile. Then just flip the 40 pile.
ETA: Now I see your edit :)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: SrulyS on May 22, 2019, 01:02:08 AM
there was a prison with 2 doors
May have been asked.
Ur in prison.
2 guard...
2 doors

Are there any other answeres to it?
There is another answer, some would say a better answer...
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: good sam on May 22, 2019, 07:58:37 AM
There is another answer, some would say a better answer...
I heard the question asked about two bridges or two paths. The prison version is weird, how does he get past the guards?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: myi on May 22, 2019, 01:32:17 PM
I heard the question asked about two bridges or two paths. The prison version is weird, how does he get past the guards?
   The guard is not a problem to get past, all they do here in this riddle is to answer one question of yours and allows the prisoner one attempt to leave.
 If he makes the wrong choice (meaning picks the door which leads to another room in the prison)then they keep him there for the rest of his life!

 This is three years old. 🙃
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on August 29, 2019, 05:20:36 PM
This is driving me nuts. Any ideas?

Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on August 29, 2019, 10:05:10 PM
This is driving me nuts. Any ideas?

Bump... I'm not going to be able to sleep. Someone help!
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Definitions on August 29, 2019, 10:49:31 PM
Bump... I'm not going to be able to sleep. Someone help!
Reminds me of a clock.

Equidistant for what reason? 60/30 degrees maybe is relevant.

I saw the comments on Twitter I definitely like the idea of continuing the letters around and that's somehow supposed to tell you something.

I'm clueless
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yitzgar on August 29, 2019, 10:53:15 PM
H, I, and m can all be read backwards, and j and l are opposites if that helps
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on August 30, 2019, 09:25:49 AM
Here's a solution:
You go through the Door between the letters H & M.

The logic - since the sequence is the clue, and the letters appear on the wall sequentially, it would make sense that the person who painted them on the walls entered through the non-booby trapped door and began painting. When they completed the task with "M", they walked out of the room from the door they started with.

This is driving me nuts. Any ideas?

Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on August 30, 2019, 09:32:54 AM
Here's a solution:
You go through the Door between the letters H & M.

The logic - since the sequence is the clue, and the letters appear on the wall sequentially, it would make sense that the person who painted them on the walls entered through the non-booby trapped door and began painting. When they completed the task with "M", they walked out of the room from the door they started with.
That is the most sensible answer I've heard all day. Still not absolutely positive that it's the expected one though.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on August 30, 2019, 03:40:04 PM
The three fastest horses:

A horse farmer takes you to his track and asks you to find the 3 fastest horses out of the 25 he owns. There are three parameters/givens to this test:

- Regardless of how many times you run them, the horses are relatively consistent - meaning if horse "A" is faster than horse "B" in one race, he is ALWAYS faster than Horse "B".
- You can't use a stop watch
- You can only race five horses at a time on the track.

What is the minimum number of races you need to run to find horses 1,2, and 3, and how do you set them up?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yitzgar on August 30, 2019, 04:14:06 PM
The three fastest horses:

A horse farmer takes you to his track and asks you to find the 3 fastest horses out of the 25 he owns. There are three parameters/givens to this test:

- Regardless of how many times you run them, the horses are relatively consistent - meaning if horse "A" is faster than horse "B" in one race, he is ALWAYS faster than Horse "B".
- You can't use a stop watch
- You can only race five horses at a time on the track.

What is the minimum number of races you need to run to find horses 1,2, and 3, and how do you set them up?
6?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on August 30, 2019, 04:17:11 PM
6?
That's what I thought at first but that really just gets you the one fastest one (I think). Pretty sure I can do it in 9, not sure if there is a faster way.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yitzgar on August 30, 2019, 04:22:36 PM
That's what I thought at first but that really just gets you the one fastest one (I think). Pretty sure I can do it in 9, not sure if there is a faster way.
Ya I see what you are saying
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: aygart on August 30, 2019, 04:24:56 PM
It depends on which ones are fastest. I can see getting it in between 6 and 8.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Definitions on August 30, 2019, 04:26:03 PM
That's what I thought at first but that really just gets you the one fastest one (I think). Pretty sure I can do it in 9, not sure if there is a faster way.
Why only the fastest? After you get the 5 winners you make the 6th race and get who's in first second and third. No?

Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: aygart on August 30, 2019, 04:26:52 PM
Why only the fastest? After you get the 5 winners you make the 6th race and get who's in first second and third. No?


What if the second of the first race is faster than the first of the second race?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on August 30, 2019, 04:28:34 PM
What if the second of the first race is faster than the first of the second race?
+1
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: aygart on August 30, 2019, 04:29:32 PM
Or for that matter what if all 5 of the first race are the fastest of all?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Definitions on August 30, 2019, 04:29:43 PM
What if the second of the first race is faster than the first of the second race?
Oh I see
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: whYME on August 30, 2019, 04:49:19 PM
Here's a solution:
You go through the Door between the letters H & M.

The logic - since the sequence is the clue, and the letters appear on the wall sequentially, it would make sense that the person who painted them on the walls entered through the non-booby trapped door and began painting. When they completed the task with "M", they walked out of the room from the door they started with.

That was kind of my first thought when I saw this but I feel like it's too simplistic
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on August 30, 2019, 05:01:25 PM
The three fastest horses:

A horse farmer takes you to his track and asks you to find the 3 fastest horses out of the 25 he owns. There are three parameters/givens to this test:

- Regardless of how many times you run them, the horses are relatively consistent - meaning if horse "A" is faster than horse "B" in one race, he is ALWAYS faster than Horse "B".
- You can't use a stop watch
- You can only race five horses at a time on the track.

What is the minimum number of races you need to run to find horses 1,2, and 3, and how do you set them up?

@yitzgar @etech0 @aygart @Definitions you guys are on the right track.

The answer is 7 - and here is why:
You group them in groups of 5, and Run 5 different races - let's call the groups A,B,C,D,E; and within their groups as 1-5; So A1 is the fastest horse in group A and A5 is the slowest.

In the 6th race, you run all of the first place horses, let's say that the Order of the 6th race is A1,B1,C1,D1,E1

After race 6, given that they're all relatively consistent speed was, you know the following:

- A1 is the fastest horse
- All of the horses in Groups D and E are out
- A2 and A3 might be the 2nd and 3rd fastest, but A4 and A5 are out
- B1 and B2 might be the 2nd and 3rd fastest, but B3,4,5 are out (since B1 can be 2nd at best, B3 can be 4th at best)
- C1 could be third at best - C2-5 are out.

So 2nd and 3rd place have 5 remaining horses:
A2, A3, B1,B2,C1

And they race to determine the places.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Definitions on August 30, 2019, 05:07:18 PM
That was kind of my first thought when I saw this but I feel like it's too simplistic
Also why start from H
@yitzgar @etech0 @aygart @Definitions you guys are on the right track.

The answer is 7 - and here is why:
You group them in groups of 5, and Run 5 different races - let's call the groups A,B,C,D,E; and within their groups as 1-5; So A1 is the fastest horse in group A and A5 is the slowest.

In the 6th race, you run all of the first place horses, let's say that the Order of the 6th race is A1,B1,C1,D1,E1

After race 6, given that they're all relatively consistent speed was, you know the following:

- A1 is the fastest horse
- All of the horses in Groups D and E are out
- A2 and A3 might be the 2nd and 3rd fastest, but A4 and A5 are out
- B1 and B2 might be the 2nd and 3rd fastest, but B3,4,5 are out (since B1 can be 2nd at best, B3 can be 4th at best)
- C1 could be third at best - C2-5 are out.

So 2nd and 3rd place have 5 remaining horses:
A2, A3, B1,B2,C1

And they race to determine the places.
I was just in middle of writing it down :) this is what I narrowed it down to so far ( 8 ).

(https://i.ibb.co/6s8yKFP/20190830-170528.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Th1wQt8)

I should've remembered that I only have to find the top three. Oh well. It's a good riddle
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on August 30, 2019, 05:43:22 PM
@yitzgar @etech0 @aygart @Definitions you guys are on the right track.

The answer is 7 - and here is why:
You group them in groups of 5, and Run 5 different races - let's call the groups A,B,C,D,E; and within their groups as 1-5; So A1 is the fastest horse in group A and A5 is the slowest.

In the 6th race, you run all of the first place horses, let's say that the Order of the 6th race is A1,B1,C1,D1,E1

After race 6, given that they're all relatively consistent speed was, you know the following:

- A1 is the fastest horse
- All of the horses in Groups D and E are out
- A2 and A3 might be the 2nd and 3rd fastest, but A4 and A5 are out
- B1 and B2 might be the 2nd and 3rd fastest, but B3,4,5 are out (since B1 can be 2nd at best, B3 can be 4th at best)
- C1 could be third at best - C2-5 are out.

So 2nd and 3rd place have 5 remaining horses:
A2, A3, B1,B2,C1

And they race to determine the places.
Nice!
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on September 03, 2019, 08:35:09 AM
Also why start from H

Based on my opinion of the solution, the actual letter you start with is irrelevant information. The relevant information is the sequence, and where it begins and ends.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on September 04, 2019, 03:10:39 PM
An oldie but Goodie:

In front of you are 9 marbles and a balance (a scale that has two sides where you can weigh one side against the other). The marbles are all of identical size, and 8 of the 9 have an identical weight.

Using the balance, you need to find the odd-weight marble, and identify if it is heavier or lighter than the other 8 - but you can only use the balance 3 times.

How do you do it?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: CountValentine on September 04, 2019, 03:20:13 PM
Would I start with four on each side? 
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: whYME on September 04, 2019, 03:47:51 PM
Would I start with four on each side? 
no, 3 on each side.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: CountValentine on September 04, 2019, 03:48:48 PM
no, 3 on each side.
Why wouldn't 4 work?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Definitions on September 04, 2019, 03:51:28 PM
An oldie but Goodie:

In front of you are 9 marbles and a balance (a scale that has two sides where you can weigh one side against the other). The marbles are all of identical size, and 8 of the 9 have an identical weight.

Using the balance, you need to find the odd-weight marble, and identify if it is heavier or lighter than the other 8 - but you can only use the balance 3 times.

How do you do it?
Oh I remember this one. It took my classmates like 2 days of bein hasedarim to figure it out in 11th grade.

I don't remember the answer off hand though
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: whYME on September 04, 2019, 03:52:00 PM
Why wouldn't 4 work?
What's the second step if you do 4-4?

you can only use the balance 3 times.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: CountValentine on September 04, 2019, 03:54:06 PM
What's the second step if you do 4-4?
You hope it balances.  :)
What is the second step with 3-3?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: whYME on September 04, 2019, 04:05:57 PM
What is the second step with 3-3?
if it balances you know the odd one is in the 3rd group, so put on 2 from group 3.

If it doesn't balance you replace one of the current groups with the 3rd group. Lets say you take the lighter 3 off, if it balances now you know one of the first 3 is lighter but if the heavier one is still heavier you know one of those three is heavier.
Put on 2 of the three with the odd-weighted one to determine which of the three it is.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: aygart on September 04, 2019, 04:06:06 PM
You hope it balances.  :)
What is the second step with 3-3?

If one is heavier then weigh two of the heavier group. If they are equal weigh two of the unweighed group. If one is heavier then you have it if not then the unweighed one is it. Not sure why you would need a third time.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: aygart on September 04, 2019, 04:07:04 PM


If it doesn't balance you replace one of the current groups with the 3rd group. Lets say you take the lighter 3 off, if it balances now you know one of the first 3 is lighter but if the heavier one is still heavier you know one of those three is heavier.

Why do you need this step?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: whYME on September 04, 2019, 04:10:55 PM
Why do you need this step?
If one is heavier then weigh two of the heavier group. If they are equal weigh two of the unweighed group. If one is heavier then you have it if not then the unweighed one is it. Not sure why you would need a third time.
You need to figure out if the odd one is heavier or lighter
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: CountValentine on September 04, 2019, 04:11:51 PM
Why do you need this step?
You not only need to find the odd ball but also if it is heavier or lighter. That is why 4/4 will not work.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: SrulyS on September 04, 2019, 04:20:17 PM
If the first weighing is equal there are two ways to go from there. You can weigh two new marbles against each other and then one of those against the third one. Alternatively you can weigh all three new ones against any three old ones then weigh any two of the new ones against each other.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: SrulyS on September 04, 2019, 04:29:09 PM
If you want a much harder riddle try the same thing with 12 marbles. You still need to determine whether the odd one is heavier or lighter and you still get only 3 weighings.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: CountValentine on September 04, 2019, 04:37:01 PM
If you want a much harder riddle try the same thing with 12 marbles. You still need to determine whether the odd one is heavier or lighter and you still get only 3 weighings.
So it is harder to google the answer for 12 than 9?  :)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: aygart on September 04, 2019, 04:42:09 PM
You need to figure out if the odd one is heavier or lighter
I missed that.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: CountValentine on September 04, 2019, 04:42:56 PM
I missed that.
So did I and that is why I said 4/4.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on September 04, 2019, 06:08:07 PM
An oldie but Goodie:

In front of you are 9 marbles and a balance (a scale that has two sides where you can weigh one side against the other). The marbles are all of identical size, and 8 of the 9 have an identical weight.

Using the balance, you need to find the odd-weight marble, and identify if it is heavier or lighter than the other 8 - but you can only use the balance 3 times.

How do you do it?

The solution, succinctly:

1. Split the 9 marbles into 3 groups of 3, call them A,B, and C
2. Weigh A vs B
3a. If A = B, the odd marble is in group C, Then weigh the three marbles in the group against each other, two will be equal, and you will know which is the odd one out, and if it's lighter or heavier.
3b. If A > B, then weigh A vs C; If A > C, you know that group A contains the marble, and it's heavier.  If A = C, then group B contains the Marble and you know that the odd marble is lighter.
4. (Only if A<>B) - weigh two of the marbles in the "Odd" group, if they're equal, you know that the third marble is the odd one, and you've already established if it's lighter or heavier. If they're not equal, then the one on the side you've established is the odd one out.


Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yossig on September 04, 2019, 08:59:12 PM
Here’s a interesting one,

There was a king that wanted to refill his collection of gold, so he ordered from 10 different companies an order of 10 gold bricks each, each brick weighed 10 pounds.

Somehow he figured out that one company defrauded him and sent him 10 bricks that weighed only 9.9 pounds, though, they all looked and feel exactly the same and it’s impossible to notice anything.

He wanted to challenge his Jewish financial advisor so he called him in and told him, listen, I’m giving you a digital scale and you can place how many bricks you want on it and I want you to tell me which company sent the lighter bricks,

but,
 you can only use the scale once

Can you help him?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on September 04, 2019, 09:12:39 PM
Jewish financial adviser brings along 9 scales of his own. Problem solved!
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yossig on September 04, 2019, 09:25:33 PM
Jewish financial adviser brings along 9 scales of his own. Problem solved!
you could do better then that ;)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on September 04, 2019, 09:29:16 PM
you could do better than that ;)
Jewish financial adviser uses his extensive networking skills to make a friend in each company and get inside information on who was cheating the king.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: AussieMan on September 04, 2019, 09:52:25 PM
but,
 you can only use the scale once

Can you help him?
What does use mean?
Can he put all Bricks on and Then take them off one at a time?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: lubaby on September 04, 2019, 09:54:32 PM
Here’s a interesting one,

There was a king that wanted to refill his collection of gold, so he ordered from 10 different companies an order of 10 gold bricks each, each brick weighed 10 pounds.

Somehow he figured out that one company defrauded him and sent him 10 bricks that weighed only 9.9 pounds, though, they all looked and feel exactly the same and it’s impossible to notice anything.

He wanted to challenge his Jewish financial advisor so he called him in and told him, listen, I’m giving you a digital scale and you can place how many bricks you want on it and I want you to tell me which company sent the lighter bricks,

but,
 you can only use the scale once

Can you help him?
Scale is digital, so you need to turn it on first at 0 and then add bricks to get weight.
So yes, you can only use it once, but it’s already on. And since gold bricks are heavy (even if only 10 pounds), you start stacking them on top of each other on the “on” scale. As soon as the weight is off you have your answer.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on September 04, 2019, 10:01:19 PM
How much weight can the scale hold?
This will be easier if you keep the bricks grouped by supplier until this is done.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: bubbles on September 04, 2019, 10:09:33 PM
Put 1 from the first company 2 from the second etc and then see the final decimal reading
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Definitions on September 04, 2019, 11:30:52 PM
If you want a much harder riddle try the same thing with 12 marbles. You still need to determine whether the odd one is heavier or lighter and you still get only 3 weighings.
Oh actually I think this is the version we did in 11th grade
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yuneeq on September 04, 2019, 11:38:57 PM
Put 1 from the first company 2 from the second etc and then see the final decimal reading

+1 I got the same answer
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yossig on September 05, 2019, 09:38:48 AM
Put 1 from the first company 2 from the second etc and then see the final decimal reading
this is the correct answer, and you put them all on together
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yossig on September 05, 2019, 11:33:59 AM
If you want a much harder riddle try the same thing with 12 marbles. You still need to determine whether the odd one is heavier or lighter and you still get only 3 weighings.
can do this one in 4 times easy
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on September 05, 2019, 01:30:55 PM
can do this one in 4 times easy

But that's not the point :)

Here is my proposed solution - first split the 12 marbles into 3 groups of 4, let's call them A,B, and C. Then weigh A vs. B

There are two possibilities - if A and B are equal, then we know that the odd marble is in Group C. We take any 3 marbles from Group A+B and weigh them against 3 of the 4 in group C. If they are equal, the remaining group C marble is the odd one, and we weigh it against any other marble to determine if it's heavier or lighter. If the 3 from group C do not equal the other three = we know that one of those 3 is the odd one, we know if it is heavier or lighter, and we can weigh two of the three remaining marbles against each other to determine which is the odd one out

Here's the Tricky Part - say group A and B are not equal - for the sake of illustration, let's say A is heavier than B. Given this, we know the following:
- Group C are all the same weight
- If the odd marble is one from Group "A" it must be heavier
- If the odd marble is one from group "B" then it must be lighter.
- We then take 1 marble from Group "B"- let's call it B1 and combine it with any 3 from group C - we then weigh that marble against the 3 remaining marbles in group b, with one of the 4 from A - let's call that 1 A1.

So our Two Groups:
A1, B2, B3,B4
and
B1, C1,C2,C3

We know that C4 is not the odd one
We put A2,A3,A4 on the side - they are still unknown

Here are the possibilities:
- If the side with A1 remains heavier - we know that the marble is either A1 or B1. We weigh one of them against any other marble to find the odd one. If it's A1 then the odd marble is heavier, and if it's B1 then the odd marble is lighter
- If the side with A1 is lighter - we know that the odd marble is one of the three B's on that side, and that it is lighter - we weigh any two against each other to find the odd one out.
- If the two sides are equal, then one of  A2,A3,A4 must be the odd ones out, and the odd one is heavier - we weigh any two against each other to find the odd one out.


Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on September 09, 2019, 12:46:32 PM
This is driving me nuts. Any ideas?


They posted the official answer, I had the right doors, but wrong logic:
https://www.npr.org/2019/09/08/758703217/sunday-puzzle-gs-l-s

Quote
Challenge answer: The correct door is the one between the M and the H. If you write the word OUT between M and H, you get the word MOUTH. The puzzle said "Only one door provides an opening," which is what a mouth is. And a door with OUT written on it should naturally be an exit.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: aygart on September 09, 2019, 12:53:42 PM
They posted the official answer, I had the right doors, but wrong logic:
https://www.npr.org/2019/09/08/758703217/sunday-puzzle-gs-l-s

I think it is more that you used logic while they did a stupid play on words in the question which makes no sense.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yitzgar on September 09, 2019, 01:15:01 PM
The riddle was worded in such a way that one would have assumed that there was a logical exit, not just a play on words.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: stooges44 on September 09, 2019, 01:19:18 PM
The riddle was worded in such a way that one would have assumed that there was a logical exit, not just a play on words.

+1
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on September 09, 2019, 01:37:38 PM
Another oldie but goodie that I'm sure most of you have heard:

The givens:
-There is a group of 4 people who need to cross a bridge
-It's dark, and there is only 1 flashlight, and it's needed to cross the bridge
-Only 2 people can cross the bridge at one time
-If you walk the flashlight across, someone will need to walk it back for the next group
-The 4 people each have a different max speed, in minutes, to cross the bridge - 20,15,10, and 5 minutes respectively
-The bridge is too long for the flashlight to illuminate the far side from one end, and it's to treacherous to walk n the dark.

What is the fastest time you can get all 4 people across the bridge, and what sequence do you use? (Hint, the time answer is always the same, but there is more than one valid sequence)



Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on September 09, 2019, 02:29:22 PM
65?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: whYME on September 09, 2019, 02:42:04 PM
65?
I got 55
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: whYME on September 09, 2019, 02:46:58 PM
Another oldie but goodie that I'm sure most of you have heard:

The givens:
-There is a group of 4 people who need to cross a bridge
-It's dark, and there is only 1 flashlight, and it's needed to cross the bridge
-Only 2 people can cross the bridge at one time
-If you walk the flashlight across, someone will need to walk it back for the next group
-The 4 people each have a different max speed, in minutes, to cross the bridge - 20,15,10, and 5 minutes respectively
-The bridge is too long for the flashlight to illuminate the far side from one end, and it's to treacherous to walk n the dark.

What is the fastest time you can get all 4 people across the bridge, and what sequence do you use? (Hint, the time answer is always the same, but there is more than one valid sequence)

I think you messed up with the times for each person. I don't think it's supposed to be so simple/straightforward.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: skyguy918 on September 09, 2019, 02:55:26 PM
55

<5&10
>5
<15&20
>10
<5&10

10+5+20+10+10=55

The times don't matter. If it's A<B<C<D, the answer will be something along the lines of A+3B+D.

ETA: Different exact amount of time here, but the principle holds - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridge_and_torch_problem.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on September 09, 2019, 03:02:58 PM
55

<5&10
>5
<15&20
>10
<5&10

10+5+20+10+10=55



The times don't matter. If it's A<B<C<D, the answer will be something along the lines of A+3B+D.

ETA: Different exact amount of time here, but the principle holds - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridge_and_torch_problem.

55 is the correct answer, and there are two ways to do it - the way you described or
<5+20
>5
<5+15
>5
<5+10

Is also 55 minutes

I think you messed up with the times for each person. I don't think it's supposed to be so simple/straightforward.

I think so too - I think there needs to be a broader gap between the two faster and two slower people.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: skyguy918 on September 09, 2019, 03:13:52 PM
55 is the correct answer, and there are two ways to do it - the way you described or
<5+20
>5
<5+15
>5
<5+10

Is also 55 minutes

I think so too - I think there needs to be a broader gap between the two faster and two slower people.
Didn't notice that. Yes, it's supposed to be designed such that the fastest person ferrying the other 3 across is slower than the other solution.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on September 09, 2019, 03:14:11 PM
A riddle (this one is actually based on a true story that happened to me early in my career):

You are a software developer for an e-commerce website. One Monday morning, the warehouse manager complains that there is a bug in the system. You've designed your software so that order numbers are sequential - i.e. 1,2,3, etc, but he claims that over the weekend, a handful of orders got order numbers out of sequence. He's concerned that with Black Friday coming up in a few weeks, that this is indicative of a bigger problem that might surface during the holiday shopping season, and a code release too close to holiday might cause other problems to crop up - obviously he wants it fixed immediately.

Some of your advance techs have looked at it, and can't find any problems with the orders except that the order numbers were out of sequence. They also tell you that this bug was limited to about 1 hour on Saturday night, but they can't find the source. But all of the orders received before and after appear to be fine and in the correct sequence.

You laugh at them, and tell them it's not a bug, and you know exactly why it happened.

What's the explaination?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yikes2179 on September 09, 2019, 03:19:07 PM
Switching from DST caused some orders to be out of order
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Definitions on September 09, 2019, 03:21:37 PM
Switching from DST caused some orders to be out of order
+1
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on September 09, 2019, 03:23:26 PM
They posted the official answer, I had the right doors, but wrong logic:
https://www.npr.org/2019/09/08/758703217/sunday-puzzle-gs-l-s
A good riddle is one in which you harbor no ill feelings against the person who asked it to you when you learn the answer. I can't say this fits that category.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: whYME on September 09, 2019, 03:47:05 PM
I think it is more that you used logic while they did a stupid play on words in the question which makes no sense.
My first thought when I saw this solution was "this belongs on a Laffy Taffy"
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on September 09, 2019, 04:37:03 PM
Another oldie but goodie that I'm sure most of you have heard:

The givens:
-There is a group of 4 people who need to cross a bridge
-It's dark, and there is only 1 flashlight, and it's needed to cross the bridge
-Only 2 people can cross the bridge at one time
-If you walk the flashlight across, someone will need to walk it back for the next group
-The 4 people each have a different max speed, in minutes, to cross the bridge - 20,15,10, and 5 minutes respectively
-The bridge is too long for the flashlight to illuminate the far side from one end, and it's to treacherous to walk n the dark.

What is the fastest time you can get all 4 people across the bridge, and what sequence do you use? (Hint, the time answer is always the same, but there is more than one valid sequence)
You gotta make it more dramatic!

I heard it like this:

There were four people stuck on a boobytrapped island, which will blow up in exactly 17 minutes. There's a rickety bridge off the island, but that will also blow up in 17 minutes. it takes the people 1, 2, 5, and 10 minutes... etc.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Definitions on September 09, 2019, 08:17:45 PM
You gotta make it more dramatic!

I heard it like this:

There were four people stuck on a boobytrapped island, which will blow up in exactly 17 minutes. There's a rickety bridge off the island, but that will also blow up in 17 minutes. it takes the people 1, 2, 5, and 10 minutes... etc.
Heard it the same way from here
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yuneeq on September 10, 2019, 01:49:06 AM
They posted the official answer, I had the right doors, but wrong logic:
https://www.npr.org/2019/09/08/758703217/sunday-puzzle-gs-l-s

I saw someone post this answer last week (thought I saw it here, must've been twitter), but that's how you know it's a bad riddle - while it "solved" the riddle, it didn't sound correct.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: skyguy918 on September 10, 2019, 10:41:00 AM
I saw someone post this answer last week (thought I saw it here, must've been twitter), but that's how you know it's a bad riddle - while it "solved" the riddle, it didn't sound correct.
The one I saw on twitter was along the lines of '[explanation of possible answer], but that better not be their actual answer'.

Heard it the same way from here
They have a lot of good ones there. The channel is full of all sorts of stuff, but there's a playlist just for the riddles (can't get it to post as non-embedded, shows up as the first video, but if you click through you'll be in the playlist):
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on January 29, 2020, 12:37:04 PM
You can feel me, but you can't touch me. You get me when you are really young, but you can lose me at anytime. Sometimes when you lose me, I am only gone for a second or two, other times you may need to work hard to get me back, and ultimately, you might need a little help to keep me. What am I?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on January 29, 2020, 12:37:22 PM
sanity
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on January 29, 2020, 01:03:51 PM
sanity

good answer, not the one I was looking for
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: grodnoking on January 29, 2020, 01:30:20 PM
Temper?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yuneeq on January 29, 2020, 01:41:16 PM
You can feel me, but you can't touch me. You get me when you are really young, but you can lose me at anytime. Sometimes when you lose me, I am only gone for a second or two, other times you may need to work hard to get me back, and ultimately, you might need a little help to keep me. What am I?

Breath
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on January 29, 2020, 01:45:01 PM
A lot of good guesses, which are all plausible, but not the answer, I think I need to add one more qualifier:
You can feel me, but you can't touch me. You get me when you are really young, but you can lose me at anytime. Sometimes when you lose me, I am only gone for a second or two, other times you may need to work hard to get me back, and ultimately, you might need a little help to keep me.
In some sports, your opponents want to take me away from you - but only for a moment. Afterwards, they sometimes help you get me back

What am I?




Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yuneeq on January 29, 2020, 01:51:00 PM
A lot of good guesses, which are all plausible, but not the answer, I think I need to add one more qualifier:

Balance?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on January 29, 2020, 01:53:04 PM
Balance?
Nice!
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yuneeq on January 29, 2020, 02:16:11 PM
Nice!

Thanks. I think my first answer fits better (without the qualifier) than this answer does.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on January 29, 2020, 04:22:05 PM
Balance?
yup
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on June 30, 2020, 08:39:41 PM
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: lubaby on June 30, 2020, 08:40:56 PM
Correct
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Joeymc on June 30, 2020, 10:11:42 PM
Once you see it you can't unsee it!
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: CountValentine on June 30, 2020, 10:34:15 PM
Once you see it you can't unsee it!
Not true!
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on June 30, 2020, 10:41:36 PM
Nobody doesn't get it? I'm waiting to swoop in and be the savior by explaining where you can find them. Can't anyone let me be a hero around here?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yitzgar on July 01, 2020, 12:06:46 AM
Not true!
+1
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: good sam on July 01, 2020, 12:28:00 AM
Nobody doesn't get it? I'm waiting to swoop in and be the savior by explaining where you can find them. Can't anyone let me be a hero around here?
I see it but how would you explain it?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 01, 2020, 12:29:28 AM
I see it but how would you explain it?
Thanks, finally! Here you go...
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 01, 2020, 12:30:10 AM
I see it but how would you explain it?
That's called a baal chesed!
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: good sam on July 01, 2020, 12:30:29 AM
Thanks, finally! Here you go...
Well that's easy. I meant how to explain in words. Maybe just let your eyes go lazy.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 01, 2020, 12:32:57 AM
Well that's easy. I meant how to explain in words. Maybe just let your eyes go lazy.
This guy wrote it pretty well, I would say.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: srap on July 01, 2020, 11:04:40 AM
Nobody doesn't get it? I'm waiting to swoop in and be the savior by explaining where you can find them. Can't anyone let me be a hero around here?
:) .  Remember who is your select crowd.  Great illusion, thanks.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: justaregularguy on July 01, 2020, 07:28:41 PM
your mother has a child and its not your brother and its not your sister.

who is it?

(this is actually part of a joke for those familiar)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Definitions on July 01, 2020, 07:39:05 PM
your mother has a child and its not your brother and its not your sister.

who is it?

(this is actually part of a joke for those familiar)
Me
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Euclid on July 01, 2020, 07:45:49 PM
your mother has a child and its not your brother and its not your sister.

who is it?

(this is actually part of a joke for those familiar)
This has a different answer these days.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ~King Lake~ on July 01, 2020, 08:32:58 PM
your mother has a child and its not your brother and its not your sister.

who is it?

(this is actually part of a joke for those familiar)
Your father 😉
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: justaregularguy on July 01, 2020, 11:01:39 PM
Me
yes you got it.
This has a different answer these days.
ug
Your father 😉
ug
@Definitions turn to post a riddle (lets do it like the missing word game thread)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Luvisrael on July 01, 2020, 11:05:49 PM
Find the camel.

(https://i.ibb.co/Pmc669H/FBFA4-D0-C-9102-4800-8-A24-3-D60-F88-EDE4-D.jpg) (https://ibb.co/yf6QQYj)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: CountValentine on July 01, 2020, 11:10:29 PM
Find the camel.
Ok, now what?  :)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: justaregularguy on July 01, 2020, 11:11:30 PM
Ok, now what?  :)
now tell me where it is
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: CountValentine on July 01, 2020, 11:12:28 PM
now tell me where it is
Look small.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Luvisrael on July 01, 2020, 11:14:18 PM
Ok, now what?  :)
pat yourself on the back.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Luvisrael on July 01, 2020, 11:14:46 PM
now tell me where it is
cmon, read your signature
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: CountValentine on July 01, 2020, 11:15:10 PM
pat yourself on the back.
My arm is tired.  ;)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: avrohomgelb on July 01, 2020, 11:15:50 PM
your mother has a child and its not your brother and its not your sister.

who is it?

(this is actually part of a joke for those familiar)
Well technically if your mother still didn't decide the gender of the baby....
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: mmgfarb on July 01, 2020, 11:19:40 PM
your mother has a child and its not your brother and its not your sister.

who is it?

(this is actually part of a joke for those familiar)
You obviously
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: justaregularguy on July 01, 2020, 11:20:50 PM
wow i found it- more like it found me, it like popped out of the picture at me! that was weird
cmon, read your signature
and you are 100% right about that
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Luvisrael on July 01, 2020, 11:22:10 PM
wow i found it- more like it found me, it like popped out of the picture at me! that was weirdand you are 100% right about that
yeah that is weird. Got good stuff? ;)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Luvisrael on July 01, 2020, 11:22:52 PM
Well technically if your mother still didn't decide the gender of the baby....
what right does a mother have to decide a child’s gender?! Leave that to the child...
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: justaregularguy on July 01, 2020, 11:25:45 PM
You obviously
so the joke goes as follows:(credit to @MeirS) Obama meets the Queen. "Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient government?  Are there any tips you can give me?"

"Well," said the Queen. "The important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people."

Obama frowned and then asked, "but how do I know if the people around me are really intelligent? "

The Queen took a sip of champagne.

"Oh, that's easy: you just ask them to answer an intelligent riddle. Watch:

The Queen pushed a button on her intercom.  "Please send Tony Blair in here, would you? "

Tony Blair walked into the room and said, "Yes, Your Majesty? "

The Queen smiled and said.
"Answer me this please, Tony. Your mother and father have a child.  It is not your brother and it is not your sister.  Who is it?"

Without pausing for a moment, Tony Blair answered, "That would be me!"

"Yes, very good," said the Queen.

Obama went back home to ask Joe Biden the same question.

"Joe, answer this for me.  Your mother and father have a child.  It's not your brother and it's not your sister.  Who is it?"

"I'm not sure," said Biden. "Let me get back to you on that one."

He went to his advisers and asked everyone.

But none could give him an answer.

Frustrated, Biden went to work out in Congressional gym and saw Paul Ryan there.

Biden went up to him and asked, "Hey, Paul, see if you can answer this question. Your mother and father have a child, and it's not your brother or your sister.  Who is it?"

Paul Ryan answered, "That's easy; it's me!"

Biden smiled and said, "Good answer, Paul!".

Biden then went back to speak with President Obama.

"Say, I did some research and I have the answer to that riddle.

"It's Paul Ryan!"

Obama got up, stomped over to Biden and angrily yelled into his face,

"NO, you idiot! It's Tony Blair!"
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 01, 2020, 11:57:47 PM
Find the camel.

(https://i.ibb.co/Pmc669H/FBFA4-D0-C-9102-4800-8-A24-3-D60-F88-EDE4-D.jpg) (https://ibb.co/yf6QQYj)
I'm stumped. Can someone help out?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Luvisrael on July 01, 2020, 11:58:39 PM
I'm stumped. Can someone help out?
if you want the answer you can just google it. You want a hint?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: justaregularguy on July 01, 2020, 11:59:54 PM
I'm stumped. Can someone help out?
no find it!
once u see it u cant not see it
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Luvisrael on July 02, 2020, 12:00:42 AM
no find it!
once u see it u cant not see it
like all of them. You end up being mad at yourself for not seeing it
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 02, 2020, 12:14:46 AM
if you want the answer you can just google it. You want a hint?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: CountValentine on July 02, 2020, 07:32:19 AM
once u see it u cant not see it
This time it is actually true.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 20, 2020, 09:54:53 PM
Which historical war got renamed 30 odd years after it was over?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on July 20, 2020, 09:55:34 PM
Which historical war got renamed 30 odd years after it was over?
easy
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Joeymc on July 20, 2020, 09:56:02 PM
easy
+1
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 20, 2020, 09:56:19 PM
easy
Indeed. But it's not something most people ever thought about.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 20, 2020, 09:57:23 PM
easy
+1
Indeed. But it's not something most people ever thought about.
IIRC, it was fodder for Encyclopedia Brown or Gemarakup.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on July 20, 2020, 09:58:27 PM
Well maybe let's give some other people a chance to think about it before we post the answer :)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Joeymc on July 20, 2020, 09:59:09 PM
Well maybe let's give some other people a chance to think about it before we post the answer :)
+1
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: justaregularguy on July 20, 2020, 11:29:39 PM
Which historical war got renamed 30 odd years after it was over?
What was the Thirty Years War called BEFORE it ended?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 20, 2020, 11:33:45 PM
What was the Thirty Years War called BEFORE it ended?
Not what I was referring to. This war was called one thing for nearly 30 years after the war ENDED, and then the name was changed.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on July 20, 2020, 11:36:20 PM
It's a good riddle!
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Euclid on July 20, 2020, 11:40:54 PM
Not what I was referring to. This war was called one thing for nearly 30 years after the war ENDED, and then the name was changed.
Wasn't it closer to 20-25 years later?
Title: Riddles!
Post by: Euclid on July 20, 2020, 11:42:08 PM
Reminds me of the "what was בנות צלפחד father's name?" 'riddle'.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: justaregularguy on July 20, 2020, 11:49:22 PM
Not what I was referring to. This war was called one thing for nearly 30 years after the war ENDED, and then the name was changed.
Im assuming the name was changed because a "second world war" broke out... I know what youre referring to i was just spurred by your riddle to ask mine.
now who has an answer to my riddle bc id love to know actually. The Holy War? it was basically between the Holy Roman Church and Protestant Church I think
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 20, 2020, 11:49:57 PM
Wasn't it closer to 20-25 years later?
Perhaps. I'm not certain when exactly the name change happened.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 20, 2020, 11:51:24 PM
From Wikipedia:

The term "world war" was first used in September 1914 by German biologist and philosopher Ernst Haeckel, who claimed that "there is no doubt that the course and character of the feared 'European War' ... will become the first world war in the full sense of the word," citing a wire service report in The Indianapolis Star on 20 September 1914.

Prior to World War II, the events of 1914–1918 were generally known as the Great War or simply the World War. In October 1914, the Canadian magazine Maclean's wrote, "Some wars name themselves. This is the Great War." Contemporary Europeans also referred to it as "the war to end war" or "the war to end all wars" due to their perception of its then-unparalleled scale and devastation. After World War II began in 1939, the terms became more standard, with British Empire historians, including Canadians, favouring "The First World War" and Americans "World War I".
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: username on July 20, 2020, 11:53:16 PM
Encyclopedia brown was first battle of bull run.   
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: CountValentine on July 21, 2020, 08:47:07 AM
What does covid-19 and gold have in common?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yos9694 on July 21, 2020, 09:53:00 AM
What does covid-19 and gold have in common?

Most people never got any
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: CountValentine on July 21, 2020, 09:59:15 AM
Most people never got any
Not the answer I was looking for but a good one.  :)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Lurker on July 21, 2020, 10:01:02 AM
What does covid-19 and gold have in common?

No one knows if having it today will be worth anything in a year from now.

No one knows how high the numbers will go.

Both have caused political unrest around the world.

@ExGingi has had and gotten rid of both.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on July 21, 2020, 10:02:26 AM
What does covid-19 and gold have in common?
fools?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ExGingi on July 21, 2020, 10:03:21 AM
No one knows if having it today will be worth anything in a year from now.

No one knows how high the numbers will go.

Both have caused political unrest around the world.

@ExGingi has had and gotten rid of both.
Wrong
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: CountValentine on July 21, 2020, 10:04:13 AM
No one knows how high the numbers will go.
:)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Lurker on July 21, 2020, 10:27:37 AM
Wrong

Never held, or never reduced your position?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ExGingi on July 21, 2020, 10:33:19 AM
Never held, or never reduced your position?

Would like to increase my current position in both.  ;D

Or rather I wish I would have more of both so I could reap more of the benefits.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Lurker on July 21, 2020, 10:35:23 AM
Would like to increase my current position in both.  ;D

Walked right into that one... smh.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 21, 2020, 03:43:58 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/QCcprYYG/riddle.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/30JyX1Hn)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Mikes@Micro on July 21, 2020, 03:56:08 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/QCcprYYG/riddle.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/30JyX1Hn)

Is that a lifejacket?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 21, 2020, 04:20:49 PM
Is that a lifejacket?
It's a baby riding on his back. But the baby's head is conflated with the adult head, so it only looks like the adult head. But if you look closely, you'll see that most of it is actually the baby's head.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Kobe bryent on July 21, 2020, 04:21:05 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/KcLmFx1b/Screenshot-20200721-162014-Whats-App.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5jxhSc5K)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Kobe bryent on July 21, 2020, 04:21:37 PM
It's a baby riding on his back. But the baby's head is conflated with the adult head, so it only looks like the adult head. But if you look closely, you'll see that most of it is actually the baby's head.
Quite an old pic.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ExGingi on July 21, 2020, 04:43:08 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/KcLmFx1b/Screenshot-20200721-162014-Whats-App.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5jxhSc5K)

402
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 21, 2020, 04:44:57 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/KcLmFx1b/Screenshot-20200721-162014-Whats-App.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5jxhSc5K)
402?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Kobe bryent on July 21, 2020, 04:45:34 PM
402?
PEMDAS
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Kobe bryent on July 21, 2020, 04:46:54 PM
402
I am getting responses from 20 to 460, lol
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 21, 2020, 04:47:09 PM
PEMDAS
?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ExGingi on July 21, 2020, 04:48:24 PM
PEMDAS
+ good eyesight and attention to detail
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 21, 2020, 04:48:40 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/KcLmFx1b/Screenshot-20200721-162014-Whats-App.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/5jxhSc5K)
2+(8+2+10+20)x10=402
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 21, 2020, 04:49:47 PM
+ good eyesight and attention to detail
And knowing basic math sequence.

But what does PEMDAS stand for?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 21, 2020, 04:50:11 PM
And knowing basic math sequence.

But what does PEMDAS stand for?
Oh, is that the math sequence?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 21, 2020, 04:51:21 PM
I checked the acronym thread and didn't see it... Didn't remember that it's the math sequence! **monkey covering eyes emoji**
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ExGingi on July 21, 2020, 04:51:53 PM
2+(8+2+10+20)x10=402

Can only get that with

+ good eyesight and attention to detail

And knowing basic math sequence.

But what does PEMDAS stand for?

Lmgtfy.com/?q=pemdas (http://Lmgtfy.com/?q=pemdas)
Title: Riddles!
Post by: Euclid on July 21, 2020, 04:52:05 PM
Oh, is that the math sequence?
Order of math operations:
Parens
Exponent
Multiplication
Division
Addition
Subtraction
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 21, 2020, 04:53:55 PM
Order of math operations:
Parens
Exponent
Multiplication
Division
Addition
Subtraction
This may not be the thread for it... but is multiplication and division equal, and addition and subtraction equal? That's how I remember it...

meaning that in an example that has both, you start from the left and don't give any of them precedence over the other?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Euclid on July 21, 2020, 04:54:50 PM
This may not be the thread for it... but is multiplication and division equal, and addition and subtraction equal? That's how I remember it...
Yes:
(P)(E)(MD)(AS)
Title: Riddles!
Post by: Euclid on July 21, 2020, 04:55:52 PM
Yes:
(P)(E)(MD)(AS)
The thing is that PEMDAS is a general rule of thumb and not always true.

ETA: I mean it's not a simple application every time, and can be tricky.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 21, 2020, 04:56:06 PM
Yes:
(P)(E)(MD)(AS)
Thanks!

So do anti-vaxxers call it PEDMSA?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ExGingi on July 21, 2020, 04:58:05 PM
Thanks!

So do anti-vaxxers call it PEDMSA?

Not sure what you mean by that, but I like it nonetheless.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 21, 2020, 05:01:31 PM
Not sure what you mean by that, but I like it nonetheless.
If the M=D and the S=A, why should we conform to the mathematical norm and use the established acronym, when we can flip it around. In fact, that is the REAL way to do it, not the way big-math is forcing everyone so that they can make money.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ExGingi on July 21, 2020, 05:03:16 PM
If the M=D and the S=A, why should we conform to the mathematical norm and use the established acronym, when we can flip it around. In fact, that is the REAL way to do it, not the way big-math is forcing everyone so that they can make money.

So just replace both the M and the D, as well as the S and the A with W (or WIWITB).
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yuneeq on July 21, 2020, 05:16:52 PM
Please excuse my dear aunt sally
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on July 21, 2020, 05:17:21 PM
purple elephants marching down a street
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 21, 2020, 05:18:07 PM
Please excuse my dear aunt sally
A siman that needs a siman is not a great siman!
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: justaregularguy on July 21, 2020, 05:22:05 PM
Please excuse my dear aunt sally
what did she do?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Kobe bryent on July 21, 2020, 06:24:11 PM
+ good eyesight and attention to detail
Correct.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: jj1000 on July 21, 2020, 06:33:02 PM
Not sure if this was posted yet, one of my favorite jewish riddles.

How is it possible a first born, healthy, jewish, boy, that has an arla, would be patur from bris for life?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Euclid on July 21, 2020, 06:43:56 PM
Not sure if this was posted yet, one of my favorite jewish riddles.

How is it possible a first born, healthy, jewish, boy, that has an arla, would be patur from bris for life?
Died before 8th day?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 21, 2020, 06:46:34 PM
Not sure if this was posted yet, one of my favorite jewish riddles.

How is it possible a first born, healthy, jewish, boy, that has an arla, would be patur from bris for life?
By giving him a bris?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Euclid on July 21, 2020, 06:47:47 PM
By giving him a bris?
That's not a פטור
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 21, 2020, 06:49:03 PM
Not sure if this was posted yet, one of my favorite jewish riddles.

How is it possible a first born, healthy, jewish, boy, that has an arla, would be patur from bris for life?
If his older brothers died after getting a bris?

ETA: First born...  ???
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 21, 2020, 06:52:57 PM
Is this a trick question (if it was a fox!) or a more serious, halacha-based answer?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: justaregularguy on July 21, 2020, 06:54:17 PM
Not sure if this was posted yet, one of my favorite jewish riddles.

How is it possible a first born, healthy, jewish, boy, that has an arla, would be patur from bris for life?
if they shechted the mother while the baby was still inside..? oh wait i think im confusing a few things.. :P
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Definitions on July 21, 2020, 08:13:38 PM
Died before 8th day?
Don't they make a bris even if the baby dies?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Euclid on July 21, 2020, 08:14:50 PM
Don't they make a bris even if the baby dies?
Only after 8 days.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ExGingi on July 21, 2020, 08:16:00 PM
Don't they make a bris even if the baby dies?

Not sure if this was posted yet, one of my favorite jewish riddles.

How is it possible a first born, healthy, jewish, boy, that has an arla, would be patur from bris for life?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Euclid on July 21, 2020, 08:17:20 PM

Ok? He was patur his whole life...

(Not sure if patur, or just not mechuyav yet...)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Definitions on July 21, 2020, 08:20:51 PM
Only after 8 days.
I hear

That's also what I thought but didn't bring that up
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Mootkim on July 21, 2020, 08:29:06 PM
Not sure if this was posted yet, one of my favorite jewish riddles.

How is it possible a first born, healthy, jewish, boy, that has an arla, would be patur from bris for life?
If his brothers from one parent died from bris but he is firstborn to the other parent?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 21, 2020, 10:05:04 PM
How much sleep must we lose before @jj1000 tells us the answer?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on July 21, 2020, 10:06:21 PM
Not sure if this was posted yet, one of my favorite jewish riddles.

How is it possible a first born, healthy, jewish, boy, that has an arla, would be patur from bris for life?
How about this:
If someone gives him one
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 21, 2020, 10:10:41 PM
How about this:
If someone gives him one
By giving him a bris?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on July 21, 2020, 10:12:29 PM
Either you win or we both lose :D

@jj1000 ??
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: jj1000 on July 22, 2020, 12:09:06 AM
None of these answers are even close. And yes, it's a real riddle not a trick or dumb answer.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Mikes@Micro on July 22, 2020, 12:12:21 AM
If he לא עלינו dies before becoming mechuyav bmitzvos at age 13.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: jj1000 on July 22, 2020, 12:17:58 AM
If he לא עלינו dies before becoming mechuyav bmitzvos at age 13.
He lives a perfectly healthy life until 100 and is the first child of both his parents...
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Mikes@Micro on July 22, 2020, 12:29:30 AM
He lives a perfectly healthy life until 100 and is the first child of both his parents...
He lives in the desert where its dangerous to give a bris. Like Moshe Rabeinu a"h
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: jj1000 on July 22, 2020, 12:32:07 AM
He lives in the desert where its dangerous to give a bris. Like Moshe Rabeinu a"h
And he never left that place his whole life? lol

No...
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yo ssi on July 22, 2020, 12:37:55 AM
And he never left that place his whole life? lol

No...
Assuming it has nothing to do with hotofas dam / conversion?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: jj1000 on July 22, 2020, 12:40:21 AM
Assuming it has nothing to do with hotofas dam / conversion?
I said he's Jewish...So no.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yuneeq on July 22, 2020, 01:02:25 AM
He’s born as part of a set of triplets, he’s the oldest, but not ready to get a bris right away. In the meantime the other 2 siblings get a bris and die. Then the oldest triplet becomes healthy and is patur.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: jj1000 on July 22, 2020, 01:48:50 AM
he’s the oldest, but not ready to get a bris right away.
I said he's healthy...
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yuneeq on July 22, 2020, 02:26:17 AM
I said he's healthy...

2 scenarios where he’s always been healthy -

1. The other siblings simply had a bris first. The minhag is to do the oldest first, but I didn’t see a Halacha against it. But the better answer is -

2. The oldest son was born Ben hashmashot Friday night, with a delayed bris until Sunday, while the others were born on Shabbos. Hence the other siblings had an earlier bris.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: jj1000 on July 22, 2020, 02:43:22 AM
He’s born as part of a set of triplets, he’s the oldest, but not ready to get a bris right away. In the meantime the other 2 siblings get a bris and die. Then the oldest triplet becomes healthy and is patur.

2. The oldest son was born Ben hashmashot Friday night, with a delayed bris until Sunday, while the others were born on Shabbos. Hence the other siblings had an earlier bris.
Nicely done!

You got it!
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: CountValentine on July 22, 2020, 07:03:43 AM
That was an easy one.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yo ssi on July 22, 2020, 08:48:31 AM
Nicely done!

You got it!
How about if the great grandfather, grandfather and father died from their bris? ;)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yuneeq on July 22, 2020, 11:30:01 AM
Nicely done!

You got it!

It’s a great riddle that’s secretly told over to members of the triplets club. Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: justaregularguy on July 22, 2020, 05:10:36 PM
now please explain why the son is patur? whats the connection w the other siblings? but pls dont post a source you know im not going to look it up
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Mootkim on July 22, 2020, 08:34:57 PM
now please explain why the son is patur? whats the connection w the other siblings? but pls dont post a source you know im not going to look it up
if the 2 siblings before him died because of the bris Milah, it creates chazaka for that family to die by bris and therefore exempts the rest of the brothers in that family from needing to do bris
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 22, 2020, 09:28:55 PM
There's another riddle that I'm sure they share in the triplets groups. Old and easy, but I'll share it anyways.

How is it possible that triplets, all who are healthy, have their bris milah on three separate days.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: chinagel on July 22, 2020, 09:37:04 PM
There's another riddle that I'm sure they share in the triplets groups. Old and easy, but I'll share it anyways.

How is it possible that triplets, all who are healthy, have their bris milah on three separate days.
1st born friday, 2nd bain hashmashos, 3rd shabbos.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 22, 2020, 09:38:07 PM
1st born friday, 2nd bain hashmashos, 3rd shabbos.
Yup.

Another, also an easy classic:

How is it that there are two boys, and the younger one has his bar mitzva weeks before the older one?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Euclid on July 22, 2020, 09:40:18 PM
Yup.

Another, also an easy classic:

How is it that there are two boys, and the younger one has his bar mitzva weeks before the older one?
Leap year.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 22, 2020, 09:41:33 PM
Leap year.
The younger one first?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: YitzyS on July 22, 2020, 09:43:27 PM
The younger one first?
Just fooling around. Yes, leap year is the answer. When the older one was born at the end of Adar 1 and the second one was born at the beginning of Adar 2.

The year of the bar mitzva was a regular year, so the younger one was bar mitzva first.

See Shvus Yaakov Chelek 1 siman 9 (https://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=1519&st=&pgnum=6).
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on July 27, 2020, 09:02:56 AM
Imagine you are born at the end of Adar I - say on the 21st. You want to lein megila for your bar mitzvah, which makes logical sense, because you were born before purim - except you can't, because your bar mitzvah year is in a non-leap year.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on July 27, 2020, 09:10:17 AM
If we're on to jewish riddles, here's are a couple of "Gabbai" Riddles for you:

There are a lot of times we lein for a week (or more) days in a row - Succos, Pesach, Chanukah. If Rosh Chodesh is Tuesday and Wednesday, we lein 4 days in a row - in what situation would we lain more than 4, but less than 7 days in row?

In how many situations do we take out 3 sifrei torah on shabbos morning, and what is the maximum number of times that it can happen in a given calendar year?

I once met a man who redeemed his firstborn son twice! How is that possible?



Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yehudaa on July 27, 2020, 09:59:17 AM
There are a lot of times we lein for a week (or more) days in a row - Succos, Pesach, Chanukah. If Rosh Chodesh is Tuesday and Wednesday, we lein 4 days in a row - in what situation would we lain more than 4, but less than 7 days in row?

When Rosh Hashana falls out Thurs & Fri and Tzom Gedaliah is nidche to Sunday. (5 days- Thurs through Mon)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on July 27, 2020, 10:42:27 AM
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There are a lot of times we lein for a week (or more) days in a row - Succos, Pesach, Chanukah. If Rosh Chodesh is Tuesday and Wednesday, we lein 4 days in a row - in what situation would we lain more than 4, but less than 7 days in row?

When Rosh Hashana falls out Thurs & Fri and Tzom Gedaliah is nidche to Sunday. (5 days- Thurs through Mon)

Correct :)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yo ssi on July 27, 2020, 11:17:02 AM
In how many situations do we take out 3 sifrei torah on shabbos morning, and what is the maximum number of times that it can happen in a given calendar year?
2 situations, I believe once a year
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Mootkim on July 27, 2020, 01:25:12 PM

I once met a man who redeemed his firstborn son twice! How is that possible?
Married a second lady who also had her first child a boy.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yitzgar on July 27, 2020, 01:46:00 PM
2 situations, I believe once a year
3, 2
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yos9694 on July 27, 2020, 05:12:04 PM
3, 2

One of those can't fall out on Shabbos
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yitzgar on July 27, 2020, 05:33:45 PM
One of those can't fall out on Shabbos
? Shabbos Chanukah r"ch. Is one. Other two are shekalim and hachodesh that fall on r"ch, but both can't be on the same year. Hence, 3 and 2, respectively
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on July 28, 2020, 10:58:23 AM
? Shabbos Chanukah r"ch. Is one. Other two are shekalim and hachodesh that fall on r"ch, but both can't be on the same year. Hence, 3 and 2, respectively

Correct! Only one of Shekalim and Hachodesh can fall out on Shabbos in the same year.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on July 28, 2020, 11:00:14 AM
Married a second lady who also had her first child a boy.

Correct - Pidyon haben is based on the mother - so if a man was married twice and had a son with each wife that was her firstborn, they would each have a pidyon haben.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yuneeq on July 28, 2020, 11:03:22 AM
I once met a man who redeemed his firstborn son twice! How is that possible?

Married a second lady who also had her first child a boy.

Correct - Pidyon haben is based on the mother - so if a man was married twice and had a son with each wife that was her firstborn, they would each have a pidyon haben.

The question is worded wrong. He only has 1 firstborn.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on July 28, 2020, 11:08:09 AM
The question is worded wrong. He only has 1 firstborn.

Fair enough - sorry about that
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yitzgar on July 28, 2020, 11:10:39 AM


Correct! Only one of Shekalim and Hachodesh can fall out on r"ch in the same year.

Ftfy
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ckmk47 on July 28, 2020, 11:14:46 AM


I once met a man who redeemed his firstborn son twice! How is that possible?

The question is worded wrong. He only has 1 firstborn.
How about:  I once met a man who made a pidyon haben for his son twice!  How is that possible?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: etech0 on July 28, 2020, 11:18:13 AM
How about:  I once met a man who made a pidyon haben for his son twice!  How is that possible?
That could be if someone redoes it if they find a Cohen of more certain lineage. I've heard of that.

How about:  I once met a man who made a pidyon haben for two of his sons!  How is that possible?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: aygart on July 28, 2020, 11:26:43 AM
3, 2
And simchas torah in EY :)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on July 28, 2020, 02:17:21 PM
And simchas torah in EY :)

Simchas torah does require 3 seforim anywhere, no? V'Zos, Maftir, and Bereishis? How is EY different in that regard - an no, I didn't include it in my chesbon.


Which leads me to a few more leining riddles:
- What is the most commonly read haftorah, how many times is it read per year?
- What is the most commonly read torah section, and the max number of times per year it is read?
- What haftorah is read on different days in Golus and in EY (hint, not everyone reads it in EY)?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Jeremiah on July 28, 2020, 02:32:23 PM
Simchas torah does require 3 seforim anywhere, no? V'Zos, Maftir, and Bereishis? How is EY different in that regard - an no, I didn't include it in my chesbon.


Which leads me to a few more leining riddles:
- What is the most commonly read haftorah, how many times is it read per year?
- What is the most commonly read torah section, and the max number of times per year it is read?
- What haftorah is read on different days in Golus and in EY (hint, not everyone reads it in EY)?

דרשו 5

פסל לך-עשה עמך
12x

I think you referring to הפטרת פרשת זכור
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Jeremiah on July 28, 2020, 02:34:35 PM
What is the only haftorah that is read multiple time every single year (by shacharis- to exclude דרשו )?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ExGingi on July 28, 2020, 02:50:59 PM
- What haftorah is read on different days in Golus and in EY (hint, MOST PEOPLE DON'T not everyone reads it in EY)?

FTFY

עוד היום בנוב לעמוד

And another FTFY: Golus and EY aren't mutually exclusive. People in EY are in Golus just like people outside EY, if not more so.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ExGingi on July 28, 2020, 02:58:18 PM
What is the only haftorah that is read multiple time every single year (by shacharis- to exclude דרשו )?

רני ושמחי בת ציון on Shabbos Chanuka even on ראש חודש and on בהעלותך. But IINM there are more.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on July 28, 2020, 02:59:16 PM
דרשו 5
Correct
Quote
פסל לך-עשה עמך
12x
wrong
Quote
I think you referring to הפטרת פרשת זכור
No
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on July 28, 2020, 03:01:04 PM
FTFY

עוד היום בנוב לעמוד

And another FTFY: Golus and EY aren't mutually exclusive. People in EY are in Golus just like people outside EY, if not more so.

Would it have made you happier if I said Chutz La'aretz? But that is the correct haftorah
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: SrulyS on July 28, 2020, 03:03:04 PM
Simchas torah does require 3 seforim anywhere, no? V'Zos, Maftir, and Bereishis? How is EY different in that regard - an no, I didn't include it in my chesbon.

You asked about Shabbos morning.

In how many situations do we take out 3 sifrei torah on shabbos morning, and what is the maximum number of times that it can happen in a given calendar year?

Only in Eretz Yisroel can Simchas Torah be on Shabbos.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 28, 2020, 03:06:21 PM
Not exactly a riddle, but there are 7 Brachos that are recited every year, only once per year.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on July 28, 2020, 03:07:16 PM
רני ושמחי בת ציון on Shabbos Chanuka even on ראש חודש and on בהעלותך. But IINM there are more.

I don't have the time and/or patience to do the math, but I believe that there are at least 2 shabbatot rosh chodesh per year that aren't otherwise holidays where we would lein the Rosh Chodesh haftorah. Machar Chodesh is a little less likely only because if Rosh Chodesh is 2 days, and one is shabbos, we lein Shabbos Rosh Chodesh and not machar chodesh.

Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on July 28, 2020, 03:08:46 PM
Not exactly a riddle, but there are 7 Brachos that are recited every year, only once per year.

IINM, one of them is the Bracha on flowering trees said in Nisan
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on July 28, 2020, 03:15:39 PM
- What is the most commonly read torah section, and the max number of times per year it is read?
The answer is the last two paragraphs of the Rosh Chodesh Leining. In a 385 day year, there are 7 "full"months which mean it is read a max of 20 times - 19 times on Rosh Chodesh, and one on Shabbos Pinchas. In a 353 day  year, it would be read only 17 times, since there are three fewer days of rosh chodesh
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ExGingi on July 28, 2020, 03:24:47 PM
I don't have the time and/or patience to do the math, but I believe that there are at least 2 shabbatot rosh chodesh per year that aren't otherwise holidays where we would lein the Rosh Chodesh haftorah. Machar Chodesh is a little less likely only because if Rosh Chodesh is 2 days, and one is shabbos, we lein Shabbos Rosh Chodesh and not machar chodesh.

I was going to say Rosh Chodesh, but then I figured that if one of them is Rosh Chodesh Teves, then there might be only one in that year - as is the case THIS YEAR.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yos9694 on July 28, 2020, 03:29:15 PM
רני ושמחי בת ציון on Shabbos Chanuka even on ראש חודש and on בהעלותך. But IINM there are more.

There are more- the one from Noach is also read on Re'eh/Ki Tzeitzei
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: yitzgar on July 28, 2020, 03:30:10 PM
What is the only haftorah that is read multiple time every single year (by shacharis- to exclude דרשו )?
Actually אחד שהם שתים. The haftara for נח which is I think ראה and כי תצא
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: aygart on July 28, 2020, 03:54:34 PM
Second day succos and pekudei
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Jeremiah on July 28, 2020, 04:13:46 PM
Let me rephrase the riddle.
What haftorah (same from beginning till end) is read EVERY single year- two times- at shacharis
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Jeremiah on July 28, 2020, 04:19:06 PM
Second day succos and pekudei
We don't always lain pekudei. Pekudei has one extra posuk
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Jeremiah on July 28, 2020, 04:19:43 PM
Actually אחד שהם שתים. The haftara for נח which is I think ראה and כי תצא
We don't always lain noach. Falls out on רח
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Jeremiah on July 28, 2020, 04:22:59 PM
I don't have the time and/or patience to do the math, but I believe that there are at least 2 shabbatot rosh chodesh per year that aren't otherwise holidays where we would lein the Rosh Chodesh haftorah. Machar Chodesh is a little less likely only because if Rosh Chodesh is 2 days, and one is shabbos, we lein Shabbos Rosh Chodesh and not machar chodesh.
Regarding ר"ח lots of times we do not lain השמים כסאי
חנוכה, שקלים, החודש, ראש השנה, (וי"א ג' דפרענותא וז' דנחמתא )
 So it may happen that we lain it twice in a year but definitely not every year
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Jeremiah on July 28, 2020, 04:27:09 PM
רני ושמחי בת ציון on Shabbos Chanuka even on ראש חודש and on בהעלותך. But IINM there are more.
Correct answer. IINM there are no more
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Jeremiah on July 28, 2020, 04:31:20 PM
 How is it possible to lain the same haftora two weeks in a row?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Jeremiah on July 28, 2020, 04:33:04 PM
Second day succos and pekudei
האזינו and שביעי של פסח
But we don't always lain האזינו
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: username on July 28, 2020, 04:41:16 PM
Not exactly a riddle, but there are 7 Brachos that are recited every year, only once per year.
Repost...
Who can list the 5 brachos that are said every year only once a year (in chutz laaretz)?
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: dealben on July 28, 2020, 08:12:49 PM
How is it possible to lain the same haftora two weeks in a row?
There are those who are noheg to say haftora of kedoshim, on both achrei and kedoshim, even when they're not together. Very rare occurrence though, that there should be no overriding haftora on both weeks
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ExGingi on July 28, 2020, 08:49:39 PM
Correct answer. IINM there are no more

That's an easy one to remember after ever learning this (https://he.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/3140160).
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Jeremiah on July 28, 2020, 11:56:33 PM
There are those who are noheg to say haftora of kedoshim, on both achrei and kedoshim, even when they're not together. Very rare occurrence though, that there should be no overriding haftora on both weeks
Interesting. Is it even possible?
I'm thinking of a different one. I do think that everyone has the same minhag for my answer
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ExGingi on July 29, 2020, 12:05:06 AM
How is it possible to lain the same haftora two weeks in a row?

If you have a minyan fasting בה״ב. They will say דרשו two weeks in a row (just not on Shabbos).
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Jeremiah on July 29, 2020, 12:08:00 AM
If you have a minyan fasting בה״ב. They will say דרשו two weeks in a row (just not on Shabbos).
Correct.
My answer is on shabbos
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: dealben on July 29, 2020, 02:01:40 PM
How is it possible to lain the same haftora two weeks in a row?
פורים דמוקפין that falls out on Shabbos, they lein the same haftora as Shabbos Zachor (the previous Shabbos)
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Jeremiah on July 29, 2020, 02:20:30 PM
פורים דמוקפין that falls out on Shabbos, they lein the same haftora as Shabbos Zachor (the previous Shabbos)
Winner!
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: dealben on July 29, 2020, 02:55:03 PM
Winner!
Thanks

Interesting. Is it even possible?
I just looked it up; according to most minhagim, it only works out in a שנה מעוברת with a calendar setup of זחג. Last time that happened was in 5757 and should next occur in 5784. And what's most fascinating is that the ones who have this minhag to say the same haftora twice in a row, are certain kehilos in yerushalayim. And the reason is because they have another such scenario: פורים משולש!
( I hope all this learning is allowed today  ;D )
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: Yonah on July 29, 2020, 02:55:58 PM
How is it possible to lain the same haftora two weeks in a row?

Probably not the answer you are looking for, but if I was in E"Y where they were one week ahead in torah reading and then came back to Chutz La'aretz.

This year for example, if You were in Israel for the Shabbos of June 6th, and returned to the US for the Shabbos of June 13th, and had maftir on each shabbos you would have lained the same haftorah (Behaloscha) two weeks in a row.
Title: Re: Riddles!
Post by: ExGingi on July 29, 2020, 03:01:28 PM
Probably not the answer you are looking for, but if I was in E"Y where they were one week ahead in torah reading and then came back to Chutz La'aretz.

This year for example, if You were in Israel for the Shabbos of June 6th, and returned to the US for the Shabbos of June 13th, and had maftir on each shabbos you would have lained the same haftorah (Behaloscha) two weeks in a row.

That would have been קים ליה בדרבה מיניה - reading the same parsha two weeks in a row, and it wouldn't be a tzibbur.