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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #375 on: September 09, 2019, 03:21:37 PM »
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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #376 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.
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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #377 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"

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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #378 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.

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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #379 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
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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #380 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.
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Re: Riddles!
« Reply #381 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):