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Lateral thinking game.. by fierofetish
Started on: 09-28-2006 08:36 PM
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Report this Post10-11-2006 08:32 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierofetishClick Here to Email fierofetishSend a Private Message to fierofetishDirect Link to This Post
Will find something for you Well done!! PM me your addy!
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Report this Post10-12-2006 12:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for StuGoodSend a Private Message to StuGoodDirect Link to This Post
PM sent your way, Nick. Thanks for posting this puzzle - it was fun, and very much enjoyed the mental exercise.

If anyone cares at this point: Along the way I wondered if there was perhaps an electric fan in the window, and the outside man somehow enticed the blind guy toward it (the cane hitting the fan blades, shavings blowing into the room, or some such), eventually killing the guy somehow...? The "anyone/anything else alive in the room" was toward thinking an animal (or something) chewed up the end of the cane - maybe the guy fought off a dog, or whatever. Also, when we learned that the "inside" dwarf was deceived some way by a shortened cane, began to wonder if the intent was to make the him think he was going down a (spiral?) stairway, perhaps to escape to a (nonexistent) cellar or something like that, to safety (from what I don't know - a tornado?). Stretches, yes, but they all ran through my mind.

Thanks again, Nick !
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Report this Post10-12-2006 07:39 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierofetishClick Here to Email fierofetishSend a Private Message to fierofetishDirect Link to This Post
Good job Stu!!
I often think that there should be things like this in school curriculi, to stimulate thought process in an interesting way. Mathematics USED to do that, but the thought process needed in our school years studying maths has been somewhat usurped by the allowing of calculators etc. We used to say 'what the heck good is this for future life'..well, it is only when we get old, that we realise the education system then, was far more useful in indirectly stimulating thought process..it wasn't the 'end' that was unilaterally important, but the route to the end was 'brain food', or mental excercise.That is why we were given these things to do then!! I never use a calculator, and can add and subtract and multiply mentally far quicker, as a rule, than somebody with a calculator..example in shops..I wonder if Zager and Evans realised how close to reality their song 'In the year 2525' would become..'some machine will be doing that for you'...In The Year 2525 Lyrics


In the year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive
They may find

In the year 3535
Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lie
Everything you think, do and say
Is in the pill you took today

In the year 4545
You ain't gonna need your teeth, won't need your eyes
You won't find a thing to chew
Nobody's gonna look at you

In the year 5555
Your arms hangin' limp at your sides
Your legs got nothin' to do
Some machine's doin' that for you

In the year 6565
You won't need no husband, won't need no wife
You'll pick your son, pick your daughter too
From the bottom of a long glass tube

In the year 7510
If God's a-coming, He oughta make it by then
Maybe He'll look around Himself and say
"Guess it's time for the judgement day"

In the year 8510
God is gonna shake His mighty head
He'll either say "I'm pleased where man has been"
Or tear it down, and start again

In the year 9595
I'm kinda wonderin' if man is gonna be alive
He's taken everything this old earth can give
And he ain't put back nothing

Now it's been ten thousand years
Man has cried a billion tears
For what, he never knew
Now man's reign is through

But through eternal night
The twinkling of starlight
So very far away

I think the timescale has shrunk from 1010 year cycles to more like 10 year cycles.. about the only thing they got wrong, IMHO
Nick

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if there are no objections from the starter of this thread i`d like to post a puzzle that i was told in grade 8.. my teacher would do these with us everyday.. drove us crazy but i think we ended up the better for it..

this is what you get to start

There is a man dead lying on the floor surrounded by 54 bicycles..What happened?

i will pst answeres as i can .. if anyone else knows this please.. dont spoil it..
with a sort of mental squint
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Originally posted by CheshireGrin:

if there are no objections from the starter of this thread i`d like to post a puzzle that i was told in grade 8.. my teacher would do these with us everyday.. drove us crazy but i think we ended up the better for it..

this is what you get to start

There is a man dead lying on the floor surrounded by 54 bicycles..What happened?

i will pst answeres as i can .. if anyone else knows this please.. dont spoil it..
with a sort of mental squint
Ryan


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No problem..but I guess you would get more reaction to it in a thread of its own
Ironic, eh..CheshireGrin..I am a Cheshire Cat!! Born in Cheshire, UK..Hahaha!!

Now...did the bikes contribute to his death?
Are they all upright?
Is anybody else present?
Was the man riding one of these bikes when he died?
Nick

 
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Originally posted by CheshireGrin:

if there are no objections from the starter of this thread i`d like to post a puzzle that i was told in grade 8.. my teacher would do these with us everyday.. drove us crazy but i think we ended up the better for it..

this is what you get to start

There is a man dead lying on the floor surrounded by 54 bicycles..What happened?

i will pst answeres as i can .. if anyone else knows this please.. dont spoil it..
with a sort of mental squint
Ryan

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Originally posted by CheshireGrin:

There is a man dead lying on the floor surrounded by 54 bicycles..What happened?


If this is the same riddle which I'm thinking of, you have the number of bicycles wrong. Check your PMs.
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"Now...did the bikes contribute to his death? yes
Are they all upright? kinda mixed
Is anybody else present? no
Was the man riding one of these bikes when he died? no"

well thats what youev gotten so far.. so keep at it

btw my name comes from my absolute obcession with alice in wonderland.. i know it may seem creepy to some people as lewis carroll (aka charles dodgson) wasnt exactly a normal guy.. but trust me .. read the book.. oh and the book "fight club" its absolutely amazing
anyway
enjoy
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Are the bikes identical to each other?
Which country did this happen in?
Was it on a road?
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Are the bikes identical to each other? no
Which country did this happen in? irrevelant
Was it on a road? no

keep working at it!!!!
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Does he own the bikes?
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Was this in a bike shop?
Was it in a department store?
Were the bikes thrown at him?
Did he fall on the bikes?
Did he fall off a bike?
Are the bikes Bicycles or motorcycles? ( i know this isn't a yes or know question)
Was he trying to stack the bikes?
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Were the bikes his?
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Was this in a bike shop? no
Was it in a department store? no
Were the bikes thrown at him? maybe but probably not
Did he fall on the bikes? no
Did he fall off a bike? no
Are the bikes Bicycles or motorcycles? no.. just keep thinking though
Was he trying to stack the bikes? no

Keep going i have a feeling your getting close...
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You haven't answered my question yet
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was this outside?
were the bicycles small?
could they fit in your hand?
do they have wheels?
is the number inportant?
are the bicycles connected?
are the bicycles toys?
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Has he been shot to death?
Is there anything relevant on the table?
Is it a specific kind of table? (dining, desk,workbench)?
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Were the bikes his? yes
was this outside? no
were the bicycles small? yes
could they fit in your hand? yes
do they have wheels? no
is the number inportant? yes
are the bicycles connected? no
are the bicycles toys? yes
Has he been shot to death? yes
Is there anything relevant on the table? no
Is it a specific kind of table? (dining, desk,workbench)? no

well you guys are making really good progress .. keep it up...
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Got it!!!...errrr...I think Bicycles is the clue..and I would never have guessed, because the terminology is American..so I looked up 'bicycles' as slang..and they are a type of playing card..54 playing cards..only poker uses the jokers, as far as I know..and he was maybe cheating at cards, and got shot..and the cards fell out of his hand to the floor...errrm..long shot..but is it near the mark?
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actually thats it excactly.. the point was there were too many cards for most card games.. someone corrected me on the number a little earlier but yeah congratulations!!! i`ll try and remember another one some other time
Happy thinking
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