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Mani Ram
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1. There is one word in the English language that is always pronounced incorrectly. What is it?
2. A man gave one son 10 cents and another son was given 15 cents. What time is it?
3. A boat has a ladder that has six rungs, each rung is one foot apart. The bottom rung is one foot from he water. The tide rises at 12 inches every15 minutes. High tide peaks in one hour. When the tide is at it's highest, how many rungs are under water?
4. There is a room. The shutters are blowing in.There is broken glass on the floor. There is water on the floor. You find Sloppy dead on the floor. Who is Sloppy? How did Sloppy die?
5. How much dirt would be in a hole 6 feet deep and 6 feet wide that has been dug with a square edged shovel?
6. If I were in Hawaii and dropped a bowling ball in a bucket of water which is 45 degrees F, and dropped another ball of the same weight, mass,and size in a bucket at 30 degrees F, both of them at the same time, which ball would hit the bottom of the bucket first? Same question, but the location is in Canada?
7. If a farmer has 5 haystacks in one field and 4 haystacks in the other field, how many haystacks would he have if he combined them all in the center field?
8. What is it that goes up and goes down but does not move?


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Jim Yingst
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1. "incorrectly"
2. Time for the man to get a better job so he can give his kids a better allowance.
3. 0
4. Ummm, this works better if you let people ask yes/no questions. And those of us who have heard it need to stay out of it.
5. None.
6. Depends if the 30 F bucket has anything in it; you didn't say. If it's filled with H2O, then the bowling ball will bottom out in the 45 F bucket first, regardless of location. (Well, unless it's somewhere with low enough atmospheric pressure maybe...)
7. 1.
8. Temperature.
[ September 09, 2003: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]

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Arjun Shastry
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Originally posted by Mani Ram:

4. There is a room. The shutters are blowing in.There is broken glass on the floor. There is water on the floor. You find Sloppy dead on the floor. Who is Sloppy? How did Sloppy die?

Sloppy was a spider who was on that glass.Glass broke and the Sloppy died.s that right?


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Jeroen Wenting
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Sloppy's a fish. The shutters blowing in cracked his fishbowl which was standing on the table in front of the window, causing Sloppy to suffocate.
Neither bowlingball will hit the bottom of their buckets as the buckets are too narrow from about halfway down and the balls get stuck


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HS Thomas
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3. 4 rungs are under water
6. If I were in Hawaii and dropped a bowling ball in a bucket of water which is 45 degrees F, and dropped another ball of the same weight, mass,and size in a bucket at 30 degrees F, both of them at the same time, which ball would hit the bottom of the bucket first? Same question, but the location is in Canada?

Presume in Canada 30 degrees is water frozen solid.
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Jim Yingst
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3. 4 rungs are under water
Hmmm. Let's try this. You have a rowboat tied to a pier, floating in the ocean. At low tide, the edge of the boat is two feet above the waterline. At high tide, how far underwater will the boat be?
6. If I were in Hawaii and dropped a bowling ball in a bucket of water which is 45 degrees F, and dropped another ball of the same weight, mass,and size in a bucket at 30 degrees F, both of them at the same time, which ball would hit the bottom of the bucket first? Same question, but the location is in Canada?
Presume in Canada 30 degrees is water frozen solid.

And in Hawaii, if the bucket is at 30 F, what condition is the H2O in?
HS Thomas
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4 . Well what if the the ladder was kind of hanging off a pier
into the ocean near the boat.
Captain might have taken boat's ladder and slung it off a pier.
Did anyone say it wasn't a rope ladder?
6. Don't know. I haven't been to Hawaii.
Sub-zero temps in England and Canada are two very different climes.
In Hawaii , volcanic lava could have turned ball into a fireball.
Did anyone say it wasn't a rope ball ? :roll:

I blame Sloppy the Spider or Fish for this run-away fantasy escape.
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Bert Bates
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There are lots of these:
If a plane crashes on the U.S. / Canada border where do they bury the survivors?
Every day a man takes the elevator to the 15th floor, gets out, and walks to his apartment on the 21st floor. Why?
Is it faster to New York or by train?
What's the difference between a duck?
Do you carry your lunch or walk to work?


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Mani Ram
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Wow Jim...you got everything right - except the second one!
The answer to the second question is
1:45. The man gave away a total of 25 cents. He divided it between two people. Therefore, he gave a quarter to two
But I should admit that your answer is far better than mine!
HS Thomas
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If a plane crashes on the U.S. / Canada border where do they bury the survivors? - Nowhere, they are survivors
Every day a man takes the elevator to the 15th floor, gets out, and walks to his apartment on the 21st floor. Why?
- The elevator only goes up to the 15th floor.
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HS Thomas
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Mani,
Was Sloppy a Spider or a Fish.
(Jim, didn't get that one right :-D)
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Joel McNary
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Every day a man takes the elevator to the 15th floor, gets out, and walks to his apartment on the 21st floor. Why?

The question is probably better worded (assuming the answer isn't "The elevelator only goes to the 15th floor" ):
Every tim a man leaves his apartment on the 21 floor he takes the elevator down to the first floor. However, upon returning, he takes the elevator to the 15th floor and walks the remaining 6 flights of steps. Why?


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Peter Storch
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But if it's raining the man doesn't stop at the 15th floor. Then he goes to the 21st floor directly.
Just to add more curiosity
Mani Ram
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Originally posted by HS Thomas:
Mani,
Was Sloppy a Spider or a Fish.
(Jim, didn't get that one right :-D)
regards

The question tells "There is water on the floor". So Fish is more appropriate than Spider (ofcourse there are some water spiders, but then, why to make things complicated? )
Mani Ram
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Originally posted by Peter Storch:
But if it's raining the man doesn't stop at the 15th floor. Then he goes to the 21st floor directly.
Just to add more curiosity

But even when it rains, if the man forgot to bring his umbrella, he goes only till the 15th floor.
Just a spoiler
HS Thomas
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4. There is a room. The shutters are blowing in.There is broken glass on the floor. There is water on the floor. You find Sloppy dead on the floor. Who is Sloppy? How did Sloppy die?

Nobody said it wasn't raining did they ?
And the [rain] water blowing through the blown shutters landed on the floor.
And is Sloppy relevant. I've never heard of a fish called Sloppy.
Sloppy sounds like Floppy. Could Sloppy have been a rabbit with untidily
flopped ears?
How did Sloppy die ? He got looped in his ears and slowly noosed to die on the floor.
Howzzat! :roll:
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Jim Yingst
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[Peter]: But if it's raining the man doesn't stop at the 15th floor. Then he goes to the 21st floor directly.
[Mani]: But even when it rains, if the man forgot to bring his umbrella, he goes only till the 15th floor.

And some days, with no rain and no umbrella, he goes all the way up to 21 in the elevator.
Mani Ram
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:

And some days, with no rain and no umbrella, he goes all the way up to 21 in the elevator.

Provided if somebody else is in the elevator with him. Is it so?
Jim Yingst
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Yup.
HS Thomas
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Is it faster to New York or by train?
What's the difference between a duck?
Do you carry your lunch or walk to work?

These questions (?) defy any kind of logic. Which is why no one has attempted them!
Bert Bates
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Come on HS,
I thought I'd throw a little Groucho in just to keep you on your toes :roll:
Spike Spiegel
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What's the difference between a duck?

one of his legs is exactly as long as his other leg
HS Thomas
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Is it faster to New York or by train?

A-Hah: New York is another name for a bus line.
Is it faster to bus or by train ?
:roll:

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HS Thomas
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By the same token :
Do you carry your lunch or walk to work?

Is carry your lunch another term for cycling to work ?
When you walk to work you must be really into fitness and are on a diet so you don't carry any lunch ???

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Avi Nash
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
[Peter]: But if it's raining the man doesn't stop at the 15th floor. Then he goes to the 21st floor directly.
[Mani]: But even when it rains, if the man forgot to bring his umbrella, he goes only till the 15th floor.

And some days, with no rain and no umbrella, he goes all the way up to 21 in the elevator.


The man is short - his hands/fingers reach till the '15 the floor' button. On rainy days, the umbrella (if he has one) helps him to press the '21st floor' button. - is that right?
Mani Ram
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Yup
Ken Luekens
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What's the difference between a duck?

I've known the answer to that for years. The higher up the, the fewer!!
 
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