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A Riddle... Can someone answer?

Srikanth Raghavan
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I am a thing....

The fishermen love me...
The doctors hate me...
Kids want to eat me...

I am a 13 letter word...

What am I?

*H*T***I**ME*
[ July 27, 2006: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]
Chetan Parekh
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Svend Rost
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woooooooooorm

Okay, so it's not a thing and it doesnt have the right format - but
it still counts for a guess
[ July 26, 2006: Message edited by: Svend Rost ]
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Whatever it is, it's not in /usr/dict/words.


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Cp Baherwani
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
Whatever it is, it's not in /usr/dict/words.

Yepp, its not there. Do you have access to internet?
http://vinodvv.wordpress.com/2006/06/01/the-riddler/
But strangely, I get 'Chathuringmes' not found error on Webster, Britannica and Wikipedia.
[ July 26, 2006: Message edited by: Chandra Prakash Baherwani ]
Jim Yingst
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I added "for Indians" to the title so that the rest of us won't waste any more time on it.


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Chetan Parekh
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
I added "for Indians" to the title so that the rest of us won't waste any more time on it.


Jim Yingst
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I apologize if that sounded harsh. WHat I mean is, the solution is apparently not a word in English; those of us who do not speak whatver-language-that-is have no reasonable expectation of being able to do anything with the question, short of googling the question itself - which I would normaly regard as cheating for something like this. Anyone sitting there trying to think of an English-language solution to this is wasting their time, and so I thought it appropriate to save them the trouble.
Devesh H Rao
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
I apologize if that sounded harsh. WHat I mean is, the solution is apparently not a word in English; those of us who do not speak whatver-language-that-is have no reasonable expectation of being able to do anything with the question, short of googling the question itself - which I would normaly regard as cheating for something like this. Anyone sitting there trying to think of an English-language solution to this is wasting their time, and so I thought it appropriate to save them the trouble.


I can assure you it is no where near to any word spoken/heard/scrambled/unscrambled/written/*.* in India

Chathuringmes.........

It may be an alien language or something the doctor wrote on the prescription to sound impressive..... who would worry, if the doctor told teh patient that he had worms, he would go home and have a pint of beer to kill the worms in his tummy... but its a different matter if the doctor told that the patient that he had Chathuringmes in his tummy....

LOL..... whatever that means....
Jim Yingst
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All right, I apologize; I totally misread the situation. I've restored the oringinal title to this thread. I'd delete my earlier messages, but that might just confuse things more. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
Devesh H Rao
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
All right, I apologize; I totally misread the situation. I've restored the oringinal title to this thread. I'd delete my earlier messages, but that might just confuse things more. Sorry for the misunderstanding.


No offence Jim, you have always been a very impartial moderator so....

And I guess Svend solved the puzzle[though he himself may not quite realize it] and Srikanth owes him a treat
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Except this word is not in my enormormous Webster's New World dictionary, and the ONLY Google hits for the word are references to this riddle, which seems to be rampant on Yahoo's forums.

SOmebody pulling somebody's leg?
Chetan Parekh
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Okay I got two puzzles

(1)Which Indian has given longest Notice Period before leaving the job?

(2)Which Indian, if opted, could have lastname that consist of 4 different lastname from 4 different religions?
Greg Charles
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I'm drawing a blank on that riddle, so I'll guess. Pocohontas? As far as the stopped clock, that may be true for analog clocks, but not digitals. A stopped digital clock is a metaphysical lession in the illusion of time, as manifested by a blank gray screen.

Here's a good riddle:

Assume:
1. In the village, the women always follow the orders of their queen.
2. The village is sufficiently small that a death could not go unnoticed.
3. Each woman in the village knows exactly which husbands are unfaithful, unless it's her own.
4. Each woman of the village has infallible powers of logic, and know that the other women also have these powers.

The queen announces one day that she has discovered at least one man in the village is being unfaithful, and commands that any woman that finds her husband cheating must shoot him at midnight on the day she discovers it, and report it to the village the following day. At midnight of the 40th day following this announcement, shots ring out all over town. Explain what has happened.
Chetan Parekh
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Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:
Okay I got two puzzles

(1)Which Indian has given longest Notice Period before leaving the job?

(2)Which Indian, if opted, could have lastname that consist of 4 different lastname from 4 different religions?


Answer of the first puzzle is Narayan Murti. He had given notice period of 2 year before leaving PCS.

Whats the answer for 2nd question?
Carl Trusiak
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Originally posted by Greg Charles:
I'm drawing a blank on that riddle, so I'll guess. Pocohontas? As far as the stopped clock, that may be true for analog clocks, but not digitals. A stopped digital clock is a metaphysical lession in the illusion of time, as manifested by a blank gray screen.

Here's a good riddle:

Assume:
1. In the village, the women always follow the orders of their queen.
2. The village is sufficiently small that a death could not go unnoticed.
3. Each woman in the village knows exactly which husbands are unfaithful, unless it's her own.
4. Each woman of the village has infallible powers of logic, and know that the other women also have these powers.

The queen announces one day that she has discovered at least one man in the village is being unfaithful, and commands that any woman that finds her husband cheating must shoot him at midnight on the day she discovers it, and report it to the village the following day. At midnight of the 40th day following this announcement, shots ring out all over town. Explain what has happened.


The Queen lied, there was no cheating husband.

If Every women would know the name of the cheating man if not her own, since no man cheated, the women would deduce that since she didn't know the name of the cheating man, it must be hers!
Ben Souther
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So why 40 days?


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I imagine that the (unstated) assumption was that there are, in fact, 40 couples in the village.


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Greg Charles
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The queen didn't lie. (Perish the thought.) It's a small village, but there are well over 40 couples. Keep trying!
Rohan Sathye
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Neighbouring king attacked the village on 40th midnight.. hence there was firing all over the place ?

worth a try..
Greg Charles
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OK, here we go. (Don't read this if you are still trying to work out the riddle.)

Assume that the village has exactly one cheating husband. Every woman would know about it except his wife. When she found out that there was an unfaithful husband, but she didn't know of one, she would have to conclude that it was her husband that was cheating, and she would kill him at midnight.

That doesn't happen. Therefore every woman in the village must know of at least one cheating husband. However, if there were exactly two cheating husbands, those two wives would each only know about one cheater. After the first day passed with no killings, they would conclude that there were two cheaters, and they would both kill their husbands. However, that doesn't happen either.

Keep that logical flow going: on the third day the women who knew about only two cheaters would move to action, etc., etc., etc. So, nothing happens until the 40th day when the 40 women who know of 39 cheating husbands each all commit mariticide, thus ridding the town of all its (male) cheaters in one fell swoop. The rest of the wives can feel easy knowing that the 40 cheaters they knew about were all that there were.
 
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