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Riddle Me This

BedigunzBedigunz Registered User regular
edited November 2010 in Social Entropy++
No, this is not a Batman thread and no, The Riddler is not the villain for the new movie. This a thread for riddles, brain teasers, and the like. No real rules here other than if you're going to answer someone's riddle, quote them then put the answer in spoilers. I'll start it off.
A man is at a graveyard crying over a grave. A priest comes up to him and says 'What bereaves you?' This is the response the crying man gave. 'Brothers and sisters, I have none. For this man's father is my father's only son'

How are the dead man and crying man related?

Next riddle:
You have a liter and two pieces of string – that’s all. These two pieces of string will burn for 1 hour each, although the strings burn at different speeds at different times in the rope.

So if you were to light one end of the string it would take an hour to burn through the rope; however, the half way mark on the rope won’t necessarily be ½ hr (it may burn quickly initially, then slowly burn near the end).

Your goal is to time 45 minutes using the lighter and the two pieces of rope

Final riddle:
Three brothers in an endless race.
A family Marathon.
The first is short and fat and trudges slowly on.
The seond is tall and thin and keeps a steady pace.
The third is like the wind, speeding through the race.
"For though he's surely number 1." the other brothers say, "He's second in a way."

Why?

Try and answer (without googling the first couple words of each riddle).

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  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    why is a raven like a writing desk

  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    First one is Nephew I think

    that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft
  • SimBenSimBen Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    First one is easy, the man is crying over his son's grave.

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
  • UbikUbik i am a god in a french-ass restaurantRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    father and son

    --


    ---


    Poe wrote on both

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  • World as MythWorld as Myth Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    batman thread

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  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Ubik wrote: »
    father and son

    --


    ---


    Poe wrote on both

    very good

  • BedigunzBedigunz Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Correct on the
    Spoiler:

    I need more riddles and spoilers

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  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    math riddles are the worst

  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    can we make this into the general joke thread

    hey guys how many hipsters does it take to screw in a lightbulb
    Spoiler:

  • BedigunzBedigunz Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    YOU'RE THE WORST, LANGLY
    Spoiler:

    edit t:Yaya: Yeah sure

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  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    also with the brother one, I'd say he's the middle child but that's a guess

  • SimBenSimBen Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    #2: Light one rope from both ends and the other rope from one end at the same time. When the first rope is done burning, 30 minutes will have gone past and the other rope will be halfway through its burn. At that point, light the other end of the second rope. It will take 15 minutes to burn the rest of that rope away (half the time of half the rope). 30+15=45.

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  • redheadredhead Registered User
    edited November 2010
    "hurf durf think outside the box" riddles suck, logic puzzles own

    that logic puzzle thread we had a while ago (i think viv made it?) was rad

    i remember marsh solved this ballin-ass riddle that had given me a lot of trouble

  • UbikUbik i am a god in a french-ass restaurantRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Light one string at both ends
    Light the other string at one end

    When first string burns out light the other string at the other end

    Edit: Damnit, so close!

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  • StaleStale Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    My daughter has many sisters

    as many sisters as she has brothers

    but each of her brothers

    has twice as many sisters as brothers.


    how many children do I have?

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  • marty_0001marty_0001 Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    What is it Riddler says in that Arkham Asylum tape

    "A baby" is the answer to all three, depending on how many limbs you cut off

    D:

  • SimBenSimBen Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    For the third one I want to say that since the race is endless, the fastest brother catches up on his slowest one and ends up second behind him. Since it's endless, he doesn't have any real advantage over him and the slowest brother is first from his own point of view.

    But that's probably not the answer.

    sig.gif Aneurythmia, Javen and thatdude_frombaywatch really smell pretty good and this pie is for them: pie
  • FramlingFramling Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    #2: I have a liter of what?

    you're = you are
    your = belonging to you

    their = belonging to them
    there = not here
    they're = they are
  • Aroused BullAroused Bull Registered User
    edited November 2010
    I sought my first in starry skies, where shines the April sun
    My second came before my eyes, and warned me to be done
    'tis very hard to lose one's sight, I'm blind as bat or mole
    Once hills and fields were my delight, now I'm no more my whole

  • UbikUbik i am a god in a french-ass restaurantRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Stale wrote: »
    My daughter has many sisters

    as many sisters as she has brothers

    but each of her brothers

    has twice as many sisters as brothers.


    how many children do I have?

    7, 4 girls 3 boys

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  • Aroused BullAroused Bull Registered User
    edited November 2010
    SimBen wrote: »
    For the third one I want to say that since the race is endless, the fastest brother catches up on his slowest one and ends up second behind him. Since it's endless, he doesn't have any real advantage over him and the slowest brother is first from his own point of view.

    But that's probably not the answer.

    (it's a clock)

  • SimBenSimBen Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    As I was going to St Ives, I met a man with seven wives, each wife had seven sacks, each sack had seven cats, each cat had seven kits, kits, cats, sacks, wives, how many were going to St Ives?

    Also you have 30 seconds to answer this or I'm blowing up a busy intersection in New York.

    sig.gif Aneurythmia, Javen and thatdude_frombaywatch really smell pretty good and this pie is for them: pie
  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    SimBen wrote: »
    For the third one I want to say that since the race is endless, the fastest brother catches up on his slowest one and ends up second behind him. Since it's endless, he doesn't have any real advantage over him and the slowest brother is first from his own point of view.

    But that's probably not the answer.

    (it's a clock)

    oh goddammit

  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    SimBen wrote: »
    As I was going to St Ives, I met a man with seven wives, each wife had seven sacks, each sack had seven cats, each cat had seven kits, kits, cats, sacks, wives, how many were going to St Ives?

    Also you have 30 seconds to answer this or I'm blowing up a busy intersection in New York.

    ONE, IT'S THE GUY!

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Seriously, why'd you summon me? Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Bedigunz wrote: »
    You have a liter and two pieces of string – that’s all. These two pieces of string will burn for 1 hour each, although the strings burn at different speeds at different times in the rope.

    So if you were to light one end of the string it would take an hour to burn through the rope; however, the half way mark on the rope won’t necessarily be ½ hr (it may burn quickly initially, then slowly burn near the end).

    Your goal is to time 45 minutes using the lighter and the two pieces of rope

    This riddle would have made more sense when Day9 told it if he had explained initially that the string burns at different rates on different parts of the strings, and thus the point on the string the flames are at is totally unpredictable except right when you first light it and when it reaches the end.

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  • World as MythWorld as Myth Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
  • SimBenSimBen Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    bsjezz wrote: »
    SimBen wrote: »
    As I was going to St Ives, I met a man with seven wives, each wife had seven sacks, each sack had seven cats, each cat had seven kits, kits, cats, sacks, wives, how many were going to St Ives?

    Also you have 30 seconds to answer this or I'm blowing up a busy intersection in New York.

    ONE, IT'S THE GUY!

    I'm afraid you're too late.

    sig.gif Aneurythmia, Javen and thatdude_frombaywatch really smell pretty good and this pie is for them: pie
  • UbikUbik i am a god in a french-ass restaurantRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    SimBen wrote: »
    As I was going to St Ives, I met a man with seven wives, each wife had seven sacks, each sack had seven cats, each cat had seven kits, kits, cats, sacks, wives, how many were going to St Ives?

    Also you have 30 seconds to answer this or I'm blowing up a busy intersection in New York.

    1

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  • redfenixredfenix Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Framling wrote: »
    #2: I have a liter of what?

    the answer is always semen

  • DodgeBlanDodgeBlan Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    that clock one is one of those lame super smug riddles

    I want to punch it

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  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Riddling is a real thing!
    Riddling is one step in the traditional method of making Champagne or sparkling wine, that helps to consolidate sediment prior to removal.

    Madame Nicole-Barbe Clicquot objected to the often cloudy appearance of Champagnes of the early 1800s. Upon her husband's untimely death, the young widow became head of Champagne Clicquot. Determined to improve the appearance of her product, she found that shaking the bottles loosed sediment stuck to their sides. The sediment would eventually settle to the bottom if the bottles were left upright. To get the deposits closer to the neck, she used gravity, cutting holes in her kitchen table to place the bottles upside down. In 1810, she employed Anton Muller to improve and refine the process that came to be called riddling.

    Instead of using remodeled kitchen tables, bottles are placed at a forty-five degree angle, necks-down, in specially built "A-frame" racks, called pupitres. A worker grabs the bottom of each bottle, giving it a small shake, an abrupt back and forth twist, and while slightly increasing the tilt, drops it back in the rack. This action recurs every one to three days over a period of several weeks. The shaking and twist is intended dislodge particles that have clung to the glass and prevent the sediments from caking in one spot; the tilt and drop encourage the particles, assisted by gravity, to move ever more downward; the time in between riddlings allows the particles to settle out of solution again.

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  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    DodgeBlan wrote: »
    that clock one is one of those lame super smug riddles

    I want to punch it

    Punching is the best way of solving riddles.

    Some goddamn magic door giving you trouble when you wanna loot the tomb?

    Hit it some.

  • SimBenSimBen Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Ubik wrote: »
    SimBen wrote: »
    As I was going to St Ives, I met a man with seven wives, each wife had seven sacks, each sack had seven cats, each cat had seven kits, kits, cats, sacks, wives, how many were going to St Ives?

    Also you have 30 seconds to answer this or I'm blowing up a busy intersection in New York.

    1

    Also I always laugh at the mental image of this polygamist dragging his 7 wives around who are each carrying 392 meowing, hissing, clawing cats in 7 sacks.

    That guy's a fucking sociopath someone call the authorities.

    sig.gif Aneurythmia, Javen and thatdude_frombaywatch really smell pretty good and this pie is for them: pie
  • JordynJordyn Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    26.jpg

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  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    A real riddler:

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    PSN: JoeUser80 Steam
  • StraightziStraightzi Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    YaYa wrote: »
    why is a raven like a writing desk

    Poe wrote on both/They both have inky quills.

  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    joeuser, will you marry me?

  • SimBenSimBen Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    The sphinx is the riddle, not the riddler.

    sig.gif Aneurythmia, Javen and thatdude_frombaywatch really smell pretty good and this pie is for them: pie
  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Seriously, why'd you summon me? Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    that looks like some mad scientist and his diabolical device full of vacuum tubes

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