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11-26-2012 08:25 PM
ebs001
Re: Riddles with a Prize, by Mantus Anchors

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Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
Is that one as old as the Sphinx?

Spoiler alert:

It is used as a test of cognitive skills because if you can rearrange the relationships to a logical order, it becomes father-son-(who is also a father therefore his son is) grandson (son of speaker).

Now for a true mystery, how is it that a random length of twine or rope can tie itself in knots, but if you held the same piece in your hands all day and flipped it around, you couldn't get it to tie itself up in knots at all?
That is called Speers Law: "Rope or wire left to it's own devices will tied itself in knots"
11-26-2012 08:13 PM
Capt Len
Re: Riddles with a Prize, by Mantus Anchors

That would never fly on the BC coast where the most confusing day is the 3rd Sunday of June
11-26-2012 06:23 PM
JulieMor
Re: Riddles with a Prize, by Mantus Anchors

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Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
Is that one as old as the Sphinx?
I'm reliving my childhood.
11-26-2012 03:31 PM
hellosailor
Re: Riddles with a Prize, by Mantus Anchors

Is that one as old as the Sphinx?

Spoiler alert:

It is used as a test of cognitive skills because if you can rearrange the relationships to a logical order, it becomes father-son-(who is also a father therefore his son is) grandson (son of speaker).

Now for a true mystery, how is it that a random length of twine or rope can tie itself in knots, but if you held the same piece in your hands all day and flipped it around, you couldn't get it to tie itself up in knots at all?
11-26-2012 03:22 PM
JulieMor
Re: Riddles with a Prize, by Mantus Anchors

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
No ingenuity required for the jack in the box, just the ability to translate mass and gravity into a mathematical equation. That's a problem set. The light switch question was a riddle.
A man is standing before a portrait painting on the wall, points to the portrait and says to the person standing next to him, "Though brothers I have none, that man's father is my father's son."

Who is the person in the portrait?
11-25-2012 12:53 PM
Capt Len
Re: Riddles with a Prize, by Mantus Anchors

Walked up a logging road for my morning constitutional .Ran into Smokey the Bear on a similar mission. We chatted a bit about this riddle.All he said was "May the forest be with you"
11-25-2012 06:41 AM
Minnewaska
Re: Riddles with a Prize, by Mantus Anchors

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Originally Posted by MedSailor View Post
If you have to ask, Grasshopper, then you are not yet ready.....
Perhaps, but I do know the definition of a riddle:

rid∑dle/ˈridl/ Noun: A question intentionally phrased to require ingenuity in ascertaining its answer.

No ingenuity required for the jack in the box, just the ability to translate mass and gravity into a mathematical equation. That's a problem set. The light switch question was a riddle.
11-24-2012 09:26 PM
MedSailor
Re: Riddles with a Prize, by Mantus Anchors

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
Are these riddles or problem sets?
If you have to ask, Grasshopper, then you are not yet ready.....

MedSailor
11-24-2012 08:40 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Riddles with a Prize, by Mantus Anchors

Are these riddles or problem sets?
11-24-2012 02:48 PM
hellosailor
Re: Riddles with a Prize, by Mantus Anchors

Force has to be...

Which radically assumes the spring can in fact absorb and return that force. In practice, the spring may be too weak to store that much energy, resulting in a total failure to launch the box.

Rather than assuming the physical properties of a spring, I maintain the box is located at a LaGrange point and it will plummet to a death in a gravity well before the box ever leaps up after Jack. A much simpler assumption.
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