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    122 KB Puzzles, riddles, brain teasers, word games Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)18:49 No.14353788  
    You are a terrorist. Your target is the president of Yrbrygystan. He will be arriving at the target in exactly 1 hour and 30 minutes. Unfortunately your watch just stopped working.

    Your only assets (aside from the bomb and remote detonator) to accomplish this are:
    Lots of matches
    Two fuses

    The fuses each last two hours. They do not burn evenly. Meaning if you light the fuse, it will fully burn in two hours, but the fact that it's halfway burnt does not necessarily mean 1 hour is up.

    You have only the few moments after President Brrzrrgt arrives to detonate the bomb. After that your opportunity is lost.

    How do you time out 1 hour, 30 minutes using only the things you have?

    ITT: see subject. Also see pic. None of that stupid shit a-la boy or girl paradox.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)18:53 No.14353837
    !trap the bomb to me and walk up to him when he arrives and blow us both up.

    Its the only way to be sure!
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)18:55 No.14353855
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)18:55 No.14353857
    Why do I have to use the things I have? Why can't I just go buy another watch?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)18:59 No.14353883

    Sadly the reason your watch is broken is because, when you were just about to go out for a tasty lamb burger at McAllah's, you tripped over your spare bomb, detonating it and blowing off both your legs. You'll never make it out of the building in time now and you have no line of sight to his arrival.

    tl;dr funny, but no :) you have to figure out how to time 1.5 hours using those two things
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)18:59 No.14353885
    >But not evenly

    Light the first fuse at both ends, and light the second at one end. After the first fuse has completely burned away, 1 hour will have passed and the first fuse is un-evenly 1 hour in. Light the other end of the second fuse and in another half hour it will have also burned completely.

    I'm almost absurdly proud of myself.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:00 No.14353897
    Ka-boom, you rejoice and hail your god Jabbah as you hear the wails of the women crying out for their slain leader President Brrzrrgt!

    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:02 No.14353911
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    >The fuses each last two hours. They do not burn evenly.
    What a bunch of shitty fuses. No, seriously, I didn't pay for shit like that.
    I beat my supplier to death with a pigeon, steal his pocket watch, light a cigar and proceed to stare the President to death.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:04 No.14353936
    Light one fuse from one side and the other from both sides.

    When the one lit from both sides is finished, light the other fuse from the other side.

    The first fuse will expire in 1 hour. The second should be 1 hour burned through, and when lit from the other side, will take 30 more minutes to finish.

    Heard this one on the Day9 Daily.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:05 No.14353945

    (I mis-typed "first" for "second" in there, but my meaning obviously came across)
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:13 No.14354009
    Question: If the fuses burn unevenly, how do you know that they last for two hours before actually lighting up every individual fuse and measuring how long it lasts? Isn't the point if fuses to burn evenly, so that you'd know precisely how much time you have before the bomb goes off?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:14 No.14354015
    The king of Flarandia is dying. He has twin sons and loves both dearly, but cannot decide to whom to leave the kingdom. He decides he must determine who is the wiser.

    He decides to hold a horse race to determine which son is the wiser. The son whose horse is the LAST to reach the finish line will win the kingdom. Immediately, while the other stands confused, one son vaults up on a horse and races away to the finish line. The king knows he is the wiser one and awards him the kingdom. Why?

    (There is a tiny bit of word-play going on here, just fair warning)
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:16 No.14354038
    1) Light a match and place it on the ground
    2) Count how long it takes to burn completely (let's say 54 seconds)
    3) Repeat 100 times (54 x 100 = 5400 seconds = 90 minutes = 1.5 hours)
    4) Detonate Bomb
    5) Get a refund on shitty fuses
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:16 No.14354039
    rolled 4 = 4

    It isn't his horse
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:18 No.14354063
    I suppose you could make up any answer here. Maybe they have 2 hours of burnable material, which burns evenly in itself, but is not distributed evenly across the non-flammable string it's adhered to. The idea is to keep the person from just saying "I fold the fuse in half/half, presto a one hour / half-hour fuse".
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:18 No.14354067
    The son that rode away uses his remotely detonated bomb to kill his brother and dad.
    >> hicedifi Bolson. AnonymousNow AKA the Raging Moon, Chaos 5, Type B 05 Hierophant, Builders' League United Sniper 03/24/11(Thu)19:19 No.14354068
    Presumably, he's using the horse belonging to the other prince.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:21 No.14354100
    Not OP, but
    >2) Count how long it takes to burn completely (let's say 54 seconds)
    I hope you're damn accurate because any error will be multiplied by the number of matches.
    >3) Repeat 100 times (54 x 100 = 5400 seconds = 90 minutes = 1.5 hours)
    Delay for math, delay for lighting each match, assumption that each match burns in almost exactly the same time, error when wind and the way you hold the match changes somewhat each time.

    You're likely to be a couple of minutes off. Might as well count the seconds in your head.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:24 No.14354125
    But that's how real fuses work. You fold them in half, and they last half as long.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:24 No.14354127
    Yep! Sadly the kingdom isn't doing too well after the housing bubble burst, so it's a mixed blessing for you.

    Damn, have to run out unexpectedly. I'll post some more later if the thread is still around.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:26 No.14354139
    Lay the other 99 matches down in a row so that one will light another.
    And also count in your head.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:31 No.14354181
    [ This one is very old, so most people will probably get it. It is sadly heavy word-play ]

    There is a man trapped in a room. This room is not possessed of windows nor doors. The room is empty of all things save a table and a mirror. Once the room is eventually torn down, it is found that the man had escaped. No one can work out how it was done, can you?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:33 No.14354191
    Start counting.

    1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi....... 5399 Mississippi 5400 Mississippi.

    >> ultima ntaccon AnonymousNow AKA the Raging Moon, Chaos 5, Type B 05 Hierophant, Builders' League United Sniper 03/24/11(Thu)19:33 No.14354193
    Presumably he went through one of the doorless doorways or windowless windowholes.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:34 No.14354206

    >the room is empty of all things
    >man is a thing
    >room has no man in it
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:36 No.14354228
    He climbed onto the table and clambered out over a wall.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:43 No.14354276
    He broke the table or mirror, then made it whole. Used the hole to get out. That one was posted not that long ago here.
    >> Poisoner 03/24/11(Thu)19:43 No.14354277

    He looked into the mirror to see what he saw. He took the saw and cut the table in half. He took the two halves and put them together to make a whole. He placed the (w)hole on the wall and escaped.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:44 No.14354284
    He's dead, Jim
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:44 No.14354287
    You are a venturing life loving Bard travelling down a road. Ahead you see a fork in the road and a comely young woman with a bust that could make mountains weep standing in the middle.

    You know of this road, this fork, and the two possible destinations. One road will leads to a shanty town of thieves and cut throats. They absolutely hate music and skin Bard's toe to scrot for even coming down that road. You know on good word that every single one of the murderous wretches is completely incapable of telling the truth and will lie at every opportunity.

    The next town over is a magical paradise. A town completely overun with horny husband less nubile young women whom adore music and long for the touch of a man's skin. A good will curse was placed over the village, they were blessed with riches and resources but they were incapable of lying. Every breath they took was truthful and they do not even understand the concept of dishonesty.

    Now brave young adventurer here if your problem. The woman in the fork of the road could be from either town. While very very attractive and basically eeking out sexual energy, the clothes and manner that she carries herself indicates a possible rough history. But surely such a fine creature couldn't live in a brigade of bandits and mercs and come out alive?

    What is the single thing you can ask of her to ensure you reach your destination of Truthtelling concubines?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:48 No.14354311
    Only versions of this gambit I know involve two individuals, so damned if I know.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:48 No.14354313
    I would ask if she was a virgin. Then follow up with "NOW YOU'RE NOT!"
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:49 No.14354319
    guy looks into the mirror and sees what he saw.
    He takes the saw and cuts the table in half
    Two halves makes a hole
    He puts the hole onto the wall and climbs out.

    4th grade riddles REPRESENT
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:50 No.14354326
    In what direction would someone from the other town point me?
    Then choose the other way.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:51 No.14354338
    There are two men on a boat, in the middle of the sea. They have three cigarettes, but no matches. How are they going to smoke?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:51 No.14354339
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    But Joey! There is a fualt in this riddle. Since we don't know if either of these two brothers are telling the truth or lying there is no way of know if the riddle was truthfully told out!
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:51 No.14354341
    That's not a riddle, that's an LSD trip.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:52 No.14354346
    Would you lie?

    If she answers coherently, she's the liar.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:54 No.14354362

    "Which fork do I take to get to your town?"

    They will either lie about it and give the correct answer, or give the correct answer.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:54 No.14354366

    They throw one cigarette overboard thus making the boat a cigarette lighter.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:54 No.14354367
    Well if the thieves cannot tell the truth and the magic sexy women cannot lie then you just whip out your penis and ask the lady at the fork in the rode if you are a man, right?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:56 No.14354381
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    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:58 No.14354400
    if its the liar she'll point to the way you came and you're boned.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:58 No.14354404
    Wanna fuck?

    But seriously:
    If you were from the shanty town, which way would you say the other town is?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:58 No.14354409
    >Your only assets (aside from the bomb and remote detonator)
    >remote detonator

    I place the bomb in the appropriate spot and use the remote detonator to detonate it remotely at the appropriate time.
    >> MR. RAGE !D9l9S8Lio6 03/24/11(Thu)19:59 No.14354418

    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)19:59 No.14354419
    You don't have line of sight. You have to keep track of time using the fuses.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)20:01 No.14354436
    there is nothing in the OP that says I can't see the guy arrive.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)20:02 No.14354442
    And i would applaud you for it.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)20:02 No.14354443
    >12.4 GB
    >Ganguro folder

    why the hate brah?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)20:02 No.14354446
    You say: "If that way is your town, then which way is the shantytown?"
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)20:02 No.14354447

    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)20:05 No.14354469
    This, because if she is a liar, then she will point to the town of truth and if she only tells the truth then she will point towards the town of truth.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)20:13 No.14354541
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    Why not actual brown girls though? Why fake tans and glossed-up lips?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)20:14 No.14354547
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    >Also see pic.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)20:24 No.14354623
    Why do we only get one question? I mean she just standing there.

    Is the sky Blue?
    OK in addition to that which way to the sexy village?

    This kind of thing only works with a magical bridge guardian or something that kills you if you don't ask one and only one question.

    In which case you simply ask about the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)20:24 No.14354624
    can someone please explain to me what the guy who got his arm chopped off is talking about?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)20:31 No.14354687
    Ignore the green text.

    There are three words in "The English Language".
    >That in end in "gry"
    >"Angry" and "Hungry" are two.
    Whats the third?

    "Language" is the third word.

    Very poor communication attempting to be clever. Arguably there are better word 'puzzles' to use than this one but the point remains the same.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)20:32 No.14354688
    I don't get OP comic. Is this some form of violence/revenge fantasy that impotent nerds draw when someone that confuses their autistic thought patterns.
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    Why don't you just wait nearby and watch? It's REMOTE.
    No, the real mystery here is why I have matches and second-rate fuses.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)20:36 No.14354734
    its xkcd. you should know this by now.

    and arguably the guy who got his hand cut off is the one with the autistic thought pattern.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)20:40 No.14354769
    What device for measuring time has the least moving parts?

    Hardmode: Which has the most?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)20:40 No.14354772
    I'm familiar with it. I also know he uses hat guy to enact his juvenile retribution fantasies. It's really sad.
    >> MR. RAGE !D9l9S8Lio6 03/24/11(Thu)20:41 No.14354786

    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)20:42 No.14354789
    Egyptian water clock. Jug filled with water and hole.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)20:43 No.14354806
    #1 the sun or a sundial
    #2 reality
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)20:44 No.14354811
    To be fair, I've known far too many nerds and faux-intellectuals who do what hat guy says in the comic (Intentionally make a bad communication and then act like a pompous ass when you misunderstand them, as if they know something you can't understand). Not in relation to riddles, though.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)20:47 No.14354843
    thats only one moving part. the earth.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)20:48 No.14354855
    #2 is an hourglass
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)20:48 No.14354858
    So you maim someone over a gradeschool-level joke.
    And Munroe trying to lecture someone on humor is thoroughly ironic.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)20:54 No.14354907
    just so you know you're calling something juvenile on /tg/, the preferred board of man-children with obsessive hobbies and games.

    the hat guy isn't author violent wish fulfillment. OP comic is easily the most violent comic he has, and its extremely atypical. Hat guy mostly does cyber crimes or is there to provide a less socially acceptable view point.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)20:59 No.14354947
    The most is unanswerable, since as soon as we figure it out, some asshole will just make a clock with MORE parts.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:01 No.14354971
    jesus christ man, go outside.

    Its a fucking internet comic, no one is advocating chopping off limbs for bad word puzzles.

    Only a monumental retard would think he seriously considers this acceptable behavior.

    To be honest your pissy smugness is the exact thing the comic is criticizing. Honestly explain what you mean by ironic. Its not a lecture its a COMIC, that some people find COMICAL, no irony involved.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:02 No.14354988
    He fucking chainsawed someone's car in half for taking up an extra space in a parking lot.

    Maybe I'm just unsympathetic because doing that around here could get you legally shot and killed by the car's owner.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:03 No.14354997
    Munroe is basically one exposed penis away from being on the same level of shit B^U inhabits.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:07 No.14355038
    when i first heard the puzzle it was framed like this. A man is taking a tour through a museum and comes across an exhibit on time pieces. A curator asks him which time piece has the least moving parts, he smiles and responds "a sundial". "Good" says the curator "but do you know which one here has the most moving parts?" After looking around the room for a bit the man admits to being stumped, what time piece was the curator talking about?

    Hourglass is the answer, It makes more sense in a narrow context like that.
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    I wasn't suggesting that it *was* socially acceptable.
    Just that it was a tremendously unfunny way to set up a joke.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:10 No.14355071
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    Monroe's art is better.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:11 No.14355085
    And no one is going to argue otherwise.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:12 No.14355092
    what the hell are you even talking about?


    if this is all it takes to offend you then you must go into epileptic fits when confronted with a south park episode.

    you guys do get that its a comic, a not serious, haha sort of thing. no one is really cutting cars in half. you can distinguish reality from fantasy right? maybe we should establish that baseline first.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:15 No.14355124
    >complaining about playing out childish fantasies
    >on /tg/
    look bro, everyone needs a way to release their frustrations, and exaggerating real life situations in a humorous manner is a perfectly fine way to do that. Claiming that because he makes makes a joke about cutting someone's car in half because they were taking up 2 spots means he secretly pines about doing it and is 1 bad day away from terrorising a parking lot is retarded. You might as well claim that just because someone likes playing 40k once every week they secretly want to join a fascistic death cult that kills anyone that they see as unfit.
    99.99999% of the time, fantasies are just that, bro
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    >if this is all it takes to offend you then you must go into epileptic fits
    Says the man going off on a tangent over a few passing comments directed at an overexposed webcomic.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:23 No.14355228
    Sundial is still wrong since it involves two moving parts (the sundial and the sun). A graduated candle would be better. (Yes, the wick and the wax are two parts, but not moving parts.)

    And the answer to the second one is still "reality".
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:27 No.14355287
    no im just remembering why i stopped coming to /tg/

    this board is incapable of talking about anything not involving 40k, MtG, or D&D constructively. and those are 50/50 shots at best. I'm honestly baffled that people have a problem with violence in a stick figure webcomic. wtf are you doing on 4chan then? i could get it if the criticism was "oh its not my style of humor", hes a terrible artist, hes too full of himself, etc. but violence? this board is 90% violence glorification, or does it not count with orcs for some reason?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:28 No.14355293
    >Sundial is still wrong since it involves two moving parts (the sundial and the sun).
    Quite a bit more than that. To create the shadow, the sun needs to produce light, and it does so using a bunch of chemical and nuclear reactions involving billions of moving parts.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:30 No.14355313
    "Violence is the joke". That's why people don't like it. There is no joke except for the fact that violence is present. Try that comic again without the violence. It's just two people talking. Without the overexaggerated violence, there's no punchline. The joke is violence.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:30 No.14355322
    time piece is a device used to measure the passage of time. reality can't be used to measure a quality of itself.

    Its like someone needs a ruler so you offer them "length" or "inches".
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:33 No.14355354
    Reality can be used to measure time as it contains all possible means of measuring time (including any other answer to the question you might think of).
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:35 No.14355383
    Reality is one sundial, one sun, and a bunch of decorative moving pieces.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:36 No.14355401
    Coincidentally, *you* are the reason I stopped coming to /tg/. Around people like you, any criticism or cynicism no matter how subtly put is met with hostility and anger.
    If I'm not allowed to mock something for being crappy--which constitutes fully half of my 4chan experience--then what do you want?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:39 No.14355436
    >atoms count as moving parts
    now thats just being obtuse.

    and? violence is funny to some people, especially in a nonsensical context, like cutting off a hand for telling a bad joke. But no one said that, the criticisms posted here centered around the comic being author revenge fantasy (which its not), or treated the violence as if it was being seriously considered (>>14354988, you would get shot here, really?). If someone said "I don't like violence used to comedic effect", i got no problem, to each his own.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:42 No.14355477
    >atoms count as moving parts
    They do when they're not part of a solid. You're implying that a clock has more moving parts than a fucking STAR and I'm the one being obtuse?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:43 No.14355486
    They ARREST kids for drawing things like that nowadays.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:43 No.14355488
    Is there a single webcomic in existence that /tg/ won't argue about?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:44 No.14355500
    If the fuses burn unevenly, the two sided trick doesn't work.

    Who is to say that one half of the fuse burns up in 1 seconds while the other takes 1 hour, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds?

    Silly limitation on a dumb problem.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:44 No.14355508
    Certainly none that's *gasp* POPULAR.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:45 No.14355523

    "all possible things contained within reality" is not one time piece.

    if someone says bring all my CD's they don't bring "all possible things contained within reality"

    mock away, you're free to post inane arguments, and im free to tear them down. no anger involved.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:46 No.14355530
    >one half of the fuse burns up in 1 seconds
    And do you think the flame will politely stop at this point?

    I had the same gut reaction, but think about it and you'll see your mistake.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:46 No.14355534
    ...in American public schools. Which, incidentally, are not a shining beacon of modern society.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/24/11(Thu)21:47 No.14355540
    I've got a riddle for you guys. The king has ten identical jars, inside each of the jars are ten identical gold coins. One of the jars have been mistakenly filled with ten confiscated fake gold coins. What his treasurer knew, though, is that the real coin weighs 10 grams, while the fake coin weighs 9 grams. Since the king is in a rush to deliver the coins, you only have one chance to use the most precise weighing instrument in the kingdom, which is a magical plate that says how much weight it's carrying.
    How do you know which jar is the one filled with fake coins?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:47 No.14355545
    >"all possible things contained within reality" is not one time piece.
    see >>14355383
    >if someone says bring all my CD's they don't bring "all possible things contained within reality"
    I don't understand what you're saying here or how it's relevant.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:47 No.14355547
    If she was from the good town, she'd be all over your coc--erm... longing for the touch of your skin.
    If she didn't jump your bones, she's from the shitty thief town. If she did, she's from Heaven on Earth.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:48 No.14355550
    yeah and thats insane. thats more of a criticism of schools than comics.

    thank god adults reading comics on the internet have more sense than school administrators.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:49 No.14355567
    To who is the KING going to deliver coins? People deliver coins to him. Not the other way around. Silly fa/tg/uy.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:50 No.14355587
    And there's the other half: the "anyone who doesn't like me is beneath me" entitlement/elitism.
    I bet you run around to other boards and tell them how great /tg/ is too, don't you?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:50 No.14355591
    Open one of the jars, take a coin, weight it.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:50 No.14355593
    >/tg/ doesn't like something I like! It must be because they're indiscriminate hipsters, not because the thing I like has points about it that they don't think are good!
    >Subjectivity? That means I'm always right, right?
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/24/11(Thu)21:51 No.14355602
    Goodwill/peace offering to seal a ceasefire treaty. Duh.
    If they knew one of the jars is filled with fake money they'd get mad and ten more years of war would be delivered to our kindom instead.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:52 No.14355609
    >Who is to say that one half of the fuse burns up in 1 seconds while the other takes 1 hour, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds?
    One side cannot burn up without the other side also burning up. So the side where say 1 inch of rope was burned in a second will keep on burning like the other side that takes almost 2 hours to burn up say the other inch. Till both sides have burned for 1 hour and meet up in the middle, extinguishing themselves because they burned up all the fuel.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:53 No.14355624
    Take one coin from the first jar, two from the second, and so on, and weigh them. I will know which set of coins is fake by how much the scale's off.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/24/11(Thu)21:53 No.14355628
    You do so and you find that the coin weighs ten grams. You did not find the faulty jar. Ten more years of war.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:54 No.14355650
    So the king knows he has 9 jars of legit gold. Why can't he just bring all 10 jars and put forth the question to the other king as a way of saying "Let's have some fun over a goblet of wine."
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:56 No.14355665
    im saying that a timepiece means "a clock" of some kind, simply redefining it to include all of reality is just as arbitrary as say a CD is an object which includes all of reality.

    changing the meaning of words doesn't get you the answer.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/24/11(Thu)21:56 No.14355671
    Ding ding ding! You are correct good sir! The king awards you a sum of money, enough for quiet life and a handshake of carbon monoxide, no alarms and no suprises, no alarms and no suprises please.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)21:59 No.14355724
    no its generally agreed that /tg/ is a shit-hole like /x/ only suitable for trolling and stupid arguments, a'la this thread right here.

    and really how is "we are both free to say anything" elitism? it may have come with an insult as well, but tough shit.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:01 No.14355746
    >it may have come with an insult as well, but tough shit.
    You are just great at this.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:03 No.14355762
    If I take a clock and glue a mechanical bird on the top, it's still a clock. If I glue a planet on the bottom, it's still a clock. If I use gravitational attraction to attach a cluster of galaxies to its side, it's still a clock. You can still use it to tell time.

    This is unlike a CD because as soon as you attach anything to a CD you can no longer put the whole thing in your CD player and produce music.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:03 No.14355765
    thank you i try so very very hard.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:05 No.14355802
    /tg/ would be better if your home country had a more active promotion of abortion.

    Can we have another riddle? Watching these two carp flail at each other is funny, but not good for the quality.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:06 No.14355816
    >attach a galaxy to a clock
    lol wut? i think it ceases to be a clock around the time it collapses into a super-massive black hole.

    Again you can't redefine clock to just mean "everything"
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:08 No.14355837
    funny=quality. fa/tg/uys inability to grasp this is what makes /tg/ unfunny and lacking quality.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:10 No.14355863
    i don't think abortions are funny, you shouldn't joke about killing babies, those are gods babies. and certainly no one should ever make a comic about abortions.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:11 No.14355868
    Pro tip: a galaxy is attached to your clock by mean of gravitational attraction RIGHT NOW. It can still be used to tell time.

    >Again you can't redefine clock to just mean "everything"
    I am not redefining anything, merely applying a preexisting definition. A time piece is anything that can be used to tell time. Reality can be used to tell time (because, among other things, it contains at least one clock). Therefore, reality is a time piece. I really don't see what's so hard to understand.
    >> Indonesian Gentleman 03/24/11(Thu)22:11 No.14355870
    If you glue a mechanical bird on a clock, it's a clock with a mechanical bird glued on top. And it looks silly. Your argument is invalid because you lack the ability to distinguish objects and its constituent parts.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:12 No.14355886
    wouldn't abortion only have a net effect in like 11-14 years?

    honestly im kinda hoping this whole "internet" thing goes away by then.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:15 No.14355920
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    >funny = quality
    >My boring sense of humor is really helping us.
    >That's why /tg/ hasn't produced anything witty or charming in upwards of six months.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:16 No.14355930
    that reality containing a timepiece DOES NOT make it a time piece. my house contains a timepiece, several in fact, but a house isn't a timepiece.

    i don't see whats so hard to understand about the English language distinguishing objects, space, and positions with words.

    i kinda feel like im failing the Turing test here.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:17 No.14355938
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    Can I just go back to deviantart now? That's about the level of attitude I'm getting out of this.
    Are we dead yet?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:18 No.14355956
    Then define "timepiece".
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:19 No.14355968
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    ...and full circle. good night everybody.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:21 No.14355992

    >Implying any living being not given the rite of Christian baptism means dick to God
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:23 No.14356011
    a clock without a bell or chime is the traditional definition.

    more commonly an instrument used to indicate, measure, keep, and co-ordinate time.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:25 No.14356039
    >implying Cthullu gives a shit about your christian God
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:26 No.14356045
    >can be used to
    >used to
    Tiny differences in definitions, different answers.

    With your definition, the second answer to >>14355038 is a sundial.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:29 No.14356070
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    fuck it mods asleep post clocks.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:31 No.14356088
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    yeah you got lots of parts, don't you?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:31 No.14356092
    Here's my shot at a riddle (go easy on me if it sucks):

    Many things am I
    But most often with cutting
    And sometimes winter
    What am I?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:32 No.14356096

    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:32 No.14356100
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    this clock is so hipster
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:33 No.14356109
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    clock orgy
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:34 No.14356115
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:36 No.14356142
    Not a bad answer, since you can describe cold as "cutting", but not what I was after. I think my intended answer will make sense once someone guesses it though.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:37 No.14356143
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    look at this giant, throbing, horse clock.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:38 No.14356163
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    big pendulum playa'
    swinging past your knees
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:40 No.14356182
    edge? Or am I barking up the wrong tree?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:42 No.14356206
    Nope. The two words "winter" and "cutting" aren't related in the sense that they modify the same thing. They're both common parts of the answer though.
    It's a very 4chan related answer too.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:43 No.14356209
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    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:45 No.14356237
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    >pi == 3.14
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:47 No.14356269
    An ice scuplture
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:48 No.14356272
    Pine tree? Sage? Mistletoe?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:49 No.14356284
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:49 No.14356292
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    A visual riddle here. You have to guess what word it's meant to imply.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:50 No.14356298
    Nope and nope.

    I'll give a hint: it's not a physical object.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:51 No.14356310
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    This riddle is gay.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:52 No.14356323
    It's not quite that gay.
    Maybe a little. Or more.
    But less than you think.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:55 No.14356343
    meh close enough.


    its only off by 17.2 seconds.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:55 No.14356347

    Actually, that takes much longer than:

    You put the jars on the scale one at a time (leaving them on) and watch the increase in weight.

    Done. It's faster, and still one operation. If you were going to weight all ten jars, the exact same result would occur because those are the actions needed to do that as well, so you can't split hairs and declare just that wording valid.

    Hell, just get a slave to do it.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:55 No.14356353
    So Nathan Lane?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:56 No.14356358
    I'll give the answer here in a few if no one gets it.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:56 No.14356360
    That set of butter knives your Aunt Agatha gave you. For Christmas.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:57 No.14356371
    i thought it would only give a result once. like you push a button and it calculates weight, thus the need to take out different numbers of coins.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:58 No.14356385
    >But less than you think.

    This is what the puzzle/riddle maker always believes, because they already know what the answer is.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)22:59 No.14356388
    I don't understand how someone can be aspie enough to actually do the math (*and* give an answer converted in seconds) but still not care that the answer isn't *exactly* 9.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:00 No.14356399
    What are you talking about.

    He did the math to show how negligible the difference was.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:01 No.14356415

    A haiku? lawl

    Also, loved the jars and coins one. I might have to steal it for my campaign :]
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:02 No.14356419
    Hey, it was my first shot. Sorry if it was too hard all.

    The answer was:

    "A Haiku"

    The riddle, not including "What am I" is 5-7-5.
    Haikus usually include a seasonal reference ("winter") and a "cutting word".

    Also the post here:
    Was 5-7-5.
    >> Wowzerz 03/24/11(Thu)23:02 No.14356422
    The time device with the most moving parts is Linnaeus' Horologium Florae, because it has trillions of moving parts.

    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:03 No.14356445
    Sorry, sundial still beats it.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:04 No.14356449
    That strikes me as being really obscure unless you're a literature/poetry buff.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:04 No.14356451
    Okay, that was a clever hint. The actual question's connection was a bit weak, though...
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:04 No.14356455
    Hey a winner before I gave it away, grats! :)
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:05 No.14356461
    I really like it, but on the other hand no one I know would have any chance of answering it.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:06 No.14356471
    its like four operations on Microsoft calculator.

    *3 (to get value of 9 position)
    *3600 (to get seconds)

    WE LAZY.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:06 No.14356472
    Isn't the answer to this kind of question just saying "Aww man, I was hoping I wouldn't have to do a puzzle like this because they're giving out free beer in the <good place>!" followed by following the person at the fork?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:06 No.14356476
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    All I saw was riddles, and I got excited to find this
    But then I read on and it was OP's riddle.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:09 No.14356516
    I would have done it, but I didn't see the need. It's obvious that it won't equal 0 and that's all that matters. When you make a joke clock for math lovers, the math has damn well better be correct.
    >> Wowzerz 03/24/11(Thu)23:10 No.14356525

    Well if you want to use that logic, the flowers also use the sun and planetary movement for their growth and life-cycles, and of course to be visible, and beyond that the process of natural selection over countless generations, so, no the flowers win.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:10 No.14356532
    the best riddle for a campaign is one in which the answer is "cutting off the head of the riddle giver"
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:12 No.14356545
    >joke clock

    Or something like "pi - .14 = 3" is part of the joke.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:12 No.14356549
    >the flowers also use the sun and planetary movement for their growth and life-cycles
    Fair enough, you win that one.
    >and of course to be visible, and beyond that the process of natural selection over countless generations
    although those arguments don't count.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:12 No.14356552
    Your haiku was shit,
    but the wordplay was quite nice.
    Try learning English.

    >sure-thing liweatu
    That's right.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:13 No.14356560
    Sir, incorrect mathematics is no joke.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:19 No.14356624
    Next you're going to tell me that 10-1*2 can never equal 18, right?

    Math nerds, always thinking there's only one right way to solve a problem.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:19 No.14356626
    You are exploring a dungeon and come across a treasure vault. There are three chests inside. One is labeled "gold", one is labeled "magic swords" and one is labeled "gold and magic swords".

    There is a ghost guarding it. It explains that the boxes are all mislabeled. One does indeed contain gold, one swords, and one both, but none of them contain what they say.

    You are allowed to pick one and only one item from a chest, blindly, (meaning if you pull from the one with both swords and gold, you'll get either a sword or some gold, but not both nor will you know it contained both). You must then guess what the other chests contain. If you do so, you can keep all the loot. If you fail, the ghost will attack. Since you're second level and this is AD&D, that would be bad.

    How do you get all the loot?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:20 No.14356644
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    i beg to differ[spoiler]ential[/spoiler]
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:21 No.14356651
    fucking worthless spoiler tags.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:22 No.14356668
    The magic swords box.

    It can't contain what it says on the outside, so that means there are no magic swords inside. But the ghost just said "swords", not "magic swords", so that means there are non-magical swords inside the magic swords box.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:23 No.14356693
    Take the box with "{both", open. The other boxes contain both gold and swords and the option not in the first box you took.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:26 No.14356711
    You pick from the chest that says "both". If you find gold, that chest contains gold, the chest that says "gold" contains swords and the one that says "swords" contains both. Same process if you find a sword.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:26 No.14356715
    Is this like a variation of the Monty Hall problem
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:26 No.14356725
    select gold and magic swords. you will get either sword or gold.

    if sword you know the gold box contains sword and gold, and sword box contains gold.

    if gold you know the gold box contains a sword and gold contains both gold and sword.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:27 No.14356729
    No, no probabilities is involved.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:27 No.14356732
    no it isn't you never switch choices and all information is known.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:30 No.14356771
    Right-O! You escape the dungeon richer and with two gleaming new magical swords at your hip.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:30 No.14356774
    shit last line should read:

    if gold you know the gold box contains a sword and sword box contains both gold and sword.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:32 No.14356797
    Fuck you, my reasoning in


    was flawless.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:39 No.14356889
    Old and fairly easy one:
    You have an empty bottle, into which you drop a coin. You then insert a cork in the bottle. How can you get the coin out without taking the cork out, or breaking the bottle?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:42 No.14356914
    Push the cork all the way in, then rattle it around until the coin falls out.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:43 No.14356927
    Use a Klein bottle.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:45 No.14356949
    Carefully cut the cork apart and let the pieces fall into the bottle.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:46 No.14356956
    Yep, easy peasy.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:46 No.14356957
    unrelated, but this reminds me of another puzzle (not really a riddle.)

    You get a bottle, and push a cork into it (large enough that the diameter of the cork is slightly larger than the diameter of the bottle neck). How do you get the cork out
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:47 No.14356969
    Dip the bottle upright in boiling water and wait for the cork to shrink.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:47 No.14356980

    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:48 No.14356986
    if plastic compress bottle pop out cork.
    if glass heat bottle, expanding air will pop out cork.

    alternatively suck on the cork like a filthy whore.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:50 No.14357015
    Am I only one who misread this as cock?
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:50 No.14357018
    sorry, I should have made that clear, the cork is pushed all the way into the bottle.

    There's a good chance you could solve it with what you have in your DnD supplies
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:52 No.14357043
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:53 No.14357049
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:54 No.14357060
    Arrive at the number 100 using six 9's and no other digits. You may use any mathematical symbols/processes you want (+, -, *, /, etc).
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:56 No.14357081
    Good thing I keep a corkscrew in my D&D chest...

    IE I'm stumped.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:58 No.14357106

    There's a mathematical symbol which is a dot above a number, and symbolises a recurring sequence.
    >> Anonymous 03/24/11(Thu)23:59 No.14357108
    99/99 + 99
    >> Anonymous 03/25/11(Fri)00:00 No.14357124

    >> Anonymous 03/25/11(Fri)00:00 No.14357132
    This is what I was looking for, but I suppose I opened the door for:
    by saying any symbol would be valid, so both are good answers.
    >> Anonymous 03/25/11(Fri)00:01 No.14357141
    works too
    >> Anonymous 03/25/11(Fri)00:02 No.14357144
    All you need is a plastic bag.

    You push it mostly into the bottle, then blow it up, and pull it out, and it pulls the cork with it


    Sorry about the obnoxious music
    >> Ken !TrollKenUE 03/25/11(Fri)00:05 No.14357171
    Start burning one from one end.
    Start burning the other from both.
    When the double-burning one finishes burning (takes 1 hour), the 1st fuse has 1 hour remaining.
    Light the 1st fuse at the other end. It now burns for 30 minutes.
    When it's burnt out, set up us the bomb.

    >The king knows he is the wiser one and awards him the kingdom. Why?
    Stole his opponent's horse.

    >What is the single thing you can ask of her to ensure you reach your destination of Truthtelling concubines?
    "What way to your home?"

    >What device for measuring time has the least moving parts?
    >Hardmode: Which has the most?
    I'd say "the universe" but that's a bit too metaphysical. Hourglass also works.

    >Jar coin puzzle
    Take 1 coin from the 1st jar, 2 from the second, 3 from the 3rd. Repeat for all jars. And remember which coin came from which jar you mongoloid.
    Measure result.
    Subtract 550 grams.
    Your result is negative {x} grams.
    {x} contains fake coins.
    >> Ken !TrollKenUE 03/25/11(Fri)00:17 No.14357291
    >Arrive at the number 100 using six 9's and no other digits.
    99 + ( 99 / 99 )
    >> Anonymous 03/25/11(Fri)08:03 No.14360964
    We went over this. If you think the SUN has less moving parts than an hourglass, I don't know what to tell you.

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