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momobiker Fri 19-Aug-11 12:14:37

Five tricky questions

1. A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him?

2. A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?

3. What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and grey when you throw it away ?

4. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday?

5. This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious as to just how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so ordinary and plain that you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is highly unusual though. Study it and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so without any coaching!

StealthPolarBear Fri 19-Aug-11 12:17:31

I know all of these apart from 3
Love these puzzles smile

StealthPolarBear Fri 19-Aug-11 12:17:41

Number 3 I mean

VelvetSnow Fri 19-Aug-11 12:18:29

4. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day

Itsjustafleshwound Fri 19-Aug-11 12:19:06

Thinking .... but I am pretty dim at these sort of puzzles ...

VelvetSnow Fri 19-Aug-11 12:19:06

still trying to work out the others...

Chocobo Fri 19-Aug-11 12:19:24

1. The room with the lions as they will all be dead!

StealthPolarBear Fri 19-Aug-11 12:19:55

good one VS, i'd have gone for yesterday, today, tomorrow

Chocobo Fri 19-Aug-11 12:19:59

2. It is a photo of her husband

Still puzzling over the rest

StealthPolarBear Fri 19-Aug-11 12:20:34

is 3 charcoal?

MrsVidic Fri 19-Aug-11 12:21:22

Is number 2 a photographer then develops the photo?

Itsjustafleshwound Fri 19-Aug-11 12:21:22

4. Yesterday, today and tomorrow??

DontCallMeFrothyDragon Fri 19-Aug-11 12:21:25

1. The room full of Lions that haven't eaten for 3 years. They'll have starved to death.

2. She took and developed a photo of him.

3. Coal

4. Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch grin Or yesterday, today, tomorrow

5. It has no letter "e".

elegangle Fri 19-Aug-11 12:21:48

no 4: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day

no 5: no e's

still working on the others!

LadyThumb Fri 19-Aug-11 12:22:03

No. 5 - No e's at all.

MrsVidic Fri 19-Aug-11 12:22:11

Is 3 credit?

VelvetSnow Fri 19-Aug-11 12:23:57

dead lions, photo of husband & charcoal.


Very intelligent ladies!

Stealth, I reckon your answer re the consecutive days is correct.

No. 5 - I have no idea, yet smile

ilovenetball Fri 19-Aug-11 12:24:35

5 - no e's

BertieBotts Fri 19-Aug-11 12:24:41

1. The fire, because it might burn a hole in the door for him to escape...

2. she's a photographer

3. Newsprint?

4. yesterday, today, tomorrow

5. Something to do with the word "it". Is it the most common word in the sentence? confused

VelvetSnow Fri 19-Aug-11 12:25:03

x post with the e's smile

momobiker Fri 19-Aug-11 12:25:08

The consecutive days is wrong, now I am hmm

DogsBestFriend Fri 19-Aug-11 12:25:13

I think I know 4 out of them, not sure about the first one.

BertieBotts Fri 19-Aug-11 12:26:03

Oh oops, I was way off grin

DogsBestFriend Fri 19-Aug-11 12:27:22


They're dead of course! Poor things!

<<stupidly sentimental animal-lover emoticon>>

The others, I'd guess, are:

Wife's a photographer.
Yesterday, today, tomorrow.
No E's in the entire paragraph.

StealthPolarBear Fri 19-Aug-11 12:28:01

Is charcoal (or coal) right for 3?

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