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mirandatoritess
11-17-12, 01:50 AM
If you have a B in your hand what do you have in your eye?

BR549
11-17-12, 02:07 AM
Beauty. Beauty is in the "eye" of the "b" holder! :D

sighduck
11-17-12, 02:27 AM
can't beat that answer

mirandatoritess
11-17-12, 01:32 PM
dang how did you know?
Good job

Conman
11-18-12, 02:12 AM
Why is a raven like a writing desk?

Dmitri
11-18-12, 02:17 AM
Oh now we're getting into philosophy.

Okay well there are many conclusions
If you are an Evangelist you can say its part of Gods plan
Perhaps the Raven had a personal connection to a writing desk?
Perhaps its part of the evolutionary path?
We can only speculate, until we see it from the Ravens point of view

ginniebean
11-18-12, 02:23 AM
What gets wetter as is dries.

Conman
11-18-12, 03:16 AM
a towel! wait a minute, ive been had!

Buzz23
11-18-12, 04:46 PM
Why is a raven like a writing desk?

Oooh, ooh! I got this! Is it because they both have feathers? :D

Lunacie
11-18-12, 05:30 PM
Why is a raven like a writing desk?


"Because you cannot ride either one of them like a bicycle."

Subtract81
11-18-12, 06:43 PM
A Raven is like a writing desk, because i said so.

mirandatoritess
11-19-12, 08:13 PM
What amphibian dies every night?

Electra2
11-19-12, 08:32 PM
A Raven is like a writing desk, because i said so.
Or:
Raven's Progressive Matrices (often referred to simply as Raven's Matrices) or RPM, is a nonverbal group test typically used in educational settings. It is the most common and popular test administered to groups ranging from 5 years old-the elderly. [1] It is made of 60 multiple choice questions, listed in order of difficulty. [2] This format is designed to measure the test takers reasoning ability or, ("meaning-making") component of Spearman's g, which is often referred to as general intelligence. The tests were originally developed by John C. Raven in 1936.[3] In each test item, the subject is asked to identify the missing element that completes a pattern. Many patterns are presented in the form of a 4x4, 3x3, or 2x2 matrix, giving the test its name.

Dmitri
11-19-12, 08:34 PM
Raven... writing desk....

Because Edgar Alan Poe wrote stories on both?

Eh?

Dmitri
11-19-12, 08:36 PM
Or if you want to troll the riddler for any comparison riddle you can just use this:

Because there is a B in both and N in neither.

Don't get it? Ready it carefully, it's true no matter what the riddle is.

Electra2
11-19-12, 08:58 PM
Why is a raven like a writing desk?

I havent got the slightest idea.

Execpt,maybe it relates to Alice in wonderland and the grown up peoples confusing world,in the eyes of children ?

Lunacie
11-20-12, 01:09 PM
What amphibian dies every night?

No one else saw this one?

How about: frogs. Every night they croak.

Dmitri
11-20-12, 11:49 PM
No one else saw this one?

How about: frogs. Every night they croak.

I hate flawed riddles like this. Of course everyone will get stumped because it doesn't use wordplay right. It uses words which are separate meanings but have the potential to be synonyms. Nobody would ever be able to get this except the person who made it

mirandatoritess
11-21-12, 01:49 AM
No one else saw this one?

How about: frogs. Every night they croak.

1- A boy was at a carnival and went to a booth where a man said to the boy, "If I write your exact weight on this piece of paper then you have to give me $50, but if I cannot, I will pay you $50."

The boy looked around and saw no scale so he agrees, thinking no matter what the carny writes he'll just say he weighs more or less.

In the end the boy ended up paying the man $50. How did the man win the bet?

Dmitri
11-22-12, 02:13 AM
He wrote "your exact wait"

Fuzzy12
11-22-12, 09:23 AM
1- A boy was at a carnival and went to a booth where a man said to the boy, "If I write your exact weight on this piece of paper then you have to give me $50, but if I cannot, I will pay you $50."

The boy looked around and saw no scale so he agrees, thinking no matter what the carny writes he'll just say he weighs more or less.

In the end the boy ended up paying the man $50. How did the man win the bet?

Dmitri's answer is pretty good.

An alternative, slightly more far fetched solution:

The man switched on his anti gravity generator and since Weight = mass & gravity, he wrote down "0".

Or maybe he just wrote down the formula for weight? :scratch:

mirandatoritess
11-22-12, 06:17 PM
I hate flawed riddles like this. Of course everyone will get stumped because it doesn't use wordplay right. It uses words which are separate meanings but have the potential to be synonyms. Nobody would ever be able to get this except the person who made it

hey hey no trolling here. :D

mirandatoritess
11-22-12, 06:17 PM
another one....

Create a number using only the digits 4,4,3,3,2,2,1 and 1. So i can only be eight digits. You have to make sure the ones are separated by one digit, the twos are separated by two digits the threes are separated with three digits and the fours are separated by four digits

Dmitri
11-23-12, 07:20 PM
another one....

Create a number using only the digits 4,4,3,3,2,2,1 and 1. So i can only be eight digits. You have to make sure the ones are separated by one digit, the twos are separated by two digits the threes are separated with three digits and the fours are separated by four digits

#dyslexicproblems

Dmitri
11-23-12, 07:25 PM
Dmitri's answer is pretty good.

An alternative, slightly more far fetched solution:

The man switched on his anti gravity generator and since Weight = mass & gravity, he wrote down "0".

Or maybe he just wrote down the formula for weight? :scratch:

Or he could have tortured the kid for Intel Jack Bauer style (http://www.awesomeannie.com/2010/05/10/pavel-tokarev-tortured/)

Subtract81
11-23-12, 07:28 PM
41312432

Subtract81
11-23-12, 07:41 PM
If you know this one already give the others a chance!

There are 3 doors, behind one of these doors there is a prize, and behind the other two doors there's nothing.
You select one of the doors, but before you open it the quizmaster deliberately picks out a remaining empty door and shows that there is nothing behind it.

The quizmaster offers you a chance to switch doors with the remaining closed door.

Do you stick to your choice or switch?

Subtract81
11-25-12, 04:27 PM
Nobody?

ginniebean
11-25-12, 06:12 PM
Stick to your door, the gut is usually right.

Subtract81
11-25-12, 06:57 PM
No, you should ALWAYS change doors, it is more likely to be the right door.

mirandatoritess
11-26-12, 12:39 AM
very corny joke: How many eggs can you eat on an empty stomach?

Abi
11-26-12, 12:54 AM
miranda: I don't get it.

Subtract is right. Why don't you demonstrate the mathematics for us, subtract?

Electra2
11-26-12, 01:05 AM
very corny joke: How many eggs can you eat on an empty stomach?

1 because then your stomack will not be empty?

How much wood would a wood pecker peck if a wood pecker wood peck wood?

Abi
11-26-12, 01:10 AM
A wood pecker DOES peck wood?

I agree with your answer to miranda's question.

Abi
11-26-12, 01:11 AM
Actually not even one, because after the first bite your stomach will not be empty.

Unless you eat the whole egg in one swallow.

Electra2
11-26-12, 01:35 AM
Actually not even one, because after the first bite your stomach will not be empty.

Unless you eat the whole egg in one swallow.

Yeah but then it will be full of a swallowed egg :p

Electra2
11-26-12, 01:43 AM
A wood pecker DOES peck wood?

I agree with your answer to miranda's question.



a wood pecker would peck as much as a wood pecker could, if aa wouldchuck could peck wood. :eyebrow:;)

IF TWO WITCHES WERE WATCHING TWO WATCHES, WHICH WITCH WOULD WATCH WHICH WATCH?

Subtract81
11-26-12, 07:13 AM
miranda: I don't get it.

Subtract is right. Why don't you demonstrate the mathematics for us, subtract?

At first there is a 1 in 3 chance of you picking the right door, but as soon as you pick a door the odds change, removing one of the remaining doors makes it twice as likely to have the prize, this would be the same in any situation where there is more than one alternative option, you must always change your decision because there will always be a higher probability of being right when you switch. However obviously the more options you have the less the advantage there is to changing your decision.

Lunacie
11-26-12, 08:52 AM
At first there is a 1 in 3 chance of you picking the right door, but as soon as you pick a door the odds change, removing one of the remaining doors makes it twice as likely to have the prize, this would be the same in any situation where there is more than one alternative option, you must always change your decision because there will always be a higher probability of being right when you switch. However obviously the more options you have the less the advantage there is to changing your decision.

Yeah, the odds do change. They go from 1-in-3 to 1-in-2.

That means there a 50/50 chance you're right with either door.

Lunacie
11-26-12, 08:57 AM
A wood pecker DOES peck wood?

I agree with your answer to miranda's question.

Yes, they perch high in a tree and peck out a hollow to make a nest in.
THE most annoying sound, fortunately I've only had to bear it once for a few weeks.


a wood pecker would peck as much as a wood pecker could, if aa wouldchuck could peck wood. :eyebrow:;)

IF TWO WITCHES WERE WATCHING TWO WATCHES, WHICH WITCH WOULD WATCH WHICH WATCH?

More research is needed on witches watching watches to determine which watch which witch will watch.

Subtract81
11-26-12, 09:24 AM
Yeah, the odds do change. They go from 1-in-3 to 1-in-2.

That means there a 50/50 chance you're right with either door.

No it is not 50/50 or 1 in 2, it does make a difference which door you choose, it is twice as likely to be the right door if you switch.

Lunacie
11-26-12, 09:40 AM
No it is not 50/50 or 1 in 2, it does make a difference which door you choose, it is twice as likely to be the right door if you switch.

Apparently I'm not the only one who has trouble with this concept
according to this Wiki article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Hall_problem

Yes, it's from Wikipedia, deal with it. :p
It was easier to understand than the scholarly article I found first.

So while it would seem that you have only a 50% chance of getting
the right door by switching, you actually have a 66% chance.

Not a great deal of improvement in the odds, but when you're getting
something for free you can switch doors or just go with your gut.

Subtract81
11-26-12, 10:08 AM
no its not 50% vs 66% it is 33% vs 66% so it is a vast improvement, double the chance in fact so no you should never go with your "gut"

Lunacie
11-26-12, 11:39 AM
no its not 50% vs 66% it is 33% vs 66% so it is a vast improvement, double the chance in fact so no you should never go with your "gut"

*sigh*
I meant the difference between my perception that it would be 50% vs 66%.

Never as in "never" - or never as in this particular example of three doors?

I think when one doesn't have clear cut facts, going with your gut is as
good a way to decide as any.

Electra2
11-26-12, 01:01 PM
no its not 50% vs 66% it is 33% vs 66% so it is a vast improvement, double the chance in fact so no you should never go with your "gut"

What kind of "gut" do you have!
Some people have "gut" that works better then their logic. :)

Fuzzy12
11-26-12, 01:39 PM
What kind of "gut" do you have!
Some people have "gut" that works better then their logic. :)

Some people's gut instinct works better than their logic but when it comes to reasoning, especially mathematical reasoning, logic is more reliable than gut instinct. :cool:

Lunacie
11-26-12, 01:50 PM
Some people's gut instinct works better than their logic but when it comes to reasoning, especially mathematical reasoning, logic is more reliable than gut instinct. :cool:

And some of us suck so bad at math that trusting our gut works best. :giggle:

Electra2
11-26-12, 01:53 PM
Some people's gut instinct works better than their logic but when it comes to reasoning, especially mathematical reasoning, logic is more reliable than gut instinct. :cool:

I know this.
I had a situation where one familiymember nearly died.
I suddenly got a feeling something was wrong with the person.
I called around but everything seemed to be allright.
People was like,"why do you worry so much,its just a regular sunday morning."
But I kept feeling it.
So I got my x-hubby to drive me there ASAP.
And I was not a minute to late.
I called the ambulance and started first aid help,
this person had died if I didnt find them right there and then.
So call it what you want to call it but I suggest you listen to it.

I think sometimes the truth feels bad and so we suprress it to our subconciousness...
but that doesnt make it disapear,just on the surface.
But still; there was no logical evidence for this,or was there?
My logic told me this person is safe and allright,
but I felt that was not the case.

Fuzzy12
11-26-12, 02:26 PM
I know this.
I had a situation where one familiymember nearly died.
I suddenly got a feeling something was wrong with the person.
I called around but everything seemed to be allright.
People was like,"why do you worry so much,its just a regular sunday morning."
But I kept feeling it.
So I got my x-hubby to drive me there ASAP.
And I was not a minute to late.
I called the ambulance and started first aid help,
this person had died if I didnt find them right there and then.
So call it what you want to call it but I suggest you listen to it.

I think sometimes the truth feels bad and so we suprress it to our subconciousness...
but that doesnt make it disapear,just on the surface.
But still; there was no logical evidence for this,or was there?
My logic told me this person is safe and allright,
but I felt that was not the case.

I'm glad you were able to help your family member.

There are trade-offs of course. Sometimes, you have to make decisions in split seconds and sometimes logic isn't obvious or the information to logically reason isn't available. I actually do a lot of work that reasons using experience rather than logic though I believe that this reasoning is somewhere based on logic and facts even if they aren't obvious or directly accessible.

My gut instinct is pretty horrible but my logical reasoning skills aren't all that great either. :doh:

Lunacie
11-26-12, 04:28 PM
I know this.
I had a situation where one familiymember nearly died.
I suddenly got a feeling something was wrong with the person.
I called around but everything seemed to be allright.
People was like,"why do you worry so much,its just a regular sunday morning."
But I kept feeling it.
So I got my x-hubby to drive me there ASAP.
And I was not a minute to late.
I called the ambulance and started first aid help,
this person had died if I didnt find them right there and then.
So call it what you want to call it but I suggest you listen to it.

I think sometimes the truth feels bad and so we suprress it to our subconciousness...
but that doesnt make it disapear,just on the surface.
But still; there was no logical evidence for this,or was there?
My logic told me this person is safe and allright,
but I felt that was not the case.

A friend reminded me of this 5 years ago, after an F5 tornado (the very
strongest) nearly 2 miles wide completely leveled my home town. :eek:

Of course there was no way to call my family that still live there, but my
friend reminded me to check with my gut instead of letting my anxiety
rule, and I didn't get that feeling that any of them had died or were hurt.

Several hours later my brother managed to check on our sister, then drive
towards the next cell phone tower so he could call me and others to let us
know that they were indeed okay.

Only 5% of the town escaped destruction or major damage, my sister's
apartment was in that 5%. My brother's house on the other side of town
took some damage from flying debris and wind, but it was minor damage.

So my gut feeling was right when I stopped to "listen" to it. :)


And this thread is derailed so badly that I don't know if it CAN be re-railed. :giggle:

Electra2
11-26-12, 05:03 PM
I'm glad you were able to help your family member.

There are trade-offs of course. Sometimes, you have to make decisions in split seconds and sometimes logic isn't obvious or the information to logically reason isn't available. I actually do a lot of work that reasons using experience rather than logic though I believe that this reasoning is somewhere based on logic and facts even if they aren't obvious or directly accessible.

My gut instinct is pretty horrible but my logical reasoning skills aren't all that great either. :doh:

Well I think you have good math and logical skills,and agree that experience is based on logic. ;)

a+b=c. / c = b-a
If an event is known to have coused a consequence several times, then there is a reason to expect this to happen in the future based on the results from the past.
Causes and consequences.

a+x = x / x - a = x
What would happen if you followed you gut feeling is unknown (x)
Try and see.

a + b + x = x
And sometimes we just don' have enough knowledge to calculate the results
and are bound to act on what worked in the past,
or we don't know where to get hidden knowledge.(x)

Does this make sence,lol :rolleyes:

Subtract81
11-26-12, 05:04 PM
Well Gut logic and Riddles are all loosely related, after all tangential thinking is what add is all about!

You have to ask the question what is "gut"?

I agree with Fuzzy that the "gut" you are talking about is somewhat predicated on logic, maybe you had some kind of knowledge of the situation and perhaps a subconscious awareness that something was not right in their voice.

All humans are subjectively logical, and i guess you could call "gut" part of this, but all things being equal, in a choice between subjective and objective logic, objective will always be statistically more reliable.

Electra2
11-26-12, 05:11 PM
Well Gut and Riddles are loosely related, after all tangential thinking is what add is all about!

You have to ask the question what is "gut"?

I agree with Fuzzy that the "gut" you are talking about is somewhat predicated on logic, maybe you had some kind of knowledge of the situation and perhaps a subconscious awareness that something was not right in their voice.

All humans are subjectively logical, and i guess you could call "gut" part of this, but all things being equal, in a choice between subjective and objective logic, objective will always be statistically more reliable.

That was very logical; but why did I get the feeling at that exact point of time,
not before or after.
Was it all a coinsidence?
That would make sence,wouldn't it ?
Sometimes lucky coincidences come in handy.

Abi
11-26-12, 05:15 PM
I'll do the math later. After I medicate.

Electra2
11-26-12, 07:06 PM
Ok.Let me continue ;)

What is the color of the word I am about to write below?

BLUE

Electra2
11-26-12, 07:20 PM
(Take the time you need to answer that one.)

mirandatoritess
11-26-12, 07:35 PM
And some of us suck so bad at math that trusting our gut works best. :giggle:

yes Logic is a little bit important.


A man hijacks an aeroplane transporting both passengers(8 of them) and valuable cargo. After taking the cargo, the man demands nine parachutes, puts one of them on, and jumps, leaving the other eight behind. Why did he want eight?

Abi
11-26-12, 07:40 PM
Huh?

xx

Subtract81
11-26-12, 07:43 PM
Did he want 8 or 9 parachutes?

mirandatoritess
11-26-12, 07:44 PM
2. If the bond energy for H-Cl is 431kj/mol. What is the overall bond energy of 2HCl?
3. Enthalpy change for:
O<SUB>2</SUB> (g)+ N<SUB>2</SUB> (g) → 2NO(g)

mirandatoritess
11-26-12, 07:45 PM
cut the 3rd question

mirandatoritess
11-26-12, 07:50 PM
Challenge problem: show work
CH3OH (l) + CH3COOH (aq) -> CH3COOCH3 (aq) + H2O (l)


Bond dissociation energies (kj/mol)
C-C is 348 kj/mol
C-H is 413
C=O is 805
O-H is 464
C-O is 360

solve for Bond dissociation energy for above

Subtract81
11-26-12, 07:50 PM
I slept or was semi-conscious through every chemistry class i ever took

Electra2
11-26-12, 07:57 PM
I slept or was semi-conscious through every chemistry class i ever took

Substract81, you name is a riddle in it self ;)
You don't really need to write anything in this thread because you name is such an enigma :D

Subtract81
11-26-12, 08:16 PM
Substract81, you name is a riddle in it self ;)
You don't really need to write anything in this thread because you name is such an enigma :D

Depends how much you read into it, i think the subtract is self explanatory (add) 81 is my birth year, but i have always liked those 2 numbers! i kind of wish i hadn't been so impulsive when creating that now i have been stuck with a few strange sounding names due to rushing through registration forms and just picking the first thing that comes into my head...

Electra2
11-26-12, 08:19 PM
Depends how much you read into it, i think the subtract is self explanatory (add) 81 is my birth year, but i have always liked those 2 numbers, i kind of wish i hadn't been so impulsive when creating that now i have been stuck with a few strange sounding names due to rushing through registration forms and just picking the first thing that comes into my head...

No,its a cool name,only now its not mystical anymore but that's awesome,btw,
one less mystery to solve.;)

Abi
11-26-12, 08:27 PM
I see it as a carbon bond being detached from a hydroxyl group but there is no C - OH dissociation energy listed?

Abi
11-26-12, 08:30 PM
Oops Oxygen makes two bonds one with H and one with O so the answer is 360 Joules

Abi
11-27-12, 12:07 AM
Oops 360 + 464 [removal of the hydroxyl group from the methanol + removal of hydrogen from the acetic acid]

= 824 KJoules

mirandatoritess
01-04-13, 02:09 PM
Oops 360 + 464 [removal of the hydroxyl group from the methanol + removal of hydrogen from the acetic acid]

= 824 KJoules

right

Fuzzy12
01-04-13, 02:16 PM
Depends how much you read into it, i think the subtract is self explanatory (add) 81 is my birth year, but i have always liked those 2 numbers! i kind of wish i hadn't been so impulsive when creating that now i have been stuck with a few strange sounding names due to rushing through registration forms and just picking the first thing that comes into my head...

Ohh...it never struck me that subtract is the opposite of add :rolleyes:

That's really cool!! :D

eats_mice
03-16-13, 06:07 PM
Riddle me this Batman...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVW6SH2bjYQ