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Fri Jun 17, 2016, 11:59 AM

 

Can you solve these five riddles?

The five riddles (that aren't as easy as they seem) that are baffling the web. So how many can YOU get right?
Internet-users have been left baffled by these mind-boggling riddles
The five conundrums are seriously tough to solve
How quickly are you able to work out the answer without peeking?


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Reply Can you solve these five riddles? (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Jun 2016 OP
cyberswede Jun 2016 #1
dixiegrrrrl Jun 2016 #12
pinboy3niner Jun 2016 #13
dixiegrrrrl Jun 2016 #14
cyberswede Jun 2016 #17
PoliticAverse Jun 2016 #2
rogerashton Jun 2016 #5
PoliticAverse Jun 2016 #6
rogerashton Jun 2016 #7
djean111 Jun 2016 #3
Brother Buzz Jun 2016 #4
dixiegrrrrl Jun 2016 #18
GeorgeGist Jun 2016 #8
MH1 Jun 2016 #9
pinboy3niner Jun 2016 #10
avebury Jun 2016 #11
dixiegrrrrl Jun 2016 #15
cyberswede Jun 2016 #16
avebury Jun 2016 #22
dixiegrrrrl Jun 2016 #23
yardwork Jun 2016 #19
Liberal_in_LA Jun 2016 #20
yardwork Jun 2016 #21

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 12:02 PM

1. guesses...

1. Australia
2. window
3. the third
4. Mt Rushmore
5. your left hand

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Response to cyberswede (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 06:10 PM

12. why is the third the safest??????

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 06:13 PM

13. Because they'd be dead lions

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 06:37 PM

14. Arrrgghhh

reading comprehension fail.

The fact I was distracted is no excuse.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 07:03 PM

17. I had to read it a couple times

It's funny what you gloss over when reading quickly.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 12:02 PM

2. I would argue that their answer to #1 is incorrect semantically. n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 12:38 PM

5. Nah.

Before it was discovered, Australia was not known to be the biggest island. But there is a semantic difference between what we know to be and what is.

If the question had been "what was the biggest known island before Australia was discovered," then Australia could not have been the answer. Greenland? Maybe not: was Greenland then known to be an island -- rather than, say, an archipelago?

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Response to rogerashton (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 12:40 PM

6. My issue is that Australia is considered to be a continent and not an island.

So the largest island before Australia was discovered is the same one after Australia was discovered
because Australia isn't an island.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 01:17 PM

7. OK, but

it is commonly known as the "island continent." Picky, picky.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 12:05 PM

3. Hah! Got the first three immediately.

 

The fourth is a bit obscure, and I really overthought the fifth one.

Thanks!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 12:06 PM

4. I missed the rock group

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 07:08 PM

18. I got 3 people mad at me for sending that question to them

cause they missed it too!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 01:50 PM

8. Missed the first.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 02:11 PM

9. Seriously?

Got them all, right away.

Maybe cuz I'm an old fart and have seen lots of dumb riddles of this sort in my life.

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Response to MH1 (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 03:01 PM

10. And "your left elbow" is a better answer for the last one. :)

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 05:13 PM

11. I didn't find them difficult at all. nt

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Response to avebury (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 06:42 PM

15. "Internet-users have been left baffled by these mind-boggling riddles "

Remember what George Carlin said about stupid people...

"think about how stupid the average person is, then realize half of them are stupider than that"

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #15)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 07:02 PM

16. LOL

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #15)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 07:53 PM

22. It is really sad that we live in a time when the

thought of being educated is looked down upon and ignorence is lauded.

I have downloaded a few of George Carlin's routines and he is just as relevant today as he was when he was alive. I would lave loved to have seen him perform.

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Response to avebury (Reply #22)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 09:16 PM

23. Centuries ago, when I was a much younger lass, I saw him on the Johnny Carson show

when Carlin was long haired, and billed himself as the Hippy Dippy weatherman.
As such, he said.."tonight's forecast...it is gonna be...dark"
The audience howled, carson was laughing, and I fell in love wth his brain instantly.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 07:21 PM

19. My guesses:

1. Australia was still the biggest island even if undiscovered by Europeans.

2. Glass

3. Lions that haven't eaten in years are dead.

4. ???

5. Your left hand.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #19)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 07:22 PM

20. Most are having problems with #4

 

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #20)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 07:24 PM

21. I knew there was a trick but didn't think of Rushmore.

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