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thaboss
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So, there was a thread on here a while back dedicated to riddles. Thaboss hasn't seen any new thread recently, so he's decided to start his own. Feel free to post and respond to any riddles.

Here's a classic one.

Bob hates his job. One day, while Bob is working on the 34th floor of an office building, he decides he's fed up with it. He rips open a window, and jumps through it. Although Bob is on the 34th floor, and there was nothing to stop, slow down, or cushion his fall, when he landed, he was perfectly fine. How?

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leo99rules
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There was possibly a balcony on the 33rd/34th floor that stopped him.

MattEmAngel
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It's simpler than that. Even simpler than the balcony because there was nothing to "stop his fall." It's a basic play on words. The solution is going to be painfully basic.

I'm guessing his job title was significant. Two good guesses are that he was an architect (working on a drawing of the 34th floor, so he could be on ground level) or a firefighter in a collapsed building (the 34th floor is on ground level).

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did he jump onto a nieghboring building?

thaboss
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He was not close to the ground. Your reasoning of his job title being important is correct.

thaboss
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Sorry for the DP.. There were no balconies, he didn't jump to a different building, and it's a full sized office building with floors with space between them. Again, the job title is important.

MattEmAngel
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Aha! I have it.

The genius of these riddles is the wording. It is written in a way that very obvious loopholes can be formed to explain the solution. In this case, "Bob is working on the 34th floor of an office building." It doesn't say he's actually in the room!

Bob was a window-washer. He jumped off a suspended platform, from the OUTSIDE of the 34th floor, onto the carpet of the office.

MattEmAngel
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I have one for you, then.

A man is found dead by the side of the road. He has a bullet in his head and is surrounded by 53 blood-stained eagles. He wasn't a poacher and had never touched a gun in his life. What did he do?

MattEmAngel
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He made an eagle call and then witnessed (and was a victim of) an animal mass shooting. Such cruelty...


Not even close. No way would that many eagles fly together, or even live together.
thaboss
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MattEmAngel is correct.

Are the eagles all dead?

MattEmAngel
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Are the eagles all dead?


The eagles haven't been damaged at all. They are splattered with the dead man's blood.
thaboss
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Was the man shot, and then the eagles came to eat his remains?

leo99rules
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It's a riddle. If I had asked you what job is Bob you wouldn't have told me. You're not suppose to ask questions.

Also, (Another random guess :/) he's outside an animal shop.

MattEmAngel
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Was the man shot, and then the eagles came to eat his remains?


The eagles arrived at the side of the road the same time the man did. They were with him.

he's outside an animal shop.


No. He's on the side of the road in a ditch by a field, although that's not very relevant.

You're right, though. Stop asking questions. I will provide hints to your guesses.
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He stole them from a circus !

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He was selling toy eagles

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