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Posted Feb 5, '13 at 7:50pm

greenpeople2007

greenpeople2007

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I'm a girl, and the answer to the first one (i think) is the boat was too heavy to float. The second I can't remember, but I have seen it before.

 

Posted Feb 5, '13 at 7:51pm

MattEmAngel

MattEmAngel

7,517 posts

"Three gods A, B, and C are called, in some order, 'True',
'False', and 'Random'. True always speaks truly, False always speaks
falsely, but whether Random speaks truly or falsely is a completely random
matter. Your task is to determine the identities of A, B, and C by asking
three yes-no questions; each question must be put to exactly one god. The
gods understand English, but will answer all questions in their own language, in which the words for 'yes' and 'no' are 'da' and 'ja', in some order.
You do not know which word means which."


Okay...I have a bad feeling about this. And a lot of questions, probably.

Okay, here are the options, I think.

gods:
A: (True) (False) (Random)
B: (True) (False) (Random)
C: (True) (False) (Random)

Questions:
A: ?
B: ?
C: ?

Answers:
A: (ja) (da)
B: (ja) (da)
C: (ja) (da)

ja: (yes) (no)
da: (yes) (no)

Am I right so far?
 

Posted Feb 5, '13 at 7:54pm

MattEmAngel

MattEmAngel

7,517 posts

I'm a girl


Hello, Girl. Do you have a name we can call you besides greenpeople2007?

the answer to the first one (i think) is the boat was too heavy to float


He doesn't say what kind of boat it is. Plenty of fishing boats can hold that many supplies. If it's a rowboat, then yeah, that would make sense.

The second I can't remember, but I have seen it before.


It's not really a riddle anyway.
 

Posted Feb 5, '13 at 7:59pm

greenpeople2007

greenpeople2007

400 posts

I go by many names, Greener, Moony, JC, Mags. Any of those work. As for the first riddle I have no ****ing clue, I'm not a riddles person, but I swear to Glob I've seen the second.

 

Posted Feb 5, '13 at 9:43pm

MattEmAngel

MattEmAngel

7,517 posts

If you aren't a riddles person, why are you posting in a riddles thread? Just wondering.

 

Posted Feb 5, '13 at 11:46pm

leo99rules

leo99rules

2,841 posts

It happened so fast.. My father died during the attack 4 days ago and since that day, i have been sad for the entire week. since the start...
My Brothers John and Joe said they are going fishing, while Boris was resting in his room... The cook was cooking the dinner, the gardener was picking up vegetables from the garden, the maid was getting the mail, the main guard was complaining about his salary...


You left the part out of it being sunday. That's pretty much the key element here.

The Captain's Dilemma (Easy)

On a ship a captain is in charge of transporting 100 million dollars worth of diamond to a nearby port. The owners of the diamonds were scared that the real diamonds were going to be stolen and convinced the captain to bring a second batch of plastic diamonds (Expertly made) on the ship. The owner decided to make a big show of giving away the diamonds on a further away port and then send the real ones to the nearby port. The owner was very arrogant and while on the ship he challenged every single person he met to guess which diamond was real and which one was not. Unfortunately it just so happened that a legitimate diamond investigator was on the ship. When the owner asked the person to guess he replied back with a small nod of the head (As to not show to much enthusiasm). When the owner and the man went to the chests they opened them up and took one out of each. The man just took his special glass out to take a look at the diamonds when a huge wave came past and sent all the chests (And the diamonds within) sprawled on the floor. Suddenly the owner grew very angry and he asked for the captain to sort out this mess or he was sure to get fired. The owner was a very rich man and was capable of this. As the captain was going crazy on how to distribute his men a young boy gave him an idea.

Only 30 minutes later the diamonds were sorted out and placed in appropriate chests. What did the boy say?
 

Posted Feb 6, '13 at 1:10am

MattEmAngel

MattEmAngel

7,517 posts

He would have to find a way to determine which were real and which were plastic. Since they were almost identical (the owner wouldn't brag if it wasn't true), they couldn't have done it by sight because it would have taken a very long time.

Therefore, they found a way to test the two diamonds outside of that. Diamonds are 1. much stronger than plastic and 2. more transparent than plastic.

1. The boy asked for a sheet of glass or a windowpane. A diamond is one of the most ridiculously strong materials on the planet. The diamonds would have easily scratched a line in the glass, while the plastic imitations wouldn't.

2. The boy asked for a flashlight or lamp. They held each diamond up to the light. If it refracted and shone through in rainbows, it was a diamond. It the light was unclear or unfocused (since plastic isn't even close to diamond as far as optics go), it was plastic.

 

Posted Feb 6, '13 at 3:02am

leo99rules

leo99rules

2,841 posts

Would you be able to check each one individually within 30 minutes? Let's assume the pieces are fairly small. He would have to put all his men on the job.

 

Posted Feb 6, '13 at 6:09am

vungi

vungi

258 posts

it's easy they threw water on the floor and plastic floats on water and diamond sinks not easy.

 

Posted Feb 6, '13 at 7:56am

Doombreed

Doombreed

3,688 posts

2: You are in front of a gate of a closed city. You can enter, only if you know the password.

In front of the gates is a child. The guard says 5. The child thinks and says 4. The guard opens the gates and the child enters.

In front of the gates is a woman. The guard says 8.The woman thinks and says 5. The guard opens the gates and the woman enters.

In front of the gates is a man. The guard says 6. The man thinks and says 3. The guard opens the gates and the man enters.

Now it's your turn. The guard says 7. What is your answer? And why.


Your answer is 5. Seven (7) Has only five (5) letters as a word.

I don't know about Leo's riddle but maybe we should stop and solve those already posted.
 
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