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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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xerox
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One man was training his Eagle. When he called him 52 eagles came. The man was suprised. Suddenly a 53th Eagle comes caring a gun. He dropped the gun, and the gun shot the trainer. All the eagles stayed near him, because they trough he is their trainer.

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53th Eagle comes caring a gun. He dropped the gun, and the gun shot the trainer.


1) The heck is an Eagle doing with a gun?

2) Why is an Eagle holding that old of a gun that would fire after being dropped?
xerox
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He was an weapon seller?

thaboss
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53 eagles... Maybe Philadelphia eagles.. Maybe.

thaboss
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Did you draw that??

Anyway, thaboss is beginning to wonder if these eagles are real eagles. But if they aren't birds, and they're not a sports team, and they're not guns, what could they be? What other type of eagle is there? And... if they are real eagles, how are they ALL bloodstained? The guy's blood can't have splattered that far. But they're not toy eagles. Dang, this is hard.

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Thaboss is becoming more and more certain that they aren't real eagles! And why are the numbers 53 ad 52 so important? What is it that makes having 53 eagles bad but 52 eagles good?

!!!!!

There's 52 cards in a deck of playing cards! He was playing cards with someone and he had an extra card for cheating and was shot because of it! Is eagle a brand of cards?

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52 stars on the american flag.

Crazy patriotic US guy with a gun.

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For many people the simple anwser is 50 but the truth of the matter is that there 52 stars on the flag that flies over Washington D.C. Congress added the 51 and 52 stars in the 90's for Peurto Rico and Guam. The U.S. flag only had 48 stars on it until 1959. The flag makers today are the same flag makers from long ago and find it too costly to change there patterns to 52 stars. Also alot of cheap companies out source their flag making to China and South America.


Also, uh...totally meant cards. I was just joking around...of course...hehe *runs off*
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100 prisoners are cryogenically frozen in solitary cells in a prison. Each day, one prisoner is randomly selected to be woken up, and taken to a room with a light bulb, and a switch. The prisoner can turn the light bulb on or off with the switch, or do nothing. Also, if the prisoner thinks that all other prisoners have been in the room before him, he can say so, and all the prisoners will be freed. However, if he's wrong, everyone is killed. So he can't guess. Before the prisoners are put in the cells they devise a system to know when everyone has gone. What is it? They can't write on the walls, and remember, they're cryogenically frozen so they don't know how many days have past. Also, the choosing of prisoners is completely random so one prisoner could theoretically go into the room 20 times in a row. This logic, and thaboss will give hints because it's very hard.

vungi
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can't wait for another one

leo99rules
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This riddle originally used bicycles and was called "53 Bicycles." I found it far too obvious, since "bicycle" is a more popular brand of cards and find 53 bicycles would be too rediculous to start with. I have an Eagle deck, so I changed it to eagles to make it a little harder to figure out. Looks like it worked.


"HE WORKS AT A BICYCLE SHOP! No... HE GOT RAN OVER BY A BICYCLE!"

Well that's me anyway.

100 prisoners are cryogenically frozen in solitary cells in a prison. Each day, one prisoner is randomly selected to be woken up, and taken to a room with a light bulb, and a switch. The prisoner can turn the light bulb on or off with the switch, or do nothing. Also, if the prisoner thinks that all other prisoners have been in the room before him, he can say so, and all the prisoners will be freed. However, if he's wrong, everyone is killed. So he can't guess. Before the prisoners are put in the cells they devise a system to know when everyone has gone. What is it? They can't write on the walls, and remember, they're cryogenically frozen so they don't know how many days have past. Also, the choosing of prisoners is completely random so one prisoner could theoretically go into the room 20 times in a row. This logic, and thaboss will give hints because it's very hard.


He feels the light bulb. If it is warm then he'll know another person has turned on the light.
vungi
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but how he know that all prisoners have been in taht room?

thaboss
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He feels the light bulb. If it is warm then he'll know another person has turned on the light.


The prisoner needs to know that all the other prisoners have been in the room. And he could come in to the room and see the light bulb on. Perhaps thaboss explained it wrong. When a prisoner goes into the room he can turn the light bulb on, or leave it off. If the light bulb is already on (if another prisoner has been in the room and decided to turn it on), then he can turn it off, or do nothing. And the light bulb starts in the beginning as off.
thaboss
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MattEmAngel's logic is near perfect.

vungi
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well here is mine kinda like Matt ones

One prisoner goes in room and trun light on then ohter one come and trun it off
but if same prisoner goes into room again and he sees the light is on/off like he left it.

well if it's not right then i gonna wait for some clues

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