Discussion in 'General' started by MikeTitan, 20 Jan 2004.
You mean you acquire televisual media by unsavoury means? bad boy! *spank* *spank*
Not really, I'm one of the few students who actually has a tv license. Since BBC had rights to 24 i'm just kinda watching my proggies in advance
//actually, thats a dodgy one... i think sky has the rights to season 3. Oh well, ho-hum *whistles and walks away quickly*
ok heres' a good one
there are 3 guys that want to buy a calculator and have it in common use. The calculator costs £30, so each one gives £10. The shop owner were they bought it from just remembered that he had a £5 discount for the specific model, so he sends Mike to return the £5 to the three guys. Mike is a clever guy and he says to himself "the 3 guys don't know that the calculator cost was £25, so y not keep the £2 and give each of the guys £1". That's what he does, he goes and gives £1 pound to each one and keeps £2. In the end, how much did each one of the guys pay for the calculator ? £9 right ? ok let's see
9x3=27+2(the money Mike stole)=29 ...£1 is missing any clues ?
that's an easy one, but only if you're awake. I'll let other ppl think about that a bit...
£27 is what the guys coughed up, ie (£10 - £1)*3
mike stole £2 from that, and spent £25 on the calculator
the incorrect £30 price tag is irrelevant. You deduct the £2 from the £27 to get the actual price of the calculator.
Jazzle got it. Mother was traveling west from US to Asia. 1st twin was born at 11:30 PM 2-28. Within in an hour the boat crossed the International Date line, and at 12:30AM 3-1, the 2nd twin is born. They were born both 2 days apart and only one hour apart.
he started at the north pole
Yeah, or he starts at the south pole Slightly simpler solution
How can you fly 100 miles north from the north pole? From the north pole you can only go south!
Why do you need the international date line for that? If one is born at 11.30pm on 28 Feb (not a leap year so next day is 1 Mar) and the other at 12.30am on 1 Mar, then on leap years they celebrate their birthdays two days apart.
If, on the other hand, the answer does not involve leap years, then you could have one twin born on the east side of the dateline at 11.30pm on, say, 1 June, and the other born one hour later on the west side of the dateline at 12.30am on 3 June.
Or, if one was born at 11.30pm east of the dateline on 28 Feb not in a leapyear, and the other at 12.30am west of the dateline on 2 Mar, then in leap years their birthdays would be three days apart!
OK smarty pants,
Assume the Earth's surface is not curved within 100 miles of the south pole (reasonable assumption, as the Earth's radius is approx 13000 km).
So circular path 100 mi from the pole has circumference 2*pi*100 = approx 600mi.
Therefore you couldnt go 100 mi north, 100 mi east and 100 mi south and end up...
b******s!!!!!! Who said you had to go all the way round? you would make a pie slice, and still get back to the pole.
Bah. I've just been pwned by a riddle. gonna go sulk
In fairness, I liked your solution a lot as well - go to 100 miles south of where the circumference is 100 miles, then you circumnavigate and head south to where you started. Genius! I wonder how many people come up with that - not many I'll wager!
One must wonder what the chances of someone having twins in an airplane crossing the international date line is.
they could be in a boat
she could walk (stagger) to the other side of the room (if the room straddled timezones)
err, have you looked at where the date line is recently? (not that it's moving) you'd either be swimming or fighting penguins i reckon...
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Jamie fox has a small one.
Bil Clinton uses his alot.
Madonna dosent have one.
What is it?
why, could it be a last name?
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