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    Exciting puzzles !!!

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    i found this thread to be a great one ...

    lets keep sharing all the puzzles...

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    Q. The music stopped and she died. (Explain).

    A. The woman was a blind tight rope walker, who did not know the beginning and end of the rope. In order for her to know the starting and ending location the circus hired a classical music conductor. When the act was going to the end the conductor stopped playing the music so she would know when to stop. This time the conductor he erred and stopped to soon, consequently and humorously she she fell and died.
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    Isn't that rather like "What do I have in my pocket?" I mean, how are we to know what her profession is or that she's blind? Another puzzle with a similar problem:

    A man lives at the top of a tall apartment building. Every morning he takes the elevator downstairs 80 floors, but when he comes home he only takes the elevator up to the 40th floor, then must use the stairs for the remaining 40 floors. The only exception is on rainy days; on these days he can ride the elevator all the way up. Why is this?

    The answer is that the man is a midget. (Or "little person" or whatever the PC phrase is now-a-days.) He can't reach up to the button for the 80th floor. However on rainy days he has his umbrella, which he can use to hit the 80th floor button.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by topsquark View Post
    Isn't that rather like "What do I have in my pocket?" I mean, how are we to know what her profession is or that she's blind? Another puzzle with a similar problem:

    A man lives at the top of a tall apartment building. Every morning he takes the elevator downstairs 80 floors, but when he comes home he only takes the elevator up to the 40th floor, then must use the stairs for the remaining 40 floors. The only exception is on rainy days; on these days he can ride the elevator all the way up. Why is this?

    The answer is that the man is a midget. (Or "little person" or whatever the PC phrase is now-a-days.) He can't reach up to the button for the 80th floor. However on rainy days he has his umbrella, which he can use to hit the 80th floor button.)

    -Dan
    I knew that one when I was young.
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    Quote Originally Posted by topsquark View Post
    Isn't that rather like "What do I have in my pocket?" I mean, how are we to know what her profession is or that she's blind? Another puzzle with a similar problem:

    A man lives at the top of a tall apartment building. Every morning he takes the elevator downstairs 80 floors, but when he comes home he only takes the elevator up to the 40th floor, then must use the stairs for the remaining 40 floors. The only exception is on rainy days; on these days he can ride the elevator all the way up. Why is this?

    The answer is that the man is a midget. (Or "little person" or whatever the PC phrase is now-a-days.) He can't reach up to the button for the 80th floor. However on rainy days he has his umbrella, which he can use to hit the 80th floor button.)

    -Dan
    I like that one
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