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## How can this be?

Posted on: June 26, 2008 1:53 pm

A test...

10  +   4   =   2,   true statement.

Prove it....

AND  another one:

1  +  1  +  1  =  1, true statement.

How can that be?

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Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2008 3:34 pm

## How can this be?

Well done Eagle.  Umm, not sure about being a midget (or the more pc dwarf), but short anyway, and the 7th floor button is her full reach.

Glad you discovered this blog was still active.  lol

Since: May 13, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2008 1:48 pm

## How can this be?

A woman lives on the tenth floor of a building. Every morning she takes the elevator down to the lobby and leaves the building. In the evening, she gets into the elevator, and, if there is someone else in the elevator - or if it was raining that day - she goes back to her floor directly. Otherwise, she goes to the seventh floor and walks up three flights of stairs to her apartment. Can you explain why?

She is a midget and cannot reach the button for the 10th floor without the aid of another device such as a Human to punch the floor number for her or the umbrella to reach the numbers on the panel?

Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: July 4, 2008 11:23 pm

## How can this be?

Turn 2 lights on for a couple of minutes, turn one of them off.  Go to the other room where one bulb is lit, one is off, and one is hot.  Problem solved.

Correct.  Well done.

Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: July 4, 2008 11:16 pm

## How can this be?

Imagine you are in a room with 3 switches.Turn 2 lights on for a couple of minutes, turn one of them off.  Go to the other room where one bulb is lit, one is off, and one is hot.  Problem solved.

Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: July 4, 2008 5:41 pm

## How can this be?

Last one:

A woman lives on the tenth floor of a building. Every morning she takes the elevator down to the lobby and leaves the building. In the evening, she gets into the elevator, and, if there is someone else in the elevator - or if it was raining that day - she goes back to her floor directly. Otherwise, she goes to the seventh floor and walks up three flights of stairs to her apartment. Can you explain why?
(This is probably the best known and most celebrated of all lateral thinking logic puzzles. It is a true classic. Although there are many possible solutions which fit the initial conditions, only the canonical answer is truly satisfying.)

(Hint:  Smorgie should get this one lol)

Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: July 4, 2008 5:34 pm

## How can this be?

Another one:

You are stuck in a room with no windows and no doors.
There is a hole in the floor about a foot deep (ok, half a meter for you non-americans) and just wider than the diameter of a table tennis ball. There is a table tennis ball at the bottom of the hole.
You have a fork, a wrench, and a long, thin plastic wire.
How do you get the ball out of the hole?

Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: July 4, 2008 5:30 pm

## How can this be?

Here's one:

Imagine you are in a room with 3 switches. In an adjacent room there are 3 bulbs (let's say in lamps which are on a regular table), each switch belongs to one bulb. All are off at the moment. It is impossible to see from one room to another. No help from anybody else is allowed.
How can you find out which switch belongs to which bulb, if you may enter the room with the bulbs only once?

Since: May 13, 2008
Posted on: July 3, 2008 7:13 pm

## How can this be?

House numbers.  Each digit is \$2.Correct

Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: July 3, 2008 7:07 pm

## How can this be?

House numbers.  Each digit is \$2.

Since: May 13, 2008
Posted on: July 3, 2008 5:35 pm

## How can this be?

All right here is one for you all:

A person building a house forgets an important part of his project. He then calls a hardware store to order the missing item. He finds that 1 will cost him\$2, and 2 will cost him \$2, but 12 will cost him \$4 and 144 will cost him \$6. What was the item he needed to buy?

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