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    Default Are you as smart as you think you are?

    I did a search and did not find this anywhere. If it was, then I guess that I am not as smart as I think I am. On the other hand, I'm still not as smart as I think I am. I know what some of you think already.

    1. A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms.

    The first is full of raging fires,
    the second is full of assassins with loaded guns,
    and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years.

    Which room is safest for him?

    2. A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?

    3. There are two plastic jugs filled with water. How could you put all of this water into a barrel, without using the jugs or any dividers, and still tell which water came from which jug?

    4. What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?

    5. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?

    6. This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out.

    If you know the answers because you have seen this before, please don't post them. Let's have some fun with it. There should be quite the range of answers. They got me when I read them.
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    Default Re: Are you as smart as you think you are?

    Originally posted by backdraft663
    1. A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms.

    The first is full of raging fires,
    the second is full of assassins with loaded guns,
    and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years.

    Which room is safest for him?
    The room with the lions. They've been dead for three years.


    2. A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?
    Jerry Springer?
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    1. A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms.
    The lions as they would be ded from not eating for 3 years.

    5. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?
    Yesterday, today, tomorrow.

    2. A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?
    She shot a photo of him, developed it and hung it up to dry.

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    1. A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms.

    The first is full of raging fires,
    the second is full of assassins with loaded guns,
    and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years.

    Which room is safest for him?

    As they said, the lions would be dead.

    2. A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?

    Some sort of card game?

    3. There are two plastic jugs filled with water. How could you put all of this water into a barrel, without using the jugs or any dividers, and still tell which water came from which jug?

    set the jugs in the barrel

    4. What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?

    no clue

    5. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?

    christmas eve, christmas day, boxing day

    6. This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out.

    no clue

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    6. This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out.
    Doesn't have the vowel "E" in it at all.

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    set the jugs in the barrel
    Thats what I thought, but it says you cant use the jugs.
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    4. What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?
    Charcoal?
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    1. A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms.

    The first is full of raging fires,
    the second is full of assassins with loaded guns,
    and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years.

    Which room is safest for him?

    Lions are dead.

    2. A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?

    She takes his picture, develops it, and hangs it up.

    3. There are two plastic jugs filled with water. How could you put all of this water into a barrel, without using the jugs or any dividers, and still tell which water came from which jug?

    Freeze the water in the jugs and place the ice in the barrel.

    4. What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?

    Charcoal

    5. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?

    Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

    6. This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out.

    No letter Es in the paragraph.
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    Originally posted by Dave1983


    Thats what I thought, but it says you cant use the jugs.
    huh, I missed that part!

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    Damn, I'm Smarter than the rest of ya. I've been sitting here, enjoying my dish of Cherry Vanilla, while Y'all been beating your brains out over this puzzle. I got the answers, without the hassle of thinking........
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    I know I've seen this before, but I can't remember the water one....
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    yeah the answer to the jugs one is freeze them

    All of the others look correct
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    Default Re: Gotcha All Beat................

    Originally posted by hwoods
    Damn, I'm Smarter than the rest of ya. I've been sitting here, enjoying my dish of Cherry Vanilla, while Y'all been beating your brains out over this puzzle. I got the answers, without the hassle of thinking........
    That's why your a Chief.
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    Default Re: Are you as smart as you think you are?

    Originally posted by backdraft663
    I did a search and did not find this anywhere. If it was, then I guess that I am not as smart as I think I am. On the other hand, I'm still not as smart as I think I am. I know what some of you think already.

    1. A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms.

    The first is full of raging fires,
    the second is full of assassins with loaded guns,
    and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years.

    Which room is safest for him?

    Den of lions

    2. A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?
    [/B][/QUOTE]she is a photographer
    3. There are two plastic jugs filled with water. How could you put all of this water into a barrel, without using the jugs or any dividers, and still tell which water came from which jug?
    [/B][/QUOTE]freeze one/both jugs
    4. What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?
    [/B][/QUOTE]Briquets
    5. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?
    [/B][/QUOTE]Yesterday,Today, Tomorrow
    6. This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out
    [/B][/QUOTE]The word "THE"?
    If you know the answers because you have seen this before, please don't post them. Let's have some fun with it. There should be quite the range of answers. They got me when I read them.
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