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12:49 pm on Dec 24, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Hello, im bored its christmas eve im at work, and im work again on boxing day, so i thought id post this, although no-one will answer it because yopu have better things to do... like... enjoy christmas.

Two guys are playing chess they both play ten games, and win 10 each, they do not draw, tie or whatever. how is this possible?

Any thoughts.....

4:31 pm on Dec 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Glue is a (thick) liquid!
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OK, because this has a stupid answer ill give you a clue, the liquid is Cream. :)
4:46 pm on Dec 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Does all the struggling turn the cream into butter? Thus allowing the other frog to jump out?
4:53 pm on Dec 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Butter (of course!) - groan. :)

OK ...

A very wealthy man who owns many corporations in Canada, Europe, Australia and the US is skyjacked while enroute to one of his offices.

He is blind folded and given a knock out drug. He wakes up in a room with no windows and the door (also windowless) is locked. The ceiling is painted black, as are the walls. There is a bed, table, chair, sink & toilet in the room ... nothing else. He can hear, see, feel, taste and smell nothing outside the room which is temperature controlled.

Within 5 minutes he knows exactly where he is. How?

(No, he has never seen or been in that room before).

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Got it! .... Again.. You should enter the comp on the radio its £100 for every correct answer. No use to you mind you'll need it in euros wont you? Beureau de change might help though! :) Nice one
4:59 pm on Dec 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I'd prefer Sterling to Euro any day! STG£100 is €153... or a good night out!
5:02 pm on Dec 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Is there someone else in the room with him who tells him?
Has he been there before?
5:03 pm on Dec 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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No, he is totally alone. No radio, tv or telephone.

(No, he has never seen or been in that room before).

[edited by: Liane at 5:05 pm (utc) on Dec. 30, 2002]

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Is he psychic and therefore just knows where he is?
5:06 pm on Dec 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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ahhhhh ... no!
5:07 pm on Dec 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Within 5 minutes he knows exactly where he is.
- You mean he knows he is in a room with no windows and the door (also windowless) is locked. The ceiling is painted black, as are the walls. There is a bed, table, chair, sink & toilet in the room ... nothing else?
5:08 pm on Dec 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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bcc1234, good point! :)
5:10 pm on Dec 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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OK ... within 5 minutes he knows exactly which of the countries, in which he has an office, he is located.

No, none of the furniture is stamped with "Made in Canada" or anything like that. :)

5:11 pm on Dec 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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He's weightless, so he knows he is either in an aeroplane in a steep dive (hard to sustain for 5 minutes) or in space? ;)
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Is there a sign saying " please wash your hands" in a europeans langauge above the sink, thus ruling out Canada, US and Australia.

[edited by: Mike12345 at 5:12 pm (utc) on Dec. 30, 2002]

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Is the selection of possible locations (countries) limited to those in which he has offices?

Jim

5:12 pm on Dec 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Nope. He's definitely on terra firma.
5:13 pm on Dec 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Wasn't there something about the water turning in the other direction in a sink down under? That would make it Australia.
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Is the selection of possible locations (countries) limited to those in which he has offices?

Yes.

5:14 pm on Dec 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Sinner-G wins!

Australia it is! :)

5:14 pm on Dec 30, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Australia then.

Only one in a different hemisphere.

<added>ooh slow typing...:(</added>

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LOL Joat! You got the country right, but failed to mention how he knew where he was!

He flushed the toilet and the water circled down the bowl the opposite way to the northern hemisphere. :)

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I seem to remember that the water starts swirling the other way somewhere in africa- you can literally walk across a line and on one site it swirls one way and on the other side the other way... Sorry to nitpick here. :)
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Ah Liane,

youre like my maths teacher back in my school days...what matters is that i got the answer...not how i worked it out! ;)

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Due to the Coriolis effect, the water in the toilet or sink would rotate clockwise while draining in the southern hemisphere, counter-clockwise in the northern hemisphere. So, in order to know which country he was in, he had to be in Australia.

Sinner_G beat me to it!

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Its anywhere across the equator, i paid ten good shillings to witness this with a bucket and a match from some samburu guy. :) Spectacular... honestly

it was in Kenya

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I guess he doesn't have an office there. :)
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Sinner_G beat me to it!

I would never have known it is called Coriolis though. Only 'Coriolis' something I know are the storms on Dune ;).

BTW, if anyone has another riddle, go for it, I can't remember any.

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My knowledge on this matter comes from a Simpsons episode covering the subject, with hilarity ensuing obviously...

...<sigh> there goes my job as cultural attache to WW....:)

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OK here we go again, an old bicycle wheel has 21 spokes how many spaces does it have between them.?
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