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#26 2005-06-28 18:54:52

Roraborealis
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Re: Roman Numeral Puzzle ;)

OK! So, there's a man. He's stuck in a room that's one metre thick of concrete in every direction. No doors, windows, just pure concrete. The only things in the room are an axe and a table. How does he get out?

Oh, and this puzzle is like katecaroline's, and the four shops one. The answer is impossible in real life.


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#27 2005-06-28 19:08:54

justlookingforthemoment
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Re: Roman Numeral Puzzle ;)

I think I know this one...but somebody can remove it if I get the answer...

The man gets the axe, cuts the table in half, two halves make a whole, so he jumps through and escapes!

But in my version of the joke, he doesn't have an axe. Instead, firstly he bangs his head on the wall to make it 'sore' and then saws the table in half.

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#28 2005-06-29 01:54:34

katecaroline
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Re: Roman Numeral Puzzle ;)

I know the answer to this one big_smile heh heh, it's the same as justlookingforthemoment's so I wont repeat it. The first time I heard that puzzle my expression was litteraly: -_-

..I dislike fractions.


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#29 2005-06-29 02:21:06

mathsyperson
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Re: Roman Numeral Puzzle ;)

I heard justlookingforthemoment's version, but after he's escaped, he shouts until his voice is hoarse and rides away!


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It wanted to be normal.

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#30 2005-06-29 02:53:09

Roraborealis
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Re: Roman Numeral Puzzle ;)

LOL !!!!!! You're all right.


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#31 2005-06-29 07:58:40

Mr T
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Re: Roman Numeral Puzzle ;)

oh yay d-_-b


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#32 2007-05-28 19:45:36

krollo
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Re: Roman Numeral Puzzle ;)

Easy peasy.
Put an s in front to make SIX
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#33 2007-05-28 21:38:47

JaneFairfax
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Re: Roman Numeral Puzzle ;)

I also got that answer immediately – but (as I joined the Forum only fairly recently) by the time I saw this old thread for the first time, too many replies had already been posted to make showing-off worthwhile for me. tongue

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