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#1 2005-07-13 18:49:13

Roraborealis
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The lorry and the tunnel

A lorry is 10 feet tall. It carries packages to factories. However, one day there is roadworks and the lorry must take a detour through a tunnel.
The tunnel is 10 feet tall inside, so the lorry cannot drive through it. Then suddenly, the driver has an idea, makes a few changes to the lorry, and then passes through the tunnel.

What did the driver do?


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#2 2005-07-13 19:53:50

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Re: The lorry and the tunnel

Hacksawed the whole chassis off, and dragged it behind (of course!)


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#3 2005-07-13 19:57:01

mathsyperson
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Re: The lorry and the tunnel

That's sounds right, but it can't be, Rora said a few changes and that's only 1. smile


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It wanted to be normal.

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#4 2005-07-13 20:01:08

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Re: The lorry and the tunnel

Oooohhh ...

OK, then, he snaps off the aerial too.


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#5 2005-07-13 20:02:59

mathsyperson
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Re: The lorry and the tunnel

Not only does it fit the solution, he also stops having to listen to his supervisor yelling at him! Brilliant!


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It wanted to be normal.

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#6 2005-07-14 15:40:38

tt
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Re: The lorry and the tunnel

He released some air in the tires so the lorry get lower a little but enough to go through the tunnel.

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#7 2005-07-14 19:06:32

Roraborealis
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Re: The lorry and the tunnel

Well done tt! *awards tt the Rora's puzzle champion award*


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