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#1 2005-07-15 05:12:58

Roraborealis
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Test

Read this question, and if you do not come up with an answer in a minute after reading, then you must submit a post saying you did not get the answer.
DO NOT CHEAT, and I cannot emphasize that enough. When I give the answer you will be very, VERY glad you did not cheat.

Question:
A woman, while at the funeral of her own mother, met a man whom she did not know. She thought this guy was incredible. She fell in love with him immediately then, on the spot. She intended to ask for his phone number, but later on she lost him and could not find him again.
A few days later, she killed her sister.
What was the motivation of the killing?

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#2 2005-07-15 05:15:26

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Re: Test

I... don't get it.

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

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#3 2005-07-15 05:22:31

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Good. I will leave it for the others now.

School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But - nobody's perfect, so why practice?

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#4 2005-07-15 06:18:34

im really bored
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so that [ ooohh ... ]

Last edited by MathsIsFun (2005-07-15 11:06:45)

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#5 2005-07-15 06:27:12

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I will state whether you were right or not when more answers come in. Please, everyone else, do not be influenced by im really bored's post, you are meant to think for yourself in this puzzle; it is more of a test.

If somebody could hide im really bored post (doesn't mean that's the right or wrong answer), I would be grateful.

Last edited by Roraborealis (2005-07-15 08:40:26)

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#6 2005-07-15 11:08:28

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Because that man was really her half-brother that her sister knew about but didn't tell her. When she finally got told by her sister she flew into a rage and the rest is history ...

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#7 2005-07-15 12:51:53

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[kindly edited (as Rora told me to)]

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#8 2005-07-15 21:20:18

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Very well done, I think I'll leave it for a few more people before declaring the truth. Kindly edit your posts.

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#9 2005-07-15 23:08:39

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I am unable to guess why she did it!

Last edited by ganesh (2005-07-15 23:10:38)

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#10 2005-07-16 05:05:40

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There is an excellent reason for that......and you'll be very pleased to know it when I tell you.

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#11 2005-07-16 10:54:13

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So she could see the guy again. ¬¬

Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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#12 2005-07-17 02:08:47

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So she could have another funeral to give her the chance of seeing the guy again.

This was an actual test by a famous American psychologist. It was used to see if one had the same mentality as a murderer. Many arrested serial killers and snipers took part in this and almost all got it right. Many average people also took part, and hardly any got it right.

I guess I'm afraid of Zach and I'm really bored, then.

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#13 2005-07-17 08:34:46

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This doesn't prove that I'm that mass-murderer!

Don't check my wardrobe.

Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

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#14 2005-07-17 11:26:59

im really bored
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ha I actually got it right, me having the mentallity of a murderer, thats scary. Got any more questions like that??

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#15 2005-07-17 19:13:57

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No, I'm afraid. But it was fun!

School is practice for the future. Practice makes perfect. But - nobody's perfect, so why practice?

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#16 2005-07-18 16:48:50

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A person was born in 1975 and he died in 1995. He was 25 years of age when he died. How?

(This one's a lateral thinking puzzle )

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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#17 2005-07-18 19:18:32

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He could have sat still while the rest of the universe whooshed off at near the speed of light, but I think that's wrong because it's impossible with current technology and stuff.

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

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#18 2005-07-18 19:39:32

justlookingforthemoment
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He was born on a leap year? No...that wouldn't work...

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#19 2005-07-18 20:17:25

ganesh
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You'd kill me for telling this, but the solution is
that he was born in a hospital in room No.1975
and he died in a hospital in room No.1995.
I never said those were the years, did I?

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

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