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#1 2005-04-06 10:58:49

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Crossing the Ravine

A circus woman has two bars of gold, one in each hand. She is being chased by thugs who want to steal the gold from her. They are right behind her.

She reaches a wide ravine. A plank lies across the ravine. There is also a sign nearby which reads: 'DANGER. PLANK ONLY SUPPORTS TEN STONE.'

The thugs each weigh twelve stone; they can't cross. The woman weighs nine stone so she can cross but the bars of gold each weigh a stone each.

The woman gets across with the gold. But how does she do it?

(This puzzle submitted by Roraborealis)


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

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#2 2005-04-11 00:15:15

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Re: Crossing the Ravine

The "CIRCUS" woman juggles the bars of gold, so that only one bar of gold is in her hands at one time, thus, vis-e-vis, quantum physics, tardis, she does not break the 10 stone weight limit. Thank You, thank you very much. JELLY BABIES!!!!


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#3 2005-04-11 03:03:17

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Very much correct. Well done!


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

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#4 2005-04-11 21:07:49

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Thank you. JELLY BABY!?!?!


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#5 2005-04-12 07:16:00

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Why not find an avatar of a JB?


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

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#6 2005-04-12 08:52:10

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y have an "avatar" of a flutterby. Y


I come back stronger than a powered-up Pac-Man big_smile
I bought a large popcorn @ the cinema the other day, it was pretty big...some might even say it was "large
cool Fatboy Slim is a Legend cool

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#7 2005-04-13 03:22:10

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Because I am one.


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

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#8 2005-04-13 03:24:06

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then how is the typing done foo'


I come back stronger than a powered-up Pac-Man big_smile
I bought a large popcorn @ the cinema the other day, it was pretty big...some might even say it was "large
cool Fatboy Slim is a Legend cool

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#9 2005-04-13 03:38:07

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I sit on a plastic board with lots of symbols on it, and fly onto the symbols, spelling out what I want to say. The people looking after me type for me.


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

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#10 2005-04-13 03:42:41

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..........OK. your crazy. i have to be over there now *legs it*

Last edited by WTF (2005-04-13 03:43:06)


I come back stronger than a powered-up Pac-Man big_smile
I bought a large popcorn @ the cinema the other day, it was pretty big...some might even say it was "large
cool Fatboy Slim is a Legend cool

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#11 2005-04-13 20:25:28

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I will try to find an avatar of a Jelly Baby. Wish me luck


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#12 2005-04-13 22:34:17

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Is that a Jelly Baby?


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#13 2005-04-13 22:59:33

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Yes. It's head is in the process of being squashed.


Friends are angels who lift our feet when our own wings have trouble remembering how to fly

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#14 2005-04-14 00:29:20

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Evil. Evil!!

I just had someone try to plait my hair.


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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#15 2005-04-14 00:30:49

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It was interesting to watch. They gave up.


Friends are angels who lift our feet when our own wings have trouble remembering how to fly

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#16 2005-04-14 03:06:09

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trying is the first step toward failure


I come back stronger than a powered-up Pac-Man big_smile
I bought a large popcorn @ the cinema the other day, it was pretty big...some might even say it was "large
cool Fatboy Slim is a Legend cool

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#17 2005-04-14 07:47:20

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Re: Crossing the Ravine

so true.  The lesson here is: Never Try cool


HAPPY HAPPY, JOY JOY  big_smile
cool Fatboy Slim is the band of the 90s, thats if you want to call it a band because its really a one man name cool

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#18 2005-04-20 23:00:32

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or the lesson here is try but fail then burn it
if you dont like it you can find something to try then kill it or burn it or just eat it or even give it 2 a cow* my mom*


the allmighty spatula * want a tip* dont eat yellow snow: the meaning of life is a number and that number is 1

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#19 2005-05-04 07:46:58

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ok............... im scared now


HAPPY HAPPY, JOY JOY  big_smile
cool Fatboy Slim is the band of the 90s, thats if you want to call it a band because its really a one man name cool

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#20 2005-05-10 09:37:22

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Re: Crossing the Ravine

ok i had sum links to the feathers thingy here but now they're gone. need 2 know info


I come back stronger than a powered-up Pac-Man big_smile
I bought a large popcorn @ the cinema the other day, it was pretty big...some might even say it was "large
cool Fatboy Slim is a Legend cool

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#21 2005-06-20 03:33:36

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Re: Crossing the Ravine

why does no one talk to orange plz talk by the way it is absolutely well hot and heres me inside boiling

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#22 2005-06-20 05:08:13

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Re: Crossing the Ravine

Yes, and there was a thunderstorm yesterday, and it also hailed with it, bringing hailstones as big as ten pence coins. The telly wouldn't work also because of the satellite signal blockage.

What a day! And to think I was sitting outside in my grandma's garden (fathers day visits) making daisy chains in the beautiful weather and then it started to rain!


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

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#23 2005-06-20 09:49:53

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Re: Crossing the Ravine

Hi orange - people DO talk to you, but it can take hours or longer because this isn't chat - it is a message board. What you write is permanent and people can respond hours, days or even weeks later! Just look at the time above the name in every message.

See ya.


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

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#24 2005-06-22 08:42:08

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Roraborealis wrote:

And to think I was sitting outside in my grandma's garden (fathers day visits) making daisy chains in the beautiful weather and then it started to rain!

don't you normally visit fathers on fathers day?


I come back stronger than a powered-up Pac-Man big_smile
I bought a large popcorn @ the cinema the other day, it was pretty big...some might even say it was "large
cool Fatboy Slim is a Legend cool

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