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420racer
08-10-2000, 03:07 AM
Well depending on the bear it could be black, brown, or white. Then again there is a thing called a BLUE BEAR, which has a blueish/ grey tint to it...

Speedfreak
08-10-2000, 03:10 AM
http://smilecwm.tripod.com/cwm/uhoh2.gif

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target
08-10-2000, 03:10 AM
the bear's white; you're at the north pole.

in a small village in the middle of nowhere, three innocent prisoners are sitting in a jail. One day, the cruel jailer takes them out and places them in a line on three chairs, in such a way that man C can see both man A and man B, man B can see only man A, and man A can see none of the other men. the jailer shows them 5 hats, 2 of which are black and 3 of which are white. after this, he blindfolds the men, places one hat on each of their heads, and removes the blindfolds again. the jailer tells his three prisoners that if one of them is able to determine the color of his hat within one minute, all of them are released. otherwise, they will all be shot. none of the prisoners can see his own hat, and all are intelligent. after 59 seconds, man A shouts out the (correct) color of his hat!

the question: what is the color of man A's hat, and how does he know?

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Leon
08-10-2000, 03:28 AM
The odds are overwhelming

CluelessSi
08-10-2000, 03:29 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by target:
the bear's white; you're at the north pole.

in a small village in the middle of nowhere, three innocent prisoners are sitting in a jail. One day, the cruel jailer takes them out and places them in a line on three chairs, in such a way that man C can see both man A and man B, man B can see only man A, and man A can see none of the other men. the jailer shows them 5 hats, 2 of which are black and 3 of which are white. after this, he blindfolds the men, places one hat on each of their heads, and removes the blindfolds again. the jailer tells his three prisoners that if one of them is able to determine the color of his hat within one minute, all of them are released. otherwise, they will all be shot. none of the prisoners can see his own hat, and all are intelligent. after 59 seconds, man A shouts out the (correct) color of his hat!

the question: what is the color of man A's hat, and how does he know?

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hhmmmm... is it a trick question? .... i guessing that the other two shouted out the color of Man A's hat so that Man A knows his color so then all of them freed....

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Speedfreak
08-10-2000, 03:32 AM
ok..ok.. Wanted to ease you into it. http://smilecwm.tripod.com/cwm/crap.gif

Try this:

CUS TOM

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StonedWheat
08-10-2000, 03:32 AM
His hat is white. Since C does not talk, A and B must have either B/W(Black/White) or W/W. Since B does not talk, the only other possiblity is W/W.

CluelessSi
08-10-2000, 03:40 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by StonedWheat:
His hat is white. Since C does not talk, A and B must have either B/W(Black/White) or W/W. Since B does not talk, the only other possiblity is W/W. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ahhhh that is very true
i thought that they all allowed to talk ... now i get it
Very cool =)

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CluelessSi
08-10-2000, 03:46 AM
hmm well i can give u one of my riddles...

There is 10 open bags of gold bars. each bag has over 100 bars. one of the bags is full of fake bars. The fake bars weigh less then the real ones. There is a scale.
Find the least amount of times of wieghing is needed find out which bag is the fake one.

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coleslaw
08-10-2000, 03:48 AM
A truck travels 15 mph for the first half of the distance of a trip. The driver wants to average 30 mph for the whole trip. How fast must he travel for the second half of the trip?

CluelessSi
08-10-2000, 03:53 AM
hmmm... is it possible?

i mean say the trip was 30 miles so avg 30 miles an hour u get to end in 1 hour
so if u take 15mph then to reach half way u need 1 hour thus u can't have avg 30 miles in 1 hour... maybe i have to think a bit more on this problem...

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att
08-10-2000, 03:54 AM
x+15/2=30 right?
so x=45 mph

att
08-10-2000, 03:56 AM
the least amount of times to weigh the bags is one if you get lucky and weigh the fake bag first

att
08-10-2000, 03:59 AM
actually i guess its 2 if we dont know the weight of the real bags-right?

renots
08-10-2000, 05:09 AM
Bypass customs

;0)

Leon
08-10-2000, 05:45 AM
I'll start you guys with an easy one... http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

A mother and father have six sons and each son has one sister. How many people are in that family?

The Rock
08-10-2000, 06:25 AM
Nine people in the family

CluelessSi
08-10-2000, 08:49 AM
come now make them harder =)

Jeffbx
08-10-2000, 09:57 AM
A man and his son were playing outside, when the boy ran into the street after his ball and got hit by a car. An ambulance came and took to boy to the emergency room. A surgeon rushed in to the ER, took one look at the boy, and said, "I can't work on him - that boy is my son!".

Assuming the boy's parents were not divorced, what relation was the surgeon to the boy?

08-10-2000, 10:01 AM
THe kid has 2 daddy's and it is his father. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif

CluelessSi
08-10-2000, 10:02 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jeffbx:
[B]...

Assuming the boy's parents were not divorced, ... [B]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

geee i wonder ....

mom i would guess http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/tongue.gif

08-10-2000, 10:03 AM
His parents were never divorced because they married gay so He has 2 daddy's.

08-10-2000, 10:04 AM
He has 2 daddy's I am telling you. That is the right answer.

Jeffbx
08-10-2000, 10:27 AM
Clueless got it. The surgeon is his mom.

coleslaw
08-10-2000, 10:29 AM
that is one of those gender-stereotyping exercises. most people automatically assume that the surgeon is male, when actually the surgeon is the child's mother.

CluelessSi
08-10-2000, 11:01 AM
yea the divorce thing gave it away
but i have done many of these so even without it is not too hard..

CluelessSi
08-10-2000, 11:02 AM
This is a Classic:

0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 0

using four striaght lines go through all the 0's

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yongoro
08-10-2000, 11:21 AM
The 4 lines are connected. (You can't pick up your pen.)

yongoro
08-10-2000, 11:34 AM
I like the Wacky Wordies.

gone gone
let be
gone gone

yongoro
08-10-2000, 11:36 AM
sorry, it messed up.

how do I put in spaces or tabs?

yongoro
08-10-2000, 11:38 AM
this will work:

let gone gone be gone gone

coleslaw
08-10-2000, 11:39 AM
clueless, i can do that zeroes thing with 3 lines. hehe.

coleslaw
08-10-2000, 11:41 AM
oh, and it's let by-gones be by-gones http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

here's one:

0
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PhD
MBA
BS

CluelessSi
08-10-2000, 11:50 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by coleslaw:
oh, and it's let by-gones be by-gones http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

here's one:

0
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PhD
MBA
BS<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

3 degrees below Zero

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CluelessSi
08-10-2000, 11:51 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by coleslaw:
clueless, i can do that zeroes thing with 3 lines. hehe.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
three lines http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/eek.gif how?

presuming that the circles are points in space with one dimension http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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coleslaw
08-10-2000, 11:56 AM
ooooh, now that changes things a bit... hehe. actually, one of my professors proved to me that points have size and dimesion. he was a whacko. haha.

target
08-10-2000, 12:00 PM
let's see if the spacing works...

|
O-O-O-/
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O O O
|__X
O O O
|/___\

ignore the underscores

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CluelessSi
08-10-2000, 12:11 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by coleslaw:
ooooh, now that changes things a bit... hehe. actually, one of my professors proved to me that points have size and dimesion. he was a whacko. haha.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
haha if that is true then Motion is impossible according to Zeno's paradox =)

yongoro
08-10-2000, 12:47 PM

HIS.TORY

and

doft.or

CluelessSi
08-10-2000, 01:02 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by yongoro:

HIS.TORY

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

period in history

CluelessSi
08-10-2000, 01:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by yongoro:

doft.or<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

hmmm me Clueless on this one http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

yongoro
08-10-2000, 01:47 PM
I bet you'll get it if I type it this way:

DOft.OR

Speedfreak
08-10-2000, 01:51 PM

CUS TOM

is "broken custom"

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Speedfreak
08-10-2000, 01:53 PM
If you have one match and entered a room in which there was a kerosene lamp, and oil burner heater, and a wood stove, which would you light first?

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target
08-10-2000, 02:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by yongoro:
I bet you'll get it if I type it this way:

DOft.OR<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

one foot in the door?

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target
08-10-2000, 02:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Speedfreak:
which would you light first?

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

the match http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/wink.gif

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sillyazn
08-10-2000, 02:54 PM
damn target,u beat me to it.

Speedfreak
08-10-2000, 02:57 PM
heh... yep.

A man builds a house rectangular in shape. Each of the forus sides has a souther exposure. A bear walks by. What color is it?

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CluelessSi
08-10-2000, 04:05 PM
errr assuming no luck involeved and how many times wieghing to be absolutly sure.

CluelessSi
08-10-2000, 04:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by att:
x+15/2=30 right?
so x=45 mph<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
i thought that at first but u not nessaryly going over 2 hours are you...

coleslaw
08-10-2000, 04:11 PM
two measurements are needed. arrange the bags and number them. take 1 bar from the first bag, 2 bars from the second bag, 3 bars from the third bag, etc. you can calculate which bag contains the fake by first finding the average weight of one of the bars on the scale (total weight / (1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10=55), followed by replacing all of the bars and weighing one full basket of your choice. next you would count the number of bars in the basket you just weighed to calculate the average wt. if it is less than the average weight you calculated previously, you know that the basket you just weighed contains the fakes. however, if it is more than the previous average, you can calculate which basket contains the fakes (since you now know the weight of one real bar) by a series of proportional equations. at least this is what i would do http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

coleslaw
08-10-2000, 04:13 PM
clueless, your assumption is right. it is not possible. sorry if i spoiled anyone's reasoning http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/tongue.gif

CluelessSi
08-10-2000, 04:14 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by coleslaw:
two measurements are needed. arrange the bags and number them. take 1 bar from the first bag, 2 bars from the second bag, 3 bars from the third bag, etc. you can calculate which bag contains the fake by first finding the average weight of one of the bars on the scale (total weight / (1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10=55), followed by replacing all of the bars and weighing one full basket of your choice. next you would count the number of bars in the basket you just weighed to calculate the average wt. if it is less than the average weight you calculated previously, you know that the basket you just weighed contains the fakes. however, if it is more than the previous average, you can calculate which basket contains the fakes (since you now know the weight of one real bar) by a series of proportional equations. at least this is what i would do http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That is correct although i think one is needed since u know that the fakes wiegh less u should be able to figure out which one is not correct.

CluelessSi
08-10-2000, 04:15 PM
so what is answer to the 30mph one?

att
08-10-2000, 04:18 PM
there is no answer since we dont know the length of the trip

coleslaw
08-10-2000, 04:19 PM
i think you got me there - i forgot that it was already known that the fakes weigh less. although, how would you be able to calculate which is fake if you don't know the exact weight of either the real bars or the fake bars? i think you may still need two measurements.

CluelessSi
08-10-2000, 04:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by coleslaw:
clueless, your assumption is right. it is not possible. sorry if i spoiled anyone's reasoning http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/tongue.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
cool heehee =)
it would actually make sense if travel 15mph for a certain time and stuff =P

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CluelessSi
08-10-2000, 04:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by coleslaw:
i think you got me there - i forgot that it was already known that the fakes weigh less. although, how would you be able to calculate which is fake if you don't know the exact weight of either the real bars or the fake bars? i think you may still need two measurements. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

yea u might be right i don't remember if the orgianl riddle included the wieght of the bars http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/tongue.gif or at least a porportion

coleslaw
08-10-2000, 04:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by att:
there is no answer since we dont know the length of the trip<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>the length of the trip is not needed here. you would have to travel infinitely fast to be able to average 30 mph. assume a trip of 30 miles. you travel the first half of the trip (15 miles) at 15 mph, so it takes you one hour. in order to average 30 mph, you would have to make the entire trip of 30 miles in one hour, correct? therefore, you would have to travel infinitely fast on the second half of the trip to average 30 mph.

target
08-10-2000, 04:29 PM
nevermind

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coleslaw
08-10-2000, 04:33 PM
yeah, clueless, you would defintely need 2 measurements. if the weight of the real bar was mentioned in the original statement, you could calculate the fake basket with one measurement. cool, glad to be using my brain again! haha http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

coleslaw
08-10-2000, 04:35 PM
maybe there should be a brain-teaser/riddles forum! hehe http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/tongue.gif

target
08-10-2000, 04:46 PM
one more before i leave work:

four men want to cross a bridge. they all begin on the same side. It is night, and they have only one flashlight with them. at most two men can cross the bridge at a time, and any party who crosses, either one or two people, must have the flashlight with them.
the flashlight must be walked back and forth: it cannot be thrown, etc. each man walks at a different speed. a pair must walk together at the speed of the slower man. man 1 needs 1 minute to cross the bridge, man 2 needs 2 minutes, man 3 needs 5 minutes, and man 4 needs 10 minutes. for example, if man 1 and man 3 walk across together, they need 5 minutes.

so, how can all four men cross the bridge in 17 minutes?

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CluelessSi
08-10-2000, 04:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by coleslaw:
maybe there should be a brain-teaser/riddles forum! hehe http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/tongue.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
that would be cool but i think this is a fad that would pass =)

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yongoro
08-10-2000, 04:56 PM
Wow! A Joke/Riddle Forum! What a great idea.
(yea, right)

Anyway here are some more wacky wordies.

1) injury + insult

2) night fly

3) my own heart a person

4) you just me

5) know it ti

6) greennv

coleslaw
08-10-2000, 04:59 PM
1) injury + insult -> add insult to injury

2) night fly -> fly by night

3) my own heart a person -> ?my own heart before a person? ?a person after my own heart?

4) you just me -> just between you and me

5) know it ti -> know it forwards and backwards

6) greennv -> green with envy

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yongoro
08-10-2000, 05:05 PM
SEARCH

AND

coleslaw
08-10-2000, 05:11 PM
ok, for the bridge one (this took me a little while): man 1 and man 2 cross the bridge first (2 minutes). man 1 returns (1 minute). man 3 and man 4 then cross (10 minutes). man 2 returns (2 minutes). man 1 and man 2 finally cross (2 minutes). total of 17 minutes http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

1 2 3 4 ------------ x x x x
x x 3 4 ------------ 1 2 x x
1 x 3 4 ------------ x 2 x x
1 x x x ------------ x 2 3 4
1 2 x x ------------ x x 3 4
x x x x ------------ 1 2 3 4

CluelessSi
08-10-2000, 05:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by target:
one more before i leave work:

four men want to cross a bridge. they all begin on the same side. It is night, and they have only one flashlight with them. at most two men can cross the bridge at a time, and any party who crosses, either one or two people, must have the flashlight with them.
the flashlight must be walked back and forth: it cannot be thrown, etc. each man walks at a different speed. a pair must walk together at the speed of the slower man. man 1 needs 1 minute to cross the bridge, man 2 needs 2 minutes, man 3 needs 5 minutes, and man 4 needs 10 minutes. for example, if man 1 and man 3 walk across together, they need 5 minutes.

so, how can all four men cross the bridge in 17 minutes?

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heehee i saw this as a contest during a math compitition =)

have man 1 goes with man 2 then man one come back
man 3 go with man 4 man 2 come back
then man 1 and 2 go over.

so 2+1+10+2+2=17 =)
easy!

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CluelessSi
08-10-2000, 05:25 PM
Ack u beat me to it =P http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
must refresh nmore often ^_^

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Fuz
08-10-2000, 05:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by yongoro:
SEARCH

AND<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Search high and low

Fuz

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coleslaw
08-10-2000, 05:28 PM
haha, yeah, if this were a math competition, i would have whooped your butt clueless!! i rule!! hehe, just kidding. these things are fun.

CluelessSi
08-10-2000, 05:31 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by coleslaw:
haha, yeah, if this were a math competition, i would have whooped your butt clueless!! i rule!! hehe, just kidding. these things are fun. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

hahaha maybe maybe =)
I hated writing all those Math research papers http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

StonedWheat
08-10-2000, 06:54 PM
I remember a thread like this a few months back. http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/Forum9/HTML/000150.html

CluelessSi
08-10-2000, 07:31 PM
intresting i guss history does repeat =)

Speedfreak
08-13-2000, 04:01 PM
By simply adding one line, make the following into a 6:

IX

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MrGreg
08-13-2000, 07:54 PM
I'll just add a curved line, S

S + IX = SIX

chrissy
08-14-2000, 01:34 AM
This is my fave punnzle

MDOLTEIIOFN

Any guesses??

Olomite
08-14-2000, 02:17 AM
What is the most change you could have with out having correct change for a dollar?

Speedfreak
08-14-2000, 02:33 AM
Olomite, What is that, man?

\$.99, right?

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chrissy
08-14-2000, 09:22 AM
\$1.05
3 quarters, and 3 dimes.

coleslaw
08-14-2000, 09:43 AM
3 quarters, 9 dimes, and 4 pennies = \$1.69?

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kame
08-14-2000, 09:59 AM
Nice...

Great fun..

Olomite
08-14-2000, 12:39 PM
3 Quarters and 9 Dimes won't work because:
2 quarters + 5 dimes = \$1

You can have 3 quarters 4 dimes and 4 pennies for a total of \$1.19 but not have change for a dollar.

coleslaw
08-14-2000, 12:43 PM
haha, you are correct... guess i didn't think hard enough on that one... i was just considering maximum quarters. hehe.

yongoro
08-14-2000, 01:09 PM
Art, Brad, Clint, and Dave swim the backstroke. They also have a bad habit of making false statements about their swimming results. Who finished in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th places?

Art: Clint was 4th.
Dave: I was 1st.

reagancajun
08-14-2000, 01:19 PM
I hate these things!!!! I am so dumb. How do you get yourself to think the right way to figure those things out. I think in words, not numbers and signs. Help http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/frown.gif

reagancajun
08-14-2000, 01:21 PM
I hate these things!!!! I am so dumb. How do you get yourself to think the right way to figure those things out. I think in words, not numbers and signs. Help http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/frown.gif

yongoro
08-14-2000, 01:25 PM
Make a chart.

______1st__2nd__3rd__4th
Art
Clint
Dave

mark out what can't be.
Art said Clint was 4th. (lie)

StonedWheat
08-14-2000, 02:18 PM
Art 4
Clint 3
Dave 2

reagancajun
08-14-2000, 05:34 PM
No, the Dave, Art, Clint thing I can do. Those are easy. I broke the ceiling on that part of the GRE. It's the ciphers and other crap I can't figure out.

StonedWheat
08-14-2000, 05:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by crabbie:
This is my fave punnzle

MDOLTEIIOFN

Any guesses??<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The quick brown fox jumped over the moon http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif

I have no clue

jclark
08-15-2000, 12:53 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by crabbie:
This is my fave punnzle

MDOLTEIIOFN

Any guesses??<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Backfield in motion.