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Offline Jack Lupino

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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #30 on: December 10, 2007, 01:54:12 am »
easy one, because im not too good at these things.

six eggs in a basket.
six people each take one egg.
theres one egg left in the basket. how?


5 people each take an egg from the basket, and the sixth person, being drunk and violent, steals person three's egg.
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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #31 on: December 10, 2007, 02:17:54 am »
could a person take an egg then put it back into the basket? maybe the first person didn't want it and returned it :P

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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #32 on: December 10, 2007, 02:21:35 am »
I think the standard answer on this is that the last person thinks "Meh, no one wants the basket? I'll take it then, too..."
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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #33 on: December 10, 2007, 02:23:05 am »
I think the standard answer on this is that the last person thinks "Meh, no one wants the basket? I'll take it then, too..."

bingo. the last person takes the basket with the last egg in it.
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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2007, 09:31:42 am »
This, of course, is a misunderstanding of the rules. It's not meant for coming with standard lateral thinking puzzles and letting people find the standard answer, it's for having people come up with completely different answers to these riddles, or completely new seemingly impossible or strange situations.

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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2007, 12:33:10 pm »
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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #36 on: December 10, 2007, 12:54:19 pm »
I was going to go with "nobody took their eggs from the basket in the first place, and the only reason only one is left is because it ate the others".
Just close your eyes and keep your mind wide open.

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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #37 on: December 10, 2007, 03:55:07 pm »
This, of course, is a misunderstanding of the rules. It's not meant for coming with standard lateral thinking puzzles and letting people find the standard answer, it's for having people come up with completely different answers to these riddles, or completely new seemingly impossible or strange situations.

Crazywater, when you carry on, do remember this.

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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #38 on: December 10, 2007, 05:28:09 pm »
Well, you are free to chose someone else then.
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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #39 on: December 10, 2007, 07:27:07 pm »
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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #40 on: December 11, 2007, 08:14:00 pm »
We could just keep it going.


Maybe the 6th egg stayed in the basket, i mean, you only said that each one takes an egg, you didn't say they were all from the basket.

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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #41 on: December 12, 2007, 12:29:10 am »
That's too 'outside the box' for me. Next thing you know it's going to be pidgeons bombing their eggs in the basket just to compensate with aliens wanting eggs too.

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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #42 on: December 12, 2007, 01:29:18 am »
I still think Fiindil's answer is the best one:

easy one, because im not too good at these things.

six eggs in a basket.
six people each take one egg.
theres one egg left in the basket. how?


5 people each take an egg from the basket, and the sixth person, being drunk and violent, steals person three's egg.
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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #43 on: December 12, 2007, 06:41:29 pm »
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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #44 on: December 12, 2007, 06:51:56 pm »
Next question!