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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2007, 09:36:30 pm »
Good thinking, Lysander. Good thinking.
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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2007, 10:18:57 pm »
If they were two-sperm twins (rather than split-eggs twins - I forget the terms) then maybe Terry was the sperm that penetrated the egg a moment before the other, thus making him technically older even if he came out of his mum after his sister.

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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2007, 10:27:04 pm »
I like your idea, Laser.

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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2007, 10:39:39 pm »
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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2007, 10:52:53 pm »
They were born on a ship traveling faster than light. So days would pass on the outside, but only a few hours on the inside. Or something. I don't know. What are we doing again? Who am I?
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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2007, 10:55:19 pm »
Who am I?

your name is benjamin peterson. you're a butler for the granger family living in buckinghamshire.

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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2007, 11:10:17 pm »
They were born on a ship traveling faster than light. So days would pass on the outside, but only a few hours on the inside. Or something. I don't know. What are we doing again? Who am I?

wouldn't traveling at the speed of light just increase the distance you travel? if you travel at walking speed for 5 seconds you dont get too far, but if you travel at the speed of light for 5 seconds you go a much larger distance, but it still only takes 5 seconds.

As for the original question, i was gonna say pretty much the same thing as Lysander, where the info in hte question never implied that the celebration actually took place on her birthday. or his.

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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2007, 11:22:11 pm »
Terry was too drunk to participate in the first celebration, so he had to wait two days to get sober before he could partay hard *again*.

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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2007, 11:24:04 pm »
Dunno. The almighty Stargate Atlantis, absolute authority on all things science, has taught me that ships traveling at or near the speed of light by conventional means experience very little time on the inside, but thousands of years could pass on the outside (time dilation).

So if a set of twins were born (cervix dilation) within hours of each other on the ship traveling at light speed, on the outside days, months, even years could have passed.

How far you travel is irrelevant in that context.
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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2007, 11:35:57 pm »
Okay, I have picked two winners.

A suggestion not mentioned is the use of two different calendars with two days difference.

However, the two that I've picked (yes, I picked two, because I liked them both as much) are:

Foetal time travel.

and

he celebrated it right? doesnt mean it actually WAS his birthday? *shrug*

Now, it's a race between Lysander and Fiindil to post a new thingy.
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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2007, 01:02:23 am »
I'm like that older brother... Came late to the parties. This sounds really funny however, can't wait the new riddles! Thanks Torp for this idea, I think that this might become new Forum Classic.
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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2007, 01:37:13 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?

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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2007, 01:44:45 am »
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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2007, 01:50:02 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 #29 on: December 10, 2007, 01:53:17 am »
That last one wasn't an egg. o.o
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