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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby PKMKII » Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:31 am

Did some sort of natural disaster hit the building?
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Rainswept » Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:57 am

PKMKII wrote:Did some sort of natural disaster hit the building?


possibly that could be said, depending on your definition
I believe it's time for mankind to set aside the crutch of religion and embrace morality born of reason and truth. Those crutches have long since proven treacherous when the ground gets slippery.

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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby lordpunkmonk » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:11 am

count me out of this one. my mom told me the answer.
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby PKMKII » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:30 am

tornado?
fire?
gas leak?
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:33 am

PKMKII wrote:tornado?
fire?
gas leak?

nope, nope, nope
Rainswept wrote:
PKMKII wrote:Did some sort of natural disaster hit the building?


possibly that could be said, depending on your definition

I think Rain knows the answer. My answer to this question would have been "no".
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby PKMKII » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:42 am

Between leaving his apartment, and walking to the elevator, had the structure of the building been compromised in any way?
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:46 am

PKMKII wrote:Between leaving his apartment, and walking to the elevator, had the structure of the building been compromised in any way?

Nope.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

What happens when all the renewable energy runs out?
-- Victoria Ayling

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."

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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Ubi Dubius » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:51 am

Did the husband kill her?

Before the husband left the apartment, did he already expect her to die in the next few minutes?
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby PKMKII » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:54 am

Did she die of natural causes, or was she murdered?
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Capellini » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:59 am

She died of natural causes.*




*I remember hearing this one in high school.
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:08 am

I'll let Cap and Rain take over on the quiz here, I have to go out and work in the yard for a few hours. Thanks, guys.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick

What happens when all the renewable energy runs out?
-- Victoria Ayling

English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."

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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby PKMKII » Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:52 am

Did the husband forget to do something?
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney » Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:54 am

Was her name Penelope ?
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Capellini » Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:12 pm

No and no. Want a hint?
True terror lies in the futility of human existence.

Malcolm Reynolds is my co-pilot.

"The only freedom deserving the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. Each is the proper guardian of his own health, whether bodily, or mental and spiritual. Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest." - John Stuart Mill

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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby PKMKII » Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:50 pm

Was he expecting her to die when he left the apartment?
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan

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