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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Ubi Dubius » Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:13 am

An eclipse?
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby PKMKII » Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:14 am

Ubi Dubius wrote:An eclipse?

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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Ubi Dubius » Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:22 am

Well, thank you.
Would an eclipse really lower the temperature?

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A jewelry store in Virginia was robbed and the sack containing the stolen jewels was found several miles from town in some bushes. Inspector Turtle Holmes had 2 suspects, Sid Shady and Sam Slug, but made no attempt to investigate or interrogate either of them. Two days later, Holmes summoned both Slug and Shady to his office and promptly arrested the guilty party. Without any investigative work, how could Holmes be certain of arresting the right man?

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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby PKMKII » Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:47 pm

Was there a plea bargain involved?
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Rainswept » Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:22 pm

Ubi Dubius wrote:Would an eclipse really lower the temperature?


By 20 degrees? Hell no. About as much as a cloud.
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Ubi Dubius » Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:53 pm

PKMKII wrote:Was there a plea bargain involved?


No
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby S'presso » Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:15 pm

Were there witnesses to the robbery?
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Ubi Dubius » Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:16 pm

S'presso wrote:Were there witnesses to the robbery?


Not relevent to the answer (that might be how they narrowed it to 2 suspects, but I don't know for sure).
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney » Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:47 pm

Was the guilty party wearing a T-shirt that read , " I did it " ?
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby PKMKII » Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:58 pm

You said DTH summoned both of them. Did they both show up?

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Ubi Dubius wrote:Would an eclipse really lower the temperature?


By 20 degrees? Hell no. About as much as a cloud.


Per NASA:
it would probably only be 3/4 or 1/2 the maximum day-night temperature difference.


Now it wouldn't be unreasonable or unlikely, in the hottest days of summer, to have the high daytime temperature in the high 90's, and the nighttime temperature to be in the low 70's. 3/4 of that would be around 20 degrees. Is 20 degrees the most likely temperature drop? Probably not, but it wouldn't be improbable.
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Ubi Dubius » Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:21 pm

Mad Willyum Bonney wrote:Was the guilty party wearing a T-shirt that read , " I did it " ?


No.
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Ubi Dubius » Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:22 pm

PKMKII wrote:You said DTH summoned both of them. Did they both show up?



Yes they did.
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby bacon » Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:12 pm

was one of the men wearing a piece of jewelry from the robbery?
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Ubi Dubius » Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:18 pm

bacon wrote:was one of the men wearing a piece of jewelry from the robbery?


Nope.
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby daftbeaker » Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:29 pm

Was it one of the suspects who were arrested or someone else who turned up at the office?
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