Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Elbow » Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:10 pm

Damn... the dear Bacon and I just remembered this one.... gotta recuse both of us...
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:22 pm

Hey, I don't remember this case! I think you've mistaken me with that two-bit poser, Sherlock.

Was one of them the worker for a farm that he stole the sack from, which was labelled?

Did the guilty party have glass cuts?
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Ubi Dubius » Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:05 pm

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


It was one of the two suspects.
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Ubi Dubius » Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:07 pm

Detective TurtleHolmes wrote:Hey, I don't remember this case! I think you've mistaken me with that two-bit poser, Sherlock.

Was one of them the worker for a farm that he stole the sack from, which was labelled?

Did the guilty party have glass cuts?


No, this is Inspector Turtle Holmes. Perhaps you are related?

Nothing was labelled.

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

Postby S'presso » Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:08 pm

Were the cameras?
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Ubi Dubius » Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:12 pm

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

Postby PKMKII » Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:52 pm

Did either of them work at the jewelers?
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Ubi Dubius » Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:59 pm

PKMKII wrote:Did either of them work at the jewelers?


I don't know, and it isn't relevent to the solution.
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby PKMKII » Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:07 pm

Is the fact that the robbery took place in Virginia relevant?
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Ubi Dubius » Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:14 pm

It could take place in many, many places, Virginia among them. Perhaps it could take place anywhere. I don't believe that it is very relevent.
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:31 pm

Pizen Ivory.
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:32 pm

Ubi Dubius wrote:
Detective TurtleHolmes wrote:Hey, I don't remember this case! I think you've mistaken me with that two-bit poser, Sherlock.

Was one of them the worker for a farm that he stole the sack from, which was labelled?

Did the guilty party have glass cuts?


No, this is Inspector Turtle Holmes. Perhaps you are related?

Nothing was labelled.

No glass cuts.
Of course, my evil twin brother Armand.

Yeah, I'm out of ideas for this riddle. I yield.
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Let's work together to keep the present inevitable.

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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:56 pm

Pies in ivory.

Da bushiz wuz pies in ivory. Da guy had da dots.
"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 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:14 pm

Were there any particular kind(s) of jewels and gems stolen?
"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 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:17 pm

OK, I'll try it in non-pirate speak. The bushes were poison ivy. The thief had a nasty rash.

A man lives in a high-rise apartment building in the city. One day, as usual, he gets up, has breakfast, showers, dresses, kisses his wife good-bye, and leaves for work. He walks down the corridor to the elevator. After standing there for a minute or so, he realizes his wife is dead.

How did he know? Standard rules of engagement.
"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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