At the moment I think I have the answers for 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 12. How about you?
Can I give my answer to number 12 here?
Sure, it's not a competition or anything!
I think that it's Ruby has a torch that she can use,
or could it be that the room was dark because the
curtains were drawn, after all it doesn't mention
that it is nightime. Or maybe she has her own
electric generator, or a gas lamp.
Ruby has an uncanny ability to be able to listen to the radio, carry on a conversation, or even watch TV while reading a book. One night she was watching TV while reading a book when suddenly the power went out. Her husband decided to go to bed. However, she kept reading, even though the room was completely dark. How could she continue to read?
That's not the answer I came up with. Think about people who can read in the dark ...
Yes, sure. It is an open post for everyone to respond.
Roxy is blind. She reads braille.
Ruby, Roxy was responding!
I think you're almost there - that doesn't explain how she watches TV as well but I'm sure you can get that last detail :)
Whoops! My bad. Its 11pm here in Australia, therefore I claim the late hour for my little mistake.
Umm..maybe she's not blind she just has the ability to read braille? I give up. I got ost of the others though. :)
Perhaps Ruby is partially sighted.
She may see enough to watch TV but not to read, and so reads braille.
Yay ... I thought maybe Ruby was reviewing braille books as part of her high powered job in a publishers ... but that could be reading a little too much into it :)
I have no idea on this. I think the guy I got them from did say something and it was simple and obvious.
This is easy ie I got it :)
If you're stuck I'll give you a clue on this thread later.
This is another easy one ... well if you're a coffe drinker it's easy.
I think I've got an answer to this, but I'm not 100% sure of all the details.
No. 2: By counting modulo 12, e.g. hours on a clock.
No. 3: Instant coffee. She hadn't added the water yet.
No. 4: On the outside of an aircraft.
No. 5: The ice was poisoned.
No. 6: By sunlight?
No. 7: Eight. Assuming the ship is floating.
Still thinking about the rest.
2 - yes; 3 - yes; 4 - taht explains part of it, but the location can maybe give you a bit more (although it would be partly conjecture); 5 - yes; 6 - yes; 7 - depends on their skill in layiong an anchor but basically yes :)
4 - Okay, most likely in one of the wheel bays, but not necessarily so. Occam's razor doesn't always cut it. ;-)
7 - You'd have to be pretty skilful to hook the anchor on something either fixed or heavier than the bouyancy of the ship, and also have a very short anchor chain. Or if the chain was heavy enough and the bottom rung was only just above the water it might dip in when enough chain lifted off the sea bed.
4 - the scenario I was thinking of was someone hiding in the wheel bay, getting frozen to death during the flight then falling out as the aircraft put its undercarriage down on appraoch to Heathrow (hence the location)
7 - yes, the boat will dip slightly as the tide comes in 'cos of the weight of the chain being lifted. It is surprisingly easy to get anchors caught, speaking from personal experience off the east coast of Britain, but you have to seriously screw up to have the boat dipping down against a tight anchor cable.
4 - That's what I was thinking too, and is the most likely, but there are other possibilities, like being frozen while hanging onto a wing with some item of clothing trapped by the flaps and dislodged when the flaps are deployed.
No. 9: She is a registrar or priest.
No. 10: He jumped in through the window, not wanting to clean any more.
No. 11: She didn't turn over.
No. 1: Manufacturing costs.
No. 8: Half of "Mr. And Mrs Smith" would have to be boys, or there would be no children. (?)
9 - yes; 10 - yes; 11 - dunno, do you think it could be that simple? 1 - hmmm, I don't think that was it; 8 - I don't think it's a word trick like that. I thought mor along the lines of children by previous marriage or something like that. Maybe Mrs Smith is Mr Smith's step daughter? No I don't think that works, for several reasons. I'm don't know on this one.
11 - There is also the possibility that she didn't take all her clothes off. It doesn't say she did, just that she was on a nudist beach. Or she could have been there only at night, or when it was very cloudy.
8 - I wasn't happy with that either. Maybe Mr and Mrs Smith have five children each? She could be his siter-in-law, or unrelated by marriage. (Smith is a common name!) Or they could be married to each other and each have five children by another partner.
8 - Due the fact that I can't see the original post when replying to a comment I didn't see that she was lying "in the sun". Okay that rules out night-time and cloud possibilities, so she just didn't take all her clothes off.
Or used factor 900 sunblock selectively.
Or had very long hair.
Or covered parts of her anatomy in other ways.
... or maybe she didn't turn over?
yes, all those sort of "blonde" things.
I think I prefer "not taking all her cloths off" as the solution.
Be careful what you say about blondes...
I'll take my chances with any blondes - if they understand the concept of irony then they'll smile ... if they don't then I can just confuse them with logic and run away before they hit me ;)
2005-01-12 12:43 pm (UTC)
I'd try to figure some of them out but somebody else seems to have posted the answers alreay. Somehow, that just ruins the fun. Most of the answers, at least...
So don't read the comments - dork! :)
2005-01-12 01:06 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't have but there were 10 or so and I wanted to see what was said already. Until I got to the comment just before mine I was going to try.. =X I probably wouldn't have been able to figure them out anyway (I intended to read them after looking at comments, to see if I wanted to. Oh well...
I've just screened all the comments with details of the answers in, and all new comments will be screened. If I'd thought about it I probably should have done that from the start.
Sorry if it spoilt it for you.
I should have looked, but I'm afraid I assumed comments were screened.
They are screened now - me not thinking this morning!
you want me to answer how many?
*spins in circles*
However many you think you can answer - try starting with one of the obvious ones ... unless none are obvious to you in which case just try thinking about them and solutions will pop out :)
I'll be unscreening the comments later today so if you want to have some mental activity try doing them without reading the comments :)
1) too tired to think of an answer
2) hours. 11 o'clock + 2 hours = 1 o'clock
3) instant coffee
4) blue ice, frozen in a wheelbay of a jet?
5) poison is in the icecubes
7) 8 rungs
8) the other half were boys as well
9) she was the city official that married them
10) the window did not open out on a 25 floor drop
11) no idea
12) she knows braille
1. Zzzzz (but that's one I don't know yet so keep thinking)
4. Yes - the location is about where a plane would put its landing gear down if approaching from the west.
7. Yes - although as it picks up more of the chain off the bottom the boat will go down very slightly
8. Oh ... I hadn't thought of that, although it does smack of a verbal trick rather than a real answer
10. Well ... if you guess his job you will understand it completely
11. me neither
Good set of answers, thanks :)
Oh well done on that one - it was starting to get me frustrated :)))))
11. She didn't take her clothes off?
Could be ... it doesn't say whether she's a blonde or no does it!
It doesn't say anything about her being nude either does it :P
8.The other half are also boys.
This is an oldie.
That does seem like a "cheat" to me, but it could be. You are not the only person suggesting that so I guess it is the consensus view.
I know. I think this one is just plain silly!
She didn't take off her suit - she was shy.
Another oldie, but goodie.