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That sounds nice, Raymond. I've always felt that somehow (and maybe a little magically) things usually work out.

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Time for a puzzle:

Laura said to Tim, "Two days ago I was 7, but next year I'll be ten!" She was telling the truth! How is this possible and what day was it?

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hmmm....leap year?

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I also thought of Leap Year, but I don't see how that helps. I give up!


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wait...wait...wait...

(good time of the year for this one, JG)

The day must be January 1st. You were 7 years old two days ago on Dec. 30th. Then on December on Dec. 31st you turned 8. Since it is now the start of a new year, you will be 9, and so the following year you will be 10.

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That's an excellent problem, Joufa. Where did you get it?


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That's an excellent problem, Joufa. Where did you get it?



I found it in a child's book about mathematics and fun with numbers. Though, I tweaked the problem to make it a little more difficult for our adult minds! (The original started with "On January 1st....")

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An!That was clever of you, Joufa!


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Clever of me to have found the answer!

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Clever of me to have found the answer!



Found? Or used your noggin?

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juufa72 wrote:
pianolady wrote:
Clever of me to have found the answer!



Found? Or used your noggin?


Found, is the key word, J. I've never been able to lie - even on a forum.

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
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Here is a little puzzle of mine that you might like:


The Case of the Smithsonian Clocks
 Raymond Smullyan
Two friends, whom we will call Arthur and Robert, were curators at the Smithsonian Museum. Both were born in the month of May, one in 1932 and the other a year later. Each was in charge of a beautiful antique clock. Both of the clocks worked pretty well, considering their ages, but one of them lost ten seconds an hour and the other gained ten seconds an hour. On one bright day in January, the two friends set both clocks right at exactly 12 noon. ``You realize,'' said Arthur, ``that the clocks will start drifting apart, and they won't be together again until---let's see---why, on the very day you will be 47 years old. Am I right?'' Robert then made a short calculation. ``That's right!'' he said.

Who is older, Arthur or Robert?


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hmmmm.......

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I'm still not sure about this, and I'm not even looking it up on the internet, but I will answer in a simple form:

Arthur is older because his clock is going backwards by 10 seconds at a time, and Robert's clock is going ahead by 10 seconds at a time. So then Robert's clock will meet up with Arthur - who is already 47 and so at the time when the two clocks meet, it will be Robert's birthday and he will turn 47.

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
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Sorry, that's not right!


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Ok, then the answer has to be Robert but I cannot say why.

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SOLUTION TO THE SMITHSONIAN CLOCK PUZZLE

Each hour the two clocks drift 20 seconds apart. We must first determine in how many days they will come together again. Well, they will be together
again after they have drifted 12 hours apart, which is 43,200 seconds ( 12x60x60). Since they drift apart 20 seconds each hour, they drift apart
43,200 seconds in 2160 hours (43,200 divided by 20), which is 90 days (2160 divided by 24).Thus they will be together again in 90 days.

Now, how can one fit 90 days between some day in Jan. and some day in May? Only from the last day in Jan. to the first day in May, and provided
IT IS NOT A LEAP YEAR ! [You can check this on a calender.] On a leap year it is impossible for any day in Jan. to be exactly 90 days away from any day in May. Thus the year of the story is not a leap year! Now, since on the year of the story Robert is 47, had he been born in 1933, the year would be 1980, which IS a leap year, hence Robert was not born in 1933. Thus he was born in 1932 and is therefore the older one.


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That one was too tough for me :!:

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That's just like my sister. Anything I lend her, I never see again... :x

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PHILOSOPHY QUIZ

1-What ancient Greek philosopher moved very slowly?
2-What ancient Greek philosopher had a powerful punch?
3-What ancient Greek philosopher exhibited much curiosity?
4-What ancient Greek philosopher had fun with part of his foot?
5-What ancient Greek philosopher , mathematician and musician was snake-like?
6-What 17th century philosopher resembled a vehicle moving in sunlight?
7- what philosopher had canine characteristics?
8-What philosopher was high up in the scale of evolution?
9- What philosopher was very well read?
10-What philosopher couldn't do things?
11- What philosopher exhibited kitchen ware every hour?
12-Why can't the philosophers Kant and Reid ever understand each other?
13- What philosopher resembled a certain species of bird covered with dry grass"
14- What philosopher once physically assaulted a prison guard ? [This is one of my favorites! ]
15- what philosopher, mathematician and theologian resembled a certain brand of cookies ?
16- What philosopher and logician had a good place to swim?
17-What philosopher and social evolutionist , had he been a woman, would never have got married?
18-What philosopher and biologist won a lot of black substance?
19-What philosopher wold dig on top of a high mountain?
20-What philosopher resembled a funny stone?
21-What philosopher who taught at Columbia resembled a certain kind of food particularly liked by Jews?
22- What Jewish philosopher who taught at CCNY was zen-like?
23-What Harvard philosopher and psychologist would pacify wild beasts?
24-What Harvard philosopher and psychologist resembled a certain river in England?
25- What Harvard philosopher resembled a very expensive automobile?
26- What Harvard philosopher was always pawning things?
27-What Harvard philosopher would shock people?
28-What Harvard philosopher would happily make love?
29-What philosopher had very strong biceps?
30-What philosopher swore a lot?
31- What philosopher was always fussing around?
32- What philosopher always hurried?
33- What philosopher was quite mysterious?
34- What philosopher liked to fight?
35- What philosopher resembled the sound of leaves in a wind?

HINT: The philosophers 29--35 are all the same.#35 should really give it away!

BONUS PROBLEM--What does Raymond Smullyan become when he is in a logical mood?


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1- Aris -Turtle
2-Sock-raties
3-Epi-curious
4-Play-toe
5-Py(thon)agorous
6-Day Cart
7-George Bark- ley
8-David Human
9-Thomas Reid
10-Immanuel Can't
11-Show-Pan-Hour
12-Because Kant can't read Reid and Reid can't read Kant..
13-W.F.Hay-Gull
14- Soren Kick-a Guard
15- Sir Isaac Fiig Newton
16-George Pool
17- Herbert Spinster
18-Charles Tar- Win
19-Martin High-Digger
20-Ludwig Wit-gen- Stein
21-Ernest Bagel
22-Morris Koan
23-William Tames
24-William Thames
25-Josia Rolls Royce
26-William Hocking
27- William Shocking
28-Arthur Lovejoy
29-Bertrand Muscle
30-Bertrand Cussel
31-Bertrand Fussel
32-Bertrand Hustle
33-Bertrand Puzzle
34-Bertrand Tussle
35-Bertrand Rustle

Bonus Problem- When Raymond is logical, he becomes a Boolean Smoolian

Dear Friends,
If you can think of other philosophers, please let me know!

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I like no. 11!

Raymond, do you have any new quizzes relating to musicians? Something that's not already up in this thread (which may be impossible...)? If you do, put the quiz up but not the answers.

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OK Monica, here goes:

More Musical Quiz

1-What composer had both feline and canine characteristics?
2-What composer had both watery and canine characteristics?
3- What Russian composer would constantly try a certain beverage ?
4-What pianist has rope like characteristics?
5- What pianist is the ruler of old people?
6-What harpsichordist was always traveling ?
7- What conductor would always bring baggage into an airplane?
8- What conductor was always in a big hurry?
9-What composer would constantly apprehend British conservatives ?
10- What composer became british whenever he entered the cooking room?


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This is not a joke. Probably an easy one too: What composer was at one time simultaneously present with his wife, his mistress and his future wife?

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@Raymond - Hmmmm....wish I read these before I drank two glasses of wine and now I'm half asleep....I think I know only one answer: #4 - Wilhelm Hemp :?:

@Eddy - Is it Wagner, Liszt, or Brahms?

Don't give all the answers yet, but a couple hints would be okay..... :)

(You other members can guess too!)

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Yes, Monica; it is Wilhelm Hempf


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Ok, taking another stab at some of these....

#1 or #2 - maybe Bela Bartok is in there somehow - like Bela Bark-alot, or something like that???

#3 - Rachmaninoff - maybe something like Rachmaninoft?

That's as close as I could get for now....

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Monica, your Bela Bark Dog is indeed canine, but not particularly feline. For (1) I was thinking of Meow-Zart, also known as Mutts-Art. To make him even more canine is the well known

fact that when he grew up, he joined a wolf gang!

As for (2) I was thinking of Johann SEA-Bastion Bark.

As for (3) I was thinking of Pyotr Illyich Try-Coffee-Ski


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rsmullyan wrote:

fact that when he grew up, he joined a wolf gang!


hahahaha - that's a good one!

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May as well give all the answers now, since I have more coming

Answers to More Musical Quiz

!--Meow-Zart-also known as Mutts-Art. And to make matters even more canine,he joined a wolf- gang.
2.Johann Sea-Bastion Bark.
3-Pyotr Ilyich Try-Coffee-Ski
4-Wilhelm Hempf
5-Walter Geezer-King
6-Wanderer Landowska
7-Herbert von Carry-On
8-Walter Dam-Rush
9-Iram Catch-a-Tory-An
10-Iram Kitchen-Tory-An


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5-Walter Geezer-King


:lol: :lol:

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I Once saw a cute cartoon of two rats in a maze and one said to the other: " Boy, do we have those psychologists conditioned! Every time we run the maze they give is food!

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rsmullyan wrote:

PS--Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?


Ahahaha - good one! :lol:

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What Shakespeare play has feline characteristics?


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CymFeline?

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What Shakespeare play is about an ancient Roman general and ruler who had a bad cold?


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Well, I know the answer now because I just saw your email... :lol:

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What Shakespeare play is about an ancient Roman general and ruler who had a bad cold?

Answer-Julius Sneezer.

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What Shakespeare play is about a nocturnal howl?

Answer-Midsummer Night's Scream

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Very good,Chris!

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What Shakespeare play is about little fairy-like people gathering together after dark?

Answer-Elf Night

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What Shakespeare play is about a nocturnal howl?

Answer-A Midsummer Nights Scream.

Next-What Shakespeare comedy is about something terrible?


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What Shakespeare comedy is about something terrible?

Answer-Comedy of Terrors.

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rsmullyan wrote:
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O'cello?

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Very good, Scott! I was not thinking of that; what I had in mind was Comedy of Airs. But I like yours better!

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Mine was in honor of Irish Tunes, with St. Patty's day coming up.


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ummmm...Scott, St. Patrick's Day was last month.... :lol:

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What Shakespeare play is about a salesman of trouble?
Answer-Merchant of Menace.

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