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Puzzle

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by nandhinikumar, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. nandhinikumar

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    1. You are driving down the road in your car on a wild, stormy night, when
    you pass by a bus stop and you see three people waiting for the bus

    * An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
    * An old friend who once saved your life.
    * The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.

    Knowing that there can only be one passenger in your car, whom would you
    choose?



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    2. An American nightclub called 'The Coconut Grove' had a terrible fire in
    which over 400 people died. A simple design flaw in the building led to
    the death toll being so high. Subsequently, regulations were changed to
    ensure that all public buildings throughout the country eliminated this
    one detail which proved so deadly. What was it?



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    3 Many shops have prices set just under a round figure, e.g. $9.99 instead
    of $10.00 or $99.95 instead of $100.00 . It is assumed that this is done
    because the price seems lower to the consumer. But this is not the reason
    the practice started. What was the original reason for this pricing
    method?



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    4A corporate businessman has two cubes on his office desk. Every day he
    arranges both cubes so that the front faces show the current day of the
    month.

    What numbers are on the faces of the cubes to allow this?

    Note: You can't represent the day "7" with a single cube with a side that
    says 7 on it. You have to use both cubes all the time. So the 7th day
    would be "07".



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    5Two friends decide to get together; so they start riding bikes towards
    each other. They plan to meet halfway. Each is riding at 6 MPH. They live
    36 miles apart. One of them has a pet carrier pigeon and it starts flying
    the instant the friends start traveling. The pigeon flies back and forth
    at 18 MPH between the 2 friends until the friends meet.

    How many miles does the pigeon travel?

    Note: Assume that the pigeon can go from 0 to 18 kmph instantly and also
    turn around instantly.





    :2thumbsup: Answer1: The old lady of course! After helping the old lady into the car,
    you can give your keys to your friend, and wait with your perfect partner
    for the bus





    Answer2: The doors at 'The Coconut Grove' opened inward. In the mad panic
    to escape the fire, people were crushed against the doors and could not
    pull them open. After 'The Coconut Grove' disaster in 1942, all public
    buildings had to have doors which opened outward.





    Answer3: The practice originated to ensure that the clerk had to open the
    till and give change for each transaction, thus recording the sale and
    preventing him from pocketing the bank notes.





    Answer4:

    Cube One has the following numbers: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

    Cube two has the following numbers: 0, 1, 2, 6, 7, 8

    The 6 doubles as a 9 when turned the other way around.



    Answer5: 54.

    It takes 3 hours for the friends to meet; so the pigeon flies for 3 hours
    at 18 MPH = 54 miles.
     
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