Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Rainswept » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:58 pm

Didn't we do that one alread-e?
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby fueledbycoffee » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:01 pm

ET, the Extra Terrestrial wrote:How quickly can you find out what is unusual about this paragraph? It looks so ordinary that you would think that nothing was wrong with it at all and, in fact, nothing is. But it is unusual. Why? If you study it and think about it you may find out, but I am not going to assist you in any way. You must do it without coaching. No doubt, if you work at it, it will dawn on you. Who knows? Go to work and try your skill. Par is about half an hour.

I got it in about five seconds. I think. I haven't checked the answer yet.

It's not indented, and there's a single space after punctuation that usually calls for two. It contains incomplete sentences. The author also uses no contractions.
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:04 pm

Nope.

edit - whoops, I did't notice that Rain had already scored the answer up there. Your turn, Rain.
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:15 pm

So what ? There isn't an "e" , big deal .
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:16 pm

Gimme a break, it was the first puxle I found on the webz.
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby PKMKII » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:34 pm

A man is laying in an large, empty grass field, enjoying the bright, warm afternoon. Not a cloud in the sky, and not another person for miles. Suddenly, the temperature drops 20 degrees. How did it happen?

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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Nef Yoo BlackBeard » Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:17 am

Rainswept wrote:Holy FSM people, he posted the answer pages ago, let's move on to a new puzzle.


Yeah , I know he did .
But the answer doesn't work for me .
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Ubi Dubius » Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:17 am

PKMKII wrote:A man is laying in an large, empty grass field, enjoying the bright, warm afternoon. Not a cloud in the sky, and not another person for miles. Suddenly, the temperature drops 20 degrees. How did it happen?

(standard rules: keep mum if you already know the answer, yes or no questions only)


His ex-wife walked by?
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney » Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:40 am

This happens every winter in Alberta when a Chinook passes by .
Oops , i got it backwards .
Nevermind .
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Rainswept » Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:06 am

He put out the campfire?
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby ubidubikid #1 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:37 am

was the tempature drop a natural event? (as oppose to something caused by humans)
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Rainswept » Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:18 am

Maybe the sprinklers came on.
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Elbow » Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:06 am

PKMKII wrote:Suddenly, the temperature drops 20 degrees.


The temperature of WHAT drops 20 degrees? The man's body temperature? The temperature outside?
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby PKMKII » Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:28 am

ubidubikid #1 wrote:was the tempature drop a natural event? (as oppose to something caused by humans)


yes, it was a natural event.

Rainswept wrote:He put out the campfire?


No.

Elbow wrote:The temperature of WHAT drops 20 degrees? The man's body temperature? The temperature outside?


temperature outside.
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Re: Logic, IQ, and Lateral Thinking Problems.

Postby Ubi Dubius » Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:11 am

The local weather service converted from fahrenheit to celsius.
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