• All Purchases made this month instantly go into the draw to win a USD $ 100.00 credit to your HoP account.
 
Page: 12
Salinger
member
Location: Southampton
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2001
Total posts: 382
Posted:There is a common English word that is nine letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains an English word - from nine letters right down to a single letter. What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes after removing one letter at a time?

A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words...

Delete Topic

Salinger
member
Location: Southampton
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2001
Total posts: 382
Posted:The base word is Startling:

starting - staring - string - sting - sing - sin - in - I

I feel so devastated, no-one liked my thread.


A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words...

Delete

the mind gap.
the mind gap.

old hand
Location: Brigadoon
Member Since: 31st May 2002
Total posts: 829
Posted:well you didn't give us much time to think about it. i can't speak for others here but my thinking is not the fastest of processes at the best of times as can be seen from the blank expression...
Non-Https Image Link


wherever you go, there you are.

Delete

DarkFairyQueen
member
Location: The Underworld
Member Since: 9th Mar 2002
Total posts: 557
Posted:Yeah, u impatient fuzzball!

I would have loved to have sat daahn an worked dat one out!

Oh well...
Non-Https Image Link


Az abouve, So below...

Delete

Khamelean
member
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 19th May 2002
Total posts: 42
Posted:You only gave us like 4 hours, tis a bit steep don't you think...

Q:Whay do you keep hiting yourself in the head with that hammer?A:Cos, it just feels so good when i stop...

Delete

Khamelean
member
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 19th May 2002
Total posts: 42
Posted:I am small enough to fit in your pocket, yet I am large enough to fill a room.

what am I??


Q:Whay do you keep hiting yourself in the head with that hammer?A:Cos, it just feels so good when i stop...

Delete

Khamelean
member
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 19th May 2002
Total posts: 42
Posted:A sundial is a timepiece that has the fewest number of moving parts. Which timepiece has the most moving parts?

Q:Whay do you keep hiting yourself in the head with that hammer?A:Cos, it just feels so good when i stop...

Delete

Khamelean
member
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 19th May 2002
Total posts: 42
Posted:this one's just good fora laugh

What is short enough to gain interest and long enough to cover the subject?

A miniskirt!!!


Q:Whay do you keep hiting yourself in the head with that hammer?A:Cos, it just feels so good when i stop...

Delete

Raymund Phule (Fireproof)
Raymund Phule (Fireproof)

Enter a "Title" here:
Location: San Diego California
Member Since: 31st Dec 2001
Total posts: 2905
Posted:Twelve riders, rode past an apple tree.
Twelve apples hung from the apple tree.
Each plucked one from the tree,
and left eleven haning there.

How is this possible?


Some Jarhead last night: "this dumb a$$ thinks hes fireproof"

Delete

Raymund Phule (Fireproof)
Raymund Phule (Fireproof)

Enter a "Title" here:
Location: San Diego California
Member Since: 31st Dec 2001
Total posts: 2905
Posted:I am small enough to fit in your pocket but large enough to fill a room... Sounds like a fart to me, but then again I am just gassy today

Some Jarhead last night: "this dumb a$$ thinks hes fireproof"

Delete

Khamelean
member
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 19th May 2002
Total posts: 42
Posted:and lastly a toughy

Einstein`s Riddle:
------------------
There are 5 houses in 5 different colors in a row. In each house lives a person with a different nationality. The 5 owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar, and keep a certain pet. No owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar, or drink the same beverage. Other facts:
1. The Brit lives in the red house.
2. The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
3. The Dane drinks tea.
4. The green house is on the immediate left of the white house.
5. The green house`s owner drinks coffee.
6. The owner who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
7. The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
8. The owner living in the center house drinks milk.
9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
10. The owner who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.
11. The owner who keeps the horse lives next to the one who smokes Dunhill.
12. The owner who smokes Bluemasters drinks beer.
13. The German smokes Prince.
14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
15. The owner who smokes Blends lives next to the one who drinks water.

The question is : WHO OWNS THE FISH?


Q:Whay do you keep hiting yourself in the head with that hammer?A:Cos, it just feels so good when i stop...

Delete

Khamelean
member
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 19th May 2002
Total posts: 42
Posted:Twelve riders, rode past an apple tree.
Twelve apples hung from the apple tree.
Each plucked one from the tree,
and left eleven haning there.

How is this possible?

Each rider came a year after the previous so the fruit had regrown...


Q:Whay do you keep hiting yourself in the head with that hammer?A:Cos, it just feels so good when i stop...

Delete

Kyrian
Dreamer
Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
Total posts: 4308
Posted:methinks i'll have to work on these.... oh, and 4hrs, is a bit short... some peopel are still sleeping then....

Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

Delete

TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:In my (less than) expert opinion, the German keeps fish.

But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

Delete

Fairy Lady
member
Location: fairieland
Member Since: 4th Apr 2002
Total posts: 63
Posted:here's one:

a man prepares for bed, he washes his face, brushes his teeth, combs his hair turns out the light and goes to bed. The next morning he wakes up reads the headline in the newspaper "150 die in boat accident" the man goes to the drawer pulls out a gun and kills himself.

WHY?

I gots tons of them! I'll post more later when I'm not at work!

Fairy Lady


Delete

Johnni
member
Location: SW, England
Member Since: 8th Jun 2002
Total posts: 24
Posted:*tiny brain hurting*

too

many

logic

puzzles!!


Delete

Kyrian
Dreamer
Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
Total posts: 4308
Posted:he was alighthouse operator. he turned out the beacon.

Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

Delete

Fairy Lady
member
Location: fairieland
Member Since: 4th Apr 2002
Total posts: 63
Posted:that was way too easy, here is a harder one, but i only have a half hour before i leave town for the weekend, so if you don't get it I will tell on sunday

A man is pushing his car, he stops at a hotel and discovers he has no money.

what is going on? you can ask yes or no questions and I will give answers if I am still here Did I mention that I do logic problems every night for fun
Fairy Lady


Delete

Kyrian
Dreamer
Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
Total posts: 4308
Posted:Khamelean ur riddle is driving me insane. i don't want help. i just want a break

d'ohhh!!!!!!!!!!


Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

Delete

NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Fairy Lady, that one's a fun one but I tell it differently. I won't give it away by telling you how I tell it yet.

Another classic... aside from the overtold ones like the guy riding up and down the elevator and the hanging over a pool of water (which I'm sure you've heard) is... There's a cabin in the woods with two men in uniform outside the cabin who are dead. How did they die... You probably know that one too... They're all a perfect way to kill a few hours with kids if you're ever stuck on a bus in traffic on a field trip from hell.


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

Delete

Khamelean
member
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 19th May 2002
Total posts: 42
Posted:which riddle Kyrian??

Q:Whay do you keep hiting yourself in the head with that hammer?A:Cos, it just feels so good when i stop...

Delete

Tasha
member
Location: North California, USA
Member Since: 12th Apr 2002
Total posts: 21
Posted:The answer to Einstien's Riddle is the German. He also lived in the green house, drank coffee, and smoked Prince cigars.

I love Logic Problems


I've had people ask me if I were shipwrecked on a deserted island, and could only have one book, what would it be? I always say 'How to Build a Boat.'

Delete

Tasha
member
Location: North California, USA
Member Since: 12th Apr 2002
Total posts: 21
Posted:Doh!
Sorry TheBovrilMonkey, I didnt see you got that one already.


I've had people ask me if I were shipwrecked on a deserted island, and could only have one book, what would it be? I always say 'How to Build a Boat.'

Delete

lolli
purple penguin- soon to be
Location: playing with the pixies at the...
Member Since: 9th May 2002
Total posts: 478
Posted:teehee i think i must have the same book as some of you guys

heres an odd one: 3 men go for a meal in a resterant, once they finish they call for the bill which comes to 30 pounds (dollars etc which ever you want). they decided to split the cost evenly and give in 10 each. just as they were leaving the waiter approches them stating there has been a mistake and the bill was only 25 pounds, and hands the men their 5 change. the men decide to take 1 back each and give the remaining 2 to the waiter as tip. once they had left the resterant one man suddenly realises something and said " we originally spent 30 pounds right? but, we each paid 9 pounds for our meal, thats 3X9= 27, plus the 2 we gave to the waiter, thats = 29, what happened to the other pound???"

another one (poor yous): a horse is tethered to a rope thats 1 metre in length, his only food source is placed 2 metres away from him, how come he still managed to eat?



My spelling wobbles. its very good spelling but it wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong place

Delete

Khamelean
member
Location: Melbourne
Member Since: 19th May 2002
Total posts: 42
Posted:the food is directly opposite the horse with the stick tether spot in between the horse and the food...

Q:Whay do you keep hiting yourself in the head with that hammer?A:Cos, it just feels so good when i stop...

Delete

Kyrian
Dreamer
Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
Total posts: 4308
Posted:the damn german thing. and i hadn't noticed thebovrilmonkey either. oh well. i still have to try and solve it myself. now i just knwo what i'm looking for... erm, i knew the german was in eth green house with the coffee... i just couldn't get everyeon else sorted out... that's sumtin right?

Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

Delete

lolli
purple penguin- soon to be
Location: playing with the pixies at the...
Member Since: 9th May 2002
Total posts: 478
Posted:not the actually answer i was looking for though it works as well


My spelling wobbles. its very good spelling but it wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong place

Delete

SickpuPpy
SickpuPpy

Ninja Rockstar!
Location: Denver, Co. U.S.A.
Member Since: 27th Nov 2001
Total posts: 1100
Posted:quote: heres an odd one: 3 men go for a meal in a resterant, once they finish they call for the bill which comes to 30 pounds (dollars etc which ever you want). they decided to split the cost evenly and give in 10 each. just as they were leaving the waiter approches them stating there has been a mistake and the bill was only 25 pounds, and hands the men their 5 change. the men decide to take 1 back each and give the remaining 2 to the waiter as tip. once they had left the resterant one man suddenly realises something and said " we originally spent 30 pounds right? but, we each paid 9 pounds for our meal, thats 3X9= 27, plus the 2 we gave to the waiter, thats = 29, what happened to the other pound???"
They didn't pay $9 for their meal, they paid $10 before their bill was adjusted. Had their bill been $25 to bigin with they each would have paid $8.33 and then get into a fight over who puts in the last penny (as they are obviously stingy tippers, I mean come on, $2 on a $25 bill? If I was the waiter I would spit in their food next time they came in), but since their bill was adjusted they all owed $1.67 less than they would have, so they all kept a dollar and pitched in a measely $.67 for a tip $.67 x 3 = $2.01, so one of the tight wads is only out a penny and there is no missing dollar.

[ 16 June 2002, 09:32: Message edited by: SickpuPpy ]


Jesus helps me trick people.

Delete

Kyrian
Dreamer
Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
Total posts: 4308
Posted:if someone tipped me two dollars on a 25 bill, i would spit in their faces.

no, i wouldn't really. but i'd want too. you don't wait tables to get no money!


Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

Delete

sarah...
member
Location: Central coast / Sydney, Austra...
Member Since: 11th Apr 2002
Total posts: 339
Posted:heres one from long ago....

theres a beach, and about 100 metres away there is a phone booth next to a road.. leaning up against the phone booth is a fishing rod, and inside the phone booth the phone is hanging off the hook, and theres a dead man inside.. Each of the 2 glass panes on the sides of the phone booth is broken. How did the man die?

If you know this one, feel free to tell it better.. i had to scrape it off the dusty walls of my primary school memory


Fire... A bushmans telly

Delete

SickpuPpy
SickpuPpy

Ninja Rockstar!
Location: Denver, Co. U.S.A.
Member Since: 27th Nov 2001
Total posts: 1100
Posted:It is quite possible that he was shot by Cantus's missing ice cream.

Jesus helps me trick people.

Delete

Page: 12