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The Incredible Puzzle Thread

posted by Klatuu on - last edited - Viewed by 12.2K users
Hi,

This is a thread to discuss some of your other favorite puzzles, riddles, brain teasers, armchair treasure hunts, etc.

To get started, here's an online puzzle hunt I've participated in before: Puzzlecrack. It's a week-long competition with clues given through the web page. Past competitions (and solutions) are still there for you to figure out.

Another similar one is Microsoft's College Puzzle Challenge.

Any other favorites?

-Klatuu
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  • prizna;334837 said:
    yea, a 64 disc tower would take you over 500 billion years non stop
    you know, the legend says that they have 100 gold discs that take 1 minute to move each, and when they finish it makes the end of the world.
  • yea I heard that, something about a temple with a bunch of monks moving it, going by the math and how long the earth has been around with humans, it looks like the world has a loooong time left
  • Okay, I'm trying one... Just made it up so not sure if there are other possible answers.

    Up or down, it's all the same to me. What verb am I?
  • Come to think of it, "cutting" could work at least as well.
  • I think Didero didn't get what I was going for (the riddle is that "to ____ up" and "to ____ down" mean the same thing. And to my knowledge neither "to party up" nor "to party down" exist).

    Harald, you're more on the right track, but that's not the verb I had in mind.
  • Avistew;334857 said:
    I think Didero didn't get what I was going for (the riddle is that "to ____ up" and "to ____ down" mean the same thing. And to my knowledge neither "to party up" nor "to party down" exist).
    Then clearly you haven't been to a videogame music concert ;)

    Me neither >_>
  • The Highway;334805 said:
    or every riddle book known to man?
    Yeah, I knew the "answer" too, but challenged myself to think of something else that works, and so put 'insanity tablets' instead. With older, more well known riddles, it is more fun to try and think of another correct non-answer response.

    As for the up=down thing, I have a couple of ideas.
    I reckon the answer is probably "sit"
    But also in sort of... funky child disco songs, the pseudorapper person often uses "GET UP!" and "GET DOWN!" as the same.

    If the answer is sit, then try this:

    second ______ = third ________

    what is the blank?
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