Feb 22, 2009 at 8:30 pm #1234272
I came across this riddle today, suited to us outdoor folk…
Have a go at it:
A person begins walking South for ten miles.
They then immediately turn East and proceed for ten more miles.
They then immediately turn North and proceed for ten more miles, ending up where they started.
How is this possible?Feb 22, 2009 at 8:39 pm #1479949
can we post our attempts?Feb 22, 2009 at 8:41 pm #1479951
Please…this could be over fast though!Feb 22, 2009 at 8:42 pm #1479952
he started at the North Pole
that's all i gotFeb 22, 2009 at 8:49 pm #1479956
As a high-school teacher, I was wondering how appropriate this question would be (I saw it used in a lower-level college math class).
I think it presumes knowledge that not all students would have- primarily how one uses a magnetic compass to navigate.Feb 22, 2009 at 8:58 pm #1479960
maybe this could lead to something, in CHAFF we need some humor sometimes!
I like this one:
a man is pushing his car when he stops in front of a hotel. he immediatly realizes he is bankrupt. how so?
btw.. I was considering going back to school for a teaching cert for high school (or CC level) biology.
its an intj thing..Feb 22, 2009 at 9:04 pm #1479961
edit: I won't give the answer away, it's kind of fun to try and work it out!!Feb 23, 2009 at 8:45 pm #1480247
Denis HazlewoodBPL Member
@redleaderLocale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
This question was used for extra credit on a science quiz when I was in the 9th grade (1954). Only three of us got it.
Our version was a hunter tracking a bear, and what kind of bear was it? Polar.Feb 23, 2009 at 9:25 pm #1480256
Huzefa SiamwalaBPL Member
There are a pipe, a carrot and a pile of pebbles together in the middle of a field.Feb 23, 2009 at 9:30 pm #1480257
frostyFeb 23, 2009 at 9:31 pm #1480258
Thats one for cheech and chong>Mar 19, 2009 at 12:32 pm #1487165
@6hauptman6Locale: A white padded room in crazy town.
I think the answer is a triangle. If south, east, and north are just general directions with no care for specifics. ???South-West/East/North-West???Mar 19, 2009 at 2:30 pm #1487210
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
> a man is pushing his car when he stops in front of a hotel. he immediatly realizes he is bankrupt. how so?
Time for the answer maybe?
CheersMar 19, 2009 at 2:41 pm #1487211
Roger, He's Playing the game MonopolyMar 19, 2009 at 3:12 pm #1487228
Devin MontgomeryBPL Member
@dsmontgomeryLocale: one snowball away from big trouble
Ooooo! Very nice!Mar 19, 2009 at 4:26 pm #1487255
@retropumpLocale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
The correct answer is specifically the north MAGNETIC pole, assuming compass use. Which begs the question of how far from the "pole" do you need to be before your compass accurately points in the correct direction? I think you would have to have a GPS or other satellite based device to determine direction when within 10km of the north magnetic pole. You would otherwise be too close for magnetic accuracy IMHO.
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