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Re: Riddle Me This

Postby isaysroar » May 10th, 2013, 2:05 pm

Did he buy rocks and hay?:P Idk??
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Re: Riddle Me This

Postby EpicFailOlympian » May 10th, 2013, 8:09 pm

I would say air, but you can't really "buy" that. It's already there :P
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Re: Riddle Me This

Postby Allinea » May 11th, 2013, 1:36 pm

A old man was dying, and he gave each of his three sons a gold coin and told them to go get something that would fill up the entire barn, and whoever accomplished the task would inherit his property. The eldest son went out and bought a hundred rocks. Those did not fill up the barn. The middle son went out and bought ten bales of hay, but even those barely didn't fill up the entire barn. The youngest son went out and bought two (single) items and filled the entire barn. What did the youngest son buy, and what did he fill the room with?
Two pies. He put them onto his brothers' faces and filled the barn with laughter.

It was all I could think of :P
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Re: Riddle Me This

Postby pikachu4919 » May 11th, 2013, 1:50 pm

A old man was dying, and he gave each of his three sons a gold coin and told them to go get something that would fill up the entire barn, and whoever accomplished the task would inherit his property. The eldest son went out and bought a hundred rocks. Those did not fill up the barn. The middle son went out and bought ten bales of hay, but even those barely didn't fill up the entire barn. The youngest son went out and bought two (single) items and filled the entire barn. What did the youngest son buy, and what did he fill the room with?
Two pies. He put them onto his brothers' faces and filled the barn with laughter.

It was all I could think of :P
err, no. but very clever and funny, though.
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Re: Riddle Me This

Postby Cedavis6 » May 11th, 2013, 2:12 pm

I would say air, but you can't really "buy" that. It's already there :P
He bought something to suck out all the air, and then bought something to fill it up with again?

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Re: Riddle Me This

Postby space scientist » May 23rd, 2013, 7:48 pm

The youngest son bought a match and a candle. Then he lit the match and used that to light the candle. The candle then filled the barn with light. I believe that is the correct answer, since I remember seeing that riddle before.

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How many were going to St. Ives?
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Postby pikachu4919 » May 23rd, 2013, 7:51 pm

err, no.
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Re: Riddle Me This

Postby plaid suit guy2 » May 23rd, 2013, 8:06 pm

he brought a comedian and a person. the place was full of laughter

or anything to put on top of the rocks and hay. you never said that they were removed.
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Re: Riddle Me This

Postby EpicFailOlympian » May 24th, 2013, 8:12 pm

The youngest son bought a match and a candle. Then he lit the match and used that to light the candle. The candle then filled the barn with light. I believe that is the correct answer, since I remember seeing that riddle before.

As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives,
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits.
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were going to St. Ives?
Hehe, only one, the narrator. But 7^0+7^1+7^2+7^3+7^4 = 2801 for the man he met in case anyone was wondering about the math :P
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Re: Riddle Me This

Postby plaid suit guy2 » May 25th, 2013, 11:58 am

that was obvious, but we were still talking about the one with the barn filling.
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