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Discussion in 'Personal' started by les25paul, May 17, 2019.

  1. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    Anyone seen this riddle doing the rounds.

    Riddle: It is 7:00 am. and you are asleep. There is a knock on your door. Behind the door are your parents who have arrived for breakfast. In your fridge you have bread, milk (pasteurized), fruit juice, and a jar of jam. What do you open first?

    I think I know the answer but don't want to give away just yet.

    What do others think?

    And does anyone else have a good riddle to puzzle over?
  2. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Your eyes.
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  3. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Your eyes....
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  4. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    The shotgun cabinet
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  5. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    Too easy, thats what I thought.
  6. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    The door?
  7. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    I have one.

    You are a homeopathist and need to accurately measure out four pints of water to add to a recipe for a cure, that will subsequently be diluted again and again and again in four pint steps, but the only things you have to measure the water with are a three pint container and a five pint container.

    It's important that the quantity of water is accurately measured and there are no graduations on the containers. In fact, the containers are tapered, so you can't even hazard a guess at getting the volume right, however you have been assured that when full, each container will hold an accurately measured volume of water.

    How do you do it?
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  8. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Fill the five pint container then empty most of it into the three pint container, leaving two pints. Repeat as required?
  9. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Poked this to my husband and fridge door was it.
  10. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Like my eyes are ever fully open for an hour on work day? I am zombie before 10.
  11. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    I was sent the riddle on Msn messenger and responded "eyes" however I was told I was wrong and that the answer was "Messenger".

    It's a stupid 'riddle'.
  12. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Could an all-powerful deity create an object so heavy that even they couldn't move it?
  13. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Remeber that the homeopaphist needs to dilute the recipe thousands of times, so he'll be looking for a solution that doesn't involes too many repeated operations.There's a simpler way to get there.
  14. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    Move it where? Surely the deity would create the object in the place they were going to attempt to move it to. Why create work?
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  15. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Fill them both and repeat half as many times?
  16. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Nice idea, but you can't repeat it the first time by half as many times.
  17. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Surely it's like cooking and you can just add a slosh?
  18. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    The best way to conduct the "I need four pints of water but don't have a four pint vessel" task, is at the allotment, because in my suggested solution, you will need to discard five pints of water; so in my case, I have just returned from the allotment to try this out, and conclude it will be best received by young courgette plants.

    Fill the three pint container and tip into the five pint container.
    Fill the three pint container again, and decant into five pint container until the latter is full.
    You now have one pint in the three pint container.
    Empty the five pint container and decant the single pint from the 3 pinter into the empty 5 pinter.
    Refill the three pint container and pour it into the five pint container which already contains one single pint. Say "tada!" even though by this point nobody will have remained to listen with any degree of interest.
    So then go to pub and fill yourself with several pints, relieved that there is no longer any need to calculate...also to obscure your conscience from biting at you about having wasted

    (Given that the context of the riddle is homeopathy, I thought I'd write one of my famous jokes on the subject. But then every time I practiced it, although I was convinced myself, nobody else seemed to think it worked...)
    Last edited: May 18, 2019
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  19. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Because Mrs all-powerful deity will probably come along when it's finished and say "It's very nice dear, but couldn't you move it a couple of feet to the right so we can fit the potted clematis in?". I mean come on Jude, you've done gardening for others haven't you? :)
  20. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    You have a house in which every window faces South. A bear walks past one of the windows. What colour is it?

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