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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:06 am 
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Ok, then the answer has to be Robert but I cannot say why.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:22 pm 
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SOLUTION TO THE SMITHSONIAN CLOCK PUZZLE

Each hour the two clocks drift 20 seconds apart. We must first determine in how many days they will come together again. Well, they will be together
again after they have drifted 12 hours apart, which is 43,200 seconds ( 12x60x60). Since they drift apart 20 seconds each hour, they drift apart
43,200 seconds in 2160 hours (43,200 divided by 20), which is 90 days (2160 divided by 24).Thus they will be together again in 90 days.

Now, how can one fit 90 days between some day in Jan. and some day in May? Only from the last day in Jan. to the first day in May, and provided
IT IS NOT A LEAP YEAR ! [You can check this on a calender.] On a leap year it is impossible for any day in Jan. to be exactly 90 days away from any day in May. Thus the year of the story is not a leap year! Now, since on the year of the story Robert is 47, had he been born in 1933, the year would be 1980, which IS a leap year, hence Robert was not born in 1933. Thus he was born in 1932 and is therefore the older one.


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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:17 am 
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That one was too tough for me :!:

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:30 pm 
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That's just like my sister. Anything I lend her, I never see again... :x

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:40 am 
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PHILOSOPHY QUIZ

1-What ancient Greek philosopher moved very slowly?
2-What ancient Greek philosopher had a powerful punch?
3-What ancient Greek philosopher exhibited much curiosity?
4-What ancient Greek philosopher had fun with part of his foot?
5-What ancient Greek philosopher , mathematician and musician was snake-like?
6-What 17th century philosopher resembled a vehicle moving in sunlight?
7- what philosopher had canine characteristics?
8-What philosopher was high up in the scale of evolution?
9- What philosopher was very well read?
10-What philosopher couldn't do things?
11- What philosopher exhibited kitchen ware every hour?
12-Why can't the philosophers Kant and Reid ever understand each other?
13- What philosopher resembled a certain species of bird covered with dry grass"
14- What philosopher once physically assaulted a prison guard ? [This is one of my favorites! ]
15- what philosopher, mathematician and theologian resembled a certain brand of cookies ?
16- What philosopher and logician had a good place to swim?
17-What philosopher and social evolutionist , had he been a woman, would never have got married?
18-What philosopher and biologist won a lot of black substance?
19-What philosopher wold dig on top of a high mountain?
20-What philosopher resembled a funny stone?
21-What philosopher who taught at Columbia resembled a certain kind of food particularly liked by Jews?
22- What Jewish philosopher who taught at CCNY was zen-like?
23-What Harvard philosopher and psychologist would pacify wild beasts?
24-What Harvard philosopher and psychologist resembled a certain river in England?
25- What Harvard philosopher resembled a very expensive automobile?
26- What Harvard philosopher was always pawning things?
27-What Harvard philosopher would shock people?
28-What Harvard philosopher would happily make love?
29-What philosopher had very strong biceps?
30-What philosopher swore a lot?
31- What philosopher was always fussing around?
32- What philosopher always hurried?
33- What philosopher was quite mysterious?
34- What philosopher liked to fight?
35- What philosopher resembled the sound of leaves in a wind?

HINT: The philosophers 29--35 are all the same.#35 should really give it away!

BONUS PROBLEM--What does Raymond Smullyan become when he is in a logical mood?


ANSWERS

1- Aris -Turtle
2-Sock-raties
3-Epi-curious
4-Play-toe
5-Py(thon)agorous
6-Day Cart
7-George Bark- ley
8-David Human
9-Thomas Reid
10-Immanuel Can't
11-Show-Pan-Hour
12-Because Kant can't read Reid and Reid can't read Kant..
13-W.F.Hay-Gull
14- Soren Kick-a Guard
15- Sir Isaac Fiig Newton
16-George Pool
17- Herbert Spinster
18-Charles Tar- Win
19-Martin High-Digger
20-Ludwig Wit-gen- Stein
21-Ernest Bagel
22-Morris Koan
23-William Tames
24-William Thames
25-Josia Rolls Royce
26-William Hocking
27- William Shocking
28-Arthur Lovejoy
29-Bertrand Muscle
30-Bertrand Cussel
31-Bertrand Fussel
32-Bertrand Hustle
33-Bertrand Puzzle
34-Bertrand Tussle
35-Bertrand Rustle

Bonus Problem- When Raymond is logical, he becomes a Boolean Smoolian

Dear Friends,
If you can think of other philosophers, please let me know!

Best.
Raymond


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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:54 pm 
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I like no. 11!

Raymond, do you have any new quizzes relating to musicians? Something that's not already up in this thread (which may be impossible...)? If you do, put the quiz up but not the answers.

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:12 am 
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OK Monica, here goes:

More Musical Quiz

1-What composer had both feline and canine characteristics?
2-What composer had both watery and canine characteristics?
3- What Russian composer would constantly try a certain beverage ?
4-What pianist has rope like characteristics?
5- What pianist is the ruler of old people?
6-What harpsichordist was always traveling ?
7- What conductor would always bring baggage into an airplane?
8- What conductor was always in a big hurry?
9-What composer would constantly apprehend British conservatives ?
10- What composer became british whenever he entered the cooking room?


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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
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This is not a joke. Probably an easy one too: What composer was at one time simultaneously present with his wife, his mistress and his future wife?

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
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@Raymond - Hmmmm....wish I read these before I drank two glasses of wine and now I'm half asleep....I think I know only one answer: #4 - Wilhelm Hemp :?:

@Eddy - Is it Wagner, Liszt, or Brahms?

Don't give all the answers yet, but a couple hints would be okay..... :)

(You other members can guess too!)

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
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Yes, Monica; it is Wilhelm Hempf


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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
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Ok, taking another stab at some of these....

#1 or #2 - maybe Bela Bartok is in there somehow - like Bela Bark-alot, or something like that???

#3 - Rachmaninoff - maybe something like Rachmaninoft?

That's as close as I could get for now....

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:43 pm 
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Monica, your Bela Bark Dog is indeed canine, but not particularly feline. For (1) I was thinking of Meow-Zart, also known as Mutts-Art. To make him even more canine is the well known

fact that when he grew up, he joined a wolf gang!

As for (2) I was thinking of Johann SEA-Bastion Bark.

As for (3) I was thinking of Pyotr Illyich Try-Coffee-Ski


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 Post subject: Re: Puzzles, Jokes, Anecdotes, and Thoughts
PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:13 pm 
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rsmullyan wrote:

fact that when he grew up, he joined a wolf gang!


hahahaha - that's a good one!

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May as well give all the answers now, since I have more coming

Answers to More Musical Quiz

!--Meow-Zart-also known as Mutts-Art. And to make matters even more canine,he joined a wolf- gang.
2.Johann Sea-Bastion Bark.
3-Pyotr Ilyich Try-Coffee-Ski
4-Wilhelm Hempf
5-Walter Geezer-King
6-Wanderer Landowska
7-Herbert von Carry-On
8-Walter Dam-Rush
9-Iram Catch-a-Tory-An
10-Iram Kitchen-Tory-An


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