Answer correctly to win! :)
Sometimes debates on here get a little too serious, and as a president, it must be rather difficult and frustrating at times. I would like to lighten up your mood with a fun challenge ;)
I am personally challenging the president of DDO. I will present some questions (Riddles, puzzles, brain teasers, mathematical equations, challenges etc.) and he must attempt, to the best of his abilities to accomplish those tasks.
Since this is a 5 rounded, I will present 5 challenges per round (apart from this one), (meaning 20 in total).
My opponent must give a response to all five challenges within the same "argument", without the help of others or the internet search engines. I will reword riddles and/or brain teasers to minimise his ability to cheat if so >___>
Airmax must succeed in at least 17/20 challenges to win this "debate".
15-16/20 will result in a tie.
14 or less successes will result in a win on my side.
I will give a response, as to whether or not Airmax has answered my challenges correctly, after each round (and in the comments section for the fifth round).
The questions that I present (like riddles or teasers etc.) will have at least one valid answer. Airmax must present at least one valid answer. If he chooses to present more than one answer for the fun of the debate, all answers must be correct. If any response to one question can be proven wrong, that entire question will be counted as wrong (do you get my point? Lol. Hope you get what I mean :/)
PLEASE ACCEPT!!!!!!!!! THIS WOULD BE VERY FUN (:
First round acceptance only. Any queries, please put in comments section :)
Good Luck Airmax! :D
I thank Airmax for accepted my challenge to this challenge and wish him the best of luck.
Emily was sitting at her study table, home alone, on a cold and stormy night. Her parents had taken a flight earlier in the morning to Australia as her grandmother had passed away. She had wanted to follow her parents but she had an important English examination the next day which she could not miss.
Detective Drosnin stopped by Ms. Gray's house to inform her that the creep who had been stalking her years ago had just escaped from prison. She seemed to take the news fairly well, and was very polite, though she didn't invite him in.
It is greater than God and more evil than the devil. The poor have it, the rich need it and if you eat it you’ll die. What is it?
A father and son went in their car for a road trip. They got in a car crash. The father died, and the son was badly injured. He needed surgery, but in the hospital when the doctor comes in, the doctor says, “I can’t operate on this boy, he’s my son.” Who’s the doctor?”
There was a green house. Inside the green house there was a white house. Inside the white house there was a red house. Inside the red house there were lots of babies. What is it?
I gave some thought throughout the day to a couple of the challenges, while the others I was already familiar with...
This is a pretty dramatic and scary scenario to start this debate with and the answer can be found in the phone call.
The overly dramatic call about science papers fits in well with the situation but key words stick out for a call about science papers... If one removes everything but a few of these words, Emily's plead for help becomes apparent...
"I really need them back. It would be a great -help- to -me-. It's an -emergency-, so if you could give me them tomorrow it would be great. Please -hurry- in finding the notes. I need to get back to my books now. -Bye-."
If Emily moved the phone a bit, covered the phone slightly, or used the flash button other than when she said these words the person on the other end would only hear: "Help me...Emergency...Hurry...bye.". Anna naturally calls the police and the intruder is arrested.
This one was actually explained in the message itself, by rearranging the message in rows of 21 to decipher the actual message. I actually tried a bunch of other methods before realizing what should have been obvious.
So if you take the whole message and make it one block of text in rows of 21, the second vertical row spells out "He is here".
The boys mother.
Congratulations on Airmax for a perfect score of 5/5 right now!
All challenges have been acomplished perfectly (and within a very short time as well).
The next challenges are as follows:
I am in 2000, 548, and 3652, but not 14, 1700, and 950. What am I?
There was a man found on the floor of his house, with a bullet in his head and a gun in his hand. A voice recorder is on the table next to him, with a recently recorded message on it, rewound to the start. The police play the message, to hear the man explaining why he can't face life anymore and then a gunshot is heard. Everyone assumes it was a suicide, except for detective Dirk Gently, who knew it was a murder. How did he now?
What is unique about these opening paragraphs of a novel?
A dagger thrust at my own heart
The Fisherman's mystery:
One day, a fisherman (real person) went out fishing. He loads and loads of fish.
At one point, he pulled the line and saw a fish on the line that neither struggled nor tried to save itself at all, but the fisherman wasn't surprised, WHY?
The recording was rewound.
The arrangement of the words.
It was dead.
So far Airmax has responded with two incorrect answers.
Challenge #7 and #8 are answered incorrectly.
Challenge #7: Detective Dirk Gently heard the recording just like everyone else. He did not hear anything that anyone else didn’t hear. The correct answer: Dirk Gently murdered the man. The fact is that the challenge specifically mentions that he KNEW it was murder. He murdered the man and only because of that, can he be so certain that it is a murder. .
Challenge #8: Incorrect. The thing strange about those paragraphs is that it does not contain the letter “e”. Look through it all again and you’ll see that I’m right J
So far Airmax's score is:
The next challenges:
On a hot summer’s day, two detectives had a walk together at a park and decided to walk back home (they shared a room within an apartment). On the way back home, they saw the most bizarre thing. Through a window, they saw a man being hanged by the neck. They rushed to the scene and could not open the door. Rushing around the house from every side, they were not able to find an entrance.
As a last resort, they broke through the window to try and rescue the man. Unfortunately, the man was long dead. They looked at the colour of his face and assumed he died quite a while ago. They saw a note, a suicide note as the two detectives assumed. It read:
“Life has brought more suffering to me than it has gifts. I am unable escape the horrors of life, and have resolved to killing myself. Being bullied throughout my entire childhood, I still have no friends to this very day. I have no regrets to make.
Most people would say, something like ‘I don’t want to leave’, however I am very happy to have left this place. I look forward to what the afterlife has to offer for me. Bye----
According to the note, it seemed to have been a suicide, yet the man’s feet were more than a metre of the ground and had nothing from the bottom to support himself (no chair or table for him to step onto) to put his neck around the rope. No windows/doors/locks were broken into and the man had no exterior scars or cuts to suggest he was stabbed or shot.
Did this man actually get murdered or did he actually commit suicide? And how was it done? (No, the answer is not him jumping a metre high and aiming his neck inside the rope!)
You are somehow stuck at the core a massive steel box, 20 metres thick from every side from where you are standing (20 metres thick from your above your head, to your right, left, front, back and bottom). The only items that you have in front of you are:
- A Rubik’s cube
- A small plate of food
- One glass of water
- A table
- A rusty saw
You are completely enclosed and due to the amount of space you have with you, it is likely that you will suffocate within 20 minutes. How do you get out before you die?
- Shout out for help (it is 20 metres thick from every side you are standing from. That means the cube is 40 cubic metres) as sound will not penetrate far enough.
- No one can see you
- No one else can help you
An old man had 5 sons. One day, he died without any known reason. In his will, he wrote, “Only the smartest child will take my valuable diamond as their own. It is inside a cylinder with thousands of squares around it”.
All of the sons thought it was a good joke expect for the wisest one who took off in bolt action into the house and retrieved the diamond. Where was it?
There are 5 houses in 5 different colors in a row. In each house lives a person with a different nationality. The 5 owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar, and keep a certain pet. No owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar, or drink the same beverage. Other facts:
Question is: Who owns the fish?
What am I?
There is a donkey
What am I?
It seems like there is some controversy regarding challenge 7. I'll concede to being wrong though as getting it right wouldn't be a deciding factor in this debate either way.
Yes. The man was a wizard.
In the house.
Behind that other donkey.
It appears my opponent has answered all challenges incorrectly. Correct answers:
The man did indeed suicide. He stood on a talk chunk of ice (one at least a metre tall based on the case of this challenge). Naturally, he probably did kick the massive chunk of ice for the suicide. Once he dies, the ice would have melted. The fact that this challenge did mention that it was a “hot summers day”, the ice would have melted and even evaporated before the two detectives discovered the suicide.
Not sure how “4” has anything to do with the challenge really. The correct answer is based on something as follows:
Using the rusty saw, you cut the table in half. Once you have done this, you have two table parts (two halves of a table). Once you have these two halves, you tape it back together to form a whole (whole = hole. It is a challenge based on word play and homophones). Once you have done that, you crawl through the hole and outside of the massive cube.
“Only the smartest child will take my valuable diamond as their own. It is inside a cylinder with thousands of squares around it”
The only answer is a toilet paper roll. The toilet paper roll is a cylinder shape, and the tissues around it are in the shape of squares.
The German sits in his Green House, smoking his Prince cigars, drinking coffee, and watching his FISH.
It goes like this:
Asss-asss-i-nation, which fits all criteria. (suppose to be two s's on both, however it is a profanity, meaning I am not allowed to.
The next challenges are as follows: (I will provide the responses to Airmax’s answers in the comments section once he has finished).
You will know that I am coming
Grammar Manor once again provided the perfect backdrop for the annual Punctuation Ball, hosted by Lord Charles of Colon and his dainty wife Sandra of Semicolon. Herbert Hash conducted the large brass band who were playing a slow song as the assembled punctuation marks danced serif in serif.
This one is fairly simple:
During winter, Sherlock Holmes was reading over his notes for a murder case, when suddenly, he heard a snowball crash through his window, breaking it to pieces. He rushed to the window to find out who it was. He saw 3 boys from his neighbourhood running away. Their names were James Crimson, Mark Crimson and Richard Crimson.
The next day, he got a note on his door which read “? Crimson. He broke your window.”
What does that note mean?
A man was specially having a house constructed for him. The constructor asked the man what he wants his house to be like, and the man answered:
“I want the house to be of a standard build where all walls from the outside will be facing directly southwards.”
In a months’ time, the man was happily living in his new house.
How is this possible?
During a visit to an asylum, a visitor asked the Director what the criteria is that defines if a patient should be institutionalized.
Ice cream vendor
-Question 'Mark- Crimson'.
A normal person would just pull the tub plug.
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