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bossyburrito
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SarcasticIndeed
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Solve the riddle 5

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SarcasticIndeed
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/15/2012 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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bossyburrito

Pro

I'll post a riddle in this round. Con gets one guess. I reveal the answer in round two. If Con gets it, he gets all points. If he doesn't, I get all points.

Riddle:
The captain of a ship was telling this interesting story: "We traveled the sea far and wide. At one time, two of my sailors were standing on opposite sides of the ship. One was looking west and the other one east. And at the same time, they could see each other clearly."
How can that be possible?
SarcasticIndeed

Con

Okay, interesting riddle.

So let's see. This is all really about how two people could be looking at the opposite sides of the world, yet still be looking at each other. Now, this normally wouldn't work, so my first thought would be that they were on some point where east and west are technically the same. This makes me think of poles. So let's say you were on the north pole. Wherever you look, that would be south. But that wouldn't work.

Oh, wait, I got an idea.

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Riddle

For some reason this thing cut off the part after I got the idea. Anyway, I think I know how to solve it. THe guy looking at west would need to stand by the east side of the ship, and the guy looking at east would stand at the west side of the ship. Thus, they are still looking at the opposite sides of the world, but over each other's shoulders! I think I got it :P
Debate Round No. 1
bossyburrito

Pro

Good job!
Maybe I should pick harder riddles :P
Con wins.
SarcasticIndeed

Con

Yeah, if we were to repeat this sometime, I'd like something a bit harder :P Although this did make me think for a while.
Thanks to Pro for an interesting riddle.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by Cody_Franklin 4 years ago
Cody_Franklin
Me, too. And I'm not even sober.
Posted by RationalMadman 4 years ago
RationalMadman
I got this the moment I read it...
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Vote Placed by wiploc 4 years ago
wiploc
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Reasons for voting decision: I liked this riddle. Con solved it.
Vote Placed by singingboy2 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro said so good riddle