# Conundrums

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Frogman, Aug 24, 2011.

# Conundrums

1,172 Views
1. ### FrogmanThis could be you!

Member
Sep 20, 2009
Aus
So you know those questions like...
Well okay heres and example:
I got to go through a tour of googles offices in Australia and i was asking our tour guide person how he got a job and about his qualifications and stuff and he said that in the interview they asked him like obscure sort of questions...I cant remember the puzzle he told me but they like make you think laterally (< thats how you say it isnt it?>

anyway post the question then put the answer (if you know it) In a spoiler

EDIT- Found what I mean

2. ### Shinigami357Current "give a fuck" level: Honey Badger

Member
Jul 29, 2010
You mean something like a logic question?

3. ### FrogmanThis could be you!

Member
Sep 20, 2009
Aus
I dont really know.
Im like blurghh.
His question was something along the lines of something is on the table and he had to get it off somehow with some sort of restriction of something?

EDIT- See edit in first post

4. ### VehoThe man who cried "Ni".

Former Staff
Apr 4, 2006
Zagreb
You have two wicks/fuses of different lengths, and the only thing you know about them is that they both take one hour to burn their entire length, but at an uneven speed (different segments burn at different speeds; half a wick won't burn half as long). Using those two wicks and a lighter, how can you time 45 minutes?

Warning: Spoilers inside!

5. ### FrogmanThis could be you!

Member
Sep 20, 2009
Aus
Took me 15 minutes but I finally got it ahahah

6. ### CannonFoddrRegular GBATemp Lurker

Member
Sep 23, 2006
Sitting by computer
Ohh - I think I know the type. I remember something like this a few years back doing the rounds in work.

Are these what you mean ??

Q1: There is a pipe - only big enough for a single man to crawl through - two men enter the pipe from different ends & come out the other side - How come ?

Q2: There is a house with 4 North facing walls & a bear is running towards it.
What colour is the bear ?

Q3: A avid coin collector friend of mine showed me a very rare coin dated 1563 BC, said it cost a fortune to get it. I told him it was a fake but he wouldn't believe me.
Why did I know the coin was a fake ??

7. ### Fat DGBAtemp Maniac

Member
Nov 18, 2006
Good luck finding polar bears at the south pole.

8. ### FrogmanThis could be you!

Member
Sep 20, 2009
Aus
Yep thats what I ment
I got number 3 instantly

9. ### VehoThe man who cried "Ni".

Former Staff
Apr 4, 2006
Zagreb
Warning: Spoilers inside!

Member
Apr 24, 2009
In Vulpes' Fur
A boy got past the semi-finals of a contest by defeating his father. During the finals, his opponent dropped out of the contest, saying "I can't fight him! He's my son!" How?
Warning: Spoilers inside!

A man loaned 3 dollars from his friend to take a taxi ride home, even though yesterday, he had 2 million dollars in his hands. What is the man's job?
Warning: Spoilers inside!

11. ### CannonFoddrRegular GBATemp Lurker

Member
Sep 23, 2006
Sitting by computer
OK - so I got that one wrong... I WAS working from memory... & I'm getting on in my years, so it's not in the best tip top condition

12. ### ProtoKun7GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 4

Global Moderator
Jan 3, 2009
Gallifrey
I'm already familiar with that one, so I recognised that the walls should face south before I finished reading it.

A man is walking down a flight of stairs alone when he instantly realises his wife has died. Why is this?

A man is pushing his car until he arrives at a hotel and knows he's bankrupt. Why?

Warning: Spoilers inside!

A man comes into town on Wednesday, stays for three days and then leaves on Wednesday. How?

I love conundra.
(Especially the morbid)