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A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:22 am

Does anyone have a meaning for this square:
S A T O R
A R E P O
T E N E T
O P E R A
R O T A S
which can be read horizontally or verically from right to left or from left to right...?
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:27 am

It's a Sator-Rotas square, an ancient mystical charm.

In Rome during the Middle Ages this square was inscribed on a variety of common, everyday objects such as utensils and drinking vessels. It was also found above doorways. It was believed that the square had magical properties, and that making it visible would ward off evil spirits. The words on the square roughly translate to "The Creator (or Savior) holds the working of the spheres in his hands".
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:49 am

Any reference available, please ?
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:52 am

Quoting Pihero (Reply 2):
Any reference available, please ?

Not really. I remember studying this in college.

Just google Sator-Rotas Square. You'll find plenty.
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:56 am

Reference available here.

Now, in American currency, how do you get 30 cents if one coin cannot be a nickel?

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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:03 am

Quoting Coal (Reply 4):
Now, in American currency, how do you get 30 cents if one coin cannot be a nickel?

Three dimes. Not one of those coins is a nickel  Wink
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:34 am

Quoting Coal (Reply 4):
Now, in American currency, how do you get 30 cents if one coin cannot be a nickel?

One coin is a quarter, the other coin is the nickel.  Wink

Quoting MattRB (Reply 5):
Three dimes. Not one of those coins is a nickel

Well, the Riddle is supposed to be done using two coins.
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:59 am

Quoting Coal (Reply 4):
Now, in American currency, how do you get 30 cents if one coin cannot be a nickel?

30 pennies
1 quarter, 5 pennies
3 dimes
2 dimes, 10 pennies
1 dime, 20 pennies
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:08 am

Quoting Coal (Reply 4):
how do you get 30 cents if one coin cannot be a nickel?

I saw that in Scrubs the TV show!  Smile One coin is a quarter and one coin is a nickel. Only one coin is a nickel, the other cannot be one then. :0)

Quoting Pihero (Thread starter):
S A T O R
A R E P O
T E N E T
O P E R A
R O T A S

I have just realised that the SATOR is ROTAS backwards, the AREPO is OPERA backwards and TENET is a palindrome. Yay me!!  rotfl 

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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:12 am

Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 8):
Pawsleykat

Gee who said scotland were slow  Wink


Very interesting square, but how did they think it was going to keep evil spirits away?

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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:43 am

Ok, I effed up the riddle. You guys still get cookies!

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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:51 am

Ahhh riddles! Me and afew friends were sharing riddles today! Im well prepared.

Heres one......

There are 3 light switches outside of a room and one bulb inside of a room. How do you find out which is the correct switch which will turn the light on inside the room. Note that you can not see into the room in any way!
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:19 am

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 11):
There are 3 light switches outside of a room and one bulb inside of a room. How do you find out which is the correct switch which will turn the light on inside the room. Note that you can not see into the room in any way!

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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:25 am

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 11):

I've heard this and i think there is supposed to be more detail. I think you turn them on one at a time and go in to see which switch caused the bulb to get hot. Am I right?
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:31 am

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 13):
I've heard this and i think there is supposed to be more detail. I think you turn them on one at a time and go in to see which switch caused the bulb to get hot. Am I right?

Whoppps yea my bad. You are only allowed into the room once. LOL! How could I forget that part!!!! That changes the entire thing. So let me say the riddle again...



There are 3 light switches outside of a room and one bulb inside of a room. How do you find out which is the correct switch which will turn the light on inside the room. Note that you can not see into the room in any way! ALSO you are only allowed into the room only ONCE.
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:38 am

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 14):

There are 3 light switches outside of a room and one bulb inside of a room. How do you find out which is the correct switch which will turn the light on inside the room. Note that you can not see into the room in any way! ALSO you are only allowed into the room only ONCE.

Hit the first switch and leave it on for a few minutes. Then turn it off. Wait until the bulb would have had sufficient time to cool. Turn on the second switch, leave it on for a few minutes. Turn it off, and turn on the third switch. Go into the room. If the bulb is cold, it was the first one, if it's warm it was the second one, and if it's on it was the third.

I think...right?

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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:41 am

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 15):

Yea nearly....... the real answer I was told is Turn on 1 switch and leave it for 5 minutes. Then turn it off and turn on a second switch, then go into the room. If the bulb is on then bingo, but if it's not on and it's warm then it's the first switch. If it is neither on or warm, then it is the last switch.

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 15):

Slightly easier method but welldone! I have more riddles but I have forgotten them all!!!!
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:42 am

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 11):
There are 3 light switches outside of a room and one bulb inside of a room. How do you find out which is the correct switch which will turn the light on inside the room. Note that you can not see into the room in any way!

I think this is right:

Turn on switch 1 for a few minutes (enough for a bulb to get hot). Then switch it off and hit switch 2. Immediately go in to the room. If the bulb is off but hot, it's switch 1. If the bulb is on, it's switch 2. If the bulb is neither on nor hot, then it's switch 3.
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:52 am

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 17):

Yup! I believe you hadn't seen my preious answer.lol Welldone if you didn't already know it. As it had me completely stumped. I was thinkin of knocking the wall down to follow the wires or get a friend to stand at the doorway and shout out when a light came on, but none of that was allowed.

I remember more riddles...

1) There is a carton with 6 eggs inside. There are 6 children and each one is instructed to take an egg. At the end, there is still one egg left in the carton. Why?

2) A man and a son are in a car crash. The father dies. At the hospital, the son is in the operating room, where the doctor says 'this is my son'!!! How is this possible?
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:59 am

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 18):
2) A man and a son are in a car crash. The father dies. At the hospital, the son is in the operating room, where the doctor says 'this is my son'!!! How is this possible?

The "man" was the grandfather, the son was the grandson, the doctor is the middle one (the son's father).

I have NO idea on the first one, but I'm too lazy to put any serious thought into it.

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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:01 am

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 19):
The "man" was the grandfather, the son was the grandson, the doctor is the middle one (the son's father).

Nope. LOL even though that's what I first thought but it aint that.
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:10 am

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 18):
A man and a son are in a car crash. The father dies. At the hospital, the son is in the operating room, where the doctor says 'this is my son'!!! How is this possible?

Surgeons his mum (i was going to post this!)

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 18):
There is a carton with 6 eggs inside. There are 6 children and each one is instructed to take an egg. At the end, there is still one egg left in the carton. Why?

One child has no arms?

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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:10 am

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 18):
1) There is a carton with 6 eggs inside. There are 6 children and each one is instructed to take an egg. At the end, there is still one egg left in the carton. Why?

The last kid took the carton with the egg still inside.

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 18):
2) A man and a son are in a car crash. The father dies. At the hospital, the son is in the operating room, where the doctor says 'this is my son'!!! How is this possible?

The doctor is the son's mother.

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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:12 am



Quoting Legoguy (Reply 18):
2) A man and a son are in a car crash. The father dies. At the hospital, the son is in the operating room, where the doctor says 'this is my son'!!! How is this possible?

The doctor is his mother....



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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:13 am

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 18):
1) There is a carton with 6 eggs inside. There are 6 children and each one is instructed to take an egg. At the end, there is still one egg left in the carton. Why?

The 6th child is holding the carton containing his egg.

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 18):
2) A man and a son are in a car crash. The father dies. At the hospital, the son is in the operating room, where the doctor says 'this is my son'!!! How is this possible?

The man is the son's father. The doctor is the son's mother.
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:14 am

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 21):
Surgeons his mum (i was going to post this!)

Yup

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 21):
One child has no arms?

What are you smoking. LOL. See miss lu's answer.

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 22):
Where is my cookie?

You only get half a cookie as James beat you to the second one. If you're so smart you must have some good ones   I need more riddles for tomorrow at uni!

EDIT.......damn you are all smarter than I thought!

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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:16 am

Here's a couple of old ones...

1. On the way to St. Ives, I met a man with 7 wives. 7 wives had 7 sisters, 7 sisters had 7 mothers, 7 mothers had 7 brothers. Brothers, mothers, sisters, wives - how many were going to St. Ives?

2. If a rooster sits on top of church steeple and lays an egg, which side of the steeple will it fall down?
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:18 am

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 26):
1. On the way to St. Ives, I met a man with 7 wives. 7 wives had 7 sisters, 7 sisters had 7 mothers, 7 mothers had 7 brothers. Brothers, mothers, sisters, wives - how many were going to St. Ives?

I shall guess one as he met them on his way to St Ives

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 26):
2. If a rooster sits on top of church steeple and lays an egg, which side of the steeple will it fall down?

It might get impaled on the spikey bit at the top... I have no idea.lol. Unless the steep has a flat top...mmmmm in that case remains on the roof.
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:20 am

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 26):
2. If a rooster sits on top of church steeple and lays an egg, which side of the steeple will it fall down?

Roosters don't lay eggs.
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:22 am

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 26):
2. If a rooster sits on top of church steeple and lays an egg, which side of the steeple will it fall down?

Roosters don't lay eggs.

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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:22 am

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 26):
rooster

Erm arent roosters male in which case they wont lay eggs, either that or im failing biology.

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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:25 am

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 27):
I shall guess one as he met them on his way to St Ives

Correct.  checkmark 

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 28):
Roosters don't lay eggs.

And correct.  checkmark 

There's no getting anything passed you guys, is there. try this one...

A man decides to quit his job, so he turns off the lights, and walks out of the room, and 200 people die. Why do 200 people die
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:25 am

What has wheels and flies, but is not an aircraft?

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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:26 am

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 25):
I need more riddles for tomorrow at uni!

Here's a silly one, but I know several people who fell for it:

Just 'cause it's a.net... An airplane crashed right on the U.S. - Canada border. On which side of the border do they bury the survivors?
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:26 am

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 26):
1. On the way to St. Ives, I met a man with 7 wives. 7 wives had 7 sisters, 7 sisters had 7 mothers, 7 mothers had 7 brothers. Brothers, mothers, sisters, wives - how many were going to St. Ives?

Well that depends. Were you going faster than they, which is possible since there are so many of them. If you were going faster, you would catch them and continue together on the way to St. Ives. Or you meet at a point where two roads join and continue together to St. Ives. Or you can stop over-annalyzing it and say you are travelling in opposite directions and only one is going to St. Ives. That way is not nearly as much fun though.

The number for the others would be 2403. 2401 is 7^4 for Brothers, mothers, sisters, wives; 1 is for the man; and 1 is yourself.
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:26 am

Two fathers, two sons go fishing. There are three fish caught, but everyone catches a fish. How is this possible?
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:26 am

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 31):
A man decides to quit his job, so he turns off the lights, and walks out of the room, and 200 people die. Why do 200 people die

Hehehe I think I have it but will just let people think over it and will send an IM instead
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:28 am

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 32):
What has wheels and flies, but is not an aircraft?

Garbage truck
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:29 am

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 33):
Just 'cause it's a.net... An airplane crashed right on the U.S. - Canada border. On which side of the border do they bury the survivors?

You don't bury survivors.
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:30 am

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 33):
Just 'cause it's a.net... An airplane crashed right on the U.S. - Canada border. On which side of the border do they bury the survivors?

One word gets me thinking. LOL

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 33):
survivors



Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 35):
Two fathers, two sons go fishing. There are three fish caught, but everyone catches a fish. How is this possible?

father, son, grandson?
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:30 am

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 35):
Two fathers, two sons go fishing. There are three fish caught, but everyone catches a fish. How is this possible?

Easy, there are only three men there - A Grandfather, a father, and a son. The father is the son of the grandfather, and the son is the son of the father - 2 fathers, 2 sons, only 3 people.
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:31 am

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 31):
A man decides to quit his job, so he turns off the lights, and walks out of the room, and 200 people die. Why do 200 people die

He's a pilot?

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 35):
Two fathers, two sons go fishing. There are three fish caught, but everyone catches a fish. How is this possible?

Grandfather, father/son of the grandfather, grandson/son of the father.

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 33):
An airplane crashed right on the U.S. - Canada border. On which side of the border do they bury the survivors?

Must you really ask?
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:32 am

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 37):

Enjoy the cookie i just put in the post for you.

How far can a dog run into the woods?

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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:33 am

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 31):
A man decides to quit his job, so he turns off the lights, and walks out of the room, and 200 people die. Why do 200 people die

Hmm... he was operating a lighthouse, and a ship crashed into the bay?

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 38):
You don't bury survivors.

 checkmark  Yet several of my friends fell for it...
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:33 am

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 42):
How far can a dog run into the woods?

Halfway, then he starts to run out of the woods.
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:33 am

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 41):
He's a pilot?

No, but you're along the right lines.
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:34 am

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 34):
Well that depends. Were you going faster than they, which is possible since there are so many of them. If you were going faster, you would catch them and continue together on the way to St. Ives. Or you meet at a point where two roads join and continue together to St. Ives. Or you can stop over-annalyzing it and say you are travelling in opposite directions and only one is going to St. Ives. That way is not nearly as much fun though.

The number for the others would be 2403. 2401 is 7^4 for Brothers, mothers, sisters, wives; 1 is for the man; and 1 is yourself.

LOL

Another riddle. A woman lives on the 12th floor in a block of flats. However when going up to her flat from the ground, she always takes the elevator up to the 8th floor and then walks the rest of the way. Why, since the elevator goes all the way to the top of the building.
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:35 am

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 33):
Just 'cause it's a.net... An airplane crashed right on the U.S. - Canada border. On which side of the border do they bury the survivors?

Yea, this one's pretty easy to get when it's in writing though. Part of the catch on this one is that the person isn't listening quite closely enough to pick up on the "survivor" part?

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 41):
Grandfather, father/son of the grandfather, grandson/son of the father.

Very good.  Wink

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 41):
Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 31):
A man decides to quit his job, so he turns off the lights, and walks out of the room, and 200 people die. Why do 200 people die

He's a pilot?

That or a bomb defuser.
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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:35 am

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 45):
No, but you're along the right lines.


ATC then.

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 47):
Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 41):
Grandfather, father/son of the grandfather, grandson/son of the father.

Very good.

Yeah but Legoguy and IFEmaster were quicker.

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RE: A Riddle

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:39 am

Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 47):
A man decides to quit his job, so he turns off the lights, and walks out of the room, and 200 people die. Why do 200 people die

Aircraft mechanic.

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 46):
Another riddle. A woman lives on the 12th floor in a block of flats. However when going up to her flat from the ground, she always takes the elevator up to the 8th floor and then walks the rest of the way. Why, since the elevator goes all the way to the top of the building.

Too short to reach the top buttons.

Rgds --James--
You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!

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