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Postby Arminius » Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:03 pm

You may post your riddles in this thread.
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Re: Riddles

Postby Arminius » Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:12 pm

Here is one: A bridge between Germany and Switzerland has two parts: a German and a Swiss part - duh. There is a difference between them in height, namely: 54 cm. Why?

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Re: Riddles

Postby Arminius » Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:06 am

Is that riddle too difficult to solve?

This hint may help:

Germany and Switzerland have a different height reference. Germany's height system is referred to the water level of the North Sea, whereas the Switzerland's height system is referred to the water level of the Mediterranean Sea. Of course: the responsible planners of the said bridge knew this fact and took it into account: a height difference of 27 cm.. But then the Swiss made a msitake. Which mistake did the Swiss make?
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Re: Riddles

Postby James S Saint » Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:24 am

Arminius wrote:Which mistake did the Swiss make?

They helped build the bridge.
8)
Clarify, Verify, Instill, and Reinforce the Perception of Hopes and Threats unto Anentropic Harmony :)
Else
From THIS age of sleep, Homo-sapien shall never awake.

The Wise gather together to help one another in EVERY aspect of living.

You are always more insecure than you think, just not by what you think.
The only absolute certainty is formed by the absolute lack of alternatives.
It is not merely "do what works", but "to accomplish what purpose in what time frame at what cost".
As long as the authority is secretive, the population will be subjugated.

Amid the lack of certainty, put faith in the wiser to believe.
Devil's Motto: Make it look good, safe, innocent, and wise.. until it is too late to choose otherwise.

The Real God ≡ The reason/cause for the Universe being what it is = "The situation cannot be what it is and also remain as it is".
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Re: Riddles

Postby phoneutria » Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:39 am

silly swiss compensated for the difference in the wrong direction, I guess.

I hope you make fun of them for that.
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Re: Riddles

Postby Arminius » Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:54 pm

James S Saint wrote:
Arminius wrote:Which mistake did the Swiss make?

They helped build the bridge.
8)

That is a good joke. :lol:
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Re: Riddles

Postby Arminius » Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:11 pm

phoneutria wrote:
silly swiss compensated for the difference in the wrong direction, I guess.

Yes.

phoneutria wrote:
I hope you make fun of them for that.

No. I did not make fun of them for that. It is a true story.

The name of the city where this happened (2003-2004) is Laufenburg, and this city has two parts: a German and a Swiss part.

I did not find any English text about that said bridge with the Swiss construction fault. Those who can understand German may use the following link: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hochrheinbr%C3%BCcke .

The following photos were taken before the Swiss construction fault of 2003-2004 (see above), namely in 1864 (the first one) and in 2000 (the second one):

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This photo was taken in 1864. You can also see a part of the oldest existing bridge of Laufenburg. This bridge was build in the Middle Ages.

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This photo was taken in 2000.
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Re: Riddles

Postby Arminius » Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:03 am

The next riddle:

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There are three persons hidden.
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Re: Riddles

Postby James S Saint » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:14 am

Arminius wrote:The next riddle:

fdr.jpg

There are three persons hidden.

Well ... the first three look a bit like Hillary Clinton. :-k

:wink:
Clarify, Verify, Instill, and Reinforce the Perception of Hopes and Threats unto Anentropic Harmony :)
Else
From THIS age of sleep, Homo-sapien shall never awake.

The Wise gather together to help one another in EVERY aspect of living.

You are always more insecure than you think, just not by what you think.
The only absolute certainty is formed by the absolute lack of alternatives.
It is not merely "do what works", but "to accomplish what purpose in what time frame at what cost".
As long as the authority is secretive, the population will be subjugated.

Amid the lack of certainty, put faith in the wiser to believe.
Devil's Motto: Make it look good, safe, innocent, and wise.. until it is too late to choose otherwise.

The Real God ≡ The reason/cause for the Universe being what it is = "The situation cannot be what it is and also remain as it is".
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Re: Riddles

Postby Arminius » Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:37 pm

James S Saint wrote:
Arminius wrote:The next riddle:

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There are three persons hidden.

Well ... the first three look a bit like Hillary Clinton. :-k

:wink:

Do you think so? :lol:

The three persons are famous philosophers. You know them, and I think you have something in common with them. :wink:
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Re: Riddles

Postby phoneutria » Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:54 pm

stone dude, monk dude, and scarf dude

I did well in school.
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Re: Riddles

Postby James S Saint » Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:31 pm

Arminius wrote:The three persons are famous philosophers. You know them, and I think you have something in common with them. :wink:


Oh, you mean Aristotle, St Thomas Aquinas, and ole what.his.face ... James S Saint. :D

.. all being as ugly as sin. :-?
Clarify, Verify, Instill, and Reinforce the Perception of Hopes and Threats unto Anentropic Harmony :)
Else
From THIS age of sleep, Homo-sapien shall never awake.

The Wise gather together to help one another in EVERY aspect of living.

You are always more insecure than you think, just not by what you think.
The only absolute certainty is formed by the absolute lack of alternatives.
It is not merely "do what works", but "to accomplish what purpose in what time frame at what cost".
As long as the authority is secretive, the population will be subjugated.

Amid the lack of certainty, put faith in the wiser to believe.
Devil's Motto: Make it look good, safe, innocent, and wise.. until it is too late to choose otherwise.

The Real God ≡ The reason/cause for the Universe being what it is = "The situation cannot be what it is and also remain as it is".
.
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Re: Riddles

Postby Arminius » Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:35 am

phoneutria wrote:stone dude, monk dude, and scarf dude

I did well in school.

Really? .... Please name them (in tabs and with the solution process :) ).

Thanks.

James S Saint wrote:
Arminius wrote:The three persons are famous philosophers. You know them, and I think you have something in common with them. :wink:

Oh, you mean Aristotle, St Thomas Aquinas, and ole what.his.face ... James S Saint. :D

Well, who is the third one, James?

James S Saint wrote:.. all being as ugly as sin. :-?

Are you "ugly as sin", James? ... I have some objections .... :wink:

Please name the third one (in tabs and with the solution process :) ).

Thanks.
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Re: Riddles

Postby phoneutria » Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:17 am

Dude in scarf seems rather handsome. Piercing eyes and whatnot.
I have a bit of a thing for gentleman wear.
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Re: Riddles

Postby Arminius » Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:30 am

phoneutria wrote:Dude in scarf seems rather handsome. Piercing eyes and whatnot.

Yeah.

phoneutria wrote:I have a bit of a thing for gentleman wear.

Okay. .... And ... : Who is it?

Who are the three persons? Please give the answer in a tab (because of Carleas [?]). Thanks.
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Re: Riddles

Postby phoneutria » Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:08 am

I'm going to go with schopenhauer.
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Re: Riddles

Postby Arminius » Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:12 am

phoneutria wrote:
I'm going to go with schopenhauer.

No. .... I am sorry.
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Re: Riddles

Postby phoneutria » Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:59 am

there's sideburns there
.. :)
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Re: Riddles

Postby James S Saint » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:52 am

I Kant remember his name, but he looks sort of like this:
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Clarify, Verify, Instill, and Reinforce the Perception of Hopes and Threats unto Anentropic Harmony :)
Else
From THIS age of sleep, Homo-sapien shall never awake.

The Wise gather together to help one another in EVERY aspect of living.

You are always more insecure than you think, just not by what you think.
The only absolute certainty is formed by the absolute lack of alternatives.
It is not merely "do what works", but "to accomplish what purpose in what time frame at what cost".
As long as the authority is secretive, the population will be subjugated.

Amid the lack of certainty, put faith in the wiser to believe.
Devil's Motto: Make it look good, safe, innocent, and wise.. until it is too late to choose otherwise.

The Real God ≡ The reason/cause for the Universe being what it is = "The situation cannot be what it is and also remain as it is".
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Re: Riddles

Postby Arminius » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:02 am

James S Saint wrote:I Kant remember his name, but he looks sort of like this:
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No. .... I am sorry.
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Re: Riddles

Postby James S Saint » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:14 am

Arminius wrote:No. .... I am sorry.

Oh, so actually there are four hidden .. you just weren't aware of that one.

8-[
Clarify, Verify, Instill, and Reinforce the Perception of Hopes and Threats unto Anentropic Harmony :)
Else
From THIS age of sleep, Homo-sapien shall never awake.

The Wise gather together to help one another in EVERY aspect of living.

You are always more insecure than you think, just not by what you think.
The only absolute certainty is formed by the absolute lack of alternatives.
It is not merely "do what works", but "to accomplish what purpose in what time frame at what cost".
As long as the authority is secretive, the population will be subjugated.

Amid the lack of certainty, put faith in the wiser to believe.
Devil's Motto: Make it look good, safe, innocent, and wise.. until it is too late to choose otherwise.

The Real God ≡ The reason/cause for the Universe being what it is = "The situation cannot be what it is and also remain as it is".
.
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Re: Riddles

Postby Arminius » Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:13 pm

So you want a fourth hidden person in that picture. .... Interesting ....

But unfortunately there is no fourth person in that picture.
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Re: Riddles

Postby Arminius » Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:17 pm

phoneutria wrote:there's sideburns there
.. :)

Yes.
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Re: Riddles

Postby Arminius » Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:09 pm

Okay. I give you a hint:

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Re: Riddles

Postby James S Saint » Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:38 pm

Arminius wrote:Okay. I give you a hint:

fresko.jpg

My GRANDMOTHER!???! :o :shock: :confusion-scratchheadyellow:
Clarify, Verify, Instill, and Reinforce the Perception of Hopes and Threats unto Anentropic Harmony :)
Else
From THIS age of sleep, Homo-sapien shall never awake.

The Wise gather together to help one another in EVERY aspect of living.

You are always more insecure than you think, just not by what you think.
The only absolute certainty is formed by the absolute lack of alternatives.
It is not merely "do what works", but "to accomplish what purpose in what time frame at what cost".
As long as the authority is secretive, the population will be subjugated.

Amid the lack of certainty, put faith in the wiser to believe.
Devil's Motto: Make it look good, safe, innocent, and wise.. until it is too late to choose otherwise.

The Real God ≡ The reason/cause for the Universe being what it is = "The situation cannot be what it is and also remain as it is".
.
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