December 23, 2014 3:35 pm at 3:35 pm #1050123ChaimyParticipant
A father wants to test his two sons, and tells his sons to each take one of their horses and ride to the next town, and who ever’s horse gets there second will be the winner. So both sons ride their horses in circles and don’t know what else to do. Finally they go to the wise man who gives them instructions. Than both jump on the horses and quickly race to the next town to see if he will be the winner. What did the wise man tell them?December 23, 2014 4:17 pm at 4:17 pm #1050124Patur Aval AssurParticipant
Once someone brought up this thread, I disagree with I can only try’s solution to frummy in the tummy’s riddle about the three guys and Bin Laden. In I can only try’s solution, the one who figured out which color hat he was wearing did so by making presumptions about what the other two guys would be thinking. Now these presumptions were on the fact perfectly logical. So why didn’t the other two guys figure it out too? Well there are two possibilities:
1) They lacked the capabilities of logical reasoning.
2) They would have in fact figured it out; they were just slower than the third guy, and the deal was that only the first guy to figure it out gets to live.
The problem is that either of these two possibilities render the third guy’s thought process invalid. His response was based in the fact that neither of the other two guys had figured out that they were wearing black hats. Well if they lacked the capabilities of logical reasoning, or were slower than the third guy, then the fact that they didn’t figure out that they were wearing black hats doesn’t prove anything.
Now it could be that frummy in the tummy was trying to preempt my point when he said:
It could have been Huey or Dewey who figured it out as well, but Louie happened to be faster today.
But it doesn’t really preempt it because it’s basically the same as my second possibility – if they weren’t so quick on that day, (then in the hypothetical scenario where the third guy had a black hat) they might not yet have figured out that they were wearing red hats.
In other words, none of them should ever be able to figure out what color hats they are wearing because they only gauge they have of the speed of each other’s thought process is how quickly they figure out which color hat they are wearing, by which time the game is over.December 23, 2014 4:34 pm at 4:34 pm #1050125Patur Aval AssurParticipant
Also, I did Shticky Guy’s Strange Quiz and I got a different result.
The quiz is designed in a way such that you will automatically end up having to choose a country beginning with “D”. I chose Dahomey. Then for an animal that begins with “Y” I chose Yak. For a color beginning with “K” I chose Keppel. So I was 0/3 on Orange Kangaroos in Denmark.
While I was doing the quiz, I figured that someone might say that Dahomey is invalid because the country is now called Benin, so I also did it with Dominican Republic as my country which led me to Crab as my animal which gave me Bistre as my color. So I was again 0/3.December 23, 2014 4:55 pm at 4:55 pm #1050126
simple answer, they jumped on the other horse
i. still havent got an answer to mine thoughDecember 23, 2014 6:26 pm at 6:26 pm #1050127ChaimyParticipant
Coffee addict: the only thing I can think of is Simchas Torah, unless a scenario of a passul C”VSDecember 23, 2014 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm #1050128Sam2Participant
ca: There are more than 2 cases. Simchas Torah, Hoshana Rabba, Kol Nidrei in some Kehilos (some Davka do 5 no matter what Al Pi Kaballah, I’ve heard). Also, many take out all of the previous Sifrei Torah for a Hachnasas Sefer Torah.December 23, 2014 6:56 pm at 6:56 pm #1050129
hoshana rabbah?, i dont remember that being doneDecember 23, 2014 7:23 pm at 7:23 pm #1050130Sam2Participant
ca: My Shul takes out all the Sifrei Torah. As does the Shul I sometimes Daven at when I’m on vacation (they even give one to the women, if you remember my other thread).December 23, 2014 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm #1050131
yes, i remember that threadDecember 29, 2014 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm #1050132☢️ Rand0m3x 🎲Participant
I like how TheMusicMan answered the first
riddle without spoiling the riddle for others.
Does anyone know where his profile is? It’s not at his name-link.
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