For kicks and giggles (in Contests)


Mama Bear [G6] January 17 2009 5:27 AM EST

Okie Dokie CB I'm bored and finished paying loans, so I'm going to give some CBD away for fun. q=-P

Here are the rules. I'm going to state 8 well known and common riddles, the first person to give me the answers to all 8 will get 240k CBD, that's 30k an answer. You can NOT use Google. Every last one of these riddles are easy and common, yes I'm repeating myself hopefully you'll get it, and they shouldn't be that hard to work out for yourself. I work graveyards so if you post and your correct I will post and send the CBD as soon as I get on next, but please be patient. Please try not to repeat only the first person to state the answers will be paid, so if you are going to post make sure that at least one of your answers are different then the others posted. Enjoy q=-P


1) There are 3 light switches at the beginning of a hallway, at the end of the hallway is a room with a single light bulb in it. It is not possible to see the light from the room, you can only enter the room once and you are not allowed to have any help from someone else. How do you identify the correct light switch to turn on/off the light bulb?

2) (3 part question/answer) A gentleman carrying a briefcase walks into a building. At the security check point the lights go off and then directly back on. The gentleman thanks the guard, picks up his briefcase and walks back out of the building. Who was this gentleman? Why was he here? Why did he leave?

3) Man found shot to death in a warehouse containing 51 bicycles. What happened?

4) Man found shot to death in his car, windows rolled up, doors locked from within, no one ever present with him and he didn't commit suicide. How did it happen?

5) nowe'rewhere

6) It fills the heart, but craving still, man though full, it can not fill.

7) It crushes the weak, it rules the poor, but he who owns it, it rules the more.

8) God can't do it, the rich need it, the poor have it, and if you eat it you will die.

Sickone January 17 2009 5:44 AM EST


1) Flip two of them on, wait a while, flip one of those off.
Light on - you know the switch.
Light off - check if bulb is cold or hot - you know the switch.

No idea on the rest.

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] January 17 2009 5:53 AM EST

7) It crushes the weak, it rules the poor, but he who owns it, it rules the more.

Money!!..

Lochnivar January 17 2009 6:37 AM EST

8) Nothing

Mama Bear [G6] January 17 2009 7:10 AM EST

Just heads up. I would very much prefer that one person answer all 8 riddles, however if no one is able to do so in, let's say 2 days, that's Monday morning 6 a.m. eastern, then I will award 30k for each correct answer to the first person who answered that question correctly. Please don't just answer only one though I promise they aren't that hard. See ya soon. q=-P

DAS bro January 17 2009 10:03 AM EST

1)flip two on and then one off
2)the gentle men was a bomber...he was there to set a bomb quickly...he left before the bomb went off
3)he was shot during a drug dealing??
4)a man shot him while the windows were down and then rolled up the windows and locked the doors
5)???
6)love
7)money
8)nothing

Mama Bear [G6] January 17 2009 10:06 AM EST

Clarifying #4 the man was shot while the doors were locked and windows up there were no bullet holes anywhere in the vehicle. And no person was present in the vehicle when the man was shot.

lostling January 17 2009 10:09 AM EST

obviously he shot himself duh

Mama Bear [G6] January 17 2009 10:23 AM EST

Read the original post the man did not commit suicide. q=-D

Colonel Custard January 17 2009 1:28 PM EST

3) He cheated at cards.

Papa Bear [G6] January 17 2009 1:30 PM EST

she wants all 8 answers on the same post if you can't figure them all out maybe join forces with someone and split the money

Colonel Custard January 17 2009 1:33 PM EST

Good call. Who wants to join forces?

Lady Die January 17 2009 1:37 PM EST

1) You turn all the switches on.

2) (3 part question/answer) Who was this gentleman? A scientist Why was he here? Checking the security system, inside the briefcase was an EMP. Why did he leave? It worked correctly.

3) Man found shot to death in a warehouse containing 51 bicycles. What happened? All the tires blew, which sounded like a gun shot. He thought he was being shot at and fired his gun, the bullet bounced off of something and hit me. Thus, being shot to death.

4) The gun accidentally fired.

5) nowe'rewhere (?)

6) Love

7) money

8) Nothing

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] January 17 2009 10:04 PM EST

1)flip two on and then one off

2)the gentle men was a bomber...he was there to set a bomb quickly...he left before the bomb went off

3) He cheated at cards.

4) The gun accidentally fired.

5) nowe'rewhere (?)
We are at number 5 =D

6) Love

7) money

8) Nothing

Rawr January 17 2009 10:26 PM EST

1) Enter the room, leave the door open, then go back to the beginning of the hallway and play with the switches to see which one works.

2) The gentleman was a security checker (I don't know if there is an official name). He wore something metal to check the quality of the metal detector at the security check point. He left because he finished his job.

3) The heat in the building was insanely high that day and all the caps to the bike wheels shot off and ricocheted off the walls and shot the man.

4) He was shot by a sniper. Or a bum who walked up to his window and shot through the window.

5) now we're here

6) Lust?

7) A hammer

8) Nothing..

Mama Bear [G6] January 18 2009 4:52 AM EST

ok #2 and #4 obviously need clarifying because everyone is way off base with these answers

2) A well dressed gentleman carrying a briefcase walks into a high security building. As he is being processed through the security check point the lights and electronics surge, at seeing this happen the gentleman thanks the guards but states that he is no longer needed.

4) This was not an accident not a suicide it was murder. There were no bullet holes in car and all windows were up and doors locked when the shooting happened. And finally there was no one except the victim in the car with him at the time of death.

hope this helps, good news is that yes some of ya'll have answered a couple correctly good luck finding which ones. q=-P

Corndoghero January 18 2009 6:23 AM EST

5: We're in the middle of nowhere

Corndoghero January 18 2009 6:27 AM EST

4: It was a convertible?

DAS bro January 18 2009 8:12 AM EST

4)carbon dioxide poisoning

Mama Bear [G6] January 19 2009 4:18 AM EST

Ok time is almost up so here's the deal 2, 6, and 7 are the only questions so far that no one has answered correctly if someone can get all 8 answers in by the time i get back from my route they'll get the prize if not i will give the first ones that have answered correctly so far the 30k.... good luck... q=-P

Guilt January 19 2009 4:28 AM EST

2) He was an electrician, he was there to fix the lights, he left because he fixed them.

5)We're on carnageblender

7) Its gotta be money.

Guilt January 19 2009 4:29 AM EST

6) Greed

blackshadowshade January 19 2009 7:32 AM EST

1. Let the switches be called A, B and C. Turn two switches on, say A and B, wait a bit, then turn one switch off, say B. The light is now either on, off and warm, or off and cold. If it is on, then it was switch A, if it was warm, switch B, and if it's cold, switch C.

2. I figure that the man was a lawyer trying to save a person on death row, but he was running late. As soon as he saw the lights flicker, he knew that the prisoner had been executed, and thus was not needed any more.

3. ?

4. He was in a convertible.
(thanks, Corndoghero!)

5. We're in the middle of nowhere.

6. Love.

7. Power.

8. Nothing.

blackshadowshade January 19 2009 8:57 AM EST

3. He cheated at cards. (Now I understand!)

Mama Bear [G6] January 19 2009 12:58 PM EST

Alright guys SO close blackshadowshade was only one off .... so give me a minute and I will post the answers and the transfers for those of you who were the first to answer correctly ... thanks everyone for playing .. q=-P

Mama Bear [G6] January 19 2009 1:19 PM EST

BlackAngel (Painted Talons) 166.132.59.243 Sickone (Occam's Razor) $30000 12:58 PM EST
1) Flip two of them on, wait a while, flip one of those off.
Light on - you know the switch.
Light off - check if bulb is cold or hot - you know the switch.

I actually was informed of a different answer but in the end both answers have the same result so thanks for the new info.. q=-P congrats

BlackAngel (Painted Talons) 166.132.59.243 blackshadowshade (Lovefer) $30000 12:59 PM EST
2. I figure that the man was a lawyer trying to save a person on death
row, but he was running late. As soon as he saw the lights flicker,
he knew that the prisoner had been executed, and thus was not needed
any more.

I was really worried about the answer to this one once everyone started going in different directions but you got it awesome.. q=-P congrats

BlackAngel (Painted Talons) 166.132.59.243 Totally Kyle (John Paul) $30000 1:00 PM EST
3) He cheated at cards.

Simple but complicated good job.. q=-P congrats

BlackAngel (Painted Talons) 166.132.59.243 Corndoghero (Corndog) $30000 1:01 PM EST
4: It was a convertible

This is one of those DUH ones once you know the answer but I was the same way I even argued with the guy that told me the riddle that he was stupid and there was no answer.. I felt really stupid afterwards.. q=-P congrats

BlackAngel (Painted Talons) 166.132.59.243 Corndoghero (Corndog) $30000 1:01 PM EST
5: We're in the middle of nowhere

This is one I got from my sister but I've had some others tell it to me so I figured it wouldn't be to hard for someone to get.. q=-P congrats

BlackAngel (Painted Talons) 166.132.59.243 Guilt (Guilt) $30000 1:02 PM EST
6) Greed

How in the world everyone else was getting love I have no idea it doesn't fit but thats just this day in age I guess because love DOES fill the heart greed however can never be satisfied.. q=-P congrats

BlackAngel (Painted Talons) 166.132.59.243 blackshadowshade (Lovefer) $30000 1:02 PM EST
7. Power.

The one in power will always want more no matter how much he has.. unless they are humble then this rule doesn't apply.. q=-P congrats

BlackAngel (Painted Talons) 166.132.59.243 Lochnivar (Anbhas) $30000 1:03 PM EST
8) Nothing

I was worried about the wording on this one because I couldn't remember it all and thought that it might mess some people up but obviously I was wrong good job.. q=-P congrats

Wizard'sFirstRule January 19 2009 10:49 PM EST

can someone explain riddle 3 and 4? My brain is still on holiday.

Mama Bear [G6] January 20 2009 12:32 AM EST

3) The key to it is 51 bicycles they are cards missing one from the deck playing poker he was caught and shot

4) all windows up and all doors locked no one in the car and not suicide they only option left is convertible no roof someone just reached over windows and shot down at him killing him


Hope that helps .. q=-P

blackshadowshade January 20 2009 7:42 AM EST

Thanks a lot! Actually, I just played Q2 in "Black Stories" (and if you don't know what that is, take a look at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/18803 ).
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