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#51 2006-01-27 12:56:44

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#52 2006-02-04 03:05:46

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

I suppose everyone forgot about it.

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#53 2006-02-04 10:35:30

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

It was an assignment, and he had forgotten to put his student number on every page?

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#54 2006-02-04 11:19:27

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

siva.eas wrote:

Maybe he is still in school, and wrote the wrong date in the page at the start of the new year, and the teacher asked him to correct all of them.

I wrote:

Yes, siva.eas, you're on the right track!!

Something else you have to right the date for, though.

So, he was writing the date, but not on an assignment or school work. Something else, very important. I will give you one clue though... the thing he was writing on is mentioned somewhere in this post.  You may need to have a careful check.

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#55 2006-02-04 22:23:40

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

ummmm...okay, just a shot in the dark...
on his checks?

The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.
-Bertrand Russell

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#56 2006-02-04 23:16:10

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

You think so? I think it was on his "careful"s

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#57 2006-02-05 18:15:38

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

Ha. I was going to write cheque, which is how I normally spell it, but I thought that might give it away. So, well done!

More puzzles or are we sick of them? Feel free to say you are sick of them, I don't mind.

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#58 2012-05-02 13:37:34

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

Too bad jlftm isn't here anymore. These look fun.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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#59 2012-05-21 11:33:05

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Who says?

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#60 2012-05-21 11:38:55

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

Hi jlftm! You are back!!!

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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#61 2012-05-21 11:40:39

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

I am so happy right now! You are the second person that hasn't been on the forum but has returned. Did I mention how happy I am?!

Where were you so long?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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