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05/02/2008 Entry: "Pastor Dave's First MI-5"

Pastor Dave says:

"Hello Blogging Family,
This is my first time at coming up with weekly the questions. I hope its OK with protocol - I'm going to give you FIVE RIDDLES to solve. My sister sent them to me earlier this week. ENJOY!"

#1 A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires, the second is full of assassins with loaded guns, and the third is full of lions that haven't eaten in 3 years. Which room is safest for him?

~I guess it doesn't much matter, since he's condemned to death anyway!

#2 A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him under water for over 5 minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But 5 minutes later they both go out together and enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?

~She's taken a photo of him, and then developed it, then hung him up to dry. (I figured this out on my own.)

#3 What is black when you buy it, red when you use it, and gray when you throw it away?

~I need more time on this one.

#4 Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday?

~Yesterday, today, and tomorrow. (I figured that one out on my own too.)

#5 This is an unusual paragraph. I'm curious as to just how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it. It looks so ordinary and plain that you would think nothing was wrong with it. In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is highly unusual though. Study it and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. But if you work at it a bit, you might find out. Try to do so without any coaching!

~There are no "e's" in the paragraph. I've seen that one before, though.

Replies: 3 people have rocked the mic!

I am glad to know that I am not the only one who had trouble with number three. I got frustrated and sought help from my coworker smile

Posted by Amy @ 05/02/2008 12:16 PM EST

For 3, I'd guess charcoal or course gunpowder.

Posted by jp @ 05/02/2008 11:06 PM EST

for #3 Match

Posted by uncle Rog @ 05/03/2008 01:56 PM EST

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