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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
1) An electric train is travelling north at 100mph. The wind is blowing in an easterly direction at 25mph. Which way is the smoke from the train blowing

2) What is greater than god, more evil than the devil, the poor have it, the rich need it, and if you eat it you will die?

3) The man who made it doesn't want it. The man who bought it doesnt use it. The man who uses it doesn't know it. What is it?

4)Two friends (both male) marry each others Mothers.
Each couple has a daughter.
How are the girls related?

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  • Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Stalin's Organist Posts: 13,327
    lea_uk wrote:
    1) an electric train is travelling north at 100mph. the wind is blowing in an easterly direction at 25mph. which way is the smoke from the train blowing
    It isn't, obviously.
    lea_uk wrote:
    2)what is greater than god, more evil than the devil, the poor have it, the rich need it, and if u eat it u will die?
    Jimson weed. Possibly.
    lea_uk wrote:
    3) the man who made it doesnt want it. the man who brought it doesnt use it. the man who uses it doesnt no it. what is it?
    That old server which hackers use for stuff.
    lea_uk wrote:
    4)Two friends (both male) marry each others Mothers.
    Each couple has a daughter.
    How are the girls related?
    [/quote]
    They aren't.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lea_uk wrote:
    1) An electric train is travelling north at 100mph. The wind is blowing in an easterly direction at 25mph. Which way is the smoke from the train blowing
    there isn't any smoke cos it's an electric train
    2) What is greater than god, more evil than the devil, the poor have it, the rich need it, and if you eat it you will die?
    nothing
    3) The man who made it doesn't want it. The man who bought it doesnt use it. The man who uses it doesn't know it. What is it?
    a coffin
    4)Two friends (both male) marry each others Mothers.
    Each couple has a daughter.
    How are the girls related?
    they're not
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yarr, there be no smoke from an electric train, unless it be on fire.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yarr, there be no smoke from an electric train, unless it be on fire.

    that made me laugh.


    Yer they are all pretty old ;d but good all the same.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Answer to number 4 is cousins, aunties and half sisters.
  • Dr PirateDr Pirate Trust me, I'm a doctor Posts: 8,303
    Yarr, there be no smoke from an electric train, unless it be on fire.
    Yarr!!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lea_uk wrote:
    Answer to number 4 is cousins, aunties and half sisters.

    but number 4 is misleading cos there's no mention of any of them being related

    2 friends = not related

    marry each other's mothers = no mention of being related
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Welsh Jemz wrote:
    but number 4 is misleading cos there's no mention of any of them being related

    2 friends = not related

    marry each other's mothers = no mention of being related

    They're related by marriage.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    but how if neither the friends nor the mothers are related?

    it just makes them two couples that have married and had kids
  • Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Warming up? Posts: 16,688
    Welsh Jemz wrote:
    but how if neither the friends nor the mothers are related?

    it just makes them two couples that have married and had kids
    That's like saying a man isn't related to his wife.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lea_uk wrote:
    They're related by marriage.
    The friends and the two women are related by marriage but the question was about their offspring, who are not related.

    Are the two women sisters?
  • Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Warming up? Posts: 16,688
    Let's make it simpler: Tony has a friend named Jack. Tony marries Jack's mother and they have a daughter named Jill. She is a sister of Jack.
    Now Jack marries Tony's mother and they have another daughter, named Mona. She's the sister of Tony.
    Tony's daughter Jill is the niece of Tony's sister Mona.
    Jack's daughter Mona is the niece of Jack's sister Jill.

    You can take it from here.
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