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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I know the title says 6 but I added a few more to make it 10!

1. What is so fragile that when you say its name you break it?

2. Forward I am heavy, backwards I am not.

3. It has no top or bottom, but it can hold flesh, bones and blood at the same time. What is this object?

4. How would you rearrange the letters in the words "new door" to make one word? Note: There is only one correct answer.

5. It's the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh. What is it?

6. The maker doesn't want it, the buyer doesn't use it, the user doesn't see it. What is it?

7. There were an electrtian and a plumber waiting in line for admission to the Home Show. One of them was the father of the others' son. How could this be possible?

8. How can you arrange for two people to stand on the same piece of newspaper and yet unable to touch eachother without stepping off the newspaper?

9. In which sport are the shoes made entirely of metal?

10. Find the English word that can be formed out of these letters: PNLLEEEESSSSS.
post #2 of 16
I know the last one is a Coffin, but I'm still thinking on the others.
post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by emrldsky View Post
I know the last one is a Coffin, but I'm still thinking on the others.
Just added a few more
post #4 of 16
I know #1 is silence.

I would assume #7 is "because the other person is a woman".

I would think #9 is "horsehoes" because that's a sport, and the horseshoes you throw are metal.

That's all I've got for guesses
post #5 of 16
I'm never good with these....but #5 I can only imagine to be 1 thing.
post #6 of 16
1. What is so fragile that when you say its name you break it?
Silence

2. Forward I am heavy, backwards I am not.
A TON

3. It has no top or bottom, but it can hold flesh, bones and blood at the same time. What is this object?
Skin? Or the earth?

4. How would you rearrange the letters in the words "new door" to make one word? Note: There is only one correct answer.
NEW DOOR --> ONE WORD

5. It's the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh. What is it?
Lettace?

6. The maker doesn't want it, the buyer doesn't use it, the user doesn't see it. What is it?
A coffin

7. There were an electrtian and a plumber waiting in line for admission to the Home Show. One of them was the father of the others' son. How could this be possible?
One was a woman and the mother of the son

8. How can you arrange for two people to stand on the same piece of newspaper and yet unable to touch eachother without stepping off the newspaper?
Have them do it at different times? I don't know, this one is stumping me.

9. In which sport are the shoes made entirely of metal?
Horseshoes

10. Find the English word that can be formed out of these letters: PNLLEEEESSSSS.
SLEEPLESSNESS
post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Leli View Post
1. What is so fragile that when you say its name you break it?
Silence

2. Forward I am heavy, backwards I am not.
A TON

3. It has no top or bottom, but it can hold flesh, bones and blood at the same time. What is this object?
Skin? Or the earth?

4. How would you rearrange the letters in the words "new door" to make one word? Note: There is only one correct answer.
NEW DOOR --> ONE WORD

5. It's the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh. What is it?
Lettace?

6. The maker doesn't want it, the buyer doesn't use it, the user doesn't see it. What is it?
A coffin

7. There were an electrtian and a plumber waiting in line for admission to the Home Show. One of them was the father of the others' son. How could this be possible?
One was a woman and the mother of the son

8. How can you arrange for two people to stand on the same piece of newspaper and yet unable to touch eachother without stepping off the newspaper?
Have them do it at different times? I don't know, this one is stumping me.

9. In which sport are the shoes made entirely of metal?
Horseshoes

10. Find the English word that can be formed out of these letters: PNLLEEEESSSSS.
SLEEPLESSNESS
Wow, you're good! Yes, #5 is lettuce. The answer for #9 was actually written horse racing but horseshoes works too! Does anyone else wanna guess #3 and 8? You got all the others right!
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Wesley's Mom View Post
Wow, you're good! Yes, #5 is lettuce. The answer for #9 was actually written horse racing but horseshoes works too! Does anyone else wanna guess #3 and 8? You got all the others right!
Hey, I like my answer of the Earth for #3

#8 is killing me, I just can't wrap my head around it.
post #9 of 16
#8 is to have a barrier.

i.e. if you slip a piece of newspaper under a door, half on one side, half on the other, two people can stand on it at the same time, but won't be able to touch each other unless one gets off and opens the door.
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by Lemur 6 View Post
#8 is to have a barrier.

i.e. if you slip a piece of newspaper under a door, half on one side, half on the other, two people can stand on it at the same time, but won't be able to touch each other unless one gets off and opens the door.
Ah, yes, definitely! Now that you say it, it makes perfect sense.
post #11 of 16
#3 - A ring? I was just looking at my hands and it popped into my head, lol. It's "holding" flesh, bones and blood, but there isn't a top and bottom.

I do have to say that I disagree with the lettuce one...I would think that bagged lettuce is processed at some point.
post #12 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wesley's Mom View Post
I know the title says 6 but I added a few more to make it 10!

1. What is so fragile that when you say its name you break it?

2. Forward I am heavy, backwards I am not.

3. It has no top or bottom, but it can hold flesh, bones and blood at the same time. What is this object?

4. How would you rearrange the letters in the words "new door" to make one word? Note: There is only one correct answer.

5. It's the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh. What is it?

6. The maker doesn't want it, the buyer doesn't use it, the user doesn't see it. What is it?

7. There were an electrtian and a plumber waiting in line for admission to the Home Show. One of them was the father of the others' son. How could this be possible?

8. How can you arrange for two people to stand on the same piece of newspaper and yet unable to touch eachother without stepping off the newspaper?

9. In which sport are the shoes made entirely of metal?

10. Find the English word that can be formed out of these letters: PNLLEEEESSSSS.
1. silence
7. ??married couple ones mom ones dad
post #13 of 16
What if you bought two copies of the same newspaper, and put say page 8 on one side of the room and put the other paper's page 8 on the other side and told the two people to stand on the pages.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by emrldsky View Post
#3 - A ring? I was just looking at my hands and it popped into my head, lol. It's "holding" flesh, bones and blood, but there isn't a top and bottom.

I do have to say that I disagree with the lettuce one...I would think that bagged lettuce is processed at some point.
Yes, #3 is a ring! Nice job!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lemur 6 View Post
#8 is to have a barrier.

i.e. if you slip a piece of newspaper under a door, half on one side, half on the other, two people can stand on it at the same time, but won't be able to touch each other unless one gets off and opens the door.
Absolutely!!! Good job!
post #15 of 16
These are great! I think I'll try them out on some people at work!
post #16 of 16
I had a few of those right... also thought that #8 could be, buy two papers and put them in different areas! It didn't say only one paper it just said the same paper.. And I get the same paper as my neighbor!

Those were fun!
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