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A man is sitting in a pub feeling rather poor. He sees the man next to him pull a wad of £50 notes out of his wallet.
He turns to the rich man and says to him "I have an amazing talent: I know almost every song that has ever existed.”
The rich man laughs.
The poor man says “I am willing to bet you all the money you have in you wallet that I can sing a genuine song with a lady's name of your choice in it.”
The rich man laughs again and says “Ok how about my daughters name, Joanna Armstrong-Miller.”
The rich man goes home poor. The poor man goes home rich.

What song did he sing?
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geecee wrote:What song did he sing?
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It just so happened that a female colleague of mine had a birthday today...
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A man wanted to get into a members only club so he hid and watched the guard at the door of the club house. The guard said a number to each member as they approached, and the member would respond with a number of their own. If the member responded with the correct number they were let in. If they responded incorrectly they were thrown out. One member came up to the door, the guard said twelve, and the member responded with six and was let in. Another member came to the door, the guard said six and the member responded with three and was let in. Believing he had heard enough, the man went up to the guard. The guard said ten, and the man said five, but was not let in.

What should the man have said?


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"Happy Birthday."
This song can be sung with anyone's name in it
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I shall look forward to the answer to this - very good. The only thing I can think is that the whatever the guard says, the member must respond with a number that is exactly divisible by 3.
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The correct answer to ten should have been three.
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Ah, I see now.
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StuartR wrote:The correct answer to ten should have been three.
Why 3?

Are you guessing or did you work it out?
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The word "twelve" has six letters.
The word "six" has three letters.
The word "ten" has three letters.
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BenCasey wrote: Why 3?

Are you guessing or did you work it out?
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I can count
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HansV wrote:
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The word "twelve" has six letters.
The word "six" has three letters.
The word "ten" has three letters.

Clever !!

Who knew?
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Good one, George!
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Pirate Pete had been captured by a Spanish general and sentenced to death by his 50-man firing squad.

Pete cringed, as he knew their reputation for being the worst firing squad in the Spanish military. They were such bad shots that they would often all miss their targets and simply maim their victims, leaving them to bleed to death, as the general's tradition was to only allow one shot per man to save on ammunition. The thought of a slow painful death made Pete beg for mercy.

"Very well, I have some compassion. You may choose where the men stand when they shoot you and I will add 50 extra men to the squad to ensure someone will at least hit you. Perhaps if they stand closer they will kill you quicker, if you're lucky," snickered the general. "Oh, and just so you don't get any funny ideas, they can't stand more than 20 ft away, they must be facing you, and you must remain tied to the post in the middle of the yard. And to show I'm not totally heartless, if you aren't dead by sundown I'll release you so you can die peacefully outside the compound. I must go now but will return tomorrow and see to it that you are buried in a nice spot, though with 100 men, I doubt there will be much left of you to bury."

After giving his instructions the general left. Upon his return the next day, he found that Pete had been set free alive and well. "How could this be?" demanded the general. "It was where Pete had us stand," explained the captain of the squad.

Where did Pete tell them to stand?

Answer to previous One Question Quiz
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He should have said three, the number of letters in the number the guard said.
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geecee wrote:"It was where Pete had us stand," explained the captain of the squad.
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One "solution" is to have them stand in a circle around Pete. ("General said, post is in the middle of the courtyard.")
Either they will all kill each other...
Or they will be too scared to fire in the fear of killing each other...
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Where did Pete tell them to stand?
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On the other side of the courtyard wall.
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In a circle around him. That way they could not risk shooting each other.
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geecee wrote:What song did he sing?
I don't like these quizzes! :hairout:

I read the question, and being too lazy to think, click the []SPOILER[]and read the answer to the previous question.
I want delayed gratification NOW.
If I wanted to be out of sync I'd watch The Hedge Sketch.
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Thanks, Chris!

Had never seen that sketch. Big fan of both Laurie and Frye.
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One snowy night, Sherlock Holmes was in his house sitting by a fire. All of a sudden a snowball came crashing through his window, breaking it.
Holmes got up and looked out the window just in time to see three neighbourhood kids who were brothers run around a corner. Their names were John Crimson, Mark Crimson and Paul Crimson.
The next day Holmes got a note on his door that read "? Crimson. He broke your window."

Which of the three Crimson brothers should Sherlock Holmes question about the incident?

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Pete told them to form a circle around him. All the squad was facing in at Pete, ready to shoot, when they realized that everyone who missed would likely end up shooting another squad member. So no one dared to fire, knowing the risk. Thus at sundown he was released.
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(When we are going up the hill of fortune, may we never meet a friend coming down!)

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Sherlock Holmes was in his house sitting by a fire. All of a sudden a snowball came crashing through his window, breaking it.

That would be Mark Crimson.
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geecee wrote:One snowy night, Sherlock Holmes was in his house sitting by a fire. All of a sudden a snowball came crashing through his window, breaking it.
Holmes got up and looked out the window just in time to see three neighbourhood kids who were brothers run around a corner. Their names were John Crimson, Mark Crimson and Paul Crimson.
The next day Holmes got a note on his door that read "? Crimson. He broke your window."

Which of the three Crimson brothers should Sherlock Holmes question about the incident?
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"?" = question MARK, so the note on the door reads "Question Mark Crimson. He broke your window."
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