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this is for the brainy people

by jonah jones / April 14, 2005 11:39 PM PDT
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Though I clicked on the link :-)
by Angeline Booher / April 15, 2005 12:01 AM PDT
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No math required Angeline, except addition
by Cindi Haynes / April 19, 2005 1:01 AM PDT

And thinking creatively, rather than logically. The problem is making it too difficult. Try again!

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(NT) (NT) Got it right every time. :-)
by Cindi Haynes / April 15, 2005 1:46 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Missed once
by Rick S / April 19, 2005 4:15 AM PDT
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I sent that to my sister
by Dragon / April 18, 2005 8:16 AM PDT

She replied today:

CAN YOU GIVE US A CLUE????? Everyone at work is getting mad at me.


It a nice little puzzle, though, but I havent had time to work on it much.

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Oops! It must be worse than I thought. I figured it out
by Kiddpeat / April 18, 2005 8:27 AM PDT

after the first try. That means I'm not too bright. Correct? I should say that I'll never figure this out. Scratch everything before 'I'll never', and blame it on senility.

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What Rose????
by Rolway / April 18, 2005 8:34 AM PDT

I did'nt see any Roses. Wink

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Finally got it!
by Steven Haninger / April 18, 2005 10:47 AM PDT

and now listening to the wife cursing under her breath.]:)

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(NT) (NT) better under her breath than.....
by Kiddpeat / April 18, 2005 11:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Finally got it!
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(NT) (NT) Aha..Now I see the Roses..:)
by Rolway / April 18, 2005 11:39 AM PDT
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Getting Orion to figure it out for me
by MarciaB / April 18, 2005 11:59 AM PDT

(that means I'm smart Happy )

I'll let you know if it worked - sometimes I do that and then he won't tell me. Darn kids!


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Heh, heh, heh... Got it!!
by OrionVH / April 18, 2005 1:52 PM PDT

It took me about 2 hrs., but I figured it out. I now refuse to tell my mother as a matter of principal. For all those of you out there who can't get it, try taking square roots, it might help.


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Ungrateful little whelp!
by MarciaB / April 18, 2005 1:53 PM PDT
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be nice to him Marcia
by jonah jones / April 18, 2005 3:30 PM PDT
he's the only one out of the three of us who knows the answer


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Ahhhhhh, yessss ......
by MarciaB / April 18, 2005 9:22 PM PDT
In reply to: be nice to him Marcia

and ve haf vays to make him talk!!

((((maniacal LOL))))



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(NT) (NT) roflol!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by jonah jones / April 18, 2005 9:23 PM PDT
In reply to: Ahhhhhh, yessss ......
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(NT) (NT) How about variaton on Pythagoras' Theorem?
by Dragon / April 19, 2005 6:34 AM PDT
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by OrionVH / April 19, 2005 9:03 AM PDT

Dunno, that's probly about as likely to help as square rooting! Grin

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hmmm, not always...
by Dick White / April 19, 2005 9:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Hmmm...

yup, sometimes the root is square. But a square by geometric definition requires two dimensions and only two. Some of these rose roots have only one dimension that is simultaneously three. But none are a singularity. And the one that has an easy square root isn't. And surely you've been warned that bums ride in box cars so you should avoid them too.


p.s., you mom told us about your science project. Are you able to "publish" it on a website somewhere? It sounded really neat and I'd like to read it.

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Re: square roots
by C1ay / April 19, 2005 11:54 PM PDT
For all those of you out there who can't get it, try taking square roots,

Actually the best hint is the name of the game itself...
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(NT) (NT) Two hours? I got it right the first time...
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / April 20, 2005 4:18 AM PDT
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i got it right 2nd time... just one problem
by jonah jones / April 20, 2005 4:59 AM PDT

i don't have the faintest idea how i did it Sad

jonah "still struggling" jones


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Proceed to the bottom of the class.
by Kiddpeat / April 20, 2005 7:03 AM PDT

If you read it, you would see that the most intelligent people take the longest to solve it.

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Hmmmm. I wondered about that...
by Rolway / April 20, 2005 7:42 AM PDT

Thats a bummer. Thought these old brains were doing pretty good figuring it out so quick Sad


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(NT) (NT) Me too, George. Guess we're simple. ;-)
by Cindi Haynes / April 20, 2005 7:50 AM PDT
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Simple?? Actually, I think the remark by Dr. Duke
by Steven Haninger / April 20, 2005 9:53 AM PDT

was to cover himself. It took him over a year and some students got it right away. The "Dr." wasn't going relinquish his intellectual authority that easily so, I think, the remark was bogus....and, therefore, you are "complex" and Dr. Duke's the simpleton.:)

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Oh! Way to go, Steven!!
by MarciaB / April 20, 2005 10:19 AM PDT

Now I really feel horrible!

That statement from the "Dr." was the only thing between me and insanity (well, that and the stupid puzzle!).

Orion is driving me nuts because I solicited him to figure it out just so he would tell me the answer - now he won't tell!!

So then I solicited my fiance for the same reason. He spent half an hour with it and proclaimed "This is the stupidest thing I've ever seen!" (along with some words the filter does not allow Happy )

So I was comforting myself with the idea that I merely fit in with the "really smart" folks. Worked for me. Now you go and ruin that false sense of security with your words of wisdom and reason and logic!!






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My stupid confession
by Steven Haninger / April 20, 2005 10:45 AM PDT

I saw this and flower pedal reference and immediately thought it had something to with the old "She loves, me...loves me not" daisy plucking ritual.:) This idea got stuck in my head...I was going nuts...I knew the secret was in there somewhere. Then I found this site and caught on almost immediately. I sent the link to my son and he knew what it was about without even going there...said he saw this long ago. We tell our kids we hope they grow up to be smarter than we are and then, when they do, we feel foolish. Sounds like we're in the same boat here. Try to comfort yourself by remembering how much you can learn even on a road to failure.;)

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He was really quite sneaky. The REAL test is in reading the
by Kiddpeat / April 20, 2005 1:24 PM PDT

instructions. It is not in solving the puzzle. If that is true, and its just a theory, then the really smart ones would never solve it. Result? Zero time to a solution.


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I'm not brainy but
by duckman / April 19, 2005 1:08 AM PDT

I guessed the right answer 6 times in a row and when I tried to figure how I got it, I was wrong every time after!

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