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#1 2011-06-18 06:07:42

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The Riddle Thread...

Easy enough...  This is a great way to teach problem solving, especially to a group of kids and you would not believe how fast they pick up on it and come up with some AMAZING riddles...

Here is how it works...

Present your riddle...

You are encouraged to ask any question to get to the solution of the riddle... Once solved, the solver gets to present the next riddle..

The only hint that can be given is to stick to the specifics of what you know.... (from the question or riddle)

and I will start with this one...

A branch falls in the middle of the forest in the Colorado Rockies and an entire community cries.. Why?

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#2 2011-06-18 06:28:40

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Re: The Riddle Thread...

the branch of a firm -  in which the villagers (community) worked - went bankrupt. cool

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#3 2011-06-18 06:35:04

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Re: The Riddle Thread...

machinebacon wrote:

the branch of a firm -  in which the villagers (community) worked - went bankrupt. cool

Good answer, but no...


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#4 2011-06-18 06:36:47

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Re: The Riddle Thread...

could the location (Colorado) be somewhere else?

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#5 2011-06-18 06:38:34

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Re: The Riddle Thread...

machinebacon wrote:

could the location (Colorado) be somewhere else?

Yes, it could be


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#6 2011-06-18 07:02:54

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Re: The Riddle Thread...

VastOne wrote:

Easy enough...  This is a great way to teach problem solving, especially to a group of kids and you would not believe how fast they pick up on it and come up with some AMAZING riddles...

Here is how it works...

Present your riddle...

You are encouraged to ask any question to get to the solution of the riddle... Once solved, the solver gets to present the next riddle..

The only hint that can be given is to stick to the specifics of what you know.... (from the question or riddle)

and I will start with this one...

A branch falls in the middle of the forest in the Colorado Rockies and an entire community cries.. Why?

is it a branch of a tree then?

is the community a community of humans?

do they cry as in tears (if so tears of sadness or joy?) or do they cry as in make loud noise?

does the community cry because the branch has fallen or because something that happens as a result of the falling branch?

what is the timescale between the branch falling and the community crying? smile

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#7 2011-06-18 07:05:45

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Re: The Riddle Thread...

mrpeachy wrote:
VastOne wrote:

Easy enough...  This is a great way to teach problem solving, especially to a group of kids and you would not believe how fast they pick up on it and come up with some AMAZING riddles...

Here is how it works...

Present your riddle...

You are encouraged to ask any question to get to the solution of the riddle... Once solved, the solver gets to present the next riddle..

The only hint that can be given is to stick to the specifics of what you know.... (from the question or riddle)

and I will start with this one...

A branch falls in the middle of the forest in the Colorado Rockies and an entire community cries.. Why?

is it a branch of a tree then?

is the community a community of humans?

do they cry as in tears (if so tears of sadness or joy?) or do they cry as in make loud noise?

does the community cry because the branch has fallen or because something that happens as a result of the falling branch?

what is the timescale between the branch falling and the community crying? smile

Yes
No.. (although some could be)
A cry is a cry is a cry
Yes and Yes
Immediate

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#8 2011-06-18 07:07:56

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Re: The Riddle Thread...

a community of pygmy marmosets living in the tree cry when their patriarch falls to his death?

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#9 2011-06-18 07:12:07

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Re: The Riddle Thread...

mrpeachy wrote:

a community of pigmy marmosets living in the tree cry when their patriarch falls to his death?

No , although a very good guess big_smile

Also I qualified an answer from your previous in an edit...


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#10 2011-06-18 07:16:25

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Re: The Riddle Thread...

VastOne wrote:
mrpeachy wrote:

a community of pigmy marmosets living in the tree cry when their patriarch falls to his death?

No , although a very good guess big_smile

Also I qualified an answer from your previous in an edit...

does the branch break off the tree naturally, or does something cause the branch to fall?

is there anything on the branch when it falls (other than bark and leaves etc)? (if so what?)

does the branch hit anything when it falls? (if so what?)

how close is the community to the tree from which the branch falls?

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#11 2011-06-18 07:18:29

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Re: The Riddle Thread...

mrpeachy wrote:
VastOne wrote:
mrpeachy wrote:

a community of pigmy marmosets living in the tree cry when their patriarch falls to his death?

No , although a very good guess big_smile

Also I qualified an answer from your previous in an edit...

does the branch break off the tree naturally, or does something cause the branch to fall?

is there anything on the branch when it falls? (if so what?)

does the branch hit anything when it falls? (if so what?)

how close is the community to the tree from which the branch falls?

Could be both
Could be both
Could have, but is not relevant
As close as it can be

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#12 2011-06-18 07:20:59

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Re: The Riddle Thread...

is the community the forest itself?

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#13 2011-06-18 07:22:27

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Re: The Riddle Thread...

mrpeachy wrote:

is the community the forest itself?

Not the entire forest... As you know that could be millions of things...


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#14 2011-06-18 09:02:04

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Re: The Riddle Thread...

Why that i'm so sudden thinking about the Colorado Rockies in MLB? smile
The branch fall is like losing and the community cries is like their fans are mad and cries because of their favorite team is lose. lol
Okay, i have to admit, i'm not good at riddles, that's my best shot. big_smile


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#15 2011-06-18 09:17:27

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Re: The Riddle Thread...

Is the branch of the tree falling as a result of mountain pine beetles eating them?

Are the cries a result of the branch of the tree falling on a high voltage power-line?


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#16 2011-06-18 14:54:26

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Re: The Riddle Thread...

muzieca wrote:

Why that i'm so sudden thinking about the Colorado Rockies in MLB? smile
The branch fall is like losing and the community cries is like their fans are mad and cries because of their favorite team is lose. lol
Okay, i have to admit, i'm not good at riddles, that's my best shot. big_smile

A very good guess, but no...  lol


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#17 2011-06-18 14:55:34

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Re: The Riddle Thread...

oupsemma wrote:

Is the branch of the tree falling as a result of mountain pine beetles eating them?

Are the cries a result of the branch of the tree falling on a high voltage power-line?

No

No

Good guesses though.. big_smile


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#18 2011-06-18 15:46:44

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Re: The Riddle Thread...

There comes a time when I have to remind every group of kids I am working with that some of the most fundamental questions have not been asked...

(not saying anyone here is kids... I do this exercise almost entirely with students..... cool)

Who, what,when,where,how, why... is the reminder

In this case, THE most fundamental question has not been asked..


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#19 2011-06-18 15:51:33

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Re: The Riddle Thread...

Was someone in the treee?

(This is why I never finished The Pawn big_smile )


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#20 2011-06-18 15:57:28

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Re: The Riddle Thread...

safetycopy wrote:

Was someone in the treee?

(This is why I never finished The Pawn big_smile )

No..

The Pawn.. wow..  Have not thought of it in a very long time..  One of the first computer applications I ever played was a very similar text based game on an Apple ..  I think it was called D&D and it was a mountain of fun


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#21 2011-06-18 16:06:31

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Re: The Riddle Thread...

Did the branch literally fall on or very near to the community thus causing them to cry?

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#22 2011-06-18 16:08:14

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Re: The Riddle Thread...

anonymous wrote:

Did the branch literally fall on or very near to the community thus causing them to cry?

It is possible, yes but not literal...


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#23 2011-06-18 16:10:35

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Re: The Riddle Thread...

Does the branch actually have anything to do with the community crying?


i wonder if i missed the warning
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#24 2011-06-18 16:11:21

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Re: The Riddle Thread...

safetycopy wrote:

Does the branch actually have anything to do with the community crying?

Absolutely...


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#25 2011-06-18 16:15:34

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Re: The Riddle Thread...

Is it something to do with a fire?


i wonder if i missed the warning
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