Blind man

  1. blind man+ new prob :)

    2 blind man each holding 3 pairs of newly bought socks of different colours (red, green ,blue). They bumped into each other and the socks fell to the ground. Find a way to help they get their socks back. as in a pair of each colour. :rofl:
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2004
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  3. arildno

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    Be a helpful (seeing) person..
     
  4. Gokul43201

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    Surely, they can identify their socks by smell. :wink:
     
  5. have them wip out their pocket pc with speaking color scanner and scan the socks
    but why would two random blind people want to make pairs of socks...
     
  6. are all the socks made from the same stuff and of the same size, i mean is there any other way to distinguish them besides on the basis of their color?
     
  7. arildno

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    Sure:
    The 1.man has silk socks, while the other has only wool socks.
     

  8. in that case, i don't think there would be much trouble for the two blind men.
     

  9. in that case, i don't think there would be much trouble for the two blind men. so you can stop thinking about this problem. :rofl:
     
  10. Shouldn't the two men have had their socks balled together so that they don't get separated? Just a thought.
     
  11. marcus

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    Wait, gokul. this only gets the socks back to the original owner. it does not pair them by color
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2004
  12. Gokul43201

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    I thought the question was to find a way to help them get their socks back...
     
  13. Would this be a clue?
    I saw a van one day with a notice on the rear saying ' No Hand Signals-Blind Man Driving this Vehicle'

    The van belonged to a firm which fitted blinds to shop windows.

    Saw it with my own eyes.
     
  14. since socks come in pair, pick up a pair, open the packaging and divide among them.
    in the end they should both have a pair of each colour
     
  15. Gokul43201

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    Surely, the 'newly bought' part wasn't in before... :devil:
     
  16. marcus

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    yes i think the "newly bought" appeared today
    with devious riddlers we will learn to print out the riddle
     
  17. lol sorry my mistake ;p
     
  18. Gokul43201

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    it's cool ! :smile:
     
  19. to amend for my mistake in the previous mistake i'll throw in another teaser for ya :)

    3 lamps are in a room on the second floor. the switches to the individual lamps are on the on the 1st. from the 1st floor you cannot see the 2nd floor.
    how are you going to tell which switch controls which lamp? you can only go to the 2nd floor once!
     
  20. lamps do gets hot don't they?
     
  21. Gokul43201

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    dibilo,

    post new puzzles in new thread...don't add on to existing threads. This makes it easier to retrieve a puzzle from the thread title.

    Tenali, the lamps are water cooled, and by the time you run upstairs to touch them, they're cold !

    Sorry dibilo, looks like your teaser's been solved.
     
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