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    nailed it

    "i know enough to know what's instantly forgettable"

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    a fun little riddle that shouldn't tax anyone's brains for too long .....

    what's the next number in this sequence?

    8, 61, 42, ?
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    23?

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    220, 221, whatever it takes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Misrule View Post
    23?
    23 it is .... just for jolly, i'm not going to post why it's 23 tho



    misrule has it, but i'll leave it open for other people to work out the sequence
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    are the numbers your yuletide daily killcount for fun-size chocolates?







    (or perhaps multiples of 8 written backwards)

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    which line is longer?

    a: ____________________

    b: __________________________

    c: _______________



    answer below (whited out)

    of course, b is the longer line

    clearly not a riddle but i've stuck it here because it fits in quite nicely in a thread about riddles

    this one is all to do with a series of experiments in the 1950s devised by solomon asch - test groups were given a series of very simple tests, like the one above, and asked to provide verbal answers in a specific order based on where they were sitting in the group

    the trick was that, in each group, all but 1 of the test subjects were plants who were tasked with giving the wrong answer - the only genuine participant was seated last in the group so that they would always give their answer having heard all the other responses - to avoid too much suspicion, most questions answered by the group were answered correctly - those that were answered incorrectly tho were as obvious as the example here

    the true purpose of the study was to determine how much people would reject the obvious in order to conform to the group mentality, even if that group mentality was clearly suspect

    some genuine participants scored as highly as 37 percent in terms of the number of incorrect responses they provided for the total number of specifically tested questions

    of all the genuine participants involved, some 75 percent gave at least 1 incorrect response, even tho the correct answer should not really have been in question

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    you are blindfolded and handed a full deck of playing cards - there is nothing unusual about the deck, just a standard 52 card deck

    however, you are told that 13 of the cards have been turned upside down and placed back in the deck at random locations (the front and back of each card feels the same so you can't tell by feeling whether a card is flipped)

    you are challenged to create 2 piles, each with the same amount of flipped cards as the other pile

    how do you do this?



    google it if you like, but just think of the sense of achievement you'll get if you work it out yourself

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    tear each card in half and always flip one half?

    i.e. left half goes down unchanged, right half goes down flipped.

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    ^ nope - way too much effort to start ripping up cards
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