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    Hi All,

    I thought it was about time we had some enjoyment on this forum, and what better way to do this than by solving puzzles together.

    I will pose a question, riddle or puzzle and will reveal the answer until it has either been guessed correctly or everyone agrees to pass. I will then post another.

    I will start this thread and keep scores of those with correct answers. If this thread becomes popular, I will set a realistic target to be met and the person who achieves that target thus becomes the winner. If it does indeed become popular, I will try and make sure the winner gets a prize of some sort.

    As always, there will be a couple of rules... If anyone flames or attempts to flame another user, I will order the whole thread closed and banished forever. Also, I request that nobody posts any pictures in here whatsoever. A few of my puzzles contain images and would like these to be the only images on here. If posting answers, please quote the questions only. We don't want pages of useless info

    You will get my utmost respect by just sticking to these simple rules.

    I wish everyone the very best of luck... now on to Question 1

    QUESTION 1

    Word Power

    Each of these sentances has the name of a river hidden inside. For example: "When I left Egypt I visited Norway" has the Nile hidden within its letters. Can you find the major British rivers amongst these sentances:

    a. Carol's mother underwent major surgery last night.
    b. None of us has ever needed financial help.
    c. Charles telephoned the office with a message for his boss.

    Which one word will fit in front of all of the following:

    Ball
    Market
    Look
    Mail
    Widow

    Which one word will fit in front of all of the following:

    Plum
    Cross
    Station
    Falls
    Memorial

    Which one word will fit in front of all of the following:

    Tongue
    Goose
    Nature
    Superior
    Hen

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    As my British geography now leaves something to be desired, and as Thames isn't there, I'm leaving that one.

    First is black. Second is Victoria. Third is mother.

    Edit: Well, I was never very good at wordsearches anyway.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    a. Carol's mother underwent major surgery last night.
    b. None of us has ever needed financial help.
    c. Charles telephoned the office with a message for his boss.

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    Originally posted by Samurai@9 February 2004 - 14:55
    Can you find the major British rivers amongst these sentances:[/i]

    a. Carol's mother underwent major surgery last night...Dewent
    b. None of us has ever needed financial help....Severn
    c. Charles telephoned the office with a message for his boss...Thames

    Which one word will fit in front of all of the following:

    Ball
    Market
    Look........} Black?
    Mail
    Widow

    Which one word will fit in front of all of the following:

    Plum
    Cross
    Station......}
    Falls
    Memorial

    Which one word will fit in front of all of the following:

    Tongue
    Goose
    Nature...........} Mother
    Superior
    Hen


    I will edit it as the other words come to me..!
    See the quote!!!

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    Congratulations MagicNakor & Billy Dean. These are indeed the correct answers.

    QUESTION 2

    Odd One Out

    Which of the following is the odd one out - and why?

    Needle
    Face
    Potato
    Rose
    Storm

    Which of the following is the odd one out - and why?

    Thermomenter
    Scissors
    Ruler
    Clock
    Scales

    Which of the following is the odd one out - and why?

    Banana
    Egg
    Pea
    Turtle
    Walnut
    Oyster

    Which of the following is the odd one out - and why?

    Robust
    Doughnut
    Halibut
    Splattered
    Genius

    Which of the following is the odd one out - and why?

    Easter
    Armenian
    Rice
    Glared
    Thief

    Which of the following is the odd one out - and why?

    Dates
    Apples
    Peanuts
    Almonds
    Bananas

    Which of the following is the odd one out - and why?

    Dog
    Peacock
    horse
    Table
    Hamster
    Chair

    Which of the following is the odd one out - and why?

    Parliament
    Muster
    Tearful
    Unkindness
    Exaltation

    Which of the following is the odd one out - and why?

    Consensus
    Desperate
    Niece
    Eighth
    Supersede

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    1. Rose - no eyes.
    2. Scissors - don't measure.

    I've got to go to bed, so I can't read the rest.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    3. pea...because all the rest need to be peeled to consume

    4. Genius... because the word does not contain the letter T..

    5.

    6.peanut..it grows in the ground.

    7.peacock..all the rest have 4 legs

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    Which of the following is the odd one out - and why?

    Banana
    Egg
    Pea
    Turtle
    Walnut
    Oyster
    Banana - The rest have shells

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    ANSWERS TO QUESTION 2

    1. Rose - The others have an eye or eyes
    2. Scissors - The others are all used for measuring
    3. Banana - The others all have a shell
    4. Robust - The others all have three vowels
    5. Thief - The others can be rearranged to make names Teresa, Marianne, Eric & Gerald
    6. Peanuts - They grow underground and the others grow on trees
    7. Peacock - The others all have 4 legs
    8. Tearful - The others are all used as terms for groups of things: a parliament of rooks, a muster of peacocks, an unkindness of ravens & an exaltation of larks
    9. Supercede - All the others are spelled correctly, but supercede should be spelled superSede

    Congratulations to those who got the majority...


    QUESTION 3

    The Movie Quiz

    1. Which actor is the father of Angelina Jolie?

    i) James Woods
    ii) Jon Voight
    iii) Val Kilmer

    2. In which year was James Cameron's Titanic released?

    i) 1995
    ii) 1997
    iii) 1999

    3. In how many Superman films did Christopher Reeve star?

    i) 5
    ii) 4
    iii) 3

    4. The following quotes come from which films...?

    i) "One has to ask some very strange favors in the job I have"
    ii) "I think you should send us the biggest transport plane you have, and take this thing to the Arctic or somewhere and drop it where it will never thaw"
    iii) "Things will not calm down, Daniel Jackson. They will in fact calm up"
    iv) "And you know what they call a... a... a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris?"
    v) "The men of marine force recon are selected to carry out illegal operations throughout the world. When they don't come home, their families are told fairy tales about what happened to them... and denied compensation. Well, I have choked on these lies my entire career. Well here and now the lies stop."
    vi) "Don't touch my uncle! He is the genius of my family. He used to make the tip of the bomb, you know? That finds New York or Washington?"
    vii) "You want to explain the math of this to me? I mean, where's the sense in risking the lives of the eight of us to save one guy?"
    viii) "From this day to the ending of the world we in it shall be remembered. We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother."

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    VIII isn't from a film...originally anyway. It's Henry V by Shakespeare.

    More recently, it's been in Renassiance Man, among others.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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