The worlds first riddle!

Reply Thu 4 May, 2017 08:30 am
Mark, your reply is empirical.

Are you as outraged as I are???

On May 2, 2017, during an interview with Hillary Clinton, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour asked:

Why do you think you lost the majority of the white female vote? Did misogyny play a role in the loss?

Although Mrs. Clinton did not herself use the word misogyny in her response, she said:

Yes, there are many, many representations of that, many kinds of examples of that, and yes, it was a role in this election.

On April 7, when answering a similar question from Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times, she said:

That certainly misogyny played a role in the 2016 presidential election.


What is Misogyny then?

Misogyny means “a hatred of women,” and comes from two Greek roots, misein (meaning “to hate”) and gynē (meaning “woman”).

So according to the looser of the election, even though she got the majority of the votes ‘the majority of the white female vote’ was misogynistic towards her… a case of women hating woman – I think not!

I remember when she* attended a fundraiser at A2K Towers and got drunk as a skunk and crawled from one corner of the room to the diametrically opposite corner along the shortest possible path.

If the dimensions of the room are 3 x 4 x 5, what distance did she cover?

* Please note that ‘she’ is a feminine third-person, singular personal pronoun (subjective case) and can refer to abstractions personified as feminine, and also for the soul, a city, a country, an army, the Church, transport and others including pompous titles bestowed upon France - she is not more than half so powerful as she might be.

"When there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit. So let's keep going — let's keep going until every one of the 161 million women and girls across America has the opportunity she deserves to have." —Hillary Clinton

Reply Thu 4 May, 2017 10:34 pm
room crawl: min(sqrt(74), sqrt(80), sqrt(90))
Reply Fri 5 May, 2017 01:47 pm
If the room's dimensions are a x b x c, then the length of the shortest path is:

room crawl: min(sqrt(74), sqrt(80), sqrt(90))

Thank you Mark, a full explanation may be found - From Physics — I by R Resnick, D Halliday and K Krane.

Don’t ask me why, but I have never been asked why do the British always hold their elections on a Thursday?

How the hell would I know!

However, from a mathematical viewpoint - Friday/Saturday and Sunday are religious days for Muslims/Jews and Christians.

Mondays they play cricket and on Tuesdays its archery practice and Wednesday is washday.

So I guess that as Thursday is market day and the time they all get to go into town to sell their chickens and racoons, it makes sense.

So after watching the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, I reckon I know them Brits pretty well – but what I don’t know is…

When the day after tomorrow is yesterday, then today will be as far from Wednesday as today was from Wednesday when the day before yesterday was tomorrow.

What day is today?

And if you find that way too easy and you can repeat: Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks. – try:

What day would tomorrow be if yesterday was five days before the day after Sunday’s tomorrow?

Enjoy your weekend folks.
Reply Mon 8 May, 2017 09:00 am
Antiestablishmentarianism is a really long word that people say to make themselves look impressive and is used quite extensively in the Antarctic, which is why Arctic residents are called Ants.

This is a story Riddle about those Ants that some people think is true –
To them I say… IDIOTA!

Which kinda explains why an Ant knocks on the door of a flophouse on the Lower East Side.

The owner opens the door.

"I want a place to stay," said the Ant.

"I have a vacant room which you can occupy for free, if you pay in sex" said
the owner.

The Ant went inside and occupied the vacant room.

After some days, the Ant brought in another Ant and asked the owner, "Will you please allow this Ant to stay with me?"

"Oh sure, you can do so without paying any rent, just more sex for me" said the owner.

After a few days the Ant brought one more Ant and requested the owner
to allow the Ant to stay.

The owner agreed to it without asking for any rent, but plenty more sex.

This continued as the Ant brings in more and the owner agrees.

One fine day the Ant brought in a tenth Ant and requested the owner
to allow her also to stay under the same agreement.

The owner said, "Ok, you can all stay but no more sex, from now on you will all need to pay rent."

The question is: Why did the owner ask for rent when the last Ant came in?
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Reply Mon 8 May, 2017 09:05 pm
And if you find that way too easy and you can repeat: Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks. – try:

If only Trya's tongue twisting consonantal cunning could conjure:

The sixth sheikh's sixth sheep is sick.

What day would tomorrow be if yesterday was five days before the day after Sunday’s tomorrow?


Enjoy your weekend folks

Rebus :


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Reply Mon 8 May, 2017 10:17 pm
Ants: Tenants must pay rent.
Rebus: Wind in the Willows
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Reply Tue 9 May, 2017 09:06 am
What you may ask is the difference between a Backronym and an Acronym.

Now lets be honest, iffin y’all have ever asked yourself that question, you should seek immediate medical assistance.

However, for those intrepid members of the A2K Mile High Flying Club…

An acronym is a word derived from the initial letters of the words of a phrase: For example, the word radar comes from "RAdio Detection And Ranging".

By contrast, a backronym is constructed by creating a new phrase to fit an already existing word, name, or acronym. For example, the United States Department of Justice assigns to their Amber Alert program the meaning "America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response"

I hope therefore you will now understand my incredulity reflected in Eek’s answer of - POETS.

How could she possibly know that the backronym of POETS is used by the United States Navy for "Piss On Electronics, Tomorrow's Saturday" – meaning ‘today’ must be Friday.

I find it’s best to do it backwards:

“Sunday’s tomorrow” is Monday.

“the day after Sunday’s tomorrow” is therefore Tuesday.

“five days before the day after Sunday’s tomorrow” is therefore Thursday.

“yesterday was five days before the day after Sunday’s tomorrow” was Thursday, making today Friday. Therefore tomorrow is Saturday, as required.

BTW as I was in Arkansas I saw a saw that could out saw any saw I ever saw saw. Iffin’ you ‘appen to be in Arkansas and see a saw that can out saw the saw I saw saw, I'd sure like to see the saw you say you saw saw.


On the other hand, or as they say when in the Champs-Elysées, d'autre part - Mark’s answer to the Ant conundrum is the ANTithesis of a wrong answer.


So imagine if you can, not a can-can, but a 3x3x3 wooden cube.

How many cuts do we need to break it into twenty-seven 1x1x1 cubes?

A cut may go through multiple wooden pieces due to it being Phyllocladus aspleniifolius.

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Reply Wed 10 May, 2017 04:57 pm
Calling all pet owners…

Are y’all familiar with Cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV)?

Commonly known as Alabama Rot, it is a very serious disease that affects dogs and has no know cure.

And lets be clear about this, Birmingham is not the Capital, and Alabama does have a beachfront to the Gulf around Mobile; just don’t bring yer dawg’s.

So what you may ask is my problem!

Well I’ll tell you what my problem is; my problem is that without my dawg’s in the yard, how can I protect the chickens?

Consider five holes in a line. One of them is occupied by a fox. Each night, the fox moves to a neighboring hole, either to the left or to the right.

Each morning before the moonshine run I get to inspect a foxhole of my choice.

What strategy would ensure that the fox is eventually caught?

Nota bene; No animals were harmed in the construction of this problem.

BTW I just wanna run this up the flag pole and see who salutes:

Cambozola is not some South American banana republic country – It is a popular German blue cheese, and one of my favourites. This cheese is named by using parts of the names camembert and gorgonzola, as it shares textures, flavours, and aesthetics with both of these cheeses. Don’t say I don’t learn youse summit.
Reply Thu 11 May, 2017 10:49 pm
Consider five holes in a line. One of them is occupied by a fox. Each night, the fox moves to a neighboring hole, either to the left or to the right.
Each morning before the moonshine run I get to inspect a foxhole of my choice.
What strategy would ensure that the fox is eventually caught?

I can just see Trya, in the crepuscular light, as dawn's horn heralds his hazard.
He's jumps at the chance of his first hole (let's call it A). If the fox is there she is done and if not she must be in hole B, C, D, or E. On the morrow Trya skulks to hole A again and if she has moved from B to A he has her, if not then she has moved to C, D, or E. Next , Trya (ever the eponym) goes to B , then B again. And so on and on and on he goes until the vixen is his.

And POETS is piss off early tomorrow's saturday , if you'll scuse my French.



Did you know that 1= DITLOID (a bactronym / eponym) is One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, well I didn't until I did.

3 = DN

1 = ITL#IT#111

Reply Fri 12 May, 2017 01:01 pm
Seriously, could you be more subtle, “scuse my French.” French what?
Wine/ Cheese/ Elections/ Kiss… U French make I rire. On s'est bien amusés.

May I congratulate you on your excellent visualization to distinguish twixt diurnal and nocturnal behavior. May I also extend my gratitude for the warning about Dawn’s horn – jumpin' Jehosafats she told me it was just a banana in her pocket!!!

Thank you for your efforts to solve my vixen conundrum, I can go into restaurants and a whole table will get up and clap if they recognize me, because they love Fox News. Other places - or even the same place - people will get up and try to kill me… the jury is still out on your soliloquy.

Perhaps you would be so kind as to explain in childish English so I can comprehend the intricacies of being able to display a YouTube graphic instead of a link as you have clearly mastered the technicalities involved. Grātiās tibi agō.

Rebus: Queen’s Bench Courtroom Number Seven - second consecutive #1 New York Times Best Seller.

I’m still thinking about Ivan Denisovich.

17 I T CR O 4913

2 = O in G and Y

You are given three piles with 5, 49 and 51 pebbles respectively.

Two operations are allowed: (a) merge two piles together or (b) divide a pile with an even number of pebbles into two equal piles.

Is there a sequence of operations that would result in 105 piles with one pebble each?

And I’ma outta here…
Reply Fri 12 May, 2017 09:55 pm
Perhaps you would be so kind as to explain in childish English so I can comprehend the intricacies of being able to display a YouTube graphic instead of a link as you have clearly mastered the technicalities involved. Grātiās tibi agō.
De nada senor.

Ok, see that dot in the middle of "youtu.be" in your post below, nod if yes. That tells me you started the video then clicked "copy video URL" , bad boy don't do that.

Open the video then copy the address bar at the top of the video viz.


In the BBCode Editor choose Quote ie. [quote,]copy the address here[/quote,]

Copy the https address into the quotes boxes ie.

Then replace each word quote, at the beginning and end, with the word youtube and this is what happens:

Reply Sat 13 May, 2017 02:42 pm
What can I say, other than…

I’ma noddin’ and I can explain the ‘.’ because when I clicked the video I was expecting to see chess pawns – not Conceptual Eroticism… but you are right, I have been a Bad Boy, so slip into your Lederhosen and stilettos while I say:

Grazie mille.
Reply Sat 13 May, 2017 10:39 pm
Right click on an image, hit copy image address and post between [img,] and [/img,]

Reply Mon 15 May, 2017 07:55 am
Whooa… slow down there Lady, what with all this Dev coder [img] and {quote} geek speak and /r/e/a/d/.

I woodah gone to MIT instead of Juvy Hall because You See The Whole Country Of The System Is Juxtaposition By The Atmosphere Because You Are Sophisticated Rhetorician Intoxicated By The Exuberance Of Your Own Pursona. You See In Such Accentuating Circumstances. Who Can Ask Me Preclude From Such Extravagance As You See The Coefficient Of The Linear Is Juxtaposition By The Atmospheric Pressure Of A2K.

Drop and give me 10:

Hooah - “It’s not just a word.... It’s a way of life.”

From a long time ago, just like many military traditions.

Every soldier in training knew one catch phrase. The word could be used for everything except “no.” This expression has mainly been associated with the infantry, but Hooah (who-a) has spread to the rest of the military also.

Each branch of service will argue the correct dates for the word. William L. Priest, author of the book “Swear Like a Trooper,” says it may date to the British “Huzzah!” of the 1700s.

According to an Army explanation, the history is drawn from the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, known back in 1841 as the 2nd Dragoons. In an attempt to end the war with the Seminoles, a meeting was arranged with the Indian Chief Coacoochee. There was a banquet after the meeting where the officers of the garrison made a variety of toasts. Back then the modern hooah was pronounced as “hough.”

Coacoochee asked an interpreter the meaning of what he said. He responded, “It means, “How d’ye do,” whereupon the Chief said “Hough!”

Now, the Marines will claim they started the phrase from their Revolutionary War battle cries. Their version of the word is “ooh-rah.” Talk to any Marine and they will tell you that the two are not the same, and their version is uniquely their own, existing as a separate and distinct word. It would be like comparing a hamburger to a cheeseburger.

Ooh-rah is the motivational cry of Navy boot camp. “Ooh-rah and hoo-ah both are heard on Navy bases and on ships, except for the SEALS’ spirited hoo-ya,” said Jack Green, a spokesman for the Naval Historical Center in Washington, D.C.

No mater how it is spelled or sounded out, it still is an expression of high morale, strength and confidence. Whatever branch you’re in, the word comes from a place in our hearts that we all understand. Hooah is the blood, sweat and tears that was nurtured with the life of a soldier.

However I am still unsure how your advice that I rub a little coelacanth on my naughty bits, fondle a flamingo and chant the Poetic Edda at the top of my voice on a full moon night with nothing but flippers on is going to cure my cough!!!!!

The A2K secret they absolutely didn’t want you to know…

At a recent A2K meet, it was observed that amongst the 45 members there were 13 purple, 15 yellow and 17 maroon outfits.

When two members wearing different colors meet, they both change into the third color.

Is there a sequence of pairwise meetings after which all A2K members have the same color?

BTW I dropped my keys cispontine.
Reply Mon 15 May, 2017 11:41 am
Better that than cisalpine...
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Reply Sun 28 May, 2017 09:53 pm
I feel
My brain is broken...
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Reply Mon 29 May, 2017 06:24 am
Shalom Aleichem Timur, if I have said it once, I must have said it 10,000 times, I don’t exaggerate when I say, may I thank you for your most witty rejoinder.
I hope others enjoyed it as much as I did. Mazel Tov.

Greetings Chirchri, your arrival had been prophesied as the anagram of your message can form 3880 words and…

The common properties of 3880 is abundant if the sum of all its positive divisors except itself is more than n.

Its Apocalyptic power contains the consecutive digits 666 (in decimal).

May the Good Fairy sprinkle stardust on your bippy.

Or as Native Americans say, How - rich rich (anagram).

So you may ask what has this to do with anyone living outside of a Kibbutz!

Well I’ll tell ya, you've done your shopping but there's just one thing missing, the thing you absolutely don't need but somehow still want to set yourself apart?

But now you need look no further. French luxury brand Chanel has your back: a boomerang for $1,460. oy vey iz mir.

As we all know Boomerang making is Australia’s main industry (along with beer drinking and Sheila chasing), so it can be no surprise that the indigenous community in Australia says this is yet another example of crass cultural appropriation.

Would you agree that only Native American’s should be allowed to make bows and arrows? If so, only the Chinese can make gunpowder – be carful what you wish for as Montesquieu noted that the use of gunpowder had further tipped the balance towards despotism.

Just consider a finite but arbitrary number of identical finite state machines (soldiers) arranged in a line. At time t = 0, each soldier is initialized to the quiescent (idle) state, except for the soldier on the far left (the general).

The state of each soldier at each discrete time-step t > 0 is dependent on its state and the state of its two neighbors at time t - 1 (except for the two soldiers at either end, each of whose state depends only on itself and its sole neighbor).

In addition, if a soldier and its neighbors are in the quiescent state, then the soldier will remain quiescent at the next time-step.

The problem is to define a finite set of states and state transition rules for the soldiers such that all soldiers enter a distinguished state (fire) at the same time and for the very first time.

And for the very first time, I give you the answer:


Nito farvos.
Reply Mon 29 May, 2017 10:17 pm
The Exuberance Of Your Own Pursona

With lips pursed and the interests of good diction uppermost, wallet it take to convince you that I'm not a pursona, The Knack's Sharona?

Ditloid: 3 = DN and 1 = TL#TYED answer was a little tricky you had to click on the video to discover it was 3 Dog Night's version of 1 is The Loneliest Number That You'll Ever Do.

1999 = TWGPLI

1729 = TC# (clue lowest # that is the sum of two separate sets of two cubes)

8675309 = J (clue):

A smattering of French air kisses will help with the first rebus :



In a fair game if you added up all the odds is it possible to know what the sum would be?

If you've just thrown 3 heads in a row with a fair two sided coin what are the odds that you will end up having thrown 5 heads in a row from 6 throws?
Reply Fri 9 Jun, 2017 01:38 pm
Possibly the most entertaining line ever written:

With lips pursed and the interests of good diction uppermost, wallet it take to convince you that I'm not a pursona

Although in my humble opinion, the ‘it’ is superfluous.

In a fair game if you added up all the odds is it possible to know what the sum would be?


If you've just thrown 3 heads in a row with a fair two sided coin what are the odds that you will end up having thrown 5 heads in a row from 6 throws?


Every morning Eke makes his/her/gender neutral/ nonaligned own sandwich.
S(he) can use brown or white bread and can choose between honey, cheese, peanut butter, lettuce or tomato.

How many different sandwiches can Eke make with just one filling?

If Eke makes each possible sandwich equally often, what is the probability that S(he) made a white bread sandwich with honey for lunch today?

Today’s questions were sponsored by the Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus and the Baltic States Online Intelligence Service.

Thank you and have a nice day.

Ps. Iffin’ y’all don’t know the answers, may I respectfully suggest you go join the Republican Party; just sayin’.
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Reply Thu 15 Jun, 2017 09:14 am
I’ma sorry but I totally disagree… It is all explained in the first edition of French mannual Le Pornographe, ou Idées d’un Honnête-Homme sur un projet de réglement pour les Prostituées from 1769 and the clue is in the name as to what color an orange is.

But did you know you can also get green oranges?

In fact, oranges begin their lives green when they start growing in the hot summer and only turn orange when the weather begins to cool in the fall - much like how leaves turn orange at that time of year too.

But in tropical climates where it's hot all year round, oranges retain their green skin.

And talking about color, which color pepper do you usually buy - red, yellow or green?

You may think bell peppers come in three different color varieties - but actually the different colors just mark how ripe the vegetable is.

A green pepper is the least ripe (which is why it's most people's least favourite), yellow is in the middle and red is the ripest - and therefore the sweetest.

Which is why I blame Dr. Pepper for the fact that when I was 14/15 I learned how to break into cars and hotwire them. So I used to go to the mall and would break into cars and move them around in the parking lot so when their owners came out their car would not be where they parked it.

I wouldn't move them out of the lot or so far that they would think it stolen.

On a side note, I once organized a bunch of them by color and parked all the reds together, blues, yellows etc. It was an OCD person's dream of a parking lot…

And of all the things that didn't happen, this didn't happen the most.

Now consider this: You and your opponent shall play a game with three dice: First, your opponent chooses one of the three dice. Next, you choose one of the remaining two dice.

Am I typing fast fast < 2 fast, or are you still following… that is like, one die each.

The player who throws the higher number with their chosen dice wins.

So far so good and nothing a mushroom muncher could fail to comprehend.

Now, each dice has three distinct numbers between 1 and 9, with pairs of opposite faces being identical.

Ay Dios mio…

Design the three dice such that you always win! In other words, no matter which dice your opponent chooses, one of the two remaining dice throws a number larger than your opponent on average.

Oy, Caramba! Misión imposible…

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