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Equus
 
Reply Tue 15 Jul, 2003 11:24 am
Two men were born on the same day of the same year, in the same town, have the same parents, and look exactly alike. But they are not twins. How is this possible?
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Rae
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jul, 2003 05:45 pm
Reincarnation.
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Ctrlshiftspace
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jul, 2003 07:16 pm
surrogate mothers
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alterreality
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jul, 2003 12:04 pm
i dont think its either. I heard this one before. Ahhh. I cant think of the answer.
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casino hat
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jul, 2003 12:42 pm
They are kind of twins...
Only better...

The only way to satisfy the riddle's condition is to be Identical twins. But there's another way.


Identical Twins are interesting, but let's put it this way... Most people are born unique ... just one of them in the entire world. If you're a twin, you get split before you're born, so there's another one just like you. So in one way, you're not unique anymore. [Not to say that each twin is not their own person, I don't know if that's a big deal to twins if there are any reading this board.]

So, if you have an identical twin, you're, in a small part, less unique. But you can be even LESS unique if....

And that's the answer...



Wear your hat!

S,
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Equus
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jul, 2003 12:56 pm
Hint: The Band Wagon
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Ctrlshiftspace
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jul, 2003 06:39 pm
I don't get the band wagon hint, but I think you're getting at clones. Which is precisely what identical twins are, clones. Theyre jsut natural clones instead of man-made ones. And basically, thats what I was saying with my surrogate mothers guess.
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SealPoet
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jul, 2003 07:25 pm
ATBWCODOEFFTGRHIIPJLKELTMSN

Obfuscacted for those who still are guessing
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Equus
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jul, 2003 09:17 am
Clones may be an answer for the future, but there is a simple answer to this which could be true today or in centuries past. When you hear the answer, you will either say "Of course!" or you will want to throw sharp objects at me.

There is a song in the musical "The Band Wagon" which provides the answer.

By the way, I know for a fact that there is at least one set of such men alive today.
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alterreality
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jul, 2003 02:36 pm
Parallel universes??
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Equus
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jul, 2003 02:45 pm
No science-fictiony stuff. No convoluted "I'm my own grandpa" kind of logic, either. Just a simple matter-of-fact answer. I am surprised this is so hard. Think 'outside the box' of the question.
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Ctrlshiftspace
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jul, 2003 04:18 pm
yeah, I figured out the answer you were looking for shortly after my last post...

Doh.
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Wy
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jul, 2003 11:42 pm
I know! I know! Oooh, Equus, can I tell?
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alterreality
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jul, 2003 08:44 am
please do. this is starting to irritate me.
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Equus
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jul, 2003 08:53 am
Sure, go ahead.
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Wy
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jul, 2003 04:57 pm
They are two of a set of triplets.
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alterreality
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jul, 2003 06:21 pm
thats cool. I like that one. I kinda feel stupid now though
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Equus
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jul, 2003 12:55 pm
That's it.
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Equus
 
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Reply Fri 25 Jul, 2003 01:46 pm
FYI, the Bandwagon clue was that there is a song in that musical called "Triplets".


(sung by Nanette Fabray, Jack Buchanan and Fred Astaire:)

Three little unexpected children
Simultaneously, the doctor brought us
And you can see that we'll be
Three forever and a-e-i-o-
You wouldn't know how agonizing
Being triple can be
Each one is individually the victim
Of the clinical day e-i-o-
Every summer we go away to Baden, Baden, Baden
Every winter we come back home to Walla, Walla, Walla

We do everything alike
We look alike
We dress alike, we walk alike
We talk alike
And what is more
We hate each other very much
We hate our folks
We're sick of jokes on what an art it is
To tell us apart!

Fred : If one of us gets the measles
Jack : Another one gets the measles
All : Then all of us gets the measles
And mumps and 'flu.
How I wish I had a gun
A widdle gun
It would be fun to shoot the other two
And be only one.

Fred : Mrs Whipple Poofer loves to talk to
Mrs Hildendorfer of the fatal natal day
She had her silly Willy

Nanette : Mrs Hudson-Cooper loves to talk to
Mrs Golden-Wasser
Of her major operations
When she had her twins.

Jack : But when Mother comes along
She silences the others
She accomplished something
That is very rare in mothers.

All : MGM has got a Leo
But Mama has got a trio
She is proud but says three is a crowd

Oh, we do everything alike
We look alike
We dress alike, we walk alike
We talk alike
And what is more
We hate each other very much
We hate our folks
We're sick of jokes on what an art it is to tell us apart.

We eat the same kind of vittles
We drink the same kind of bottles
We sit in the same kind of high-chair
High-chair, high-chair!

How I wish I had a gun. a widdle gun.
Then I could shoot the other two and then be only one.
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golazydude
 
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Reply Fri 17 Oct, 2003 04:41 pm
there was 1 guy, but he had a split personality
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