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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:09 pm    Post subject: Mind Mashers Reply with quote

OK, so here are a few questions to get your minds going. I've tried to make them Ancient Egyptian themed. So here goes:

Question 1
Bastet was walking through the divine market with a basket over her arm, doing some shopping for the gods (Horus wanted some red wine with his breakfast), when she stopped to put something in her basket. After she had put it in her basket, her basket was 2 debens lighter.
Arrow What did Bastet put in her basket?

Question 2
Two jackals are standing in the Egyptian desert. One is facing towards the east, and the second is facing the west.
Arrow How can the jackals look at each other without turning around?

Question 3
After spending the morning visiting the Valley of the Kings in Thebes, you drive a felucca from Thebes southwards towards Philae to see the Temple of Isis and then on to Abu Simbel, where you stop for two days to rest. You then continue your journey up northwards to see the Giza pyramids, stopping to see the pyramids at Saqqara on the way. You then finish your journey by travelling back down south to Thebes to spend an afternoon at Deir el-Medina.
Arrow What is the felucca driver's name?

Question 4
A lady named Meryet, has two sons that were born on the same day, in the same month, in the same year, but they aren't twins.
Arrow How is this possible?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, interesting, but I only know the jackals one...they are already looking at each other! They are facing opposite directions but also looking at each other.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, you've nailed question 2 Isi. Very Happy
That's correct, the two jackals are facing each other. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, I have another one. This one's easy!! (although I actually didn't know the answer Embarassed ):

Question 5
Arrow How can you physically stand behind Thoth, while he's standing behind you?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erm...if he's standing facing away from you, ie back to back?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

isisinacrisis wrote:
back to back?

Yay, you're quite good at these, Isi. Razz Back-to-back is correct.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, my guess for the Meryet's sons one...do they have to be biological? I was thinking that one of the sons may be adopted. But I may be wrong.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isisinacrisis wrote:
Ok, my guess for the Meryet's sons one...do they have to be biological? I was thinking that one of the sons may be adopted. But I may be wrong.

Sad No, Isi. They are biological sons. It is a trick question, though (I think that one's quite difficult).
Question 3 is really, really easy, you just need to read it through a couple of times laughing6 (honestly, I didn't know the answer though). The answer is in the question, sort of. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Question 1'

Maybe Bastet used her cat brain and put wine direct in the basket?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robson wrote:
'Maybe Bastet used her cat brain and put wine direct in the basket?

That is so funny!!
The thing that Bastet put in her basket made it weigh less, though, whereas as pointless as it would be to pour wine into the basket it wouldn't make the basket any lighter. So what would.... Question
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know the felluca one! The answer is...your name! You're the driver! Wink

The only thing I can think of that would make the basket lighter is helium, but I'm sure that's wrong...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isisinacrisis wrote:
I know the felluca one! The answer is...your name! You're the driver!

Very Happy You've got it, Isi.

Isisinacrisis wrote:
The only thing I can think of that would make the basket lighter is helium, but I'm sure that's wrong...

Nope, not helium. How would you be able to keep the helium in the basket, anyway. Wink

You're doing a good job!! Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Arrow What did Bastet put in her basket?


The only thing that makes sense is: a hole.

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...but they aren't twins.
Arrow How is this possible?


For this one, they may not be twins but they were probably from triplets. Or quadruplets. Or whatever comes after that. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I'm in the mood but I'll restrain myself and toss in only one, and it's a pretty easy one.

A man named Nakht had to walk for an hour under a rare heavy rain on an open road, without anything to cover his head. Yet, his hair did not get wet. How is this possible?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was Nakht bald, then? You didnt say head.
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