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Old 12-05-2012, 02:32 AM   #921
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I do not know the answer to this riddle
Hey, Emjay, I'm pulling out my fiddle....

A man hijacks an aeroplane transporting both passengers
Eight of them and valuable cargo.
Come on now this riddles not about sorrow
After taking the cargo, the man demands nine parachutes,
Puts one of them on, and lets out a tute
He jumps, leaving the other eight behind.
There is no perfect answer "To this rhyme"
Did I mention my dog is named Dancer?
He's a funny little dog but brings no real answer
So why is this riddle so out there
I'm not quite sure but makes me want more brew hardware
So the final question is, I'll reiterate
Why did he leave eight?
Your answers I do appreciate
Cleverness will make one of the answers quite great!


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Old 12-06-2012, 07:11 PM   #922
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Well there were 8 passengers + 1 hijacker = 9. Or 8 passengers + 1 pilot = 9.

Geez. I didn't realize this thread still existed, I thought it was in the pine(s).


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Old 12-06-2012, 07:27 PM   #923
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Well there were 8 passengers + 1 hijacker = 9. Or 8 passengers + 1 pilot = 9.

Geez. I didn't realize this thread still existed, I thought it was in the pine(s).
I was going to post that (the pilot one, specifically - a highjacker is necessarily a passenger) but it seemed too obvious, especially when Dan talked about "cleverness".

Then again, I did (uncharacteristically poorly in 12th grade philosophy because I thought critiques on philosophers (eg Descartes) were "too obvious", figuring that if such a renowned thinker didn't see the apparently obvious holes in his reasoning, there was probably a good reason why. But nope, it was always the obvious thing (to me, anyways). Embarrassed myself a few times with elaborate, imaginative answers, when the correct ones were simple and straightforward.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:38 PM   #924
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The highjacker didn't make the passengers jump
But if he only asked for one chute
he like would go bump
because they could rig it to be cute.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:48 AM   #925
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I'm not going to try to rhyme this time.. oops

A man hijacks an aeroplane transporting both passengers
Eight of them and valuable cargo.

This first line threw me for a loop. If I would have read "a man hijacks an aeroplane tranporting eight passengers and valuable cargo." I hope to think I would have seen the answer more clearly. Throwing in "both" just took me down the wrong path for some reason and like Emjay said, all kinds of crazy answers were coming up.

Glad this riddle got answered by minds brighter than mine. It was eating into my brain time.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:41 PM   #926
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I'm not going to try to rhyme this time.. oops

A man hijacks an aeroplane transporting both passengers
Eight of them and valuable cargo.

This first line threw me for a loop. If I would have read "a man hijacks an aeroplane tranporting eight passengers and valuable cargo." I hope to think I would have seen the answer more clearly. Throwing in "both" just took me down the wrong path for some reason and like Emjay said, all kinds of crazy answers were coming up.

Glad this riddle got answered by minds brighter than mine. It was eating into my brain time.
Let me throw this in just for arguments sake....
What if there were 8 hijackers? Hence the phrase "carrying both passengers and 8 of them. What if there is only 2 passengers? Thats how i read it.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:49 PM   #927
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Let me throw this in just for arguments sake....
What if there were 8 hijackers? Hence the phrase "carrying both passengers and 8 of them. What if there is only 2 passengers? Thats how i read it.
Then it makes no sense that, singularly, "a man hijacks a plane", and "them" would not properly refer to anything. It also doesn't use the word "and", as you inserted.

There must be a pilot, so that has to be the right answer.

When it uses the word "both", it refers to carrying "both passengers and cargo". With better punctuation, it should read something like:

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A man hijacks an aeroplane transporting both passengers (eight of them) and valuable cargo.
Also, the hijacker(s) would be passengers as well.

QED
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:43 PM   #928
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Maybe the hijacker is the pilot. He stole the cargo and jumped leaving eight passengers and chutes behind? I don't know how a pilot could hijack a plane though

Edit: realized it had already been answered lol
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:48 PM   #929
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Not looking to fight
But what answer was right?
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:17 AM   #930
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Sorry no rhyming again.

I think LRB, that Pilot IS the correct answer. I actually searched the internet on this one and that was the most common answer.


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