Brain teaser #2

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    I dunno, I'm thinking you could pribably hammer the paperclip into the ruler and create a hook that can get around the ball and pull it up... At the very least you can tie the paperclip to the ruler with a string and make the same hook device... but if tinkling is the answer, then I got nothing.
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    Is this really on a book? Incredible.

    Naturally if my bladder happens to be empty I will go the cut my wrists option. That's what I deserve for having been conned into this... "brain teaser"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    Is this really on a book?
    http://www.amazon.com/Conceptual-Blo.../dp/0738205370

    Incredible.
    I concur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by medievalelks View Post
    Think outside of the bladder.
    How unsanitary.

    I must add that if I found myself in a room with no windows or doors that is a much more interesting paradox, and not to mention a priority. ... For me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by citizen View Post
    How unsanitary.

    I must add that if I found myself in a room with no windows or doors that is a much more interesting paradox, and not to mention a priority. ... For me.
    ether and a fast construction crew that knows how to not ask too many questions

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    1. Pee.
    2. Blow hard down the pipe and the ball will come out.
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    Knock out the other four people in the room, then bleed them out until you can float the ball out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by citizen View Post
    How unsanitary.
    Yes, as I recall the other is from the UK, where they supposedly don't have the same bathroom hangups we have in the States. I never would have guessed that answer.

    I must add that if I found myself in a room with no windows or doors that is a much more interesting paradox, and not to mention a priority. ... For me.
    Well, at some point you'd have to go, and the pipe would come in handy...

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