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    >>I've heard sales of the series have gone through the roof with FOTR looming on the horizon

    Oh man - I'm drooling over the chance to see the first film.

    I read the trilogy in uni as well as the hobbit. I tried Simarrillion (Is that the correct title?) but gave up after a few chapters - didnt enjoy it.

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    turn on the first switch, after a while turn it off.
    then turn on the second switch and enter room
    if there is light it is the second switch
    if there is not light and the lamp is warm it is the first switch
    if there is not light and the lamp is cold it is the third switch

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    i do not know the word in english...it is hicup..something like
    that, you have to be scared or drink water to get over it!
    behold the faithless one and his angel

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    Good job ehsiq...

    fordy:

    I tried Simarrillion (Is that the correct title?) but gave up after a few chapters
    It's something like that, anyways. I've also seen the History of the Ring in Barnes and Noble, written by Tolkien's son - that any good?

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    >>I've also seen the History of the Ring in Barnes and Noble, written by Tolkien's son - that any good?

    Dont know - never looked at it. The fact that it was written by his son would instantly put me off it - more so than if it was written by anyone else. (maybe being a little too pessimistic...Judge a book by its cover......)

    The only good father & son author team that comes to my mind is Kingsley & Martin Amis.

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    Good point - Anyone else try to read the sequels to Dune written by Herbert's son? Blech...

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    well done ehsiq!!!

    the answer was the man had hiccups...
    Free the weed!! Class B to class C is not good enough!!
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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    Oh yeah - zen, I guess that would work, but it's not the answer I was looking for... Time should start as soon as one of the hourglasses is flipped.
    You can't change the rules as you go along. As far as I'm concerned my answer was correct according to the question .

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    OK, if you're gonna do it like that, fine. You're right. However, I didn't think I was changing the rules - just clarifying. If you just used what I set out to begin with, then spliff woulda been right when he said to use a stopwatch.

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    Yeah, that's true because you never actually stated you had to use the hourglasses.

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    Alright - you have to use the the hourglasses AND ONLY the hourglasses. Timing starts when one of the hourglasses is flipped. You can't jsut guess and say "It looks about halfway done". You can't use other loopholes; it's purely a math thing...

    Zen, you were on the righ track...

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    ok lets try another.....

    A man lives alone for three weeks then finally runs out of food so he decides to go shopping.On his way out he turns off the tv and the lights.When he gets back he finds he is responsible for 150 deaths.How is he responsible??
    Free the weed!! Class B to class C is not good enough!!
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    Lightbulb

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    you flip both hourglasses.
    1) after the 4 min. is over you turn it upside down.
    2) after 3 min. you have 1 minute left in the 4 min. hourglass and the 7 min. hourglass is empty.
    3) then you turn the 7 min. hourglass and
    4) when the 4 min. hourglass
    is empty you turn the 7 min. hourglass again.
    5) after it is empty, you have 9 minutes

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    well..difficult...
    are you sure that the tv was really a tv and the lights was
    really the lights?
    behold the faithless one and his angel

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    yes the tv is a tv and the lights are lights lol

    think laterrally its not that hard you just have to be on the right wavelength.
    Free the weed!! Class B to class C is not good enough!!
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    He caused a huge pile up in witch 150 people die, but does not know this. Then when he gets home he finds the police waiting.
    To Err Is To Be Human. To Game Is Divine!"

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    or

    He lived at the power station and turns off all the power. Then do to the heat 150 people die from heat exestion.
    To Err Is To Be Human. To Game Is Divine!"

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