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    There are 3 people in a 12'X12' room in the middle is a old rusty metal pipe. Inside the pipe is a pingpong ball that barely fits!. Inside this room is a box of wheeties, a rope, and a coathanger. How do you get the pingpong bal out without damagin the ball or the pipe?
    Who made up that riddle? That's totally stupid. First of all you say the pipe is in a room...then you say its stuck in the ground. So is it in a room or outside in the ground? If the pingpong ball is in the pipe and "barely fits" then you'd assume its wedged in fairly tightly. Tightly enough so that trying to remove it with a coat hanger would damage it. So if you peed in it, how would the pee get past the ball in order to float it out?? More than likely the pee would just sit on top. And geez...how much pee do three people have anyway? Must be a pretty small pipe.

    If it were a rusty pipe, I'd say open up the coat hanger and dig away at the rust in the pipe until you flaked away enough to get the coat hanger past the pingpong ball without having to touch it. If the pipe is rusted, then removing the rust is not "damaging the pipe"--its cleaning off the pipe. Coat hangers aren't that thick so it wouldn't take much digging. Then slightly curve the coathanger and gently slide it underneath the pingpong ball and gently pull upwards until the ball is dislodged.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PlantAKiss View Post
    Who made up that riddle? That's totally stupid. First of all you say the pipe is in a room...then you say its stuck in the ground. So is it in a room or outside in the ground? If the pingpong ball is in the pipe and "barely fits" then you'd assume its wedged in fairly tightly. Tightly enough so that trying to remove it with a coat hanger would damage it. So if you peed in it, how would the pee get past the ball in order to float it out?? More than likely the pee would just sit on top. And geez...how much pee do three people have anyway? Must be a pretty small pipe.

    If it were a rusty pipe, I'd say open up the coat hanger and dig away at the rust in the pipe until you flaked away enough to get the coat hanger past the pingpong ball without having to touch it. If the pipe is rusted, then removing the rust is not "damaging the pipe"--its cleaning off the pipe. Coat hangers aren't that thick so it wouldn't take much digging. Then slightly curve the coathanger and gently slide it underneath the pingpong ball and gently pull upwards until the ball is dislodged.



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    It barely fits as in there is a mm1 of space around the ball and you have 3 people in one room you would get enough pee after a while and it would come out... and if you wnt to know who told me this it was my ceramics teacher :P
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    Talking Ok...I wanna play :)

    I have a riddle: You are in a box...now, this box is made of steel and welded on all edges. There is no door, just a window with bars. You have a table and a mirror in the box with you. How do you get out?

    Anyone??

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    Same way you got in.

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    Talking Oops!

    I forgot part of the riddle. You have to use the table and mirror to get out.
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    Roarbank, there are eight people total, so the woman has three girls and four boys. Add the woman on and you have four girls, four boys.
    I win.
    how about this one. A guy was born before his father. How is this possible? It's legal!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CPsinSC View Post
    I forgot part of the riddle. You have to use the table and mirror to get out.
    You break the mirror and use it as a file.
    I win, hands down.
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    ahh, but what do you do with the table? Break the mirror on it?
    I win too if that's the answer!!! Mwahaha...
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