Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Impossible Riddle

Well, this one takes the cake. Anyone who plays Tiny Empires very long knows about the riddles- and has probably cursed them for how hard they are. I've even heard comments about "it makes no sense!" Well, talk about make no sense! Try this one that I got a few minutes ago:



A friend that was with me reported a similar wording: " Bethany Frankle sprained her ankle while asking a riddle. What is the answer?"

No clue, of course, as to what the question is... much less the answer. I can say that the answer to the Impossible Riddle isn't four- he and I both tried that, and were both wrong. For me, it said:



...and his message was the same, except that he was called Archimedes.

Erzsabet, call your office, and if you can add the solution for this one to your page, you can also add a new term to that title of 'Puzzel Princess'.... namely-- Psychic!

(Ok, everyone, what did YOU get? And does anyone know the answer? Please tell me it isn't 42!)

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's not 5 or 6 either.

Anonymous said...

I got similar riddles twice and the it is neither 100 nor 50...I could only guess at that nonsense.

Francesca Alva said...

I wonder if it is something to do with the number of vowels in the name of the riddle-poser. Margaret Vespers has 5 and Bethany Frankle 4. It might also be the sum of the initial letters of the names based on their place in the alphabet and added together and reduced to the smallest number. With Margaret Vespers this would give 13+22 = 35 and 3+5 = 8. Bethany Frankle would also give 8: 2 + 6.

Vulpine Eldrich said...

Hmmm, good guesses, all. Someone speculated that it is the number of subjects that you have, but considering the name itself the clue, that sort of logic could be the right way to think.

I have one friend who declares that he knows the answer. We'll see!

Valentine Janus said...

My answer of 9 for the Bethany Frankle riddle was called correct; make of that what you will.

Val

Anonymous said...

somebody said that the answer to the Bethany Frankle dad to do with your rank, the answer being 1 for a peasant and 10 for a king/queen, 9 for a prince/princess... it worked for a few.

Juls Rosca said...

YAY I like this blog!!!! (what you thought I had some wisdom?? hehe)

Francesca Alva said...

@ Val

There are 9 vowels in "Bethany Frankle sprained her ankle", so maybe it's the whole phrase you have to consider, not just the name.

I haven't had this riddle yet so looking forward to trying out my vowel theory.

Vulpine Eldrich said...

Light is beginning to filter in... it uses personal attributes, the wording is a hint. Look:

Bethany fRANKle sprained heR ANKle

and then we have Margeret Vespers, LANDlord to the ADDled...

Vulpine Eldrich said...

Well, it's been done... it didn't take that long, either!

http://www.erzsabet.com/TECalcGen3.html

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