# Can you solve a 1904 riddle?

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Tellico00, May 8, 2006.

1. ### Tellico00New Member

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The following is from a 1904 Arm & Hammer Baking Soda booklet:

Eleven pairs were hanging high,
Eleven kings came riding by,
Each king took a pear,
And still there were eleven there.

How can that be?

2. ### GatorNew Member

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Becaues pairs refurs to a couple or 2 each

3. ### NetmanjackNew Member

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Well the eleven Kings took fruit. What was hanging? Socks,long johns or pants? lol :lol:

4. ### Ol ManNew Member

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I will not attempt to go there...

333... I'm only half evil.

5. ### sal_jrNew Member

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22 pears were There Originally On The Tree.

6. ### YeeHawNew Member

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They took the Fruit PEAR, not the shoe PAIR.

7. ### onlyoneNew Member

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11 pairs=22
22-11 kings=11 still there

8. ### Tellico00New Member

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You are correct the answer was in the spelling, they took 1 pear (fruit) so that left 11

Excellent job guys!!!!!

9. ### Tellico00New Member

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This one is a little tougher

A farmer went to the store to buy something for his farm house. When he tracked down an emplowee to help him, the clerk told him 1 would cost 25 cents, 12 would cost 50 cents, and 122 would cost 75 cents.

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11. ### steve-oNew Member

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ok, here's one for ya'

the person who needs me, doesn't want me
the person who wants me, doesn't use me
the person who uses me, never sees me
what am i ?

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13. ### Tellico00New Member

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Winston, you are spot on

14. ### armynavyNew Member

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would that be oxygen steve?

15. ### SubnetZeroNew Member

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Here is one my dad used to ask me and friends when we were young'ns...
Surprised how many I still stump with it..
(NO LOOKING IT UP ON THE NET!! We are all on the honor system)

How many times zones are there?

16. ### ryangWell-Known Member

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Subnet I knew the answer but cheated also just to confirm Ill not post to ruin it.

17. ### FatkatNew Member

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A coffin. :big_smile:

18. ### jtrewNew Member

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22 pears hanging on a tree (11 pairs of pears)
11 kings each took one pear, leaving 11 pears still hanging there

19. ### Tellico00New Member

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Jerry, you are correct

20. ### steve-oNew Member

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right you are, my friend !!!!