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• Here something that is OT but still facinating , so I thought I would share it. Riddle: You find yourself in a room with two exit doors, one painted green and
Message 1 of 5 , May 5, 2002

Here something that is OT but still facinating , so  I thought I would share it.

Riddle:

You find yourself in a room with two exit doors, one painted green and one painted yellow.  You don't know how you got in the room itself but you do know that you can only exit one of those doors safely. If you exit through the wrong door you will set off a trap that will blow the place up. In the room are two computers, both knowing which door you can exit safely. One computer will tell the truth, and the other computer is programmed to lie. You don't know which door is the safe door to exit or which computer will tell the truth. There is only one question you can ask  either one of the computers to exit the room safely.

What question will you ask the computer to get out of the room safely?

-Lord Sturm

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• Isn t this sort of the same riddle that was in the movie, Labyrinth? So you want to get to the castle? Well, then, you ll have to answer the riddle. With a
Message 2 of 5 , May 5, 2002
Isn't this sort of the same riddle that was in the movie, Labyrinth?

'So you want to get to the castle? Well, then, you'll have to answer
the riddle. With a little smile, Sarah said to Ralph, "Answer yes or
no. Would he," and she pointed at Alph, "tell me that this door," she
pointed at the door behind Ralph, "leads to the castle?"

Alph and Ralph looked at her, then at each other. They conferred in
whispers.

Ralph looked up at her. "Uh . . . yes."

"Then the other door leads to the castle," Sarah concluded. "And this

"How do you know?" Ralph asked slowly. His voice was aggrieved. "He
could be telling you the truth."

"Then you wouldn't be," Sarah replied. "So if you tell me he said
yes, I know the answer was no." She was very pleased with herself.

Ralph and Alph looked dejected, feeling that they had obscurely been
cheated. "But I could be telling the truth," Ralph objected.

"Then he would be lying," Sarah said, allowing herself a broad smile
of pleasure. "So if you tell me that he said yes, the answer would
still be no."

"Wait a minute," Ralph said. He frowned. "Is that right?"

"I don't know," replied Alph airily. "I wasn't listening."

"It's right," Sarah told them. "I figured it out. I never could until
now." She beamed. "I may be getting smarter."'

Of course, she chose wrong. if I remember right,

Diana-Moondancer

--- In Renfolks@y..., Sturmritter <sturmritter_tx@y...> wrote:
>
> Here something that is OT but still facinating , so I thought I
would share it.
>
> Riddle:
>
> You find yourself in a room with two exit doors, one painted green
and one painted yellow. You don't know how you got in the room
itself but you do know that you can only exit one of those doors
safely. If you exit through the wrong door you will set off a trap
that will blow the place up. In the room are two computers, both
knowing which door you can exit safely. One computer will tell the
truth, and the other computer is programmed to lie. You don't know
which door is the safe door to exit or which computer will tell the
truth. There is only one question you can ask either one of the
computers to exit the room safely.
>
> What question will you ask the computer to get out of the room
safely?
>
>
>
> -Lord Sturm
>
>
>
> ---------------------------------
> Do You Yahoo!?
> Yahoo! Health - your guide to health and wellness
• This riddle has been around for ages, and has been used and reused many times over. As for Labrynth, she stepped through the door, and fell into the hole that
Message 3 of 5 , May 6, 2002
This riddle has been around for ages, and has been
used and reused many times over.

As for Labrynth, she stepped through the door, and
fell into the hole that led to the oubliette which
actually was a step forward on her journey.

Cuthbert

wrote:
> Isn't this sort of the same riddle that was in the
> movie, Labyrinth?
>
> 'So you want to get to the castle? Well, then,
> the riddle. With a little smile, Sarah said to
> no. Would he," and she pointed at Alph, "tell me
> that this door," she
> pointed at the door behind Ralph, "leads to the
> castle?"
>
> Alph and Ralph looked at her, then at each other.
> They conferred in
> whispers.
>
> Ralph looked up at her. "Uh . . . yes."
>
> "Then the other door leads to the castle," Sarah
> concluded. "And this
> door leads to certain death."
>
> "How do you know?" Ralph asked slowly. His voice was
> aggrieved. "He
> could be telling you the truth."
>
> "Then you wouldn't be," Sarah replied. "So if you
> tell me he said
> yes, I know the answer was no." She was very pleased
> with herself.
>
> Ralph and Alph looked dejected, feeling that they
> cheated. "But I could be telling the truth," Ralph
> objected.
>
> "Then he would be lying," Sarah said, allowing
> of pleasure. "So if you tell me that he said yes,
> still be no."
>
> "Wait a minute," Ralph said. He frowned. "Is that
> right?"
>
> "I don't know," replied Alph airily. "I wasn't
> listening."
>
> "It's right," Sarah told them. "I figured it out. I
> never could until
> now." She beamed. "I may be getting smarter."'
>
> Of course, she chose wrong. if I remember right,
>
> Diana-Moondancer
>
>
> --- In Renfolks@y..., Sturmritter
> <sturmritter_tx@y...> wrote:
> >
> > Here something that is OT but still facinating ,
> so I thought I
> would share it.
> >
> > Riddle:
> >
> > You find yourself in a room with two exit doors,
> one painted green
> and one painted yellow. You don't know how you got
> in the room
> itself but you do know that you can only exit one of
> those doors
> safely. If you exit through the wrong door you will
> set off a trap
> that will blow the place up. In the room are two
> computers, both
> knowing which door you can exit safely. One computer
> will tell the
> truth, and the other computer is programmed to lie.
> You don't know
> which door is the safe door to exit or which
> computer will tell the
> truth. There is only one question you can ask
> either one of the
> computers to exit the room safely.
> >
> > What question will you ask the computer to get out
> of the room
> safely?
> >
> >
> >
> > -Lord Sturm
> >
> >
> >
> > ---------------------------------
> > Do You Yahoo!?
> > Yahoo! Health - your guide to health and wellness
>
>

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• Some people just have too much time on their hands. Please tell me that you cut and pasted this dialogue, and didn t type it from memory... _illyanna Bliss of
Message 4 of 5 , May 6, 2002
Some people just have too much time on their hands. Please tell me
that you cut and pasted this dialogue, and didn't type it from
memory...

_illyanna
Bliss of Trash Tribe
Frenchie of the Toast, thrice
TrashMistress
G.G. *ahem* Griffin's Girl, for those of you who can't get it.

wrote:
> Isn't this sort of the same riddle that was in the movie, Labyrinth?
>
> 'So you want to get to the castle? Well, then, you'll have to
> the riddle. With a little smile, Sarah said to Ralph, "Answer yes
or
> no. Would he," and she pointed at Alph, "tell me that this door,"
she
> pointed at the door behind Ralph, "leads to the castle?"
>
> Alph and Ralph looked at her, then at each other. They conferred in
> whispers.
>
> Ralph looked up at her. "Uh . . . yes."
>
> "Then the other door leads to the castle," Sarah concluded. "And
this
> door leads to certain death."
>
> "How do you know?" Ralph asked slowly. His voice was aggrieved. "He
> could be telling you the truth."
>
> "Then you wouldn't be," Sarah replied. "So if you tell me he said
> yes, I know the answer was no." She was very pleased with herself.
>
> Ralph and Alph looked dejected, feeling that they had obscurely
been
> cheated. "But I could be telling the truth," Ralph objected.
>
> "Then he would be lying," Sarah said, allowing herself a broad
smile
> of pleasure. "So if you tell me that he said yes, the answer would
> still be no."
>
> "Wait a minute," Ralph said. He frowned. "Is that right?"
>
> "I don't know," replied Alph airily. "I wasn't listening."
>
> "It's right," Sarah told them. "I figured it out. I never could
until
> now." She beamed. "I may be getting smarter."'
>
> Of course, she chose wrong. if I remember right,
>
> Diana-Moondancer
>
>
> --- In Renfolks@y..., Sturmritter <sturmritter_tx@y...> wrote:
> >
> > Here something that is OT but still facinating , so I thought I
> would share it.
> >
> > Riddle:
> >
> > You find yourself in a room with two exit doors, one painted
green
> and one painted yellow. You don't know how you got in the room
> itself but you do know that you can only exit one of those doors
> safely. If you exit through the wrong door you will set off a trap
> that will blow the place up. In the room are two computers, both
> knowing which door you can exit safely. One computer will tell the
> truth, and the other computer is programmed to lie. You don't know
> which door is the safe door to exit or which computer will tell the
> truth. There is only one question you can ask either one of the
> computers to exit the room safely.
> >
> > What question will you ask the computer to get out of the room
> safely?
> >
> >
> >
> > -Lord Sturm
> >
> >
> >
> > ---------------------------------
> > Do You Yahoo!?
> > Yahoo! Health - your guide to health and wellness
• Me.....memory? Ok, you can all stop laughing now. I did indeed cut and paste. Moondancer ... Labyrinth? ... in ... aggrieved. He ... herself. ... would
Message 5 of 5 , May 6, 2002
Me.....memory? Ok, you can all stop laughing now. I did indeed cut
and paste. <g>

Moondancer

--- In Renfolks@y..., "_illyanna" <illya_the_bard@y...> wrote:
> Some people just have too much time on their hands. Please tell me
> that you cut and pasted this dialogue, and didn't type it from
> memory...
>
> _illyanna
> Bliss of Trash Tribe
> Frenchie of the Toast, thrice
> TrashMistress
> G.G. *ahem* Griffin's Girl, for those of you who can't get it.
>
>
> wrote:
> > Isn't this sort of the same riddle that was in the movie,
Labyrinth?
> >
> > 'So you want to get to the castle? Well, then, you'll have to
> > the riddle. With a little smile, Sarah said to Ralph, "Answer yes
> or
> > no. Would he," and she pointed at Alph, "tell me that this door,"
> she
> > pointed at the door behind Ralph, "leads to the castle?"
> >
> > Alph and Ralph looked at her, then at each other. They conferred
in
> > whispers.
> >
> > Ralph looked up at her. "Uh . . . yes."
> >
> > "Then the other door leads to the castle," Sarah concluded. "And
> this
> > door leads to certain death."
> >
> > "How do you know?" Ralph asked slowly. His voice was
aggrieved. "He
> > could be telling you the truth."
> >
> > "Then you wouldn't be," Sarah replied. "So if you tell me he said
> > yes, I know the answer was no." She was very pleased with
herself.
> >
> > Ralph and Alph looked dejected, feeling that they had obscurely
> been
> > cheated. "But I could be telling the truth," Ralph objected.
> >
> > "Then he would be lying," Sarah said, allowing herself a broad
> smile
> > of pleasure. "So if you tell me that he said yes, the answer
would
> > still be no."
> >
> > "Wait a minute," Ralph said. He frowned. "Is that right?"
> >
> > "I don't know," replied Alph airily. "I wasn't listening."
> >
> > "It's right," Sarah told them. "I figured it out. I never could
> until
> > now." She beamed. "I may be getting smarter."'
> >
> > Of course, she chose wrong. if I remember right,
> >
> > Diana-Moondancer
> >
> >
> > --- In Renfolks@y..., Sturmritter <sturmritter_tx@y...> wrote:
> > >
> > > Here something that is OT but still facinating , so I thought
I
> > would share it.
> > >
> > > Riddle:
> > >
> > > You find yourself in a room with two exit doors, one painted
> green
> > and one painted yellow. You don't know how you got in the room
> > itself but you do know that you can only exit one of those doors
> > safely. If you exit through the wrong door you will set off a
trap
> > that will blow the place up. In the room are two computers, both
> > knowing which door you can exit safely. One computer will tell
the
> > truth, and the other computer is programmed to lie. You don't
know
> > which door is the safe door to exit or which computer will tell
the
> > truth. There is only one question you can ask either one of the
> > computers to exit the room safely.
> > >
> > > What question will you ask the computer to get out of the room
> > safely?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > -Lord Sturm
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > ---------------------------------
> > > Do You Yahoo!?
> > > Yahoo! Health - your guide to health and wellness
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