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The House of Ainsley
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PostSubject: Re: On The Table   Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:13 pm

Yes, it is. Cool

*scratches that riddle off the list too*
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PostSubject: Re: On The Table   Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:08 am

Quote :
My absence kills. My excess kills.
And all life comes at my command.
My blows turn mighty earthen crags
To so much shifting golden sand.
Ambitious flames preturb me not
And perish once beneath my hand.
The sun recedes. I ride the wind.
My chill falls white across the land.

(What am I?)

a volcano

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PostSubject: Re: On The Table   Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:59 pm

A good thrust there, but no. A volcano turns earth into igneous rock and obsidian--not into sand--nor does a volcano extinguish flames; to the contrary, when a volcano erupts, the sky burns, hot ash and pyroclasts trigger wildfires, lava flows ignite and incinerate anything in their paths...fire reigns.

But for being so hot, volcanoes are pretty cool. Cool



Neat stuff. Cool


At least two people in Hawaii are terminally stupid. scratch


Stop poking it, lady! You're burning up your stick! Shocked

(Also, Wraith already solved that riddle with the correct answer: Water. The riddle itself hints at the answer, refering to the other three Old World elements--Earth, Fire and Air--without mentioning Water. So Water is the Odd Man Out...and the answer. Wink )
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PostSubject: Re: On The Table   Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:01 am

Wraith wrote:
Okay, to start the ball rolling, I'll pose this one question:

There's a cabin in the middle of the woods. There are no tracks leading to or from it and its the middle of spring. Inside the cabin are several people. They are all frozen to death.

Question: Using these facts, determine how these people died.
You know, this cabin in the woods could also be somewhere inside the Arctic Circle or the Antarctic Circle.  As long as you're not too close to either pole, you still have forests (such as the evergreen forests of Norway, Finland, Alaska and the Yukon territory, the taigas of Northern Russia or the wind-sculpted forests of Argentina's Tierra del Fuego archipelago).  Even in the middle of spring, the temperatures can — and often do — drop below freezing.  And any fresh snowfalls would obliterate any footprints leading to or from the cabin.  After that, all you need is for the people in the cabin to run out of firewood while they're asleep, then the cold creeps in and they die in their beds.  Or they might wake up when they're in late-stage hypothermia (as in "You're almost dead" hypothermia), and that's when disorientation and delirium set in, so they freeze to death while they're wandering around the darkened cabin in their Underoos.

(Drakon and Tiger probably remember that High Plains Warrior newspaper from back in Montana, how it had that "weekly mortalities" section, and it seems like every week in December and January, we'd read about some goofball getting drunk at the J Bar T or some other tavern, then trying to walk home when it's minus-20 Fahrenheit, then suddenly he's got the bright idea to take off his jacket, make a pillow out of it while he takes a nap under a tree, and he never wakes up.  Hypothermia's some scary stuff as it is; combine it with the false feeling of warmth which comes with alcohol intoxication, and it turns even nastier.)

Anyway, how's that?

Late answer is late, I know.  Razz
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