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Old 2nd September 2008, 20:08   #91
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The Maid - Mail on a Sunday morning
The man shot his mirror reflection or the gun jammed
The frost is on the inside.

While the above three were obvious, the last one from Chennai poses a real problem.

Was it cos it was a submarine and people are'nt on it, but in it or some such grammatical word play?

Rotorhead, a boat full of people comprises many single people, so dont think thats the answer, though it could be a word play situation.
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Old 2nd September 2008, 20:13   #92
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1. Wife. She was sleeping and others were working and still she was the one to call the police and immediately? trust a snake..lol just kidding

2. He bought a gun made in china.

3. With a name like Mr. Fiend its not a tough, is it?
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probably they wont allow stags on that boat... all are couples... no one is single..
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third - the frost should form inside not outside, i think....

correct me
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Third: AFAIK frost forms inside the window so he couldn't have wiped the frost from outside to see inside.
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3rd: frost always form from inside not outside
I have cleared frost from the car windshield hundreds of times during winter mornings in New Jersey, but always from outside. Even at home frost on the window always formed on the outside. Frost happens on the colder side of glass, usually the home is warmer from inside. So what gives?
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probably they wont allow stags on that boat... all are couples... no one is single..
Comrade,Smokin

You got it right.


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Window frost was more common in the past, when houses still had single-pane windows. The newer double-pane windows are much better insulators and thus not so cold on the inside surfaces.
Ok this creates a doubt in me too. Here is something i found after searching in google. " Window frost was more common in the past, when houses still had single-pane windows. The newer double-pane windows are much better insulators and thus not so cold on the inside surfaces."

But shouldn't this be called as condensation when it forms on the inside?

Another guess :

Mr.Teddy was found dead on his study and Mr.Fiend said he found the body after clearing the frost on the window. How did he know that Mr.Teddy was dead when he looked from outside?

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Comrade,Smokin

You got it right.



thanks for this!!

One from my side!!


True or False

The following sentence is false.
The preceding sentence is true.
Are these sentences true or false?
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Oh cool.
Most of you almost got it.

1. It was the maid. She said she was getting the mail but there is no mail delivery on Sunday.


2. He shot his reflection in the bathroom mirror.


3 Frost forms inside of the window, not the outside. So Mr. Fiend could not have wiped it off to discover Mr. Teddy's body.

I could answer only the second one myself, so I though thats really interesting and difficult one. But I see it was easy for most of you.
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Somebody please explain how frost forms on the inside, I have never it despite living in snowy climate for many years. It was always outside for me.
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Here's one from today's TOI chennai edition.

While walking across a bridge I saw a boat full of people. Yet on the boat there wasn't a single person. Why?
My guess on this one:
“Boat full of people” is a quantitative term like “hand full of nuts”, but its not important that these people are on the boat. (Like hand full of nuts might not be in a hand)
Correct ?
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Somebody please explain how frost forms on the inside, I have never it despite living in snowy climate for many years. It was always outside for me.
Ok I googled it and this is what I got:
Window frost forms when a pane of glass is exposed to below-freezing temperatures on the outside and moist air on the inside. Water vapor from the air condenses as frost on the inside surface of the window.
Window frost was more common in the past, when houses still had single-pane windows. The newer double-pane windows are much better insulators and thus not so cold on the inside surfaces.
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thanks for this!!

One from my side!!


True or False

The following sentence is false.
The preceding sentence is true.
Are these sentences true or false?
Ok, for this one
True or False
1. The following sentence is false. (#2 is false)
2. The preceding sentence is true. (#1 is false)
3. Are these sentences true or false? (both are false)

Did i get it right?
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Another guess :

Mr.Teddy was found dead on his study and Mr.Fiend said he found the body after clearing the frost on the window. How did he know that Mr.Teddy was dead when he looked from outside?

Doesn't this sound logical too?
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Old 15th October 2009, 02:26   #103
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Cant put more efforts,but i think its like something above ...isn't it

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