Monday, 7 March 2011

Broken Elevator

Answer to last teaser: He openned the cellar door and saw sunlight! Poor Johnny, his mother had kept him locked in for years...

Thanks for the participation guys! A few of you got it, for those of you who didn't keep trying! They're really tough and take a lot of practise. Great way to train your brain to think outside of the box. Jacob's riddle challenge:

My name means less than nothing. (Can that be really so?)
But when you freeze 
Just think “degrees”
And then my name you’ll know!
I am _______________. 

I think I'm going with the word "subzero" =). Onto the next one! Let's do an easy one this time...

A man who lives on the penthouse of his apartment rides the elevator down in the morning. When he comes home after work, however, he rides the elevator to the 7th floor, then walks up the remaining 6 flight of stairs. Unless it is raining outside, of course; in which case he rides it all the way up. Why?

44 comments:

  1. Ah, Yes finally an easy one.. I know it but I will let people figure it out first.
    Hint: It has to do with the last sentence.

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  2. hmm..this is quite an interesting puzzler! Was looking for a blog like this! Great job! Following :)

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  3. He's a dwarf and can't reach the button for the floor he lives on.

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  4. The stairs are outside so that's how he does exercise, but he doesn't want to exercise in the rain

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  5. Answer to the 2nd one: He's a midget. When its not raining, he can only reach the 7th button on the elevator and when its raining, he has his umbrella and can reach the 13th button.

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  6. the flight of stairs is on the outside?

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  7. Takes the fire escape stairs up?

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  8. nice! $upported

    rmb to hit me back at acquiringtaste@blogspot.com

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  9. He's a midget and when it rains he can use his umbrella.

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  10. i find this very hard lol . thought about it for a while but honestly no idea

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  11. Because the man is short and when it is raining outside, he has bots and can stretch further and reach the penthouse button in the elevator. :D

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  12. I agree with A Hermit. They're outside?

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  13. Dunno the answer, but i think that "A Hermit" is right

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  14. He obviously enjoys the view when it's not raining. :P

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  15. Unless this is one of those old-folks riddles where it turns out the stairs are the months of the year or something I'm stupfied. I would hazard to guess that he lives somewhere where the first 7 floors don't exist (i.e. rig-like tower), but why he doesn't just ride it to the end? Maybe he has business in the other 6 floors?

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  16. Ha, that's an old one. It's because he's a midget, and on days it rains, he uses his umbrella to press the buttons.

    I follow and support those who do likewise.
    toastburnt.blogspot.com

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  17. it is because he is dumb :D

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  18. He is incredibly short and needs to use his umbrella to press the button to his floor.

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  19. He's too short to push the button he needs. If it's raining he has an umbrella so can use that to push the button.

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  20. I think the answer is just beyond our abilities...

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  21. Subzero sounds right... that or scorpion!.

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  22. I love dwarfs - they're the funniest...and can't reach lift buttons :)

    Cool blog concept - following and supporting

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  23. He...works at a construction site?

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  24. He likes the exercise except on rainy days.

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  25. I love brain teasers. So glad I found this blog!

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  26. I don't even know! I really like thinking about these though, keep them coming!

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  27. Well he lives in the penthouse, so he's at the top. In the morning, when he goes to work, he probably works somewhere else, which would be outside the building, and exits to buildings are on ground level. That's why he has to go DOWN when he leaves work. When he comes home, he obviously has to get back Home. So he goes UP the elevator and/or stairs. Duh. That's why. Hehe, I feel smart! Followed :]

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  28. Okay, I really had to think about it for a minute. He is very short.

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  29. Great blog Idea.
    My first guess for the top teaser is, Minus or Negative?

    And for your teaser I think the answer is, because there is no 13th floor? He walks to the roof, but when it is raining he rides to the 12th floor?
    Im a little confused.

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  30. Maybe the stairs are outside for some reason?

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  31. I don't know. The outside stairs thing sounds right, though.

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  32. My first guess is the stairs are outside, but that seems to be what everyone's saying...i honestly have no idea!
    But I'm following, fun blog.

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