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53 Bicycles
« on: Aug 20, 02, 03:58:14 pm CDT »

This is one of my favorites of the "yes or no question" riddles. (meaning, you can ask yes or no questions until you figure out the answer) I have also had many complaints about the complexity once the answer is given. You have been forewarned.


There are 53 bicycles in a room and one dead man.

What happened?
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« Reply #1 on: Aug 20, 02, 04:52:32 pm CDT »

Simple... he works in a bike shop...

The rack collapsed and the 53 bikes crushed him...


Simple logic.

It may not be the RIGHT answer, but who said I believe in right and wrong?:p
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« Reply #2 on: Aug 20, 02, 05:36:56 pm CDT »

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There are 53 bicycles in a room and one dead man.

What happened?




I was thinking of Bicycle playing cards.....all 52 and the one dead man being the Joker (no offense, Random ::rofl::)
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« Reply #3 on: Aug 20, 02, 05:42:57 pm CDT »

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I was thinking of Bicycle playing cards.....all 52 and the one dead man being the Joker (no offense, Random ::rofl::)


You arent using logic...

it states 53 Bicycles AND one dead man...

for your Hypothosis to be correct, you would need 53 cards AND a joker... and then you need to hunt down the cheater that gave you that deck cause you'll get busted at every casino for that.
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« Reply #4 on: Aug 20, 02, 05:49:38 pm CDT »

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You arent using logic...

it states 53 Bicycles AND one dead man...

for your Hypothosis to be correct, you would need 53 cards AND a joker... and then you need to hunt down the cheater that gave you that deck cause you'll get busted at every casino for that.


Yeah, I know I wasn't using logic....I was using humor :)

Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got a cheater to hunt down for that lousy deck ::d7::
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« Reply #5 on: Aug 20, 02, 06:48:36 pm CDT »

Technically in a new Bicycle deck there are 54 playing cards... not counting the instruction cards which would bring the total to 56... neither "joker" is dead, but there are 2 "suicide" jacks... both of the black suits... all of the cards have bicycles on the back, so you COULD have 54 "bicycles" and TWO dead men... NOT counting the aforementioned instruction cards...

just my bit to add a little confusion..
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« Reply #6 on: Aug 20, 02, 06:51:00 pm CDT »

of course if all the cards EXCEPT one of the suicide jacks is face down... you DO have 53 bicycles and one dead man... sounds like a bad game of "52 pickup" to me
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« Reply #7 on: Aug 20, 02, 07:50:53 pm CDT »

Where there hookers in the room?

How about chains, riding crops and shackles?

If there where then the answer is clear.  ::cwm15::
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« Reply #8 on: Aug 20, 02, 08:15:46 pm CDT »

the man was killed for cheating, having the #53 card up his sleeve
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« Reply #9 on: Aug 21, 02, 01:59:45 am CDT »

Okay...heres my guess....men/women playing poker....no jokers involved there...52 cards only.....they discover one of the players has a card up his sleeve.....the 53rd card....cheating.....they kill him.....that would make 53 Bicycle playing cards in the room and one dead man.....the cheater.....of course the rest of the men/women would have fled.

As to where the hookers are.....I would assume with the winner....LOL
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« Reply #10 on: Aug 21, 02, 08:57:03 am CDT »

Raaem and Aries have the right answer!

Funny, people usually take forever to get this one. Very few people remember that bicycles are playing cards.

Yes, there were a group of people playing poker. One man was discovered with an extra card up his sleeve. They killed him.

Wow, you guys are good! I'll have to think of another one...
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« Reply #11 on: Aug 21, 02, 12:09:10 pm CDT »

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             Technically in a new Bicycle deck there are 54 playing cards... not counting the instruction cards which would bring the total to 56... neither "joker" is dead, but there are 2 "suicide" jacks... both of the black suits... all of the cards have bicycles on the back, so you COULD have 54 "bicycles" and TWO dead men... NOT counting the aforementioned instruction cards... just my bit to add a little confusion..


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