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Reflection 3  
« on: Nov 22nd, 2006, 9:17am »
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A week after the 1st Reflection riddle, Tom and John meet in the street. Tom offers an apology, saying that he bumped into him. He also says that he was in the neighborhood and that he wanted to pay him a visit. So here they are, chatting in John's living room, and then Tom says: 'How about another bet? I will not write anything, as the bet has nothing to do with writing, so you can relax. But I noticed that you are not a make-up man, unlike me. There are no mirrors in your bedroom and I don't have a mirror on me either. We will go straight to the bedroom from here, where I will see clearly my reflection. If so, you owe me 50 bucks. One more thing. I will ask you to do one simplest thing for me inside the bedroom and you must comply. So, what do you think?' John thinks about it for a minute and then says: 'You're on!' What happened soon after is that John lost the bet. What did Tom asked him to do?
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Re: Reflection 3: the final reflection  
« Reply #1 on: Nov 22nd, 2006, 9:21am »
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Tom asks John to agree that Tom won the bet.
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Re: Reflection 3: the final reflection  
« Reply #2 on: Nov 22nd, 2006, 1:33pm »
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Are you kidding again, or are you right again?  Huh
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Re: Reflection 3: the final reflection  
« Reply #3 on: Nov 22nd, 2006, 3:01pm »
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No, sometimes I am left.
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Re: Reflection 3: the final reflection  
« Reply #4 on: Nov 23rd, 2006, 4:20am »
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I get it now.. It took me a while. Embarassed Interesting approach, but it looks to me that one thing is missing, that is, Tom seeing his reflection in there. If this looks like hair splitting to you, then let your answer be the winner. Cool The intended answer is out there, so get on it riddlers. Cool
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Re: Reflection 3: the final reflection  
« Reply #5 on: Nov 23rd, 2006, 4:25am »
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It's possible to (literally) see yourself in the reflection in someones eyes. Not sure if that's clear enough though.
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« Reply #6 on: Nov 23rd, 2006, 9:18am »
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No. Not clear enough.
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Re: Reflection 3: the final reflection  
« Reply #7 on: Nov 23rd, 2006, 10:02am »
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Tom asks him to bring a mirror?
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« Reply #8 on: Nov 24th, 2006, 8:16am »
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They can leave the bedroom only after the bet, so no.
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Re: Reflection 3: the final reflection  
« Reply #9 on: Nov 24th, 2006, 11:13am »
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well then Tom asks him to write "my reflection" somewhere in the bedroom  Wink
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Re: Reflection 3: the final reflection  
« Reply #10 on: Nov 24th, 2006, 4:12pm »
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Nope. The bet has nothing to do with writing.  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: Nov 24th, 2006, 4:53pm »
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on Nov 24th, 2006, 4:12pm, Iceman wrote:
Nope. The bet has nothing to do with writing.  Wink

 
 
Well technically Tom said "I will not write anything"!! Wink
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« Reply #12 on: Nov 24th, 2006, 6:45pm »
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Tom asks him to get his pensieve out of the closet. When he does, Tom puts his memory of looking in the mirror this morning into it and sees his reflection.
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Re: Reflection 3: the final reflection  
« Reply #13 on: Nov 25th, 2006, 4:09am »
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No to both.
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Re: Reflection 3: the final reflection  
« Reply #14 on: Nov 27th, 2006, 5:14pm »
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do either of them wear glasses?
 
is there a tv in the room?
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Re: Reflection 3: the final reflection  
« Reply #15 on: Nov 28th, 2006, 7:11am »
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No tv and no glasses.
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« Reply #16 on: Nov 28th, 2006, 10:03am »
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Toms asks him to remove the wallpaper that was installed a week before where "my reflection" was already there from the previous bet!!  Grin
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Re: Reflection 3: the final reflection  
« Reply #17 on: Nov 28th, 2006, 10:14am »
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That would have not been the simplest thing for him to do.   Wink
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Re: Reflection 3: the final reflection  
« Reply #18 on: Nov 28th, 2006, 1:52pm »
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He asked him to hold a knife up as if he were going to stab him, and in the knife, saw his reflection. Wrong, right?
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Re: Reflection 3: the final reflection  
« Reply #19 on: Dec 1st, 2006, 1:09am »
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Tom asks John to cup his hands and pee in them?
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Re: Reflection 3: the final reflection  
« Reply #20 on: Dec 1st, 2006, 2:54am »
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No.
 
 
on Nov 28th, 2006, 1:52pm, cchris wrote:
He asked him to hold a knife up as if he were going to stab him, and in the knife, saw his reflection. Wrong, right?

This is the answer for the Dessert riddle.  Shocked Best thing to do is to post it there.  Wink
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« Reply #21 on: Dec 1st, 2006, 7:20pm »
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Ah, wow, I can't believe I suggested reflection off of an eating utensil and didn't even piece the two puzzles together.
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Re: Reflection 3: the final reflection  
« Reply #22 on: Dec 2nd, 2006, 9:31pm »
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asks him to give him $100, and loses the bet, so even though he gives back $50, he still has $50.
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« Reply #23 on: Dec 3rd, 2006, 5:04am »
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Nope.
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Re: Reflection 3: the final reflection  
« Reply #24 on: Dec 5th, 2006, 3:25pm »
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Tom asked him to open the curtains?
 
Is this why John is always borrowing from Mark?  To pay Tom for these silly bets?
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