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Half a stick away from victory  
« on: Jan 16th, 2017, 7:03am »
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I broke a stick into two halves. Yet when I threw one half away, I did not have a half of the stick at all. How come?!
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Re: Half a stick away from victory  
« Reply #1 on: Jan 25th, 2017, 5:19pm »
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Because you threw the other half away too.
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Re: Half a stick away from victory  
« Reply #2 on: Jan 25th, 2017, 10:09pm »
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Nope. And yet, in a way, you are on the right track.
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Re: Half a stick away from victory  
« Reply #3 on: Jan 26th, 2017, 5:54pm »
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The second half was still attached to the first half.
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Re: Half a stick away from victory  
« Reply #4 on: Jan 27th, 2017, 12:07am »
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on Jan 26th, 2017, 5:54pm, dudiobugtron wrote:
The second half was still attached to the first half.

How is that humanly possible?  
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Re: Half a stick away from victory  
« Reply #5 on: Jan 27th, 2017, 12:29am »
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on Jan 27th, 2017, 12:07am, alien2 wrote:

How is that humanly possible?  

Not humanly possible - but perhaps possible for a stick, depending on what sort of stick it is.
 
Try breaking a pizza in half, for example - and you'll see that the two halves are usually still attached.  So perhaps it is a pizza stick, for eg.
 
Or perhaps it is some sort of fancy nightstick that turns into a nunchuk when you break it in half Smiley
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Re: Half a stick away from victory  
« Reply #6 on: Jan 27th, 2017, 1:44am »
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It is just a stick. And nothing hangs in this riddle. No offense to those with prostate problems.
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Re: Half a stick away from victory  
« Reply #7 on: Jan 27th, 2017, 8:07pm »
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I think it might have something to do with throwing a stick for a dog.
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Re: Half a stick away from victory  
« Reply #8 on: Jan 27th, 2017, 10:38pm »
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The only dog I love is Dylan Dog. So no.
 
If I hadn't omitted an important detail this riddle wouldn't be a riddle. You needn't conceive other things or beings in order to solve the riddle.
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Re: Half a stick away from victory  
« Reply #9 on: Jan 28th, 2017, 1:13pm »
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After you throw the other half away, the bit you have left is a whole stick, not half a stick.  Sticks by nature are already just broken off bits of tree branches. Now you have a stick that is smaller, but still no less of a stick.
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Re: Half a stick away from victory  
« Reply #10 on: Jan 28th, 2017, 1:57pm »
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Not good enough. I think. Keep thinking like that for certain regarding the intended answer.  
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Re: Half a stick away from victory  
« Reply #11 on: Feb 11th, 2017, 10:11am »
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on Jan 28th, 2017, 1:13pm, dudiobugtron wrote:
After you throw the other half away, the bit you have left is a whole stick, not half a stick.  Sticks by nature are already just broken off bits of tree branches. Now you have a stick that is smaller, but still no less of a stick.

This is extremely close to the intended answer. I guess wording of the riddle is pretty clumsy. Sorry 'bout that. Perhaps I should've said: '...I did not have a half of A stick at all.' I dunno.
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Re: Half a stick away from victory  
« Reply #12 on: Feb 25th, 2017, 12:21am »
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The intended answer, which belongs to the badly worded riddle, is as follows. A stick I found is not THE stick, as it was broken before, it was broken twice. A/THE confuse the hell out of me.  
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