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(Message started by: alien2 on Nov 10th, 2017, 2:25am)

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Title: Broken Mirror V
Post by alien2 on Nov 10th, 2017, 2:25am
The riddle-maker greets his old friend who came by and tells him to sit in an armchair in the living room. He places a standing mirror on the table and says: “Prove that this mirror is broken w/o moving an inch.“ His friend is puzzled because — the mirror is not broken! or, at least, so it seems. But then, after a few minutes he has an idea and solves the riddle. What was his answer?

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by alien2 on Nov 14th, 2017, 5:36am
I got my MRI result. It appears, although I still feel pretty bad, - - - there is nothing wrong with me. Huh. Well then. Still, hurry up, giddyup, because, I FEEL as if I am still dying here which, according to my mortality, happens to be entirely true. And, doctors could be completely wrong. It wouldn't be first time. So, pretty please, with sugar on top, SOLVE THE RIDDLE. Thanks! (Not for your support.)

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by dudiobugtron on Nov 16th, 2017, 1:48pm
Perhaps you are the mirror, and the doctors are not clever enough yet to solve your riddle.

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by Grimbal on Nov 17th, 2017, 6:43am
You wouldn't post a riddle that has no solution, right?*

So we can assume a solution exists to the riddle.

If a solution exists, the fact that this mirror is broken is provable.

And if it is provable, it is true.  QED.

* seriously, you wouldn't right?

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by alien2 on Nov 17th, 2017, 7:28am

on 11/17/17 at 06:43:33, Grimbal wrote:
 You wouldn't post a riddle that has no solution, right?

Of course I wouldn't! Seriously. I believe we just reached an important topic: trust; or lack there of. You doubt my veracity? I ought to belt ya! but, you happen to be - - - Swiss. I myself don't  nurture such inhumane custom yet to some sacred traditions (like Klingons).

Yes! there is a perfectly realistic solution. No special effect, let me tell you.

A hint: An omitted detail, anyone? One will do.

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by alien2 on Nov 20th, 2017, 11:55am
Get on it. We have a riddle to solve people!

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by dudiobugtron on Nov 20th, 2017, 1:43pm
The mirror lies destitute on the table; a mere reflection of its former self.  Now nothing more than a cheap prop, serving at the riddlemaker's whim.  It might not be broken in form, but it is definitely broken in spirit.

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by alien2 on Nov 21st, 2017, 5:50am

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by alien2 on Nov 21st, 2017, 12:57pm
I STILL AWAIT THE EXPECTED ANSWER !

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by dudiobugtron on Nov 21st, 2017, 5:58pm
He tells the riddlemaker that the mirror doesn't show his reflection, and is therefore broken.  He doesn't tell the riddlemaker he is secretly a vampire.

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by alien2 on Nov 22nd, 2017, 1:01am
I STILL AWAIT THE EXPECTED ANSWER !

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by towr on Nov 22nd, 2017, 10:02pm
The mirror makes him look old, but he feels young, so the mirror must be broken

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by alien2 on Nov 23rd, 2017, 1:49am
Must I say the words? Actually, your answer is extremely witty. Alas, sometimes, humor is just not good enough. After all, women take love very very seriously even though it is an animal thing to do and the most basic superficial instinct. Mayhap same is true for certain riddles.

But I, being an atheist, I dislike Jesus;

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by alien2 on Nov 23rd, 2017, 2:17am
I modified the riddle just a bit just to include a bit of a hint. That's all. I am more than certain that now the riddle will be solved in no time.

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by alien2 on Nov 23rd, 2017, 11:33am
Ahem. I am more than certain that now the riddle will be solved in no time.

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by dudiobugtron on Nov 23rd, 2017, 8:49pm

on 11/23/17 at 11:33:25, alien2 wrote:
 Ahem. I am more than certain that now the riddle will be solved in no time.

That is quite an ask, given it took the riddle maker's friend at least a few minutes to solve it; and he could see the mirror!

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by alien2 on Nov 24th, 2017, 4:24am
Get on it. Time is wasting. Don't make me call Chronos! For HE is the true Death, camouflaged like a chameleon into - - - time. Ergo, time is but an illusion. Thank You.

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by alien2 on Nov 25th, 2017, 1:59am

on 11/23/17 at 20:49:15, dudiobugtron wrote:
 (...) and he could see the mirror!

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by alien2 on Dec 2nd, 2017, 1:10am
A Klingon who kills w/o showing his face has no honor.

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by dudiobugtron on Dec 2nd, 2017, 4:05am
Perhaps the friend [hide]shatters the mirror with his voice[/hide].

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by alien2 on Dec 2nd, 2017, 4:15am
Actually, there is no need whatsoever to do something like that. See what I mean? Hint, anyone?

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by alien2 on Dec 3rd, 2017, 5:11am
Mayhap Batman can assist you?! After all, he can see without eyes. He has beautiful eyes though.

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by alien2 on Dec 4th, 2017, 11:59pm
You needn't break the mirror. 'See'?!

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by alien2 on Dec 5th, 2017, 1:59am
If you don't solve this riddle till Christmas I WILL say the answer. I am NOT kidding. When do I?

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by alien2 on Dec 9th, 2017, 8:18am
Do you really want me to say the answer?! Get on it! Dudiobugtron, solve this piece of heat.

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by dudiobugtron on Dec 10th, 2017, 4:06pm
It seems like the mirror is broken in a way initially imperceptible to the friend.  But then the friend works out how it is actually broken, without 'moving an inch' - meaning he doesn't change his viewing angle, dislodge the mirror, shine a torch light on it, etc etc...

So this means he has to actually have been able to tell how the mirror is broken all along.  Perhaps then [hide]The reflective surface of the mirror is not broken, but part of the wooden surround is broken in some way - perhaps chipped a little bit so it was hard to notice unless you thought to look for it.[/hide]

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by alien2 on Dec 10th, 2017, 11:34pm

on 12/10/17 at 16:06:42, dudiobugtron wrote:
 It seems like the mirror is broken in a way initially imperceptible to the friend. (...)

It is.

on 12/10/17 at 16:06:42, dudiobugtron wrote:
 (...) Perhaps then [hide]The reflective surface of the mirror is not broken, but part of the wooden surround is broken in some way - perhaps chipped a little bit so it was hard to notice unless you thought to look for it.[/hide]

Keep thinking along those lines. And remember. There is an omitted detail. [hide]Mirror is broken here (not the way you think though). But, that IS what riddles the hell out of you at the moment.[/hide]

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by alien2 on Dec 12th, 2017, 4:00am
That's it! I will now say the answer. Okay I will not. But, you have 'bout a weak at ur disposal. Think fast. Think 'F' fast.

Btw, I am not Nostradamus but, I predict, that, dudiobugtron will be the one to solve this riddle. So go ahead. Make my day, punk. Not to worry. Instead of .44 Remington Magnum I've but a pen. I mean, but a keyboard.

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by Grimbal on Dec 14th, 2017, 8:03am
It says "made for Nasa, project Hubble".
Obviously it wasn't sent to the space telescope, which means it has a defect.  Not visible to the naked eye but unacceptable to an astronomer.  And the fact that it is lying there without any special protection shows it is not fit to be used in a telescope.

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by alien2 on Dec 14th, 2017, 10:02am
Huh?

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by dudiobugtron on Dec 14th, 2017, 4:09pm
The glass is unbroken, but the reflective surface behind it has been removed.  So its actually just a window, not a mirror.

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by alien2 on Dec 14th, 2017, 11:25pm
No. Glass IS broken. I cannot say more or else I'd reveal  to much and spoil you a cute riddle. And don't  you forget Klendathu and . . . AN OMITTED DETAIL.

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by Grimbal on Dec 18th, 2017, 7:54am
The mirror is supposed to return an identical image of the subject.
But the friend notices that the watch he is wearing on the left hand is on the right hand in the reflection.  And the clock is running counterclockwise.
It is obviously on old mirror that starts to be sloppy on details.

Title: Re: Broken Mirror V
Post by alien2 on Dec 18th, 2017, 11:00am
Nice material for a nice fantastic story. Not the answer to this riddle though. Not at all close.