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At the top of a tower are a queen (weighing 195 lbs), princess (105 lbs), child (90 lbs), and a cannonball (75 lbs). The three people want to leave and go explore the world, while the cannonball is indifferent, because it's a cannonball. There are no stairs or doors, because reasons, but there is a window and a 2-bucket pulley system that can be used to lower things to the ground. Any of them (and any number of them) can enter one of the buckets for the pulley, but if the weight difference is more than 15 lbs then whoever is in it will hit the ground too fast and die immediately. For example, if a person goes out the window first, with no counterweight, they will fall to the ground and die. If the cannonball goes out first, and the queen goes out second, the difference in their weights is 120 lbs, so she will die.

How do you get all three people and their beloved cannonball to the ground safely?

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Can the cannonball die?
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The cannonball cannot die, because it lacks organs.

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cannonball down
child down, cannonball up
princess down, child up
cannonball down
queen down, princess + cannonball up
cannonball down
child down, cannonball up
princess down, child up
cannonball down
child down, cannonball up.
child hops out, cannonball comes back down.

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CORRECT! Let the thread have life in it once again! Got a puzzle?

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The cannonball cannot die, because it lacks organs.


Well, it could have been a limited edition collector's cannonball, and any scuff marks could have destroyed its value. ;)
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Puzzle:

Which pair of words (in English) are both:
- the reverse of each other (e.g. desserts and stressed)
- the rot13 decode of each other (e.g. purpura and chechen)

(Googling is cheating!)

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quote:
Schik wrote:
cannonball down
child down, cannonball up
princess down, child up
cannonball down
queen down, princess + cannonball up
cannonball down
child down, cannonball up
princess down, child up
cannonball down
child down, cannonball up.
child hops out, cannonball comes back down.


I thought that they had to go down or up at the same time. :/
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Jacob wrote:
Puzzle:

Which pair of words (in English) are both:
- the reverse of each other (e.g. desserts and stressed)
- the rot13 decode of each other (e.g. purpura and chechen)

(Googling is cheating!)


Tang and gnat.

Guess I should think of a puzzle now.
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