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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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Heard this one from a friend: suspended in a vacuum, you have a red cube at 100 degrees, and an equal-size blue cube at 0 degrees. You want to warm up the blue cube and cool down the red cube. The naive thing to do is touch them together, eventually bringing both to 50 degrees. But instead let's say you can slice the cubes up into pieces and touch small pieces together. In the end, you have to put each cube back together, and wait for each cube to resolve to its average temperature.

Is it possible to get the blue cube hotter than 50 degrees? How hot can it get?

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I assume that objects touched together will resolve to a temperature that is the weighted average of their individual temperatures; also that no heat is lost to the environment. Otherwise it would be difficult to make any precise calculations :P Under these assumptions:
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12-06-2017 at 01:49 AM
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Nice! I'll say you earned "the right to post the next puzzle," if this thread still works like that. About whether your method is the best possible:

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