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Okay, another brain game!!!(13 posts)

Okay, another brain game!!!curtybirdychopper
Dec 5, 2002 12:10 PM
Again, dont ruin it if you know the solution to the puzzle. This one is a bit simpler, but you need to pay attention to the rules of the puzzle.

Lets say you are riding a big red 1968 beach cruizer with only one basket in the front of the bike. And for some reason you have a fox, a chicken, and a bag of corn on one side of a pedestrian/bike bridge. Your task is to get all three--fox, chicken, and corn--to the other side of the bridge without losing the any of them to predation or consumption, you get the picture. And with only one basket, you can only take one item at a time over the bridge.

Of course, you can't leave the chicken with the fox, and you can't leave the chicken with the corn. You can leave the fox with the corn because, as we all know, foxes dont each corn...they eat carbon fiber frames.

Also, the chicken can safely be in the midst of the fox as long as you are there to keep the peace. The same holds for the corn and the chicken (and of course for all three on one side of the bridge at one time also).

I think thats it for rules, have at it. Good luck!

curt
okishmael
Dec 5, 2002 12:19 PM
bring the chicken over..drop it off..go back get the fox..drop him off and pick up the chicken..drop the chicken off when you pick up the corn...drop the corn off and then grab the chicken last....I think that works...
umm, i guess that way will work.curtybirdychopper
Dec 5, 2002 12:23 PM
maybe that one was a little too simple. it took all of about 5 minutes to figure that out. i'll try to remember another one.
Unless you're forgetting a rule...Bigburlymtnman
Dec 5, 2002 12:28 PM
I think i have it:

Take the chicken halfway across the bridge, leave him there. Go back, get the corn, bring it all the way over the bridge, same with the fox. After corn and fox have made it over, go back for the chicken.

Am I right? You all should see the diagram that I drew! :)
No halfway, sorry, the chicken will commit suicide...curtybirdychopper
Dec 5, 2002 12:33 PM
...if left halfway. they are pretty stupid birds, you know. the key was that you can take one of the items back the other way across the bridge to avoid fried chicken or popped corn.

damn you ishmael! let others have more fun next time!
Ah Shucks nmBigburlymtnman
Dec 5, 2002 12:38 PM
bulimic chicken_rt_
Dec 5, 2002 12:34 PM
leave the chicken with the corn while taking the fox across. allow time for the chicken to consume all the corn but not digest it. go back for the chicken & bring it across the bridge. supervise while the chicken recycles (so to speak) the corn.

voila!

rt - master of thinking outside the box.
along these lines...cats and gourmet coffee?curtybirdychopper
Dec 5, 2002 12:44 PM
I've heard that a particular gourment coffee been is 'made' by allowing some type of cat to eat the been and then pass it. not sure if the bean has been roasted before or after the passing. but i've heard this is/was a delicacy in some southeast asian culture...dont know if ancient or modern. anyone confirm or deny? i'll stick with petes coffee (and non-'processed' corn). thank for the imagination rt.
Okay _rt_, found the source of this 'urban legend.'curtybirdychopper
Dec 5, 2002 12:46 PM
http://www.wright.edu/~tdung/vn-coffee.html
the coffee has an "earthy flavor"_rt_
Dec 5, 2002 1:09 PM
gee, wonder why!

think i'll pass on that delicacy!

rt
Take the chicken over....PdxMark
Dec 5, 2002 12:47 PM
Then go get the fox and bring it over.

Take the chicken back to the starting point and get the corn.

Take the corn to the fox.

Finally, got get the chicken...
Eggs-actly ...HouseMoney
Dec 5, 2002 4:36 PM
didn't want to duplicate your reply and I was too busy shovelin' snow to answer it sooner.
Tie the chicken to the fox with a spare tube, fling them overtz
Dec 5, 2002 1:03 PM
your shoulder, load the corn into the basket, and take all three of them over the bridge in one ride!