August 25, 2007

Riddle Me This

Peter made it to California! My brothers came to visit!! OMG my apartment is outnumbered by tall boys with big appetites and dirty feet!

In review, my brothers, David and Michael, finally came out to visit me in California before they both started their respective school years - Hah, suckers! They hijacked my car during the day to do fun touristy things while I worked, such as visiting San Francisco (to take a romantic tour of Alcatraz and watch the Cubs beat the SF Giants), Berkeley (to visit Jeff Noh and Top Dog), and Santa Cruz (to check out the beach and local offerings of "green trees" and "wacky-bo-jacky").

Over the weekend, we all headed up to South Lake Tahoe to do some climbing and camping. I'm now convinced that when any group is biased with males, conversation will tend toward topics related to farting, pooping, and beer. When it didn't (and oh how I savored these brief moments), we shared bad jokes and silly riddles to pass the time. And as a reward for reading this far, I'll share two simple riddles with you. First to answer will probably be rewarded with a life of fame, glory, and riches beyond your wildest expectations. Probably.

1. How bright are you?
You are positioned in front of a closed door and three light switches, each of which is wired to a light bulb in a room behind the closed door. Your task is to determine which light switch controls which light bulb, but there is a catch! You can position the switches in any arrangement you want prior to opening the door, but once you open the door to peer into the room and look at the light bulbs, you can no longer adjust the light switches and must determine the wirings. How do you do it?

2. A darker riddle.
A man dressed all in black is driving down a black paved road in his black car. There are no street lights on and he has neither his headlights on or any lights turned on in his car. Out of nowhere, a black cat jolts out in front of his car and he slams on the breaks just in time. How did the man see the cat?

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