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scholar - 3-12-2007 at 19:27

Two Marines are standing guard on opposite ends of the ship. One is looking west, one is looking east...but they can both see each other clearly. How is this possible? (No, the ship is not on the North/South Pole)


victor - 3-12-2007 at 23:36

They are facing one another. ;)


scholar - 3-12-2007 at 23:53

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Originally posted by victor
They are facing one another. ;)

Correct! (As in, each is facing inward toward the ship) :D


the bear - 4-12-2007 at 00:44

A man builds a house with a window in each side, all windows face South, a bear passes by one of the windows, what colour was the bears skin???


Regards, the Bear


victor - 4-12-2007 at 00:54

Would it be a polar bear? if so white.


scholar - 4-12-2007 at 00:55

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Originally posted by the bear
A man builds a house with a window in each side, all windows face South, a bear passes by one of the windows, what colour was the bears skin???


Regards, the Bear
Black! The house must be on the North Pole, and polar bears have black skin under their white fur.

(Did you think you'd fool me? It is in the realm of science, after all! ):P:P:P:P:P:P


victor - 4-12-2007 at 00:57

Good one. :D


the bear - 4-12-2007 at 01:04

OK OK what colour is a Polar bear fur????


Regards the Bear


scholar - 4-12-2007 at 01:07

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Originally posted by victor
Good one. :D
I agree!

(Bear and Kitten are both cagey. If they ever worked on something together, watch out!)


scholar - 4-12-2007 at 01:11

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Originally posted by the bear
OK OK what colour is a Polar bear fur????

Regards the Bear
It is white!
roffle roffle Oh, no! Are you saying the reference to skin (black) instead of fur (white) was unintentional? roffle roffle roffle
laughy_smilie laughy_smilie laughy_smilie


the bear - 4-12-2007 at 01:18

No I asked what colour the Polar bears fur was


Regards the Bear


scholar - 4-12-2007 at 01:35

It is white.

Unless it is a Badgergirl polar bear. Then it is white with a white stripe in the middle. :D


the bear - 4-12-2007 at 04:11

White? Sorry White is incorrect


Regards the Bear


scholar - 4-12-2007 at 04:22

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Originally posted by the bear
White? Sorry White is incorrect


Regards the Bear
Now I'm stumped. Is it snow white?confused2 White with black spots (ermine?). Is it brown, because he's wearing mink?


the bear - 4-12-2007 at 04:27

A polar bears fur is clear / translucent, its the reflection of the sky and the snow that makes it appear "white"



Regards the Bear


scholar - 4-12-2007 at 04:42

Ya got me, Bear. drop_down
Pride goes before a fall.

Hmmm. That would mean a polar bear in a forest would look greenish? They portrayed it wrong on the TV program "Lost."


the bear - 4-12-2007 at 05:55

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Originally posted by scholar
Ya got me, Bear. drop_down
Pride goes before a fall.

Hmmm. That would mean a polar bear in a forest would look greenish? They portrayed it wrong on the TV program "Lost."



Scholar, if you "google" Wikipedia it tells you a little about a polar bears fur there.


Regards the Bear


scholar - 14-12-2007 at 00:40

Now, the answer to, "What is orange and sounds like a parrot?"

The answer is, "A carrot."

:jester) :jester) :jester) :jester) :jester)


the bear - 14-12-2007 at 00:52

A nice sunny spring day, a man was walking in a meadow. sitting down to ponder the flowers at his feet he see's the remains of a carrot and a couple of pieces of coal, this puzzels him.

Where did they come from.


Regards the Bear waveysmiley


scholar - 14-12-2007 at 01:11

A melted snow man, who had a carrot nose and eyes of coal.
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the bear - 15-12-2007 at 01:10

Psst, Scholar this one was for the little children, ( OK I had to goggle for the answer, but got it eventually. lol)


Regards the Bear


scholar - 15-12-2007 at 01:19

As the topic name suggests, I figure any of these are to be shared with children. I am expecting parents, grandparents, uncles, and aunts to read them and share them. ;)

But, I have not seen many children log in to answer. I think they get them by verbal report.


What requires you to answer, but is not a question?
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the bear - 15-12-2007 at 01:22

A call of nature?


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

What Bow can't you tie?


Regards the Bear


scholar - 15-12-2007 at 01:32

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Originally posted by the bear
A call of nature?
That would work, but I had either of two other answers in mind.


the bear - 15-12-2007 at 01:34

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Originally posted by scholar
Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
A call of nature?
That would work, but I had either of two other answers in mind.




Telephone perhaps?waveysmiley


Regards the Bear


scholar - 15-12-2007 at 01:34

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Originally posted by the bear
What Bow can't you tie?
Regards the Bear
A rainbow. An archery bow.


scholar - 15-12-2007 at 01:37

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Originally posted by the bear
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Originally posted by scholar
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Originally posted by the bear
A call of nature?
That would work, but I had either of two other answers in mind.

Telephone perhaps?waveysmiley
Regards the Bear
Yes!:Dkewl_glasses
Another answer would be a door bell (or knocker).


the bear - 15-12-2007 at 03:28

A very rich man, with many business interests lives in a Penthouse suit of a 40 storey tower block over looking the river.

He keeps several cars in an air conditioned garage on the ground floor, each morning he showers, dresses and has breakfast. he leaves for his office at the same time each day. he enters his private elevator presses the button for garage floor and descends to his car.

When he arrives home in the evening after parking his car, he enters the elevator and presses the button for the 30th floor. He alights from the elevator and runs up the stairs of the last 10 floors. WHY????

He does the same even if he comes home midday, even if he's rushed for time.


Regards the Bear waveysmileywaveysmileywaveysmiley


scholar - 15-12-2007 at 04:07

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Originally posted by the bear
A very rich man, with many business interests lives in a Penthouse suit of a 40 storey tower block over looking the river.

He keeps several cars in an air conditioned garage on the ground floor, each morning he showers, dresses and has breakfast. he leaves for his office at the same time each day. he enters his private elevator presses the button for garage floor and descends to his car.

When he arrives home in the evening after parking his car, he enters the elevator and presses the button for the 30th floor. He alights from the elevator and runs up the stairs of the last 10 floors. WHY????

He does the same even if he comes home midday, even if he's rushed for time.

Regards the Bear waveysmileywaveysmileywaveysmiley
I think the man is a little person, extremely short. The buttons are arranged in columns in such a way that 30 is the highest floor whose button he can reach.

I would suggest he buy a cane which he could entrust to the doorman as he leaves, and then grab from him when he comes in, with which he could push the buttons if he is short on time and doesn't need the workout.:D


scholar - 15-12-2007 at 04:47

What happened when the canary flew into a blender ?


the bear - 15-12-2007 at 04:57

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Originally posted by scholar
Quote:
Originally posted by the bear
A very rich man, with many business interests lives in a Penthouse suit of a 40 storey tower block over looking the river.

He keeps several cars in an air conditioned garage on the ground floor, each morning he showers, dresses and has breakfast. he leaves for his office at the same time each day. he enters his private elevator presses the button for garage floor and descends to his car.

When he arrives home in the evening after parking his car, he enters the elevator and presses the button for the 30th floor. He alights from the elevator and runs up the stairs of the last 10 floors. WHY????

He does the same even if he comes home midday, even if he's rushed for time.

Regards the Bear waveysmileywaveysmileywaveysmiley
I think the man is a little person, extremely short. The buttons are arranged in columns in such a way that 30 is the highest floor whose button he can reach.

I would suggest he buy a cane which he could entrust to the doorman as he leaves, and then grab from him when he comes in, with which he could push the buttons if he is short on time and doesn't need the workout.:D



Your certainly up before your breakfast this morning Scholar
Right on the money.


Regards the Bear


scholar - 15-12-2007 at 05:06

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Your certainly up before your breakfast this morning Scholar
I was not aware my breakfast would come up!shocked_yellowshocked_yellowshocked_yellow


the bear - 15-12-2007 at 05:26

Only if your feeling nauseous???? rolls_eyes


Regards the Bear


scholar - 15-12-2007 at 05:38

You are using one of Quaver's oft-used smilies, O Bear.

Do you have an answer for my last canary riddle?:D


the bear - 15-12-2007 at 05:46

Someone ended up with a feathered smothie???

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Whats the difference between a Snowman and a
Snow-woman???



Regards the Bear


scholar - 15-12-2007 at 05:54

The intended answer for the canary riddle is, "Shredded tweet."
:D


scholar - 15-12-2007 at 19:58

What's gray on the inside and clear on the outside?


scholar - 15-12-2007 at 20:00

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Originally posted by the bear
Whats the difference between a Snowman and a
Snow-woman???

Regards the Bear
I think the answer is, the snow man has snow balls--but I don't think I would like to have to explain the answer to a little girl.


scholar - 15-12-2007 at 20:44

What has twenty heads, but can't think?


BobbyKatLittleCub - 16-12-2007 at 02:26

A book of matches?


scholar - 16-12-2007 at 04:32

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Originally posted by BobbyKatLittleCub
A book of matches?
Kitten is correct.

Hi, Kitten.waveysmiley


BobbyKatLittleCub - 16-12-2007 at 07:00

Hi Scholar. waveysmiley


scholar - 16-12-2007 at 14:16

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Originally posted by BobbyKatLittleCub
Hi Scholar. waveysmiley
------------------<Scholar sighs>


LSemmens - 17-12-2007 at 10:40

Why are you sighing, Scholar, Kitten said Hi!


scholar - 17-12-2007 at 11:00

It was a sigh of contentment. :D


scholar - 17-12-2007 at 17:08

Where do cookies sleep?:):):)


the bear - 17-12-2007 at 18:05

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Originally posted by scholar
Where do cookies sleep?:):):)



In a jar


Regards the Bear


scholar - 17-12-2007 at 19:01

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Originally posted by scholar
Where do cookies sleep?:):):)
My answer: they use a cookie sheet. :D


LSemmens - 18-12-2007 at 12:39

That's how they keep warm!


scholar - 18-12-2007 at 12:47

Ah, I have an idea for a brilliant invention--tiny electric blankets, to keep cookies warm.

You could also use it for pies. greengrin


LSemmens - 18-12-2007 at 14:00

I double dog dare you to patent it!


the bear - 18-12-2007 at 21:03

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Originally posted by LSemmens
I double dog dare you to patent it!



With 2 dogs under the sheet don't you think they would eat all the cookies, hot or cold anyway.


Regards the Bear


victor - 18-12-2007 at 21:05

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Originally posted by scholar
What's gray on the inside and clear on the outside?


Answer please. confused2


BobbyKatLittleCub - 18-12-2007 at 22:02

An elephant in a plastic bag.


scholar - 18-12-2007 at 22:08

An elephant in a baggy.

[baggy=clear plastic bag, such as one uses for sandwiches, if Brits use a different term]


scholar - 18-12-2007 at 22:10

Oh, Kitten jumped in and answered while I was typing. She did get it, before I managed my post.

Oh, sweet Kitten. :D


victor - 18-12-2007 at 23:28

But surely if you are looking at an elephant in a plastic bag its grey all over. waggyfinger:D


the bear - 19-12-2007 at 08:16

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Originally posted by victor
But surely if you are looking at an elephant in a plastic bag its grey all over. waggyfinger:D



Very true, you would have to be in the bag with the elephant to see the clear bit, then again if it was clear would you see it at all ?????


Regards the Bear


scholar - 19-12-2007 at 08:32

As you look, from the outside, you see first the clear bag (the clear outside) and then the grey elephant within (the grey inside). :D

:smash):smash)


the bear - 19-12-2007 at 08:38

How clear is clear, opaque or invisible?


Regards the Bear


scholar - 21-12-2007 at 06:31

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Originally posted by the bear
How clear is clear, opaque or invisible?

Regards the Bear
So, to you it is UNclear? laughy_smilie laughy_smilie


scholar - 21-12-2007 at 06:34

They come at night without being called and are lost in the day without being stolen. What are they?


scholar - 21-12-2007 at 06:35

I can run but not walk. Wherever I go, thought follows close behind. What am I?


the bear - 21-12-2007 at 11:29

Is it a "nose"


Regards the Bear


scholar - 21-12-2007 at 13:12

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Originally posted by the bear
Is it a "nose"

Regards the Bear
Correct.:D


BobbyKatLittleCub - 16-3-2008 at 02:44

Quote:
Originally posted by scholar
They come at night without being called and are lost in the day without being stolen. What are they?


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