## Riddle (sort of)

Anything goes, but keep it seemly...
What number comes next

1,1,2,3,5,8,_
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The next number in the Fibonacci sequence is 13.

MCC
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### Riddle (sort of)

MCC wrote:The next number in the Fibonacci sequence is 13.

"Fibonacci" ?? Sounds more like a sports car I'd like to drive
Now seriously, the sequence of the given numbers suggests that the next number is the sum of the previous given two numbers which would make your answer 13 correct. While waiting for Chessmaster to confirm this here's a riddle I recently came across:

From what whole number is it possible to take away half and leave zero?

Cec
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Cec wrote:From what whole number is it possible to take away half and leave zero?

The previous number in the Ferrari sequence is 8.

Ruud.
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Ruud wrote:The previous number in the Ferrari sequence is 8.

Correct and I've gotta' find something tougher Presumably Ruud solved it like this:

Cec
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myself wrote:".. and I've gotta' find something tougher

Could this riddle be the one?

Something must be wrong with my little digital clock. This morning I knew the correct time was well before 11 o'clock, yet the time displayed was as shown in the top displayed dial:
I then looked at it again nearly two hours later and the time was again incorrect as displayed in the bottom dial - or so I thought.
Some time later I realized there was nothing wrong with the alarm clock.

What was the explanation?

Cec
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It's one of those clear perspex clocks and you were looking at it from behind and reading the numbers backwards 10.21 and 12.11. Nice image!
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### Riddle (sort of)

emm wrote:"and you were looking at it from behind and reading the numbers backwards 10.21 and 12.11. Nice image!

Yes, I'd have to pass that and well done emm. The answer I had was the clock was mistakenly put upside down on the table - I thought solving the riddle would require standing on your head on the computer table to see if your answer was correct

As for the image, I'm still in the learning process and I only fluke a satisfactory result every now and then - still working on this. My thanks to your reply.

Cec
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You’re quite right Cec – the mirror image of 2 is 5 so 10.51 would have been OK but 15.11 would not. When I stood on my head on the computer table, I immediately saw my mistake.
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### Riddle (sort of)

emm wrote:".. When I stood on my head on the computer table, I immediately saw my mistake.
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You're too honest - you still keep your elephant stamp

Cec
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Think of words ending in "-gry". 2 of them are "angry" & "hungry". There're only 3 words in the English language. What's the 3rd word? The word is something everybody uses everyday. If you've listened carefully, I've already told you what it is...
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Please sir, please sir, (waves hand in the air) I know, I know.

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### Riddle (sort of)

udosuk wrote:There're only 3 words in the English language. What's the 3rd word?

The word "language "

If this is correct I was runner up to MCC - what a gentleman

Cec
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No, the word I'm waiting for is in fact ogry... In spite of it's resemblance to another word which might get banned by Luna, it's used to describe somebody behaving or looking like an "ogre"... Believed to have gain its popularity from the "Shrek" films, it's used quite frequently in some regions (might be not in your neighbourhood though)... As a matter of fact I use it 5 times a day on average...

Seriously, Cec (& MCC) got it right... Pity they didn't wait for some others to get frustrated searching for the non-existent 3rd word first...
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