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Topic: I been to Sugar Town, I shook the sugar down.
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Jun 6, 2005 10:14AM)
This morning I dropped a sugar cube into my coffee. Then I changed my mind, reached in the cup and removed the cube, intact, without burning my fingers. How did I do this?

Vandy

This one should take about 10 seconds for even the most casual puzzlehead, but I felt like posting a puzzle today.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Jun 6, 2005 10:21AM)
Hmmm, depends on where the spoon was.
Message: Posted by: Kevin Ridgeway (Jun 6, 2005 10:24AM)
It was instant coffee and the water had not been added yet?

Kevin
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Jun 6, 2005 10:24AM)
No spoon involved.
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Jun 6, 2005 10:25AM)
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On 2005-06-06 11:24, Living Illusions wrote:
It was instant coffee and the water had not been added yet?

Kevin
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Kevin got it while I replying to Jonathan!! Good Work!! I knew it wouldn't last long, but there has been a woeful amount of puzzles posted lately.

Vandy
Message: Posted by: Kevin Ridgeway (Jun 6, 2005 10:27AM)
Thanks..yeah I have been waiting for more puzzles....Guess I need to add some as well, instead of just waiting for others.

Kevin
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Jun 7, 2005 09:11AM)
Hmmm... covered in coffee grounds or instant coffee is intact? Okay, I'll remember that if you visit. ;)
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Jun 7, 2005 09:18AM)
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On 2005-06-07 10:11, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
Hmmm... covered in coffee grounds or instant coffee is intact? Okay, I'll remember that if you visit. ;)
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Folgers crystals, just a quick shake to get the freeze dried crystals off (maybe blow on it a bit) and its good as new..LOL
Message: Posted by: Bill Hallahan (Jun 7, 2005 11:32AM)
Another answer is that it was iced coffee.
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Jun 7, 2005 11:34AM)
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On 2005-06-07 12:32, Bill Hallahan wrote:
Another answer is that it was iced coffee.
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But the cube would still dissolve in a cold liquid, wouldn't it?
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Jun 7, 2005 11:51AM)
Maybe it was frozen solid?
Message: Posted by: kerpa (Jun 7, 2005 01:53PM)
Hozabout coffee beans in the old glass jar?
kerpa
Message: Posted by: Scott Cram (Jun 7, 2005 09:39PM)
Mel Stover had a great variation on a classic. You have forty sugar cubes and three cups of coffee. The challenge is to put an odd number of cubes in each cup of coffee.

Oh, and for those who think they know this one, you can't put any cups inside other cups, either (which wouldn't work anyway, since these cups have coffee in them - yes, wet coffee).
Message: Posted by: Kevin Ridgeway (Jun 7, 2005 10:25PM)
Well I would just put an odd amount in each cup, like say maybe 5 each.

Since you didn't say all the cubes must be used....I didn't.

I'm sure that's not it...but that is my answer based on your question.

Kevin
Message: Posted by: stanalger (Jun 8, 2005 01:44AM)
Well, four is not an odd number of legs for a dog to have...but four is
an odd number of legs for a human to have.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Jun 8, 2005 05:40AM)
If I put any sugar in my coffee that would be odd.
Message: Posted by: dr chutney (Jun 8, 2005 05:56AM)
Is this the old 1 - 1 - 38 gag? But 38 isn't an odd number. It's an odd number of cubes in my coffee! Boom, boom.

Or is there a more reasoned answer?
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Jun 8, 2005 07:35AM)
Or if you drop one in the other guys's coffee, you are also all set.
Message: Posted by: David Bilan (Jun 8, 2005 04:44PM)
You could eat one cube and toss 13 into each cup. Not magical, but a sweet ending!