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1. A man is swimming fifty lengths in a swimming pool. The pool is 25 metres long by 10 metres wide. At the deep end it is 3 metres deep. There is a straight gradient running from the deep end to the shallow end, where it is only 1.5 metres deep. How much water is needed to fill the pool?

2. The other day, I saw a man with more than the average number of legs. Explain.

3. Jack and Jane, a pair of fraternal twins, went skating one day. Jane fell over. Why couldn't Jack help her up?

4. There is a logic between a person's favourite crisp flavour and their career. For example - a fisherman might enjoy prawn cocktail; a poultry farmer's choice could be roast chicken. What flavour might an airline pilot prefer?

5. Why aren't you allowed to eat at a five-star restaurant with a pacemaker?

6. Where does stimulus always follow response?

7. What starts fast, and then slows to a steady pace; is safe to all when moving forward, is deadly when changing direction, and when it reaches its final destination can become even more deadly than before?
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Does #5 have to do with microwaves?

Re #4 are crisps what we Americans would call potato chips? Or snack chips? AND Do snack chips really come in prawn cocktail flavor?
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1. None..it is already full of water as the man is swimming. LOL

2. No Idea

3. They were skating at different locations

4. No Idea

5. No Idea

6. The Dictionary

7. No Idea
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5 has nothing to do with microwaves.

Crisps in the UK are known as Chips in America

(And Chips in the UK are similar to Fries in America, except our ones are made by peeling, cutting and slicing only, no extra processing required!)
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Sean Scott - your answers to numbers 1 and 6 are correct.


The answer to the skating question is a very bad pun
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Quote:

(And Chips in the UK are similar to Fries in America, except our ones are made by peeling, cutting and slicing only, no extra processing required!)



We like to process them further over here. By frying them.
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#2 - Lets say the population of where you live is 19 million and amongst these 19 million people lets say there are 2000 people who have only one leg and no one has three or more legs. Therefore the average number of legs is:
(2000 x 1 + 18 998 000 x 2) / 19 000 000= 1.999895.

Since most people have two legs...

#6 - In punishment or operant conditioning the aversive stimulus always follows the response.

#3 – Jake can not skate and was therefore not on the ice to pick Jane up.
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Yes Vandy, we fry ours too. We don't process them to a pulp before reforming them into stick shapes first, though...

funemagic - your answer to #2 is spot on - well done! Those aren't the answers I am after for #s 3 and 6, though
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On 2005-08-18 16:41, Stephen Buxton wrote:
Yes Vandy, we fry ours too. We don't process them to a pulp before reforming them into stick shapes first, though...


Who does that? Not any of the fries I eat. I don't really like fries though. Does #5 have anything to do with Gerry and the pacemakers?
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Nothing to do with Gerry and the Pacemakers
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5. they generally prefer that you use cutlery (or chopsticks)
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7. a rocket ship, or a bullet shot into the air
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4. Plain
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5. they generally prefer that you use cutlery (or chopsticks)Yes

7. a rocket ship, or a bullet shot into the air no - think more recreational activites

4. Plain

yes!
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#3 they are conjoined twins so Jack is also down.
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Kirkmax, I thought of that answer for question 3, too, but then realized conjoined twins are always identical, not fraternal.
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Deleted because I missed the answer above to the one I was answering.
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Not conjoined twins. As I said, the answer is a really bad pun. To help you out:

"He can't be a brother..."
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OOOOOHH, NO!

Please don't tell me the answer is "He can't be a bother, and assist her(a sister)too."

Must be one of the worst puns ever (actually I love it! )
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As you wish, I won't tell you that the answer is "He can't be a brother and assist her too"
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