# Riddle Time!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by mark beem, Oct 22, 2003.

1. ### mark beemI'm alive and well. Where am I?Gold Supporting Member

Jul 20, 2001
New Hope, Alabama
You're standing on the ground floor of a three story building next to a wall on which are three light switches.

There is a lamp on the third floor in a windowless room that is controlled by ONE of the three switches. Your life depends on your ability to determine which switch controls the lamp.

You're allowed to flip each switch on and off as many times as you like. However, you're only allowed to go upstairs to check the lamp ONE TIME.

How do you determine which switch controls the lamp?

2. ### bryan bailey

Step outside to check through a window to see if it is on or not.

The second part of it, I'm still thinking...

Wait, that's it. Yeah, that's my answer.

3. ### mark beemI'm alive and well. Where am I?Gold Supporting Member

Jul 20, 2001
New Hope, Alabama
Let me add... The lamp is in a windowless room..

4. ### bryan bailey

Sneak through the heating system while no one is looking and check on it peridocally.

5. ### thrash_jazz

Jan 11, 2002
Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings

Then hit all three switches, one at at a time. The one that doesn't do anything must be the lamp.

6. ### Toasted

May 26, 2003
Leeds, UK
There is 3 switches and 3 floors.

Flick all the switches until the light on the floor you are on (1) goes out. This is not the swtich.

Flick either of the two remaining switches. goto the third floor.

If the light is on you know that you have the correct switch - its the one u pressed.

if the light on the third is off then its obviously the remsining switch that controlls the light.

am i clever or what?

7. ### mark beemI'm alive and well. Where am I?Gold Supporting Member

Jul 20, 2001
New Hope, Alabama
Unfortunately, none of the switches controls the lights on the floor you're on... Sorry, you're dead..

8. ### Michael Jewels

Oh, so this is the game we play, huh?

O.K.

What gets bigger the more you take from it?

Mike

9. ### The_Bass

I flick all the switches, go up to see if the light is on, if it's on... score! .. if it's not, I put all the switches back... score!

easy!

10. ### mark beemI'm alive and well. Where am I?Gold Supporting Member

Jul 20, 2001
New Hope, Alabama
Ok.. so which one was it that turned it on??

11. ### mark beemI'm alive and well. Where am I?Gold Supporting Member

Jul 20, 2001
New Hope, Alabama
HEY!!

But, to answer your queston: What gets bigger the more you take from it..

12. ### thrash_jazz

Jan 11, 2002
Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
Am I still alive?

13. ### mark beemI'm alive and well. Where am I?Gold Supporting Member

Jul 20, 2001
New Hope, Alabama
Let's see... you posted:

Hmmmm.. but how are you going to be able to tell whether or not anything happens with out going up and looking? You can only do that one time...

There is a simple logical way to solve it without having to crawl through heating ducts or rip out walls to check for dead wires..

Try again...

14. ### thrash_jazz

Jan 11, 2002
Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
Bring a J-Bass. If you hear hum from the pickups when you flip the switch on, it's the lamp

15. ### erik II

Jul 11, 2000
Oslo, Norway
Do I know if the light is on or off when I begin?

16. ### mark beemI'm alive and well. Where am I?Gold Supporting Member

Jul 20, 2001
New Hope, Alabama
LOL!!! Unfortunately the only J bass you have has been expertly shielded and has "Noiseless" pickups in it..

17. ### ZonPlyr

Apr 29, 2003
You turn one switch on for 10 minutes then turn it off. You turn a second switch on and leave it on. You then go to the room on the third floor. If the bulb is off and warm it's the first switch, if the bulb is on it's the second switch, if it is cold and dark it's the third switch.

18. ### mark beemI'm alive and well. Where am I?Gold Supporting Member

Jul 20, 2001
New Hope, Alabama
The light is off initially.

19. ### mark beemI'm alive and well. Where am I?Gold Supporting Member

Jul 20, 2001
New Hope, Alabama
Ding, ding, ding!!!!

We have a winner!!

Congrats ZonPlyr!!

Apr 29, 2003