Saturday, July 08, 2006

My Brain Hurts

Call me conceited or call me smart, I am usually able to figure out tricks and puzzles pretty damn often. My smugness has evaporated, however, with this puzzle, the link to which I found over at the Fark.com site.

Any idea how this works?

15 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is a rumor going around that you have eaten mummy. Is this true?

12:47 PM  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

I am totally abnormal....But I already knew it. :)

8:05 PM  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Me, too. I thought of a blue saw. And circular one at that.

I still don't know how it works, but now I know my brain doesn't work like most. Quel surprise.

9:31 PM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

I thought of a red hammer. Mrs. Fab thought of a blue hammer.

I have heard of the same thing with 10. If you start with 10+0, 9+1, 8+2, etc. all the way to 0+10 and then ask people to name a vegetable. Most people say carrot. I am guessing because of 10 carat diamonds?

10:30 PM  
Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

Crap! I got the color part right, but came up wiht wrench. I think it works because the calculations distract the logical side of the mind and the question about the color and tool prompts the artsy side of the mind to go for the usual color and tool. Well, except forme, of course, butu then I have never been anywhere near normal.

Best advice, avoid puzzles, always works for me.

2:27 AM  
Blogger Eternally Curious said...

Nanuk: I refuse to partake until you tell us what you've done with Mummy!

10:25 AM  
Blogger Eternally Curious said...

PS: If confused on these accusations, check out Seb's blog comments to his post for "almost a famous quote", or some such thing.

10:27 AM  
Blogger SC said...

Blue spanner. But I already knew I was a weirdo. What have you done with Mummmy, Nanuk?

12:26 PM  
Blogger marty said...

Had blue hammer. Might be related to Mrs. Fab.

4:07 PM  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Mummy!!!! Where are you Mummy?

Probably out looking for the red hammer...

6:20 PM  
Blogger nanuk said...

Anonymous: does Mummy taste like chicken?

Merlinprincesse: your abnormality is much of your charm, as it is with most of us.

WoD: In my mind I had no picture or image of a specific type of hammer, just the word. It's interesting that your answer is so detailed.

Mr. Fab: I thought you and I were kindred spirits. Don't worry about your missus - it's been my experience that women are generally blue people (at least the ones that have to live with me).

TPK: good theory. But being a competitive bastard, I just can't leave the puzzles alone.

Eternally Curious: Thanks for setting me straight. I was wondering because my email at work is currently being porn bombed by sites characterized by "senior" women. So I was nervous that they found my other email address. Phew!

Seb: isn't "spanner" a derogatory term across the pond?

Marty: You've got me wondering now.

WoD: Just what is the etiquette when you want to stop blogging for a bit? I usually tell myself "it's only for a day. No need to explain", but when it starts stretching into two, three or four days I start to feel ashamed. So where precisely is the point you should explain your absence?

8:28 PM  
Blogger Eternally Curious said...

I see you've decided to return Mummie to us, eh Nanuk? (wink). By way of offering an explanation - the alarm went out not because of an extended absence from Mummy, but because for many (many) days whenever one would visit her site only a very blank white page, with nothing at all on it, would appear. It looked like she had been wiped off the face of the earth. Or ... ett up by someone!! :))

7:38 AM  
Blogger DutchBitch said...

Hmmm... APPARENTLY I am not as special as I thought I was... Boohoooo!!!

3:49 PM  
Blogger rathwel said...

Abnormal. Like that is a big surprise.

12:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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7:02 PM  

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