Friday, July 25, 2014

2014 Riddling Derby #5 RESULTS

Welcome, one and all, to the Iron Wyvern! In conclusion to the 5th riddling derby of 2014, I will now list the answers, the answerers, and the champion.

First off, our contestants for this week. We were a bit short on players this week. Feel free to tell your friends next time a riddling derby rolls around.

Juliet Lauser
Dmitri Pendragon

Riddle Number One (worth 1 point):
Mom and Dad have four daughters, and each daughter has one brother. How many people are in the family?

Answer Number One (a dead giveaway): Seven. Both of this weeks contestants answered this correctly.

Riddle Number Two (worth 1 point): 
You have six black socks, four brown socks, 8 white socks, and 2 tan socks, all in one drawer in the dark. How many do you have to pull out to know that you have two of at least one color?

Dmitri answered: Two, once you turn on the lights.
Juliet answered: Five, because there are only four different kinds of socks.

Unfortunately for Dmitri, we only specified that it was dark, NOT that specifically that the lights were turned off. Juliet actually solved the puzzle. This point goes to Juliet!

Riddle Number Three (worth 1 point):
Why can't Kevin Smith, who is living in Canada, be buried in the USA?

Answer Number Three: It is heavily frowned upon by authorities to bury people while they are still alive.
Both contestants got it right!

Bonus Riddle (worth 2 points):
What do the numbers 1961 and 6009 have in common, other than that they're both odd numbers?

Bonus Answer: They are both themselves when turned upside down. Both contestants got it right!

Final Point Tally
Dmitri Pendragon: 4
Juliet Lauser: 5

Congratulations, JULIET LAUSER, you are our 5th champion of 2014! Your name shall be inscribed in the Hall of Riddlers.
Dmitri Pendragon, since you thought of such a clever, out-of-the-box answer for #2, even though you did not win, you will be awarded an extra point in the next Riddling Derby in which you compete and thus have an advantage.

Now, thank you for reading and playing! I know the riddles weren't especially hard this time, but I will pick an even harder bonus riddle for next time. Enjoy your day!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, Juliet! And thank you, J.T.Z. Baner, for the extra point. ;)

    It took a while for me to understand riddle 2 and its answer, but I get it now.