Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Riddle #10: The Stick

Since Riddle #9 has been guessed, I'll add another one. I think maybe it will be easier:

A woman dropped a stick and then picked it up again. As a result of her dropping the stick, people thousands of miles away were very upset. Why?

NOTE: The correct answer has been guessed. Please see the comments section.

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  1. She was running a relay race that was broadcast on TV?

  2. Yes, Renee, you're correct! I was thinking particularly of the Olympics, but it could be any relay race. Good job.

  3. Marcia,

    I was going to guess the same answer, but I saw Renee's comment before I could write anything. I think this will prove to be an easy one.


  4. Awww Man.. I knew this one! :)De