Monday, April 28, 2008

Riddle #16: The Apple

Here's the next riddle:

A woman picks an apple at random from a tree. She slices the apple in half and gives half of it to another person. She eats the other half herself. The other person dies but the woman lives. Why?

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16 comments:

  1. It was tainted with iocane powder. She had spent "the last few years building up an immunity to iocane powder."

    I'm not sure how I got to The Princess Bride. I'm just stumped on this one.

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  2. The other person dies from something totally unrelated to the apple.

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  3. Nope, Gigi. The other person died from something related to the apple.

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  4. Does is have anything to do with the way the apple was cut?

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  5. The other person ate the seeds, which are actually poisonous.

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  6. Cathy,
    In a manner of speaking, yes. But it doesn't really matter where on the apple she made the cut.

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  7. sugarriver,
    No, the seeds aren't poisonous.

    PS: Good to hear from you. I miss everyone on bssd.

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  8. Did the other person eat their half?

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  9. Yes, the other person ate the other half. Sorry I guess I should have said that in my original riddle.

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  10. there was a worm in it?

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  11. No, there wasn't a worm in it. Any other guesses?

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  12. There was posion on the side of the knife that touched the other person's half.

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  13. Yes! That's correct. There was poison on one side of the knife.

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  14. Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day!
    :)De

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