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#11 Scraff

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 05:52 PM

The answers you guys are giving don't work because the riddle states, "But this man is not allowed to vote for the president of America this year on account of his age. BTW, the Presidential election is this year. It's always on a leap year.

ETA: statman beat me to it

All I can think of:
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#12 grey cells

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 05:57 PM

The election is in November of this year. He is a citizen. He fought for America in the war.

Is the third sentence a clue???
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#13 statman

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 06:01 PM

A man was born in 1917. He lived through great depression, fought in the war, and saw Martin Luther King Jr. give his famous speech. But this man is not allowed to vote for the president of America this year on account of his age. Why?

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Edited by statman, 20 March 2008 - 06:09 PM.

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#14 brhan

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 06:02 PM

The man is under 18 and 1917 is the time, given in military time, that he was born. He saw the speech given on TV, lived through his own great depression, and you can still join the military at 17 with consent.

Under 18 years old man fought for America in wars???
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#15 Scraff

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 06:06 PM

Under 18 years old man fought for America in wars???

The OP doesn't say "wars", it says, "the war". As I said, you can join the military at 17 and they can certainly send you to war.
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#16 faisoka

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 06:08 PM

A man was born in 1917. He lived through great depression, fought in the war, and saw Martin Luther King Jr. give his famous speech. But this man is not allowed to vote for the president of America this year on account of his age. Why?


Does this limit to just this upcoming election, or to voting in general, or does it matter at all?

Edited by faisoka, 20 March 2008 - 06:08 PM.

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#17 new guest

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 06:08 PM

It seems impossible. I came up with a possible answer though:
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#18 grey cells

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 06:09 PM

maybe he is standing for president himself.Again maybe the age factor is mentioned to confuse us.
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#19 Scraff

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 06:12 PM

maybe he is standing for president himself.Again maybe the age factor is mentioned to confuse us.

You are allowed to vote for yourself and the riddle states "on account of his age".
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#20 Lausus

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 06:15 PM

statman got it first, and Scraff was only a bit off. 1917 was a room in a hospital. The man is 17, and therefore old enough to fight in a war, but not to vote.
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