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#11 pravda7

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 05:34 AM

She did not eliminate infidelity. The husbands had to cheat with someone. There are still some unfaithful women out there.
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#12 imtcb

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 06:01 PM

She did not eliminate infidelity. The husbands had to cheat with someone. There are still some unfaithful women out there.


Who said the husbands didn't cheat with single women?
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#13 Riddari

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 05:46 PM

I agree that this would only be a temporary solution, regardless of who the men were cheating with. While some men are unfaithful from the beginning of the relationship, many more actually become unfaithful later for various reasons. They may become bored with the current relationship or be tempted by another woman. So, the queen succeeded in taking out the current 39 cheaters, but more will be introduced. In order to keep the unfaithful husbands in check, the women would need to restart the "hunt" anytime any of them learned of an unfaithful husband. Of course, they might also want to consider taking out the women who are cheating with these men as well, since they are very likely to select other men when theirs are eliminated.
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#14 unreality

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Posted 31 July 2007 - 02:01 AM

we're talking about goddamn genocide here. lol
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#15 imtcb

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 01:46 PM

The men were cheating because the only punishment they expected to receive was to be left by the woman they didn't want to be with anyway.

Now they fear DEATH! That, I would seriously think, would eliminate cheating. There would just be more divorce. Much easier than dying!
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#16 unreality

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 01:26 AM

definitely!
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#17 niilynn

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 01:40 AM

Did anyone else realize there was no question posed? That was story. A strange one, but a story nonetheless, not a riddle.
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#18 kingmadmushroom

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 01:32 PM

i reckon they must have all cheated on the extensive logic exam if NONE of them had already realised their husbands were cheating on them
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#19 KillerTruffle

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 08:54 AM

I agree this could be a flawed riddle.

Each woman could ask one or more other women simply how many unfaithful husbands they know of. The instant any other woman says a number one higher than the number she personally knows, then she immediately knows her own husband is unfaithful. She has not directly asked at all about her own husband this way. This could be determined on the very first day, and the entire situation resolved by *everyone* at midnight.
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#20 BoilingOil

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 02:22 AM

This riddle doesn't include any question! The tale is nice, but what's the problem?

The only thing I can do is guess that you want to hear what the tale means:

Here goes:
There were exactly 40 married couples in Mamajorca. Each night since the proclamation, every man slept with another woman than his own, and with another than any of the nights before. On the 40th night, they all came home to sleep with their own wives and were exterminated, thereby dooming the future of Mamajorca, because there would be no more offspring!


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