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#51 pieman

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 12:06 PM

hes smugiling organs, every time he crosses he gets an organ aken out (kidney, liver, eye) then returns to reecoperate
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#52 Lojack5000

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 03:32 AM

Hello,

I have a question about the smuggling of the bikes. If he is indeed smuggling the bikes, does he purchase a new bike every time he takes one across the border? He has to be getting a new bike somehow or how else is it considered smuggling? If he goes over with a $$$$ bike and comes back with a $ bike the customs agents would catch on right? Based on this I do believe he is ripping off some poor German dolt for some "Fancy imported magic sand"
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#53 cmabb21

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 10:08 PM

Hello,

I have a question about the smuggling of the bikes. If he is indeed smuggling the bikes, does he purchase a new bike every time he takes one across the border? He has to be getting a new bike somehow or how else is it considered smuggling? If he goes over with a $$$$ bike and comes back with a $ bike the customs agents would catch on right? Based on this I do believe he is ripping off some poor German dolt for some "Fancy imported magic sand"



OOOoooohhh.... I want "Fancy imported magic sand"!!!!!

No matter what possible answers there could be. The Riddle's one and only answer is that he is smuggling bikes. Although i agree that he could be smuggling anything he is wearing or carrying.
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#54 foomawhee

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 07:00 PM

If the answer is bikes, then how is he doing it ? If he walks there and rides a bike back, wouldn't they notice ? And if he's trading his own bike for a new old, thats not considered smuggling, thats A TRADE. If he leaves with one bike and comes back with 2 how do you ride two bikes at once? Or how do the officials not notice the extra bike?

And yes, we all want that fancy imported sand :D

Edited by foomawhee, 09 July 2008 - 07:01 PM.

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#55 cmabb21

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:05 PM

If the answer is bikes, then how is he doing it ? If he walks there and rides a bike back, wouldn't they notice ? And if he's trading his own bike for a new old, thats not considered smuggling, thats A TRADE. If he leaves with one bike and comes back with 2 how do you ride two bikes at once? Or how do the officials not notice the extra bike?

And yes, we all want that fancy imported sand :D



well my guess is that he walks back but they are more curious about the bnow empty bag than anything else. they dont pay attention to the fact that he walks back. its called a distraction :)
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#56 SillouhetteMind

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:20 PM

It's hard to believe that what normal people can figure out, cops can't!! :lol:
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#57 foomawhee

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 04:17 PM

well my guess is that he walks back but they are more curious about the bnow empty bag than anything else. they dont pay attention to the fact that he walks back. its called a distraction :)



How is he smuggling bikes, if he walks back ._. ?
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#58 cmabb21

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 08:12 PM

How is he smuggling bikes, if he walks back ._. ?



he rides one into the country... with his bag of "Fancy imported magic sand"... and walks back..
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#59 timbolina

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 12:40 PM

We know:
1. There is a cyclist (we don't know he has a bike. "Cyclist" is what you'd call, for example, Lance Armstrong, even without a bike.)
2. He crossed the border "between" France and Germany
3. A bag with sand in it, but nothing else ("all there is is sand in the bag")
4. He is "investigated" by the customs officials
5. Customs officials don't know what he's smuggling

We don't know:

1. If he actually is on a bike
2. What border he is crossing. There are several boarders "between" France and Germany: France's boarders with Germany, Luxemburg, and Denmark, Germany's border with France, Luxemburg and Denmark, and arguably Denmark's border with Luxemberg. Or, you could travel west from France or East from Germany, and there would be even more borders.
3. how much "no matter how much customs officials investigate him" means -- could mean they looked at him, could mean full body cavity search
4. the condition of the customs officials (blind, stupid, etc.)

So, do I "know" what he's smuggling. No, because there is clearly insufficient information to reach an answer. If bicycle is an acceptable answer, I say the answer is nuclear rockets. I see no reason why my assumption that he's carrying a rocket is any less reasonable than the assumption that he's carrying a bicycle. You can't say: "well the customs guys would have noticed a rocket" because they would have noticed a bicycle, too.


First point. IF i tried to smuggle either a bike or rocket, i think a bike is the more valid one as it is a common mode of transport (im not saying its the most popular)

Second point. It is true that by saying cyclist doesn't cycle but by saying "a cyclist crosses the border between France and Germany" it is a pretty strong implication.

Third point. IF he says he cycles cross the border it then becomes rather easy and not a great riddle.

Last point. Although there are many borders on France, by saying he crosses the border between France and Germany it is pretty obvious he is going from france to germany. Even so whatever the border is it is irrelevent. He just has to cross a border. Twazzaletta cheese
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#60 Oxobeppo

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:22 PM

He travels by balloon from France to Germany with the bike and releases some air to land.

He rides the smuggled bike into town to sell it and the customs police helpfully dump out the bag of sand he brought with him.

Now his balloon is light enough to take off again for his return trip to France.
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