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#21 Veracity

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 12:31 PM

Good Lord, are you people serious? Vacuum cleaner? Velcro? Magic lamp??? Have you ever heard the phrase "floats like a cork?" Well, table tennis balls float even better than corks!!



I know, I LOVE IT.. People can't just take it at face value. Of coarse there are ways you can Master Mind the ball out, but the puzzle is looking for the most LOGICAL and SIMPLE way. Everyone knows the Pipe-Ball puzzle answer is Water, yet everyone tries and tries and tries to offer the most Extravagant Answer possible..lol
I think I enjoy the answers people come up with MORE than figuring out the answer..LMAO

But then again, 3 out of 4 Doctors agree that I am Coo-Koo, so hey...

I'm gunna go take my meds now.... Remember, Yellow is always within 5... COO-KOO...lol
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#22 ggsarah

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 02:50 PM

I like tat one.. simply but interesting!
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#23 rramakanth

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 04:27 PM

Assuming that the pipe is sealed at on end...Pour water into the hole so that the ball will float up.

Assuming the pipe is not sealed in the other end....let me think....
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#24 Veracity

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 04:32 PM

Assuming that the pipe is sealed at on end...Pour water into the hole so that the ball will float up.

Assuming the pipe is not sealed in the other end....let me think....




Simple,,, Hire my ex wife... That Evil Dark Angel of Death Would suck a Bowling Ball through a McDonalds straw for a Food-Stamp...AND give you 50 cents change.. A Ping Pong Ball in a Pipe,, SHEEEEETT No problem..LMAO

Dude, I'm awesome... At Least that's what the Voices tell me...
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#25 harvey45

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 10:17 PM

Easy. Turn the pipe upside down, the ball will roll out ... it's called gravity



The pipe is inside the ground. How are you supposed to turn it upside down underground?
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Posted 23 June 2007 - 02:09 AM

hopefully the little chinese guy at the bottom of the pipe (a.k.a. cylinder) returns your dynamically aimed serve. then no harm no foul. failure to do so will ultimately lead to his watery death!
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#27 sshern007

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 09:14 PM

Pour water into the pipe until the ball is expelled
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#28 colorclown26

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 09:42 PM

Pretty Obvious. Ive done like 20 versions of the same puzzle.
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Posted 25 June 2007 - 09:41 AM

A vacuum -neither built up by a vacuum cleaner nor by ex-wives- would not work because it would decrease air pressure as well under as above the pingpong-ball.

Fortunately, ping-pong balls don't need water to float. If there is no water at hand, the goal should be to -at least temporarily- increase air pressure (instead of building up water pressure) under the ping-pong ball.

Assuming that the ball does not wholly seal the pipe: Try blowing against the tube walls! The moving air would follow the tube walls, go down under the ball, building up pressure and lift up the ball. I think it would not need much blower-power, just a little bit more than the amount of air escaping near the ball.
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Posted 25 June 2007 - 10:01 AM

The trick is that the human body can produce liquid ... just remembered what I drank a few hours ago
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