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#11 luckywassabi

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 09:25 PM

This whole "riddle" seems so ridiculous to me. Whether you are lighting, stricking, or igniting a match, it all means the same thing, to set it on fire. "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet". So Martini (i think said it) is right, no matter what word you use to describe it, the match is the first thing to set on fire.
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#12 kiger

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 12:29 AM

the funny thing is, you cant light the lamp or candle without first striking (lighting) (igniting) (burning) (heating) (ect.) the match......... hense the riddle...
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#13 largeneal

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 12:40 AM

I wouldn't light anything involving fire - I'm scared of the dark and tend to cut farts, so any ignition of anything will result in a light source for the entire southeast US
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Posted 23 March 2008 - 08:16 PM

The match. Then you light the candle. Then the candle can be used to light the lamp. This is if you don't:
a) drop the match
b) have a bad match
or c) light yourself on fire. :D Then the people who found your corpse holding a match would call you an idiot and have :lol: or even :P looks on their faces. Eternal humiliation.
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#15 jxg8521

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Posted 05 April 2008 - 05:02 PM

The match is an obvious choice, and it can't be that easy. But then, what else can it be? Nothing else is capable of "lighting" on its own. The only data we have to work with are:

Match
Candle
Kerosine Lamp

I think "Which do you light first?" might imply "light using an external source." The match is self igniting by way of friction, and we're allowed to "light" it. But that could mean the match is lighting itself, and we're not actually "lighting" it.
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#16 abhisk

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 05:03 AM

You are in a dark room and want to see what is inside it. With you are a match, a candle, and a kerosene lamp. Which do you light first?


Answer: the match

Please put your answer in a quote.
This is from Wiiosten.
which do you light first? heres how:

feel your way to the wall
turn on the light switch
you light the room :lol: :lol: :lol:
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#17 itachi-san

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 08:25 AM

You are in a dark room and want to see what is inside it. With you are a match, a candle, and a kerosene lamp. Which do you light first?


Answer: the match



Well, just to spark this discussion some more. It burns me how no one has mentioned that something needs to be present to strike the match against. ;)
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#18 Lost in space

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 07:07 PM

Well, just to spark this discussion some more. It burns me how no one has mentioned that something needs to be present to strike the match against. ;)

SWAN VESTA, lights on most things inc. rough skin. Of course magicians don't need a match.
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#19 dbriti

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 10:04 PM

You can's light anything if you can't light the match.
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#20 DarkChild of Mercury

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 10:30 PM

I light the room (by the light switch in it, of course!). It doesn't specify that the match, candle, and lamp were your only choices, just what you have with you.
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