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#31 jeffrey296

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 11:48 PM

I know somebody said this in a spoiler tag, but not everybody reads those apparently, so I thought I'd say it again.

The answer to the riddle (one that I've heard many, many times) is THE ROOM. That's the point of the riddle. You are supposed to think outside of the box. In this case, the box is composed of the three objects you are given (the match, the candle, and the lamp). Due to the fact that "light" can mean so many things, this riddle isn't a great one, but I always heard the answer as the room seeing as it is the first thing that becomes lit.
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 04:33 PM

I know somebody said this in a spoiler tag, but not everybody reads those apparently, so I thought I'd say it again.

The answer to the riddle (one that I've heard many, many times) is THE ROOM. That's the point of the riddle. You are supposed to think outside of the box. In this case, the box is composed of the three objects you are given (the match, the candle, and the lamp). Due to the fact that "light" can mean so many things, this riddle isn't a great one, but I always heard the answer as the room seeing as it is the first thing that becomes lit.



How about the door that lead to the dark room in the first place... common sense.. you said it yourself you have to think outside of the box.. if the room is dark you can't see the wall to strike the match on.. which renders the other two useless. But maybe yo u can't see the door either... hmm? :huh:
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Posted 03 September 2008 - 12:30 PM

I know somebody said this in a spoiler tag, but not everybody reads those apparently, so I thought I'd say it again.

The answer to the riddle (one that I've heard many, many times) is THE ROOM. That's the point of the riddle. You are supposed to think outside of the box. In this case, the box is composed of the three objects you are given (the match, the candle, and the lamp). Due to the fact that "light" can mean so many things, this riddle isn't a great one, but I always heard the answer as the room seeing as it is the first thing that becomes lit.


This still would not be true since the match or the person lighting the match are closer to the source of the light so before it would light the room it would still light the match first, then you, then the rest of the room!!
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 10:03 PM

the match very old
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:19 PM

how about you feel your way to the door, and open it so that sunlight can enter the room?
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 11:01 AM

How about you summon an ethereal ball of shining holy light to cleanse the dark room of it's shadows forever?
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 04:15 PM

that would work too. ;)
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 12:49 PM

I know it's an OLD post, and an even older riddle (I got to it from igoogle widget from BD on old puzzles) .. but my first thought was: The light bulb - using the light switch ;)


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 06:48 PM

The solution has been given in the OP. Thread closed.


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