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  1. Trying to think like a homeroom student...
  2. I was thinking the same as Thalia. Let's see if this works. @plainglazed @Wilson @DudleyDude @fabpig Master Shakee hath returned.
  3. I agree with Flamebirde's answer. But I would add a bit more to it.
  4. I'll count being in any way confused for Shakee as high praise. As for this one
  5. Pretty sure it's one of these
  6. Cats tend to be sort of lazy by nature, so that's my excuse. But to kick things off
  7. Yes, and this has got to be among the most counter-intuitive properties of infinity that I know of.
  8. Good, but now for the kicker. There's a reason I didn't specify the order in which I pulled out the rugs in the OP. After I finished pulling out every rug and walking the pattern forever, I went back and picked up all my rugs. Then instead of alternating odd-gons and 4x-gons, I placed two 4x-gons in a row before placing the next odd-gon. I still turned the same direction on every rug that I did before: still clockwise on every odd-gon and counterclockwise on every 4x-gon, so in the pattern 4-gon, 8-gon, 3-gon, 12-gon, 16-gon, 5-gon, 20-gon, 24-gon, 7-gon, 28-gon, 32-gon with clockwise tur
  9. Clarification: when I walked the odd numbered N-gons I always turned clockwise. When I walked the multiple of 4-gons I always turned counterclockwise. For now, suppose I always alternated between an odd-gon and a 4x-gon without bothering to keep edge number monotonically increasing. So 3-gon, 4-gon, 5-gon, 8-gon, 7-gon, 12-gon, 9-gon, etc with clockwise turns on blue and counterclockwise on red. (Otherwise, yeah, it would be a mess.)
  10. I once stood on a Cartesian plane at (0, 0) facing north (along the positive y-axis). I pulled out a rug in the shape of a regular triangle (which I call a 3-gon) and set it on the plane with one vertex at my feet at (0, 0) and with the center in the direction I was facing along the y-axis. I then started walking forward on the rug until I got to the center of the 3-gon, at which point I stopped and turned clockwise until I was facing a vertex, and I walked to that vertex of the 3-gon. Then I pulled out a rug in the shape of a square (which I call a 4-gon), put it with one vertex at my feet an
  11. That looks like it nailed it, PG! As for a way of saying it in under a minute...
  12. I'll call that a hit. My thinking was...
  13. Getting warmer, but I'll definitely cause you (the listener of the riddle) more calamity if my insides get out and have my own "peaked wave" in the sea to sit under (mostly).
  14. Not a balloon, something else that's more characteristically under a peaked wave and mostly concealed.
  15. On the right track, but I get more riled up upon harpooning.
  16. Not a sink disposal. While I imagine the last stanza has happened with some of those, I hope it's not commonplace enough to belong in a riddle.
  17. On the right track, but not quite there yet.
  18. I feast on meals of mindless fare With blubber to keep it all in For what’s inside should stay right there Or you’ll face a calamitous end ‘Neath peaking wave I spend the days While mostly conceal’d, I presume Unless my presence breath betrays As characteristic’s my spume Alas, I find myself engaged By man with a wretched harpoon Assaulted thus, I shriek enraged With hellish retort for the goon
  19. How I'm interpreting it so far:
  20. Optimizing Captain Ed’s answer a little more
  21. Is there an easier way to reach the solution? If I try to handle the case of an infinite number of princes to choose from, and I deal with the exact formula I was working with initially instead of the simplified approximation that I ended up using to be able to actually calculate an answer, then I get
  22. I know of a way to do this while flipping no more than two coins. And a hint:
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