Friday, April 07, 2006

River Scene - Prague (Spring 2003)


This is probably one of the most photographed scenes in Prague. I'm sure few of the photographs taken turn out all that well. I kind of like this shot though.

On another note, I'm a fan of lateral thinking puzzles. I found myself today, due to a number of circumstances, in a situation which I thought made for a great puzzle. So, keeping in mind that the man spoken of in the following puzzle was me today, here you go:

A man wearing nothing but long underwear and a pair of shorts got into a swimming pool. Why?

In case you're unfamiliar with lateral thinking puzzles, the format is for the solvers to ask yes/no questions, which will then be answered by me. We'll see how this goes. The answer to the puzzle is not such that you can know it without following a line of reasoning.

24 Comments:

Blogger Linz Organist said...

Was the pool part of a PT class?
Did the long underwear belong to this man? Did he get in by choice?

Friday, April 07, 2006  
Blogger Tanager said...

was there water in the pool?

Friday, April 07, 2006  
Blogger Linz Organist said...

Was the man trying to save time/money on laundry?
Did the man want to go swimming, but the water was very cold so he wore extra layers?
Did the man intend to wear long underwear into the pool?

Friday, April 07, 2006  
Blogger Linz Organist said...

Was the pool inside?
Was he alone? If not alone, was he alone in the pool?
He didn't want to get in, but it was his choice, so there were negetive consequences of not getting in?

Friday, April 07, 2006  
Blogger Linz Organist said...

Were the shorts swimming shorts, or everyday shorts, or underwear shorts?
Did he put on the long underwear under the shorts?
Were the long underwear put on strictly for the pool event?
Did he leave the pool wearing exactly the same things?

Friday, April 07, 2006  
Blogger An Enlightened Fellow said...

Ok, what we know so far:

-It was not for a class.
-It both was and wasn’t the man's own long underwear.
-It was his choice to get into the pool.
-There was water in the pool.
-He was not trying to save time/money on laundry.
-The man didn't want to go swimming.
-The pool was heated.
-The man did intend to wear long underwear in the pool.
-The pool was not inside.
-He was not alone, and also not alone in the pool.
-He did want to get in the pool.
-There were no negative consequences.
-The shorts were everyday shorts/running shorts.
-The long underwear was worn under and over the shorts.
-They were put on strictly for the pool event.
-He left the pool wearing the same things.

Friday, April 07, 2006  
Blogger PT4KIDS said...

was there more than one pair of long underwear?

Friday, April 07, 2006  
Blogger Tanager said...

Were you playing a game such as water polo?

Friday, April 07, 2006  
Blogger PT4KIDS said...

were you wearing more than one pair of long underwear?

Friday, April 07, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Were the legs of the long underwear rolled up over the shorts?

Saturday, April 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had the man lost a bet?

Saturday, April 08, 2006  
Blogger Linz Organist said...

Was the man in contact with the 2nd pair? Did the man have physical contact with someone else in the pool? Was swimming ever involved? Was role playing ever involved?

Saturday, April 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did the man add or remove any articles of clothing while in the pool?

Sunday, April 09, 2006  
Blogger An Enlightened Fellow said...

-There was more than one pair of long underwear in the pool.
-I was not playing a game.
-I was just wearing one pair of long underwear.
-The legs were not rolled up over the shorts.
-No bets had been made or lost.
-The man was not in contact with any other pair.
-The man did not have physical contact with anyone else in the pool.
-Swimming was involved at some point.
-Role playing was never involved.
-No clothing was added or subtracted while in the pool.

Sunday, April 09, 2006  
Blogger PT4KIDS said...

was someone else in the other underwear? was the weather hot outside? was this some form of colorado river rafting hazing stunt?

Sunday, April 09, 2006  
Blogger Ijsbreker said...

-was he drunk/in complete control of his actions? (just had to ask!)
-was he in the pool for an extended period of time? (longer than to simply jump in/swim briefly/jump out)
-was this event filmed for some purpose?
-was it for the entertainment of others?

Sunday, April 09, 2006  
Blogger An Enlightened Fellow said...

-Someone else was in the other underwear.
-The weather was not hot outside.
-This was not a hazing stunt.
-He was in complete control of his actions.
-He was in the pool for an extended period of time.
-The event was not filmed.
-It was not for the entertainment of others.

Sunday, April 09, 2006  
Blogger Linz Organist said...

Was this activity part of a class? Was it only this man and the other man in long underwear in the pool? Was this part of a swimming test? (I once had to jump in clothed and remove items, hence the ?) Was the man in the pool for a long time, over 10 min? Will the man to repeat this experience again?

Monday, April 10, 2006  
Blogger An Enlightened Fellow said...

-The activity was not any part of a class.
-It was not only this man and the other man in long underwear.
-This was not part of a swimming test.
-The man was in the pool for longer than 10 minutes.
-The man will probably repeat this experience again.

Monday, April 10, 2006  
Blogger Tanager said...

Was the man practicing Kayak rollovers?

Monday, April 10, 2006  
Blogger An Enlightened Fellow said...

The man was not practicing Kayak rollovers, although that was the initial intent. Very good guess. I went to the pool to practice rollovers but only ended up paddling around the pool for a while. The rollovers will come in the future, when I have some goggles and noseplugs to protect my contacts and lungs.

Monday, April 10, 2006  
Blogger Tanager said...

Super! For some reason your last post regarding that "The man will probably repeat this experience again" triggered the memory of you doing this several years ago in our pool. In my mind "will probably repeat" suggested the man may have previously done this same thing although without the long underware. So perhaps I had a slight advantage on this one.

Monday, April 10, 2006  
Blogger An Enlightened Fellow said...

In case anybody wondered about the long underwear being both over and under the shorts, I was wearing both top and bottom portions of long underwear. The top came down over the shorts, while the bottoms were under the shorts. The top portion was also borrowed, which was why I both was and wasn't wearing my own.

Monday, April 10, 2006  
Blogger Linz Organist said...

Ahha! Thanks for the clarification. Also, I think it would have been a long time until I thought about kayaking in a pool, even though my cousin is currently take the class at southern!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006  

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