Even More Trivia

A light-hearted section of Jokes - Text Games - Only In Egypt Photos and Videos - Brainteasers and General Fun Stuff to while away the spare minutes of your day.

Moderators: DJKeefy, 4u Network

User avatar
Grandad
Egyptian Pharaoh
Egyptian Pharaoh
Posts: 6902
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:15 am
Location: South East UK
Has thanked: 796 times
Been thanked: 2275 times
Gender:
United Kingdom

Even More Trivia

Post by Grandad »

I came across this puzzle painted on a 17th century jug, while watching an antiques program (to which I am addicted :lol: ) yesterday.

I think it is probably an old well known puzzle but it was first time for me, If you have not seen it before, have a go..

A man went on a trip with a fox, a goose and a sack of corn. He came upon a stream which he had to cross and found a tiny boat to use to cross the stream. He could only take himself and one other - the fox, the goose, or the corn - at a time. He could not leave the fox alone with the goose or the goose alone with the corn. How does he get all safely over the stream?
Spoiler
Show
The answer is: Take the goose over first and come back. Then take the fox over and bring the goose back. Now take the corn over and come back alone to get the goose. Take the goose over and the job is done!


:gg:

User avatar
Horus
Egypt4u God
Egypt4u God
Posts: 12363
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:15 am
Location: UK
Has thanked: 1661 times
Been thanked: 2228 times
Gender:
United Kingdom

Re: Even More Trivia

Post by Horus »

A simple solution when you know the order, but it can be baffling at first sight. I have seen this puzzle in other places using different items, so this time I knew the answer. ;)
Image

User avatar
LovelyLadyLux
Egypt4u God
Egypt4u God
Posts: 11578
Joined: Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:12 pm
Location: Canada
Has thanked: 426 times
Been thanked: 2717 times
Canada

Re: Even More Trivia

Post by LovelyLadyLux »

Well I didn't know the answer but the answer is a good one (I wasn't making multiple trips ;) )

Mad Dilys
Royal V.I.P
Royal V.I.P
Posts: 2258
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:15 am
Location: Luxor
Has thanked: 3035 times
Been thanked: 674 times
United Kingdom

Re: Even More Trivia

Post by Mad Dilys »

It was a nice item eh, Grandad. I'm hooked on the antique programmes at the moment. I can hear what is being said, it's not lost in loud music.:up
Smile! It confuses people

User avatar
Grandad
Egyptian Pharaoh
Egyptian Pharaoh
Posts: 6902
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:15 am
Location: South East UK
Has thanked: 796 times
Been thanked: 2275 times
Gender:
United Kingdom

Re: Even More Trivia

Post by Grandad »

MD I have to confess to being an avid fan of all the antique programs. Many are repeats and my wife criticises me for watching programs I probably watched before. I love the auctions and the surprises that can come up. Like Paul Laidlaws find of that little 19th century camera that he came across in Margate. Bought for £60, sold for £20,000. But Paul is just about the sharpest of all the professionals that appear in the programs. :up
:gg:

Mad Dilys
Royal V.I.P
Royal V.I.P
Posts: 2258
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:15 am
Location: Luxor
Has thanked: 3035 times
Been thanked: 674 times
United Kingdom

Re: Even More Trivia

Post by Mad Dilys »

Totally agree, did you see the recent one when "JP" who hadn't been doing very well bought and sold at a loss a small table. Next day, at first shop, there was the table at an even higher price!

I often see things which have been on other programmes - things I thought were uncommon and obviously are not. It's quite an eye opener too on how prices fluctuate, and how yesterday's rubbish is now being reworked into today's fashion. People don't like polishing metal any more so brass and copper in particular have really dropped in price. I must admit I did make good pocket money out of horse brasses sold to me for 50p from my brother in law up North (who wrote a book about The Heavy Horse it's Harness and Decoration). They sold for £3 each in Kent in the early '70s.

I cannot for the life of me see the attraction in old oil cans and as for the items which are turned into lamps and tables, words fail me. I
Smile! It confuses people

  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post
  • Trivia
    by LovelyLadyLux » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:06 pm » in Just 4 Fun
    3 Replies
    698 Views
    Last post by Horus
    Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:51 pm
  • More Trivia
    by Mad Dilys » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:44 pm » in Politics and Religion
    6 Replies
    7695 Views
    Last post by Mad Dilys
    Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:39 pm
  • Diamonds - 47 yrs apart + trivia
    by LovelyLadyLux » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:37 am » in Music - Movies - Entertainment
    5 Replies
    2239 Views
    Last post by Horus
    Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:37 pm
  • Trivia Time
    by LovelyLadyLux » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:10 pm » in General Discussions and Rants
    2 Replies
    319 Views
    Last post by LovelyLadyLux
    Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:06 am
  • Trivia (interesting to me)
    by LovelyLadyLux » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:42 am » in General Discussions and Rants
    1 Replies
    381 Views
    Last post by Horus
    Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:37 am