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    Kind of a spinoff of the history thread...except the answers are not really 'peekable', if you're creative enough with the questions.

    Gop_Jeff suggested the first question:

     
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    Walk through each door once. If you will have to end up in the garden, but I guess if you walk to the center of the garden, you are walking "away" from the house....

    Otherwise, no it can't be done because you have an odd number of doors.
     
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    I don't think it's possible to do this in that order.

    The reason is you can narrow this problem down to the garden, which has three doors to it in the center. Any entrace from outside (which is required here) eliminates two of these doors as you go into and out of the garden the first time. Then that leaves you outside the last door, which still must be entered once in the walk around. And, when entered, cannot be left again.
     
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    Yep, I think maybe walking 'away' in this case means the actual outline of the house, and not the 'center of mass'. But if that were so, that would be kind of a trick question.
     
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    Free, you can take the next question if you like. Or anyone else who wants to jump start the thread. I'll be back in a half hour after my workout to see the brainiacs in action.
     
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    Well, this thread is going to get boring for a bit as I am going to watch a movie!

    Later! :banana2:
     
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    He already answered that, so if you turn a left handed glove inside out will it fit on a right hand?
     
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    Not if it's O.J. Simpsons!

    But if it were a pair of generic gloves, using generic hands, I'd say yes.
     
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    Like magic gloves?

    Well, all my daughers fit on the other hand, so I would go with yes too.

    Now make the next question REALLY easy! :D
     
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    Actually, if you start in the garden, and walk up to the house, going through each door once will put you outside able to walk away.
     

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