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How did the man hang himself?
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What is my word?
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Litscape claims there is another: It appears to be a music thing.

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Maximum Pieces of Cake in Four Cuts
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If all cuts are straight cuts and the cake is a rectangular prism or cylinder, it's not possible. From Wikipedia's page on the Cake Number: In mathematics, the cake number, denoted by Cn, is the ...

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The brain-curdling eldritch horrors and the third dimension
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I think that others have found the answer and not realized it! They're just missing the meaning of the faces. Here's the breakdown of each face as others have already found: The key that others have ...

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A challenging visual puzzle
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The puzzle represents: I ran the image through a magic eye finder and got this mess: I cleaned that up to get this: And inverted the colors to get this: Which is a QR code that translates to the ...

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What is a Spaced Out Word™?
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The solution is that Spaced Out Words™ contain the letters for

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Bicycle Lock Combination
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Your combination is This is found by Therefore, the pieces are:

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Correct way to add 3 to sum(1/k!) to get 8
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This was just posted by Joe Z., quickly downvoted, and then deleted. I don't understand why. It seemed like a legitimate and puzzle-y answer to me. I am posting a more complete version now so people ...

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Mr. Yamaguchi's unusual message
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I have the message: The key to finding the message is that:

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Making π from 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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Score = 2,176,716,257 (That's not a typo) I think you want to fix your scoring formula. Here's my attempt: And here's the proof of my score: If you don't fix the formula, you run into a problem ...

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 = 100
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Addendum too long for a comment I can confirm there is no better solution than Andrew Smith's if we use the operators +-*/.^ There is only one solution using 3 operators. There are two using 4: 123 +...

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I can't be touched, but I often touch
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I think you are I can not be touched, but I often touch I have no shape or form But I can be soft or rough I can be short or long, but don't always take up space I can, however forever be ...

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Longest arithmetic expression where the answer is equal to the number of letters
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1,720 $\Rightarrow$ 4,242 $\Rightarrow$ 24,749 This can be expanded infinitely so long as we can come up with new names for large numbers. In fact, notice that it starts with a new prefix after $10^{...

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Two IQ Test puzzles nobody knows an answer to
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Building on @smriti for the second question, I can see two possible answers. For both, the sum of the digits in GIRL is 20. The sum of the digits for BOY is either both of which are possible ...

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Dr. and Mrs. Smith shake some hands
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EDIT: I misread the question. There are 5 other couples, not 5 couples total. I'm going to assume that you're asking how many distinct people whose hands were shook. Shaking the other hand of the ...

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This is not a banana
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The answer is: Because the picture is literally: And that sounds like the more common phrase

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A double and even riddle
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The answer is: My 1, 12, 8, 6, 9, 10, 4, 5 is a traveller in space. My 9, 10, 12, 6, 3, 11, 5 was the last word of Charles. My 5, 4, 12, 8, 11, 9, 3 is something that you should not do. My 2, 4, 7,...

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Smallest rebus puzzle: Print
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The answer to the puzzle is "Blueprint" but I doubt it's the smallest. We would need to clarify what is meant by "smallest". If you mean the smallest number of bytes required to store the puzzle ...

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45x45 Word Search
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I have found the names, symbols, and atomic numbers for the first 118 elements in the periodic table. $118*3=354$ so I presume these are the "over 300" hidden things mentioned by OP. I used ...

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I turn right - Riddle
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You are a The only way that the first line is accurate is if you are The rest of the pieces follow as The version of this that I originally heard didn't have the first line and had you returning to ...

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My strange hotel room neighbours
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Here are a couple options:        

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Longest arithmetic expression where the answer is equal to the number of letters
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145 Points In English, this can be described as: Without spaces, that transcription is 145 characters. Mathematically, it evaluates in the following manner:

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Troubles with a Rogue Circuit
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PART 1 As Mordechai already found, the image filename holds a clue. PART 2 Step 1: Step 2: Step 3: PART 3 Step 1: Step 2: CONCLUSION I came back to this question more than a year later just ...

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Can you see me?
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Is it something like Most explanations would be obvious except for the stretch that As a more complete solution:

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A lateral thinking puzzle with chemical elements involved. Why is this the correct answer?
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Step 1: What kind of puzzle is it? Reading the parchment on the monolith in The Center of the Physical World yields the following text: There Here be Emblems, four in Number. A Mark Each Bears, ...

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Escape the Klotski dungeon!
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Bottom Puzzle: Middle Puzzle: Top Puzzle: (AKA: Pain and a half)

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The Twenty Doors! (ROOM 2)
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Here's an attempt: I'm not sure which direction is correct here but I suspect what we want is If that's true, then the button presses would be: Interestingly, If instead we use A=0 and the ...

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Desperate Housewives in Brazil
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The one in the middle because... Or, having a little fun if only there was a lateral thinking tag, the one second from the left (in black) isn't allowed because...

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Simple riddle involving time travel
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There is no time travel involved. Because... (The math is pretty rough but I think it shows I'm on the right track)

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The devils number
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It seems to me that the problem is indeterministic which probably means I'm missing something. At the very least, it's too loosely worded. If 50% of the peasants get to heaven and peasants all know ...

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