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Posted 07/17/2012   3:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add wt1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Came across this by accident when surfing the web. As with many riddles, some are more clever than others, but it could make for a nice stamp program, especially for kids, so I thought I'd share the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7oTM-3vuLI
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Posted 07/17/2012   8:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spanishmoss to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
wt1, this was my entry for the APS's Youtube contest.

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Posted 07/17/2012   9:50 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scifi7 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Brilliant video, spanishmoss! Poor old lobster!
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Posted 07/17/2012   10:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Liked the "riddle song" music



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Posted 07/17/2012   11:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spanishmoss to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you scifi and Rod.

Rod, your riddle has me stumped, but made me think of another one I've heard:

Q: How is a naughty boy like a postage stamp?

A: They both need a good licking.

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Posted 07/17/2012   11:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
SM, this was solved on another NG I belonged to some years ago,
and I have promptly forgotton the answer :(
Sorry.


BTW that's an 1898 cigarette card.
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Edited by rod222 - 07/17/2012 11:44 pm
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Posted 07/17/2012   11:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spanishmoss to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod, I've been thinking about your riddle and wonder if the answer is similar to the riddle I posted.

Maybe something like: One GIVES lickings and the other GETS lickings?

Maybe someone else can come up with the real answer!
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Posted 07/18/2012   12:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spanishmoss to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod, I did a Google search and found a similar one to your cigarette card:

Q: What is the difference between a stubborn horse and a postage stamp?
A: You lick one with a stick and stick the other with a lick.

(From The Literary World, 1861)

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Posted 07/18/2012   12:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spanishmoss to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's another similar to Rod's cigarette card. It's from "The Literary World," 1851.

Q: What is the difference between a stubborn horse and a postage stamp?

A: You lick one with a stick, and stick the other with a lick.

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Posted 07/18/2012   03:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Well done Aimee

I'll save it under "riddle" for next time :)

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Posted 07/18/2012   03:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That was me that solved it years ago on SCF here Rod. I remember Spock commenting on it and saying the rod should be cane or something.

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Q: Rod, I did a Google search and found a similar one to your cigarette card:

Q: What is the difference between a stubborn horse and a postage stamp?
A: You lick one with a stick and stick the other with a lick.

. . . and that's basically how I arrived at a solution also Spanish Moss. Well done indeed.
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Edited by Puzzler - 07/18/2012 04:10 am
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Posted 07/18/2012   08:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry Puzz

That's some memory you have there.........

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Posted 07/18/2012   10:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomiseksj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The actual answer from the reverse of Rod's card image:

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Posted 07/18/2012   11:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Puzzler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well, nice to see the reverse of the card after all this time. Patience is a virtue.

I remember that as it was near my joining here I think but for the life of me I can't find it using Search on here nor on Google nor and I have little experience using the Way Back machine to look for such stuff. Maybe I imagined it all! A precognitive dream!
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Posted 07/18/2012   1:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spanishmoss to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry for the double post above. The computer was acting up.

The actual date from the article with the riddle should be 1851.
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