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1920-1850?

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Puzzle ID:#14856
Fun:*** (2.33)
Difficulty:** (1.64)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:Inferno_D***

 

 

 



A man in Europe was born around 1920, and he died around 1850. The man was 85 years old when he died.

How is that possible?




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Comments

CocoaPuff
Sep 23, 2003

I guessed the correct answer but I was thinking another alternative could be the building numbers where he was born & died.
fasil*
Sep 25, 2003

I was thinking BC. Around is such a broad term that around 1920 could mean 1927 and around 1850 could mean 1842. Especially when talking about people born that long ago around is in terms of centuries.
MysticGohan789
Oct 07, 2003

another easy one, i like the teaser though
marka**
Oct 15, 2003

I was thinking b.c. to, but then I saw his age.
eiennikireiAus*
Dec 24, 2003

Unlike everyone else.. I didnt get it before I looked at the answer
PDiddle
Jan 10, 2004

That is soooo STUPID
Steve1973Aus*
Sep 18, 2005

I would have thought that they were the room numbers of the hospital. He was born up on the 19th floor, in the 20th room... 1920, and he died on the 18th floor, 50th room... 1850.

Born in 1920, died in 1850. ;P
Psychic_MasterAnz*
Apr 28, 2006

I thought the same thing Steve1973 thought. Ah well, good one anyway.
oddreyus*
Aug 24, 2007

I got the rigth answer but, I kinda like steves answer too.
Gerrard10Aus*
Nov 04, 2009

I was think BC as well.



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