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Puzzle ID:#2847
Fun:*** (2.43)
Difficulty:** (1.69)
Submitted By:204_BlaZe_41****
Corrected By:cnmne




It is impossible for anyone to survive longer than one week without drinking, yet Abdullah managed a ten day desert crossing without finding water or bringing any along. How was this possible?

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Mar 27, 2002

couldn't he have brought other things to drink
Mar 28, 2002

Abdullah could have been a camel
Mar 29, 2002

I'm with Beelzebub....wait, that didn't sound right, I mean I agree with Beelzebub....sheeesh that doesn't sound right either. All right dang it, I thought Abdulah was a camel too, AND BEELZEBUB....YA NEED TO CHANGE YOUR NAME. I MAY WANT TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT SOMEDAY AND I DON'T WANT THERE TO BE ANY RECORD OF SUPPORTING BEELZEBUB..KNOW WHAT I MEAN.
Apr 01, 2002

Good one
Apr 01, 2002

lay off RayneeDay
Apr 03, 2002

Abdullah could have been trained in survival and techniques. Water can be produced by a desert still. Thus he would not have found it (it wasn't there to find), and he didn't bring it with him. All he needed was some plastic and either a hole or a healthy bush.
Apr 04, 2002

Good one!
Apr 08, 2002

Augh! Snow and ice are _still water_!
May 02, 2002

he could have also drank his urine...extreme situations call for extreme measures ;o)
May 02, 2002

im with RYRYRY on this one, water is water, even in the forms of snow and ice. so once again Blaze misses the mark. Also I see Rayneeday putting his two cents worth in, he/she can see their crown slipping away.
May 06, 2002

abdullah could have taken a lot of fruit with him its not water but contains enough fluid to survive
Aug 04, 2002

and by the way comet, rayn was being funny
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Aug 14, 2002

To reiterate the other posters, ice and snow is water! With that in mind, let's reword your answer. He didn't find water, but he found solid and crystallized water, thus it isn't really water? Your stupidity confuses me.
May 27, 2004

I think it may be a VERY long time before someone reads this teaser, let alone the comments, but I think credit needs to be given where credit is due. This teaser is written, word for word, off of a playing card from the game Mindtrap. The submitter didn't even change the names or the wording of the solution, so although it may be wrong, it is also copyright infringement and plagerism. FYI-I have this game, which is how I recognized it, and it is a blast!
May 28, 2004

I think you will find that most of Blaze's teasers came directly from mindtrap.
Sep 02, 2005

Look, if something sux (in your opinion), get over it, suck it up and move on. NEXT...
Apr 12, 2008

So, technically, he did find water: the ice/snow. Could have been better in my opinion.
Jul 27, 2011

I can do it! I can survive for 9 days!
Oct 14, 2016

if he ate ice and snow, he'd die of hypothermia from his core temperature being lowered. You have to melt it to drink it, and not by using your body temperature, either.

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