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Drowning

Trick brain teasers appear difficult at first, but they have a trick that makes them really easy.

 

Puzzle ID:#4034
Fun:*** (3.01)
Difficulty:** (1.32)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:librashorty***

 

 

 



Imagine you are in a sinking rowboat surrounded by sharks. How would you survive?




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Comments

bighippo4*
May 14, 2002

cute!
O_wise_one*
May 18, 2002

Hehehehehehehehe
brainybabe263
May 19, 2002

lol, now THAT is funny
librashorty
May 19, 2002

Thanks
Azn_Sugar
May 20, 2002

hahahahaha
Piffle*
May 26, 2002

Hahaha! that was a good one. very clever.
Frostbrain
May 26, 2002

That was a somewhat hard, but funny one. Good job!
Shryke
Jun 05, 2002

Hrm, never liked these types of questions. Normally a riddle is undertaken to puzzle out a logical/hidden answer. When the answer is simply not to figure out an answer for the question, it's pointless. Glad some people enjoyed it.
starlust
Jun 05, 2002

those kinds of teasers make me feel sooo stupid, i need to pay more attention to the least expecting word
(user deleted)
Jun 06, 2002

Brilliant and funny. Added it to my favourites.
cliffAus*
Jun 13, 2002

oh yeah and shryke it obviously tricked you
Zazzar
Jun 14, 2002

"Stop imagining" did come to mind - but, I figured that if it were merely an imagination then it would not be truly harmful. So I then thought that I should just get out of the boat that has the sharks in it.
odcsurferchick
Jun 16, 2002

Shryke, it stumped u didnt it? it was a good 1! i liked it!
farrell2k
Jun 17, 2002

Cute, but obvious. :-)
doggyxpus*
Jul 06, 2002

nice 1
NotSoLilGeorge*
Jul 13, 2002

Imagine your with someone that can't swim as fast. That is a better answer.
glennyboy02*
Jul 13, 2002

Good one, i liked it! I got it wrong, I thought it was imagine you are some where else, so i guessed i touched upon the answer.
sk8babe
Jul 17, 2002

funni funni!! and NotSoLilGeorge i like ur answer too!! hee hee!! =ŹD
strangeman
Jul 19, 2002

I absolutely love this riddle... It caught me completely by surprise. Excellent teaser.
zangel3000
Jul 30, 2002

It was possible that the sharks were all dead (though it would b quite unlikely) so u wouldn't die! Yeah, I'm a little weird.
dumbell*
Aug 20, 2002

that's stupid! I like stupid! :-)
dsquared*nz*
Aug 22, 2002

Heh, I liked it too... I must admit that I made the assumption that if I was 'imagining' it, that I was also supposed to imagine how I would get out of it. I went down the track of: I was sinking 'in the rowboat' so I should stop slouching down into the rowboat, sit up, and start rowing... ;o) (and wallop said sharks with the oars)
flynn
Jun 13, 2003

D***! I know that if I would have checked out the category, TRICK, I would have got this one.
(user deleted)
Jun 13, 2003

Fun teaser got it right away though
Thanks I like when that happens!
jessicagAau*
Jun 13, 2003

That one is FANTASTIC!
I love it.
jen3030
Jun 13, 2003

Very cute! I also said 'club the sharks with the oars!!'
mrsbloom
Jun 13, 2003

Very clever, I like it!!!!
Gmoney-Gdog
Jun 13, 2003

sorry, i had 2 vote it asy ONLY BCUZ i hav herd sumthing like it b4: imagine urself trapped in a titanium steel box with absolutley NOTHING in it: no doors or windows or anything. how wuld u get out? i wuz gunna submit that, but i figured sum1 wuld hav alredy, & i was rite! gr8 teaser tho!8^)
Gmoney-Gdog
Jun 13, 2003

i ment i had 2 vote it easy. lol!
hersheykiss8908*
Jun 14, 2003

this is a very clever teaser!!!
jacintan*
Jun 15, 2003

I love this one but I'd never think of that!
clarkone68
Jun 22, 2003

How is it clever? It's basically an old joke retooled. You people are too easy to please.
dsquared*nz*
Jun 24, 2003

clark, fair opinion which you are entitled to, but you may be better heard if you had reviewed a few more teasers and maybe submitted some yourself before pointing the finger at others efforts.
Contrary_Mary
Jun 25, 2003

Best teaser ever!!!!!
Smithy*en*
Sep 07, 2003

Lol! tricked me!
marka**
Oct 08, 2003

This ones my favorite.
fishmedAus*
Nov 22, 2003

I thought it was cute. Made me laugh because the answer was right there and I just overlooked the obvious. Thanks.
FrostedTangerine*
Mar 22, 2004

That one is in my favorites now! :
battsman
Apr 24, 2004

it was pretty easy. good one though.
mzpuddn**
Jun 13, 2004




Omg ~This Is The Very Best Teaser I Have Read Thus Far. LoL
lucylizzy*
Jun 13, 2004

My answer was, 'Wake up and get out of bed'! I guess I sort of nearly got it...
rashadAma*
Jul 05, 2004

Nice 1 !!
I knew it...
But with some reasoning it is right:
Rowboats aren't used in deep waters where sharks r..
LOL LOL
rfolwell*
Aug 26, 2004

nice one
besbball917**
Dec 21, 2004

hehehehehehehehehe!!! Great one!!!
rugbys_girl
Jan 17, 2005

Very nice
Knightdog
Jan 21, 2005

If you were really in a rowboat surrounded by sharks, you could get into the water and swim calmly away from them. Sharks don\'t usually attack humans in the water unless they are flailing around and look like they are dying anyway, and that\'s just to put them out of their misery. We don\'t taste good. Nice try though!
ixilight_raven*
Feb 06, 2005

gave me the giggles.
HughJazz510*
Feb 18, 2005

At first I was gonna say it is stupid and that I didn't get it, but just now I understood. Very nice teaser
(user deleted)
Feb 25, 2005

hahaha---not funny
nellygoodwin*
Mar 19, 2005

Lmao!!! sooo easy though!!!!
Einstein101*
May 13, 2005

That was one of the best I've seen.
darthforman*
May 18, 2005

Good one. I like it.
Javian**
May 21, 2005

lol. that was cute
redneck_woman**
Jun 02, 2005

I hate missing the answer when it stares you in the face!

A very good one though!
SaturnCat08*
Jun 03, 2005

easy one!!
BrownEyesAus*
Jun 04, 2005

That was so easy it was hard!
(if that makes sence)
hamburger*us*
Jun 13, 2005

I cant believe I missed that. Great one!
cornfused*
Jun 13, 2005

It is good to be able to get a correct answer immediately. Thanks
(user deleted)
Jun 13, 2005

I finally got one right !!!!! WHEW !!!! LOL
redneck_woman**
Jun 13, 2005

Why are we seeing this one again. It was first posted June 2 and my comment is above... and it's only June 13! Are you that short on teasers?
sillygirl**
Jun 13, 2005

bhssoccer23Aus*
Jun 13, 2005

That was awesome! Those are the kind of teasers I love!Thanx for that one!
docfriday
Jun 13, 2005

One of the worst ones. If I don't stop imagining, what - am I NOT going to survive? No, I'll still survive, even if the sharks devour me in my imagination, I still survive. So the answer is not even correct. Could I not imagaine that a boat comes and saves me, or that the sharks are vegetarians? I can't believe so many people liked this one. This qualifies better as a second grade joke than a "brain teaser"
autumnparalegal*
Jun 13, 2005

HEHEHEHEHEHE I should have got it, but I didn't and it made me laugh!!!tee-hee!! It's one of things that just make you smile and you know you don't have to be a total hard-ass all the time(not mentioning any names or anything)!!! Lighten up a little...jeez!!!!
KatelinAus*
Jun 13, 2005

Yeah this really is a funny trick, and I liked it a lot! Great job, keep it up!
babygurl4949*
Jun 13, 2005

ha ha very funny!!
Kukmiester**
Jun 13, 2005

I got easily, but it was fun!!!
Mr-matilda**
Jun 13, 2005

Nice one. I though it said:

You're in a boat surrounded by sharks. How do you survive?
dogboy*us*
Jun 13, 2005

i saw that the cat was :trick so as soon as i saw the word imagine i knew that was the key so when i finished reading it i knew right away... very good and well done
positiveneutron*
Jun 13, 2005

i knew there was a simple trick to this one....but i never realized that it would have to do with "imagining!"
goosh*
Jun 13, 2005

i loved this 1- i even added it to my favorites
gamegirl*
Jun 13, 2005

OLD, OLD, OLD, REPEAT, REPEAT REPEAT, 2002, O LD NEWS, USE SOMETHING NEW.
gamegirl*
Jun 13, 2005

THIS WAS FUNNY IN 2002
geofreak2010*
Jun 14, 2005

Docfriday, do you have to be such a pessimist. Maybe you should have a better outlook on life and you will be nicer
musiikki**
Jun 14, 2005

Very Clever! I liked it. I added it to my favourites!
skimela*
Jun 14, 2005

that was really funny!! and docfriday, i think you should lighten up...you're probably only uspet because you didnt get it.
cdrockAus*
Jun 14, 2005

I dont see how everyone liked this, it was horrible, really bad.

But, nice Job, making it
BastetA*
Jun 14, 2005

I didn't pick up on the "imagine" clue. When I read the answer, I went "D'oh!", then burst out laughing. That was fun! Thanks for posting the teaser.
grut007Aie
Jun 14, 2005

that had me stumped but it was very good i think ill add to my favirotes
FulanitoGM*sv*
Jun 14, 2005

I have to agree with the naysayers. This was one was illogical and not at all fun. And EVERYONE needs to lighten up. Where does it say that this should only be the "Good comments" section, or "Comments only from people who liked it" section. We're free to put up positive AS WELL AS negative feedback. Am I wrong? Am I wrong?
court1579*
Jun 14, 2005

That's a really good one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FeaerFactorY666*us*
Jun 14, 2005

That's kind of stupid and not really a teaser.... but clever nonetheless
Question_MarkAsx*
Jun 15, 2005

What the. Oh, you're messing with my head . Great teaser. Even though I somehow can't stop imagining.
hello_02*
Jun 19, 2005

your stupid kim
ginny322Aau*
Jun 21, 2005

good one
86_this_rox**
Jun 23, 2005

i've heard something like that b4. it was about a car over the cliff tho. still funny, loved it
sambean**
Jul 06, 2005

easy but still funny
summachick**
Jul 23, 2005

Got it the first time
vvr007**
Aug 18, 2005

its very funny
adioskater*us*
Aug 19, 2005

loved it..heard it before...so i got it right
bigSWAFF_69_Aus*
Aug 19, 2005

Actually, the answer isn't "Exactly Correct" (leave it to me to find this)


Saying "How WOULD you survive" leads us to believe we have to come up with some scheme to get him out of his little dreaming predicament. When it should say "How do you survive".....

Right?

Tell me I'm right

just do it...

fine....... don't


Because if you were at a near death situation, you couldn't just "stop imagining" (unless you were imagining) (which you are here, so this comment isn't exactly needed) you would say "how would i get out" As in, asking how you would get out, not that you don't "have" to get out, just "how".

Instead of "How DO, as in physically stoping imaginging"

Woah.... i care too much
adioskater*us*
Aug 26, 2005

wow...nice...i got it right!! i feel so special
AZTTT***
Sep 14, 2005

I Love it!
Caim*us*
Sep 17, 2005

I've heard this one before
centerofme**
Sep 30, 2005

oops
ElectricYou
Oct 25, 2005

I'm proud of me. Seems at least quite a few people didn't get it, and I did. Really cute one though. And I do like the "imagine you're with someone who doesn't swim as fast" answer
pInapples**
Oct 26, 2005

i can't beleive i fell for that one!! it's the oldest trick in the book!

good 1, though!
peppamintp*us*
Nov 30, 2005

Hilarious really enjoyed it and I was eating so I almost chocked once I read the answer.
Grey-Version2**
Feb 01, 2006

doghouse270**
Feb 28, 2006

awesome, awesome, awesome. didn't get it though.......
lukeschettAus*
Mar 30, 2006

All I can say is...LOLLERSKATES!!!!
PunnettSwears*au*
Jun 11, 2006

I can't believe I missed that! I feel so stupid!
mccheddabob01
Jun 14, 2006

Lol. Easy. I heard it before but still liked it.
scallioAus*
Jun 14, 2006

That's hilarious!
nu_rob_roy*sx*
Jun 14, 2006

I first read this as: Imurray you are in a sinking rowboat surrounded by sharks. How would you survive? I thought, great idea...then I re-read it.

It's a funny teaser, just hits the spot. Thanks.
auntiesisAus*
Jun 14, 2006

My answer was to imagine a rescue ship arrived in the nick of time..hahahahahahaha
lmurray*cn*
Jun 14, 2006

CHU1JI2 DAN4SHI4 BU2CUO4(ELEMENTARY BUT NOT BAD).
penguinboy*au
Jun 14, 2006

FulanitoGM true you can put negative comments but there is no point if it is not constructive if you have to put negatvie things on at least make them constructive criticism not it was bad
temishoau*
Jun 14, 2006

i was really "lol" ing! but i think its becuase i'm tired! i've got finals tomorrow! wish me luck!
atrac*
Jun 14, 2006

I think I am with Shryke on this one. The whole point of these teasers is to imagine the answer, so it's funny to be told to stop.
Moreover, in what sense does imagining the scenario threaten lack of survival? It seems to me that it doesn't, so I'm not sure the answer actually makes sense.

Looks like some did enjoy it though, so keep up the good work!

Atrac.
perryboy
Jun 14, 2006

lol easy got it first time guess it was a bit funny though...
OldChinaHand**
Jun 14, 2006

You got it... temisho...ace 'em.

Good old fashion fun, a teaser we can laugh at or a chance to laugh at ourselves if we miss it.
glenn222Aus*
Jun 14, 2006

That's wonderful...I love it!
starnz*us*
Jun 14, 2006

This one sure ruffled a lot of feathers! I enjoyed it!
yongrenjieAmy*
Jun 14, 2006

lol very good. i also thought about something like killing the sharks!
iteachkidsAus*
Jun 14, 2006

Just like when I was new here in Braingle, I see by the comments that many people don't understand why there are old comments - wayyyy back to 2002. It is because this teaser was submitted in 2002, it has been to the left in the "Browse Teasers" column, and people have been seeing it there and commenting. It just now became the "Teaser of the Day."
Fun "Trick," by the way!
coachpisco*
Jun 14, 2006

Got it!
shawneeo*us*
Jun 14, 2006

Very, very funny!!! LOL!

Technically, I agree with above that if you are imagining it then your survival isn't really threatened anyway. But, as a trick or joke, type, teaser its very funny and I will probably tell it at my annual Family Easter Dinner/Bad Joke Telling Celebration. Thanks!
bradon182001*us*
Jun 14, 2006

Once again I would put this in the joke category. This is not a teaser, it's a joke and you either know the joke (therefore you know the answer) or you don't.
hahasosofunny
Jun 14, 2006

how very odd, i must say
BeckyD*
Jun 14, 2006

HAHAHAHAHA!!!! This was such a funny "trick question!" and qualifies as a JOKE! I didn't get it, but then again maybe I wasn't really paying close enough attention to every word in the riddle.

Ok, my son was posed with THIS riddle yesterday, and I don't know what the answer is for sure, but here it is:

A man walks into a bathroom with a loaded gun, and shoots himself right between the eyes, yet walks out of the bathroom unharmed. How did he do that?
doka13*ml*
Jun 14, 2006

the answer to the above riddle is "he shot a mirror." this teaser was cute...
Neek*us*
Jun 14, 2006

I finally got one! Easy, Easy, Easy!
(user deleted)
Jun 14, 2006

Quite honestly I thought this was cute...and I think that everyone who has a huge issue with this being here when its "old"...well I'm fairly new to Braingle...and this is the first time I've heard it. And judging by the reactions to many...it was there's as well.

This one made me giggle...Thank you!
utnative*
Jun 14, 2006

good job i wish everyone will stop saying OLD OLD because i am OLD and i didn't get it. but my answer was kinda nice too, just imagine a strong handsome guy in a sailboat came and saved me..
this a very good site for people watching. A BIG GOOD JOB to todays teaser.
kukuzyavochkawa*
Jun 14, 2006

LOVE IT!
It was tricky and fun and awesome!
THANKS!
lindquist_25Aus*
Jun 14, 2006

I got it. Easy but cute.
ticaboous
Jun 14, 2006

I imagined the boat had a manual bilge pump and I started pumping.....
tonjawithaj*us*
Jun 14, 2006

Cute!
azbee123*us*
Jun 14, 2006

soooo much fun!!!!!! loved it! going into my favorites!!!
xxilove_ihatexxAus*
Jun 14, 2006

this is so cute and hilarious and just totally brightened up my day... thanks!
Buckeye*us
Jun 14, 2006

At the risk of being "booed" by all the people that enjoyed this one, I have to say it barely qualifies as a grade-school joke.

Yes- I did not "get it." I read the riddle assuming that the writer could properly craft a sentence in English. When the answer is a play on the words, rather than an actual solution to the question, the sentence should be properly constructed.

In order for the answer to make sense, the question would have to be written, "How do you survive if you imagine you are in a sinking rowboat surrounded by sharks?"

Frankly, I'm surprised that so many people like this one. There are many more that are more challenging and interesting than this one.
spazzyjazzy93Aus*
Jun 14, 2006

to the above comment:
to the teaser: hee hee cute!!!!
yuki2396cu
Jun 14, 2006

I was thinking you can't survive but that's another funny answer
DJNic*us*
Jun 14, 2006

PSH I WAS SO RIGHT!
good one i liked it
and not just cuz i got it right
but it was good
yea it was
i thought i was just bein silly and would get it wrong
but i didnt
ok ill shut up
hottie726
Jun 14, 2006

that was a really funny teaser. good job.
xxrid3_str0ngxx*us*
Jun 14, 2006

lol i absolutely adored tht one!!
POPSca*
Jun 14, 2006

HAHAHA,VERY tricky Kinda cute, Will try to remember it and stump my friends like you just did to me.
GebbieRoseAus*
Jun 14, 2006

Same thing works when you're having a bad dream - just wake up! Clever!
kcheer2493us*
Jun 14, 2006

made me laugh. Good enough for me!
tdbrsun*
Jun 14, 2006

How clever!
AckJack*us*
Jun 14, 2006

HA HA! I loved it, I couldn't get the answer, and then I looked at the answer, I started laughing histerically!
danielzermanAau*
Jun 14, 2006

very good one and i love that idea of imagining
P.S. I like the faces
BeckyD*
Jun 14, 2006

To Doka13: Your answer to the riddle I posed earlier was exactly the answer I gave my son when he asked me!! I think it's a good answer, but here's another scenario..... it never spoke of what KIND of gun it was.... it could have been a loaded water pistol!!!
jabdrAus*
Jun 14, 2006

I loved it when I read it on this site last year and love it as much this time around. I 'lurked' on the site for several weeks before joining in 7/05. If I see it next year, it will still have me smiling!
choptlivvaAus*
Jun 14, 2006

Simple and cute.... made ME laugh!! For those who are irritated because you've read it before.... I say just skip over it and move on!! There are plenty more you probably HAVEN'T read!
vlermaAus*
Jun 14, 2006

LOL May be an old joke, but was a real groaner for me when I had to look up the answer. Loved it - great job.
Raccoon
Jun 14, 2006

very odd, i would say!
It was pretty good!!!
scr26*
Jun 14, 2006

GREAT ONE!!! luved it
syracuse945*ph*
Jun 14, 2006

cool... my 1st response was 2 hav m wake up, but then i red it agen n it sed "imagine...", so i got it... whoop whoop...

nys job...
kman613**
Jun 14, 2006

I, like many, read too much into it and tried to figure out a "logical" answer for a "hypothetical situation." Regardless, the answer made me smile!
sequoia-mom**
Jun 14, 2006

I thought this one was cute and good for a laugh. Also, why are people bothering to comment on things that other people said over a year ago?
doghouse270**
Jun 14, 2006

i thought u had to turn over the boat and paddle back but ur answer was hilarious. so going in the favs
mrticklesAus*
Jun 14, 2006

very Very VERY funny!
gussy*us
Jun 14, 2006

actually, you tell the sharks you are a lawyer and receive professional courtesy.
hockeygirl*mx*
Jun 15, 2006

beautiful loved it funniest one i seen so far!!! i cant stop laughing!!!
Sherilynt*
Jun 15, 2006

I saw this one before and guessed the ans right away. it's so funny!
PugLover101**
Jun 16, 2006

Oh... my... god... that was so stupid! That's the easiest. Right when I saw it, I'm like, "The answer is to stop imagining, duh!" But I thought maybe it'd have a different answer since in my case it always has to be the other answer I thought of, but I stuck with the "Stop Imagining!" and I got it right... Nice one, lol.
mmmcla01A*
Jun 19, 2006

That was good........I never would've thought of that!!!
learningchineseus*
Jun 20, 2006

Kinda dumb, but o.k.
surfxlikexaxgrl*pr*
Jun 20, 2006

THATS THE FUNNIEST THING IV EVER HEARD!!! THATS MY FAVEORITE TEASER EVER!! REALLY, IM NOT KIDDING!!
crissy5219
Jun 20, 2006

Good one! I had to read it like 4 times before I got it. It was fun!
cox_94*us*
Jun 24, 2006

That was the funniest 1 yet!!! Loooovvveedddd it!!! I didn' t get @ first because I kept thinking more realistically. Fantabulous!!!
bluehawk*us*
Jul 09, 2006

Not to gloat, that is what I did, I stopped using my imagination
Psychic_MasterAnz*
Jul 15, 2006

That was incredibly easy.
Sherilynt*
Jul 15, 2006

I heard this one from a joke bk. so it was easy.
SwimmerGirlAus*
Jul 30, 2006

Clever! Love It!
atin_ag*in*
Sep 18, 2006

nice one dude.....
yongrenjieAmy*
Nov 08, 2006

Personally, I agree with docfriday (June 13, 2005) and bigSWAFF _69
(August 19, 2005).
Technically, this teaser should be rewritten as: Imagine you are in a sinking boat surrounded by sharks. How can you avoid dying in your imagination?
Because the original teaser implies that you are going to die in real life, I can imagine that many people were actually misleaded by the wording of the whole teaser.
yongrenjieAmy*
Nov 08, 2006

Now I suppose that a lot of people will now come and tell me off because i'm just jealous that i could not figure out the answer. But after reading all the comments made on this teaser, I have noticed that no one has actually pointed out any mistakes in the two comments mentioned above.
I think that quite a few people will also not be bothered to ead the comments in the middle. So I am just implying that the teaser is a little misleading.
natureluverca*
Nov 30, 2006

I read all comments
natureluverca*
Dec 13, 2006

yongrenjie:IT IS A TRICK!!!!!
choptlivvaAus*
Dec 16, 2006

You're right on target, naturelover! Yongrenjie said "I am just implying that the teaser is a little misleading". umm.... isn't that the DEFINITION of a TRICK?!!

Also, I just noticed the following comment by nu rob roy, that I had missed the first time around: He said, "I first read this as: Imurray you are in a sinking rowboat". Good one roy!!

And last but not least, I see that IMURRAY actually LIKED this teaser!!!! Reminds me of that cereal commercial with the little kid, Mikey.... "He likes it!!"
senther7Aus*
Dec 20, 2006

omg...

i hate u ... in a good way.

probaly the #1 teaser in the site (for trick)
lavenderAus*
Dec 24, 2006

I LOVED IT!!
Blondie116*us*
Jan 26, 2007

coltonr1Aus*
Mar 10, 2007

Nice teaser, I think that was way fun.


-Coltonr1-
sftball_rocks13*
Mar 11, 2007

For all of you that posted negative comments because you thought this teaser was too "misleading":
The whole POINT of a trick teaser is to be misleading, they're supposed to TRICK you (I'm guessing that's why it's called the TRICK category) and rewording the question to make it easier to understand would ruin the teaser You people are just upset because it stumped you (it stumped me also)

Anyways, great teaser, I added it to my faves
littlestud*au*
Jul 10, 2007

i was gonna make a teaser like that but the titile isjust pretend! it goes like this:pretend your in a house with all your fears and there is no door no window no escape but their is one way out what is it?

answer:stop pretending

not fair!!!now it got rejected thanks alot
fairydustAus*
Aug 17, 2007

i thought the answer was: 'you don't'!
lastlybooAus*
Oct 06, 2007

LOL i LUV it!
steeler84tus*
Jan 21, 2008

gottalovetacsc*us*
Sep 21, 2008

teehee
annonimusus
Jun 14, 2009

...I think I'm the only person here that doesn't understand this. I don't see how imagining or not imagining makes a difference on my survival.
builderus*
Jun 14, 2009

...I think I'm the only person here that doesn't understand this. I don't see how imagining or not imagining makes a difference on my survival.
The mind is a powerful thing.
doeheadAus*
Jun 14, 2009

Is this a TEASER page,or it a JOKE page?
glowtmickeyAus*
Jun 14, 2009

What the heck. It is a TRICK. It isn't ment to be logical, it is ment to be misleading. That is why it is a trick
glowtmickeyAus*
Jun 14, 2009

And good teaser by the way
ruoffba
Jun 14, 2009

'Offiicial answer" pretty dumb. But auntiesis, you rock! Persnallly, I wpuld have told the sharks I was a lawyer. They would have then lined up on the surface of the ocean and allowed me to step on their backs to walk to shore. Professional courtesy!
snowmonsterAus*
Jun 14, 2009

Excellent! Super easy but at the same time, clever enough to be GOOD!
UptheHillA*
Jun 14, 2009

NICE!!!
nsrana*
Jun 14, 2009

Quite imaginative! Nice one.
avonmaAus*
Jun 14, 2009

I don't care what catagory it is in; except saying that it was a "trick," gave me the answer!
gaylewolfAus*
Jun 15, 2009

That was a good one!

I see there are 193 comments dating back to 2002.

That proves it's a good one.

Easy or not, it's cute and funny.
Thanks!!
gaylewolfAus*
Jun 15, 2009

And, Auntie Sis, as someone said,
"You ROCK!"
JLP1Aza*
Jun 17, 2009

Okay okay you got me. Well done cool teaser
jordy56*us*
Jul 29, 2010

i read this one on the back of a cereal box
Quickq*en*
Oct 11, 2010

Well, if you were only imagining it, you wouldn't die anyway.
Kim_Jong-il
Jan 23, 2011

@Gmoney-Gdog: I've also heard that teaser. Anyway, just thought I'd point out that titanium and steel are different things, so one would have to have one, the other, or a titanium AND steel box but not a titanium steel box.
Kim_Jong-il
Jan 23, 2011

also if the box truly had nothing in it then you would not be in it ;)
dalfamnestAnz*
May 18, 2011

That was fun.
Babe*
Jun 14, 2012

It is amazing to me that so many people did not get it. It was so simple and easy. Folks ...it said "Imagine" That should have clued you in. Duh!!!
cutebugAus*
Jun 14, 2012

Gee Babe, not everybodys as smart as you.
GWeb64
Jun 14, 2012

two days in a row we get silly riddles (yes Iknew the answer) instead of a real brain teaser.

Any answer would work for this anyway. Like: Imagine I survive - do nothing because I would survive anyway since its just imagination. Imagine the sharks have no teeth, etc. .
BusterWhilaby
Jun 14, 2012

Am I the only one who thought this was stupid?

Thumbs down.
JQPublic*
Jun 14, 2012

If I may be so bold, it was rather silly...

Also, there are a couple of problems:

1) The conditional mood in the interrogative implies that the interrogative is inquiring about what the reader should do in the situation that he or she is told to imagine in the first sentence.

2) Even if you use the future simple in the interrogative, the answer should be 'do nothing' as imagining itself does not prevent the reader from surviving.
blargent
Jun 14, 2012

Stupid! I could then imagine any scenarios to escape; another boat comes along side me; a helicopter swoops down on me, etc... this is just plain dumb



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