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Puzzle ID:#430
Fun:*** (2.3)
Difficulty:* (0.68)
Submitted By:Spikejw1***
Corrected By:snaps




An electric train is travelling north at 150 mph. There is an easterly wind blowing at 30 mph. Which way is the smoke from the train blowing?

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Feb 16, 2002

The train could have been on fire or the smoke could have been from an eletrical fault. You never said it came from the boiler funnel.
Oct 15, 2002

Nov 29, 2002

Esterly wind? I don't know if that's air or a fart.
Mar 16, 2003

i think its east^
Mar 22, 2003

The driver was smoking!
May 17, 2003

That is the easiest question ever!
A train could have answered that. That is just like saying" If a flying car is driving on the moon and it runs out of gas will it fall to the ground or will it float?"....Answer= flying cars arent invented..point being...ez riddle
Dec 19, 2004

Got it right away.
Jul 21, 2005

2 EZ
Oct 17, 2005

i got this one straight away, if it was a bit longer maybe harder
Nov 14, 2005

Liked it although I got it right away. I seem to get the trick ones a whole lot easier than the others
Dec 16, 2005


This is really old. And really easy.
Mar 17, 2006

it was easy.....but that flying car one is completely different...I think those types of riddles are utterly stupid.....

this one though...was fun...I almost started doing the calculation, then thought it'd be good to read the question again. I caught it the second time.
May 22, 2006

ya... ummm... i think maybe too many people on the train were passing gas... maybe they were all doing it at the same time!

Aug 02, 2006

Jun 07, 2008

Great teaser!
Jan 18, 2009

I walked right into this one. Thanks.
Jun 05, 2010

I thought it was up.

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