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Wheelbarrow Battle


Puzzle ID:#8998
Fun:*** (3.09)
Difficulty:** (1.66)
Submitted By:speedyg1000****
Corrected By:scm14




Two men working at a construction site were up for a challenge, and they were pretty mad at each other. Finally, at lunch break, they confronted one another. One man, obviously stronger, said "See that wheelbarrow? I'm willin' to bet $100 (that's all I have in my wallet here) that you can't wheel something to that cone and back that I can't do twice as far. Do you have a bet?"
The other man, too dignified to decline, shook his hand, but he had a plan formulating. He looked at the objects lying around: a pile of 400 bricks, a steel beam, the 10 men that had gathered around to watch, his pickup truck, a stack of ten bags of concrete mix, and then he finalized his plan.
"All right," he said, and revealed his object.

That night, the strong man went home thoroughly teased and $100 poorer. What did the other man choose?


He looked the man right in the eye and said "get in."

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Dec 22, 2002

Brilliant! A+
Dec 22, 2002

thanx. i found that in a joke book but i elaborated a little
Jan 09, 2003

Nice one!
Jan 09, 2003

Good one but simple...had it seconds. The ten men that gathered around is what gave it away for me.
Jan 09, 2003

Easy, but a classic! Well told, too.
Jan 09, 2003

I got it right pretty quickly but I still liked it.
Jan 23, 2003

Fun but easy
Feb 03, 2003

that was great. Nice 1!!!!!!!!
Feb 04, 2003

easy but fun. good one
Mar 05, 2003

I'm not that good at these things and I'm kinda new to this place. Can someone help me figure it out? I'm probably gonna feel really dumb when I get it.
Mar 05, 2003

Uh to the person that doesnt understand...

Its not possible to be inside of a wheelbarrow and wheel yourself somewhere. So when the bet was made he knew that he could push the man a good distance but that the man wouldnt be able to push himself at all.
Mar 21, 2003

this is my favorite teaser on this site. Very good
Mar 31, 2003

Apr 02, 2003

I didnt realy get it until...Drunky? helped me out . it was realy good once I got it though.oh,and confussed person,Im new to, dont worry about it : )
May 25, 2003

unless it was a MOTORised wheelbarrow..i hear they're all the rage in europe
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May 25, 2003

Easy but fun, its really good!
Jun 18, 2003

Hee hee! ... Awesome!
Jul 18, 2003

good 1!
Sep 18, 2003

I heard this one, though the circumstances were not a wheel barrow, but a bucket! Great!
Dec 09, 2003

I love it, good stuff!
Feb 26, 2004

Yay!!! I guessed it right!!!!.................Great teaser!
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Aug 26, 2004

Outstanding use of an old idea
Sep 14, 2004

Excellent teaser!!! Why not one of the best teasers in Braingle! ( 7th rank for the best teasers ).
And a compliment from MrIx is somthing unusual
Dec 11, 2004

did you get it though "Jokeapedia"
Jan 15, 2005

good one but obvious
Jun 04, 2005

i love it!
Aug 09, 2005

wow that was fun and cute
Dec 15, 2005

I noticed it would be something weird when he listed the 10 men. I knew the strong man could wheel anybody that the other man could... then a nano-seccond later I realized that he could push himself! So it was pretty easy but I still award it an A+++++++++++++

(It was excellent i'd love to have more like this.)
Jul 16, 2006

Easy but not too easy and very fun! Great teaser!
Jan 16, 2007

Mar 14, 2007

You know, if I were the stronger guy, I'd jump in and thrust my body weight forward to drag the wheelbarrow forward. Surely it would take a while, but it's worth the $100
Dec 26, 2007

Loved it
May 23, 2009

Good one. I had it figured out before I finished reading it, but really enjoyed it. Thanks for posting.

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