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Puzzle ID:#9923
Fun:*** (2.81)
Difficulty:** (1.59)
Submitted By:doggyxpus*****




What goes uphill faster than it goes downhill?


A fire. Hot air rises, causing flames to travel upward. This will allow them to climb the slope faster than they go down the slope.

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Jan 28, 2003

what about a helium filled balloon?
Jan 29, 2003

well, i dont think the balloon could technically be considered as climbing or descending a hill, as it would just be rising in the air...
Feb 18, 2003

what if there was a wind to push it uphill (like a cross breeze).
Apr 12, 2004

Very nice, I was thinking of electrons and atoms for the answer but got it wrong . However, great teaser!
Jul 25, 2004

I was all fired up to answer this one, but crashed and burned...up! Good one!
Oct 08, 2004

Any four legged animal also goes uphill faster than it goes down hill.
Apr 16, 2007

Out of curiosity, how does a four-legged animal travel faster up- than down-hill?

This was a good teaser. As soon as I read the answer I was like "hello, self, are you really that dense?" Anyway, I liked it very much!
May 14, 2008

Never thought about that before! good one
Oct 16, 2009

I was also thinking of an animal...
Apr 07, 2010

Excellent teaser. I can't believe I got it.

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