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Puzzle ID:#2287
Fun:*** (2.99)
Difficulty:*** (2.14)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:KevThaDrinkKilla***
Corrected By:solarsistim321

 

 

 



Assuming you can't steal an animal's sense of hearing, or use an electrical device, what would you need in order to hear a pin drop from over 20 yards?


Answer

A bowling ball.
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Comments

tell-UN-igent*
Mar 27, 2002

That is, of course, if you donít make perpetual gutter balls like I do.
cathalmccabe
Apr 19, 2002

What would you need to MAKE a pin drop.
SOmeone else could be bowling and you hear it
CURLY*
May 07, 2002

The answer could also be a VERY BIG PIN!!
holes418
Apr 13, 2003

Thats the exact same thing i thought of curly! Funny!
peterg
May 25, 2003

love it! that was a good one..and curly..your train of thought is right up my "alley"..sorry..bad pun..(or pin?)
sweetime**
May 31, 2005

your ears...
and for a pin to drop...
otherwise you have nothing to hear with, and nothing to hear...
irishthistleAus*
Jul 01, 2005

Very clever! You got me, I thought the answer was your ears.
MTK_90**
Jul 03, 2005

WOW-THIS ONES REALLY GREAT I WOULD HAVE NEVER GUESSED!
redneck_woman**
Jul 03, 2005

Nice once Kev. I'm adding this to my favorites list!
soccer_chick70Aus*
Jul 03, 2005

OhMyGoodness! I saw the answer and literally sat there for a full minute saying "I dont get it"

then it dawned on me and at 10 minutes to 2am... I yelled "OH!" and woke my parents up....

great job! The answer could also be: "really good hearing" as well as the previously mentioned "a big pin" and "your ears"

but I do like the original answer the best.... clever!
teri12265us*
Jul 03, 2005

I was thinking that 'you need to be 20 yards over'.

I wasn't thinking bowling.

But the answer could also be 'you need to be in a bowling alley'

Thanks for the teaser!

AralditeAus*
Jul 03, 2005

I thought you had to be near where it landed, assuming it dropped from over 20 yards above your head.
azushud
Jul 03, 2005

great start to the day
DancAllNiteLong**
Jul 03, 2005

Wow, I'm impressed! That was really clever!
xFLoRiDa_HuNNyX**
Jul 03, 2005

That was a good one!
mamimi**
Jul 03, 2005

lol, i got this one, but i was being sarcastic!
amn22492Aus*
Jul 03, 2005

I didn't think of bowling... I was thinking the answer was ears. Nice 1!
superben**
Jul 03, 2005

What
bhssoccer23Aus*
Jul 03, 2005

I guess soccer players are naturally slower at getting teasers, or at least this one, cuz I did the same thing you did soccer chick! I was just sitting there thinking, WHAT???? would you like, tie the pin to the bowling ball or something?? Then I realized, ohhhhhh Duh!!!! Great teaser!!!
tamjpAus*
Jul 03, 2005

lol to the previous commenter! That is what my husband said when i read the teaser to him!

Fun teaser!
okieman51*
Jul 03, 2005

Heeyukkabbeeee!!!!! Now that was funny. Good one. I could not guess but had fun.
Ashley_girl*
Jul 03, 2005

Great teaser! It was fun and very clever.
infernogirl*us*
Jul 03, 2005

Clever was the first word to come to mind, but everyone is saying that, so I would have to say --- brilliant! This one is really cute.
gigglebot**
Jul 03, 2005

That waz an AWESOME teaser!! i loved it..........i didn't
get it at first.......and it took
like,
10 min for it to register in my mind. ......................
but i loved it!
keep up the good work!

puppygirl1213Aus*
Jul 03, 2005

It is a sunday and my brain is not running properly i do not get it.
aylakisses
Jul 03, 2005

Actually, i didn't like it. I thought about bowling before i answered and i dismissed it because alleys are not 20yrds long.
irock3001Aus*
Jul 03, 2005

this is an amazing teaser. i give it 4 out of 4 stars! and 2 thumbs up. what in the world caused you to think this??? anyway, you did a great job!
gilcoil*
Jul 03, 2005

clever!
pleroux*za*
Jul 04, 2005

Very clever! I thought maybe you needed to have a lot of balloons under there the pin was being dropped - that way, you'd hear the balloons pop when the pin was dropped.
sambean**
Jul 04, 2005

i thouhgt that because you said 'drop from 20 yards' not 'drop from 20 yards away' that you met it dropped from a height of 20 yards. i thought the answer would be 'a ladder'
timber_wolf_789**
Jul 05, 2005

This is one of those teasers that I couldn't answer, but as soon as I saw the answer, I was like 'I should of guessed that!"

Great teaser!!!
BrenBeadSP**
Jul 05, 2005

I love it, thanks for the giggle.
skiiergurl93
Jul 05, 2005

i thought it was from 20 yards above, and that you needed a yardstick (to measure up to 20 yards)
luckyseven**
Jul 11, 2005

i liked it. i thought for a lond time and still didnt get it eventually i wouldda got it good one
sarah_m_fl*
Nov 17, 2005

That was so funny! Ididnt figure it out
peppamintp*us*
Nov 28, 2005

Loved it. Like the ones that make me laugh once I read the answer.
Fame_Kraze*in**
Nov 28, 2005

OMG!! i thuoght i t wuz big ears cuz i thought when it said pin like a safety pin loved it n reallyyyyyy cuteeeeeeeee
Fame_Kraze*in**
Nov 28, 2005

add 1 actully 10 of these at the end>>
teen_wizAca*
Feb 04, 2006

I only said a pin! I'm so thick! Great teaser though!
utnative*
Aug 05, 2006


that was a good one all i could think of was a very big pin. and my nephew and sister bowl all the time shame on me great teaser keep them coming. i might even solve one. lol
starnz*us*
Aug 05, 2006

Very Clever!!!
OldChinaHand**
Aug 05, 2006

I also went with 'a very big pin', bowling was the last thing to come to mind.

Grand little teaser. An, ahh I should have known that, catcher. Asprin, anyone?
Badger*us*
Aug 05, 2006

I'm in the big pinhead club this morning! I also thought of the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago, where their Whisper Gallery uses parabolic mirrors to focus sound across a large room (no electronics). You can hear a whisper (or a pin drop) from about 50 meters! So my second (and very nerdy) answer is a parabolic mirror. Not nearly as funny as the bowling ball! Fun teaser!
bradon182001*us*
Aug 05, 2006

I'm afraid I too thought of a very heavy pin, and bowing pins are heavy, but I never thought of bowling pin, so I guess I didnt get it. Good job.
coachpisco*
Aug 05, 2006

GOT THAT ONE!
nu_rob_roy*sx*
Aug 05, 2006

If a 20-foot pin fell in a forest, with no one present, would you hear it? Good on you.
kcheer2493us*
Aug 05, 2006

That was definitly one of my favorites! Funny!
Quickq*en*
Aug 05, 2006

I said a pin to drop from over 20 yards.
babygirl8195**
Aug 05, 2006

Took me 5 min. but i got it good 1!
enjaytee
Aug 05, 2006

I thought it was from 20 yards up in the air too but I also thought it was the surface it dropped on......something that would enhance the sound.
jabdrAus*
Aug 05, 2006

My first thought was 'bowling pin'. I'm going to tell myself that my answer is close enough to be correct. (bowling...horseshoes..)
Nice one.
maka10*
Aug 05, 2006

Clever!!! Funny!!
lindquist_25Aus*
Aug 05, 2006

What does that have anything to do with an animal? I really didn't like the teaser, sorry.
cartwheel_queen*
Aug 05, 2006

i thought the same ting as curly a big pin
Infinitoid*
Aug 05, 2006

very clever
iteachkidsAus*
Aug 05, 2006

WHATTASTITCH!!! I wish I'd looked at the category ... 'course that doesn't mean I would have gotten it, either.
I guess the word for me on this is DH!
brainy40**
Aug 05, 2006

I have heard this one before, and even the first time I heard it I didn't like it. It is an okay teaser, though. Many people liked it, so I'm glad it got accepted.
Pizzazz2uAus*
Aug 05, 2006

This one is an old one, but it is a terrifically good one! It makes you think quickly, although I used to bowl in 3 leagues a week.
shawneeo*us*
Aug 05, 2006

Welllllllllllll...

That's a funny answer, Ha Ha. !.

But, I think there are too many possible answers for it to work right, or, for it to be Fan-Friggerator-
Tastic! The one I myself thought of was that the pin would be dropped from overhead, but my fave answer is that you would need hearing, lol!

Still, good going! Thanks!
tintiniscoolAus*
Aug 05, 2006


This is such a cool teasers. I don't really agree that people think that there came be so many more answers, because this one makes perfect sense!
tintiniscoolAus*
Aug 05, 2006

*teaser *can
speedqueenkmwAus*
Aug 05, 2006

hmmm
POPSca*
Aug 05, 2006

Tricky Kind of cute,Ya got me.
tdbrsun*
Aug 05, 2006

You got me too! I never even imagined along this line. Made me chuckle . Thanks.
Bruce_42
Aug 05, 2006

Another person yelling the pin dropped, yuck, yuck, yuck
phazt*us*
Aug 05, 2006

i keep getting fooled
FeaerFactorY666*us*
Aug 05, 2006

Ohhhhhhhhhh!!! HAHJAH!! good one!!
thimblenogginus*
Aug 05, 2006


Something about the pin on a grenade?
vlermaAus*
Aug 05, 2006

I also have to say DUH! Cute teaser tho. Good job - just made me feel kinda stupid since I have never bowled.
doka13*ml*
Aug 05, 2006

he he
scallioAus*
Aug 05, 2006

Oh, that is so funny!

Of course, I was thinking along the lines of a bucket of water for the pin to drop into. Bowling never entered my mind. Great trick tease!
bluehawk*us*
Aug 06, 2006

That was a good one Kev. Made me Chuckle
QrystalAca*
Aug 06, 2006

GROANER!

that's the first thing that came to mind when *I* read the answer.

I enjoyed that.
killerbees777*us
Aug 06, 2006

Good one..

underherfeetca
Aug 07, 2006

First thought, 20 yards, ok, 60' divide by 3.14, as in a circle, pin would be dropped right next to your ear, guess too logical thinking?
tonjawithaj*us*
Aug 07, 2006

I laughed out loud at that one!
Trclynn24
Aug 07, 2006

That was a good one - had to sit back and laugh for a minute! Good Job!
luvdoritos706*ph*
Sep 05, 2006

lol....that was soooo....wow....i give you that one though....i was all thinkin bout science and all..gosh
ShelilahAde*
Jun 23, 2009

Haha that's a good one!
trumpetmansamAus*
Aug 05, 2009

i felt really stupid once i figured out the joke, especially since i love bowling and go as often as i can.
akmozart*us
Aug 05, 2009

clever!!!
hubbamutt777tus*
Aug 05, 2009

hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!! great. i didn't get it b4 i rated it. i rated it boring. but now i get it!!
crazy10manAus*
Aug 05, 2009

You need ears and a pin. What you you don't need is the bowling ball at all -- you just need the bowling pin to fall loudly enough to hear. The ball is irrelevant.
leroyleroy*
Aug 05, 2009

WELL I SURE DIDNT GET THIS
auntiesisAus*
Aug 05, 2009

Never thought of bowling pins. I had 5 other answers, but they were all lame.
Great teaser, very funny.
craniacAus*
Aug 05, 2009

I said the Mormon Tabernacle, because you can famously hear a small pin drop to the floor there from a distance, as they demonstrate during tours (or at least used to do).
patiencewithaP*us*
Aug 05, 2009

You got me! Great job! Very fun!
chittermouse3Aus*
Aug 05, 2009

I was just thinking of a really big pin.
avonmaAus*
Aug 05, 2009

Oh, that's a good one!
(I couldn't come up with that one)
FatHeadAus*
Aug 08, 2009

Ha! I've the perfect hint for this: "Was I talking about a sewing pin?"
valencia*us*
Dec 18, 2009

good teaser luved it
woodrock96Aus*
Feb 14, 2010

Good one.
brains2beauty96Aus
Jun 15, 2012

Wow... I guessed silence. I guessed wrong
Joose**
Aug 05, 2012

I just guessed that the pin was being dropped from 20 yards in the air, not dropped 20 yards away from me.
eamonca*
Aug 05, 2012

Same here, drop a common pin from a height of 20 yds onto a brass cymbal or something tinny and you'd hear it easily. A crystal bowl might work as well. The official answer also relied on a word trick so these are just as legitimate.
Churang*
Aug 11, 2013

you got me . But i was thinking that even if you cant use animal hearing sense or an electric device . you would still need an electric device or animal hearing



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