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Which House?

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Puzzle ID:#25375
Fun:*** (3.05)
Difficulty:** (1.11)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:GarnetLover****
Corrected By:Mysterious

 

 

 



There are three houses built exactly the same. One is filled with cotton, the other with wood, and the third with iron. One day an arsonist sets them all on fire. The sound of sirens was growing louder at the scene. People were screaming. Which house did the ambulance try to put the fire out at first?


Answer

Ambulances do not put out fires.
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Comments

drussel3*us*
Aug 16, 2005

I got it on the 2nd read through, tricky....
cool_bisdak
Aug 16, 2005

tricky question some might answer it but i got the idea. firetrucks not the ambulance puts up a fire.
MonkeyJoeAus*
Aug 16, 2005

clever clever
Swordoffury1392*us*
Aug 16, 2005

AHH!!! I fell for it!
*Mad at self*
Oh well, good teaser though!
MoneyMaker_Mo*
Aug 16, 2005

i knew it almost imediately...heard one like it...good though!!!
lycanthropeAus*
Aug 16, 2005

caught me. Wicked trick, but nicely done!
elu93Aus*
Aug 16, 2005

That's fun! It's really good too!
hit_the_sand
Aug 16, 2005

Man, I totally fell for it!!! I'm so Blonde!!!
(user deleted)
Aug 16, 2005

He he that one was good, ya got me and my husband as well...funny. Cute...
(user deleted)
Aug 16, 2005

He he that one was good, ya got me and my husband as well...funny. Cute...
TherulerofthemAca*
Aug 16, 2005

I fell for it Nice
drift15*
Aug 16, 2005

i never thought SAT grammar stuff could actually be useful...heheh
don_antoniniph*
Aug 16, 2005



you got me!!
misspem**
Aug 16, 2005

Nice one!!
jodocrocoAen*
Aug 17, 2005

i cant beleive i fell for that
trickyleprecaun*
Aug 17, 2005

haha, thats funny, and i fell for it too! gee, you really got me!
kellyc_12_2004Aus*
Aug 17, 2005

I fell for it. I didn't realize it was under the trick catergory. I should pay more attention to that. Great teaser!
beethovenswigA*
Aug 18, 2005

I didnt fall for it because I noticed it was in the trick category. Good teaser though
zigthepigAen*
Aug 18, 2005

That is a real trick!
cubsfan1*
Aug 18, 2005

so awesome ! u got me and that makes even me laugh !!1
iblondhaha
Aug 18, 2005

yep, ya got me too . . . oh well, it was still funny
litt1eME
Aug 19, 2005

lol.
GarnetLover*
Aug 19, 2005

thanks
jackal2008us*
Aug 19, 2005

Almost got me.Took me a double take to realize it was simpler than I initially thought
swithieAgb*
Aug 21, 2005

Brill, certainly fooled me!!!
lizardqueen*
Aug 21, 2005

i am so dumb i fell for that
froggyggAus*
Aug 22, 2005

Really great teaser! I got it right away, but my husband was actually studying the houses and was just about to tell me which one when he looks at me and goes "duh" none of them!
turtlesrock44*
Aug 22, 2005

haha very funny lol
onlyeeyore**
Aug 22, 2005

Okay, I'm a stoopidhead. Great teaser!
kayl_bayl**
Aug 23, 2005

i fell for it! i thought i was all smart because i said the iron one because the others burnt down already. good job!
loveshellylove**
Aug 24, 2005

I enjoyed this! Good teaser...made me laugh
blca*
Aug 29, 2005

you totally tricked me great teaser
soccercow10Aus*
Aug 30, 2005

ha ha !! this one was very fun to do!
i never noticed the fact that it said ambulances. i was caught up in the elements that were in the house!!
clever....clever indeed.....
Hermione500
Sep 04, 2005

As soon as I clicked the show answer link I was like "Wait a sec..." Well, at least I got it. XD
(user deleted)
Sep 04, 2005

Best one I heard all day,you totally got me!
AZTTT**
Sep 14, 2005

It took me a bit, but I actually got it! good job
bagogirlAus*
Sep 16, 2005

wow, i am really stupid...
thorax*
Sep 16, 2005

i thought it was a typo
amelia639*
Sep 16, 2005

that's really good i didn't notice the ambulance word so i had to look at the answer
mbunap*
Sep 17, 2005

And roosters don't lay eggs. I'm kind of surprised that anyone missed this one.
mbunap*
Sep 17, 2005

And roosters don't lay eggs. I'm kind of surprised that anyone missed this one.
OldChinaHand**
Sep 17, 2005

My had a lot of fun
OldChinaHand**
Sep 17, 2005

My ESL business had a great time with this one. Thanks.
Chakoteya*en*
Sep 17, 2005

Easy peasy fun
Vercetti*
Sep 17, 2005

Wahahahahaha! It's one of those famous trick question teasers!!! Me like those so much!!!
MattM462Aus*
Sep 17, 2005

that caught me.
laura0489*
Sep 17, 2005

I really don't want to admit this.....but ok you got me too.
Aarghonautsus*
Sep 17, 2005

HOw did that happen? I finally got one right Thanks for the laugh and the ego boost
iteachkidsAus*
Sep 17, 2005

Wahhhhhhhhh!!! Got me too! Here's my excuse: I'm in a hurry to go to a meeting. The dog ate my homework? Oh well. It is definitely a fun one that I will LOVE pulling on students!
mekaboo27**
Sep 17, 2005

I can't believe it but you got me on that one. I was not paying attention to the fact that you said ambulance and I read it several times.Duh! my name is Very tricky I am not so ashamed that I must go jump into a river of heresey chocolate and drown in it. Keep them coming that was great!!!!!
Spammy*
Sep 17, 2005

When I first read it (and you got me) I thought the answer was obvious..."the one with the people screaming in it!"

After a second read I caught my mistake.
jessjspieks*us*
Sep 17, 2005

Well....the cotton house would be gone already, the iron probably didn't burn ....so I go with the wood one.....aaaah dangit, you got me
chaskey*us*
Sep 17, 2005

I was about to get all fired up until I read it again. Mean but fun!
gumdrop480**
Sep 17, 2005

good one! im not tellin u if i fell 4 it or not tho.....
redneck_woman**
Sep 17, 2005

I'm guessing the person above me got "got"....I did too I'm sad to say! Good one Garnet!
wolfy68**
Sep 17, 2005

Excellent! Variations of this mind- bender have been around forever, I think...but, it's always nice to see a new one! You taught me, once again, Read Each Word very carefully! Thanks and Bravo to you!
Dance24-7*
Sep 17, 2005

ha ha you got me on this 1 i was thinkin wood but then i read the answer and started laughing it's a good 1..it is going on my favorites list
jimmymus*
Sep 17, 2005

silly rabbit...tricks are for kids!
tdc_tmc
Sep 17, 2005

I'm glad I'm not the only one who fell for it!!
schatzy228*us*
Sep 17, 2005

sorry, not even close, surprised that some didnt get it,,,remember the one where to bury survivors?,,,or the one where a rooster laid an egg? but this is still one more than i have submitted sooo--good job
xFLoRiDa_HuNNyX**
Sep 17, 2005

haha.good one
REBRABAus*
Sep 17, 2005

easy but fun
joeyleahs2***
Sep 17, 2005

stumped me . excuse? uuummm... How about it is early. Yah Yah it is early that is why I didnt get.
skittle499*
Sep 17, 2005

Didn;t get it like always Very fun though add this to my favorites
skittle499*
Sep 17, 2005

Really good one Garnet. And I ment to say I am going to add this to my favorites
gorillazgirl*de*
Sep 17, 2005

I loved that one!!
POPSca*
Sep 17, 2005

I am a retired firefighter,I knew the answer as soon as I saw it.But I really got a good laugh looking at the comments!!!!!!! good job my friend.
Question_MarkAsx*
Sep 17, 2005

I fell for it.
panther
Sep 17, 2005

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW
dutchymonster*en*
Sep 17, 2005

*smug*

I got it strait away

*smug*
ceeyaaa**
Sep 17, 2005

i know better..but here I was concentrating on the houses..duh...I had a good laugh at my stupidity...hehehe
joseph_robidoux*
Sep 17, 2005

lol i wasnt paying attencion lol i know one kinda like that dealing with a plane crash
riddlelover**
Sep 17, 2005

Excellent, brilliant!!! I love it!!!! In my favorites!!!!!
thimblenogginus*
Sep 17, 2005

What are we in pre-school?
(user deleted)
Sep 17, 2005

HAHAHA!!!!! i fell for it. now i feel stupid!!!

emmh**
Sep 18, 2005

Apart from the cake contest, this is the first one I got right in a week of receiving teasers of the day. So maybe my brain's coming round to the right way of thinking. They're all really clever. I love 'em. This was natty, even though I got it. Well done.
kimmi
Sep 18, 2005

i recognize that ambulances do not typically put out fires, but it says, "which house did the ambulance TRY to put out the fire at first?" well, as public safety workers, it's likely that ambulance workers might TRY to put out a fire, even if that's the job of a fire truck.
lorelle_b*us*
Sep 18, 2005

haha fell for it TOO!!! oh well. good job.
thorax*
Sep 18, 2005

am i the only one who thought it was a typo
jabdrAus*
Sep 18, 2005

You sure got me! Great one.
geniesue**
Sep 18, 2005

didn't get it, so easy once you know the answer
boriqua*
Sep 19, 2005

That was a good one
GarnetLover*
Sep 20, 2005

Thanx every1!
oceanmist22626*
Sep 20, 2005

i got it but it almost threw me!

great teaser! i luv it!
Haylie1506*
Sep 21, 2005

Sadly...*sniff*...I didn't get it...
drummergirl*
Sep 22, 2005

ha. ahaha. ahahahahaha... ha.
KatelinAus*
Sep 23, 2005

ha ha good one.
ElectricYou
Oct 24, 2005

New spin on the oldest trick in the book! Fabulous. Can't believe I fell for it
shabz4lyf*zm*
Oct 28, 2005

Hee hee hee you made me laugh thanx a lot... you got me oh!!! so funny ha ha ha
shabz4lyf*zm*
Oct 28, 2005

Hee hee hee you made me laugh thanx a lot... you got me oh!!! so funny ha ha ha
shabz4lyf*zm*
Oct 28, 2005

Hee hee hee you made me laugh thanx a lot... you got me oh!!! so funny ha ha ha
smarty_blondy*ro*
Oct 29, 2005

And to think i was all like "I know, i know, pick me, it's the cotton one!". Good one.
bookworm91**
Nov 10, 2005

you mean ambulances dont put out fires?? i missed that one big-time!
TheEarthling*no*
Nov 20, 2005

Hahaha! Very funny. I had to read it twice before picking up the mistake.
FerretGirl**
Nov 22, 2005

How could a house filled with iron catch on fire? Oh well, I guess it doesn't matter.....
rkaalandAus*
Dec 01, 2005

Loved it!! going in my favs
GoHarryPotterCS*us*
Dec 14, 2005

I ALREADY put it in my favs! Lol. I loved it! Kepp em comin.
TryerAen*
Dec 29, 2005

First time I got one straight away! Still a good one though
Quickq*en*
Apr 13, 2006

I started to think about it then I noticed it said "ambulance".
Psychic_MasterAnz*
Apr 18, 2006

I didn't know it was a trick question! I can't believe I fell for that ...really nice one! Tricky...
akl21Aus*
Jul 12, 2006

I overthought.



How like me. I loved that one.
bandnerdnproud7*us*
Sep 17, 2006

That was a tricky one. Haha...I was waiting up until 12 to be the first one to comment, but there were already 101 comments when I got here...dang earlier time zones! Oh well.
vlermaAus*
Sep 17, 2006

We have a volunteer fire department who go either way - fire or emergency. But a fireman is still the one a person would expect to try to put out a fire.

Nice presentation though. More please?
lmurray*cn*
Sep 17, 2006

I WANTED TO SAY HOW LAME I THOUGHT THIS WAS AND QUESTION THOSE WHO APPROVED SUCH A TEASER, BUT AFTER READING THE RESPONSES OF OTHERS, I GUESS I AM IN THE VAST MINORITY.
starnz*us*
Sep 17, 2006

Perhaps if I hadn't tried to do this at 30 A.M., I may have caught the "trick" word!!! Shame on me!!
Badger*us*
Sep 17, 2006

What I really want to know is: "In who's yard did they bury the survivors"?
PS: I was amazed at how many people fell for it, most of whom are much smarter than I! I don't think I'll trick my kids on it, but I'll sure try! Thanks.
Badger*us*
Sep 17, 2006

bandnerd: I'll give you credit for first to comment. Most of the other comments are over a year old! Signed, twobandnerdsdadandproudof secondinstatelastyear
Pizzazz2uAus*
Sep 17, 2006

A marvelously tricky and enjoyable teaser. I commend you! This one goes to my favorites. Paying attention to detail, pays off in the long run. Keep these type of teasers coming!
bradon182001*us*
Sep 17, 2006

My answer? The house that had the screaming peiple in it. So much for thinking. That will teach me to be logical.
ScitchrAus*
Sep 17, 2006

Good trick. I got it, though it looks like few did. Good fun.
Infinitoid*
Sep 17, 2006

hahaha i was like "whichever dork came up with this joke doesnt know what an ambulance is" nice one garnetlover
Synlapse*
Sep 17, 2006

I had too many "irons" in the fire and didn't see the ambulance coming. Got me too !!!
FeaerFactorY666*us*
Sep 17, 2006

nice!
jabdrAus*
Sep 17, 2006

Not only got me but also got me laughing. I see it also got me a year ago....scarey..
CoolfreezeAen*
Sep 17, 2006

I like it!
ShriyaAin*
Sep 17, 2006

I too fell for it. I thought its no use saving a house made of cotton and an iron house won't burn. So, my answer was WOOD!!!
utnative*
Sep 17, 2006


i can't believe it, i said the answer just as i was going to look at the answer. it thought it was too hard for me. what a fluke great teaser
largo40*
Sep 17, 2006



YOU GOT ME!!!!!

Just too funny!!!!!

Worth the chuckle.
kman613**
Sep 17, 2006

My brain must be working today - caught that one right away. Good one though - I'll see how many people I can "stump" today w/ it...
Moon_Girl_
Sep 17, 2006

funny!

i didn't even think that they didn't put out fires!
underdog*us*
Sep 17, 2006

B-b-b-booooooooring

come up with one a liitle bit harder next time HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
luvdoritos706*ph*
Sep 17, 2006

wow.....im surprised that i didnt catch that....nice
phyllisa*us*
Sep 17, 2006

Ambulances have sirens, but don't put out fires!
POPSca*
Sep 17, 2006

I am a 30 year veteran in the Fire Service, You did not fool me but you sure fooled a lot of people. CUTE.
QrystalAca*
Sep 17, 2006

tee hee hee, good one!
suganue*us*
Sep 17, 2006

I cannot believe you got me with that one. What was I thinking? Very little obviously. Maybe if I had not ran throught it and taken my time I would not have fell for such an easy trick. Great teaser. It was fun!!
tdbrsun*
Sep 17, 2006

Got me too. oh boy!
salepriceAca*
Sep 17, 2006

OMG, you got me too!! LOL
I cant believe I fell for the oldest trick in the book, serves me right for rushing to find an answer.........
FatHeadAus*
Sep 18, 2006

How many of each animal did Moses take to the ark.
Badger*us*
Sep 19, 2006

Good one, Fathead! I forgot about that oldie but goldie!
RRAMMOHAN*in*
Sep 19, 2006

This one surely got me! Fell for the trick. Teaches me not to rush into thinking fast, without reading the teaser carefully. This is a very clever teaser. Maybe we could try this on others on April Fools Day too!
BatteryAen*
Oct 24, 2006

I cant believe i didnt see that!
CountdownCrispyAen*
Oct 26, 2006

Completely had, you swine!
Iamthedude54321*us
Nov 17, 2006

Nice job, you tricked me.
Lizzie713Aau*
Nov 24, 2006

I got it
YAY
senther7Aus*
Nov 30, 2006

wow i must be really stupid if i didnt get it...and i had a dictionary turned to abluances(no serosoly)

kuttiekat2u
Jan 14, 2007

i'm really smart and get all the teasers right and when i read your question i said duh the wood and then i read the answer and thought how dum i was to think that. so you got the smart one.GOOD JOB!
kuttiekat2u
Jan 14, 2007

1smart_okieAus*
Nov 10, 2007

GREAT TEASER!!!! Loved it! You got me!
madbolin*us*
Dec 30, 2007

good one. i was really stumped on tHAT ONE
NishaNisha*in
Aug 23, 2008

nice one........i was like "ofcourse the wood house" but when i saw the answer i knew i was a lunatic.
sammyfishau*
Sep 15, 2008

OMG i actually got on!!
(even if it was only in the time the answer took to load! )
Irish_chicie*
Oct 04, 2008

wow my little sib got it before I did.
here2A*
Feb 10, 2009

you totally got me.
BNL101
Mar 27, 2009

Haw, haw, got it! Gooooood one though!
doeheadAus*
Sep 17, 2009

Good one for the younger generation,but much too easy for anyone over 12.
FreeSarah*
Sep 17, 2009

Ah. got me.
willymapo*cr*
Sep 17, 2009

You know, I got it at first read because my first though while I was reading was: how do you fill a house with wood? Probably he mean a house built of wood. Then I read cotton, and though: that is the old tricky Which weights more, a pound of cotton or a pound of iron? Finally I read Ambulance, and since I was in catching mode, I got it, actually even forgetting what the houses were full of.
Nice!
here2A*
Sep 17, 2009

Ugh - when it shows up in my Google home page, I can't see that the type is trick. I totally missed it. Very nice.

= p
auntiesisAus*
Sep 17, 2009

Very nice. Easy but fun. Very tricky.
Lord_HawkAsx*
Sep 17, 2009

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh fell for it. Dayumn.
sashomarinetus*
Jan 15, 2010

I cannot believe I fell fer that!
HABS2933Aca*
Sep 17, 2012

Got it right away.
cutebugAus*
Sep 17, 2012

Very old and very EZ.
here2A*
Sep 17, 2012

ugh!
Babe*
Sep 17, 2012

Good one and very funny! I read right over it and paid no attention to the obvious. To Ferretgirl..the house could easily catch on fire, but the iron would not burn. Simple, right?
makani*us*
Sep 17, 2012

Hahahahahaha I liked it but didn't get the answer myself. Nice one.



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