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Echo Caverns

Trick brain teasers appear difficult at first, but they have a trick that makes them really easy.


Puzzle ID:#26071
Fun:*** (2.73)
Difficulty:** (1.99)
Submitted By:Steve1973Aus****!
Corrected By:ThinksForFun




Sam and Susan had heard many wonderful tales about the legendary Echo Caverns in Southwestern Virginia. They had heard that a couple could go there and yell into the caves late at night, and that the properties of the caverns would make the most perfect echoes.

One night, they decided to go give it a try. Around midnight, they got into their old '57 Chevy, drove to Lover's Leap and walked down to the Caverns. There was no one around, as far as they could tell, so they didn't have to worry about any rangers or police giving them a ticket. (It's actually illegal to make echoes in the Caverns because it disturbs the bats and the stalagmite formation.)

Once they were certain that the coast was clear, they both took turns yelling into the cave and trying to make an echo. Sam yelled, "Hello there" several times but, he never heard anything. Susan yelled, "Echo! Echo! ECHO!!!" several times as well, but she never heard anything.

Now, neither of them were deaf, and their hearing wasn't restricted in any way. What in the heck were they doing wrong?


It's simple -- the reason they never heard "anything" is because they never yelled "anything".

Sam yelled, "Hello there" and he heard back, "Hello there. lo there. o there. there. ere...."

Susan yelled, "Echo. Echo. ECHO!!" and she heard back, "Echo. Echo. ECHO!! Echo. ECHO!! ECHO!! CHO!! O!! oooo...."

If they would have yelled, "anything", then they would have heard it; but neither of them did.


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Sep 25, 2005

i found that quite confusing. i read it about 6 times before i actually understood the answer. nice job! becaus im cool
Sep 25, 2005

I remember reviwing this. I love it! Good job steve.
Sep 25, 2005

Sometimes the tricks just make me groan, especially when the set-up is that long. However, it's cute.
Sep 25, 2005

Sep 25, 2005

you got me with that one.
Sep 25, 2005

i thought they werent yelling in the cavern ...
great job anyway!
Sep 25, 2005

Nice, you got me
Sep 26, 2005 in the world did i fall for THAT, i do that kinda thing to my friends all the time and now i go and falll for one great teaser
Sep 26, 2005

I've got to start paying attention to which group the teasers are in.
Sep 27, 2005

That was a good one , had me going for a minute or five there LOL
Sep 27, 2005

maybe they were a couple of ducks. ducks can't make echos.
Sep 28, 2005

Good one. I usualy rule at this -- but this time you got me!
Sep 28, 2005

Somehow, i knew in reviews this was yours... wonder why? Congrats on a very good second tricky one (and yes, i admit, you got me on this one ). Keep them coming!
Sep 30, 2005

Lover's Leap is in Tennesse. Did you even know there was a such thing?? o well good teaser. i didn't get it, but o well.
Sep 30, 2005

also reading this it made me think of my summer. we went to Chattanooga,Tennesse ad visited LookOut MOuntain. It was fun!
Oct 03, 2005

haha nice work steve
i forgot it was in trick, so i missed seeing it
Oct 04, 2005

You got me.
Good one!
Oct 08, 2005

very awesome. i loved these kind of tricks. they are my favorite. keep up the good work!
Oct 09, 2005

good one, i thot they were facing the wrong direction, this is one of those do you know your name? spell it. tricks, u got me! keep em' comin!!
Oct 09, 2005

Oct 10, 2005

that was a GREAT one! i loved it, i think i am going to add it to my fav's!
hey tiny.....who cares? it was an awesome teaser anyways! just tell him that, he doesnt need ur corrections. oh well (like im going to make a diff.)
anyways, back to the subject! that was SO KOOL! YAY FOR U!
Oct 11, 2005

great stuff!!!!
Oct 13, 2005

good one!
Oct 26, 2005

AAUUGGHH!! So simple yet so easily overlooked!! Good one!
Oct 26, 2005

Awesome!!! I really liked it even though I didn't get it right!!!
Oct 26, 2005 this one!
Oct 27, 2005

Nov 14, 2005

keehee I also thought the were saying things in the wrong direction, I know this catagory is going to make me think differently 2 smileys for you!
Feb 28, 2006

i love this one added it to my favourites also!!!
Mar 05, 2006

groan. . .
Mar 19, 2006

I thought they were deaf.
Mar 24, 2006

at the bottom , quote:

Now, neither of them were deaf, or
had hearing restrictions of any kind.
May 28, 2006

I thought when they went to this 'lovers leap' they went to the wrong place.
Jun 21, 2006

I thought it was because they each yelled alone. It said at the beginning that COUPLES could go and hear echoes, so they had to yell together!
Jul 31, 2006

Theirs a mistake! at the very end, it says if they yelled "anything" they would have heard *pauses to point a next word* IT.
the would have heard "anything, nything, thing, ing". they would have heard "it" if they would of said "it".
Jul 31, 2006

Theirs a mistake! at the very end, it says if they yelled "anything" they would have heard *pauses to point a next word* IT.
the would have heard "anything, nything, thing, ing". they would have heard "it" if they would of said "it".
Jul 31, 2006

sorry for the double...oops triple post
Jul 27, 2008

Good one! It was confusing but then I got it.
Jan 11, 2009

"Anything" should be in quotes to be grammatically correct.
May 02, 2012

HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! In my faves.
Sep 01, 2013

@the person who said ducks can't echo. they can. there's actually a teaser under Mystery that deals with this.

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