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Fred's Flag Day

Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.

 

Puzzle ID:#31326
Fun:*** (2.92)
Difficulty:*** (2.74)
Category:Trivia
Submitted By:FreddyPharkasAen*****!

 

 

 



Fred ran a flag making business. Things were looking bleak when, out of the blue, someone called from the Paraguayan Embassy. They needed an urgent consignment of 1000 Paraguayan flags by the following week.

Fred got to work straight away. He got a picture of the current Paraguayan flag, got hold of the required cloth and he and his staff worked without stopping until the flags were dispatched. The business was saved, or so he thought.

Unfortunately, the Embassy refused to pay and returned them all. Fred has now lost his business, but why?



Answer

Paraguay's flag has two different sides. Fred's picture only gave one side and that design was used front and back. Had he used a real flag for reference he could have turned it over and seen the difference.
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Winner4600*
Jun 25, 2006

WOW! I never knew that! Good job!
schoo*ar
Jun 25, 2006

Okay teaser, but I learned something new!! Keep submitting looking forward to more
peanut-tiara*ca*
Jun 26, 2006

Very interesting. I didn't know that.
kwelchansAus*
Jun 26, 2006

I did a little research before checking the answer, so I actually got this one.
bhssoccer23Aus*
Jun 26, 2006

That's really cool! I love these trivia teasers b/c they always teach me something new!
Bttrflygrl
Jun 30, 2006

WOW. that was really unexpected Good one!
zigthepigAen*
Jul 08, 2006

I knew that Paraguay had two different sides so I got it right. Love it though, in my faves.
FreddyPharkasAen*
Jul 09, 2006

Thanks everyone, glad people liked it.
barrom*au
Jul 09, 2006

You have a knack for creating fun teasers! Great effort!
kcheer2493us*
Jul 09, 2006

After I read the teaser, I googled Paraguays flags, found it had two sides, and actually got the teaser [learned a bit too!]
speedqueenkmwAus**
Jul 13, 2006

oh, that's interesting! Thanks for a little more info to tuck away somewhere in my brain
(user deleted)
Jan 24, 2008

I knew the answer as soon as i saw Paraguay, but then again was a bit of a nerd for flags...
martinb216Aie*
Jan 24, 2008

nice one-
ThelA*
Jan 24, 2008

Thank you for a fun and instructive teaser!
bradon182001*us*
Jan 24, 2008

Good bit of trivia. Next time I'm in a conversation about Paraguay, I'll have something to offer. Seriously, good piece of information, something that I never knew before. I like adding new facts to my knowledge bank.Thanks for posting.
builderus*
Jan 24, 2008

got me! and I've been to Paraguay. Spent most of the time in the bush so never studied the flag
cheesepieus*
Jan 24, 2008

I've never been to paraguay or studied it but I got it. Yay
doeheadAus*
Jan 24, 2008

Had no idea,never saw their flag,guessed and was right.Pure luck.
kwelchansAus*
Jan 24, 2008

The state flag of Oregon also has 2 different sides. It's the only state in the US that does.
phyllisa*us*
Jan 24, 2008

What an interesting teaser, thanks
tommysmo*
Jan 24, 2008

i love it when i learn something new!!!!
mondayschild59Aus*
Jan 24, 2008

You learn something new everyday. I guess this is my new thing for today. I loved the teaser. Thanks for posting.

Monday~
Spammy*
Jan 24, 2008

I had a different, but correct answer...the picture he took had his thumb in front of the lens and therefore the flag had a picture of a thumb on it.
UlsterCharlotteAus*
Jan 24, 2008

Nice.
UptheHillA*
Jan 24, 2008

Very, very nice!!
bookwrmKPAus*
Jan 24, 2008

It was kinda obvious, i mean what else could it be? whatever. I liked the teaser a lot, really. Make more!
FatHeadAus*
Jan 24, 2008

Wow, you learn something new every day! (But I was expecting he'd left out details or something.)
2ndhandroseca*
Jan 24, 2008

This was good! I was guessing the colours weren't true.

You made me remember that not all flags are the same both sides

THANX Make more Teasers Pls.
fifiidA
Jan 24, 2008

i guessed he ran out of blue and the flag had blue on it
974999gecAus*
Jan 24, 2008

nice teaser, I learned something new today!
canfan95
Jan 24, 2008

Wow, I never knew that!!!! I'm not too familiar w/ Paraguay, but that's interesting!!! kind of hard though, I missed it...
composer*
Jan 24, 2008

FreddyPharkas?
The Horn player?
FreddyPharkasAen*
Jan 25, 2008

No, the pharmacist.

Thanks for the feedback everyone!! Glad you enjoyed it.
oddreyus*
Jan 26, 2008

thats really interesting.
siskiu*
Jan 29, 2008

it was ok
dogg6pound9Aus*
Jan 31, 2008

a most informative teaser... i am now on my way to see what the differences are... great job
dsjtus*
Jan 24, 2011

But I work with Fred and he showed me the photo. The photo showed both sides of the flag.
HABS2933Aca*
Jan 24, 2011

Good one, fooled me. I was expecting something along the line of it was made of a different material than most flags.
Salutatorian
Jan 24, 2011

Fun teaser, and I am glad I learned something, but... I feel like people should have a chance to answer it correctly. Unless you know about Paraguay, you probably had little to know chance. It's cool because it makes you think outside the box, but I don't like investing too much time trying to solve a puzzle/riddle that is only answerable with the help of Google.
auntiesisAus*
Jan 24, 2011

I thought maybe he made them up-side-down.
juju1946*
Jan 24, 2011

Good trivia question. I thought maybe the flag had to be made in Paraguay.
selpy123my*
Jan 24, 2011

Fred ran a flag making business. Things were looking bleak when, out of the blue, someone called from the Paraguayan Embassy. They needed an urgent consignment of 1000 Paraguayan flags by the following week.

Fred got to work straight away. He got a picture of the current Paraguayan flag, got hold of the required cloth and he and his staff worked without stopping until the flags were dispatched. The business was saved, or so he thought.

Unfortunately, the Embassy refused to pay and returned them all. Fred has now lost his business, but why?


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Paraguay's flag has two different sides. Fred's picture only gave one side and that design was used front and back. Had he used a real flag for reference he could have turned it over and seen the difference.
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Jan 24, 2011

ag Day
Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.


Puzzle ID: #31326
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Difficulty: (2.74)
Category: Trivia
Submitted By: FreddyPharkas


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Fred ran a flag making business. Things were looking bleak when, out of the blue, someone called from the Paraguayan Embassy. They needed an urgent consignment of 1000 Paraguayan flags by the following week.

Fred got to work straight away. He got a picture of the current Paraguayan flag, got hold of the required cloth and he and his staff worked without stopping until the flags were dispatched. The business was saved, or so he thought.

Unfortunately, the Embassy refused to pay and returned them all. Fred has now lost his business, but why?


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Winner4600
Jun 25, 2006

This is offensive
WOW! I never knew that! Good job!
schoo
Jun 25, 2006

This is offensive
Okay teaser, but I learned something new!! Keep submitting looking forward to more
peanut-tiara
Jun 26, 2006

This is offensive
Very interesting. I didn't know that.
kwelchans
Jun 26, 2006

This is offensive
I did a little research before checking the answer, so I actually got this one.
bhssoccer23
Jun 26, 2006

This is offensive
That's really cool! I love these trivia teasers b/c they always teach me something new!
Bttrflygrl
Jun 30, 2006

This is offensive
WOW. that was really unexpected Good one!
zigthepig
Jul 08, 2006

This is offensive
I knew that Paraguay had two different sides so I got it right. Love it though, in my faves.
FreddyPharkas
Jul 09, 2006

This is offensive
Thanks everyone, glad people liked it.
barrom
Jul 09, 2006

This is offensive
You have a knack for creating fun teasers! Great effort!
kcheer2493
Jul 09, 2006

This is offensive
After I read the teaser, I googled Parag
Babe*
Jan 24, 2014

This is not new. I read it a long time ago, so it is not original. Also it is not a teaser. It is trivia and belongs there.
cutebugAus*
Jan 24, 2014

I was clueless
elentirAus*
Jan 24, 2014

This is listed in the Trivia category.
eighsseAus*
Jan 24, 2014

@selpy123: Umm...?

@Babe: This is a Trivia brain teaser... You seem to be a prolific teaser-reader/rater/commenter... I would expect that you would know that. No offense.

Anyway, this teaser is brilliant! A perfect example of a trivia teaser.
eighsseAus*
Jan 24, 2014

And seriously, I meant it when I said no offense. Not in a sarcastic way. I apologize if I sounded rude.
HABS2933Aca*
Jan 25, 2014

As with most trivia teasers it was pretty easy if you are familiar with the subject matter (world flags in this instance). As my eldest used to be fascinated by the subject when he was young I was aware of the different sides on this flag. Not sure I would have solved it otherwise.
Perhaps Fred needs a better reference book. I have never seen the actual flag either but the book we got the fact from showed both sides.



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