|Posted by extremeblueness||07/12/13|
|It might land you in prison, though.|
|Posted by AwwwSweet||07/15/13|
|You are quite right, and I should point out that I don't condone that. :)|
|Posted by Obilio||07/20/13|
|Very clever, I was gonna cut it until I read that far (darn) :) I got it with the hint, Thanks for posting!!|
|Posted by ThinksForFun||07/26/13|
|I enjoyed this one. What if you placed some supporting objects immediately next to and/or behind the upside-down pyramid, which would mean that you would not be touching it directly, thereby enabling you to slip the one-hundred dollar bill out? Wouldn't this also satisfy the conditions specified in the challenge?|
|Posted by AwwwSweet||07/26/13|
|It is kind of like a little girl telling her brother not to touch her, and he then pokes her arm with his finger under a cloth or with a stick. The instruction and intent can be understood, but technicalities of language can be used to twist the intent. Admittedly the instructions do not spell out that nothing can touch the pyramid, but then I'm sure there would be those who would argue air or flame was touching it during the solution. I'll think about it and see if I come up with a way to account for the technicality.|
|Posted by zembobo||07/26/13|
|Not to nitpick but burning it would remove MOST but not all of the bill. The small portion that was under the point of the pyramid would not be burned since it's smothered. And also, your not really removing the bill anyway. You're just changing it chemically to carbon ash or something like that (I'm not a chemist).|
|Posted by eighsse||07/27/13|
|@zembobo: The tiny bit of the bill underneath the pyramid's point could be burned, it would have a minuscule amount of surface area around the edges.
ALSO...Dr. Contrary says you cannot rip the "dollar bill." It's not a dollar bill: it is a one hundred dollar bill. So...if you are really good with an exacto knife maybe you could do it without disturbing the pyramid.
ALSO...is it possible to put a powerful magnet (if this pyramid is iron/steel, or an alloy thereof) in a fixed position above the pyramid--not powerful enough to lift or move it, but enough to hold the bulky inverted base in place? Sure, there's no way you could do that and remove the bill without moving it at LEAST extremely slightly, but I mean, hey, come on, even breathing (and at that, your own gravitational pull) would affect the pyramid's position to some microscopic degree, right?
Are we getting technical enough yet?|
|Posted by Mad-Ade||08/12/13|
|surely the rising heat from the burning bill would unbalance the pyramid especially if it was that perfectly balanced?|
|Posted by trewq||08/19/13|
|haha, i only got this once I'd read the hint. @MadAde--I think this calls for a little experimenting!|
|Posted by dewtell||01/19/15|
|This really should be in Trick, not Logic.|