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Wheelbarrow Battle


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Submitted By:speedyg1000


Two men working at a construction site were up for a challenge, and they were pretty mad at each other. Finally, at lunch break, they confronted one another. One man, obviously stronger, said "See that wheelbarrow? I'm willin' to bet $100 (that's all I have in my wallet here) that you can't wheel something to that cone and back that I can't do twice as far. Do we have a bet?"
The other man, too dignified to decline, shook his hand, but he had a plan formulating. He looked at the objects lying around: a pile of 400 bricks, a steel beam, the 10 men that had gathered around to watch, his pickup truck, a stack of ten bags of concrete mix, and then he finalized his plan.
"All right," he said, and revealed his object.

That night, the strong man went home thoroughly teased and $100 poorer. What did the other man choose?

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Posted by MrIxolite on Dec 22, 2002

Brilliant! A+

Posted by speedyg1000 on Dec 22, 2002

thanx. i found that in a joke book but i elaborated a little

Posted by JTJS on Jan 09, 2003

Nice one!

Posted by yogi on Jan 09, 2003

Good one but simple...had it seconds. The ten men that gathered around is what gave it away for me.

Posted by pizzahead on Jan 09, 2003

Easy, but a classic! Well told, too.

Posted by queenlila on Jan 09, 2003

I got it right pretty quickly but I still liked it.

Posted by Chaz on Jan 23, 2003

Fun but easy

Posted by leanna on Feb 03, 2003

that was great. Nice 1!!!!!!!!

Posted by morrigan on Feb 04, 2003

easy but fun. good one

Posted by cindyrelly on Mar 05, 2003

I'm not that good at these things and I'm kinda new to this place. Can someone help me figure it out? I'm probably gonna feel really dumb when I get it.

Posted by Drunky on Mar 05, 2003

Uh to the person that doesnt understand...

Its not possible to be inside of a wheelbarrow and wheel yourself somewhere. So when the bet was made he knew that he could push the man a good distance but that the man wouldnt be able to push himself at all.

Posted by smileysteve on Mar 21, 2003

this is my favorite teaser on this site. Very good

Posted by whyme on Mar 31, 2003


Posted by Rosey27 on Apr 02, 2003

I didnt realy get it until...Drunky? helped me out . it was realy good once I got it though.oh,and confussed person,Im new to, dont worry about it : )

Posted by peterg on May 25, 2003

unless it was a MOTORised wheelbarrow..i hear they're all the rage in europe

Posted by on May 25, 2003

Easy but fun, its really good!

Posted by kara on Jun 18, 2003

Hee hee! ... Awesome!

Posted by Monique114 on Jul 18, 2003

good 1!

Posted by spoiledbrat on Sep 18, 2003

I heard this one, though the circumstances were not a wheel barrow, but a bucket! Great!

Posted by Rowsdower on Dec 09, 2003

I love it, good stuff!

Posted by Mastermind90 on Feb 26, 2004

Yay!!! I guessed it right!!!!.................Great teaser!

Posted by on Aug 26, 2004

Outstanding use of an old idea

Posted by rashad on Sep 14, 2004

Excellent teaser!!! Why not one of the best teasers in Braingle! ( 7th rank for the best teasers ).
And a compliment from MrIx is somthing unusual

Posted by Z2-d2 on Dec 11, 2004

did you get it though "Jokeapedia"

Posted by Kollonel_Rabbit on Jan 15, 2005

good one but obvious

Posted by deadeye823 on Jun 04, 2005

i love it!

Posted by brainyng on Aug 09, 2005

wow that was fun and cute

Posted by GoHarryPotterCS on Dec 15, 2005

I noticed it would be something weird when he listed the 10 men. I knew the strong man could wheel anybody that the other man could... then a nano-seccond later I realized that he could push himself! So it was pretty easy but I still award it an A+++++++++++++

(It was excellent i'd love to have more like this.)

Posted by scallio on Jul 16, 2006

Easy but not too easy and very fun! Great teaser!

Posted by lukeschett on Jan 16, 2007


Posted by cyberstar5150 on Mar 14, 2007

You know, if I were the stronger guy, I'd jump in and thrust my body weight forward to drag the wheelbarrow forward. Surely it would take a while, but it's worth the $100

Posted by nerdyiscool on Dec 26, 2007

Loved it

Posted by bradon182001 on May 23, 2009

Good one. I had it figured out before I finished reading it, but really enjoyed it. Thanks for posting.

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