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Monday, January 9, 2017

Puzzle... Goin' Fishin'



Came across yesterday's Parade Magazine at a coffeehouse this morning so looked at Marilyn vos Savant's column and found a clever little riddle... has the ring to it of a classic old 'lateral-thinking' type puzzle, so if you missed it here goes:

A fellow is in town to buy a 5-ft. fishing pole. Following the purchase he begins to board a bus home, but the driver informs him that objects longer than 4 ft. are NOT permitted on the bus. Disappointed, the fellow walks back to the store, only to emerge briefly later, still with the same fishing pole, and boards a bus with no problem. 
What has he done (...and no, the pole has not been collapsed, telescoped, or in any other way adjusted)?
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he placed the pole diagonally in a 3 x 4 cardboard box and walked on-board with the box.




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