Ted (merovingian) wrote,
Ted
merovingian

Logic Puzzle

Here's a logic puzzle for you! (Actually, see the next post. This one is over.)

Actually, it's not a logic puzzle yet. It's a democratic attempt to assemble a logic puzzle.

Please help to assemble the logic puzzle!

Poll #978902 Democratic Logic Puzzle

In...

a distant land...
4(5.1%)
front of you...
11(14.1%)
the nation of perfect logicians...
7(9.0%)
a house shaped like a hypercube...
14(17.9%)
Flatland...
7(9.0%)
a distant planet where everything is the same except water...
3(3.8%)
a rent-controlled Brooklyn apartment...
14(17.9%)
a Yellow Submarine...
2(2.6%)
the point of an infinitely-sharp pin...
4(5.1%)
my pants...
12(15.4%)

there are...

four...
8(10.3%)
twenty-three...
25(32.1%)
an uncountable number of...
26(33.3%)
an infinite number of...
19(24.4%)

nearly-identical...

monkeys.
3(3.8%)
monsters.
0(0.0%)
guards.
4(5.1%)
cannibals and missionaries.
14(17.9%)
pieces of unidentifiable office equipment.
17(21.8%)
ponies.
12(15.4%)
nerds.
8(10.3%)
robots.
10(12.8%)
angels.
10(12.8%)

The ones on the left...

always lie.
2(2.6%)
always tell the truth.
1(1.3%)
are pretty awesome.
5(6.4%)
have dots on their forehead.
2(2.6%)
are transcendentally ideal.
10(12.8%)
stink.
1(1.3%)
will kill the others if given opportunity.
9(11.5%)
can totally beatbox.
12(15.4%)
vote Libertarian.
6(7.7%)
are each holding a light bulb.
3(3.8%)
are gay.
5(6.4%)
know kung fu.
9(11.5%)
are slightly heavier than the others.
6(7.7%)
enjoy replying to LJ polls.
1(1.3%)
dance.
6(7.7%)

The ones on the right...

You can only...

transport two of them at a time.
4(5.1%)
ask a single question.
4(5.1%)
use a scale balance three times.
4(5.1%)
retch at the thought of logic puzzles.
0(0.0%)
do one thing well.
6(7.7%)
get so far by gluing strings together.
3(3.8%)
tell them that they have dots on their forehead.
3(3.8%)
say what it is in French.
5(6.4%)
hope they don't get you.
6(7.7%)
give them typewriters.
6(7.7%)
shout three catchy slogans.
8(10.3%)
go into the room with the lightbulb once.
7(9.0%)
carry six items at a time.
4(5.1%)
imagine.
7(9.0%)
solve a case after you've been suspended from duty.
11(14.1%)

How will you...

get them to write Hamlet?
3(3.8%)
cure world hunger?
0(0.0%)
find out which one is lying?
7(9.0%)
kill them all?
9(11.5%)
ever get home?
12(15.4%)
figure out how many there are?
6(7.7%)
get your hands clean?
2(2.6%)
reply to this poll?
3(3.8%)
invade Poland?
13(16.7%)
learn to enjoy life again?
7(9.0%)
save the Prince?
1(1.3%)
mess this one up?
8(10.3%)
vote Libertarian?
1(1.3%)
make a delicious casserole?
6(7.7%)


On Tuesday, May 8th, I'll tally up the votes, pick an answer for the text question, and post the puzzle.

Best answer gets an LJ entry talking about how awesome they are!
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