Whose Fish?

Submitted by: Caramonjulu 11 years ago Quizzes
http://www.coudal.com/thefish.php

Brainteaser that supposedly only 2% of people can figure out. Don"t tell the answer!
There are 125 comments:
Female 5
Boredx12- the famous person who said Ich bin ein Berliner was JFK, and he said it to tell the people that he was supporting West Germany, and the tearing down of the Berlin Wall. Just because the word Berliner literally means doughnut, i srsly doubt any of the people there actually thought he meant to say he was a doughnut....

just saying :D

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Female 1,653
It said only 2% could beat...
I was so determined to win!
But no.

Point- When you click for the answer, what the fish says translates as "I am a donut". The famous speaker of those words obviously couldnt speak the language. Therefore, I determin that since the fish is a donut it belongs to none of them and I win.

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Female 1,299
does the person who smokes blends have one neighbour who drinks water and another who has cata, or one neighbour who drinks water and has cats?
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Female 364
... My brain hurts. I read the answer from someone else`s post, but I`m not sure how you got there. I also saw a chart of who has what, but I want to see in what order you figure them out, and how you do it.
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Female 148
i own the fish.
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Male 401
I give up.
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Female 3
It is easy...simple process of elimination... dont know why the big fuss abt ppl saying thoes who say the cracked it are lying... and the whole 2% thing is a whacked statistic... just grab a pen and a piece of paper... u`ll get it... 10 mins no sweat
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Female 8
I`ve seen this problem loads of times before, and every time it`s a different percentage of the population that can supposedly solve it...go figure.
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Female 115
only 2% can do it bcos only 2% really have that much time on their hands!! I do enuff of that sorta stuff at skl, so no thnx
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Male 65
kmt i got half way
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Female 4
Took me a WHOLE BLOODY 2 HOURS THOUGH
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Female 4
I got it. I feel intelligent.:D
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Female 3
YEAH i got it!!!!! i did it in like 20 mins after i realized that i copied a clue wrong before...hehe...TESSA YOU OWE ME TOOTSIE POPS!!!!!!!!!
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Female 449
Let`s just say, im better at sex.
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Female 31
i didnt get it.... until i used google
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Female 29
I know!!!!! i laready did this twice w/ my dad. Once when I was 8, once when I was 11. I still remember the answer though
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Male 95
use are all dumbasses . einstein did not make it. einstein was a dum caunt. he didn`t sknow poo except one day he ACCIDENTLY blew something up and then wrote it down and figured out that e=mc2 thingy . bye the way. wtf does e=mc2 even mean.

Einstein did not make


stupid nerds

y coodnt i figure it out


impissed off now


oh yea and bye the way, none of u hoo say that u got actually did. u all looked at the fish who was talking german like i did u cheaters....


even though i did it too.... but i at least don`t brag about it when i really actually cheated

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Male 2
meh...once i had it down on paper it was really easy...took about 20 min. tops
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Female 52
I finally got it. I normally love doing puzzles and brain-teasers like that, but Ive always avoided this one. I just sat down and worked on it (haha...for like an hour) and when I was sure I had it I finally checked it and it was right!I`m SO happy right now (maybe a little TOO happy)!!!
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Male 64
[quote]On 8/11/2005 10:44:23 PM ImNoGod wrote: I don`t belive thouse people who claimed to have got it, got it. If you say you did and you did`nt your full of crap. Anyways, i really did get it and it was the German person. Why who else would it be? Einstein was born in germany.[/quote]
So they didn`t get it, even though they say they do, but you did? Why should we believe you, then? And it wasn`t the German in the original thing.
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Female 144
haha i am the smart 2% of the world it was a doodle
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Female 43
I feel so normal...I dont get it...
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Female 163
Loved it. Got it. I wish there were more of these!!!
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Female 165
I figured this out years ago but I don`t remember what the answer is... damn marijuana
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Female 3
This took me 3 tries, and I finally got it after using not only a chart with intersecting rows and columns (charting every variable), but by also using drawings of boxes with solutions written in them so I could keep my thoughts straight. Once I did that, using process of elimination was really easy. Good luck, everyone!
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Female 1
hey
can someone please email me
and explain the answer to me i really dont get it
[email protected]
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Female 85
I got it without help. It was tricky but not hard. You just had to use your head. The Brit was the hardest for me. :-/
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Male 144
Trying this at half one in the morning wasn`t a good idea so I tried it again this morning. I tediouisly drew out a grid for about 20 mins and then 20 mins after that I had it. Granted that was after spending an hour on it the night before and getting nowhere I would say that was pretty average

Still that was great fun, more please!!

P.S. woo first post!

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Male 694
WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!! I DID IT
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Female 7
Well, apparently more than 80% of the supposed 2% who are able to solve the puzzle are here in yt.
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Male 305
my brain just burnt
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Female 273
i solved it!
:-P
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Male 175
geez i thought it was supposed to be tough
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Female 211
did dis 2yrs ago+figured it out!if a fifteen yr old can figure it out anyone can it pretty simple!
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Female 1
WOOT! I got it, baby! ^_^
*basks in momentary success* . . . . it wasn`t that hard, though... =( I expected more of a challenge than merely a chart and a few pieces of a puzzle put together.... =/ meh, it was fun, anyway...
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Male 1,149
I don`t belive thouse people who claimed to have got it, got it. If you say you did and you did`nt your full of crap. Anyways, i really did get it and it was the German person. Why who else would it be? Einstein was born in germany.
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Female 428
I got it..... I was so scared to see the answer though haha I didnt wanna be wrong. But, when I saw "Ich bin ein Berliner" I was like YESSSSS!!!!! Go me.....
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Male 4
It was easy, they should have said you can`t use paper and a pen. That would have made it really hard.
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Female 9
i hardly doubt it`s 2% since the 14 year olds on this board all got it.
well, actually, maybe they didn`t.
how do you know if you got it right if there is no answer?
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Female 21
holy CRAP thats hard
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Male 2,519
[quote]On 8/10/2005 8:14:05 AM Connieboy wrote: Also: how do you quote other people`s posts?[/quote]

I assume you visit this site through i-am-bored.com. Actually you can login with the same account through youthink.com.

Go to the links section and from there you can see that every thread that is on i-am-bored is on youthink as well. And then you can use this feature.

But, the downside is you can`t vote.

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Male 64
Trust me, you can do it in under an hour, especially if you have experience with puzzles like this. I was stumped for a while this time, because I overlooked something, but still did it in under an hour, and when I did the original one some months back, with the Brit being the owner, I solved it much faster than that.
Oh, and the site does have the answer: there`s a link for it under "Note IV".

Also: how do you quote other people`s posts?

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Male 96
Ok here`s how I got my answer, I figure if you`re on this page already you won or gave up.

Yellow----Blue------Red-----Green------White
Norweg----Dane------Brit ---German-----Swede
Cats------Horses----Birds---XXXX-------Dogs
Dunhills--Blends----Palls---Princes----BlueMas
Water-----Tea-------Milk----Coffee-----Beer

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Male 2,616
ConfedRebel, I did it in about a half-hour... I mostly agree with what you said, but there are exceptions to your PROMISE, myself being an example. I have paper with work on it but all it is is 5 houses with each type of item under each one, all of them crossed out but the right ones, which are circled... my mental workings that allowed me to come to the conclusion as to why certain houses could not have certain items obviously cannot be recorded on paper. Anyways, I thought I`d tell you that you aren`t 100% correct with your promise.
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Male 388
hah, ive done this exact one before and got the right answer, nobody else i knew could figure it out tho 8-)
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Male 3,060
i bet the two percent it`s talking about are the two percent that can solve the equation using math rather than charts or guess and check. and whoever said that anybody who solves the problems in under 45 minutes is lying...well...i guess i`m lying. i only spent about 24 minutes on this...i expected it to be a lot harder...i remember solving one where it said the houses were next to each other....but it doesn`t meantion that they are next to each other in a circle....making it a little tricky...

anyway, thank for posting this. much fun!

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Female 107
yes! I got in within a half hour!
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Female 298
hah, took me half an hour and gave me a stupid head ache...
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Female 496
i dont get it
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Male 2,519
[quote]On 8/9/2005 9:58:45 PM ShaunC wrote: BTW i went thru loadsa paper then opted for a grid with everything in each square and crossed em off as i went along. It was fairly easy after that.[/quote]

Yeah, did the same thing and I got the Norwegian first. Then was stuck for a while before I realised the position of each colour of the houses, then it became easy.

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Male 17
BTW i went thru loadsa paper then opted for a grid with everything in each square and crossed em off as i went along. It was fairly easy after that.
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Male 2,519
Sheesh. Actually, the original answer is british but this website changed a few variables around, thus the answer is german. The concept remains the same, and it really isn`t a big deal to figure this out. I would say almost 98% of my friends who did this got it correct.
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Male 17
the french guys lives in a purple house, drinks wines, smokes marlboros and has crabs!!!!
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Male 2
and PS. . .anyone who wants to know the real answers to all the variables, email me WITH YOUR WORK. I entered the contest and got my answer back (know i`m right, yay) so yea. [email protected] or [email protected] kk. bye.
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Male 2
look, peeps. . .i did this puzzle thing before caramonjulu put it up here, and i know a few other people who have done it. (all of these are my friends, and we are like super nerds :-P) It took each of us at LEAST an hour, most of us more. Any one of you that say you did it in under 45 minutes are lying, geussed, or googled it. This I can promise everyone ELSE reading these comments. And please, tell me this, WHY THE HELL did anyone post the answer here? That is moronic and way too much bragging. Dude. . .just. . .no.
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Female 70
hmm...ok. question. how the fcuk are you supposed to know whether or not you got the right flipping answer if the contest is over?
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Male 526
I doubt half of you that say you got it really did because half of you can hardly type english.
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Male 159
connieboy: I have no idea where the forum was, I didn`t mark it
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Female 16
...my eyses... oh my eyes.... After setting up my grid wrong and having to think on many levels... and having blood shoot out of my nose... I finally was like... o..m..g... I CAN`T BELIEVE I MISSED THAT! and then it all fell together and I feel like an ass for not seeing it earlier, lol.
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Male 13
that 98%/2% thing can`t really be true but more of a motivation to do this. why else would you waste your time on this beside being able to say you`re part of the 2%.
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Female 435
AND it was fun. =) I forgot to mention that. I like these sorts of things alot. =D
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Female 435
Yes.. the 2% thing must be waay off. Or something. I got it.. not in 10 minutes or anything like that.. but I DID get it in something much longer than 10 minutes and with multiple pieces of paper! (Im not organised) hehe
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Female 1
Took me 10 minutes... I tried to whip out a chart, but just ended up figuring out 60% of who had what by drawing little houses and filling the info in, and I knew who had the fish.
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Male 64
Odd... I think I`ve done this before, but I remember the Brit having the fish back then. My memory must be off, since it`s not that this time. Caramonjulu, where was this forum?

Anyway, the 2% must definitely be wrong. Either that, or mankind has gotten better at solving puzzles.

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Female 1
I just took a deep breath, drew up a chart and(with some patience) figured it out!
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Male 3
I didn`t think it was really hard. It just takes a while to work out as long as you don`t use the guess and check method
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Male 1,033
I thought I had it, but I got a null, I`d need to try again
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Male 231
i feel bad for 98% of the world
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Male 159
next time i hold an online birthday bash featuring awesome artists like Beck and The Killers, and beer and all this other crazy stuff, you won`t be invited. In fact, throughout the rest of your life, you will be remembered as "That-Guy-Who-Aint-Do-That-Fish-Puzzle-Thing."
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Male 391
i`m an idiot ergo i won`t try it
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Female 10
I got it without too much difficulty. I suspect that the "2% of the population" statement was a bit of an exaggeration. The point is- HURRAY, THOSE PUZZLES ARE FUN!!!
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Male 26
german you dummies
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Female 380
i dont get it
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Female 648
This is a joke. If no more than 2% of the population can figure this poo out, we as a human race, are ultimately doomed.
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Female 102
it took me ages to figure out, wen i got the answer i tried to check it but the fish was kinda confusin ("i am berlin" wth?) but i finnally did it!!!!!! Then i found out that practicly the rest of the world can do it too... :(. maybe it mant that only 2% COULDNT figure it out...
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Male 159
I was googling the brainteaser and I saw on a forum where people were talking about it:
"i got it and i`m only 14! It was the Brit of course he had the fish and I have an IQ of 170"
Hehe.
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Male 15
Ill agree it wasnt that hard. I finished it in 10 minutes on a small pad of paper. It made me feel better about myself untill I saw how many other people got it right too. Its like one of those bogus online tests that say you have a 148 IQ. Just something to make you feel better about yourself, and look like an idiot if you brag about it to others.
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Female 458
o and it took me about 8 pieces of paper...
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Female 458
wow i figured it out it took me a couple tries though but wen i tried 2 do it i thought i had it figured out but i did somethign wrong it was still bothering me when i woke up so i finnally figured it out o and i dont think its 2% unless it just so happens that almost all of the ones who can figure it out are on i am bored lol hahahaha
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Male 37
I got It.Im one of the 121,348,731 people who can do it. Don`t I feel special.
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Male 332
Got it in 10 minutes. I agree, it`s not that hard, it`s just logic.
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Male 1,079
I figured it out in 58 minutes with a sheet of paper, easer, pencil, and a locked door. I feel proud.
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Male 1,407
I figured this out a few years ago. I really think a good deal more than 2% can do it, it isn`t THAT hard.
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Female 241
I did it. :) Spent most of the time making a nifty chart to work with:
[url=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/omni_lod/riddlechart.jpg]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/o...[/url]
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Female 325
Isn`t really as hard as it looks, just takes some shifting around of the variables. You have to guess at a few ways and just see what works. I recommend excel and paper, for those who actually want to figure it out.
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Male 241
i got i think
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Female 12
haha i sussed it anyway. n it looks 2 me like alot more than 2% of ppl know it. maybe we jus got smarter since einstiens day. or maybe wen the teacher was off in school they made us do a ton of these 2 keep us quiet(ish)
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Male 459
oh, yeah the fish helps!
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Male 459
got it in under 20 minutes. just gotta know how these work and what form to use and highly systematicaly you can get it done in nothing flat, just gotta know what ur doing!
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Male 581
i bet alot of people are saying I got it but they really didnt
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Female 209
After about an hour and nearly 20 sheets of paper I feel mildly annoyed even after getting the anwer. Trust me, I`ll never opt to do another puzzle like this. I`m gonna lie down now...
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Male 4
For anyone wanting the solution:

http://www.mindspring.com/~mccarthys/puz...

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Male 371
if you set up a table it isnt that hard but setting up the table is a bitch
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Male 332
:-D
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Male 332
amy, i got that answer. im glad that i figured it out b4 sum1 posted the answer. rotton little party-pooper. yeh, took me 5 mins. EASY! :D
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Male 125
it took me about 20 minutes but yeah i got it. i`m really good at these things too so that helped.
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Male 133
piece of cake
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Male 4
After roughly two or three minutes of doodling in a notebook, I stumbled across the answer. The vodka is no excuse, nor is the lack of sleep.
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Male 2,519
Hm....That wasn`t that hard.
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Male 79
Thanks for putting it up too late, now I`ll NEVER see the pixies at lolapalooza >:( You purposefully waited for the deadline to end so you`d have less compitition didn`t you!?!?
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Male 101
That took me about an hour and a half, lol. But I`m glad I`m one of the 2% now! Yeah!!! Email me for the answer or clues. I wont post the answer OR clues/hints.
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Female 36
lol well u no ppl were buggin me n its so obvious!
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Male 73
well, i am glad i figured it out before someone ruined it
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Female 36
the answers the german ppl!!!!! woooo im so proud
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Male 73
i was stuck for a second, then one peice of info clicked and the rest fell into place
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Male 102
can`t tell, you have to work it out for yourself, otherwise, you defeat the purpose
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Female 2,244
Yeah, since some of you are that wise, which one is it?
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Male 385
is it The man who smokes Blends has a neighbor who drinks water. because like he is the only one who has the water to spare? my guess is this one because he has the water? gee, no math involved
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Male 571
I`d say a lot of people who are listed to have gotten the correct answer guessed it. That is considering the "fact" that only 2% of the population can figure it out.
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Female 982
I think i got it...
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Female 1
I got it! It took me a little bit I have to admit. And it took me a few tries. But it was easy once I found a good way to approach it.
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Female 208
I`ve done a ton of these with a class in school, but this one`s awfully hard and I never really liked them anyway.
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Male 29
i figured it out in about fifteen minutes ... i feel smart now :)
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Female 335
ugh .. amazing my head hurt with the first two clues...well i suck at this stuff anyways
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Female 55
This was really easy for me. It only took me 10 minutes , a piece of paper, and a pencil.
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Female 2,244
It is so tough..I almost had it too..I have to find it.
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Male 102
you have to work it out, kogeliz, that`s the whole point of it
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Female 9
okay. where is the answer?
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Male 982
got it. does anyone else
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Female 147
why even do it the contest is already over
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Male 102
i did this in school... well sorta... i actually took it home to do it. this is what got me interested in maths again
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Female 1,211
The answer is the _ _ _ _ _ _. i`m just so good.
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Female 1,603
no clue!
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Male 979
to much thinking! i will never figure this out. 2% wouldnt be 121,348,731 unless almost everyone in the world took it.
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Male 159
Link: Whose Fish? [Rate Link] - Brainteaser that supposedly only 2% of people can figure out. Don`t tell the answer!
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