Riddle Me This, IAB: Can You Solve This Head Scratcher?

Submitted by: Gerry1of1 1 year ago in
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Half of the laughs are just watching these two get through the question of the riddle...
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There are 14 comments:
Male 938
Well - they are not wearing hard hats, thats a start. But if we really want natural selection to work, they need to take the hi-vis off too.

Male 42,934
A man is 80, his son is 60, his grandson is 40. How old is his great-grandson?
Male 2,127
5cats There is not enough information to even attempt to answer that. Yes, you could make a guess of "20", based on the fact that each presented generation is exactly 20 years apart, but it would only be a guess without further information. At least the one I posted has a definite, provable answer.
Male 42,934
whosaidwhat No, the point of that 'riddle' is: there is no correct answer. Or rather the answer is "I don't know" eh?
It looks like 20 is the answer but that's not an indication that it's an accurate one. ;-)
So your first sentence is the correct answer! Well done.
Male 2,127
Its amazing how often simple questions like this confuse people so badly. Its amazing how many people are totally confused by "whats 1/3 of a dollar and a half?"
Male 10,214
whosaidwhat Or, to quote Groucho Marx from You Bet Your Life, "Who is buried in Grant’s tomb?"

My favorite is: You have \$100.  Add 10%.  Subtract 10%...how much do you now have?  Hilarious to see how many get it wrong.
Male 2,127
megrendel What color was George Washington's old grey mare?
Male 232
his sister is 67, because she is still only 3 years younger than him
Male 905
This is hilarious... I had this kind of problem when I was 10 in math class and although it seems simple to do the counting it is quite hard to prove it algebraically, for me at least.
Male 570
I find these things always sound more complicated than they really are.  You get their relative ages from the first statement: when he was 6, she was half his age, so she's 3.  She's 3 years younger.  Just simple subtraction after that.  If he's 17, she's 14; if he's 53, she's 50... etc.
Male 42,934
Oh 70 (seventy) I thought he was saying 17 (seventeen) eh? I wondered where 35 came from...
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