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eixdeuce
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2002 11:03 am    Post subject: 1 I have come across this riddle and can not come up with a good answer. Unfortunately, everyone I've asked has also been stumped. So, if anyone can solve this I'd greatly appreciate it. It has been bothering me for weeks now. It goes: Monday and Tuesday have two, Wednesday and Thursday have one, Friday has six, Saturday and Sunday none, what is it? Thanx to all who attempt it.
Marvin
Pseudo-Yank

 Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2002 7:02 pm    Post subject: 2 They add up to 12, my guess would be months that start / end with that day this year, or something along those lines.
GH
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2002 8:12 pm    Post subject: 3 That's where I started, too, Marvin, but June this year starts on Saturday and ends on Sunday. There must be something else...
daniel801
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2002 8:26 pm    Post subject: 4 paid holidays?
mathgrant
A very tilted cell member

 Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2002 8:27 pm    Post subject: 5 If no month began on Sunday, that would mean no Friday the 13ths! But each year must have a Friday the 13th, so rule that out. Similarly, no month ending on Saturday means no month beginning on Sunday, except perhaps January. But using the magic numbers 144025036146 on normal years and 034025036146 on leap years shows some other month beside January must begin on Sunday also, so strike it out. Actually, that was a bad argument, since the magic numbers are key to showing that there is always a Friday 13th. Next month will begin on Friday, so using the first magic number (2002 is not a leap year), we get Friday=4 and thus the following sequence: J: Tuesday F: Friday M: Friday A: Monday M: Wednesday J: Saturday J: Monday A: Thursday S: Sunday O: Tuesday N: Friday D: Sunday Therefore we will have two Friday the 13ths this year: in September and December. Beware those months! ------------------ Sometimes life gives you a deck without any aces. Deal with it.
The Sapient
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2002 8:29 pm    Post subject: 6 Could it have something to do with phases of the moon? What about appearences in a certain famous song/poem/book? I have a feeling it is one of those riddles that was created with no real answer in mind.
Lepton
1:41+ Arse Scratcher

 Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2002 10:55 pm    Post subject: 7 I checked out the moon idea last night, and I don't think it will fly.
daniel801
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2002 3:13 pm    Post subject: 8 it lines up perfectly with my paid holiday calendar dates
ctrlaltdel
Member of the Daedalians

 Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2002 5:51 pm    Post subject: 9 well it does not do that with my pay holidays callendar... maybe cause im in slovakia, who knows...
eixdeuce
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2002 10:37 pm    Post subject: 10 daniel801 if you are sure, could you please list the dates and occasions of your paid holidays. I tried to correlate the riddle with holidays and could not make it work. Thanx eix
ronl
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2002 10:58 pm    Post subject: 11 daniel801 - Your answer confuses me as well. The following federal holidays, which most people have off, always fall on a Monday: Martin Luther King Day Washington's Birthday Memorial Day Labor Day Columbus Day ------------------ This post is rated NWS: Not Worthy of a Signature.
Chuck
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Mar 01, 2002 11:05 pm    Post subject: 12 Maybe they're the days of the week on which a group of people was born? Who are there 12 of? The Apostles? We wouldn't know when they were born. The OJ jury, maybe? Probably not. This is a bad idea. Just forget that I posted this.
ronl
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2002 12:19 am    Post subject: 13 The Chinese Calendar has 12 holidays or "Festivals". But, I checked from 1997 to the present, and then projected out to 2015, and no year meets the criteria. But I used the Gregorian weekday representation of the Chinese date of the holiday. Does anybody know if the Chinese weekday representation is the same as the Gregorian? ------------------ This post is rated NWS: Not Worthy of a Signature.
Marvin
Pseudo-Yank

 Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2002 1:43 am    Post subject: 14 Yeah, Chinese does (well, Cantonese does, I don't know about Mandarin)
eixdeuce
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2002 7:38 am    Post subject: 15 Ok everyone, I need to apologize for this riddle because apparently I encountered a butchered version of it which is why many others and I have been frustrated by it. Ugh, how utterly annoying. Apparently the correct form of the riddle is Sunday has six. Monday and Tuesday each have two. Wednesday has one. Thursday and Friday each have two. Saturday has none. What is it? The solution to this one is fairly straightforward. Man do I want to choke the idiot who mangled and distributed the riddle.
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