Question 55 in our cryptic quiz: “Three is the magic number”

25th September 2009 by Pete

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Hardboiled, The End of the Journey

Ray’s Final Challenge

“Okay Sam,” I said as we hiked across the island to Guin’s house, “how can you throw a ball as hard as you can and have it come back to you without bouncing off anything, attaching anything to it, or having someone catch it and throw it back?”


Sam pondered that for a while as we walked in the sun. We had just caught sight of Guin’s house when he said, “Ah! Got it!”

QUESTION: Well? How can you throw a ball as hard as you can and have it come back to you without bouncing off anything, attaching anything to it, or having someone catch it and throw it back?


Answer below in your comments please, and keep coming back, as the next question will be up soon.

Comments (64)

  1. istoo:

    Throw the ball straight up in the air, letting gravity return the ball.

  2. anna0305:

    just throw it straight up in the air!

  3. Jean:

    Throw the ball upward and let gravity bring it back down.

  4. kanzi:

    Simple. Just throw it at yourself.

  5. Amanda:

    Throw it straight up in the air – it will come back down for you to catch.

  6. gary webb:

    You could throw the ball straight up in the air. Gravity will bring the ball back to you.

  7. lyn:

    throw it up in the air!

  8. Cami:

    Duh! Throw it straight up into the air!

  9. Michael:

    Throw it up in the air and catch it.

  10. JULIA GRANT:

    Throw it up in the air.

  11. Anna:

    Throw the ball straight up.

  12. Jennifer Stuart:

    Throw it straight up! It will come straight back down to you. :)

  13. Laurie Y:

    Throw it straight up into the air.

  14. Cindy Compton:

    Toss it straight up

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