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There is a little cute bird which took 2 hours flying from A to B. it rained before she came back. Therefore, it took her 4 hours flying back from B to A. why? (the same route exactly, no stop on the way)
 
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nobody notice this small one ...
 
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Wind velocity?
 
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On the way back it was laden with coconuts? It could have been gripping them by the husks.
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The only condition known is "rain" if any other, they are not real
 
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the bird was on the east coast and it was acid rain. it burned her little feathers.
 
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You have to fly twice the distance if you are continually dodging raindrops.
(I really have to get back to work :roll: )
 
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I believe I heard this one a long time ago, so I won't (yet) share the solution I remember - except that I'm not sure "no stop along the way" is correct. Perhaps "no landings along the way" would be better? Or perhaps there's another solution I can't think of.
 
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Her wings got wet and heavy with the rain..
 
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when it rains, the weight of a bird doubles, thats why..
 
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All those answers are so creative.
well, my answer is: the bird have to fly using only one wing, with the other wing over her head shielding raindrops that's why it takes double of the time.
 
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Very funny...
 
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Wouldn't the bird just fly in circles then? Like a one armed man in a rowboat.
 
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I didn't know rowboats could fly.
 
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Perhaps the one-armed man is just hovering above the rowboat. One-armed men can fly, right?
 
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Well, thats not fare. In the question you didn't mention bird's financial status.. or does it have a rain coat etc
 
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Are you sure the bird could get enough lift off with just the one wing flapping? I mean if an airplane loses a wing it crashes. I think the bird just decided to take the train and that's why it took so long.
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Originally posted by Corey McGlone:
Perhaps the one-armed man is just hovering above the rowboat. One-armed men can fly, right?


Yes, but only in the rain and then it takes them twice as long as a bird in a rowboat.
 
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Originally posted by Dave Vick:

...then it takes them twice as long as a bird in a rowboat.


See - twice as long. Problem solved! Nice work, Dave.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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