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    Posted: 20/Oct/2010 at 2:25pm
I recently learned this puzzle/brainteaser.  We'll see who can solve it first; it's pretty neat.

Five men were traveling down a path (at the same speed) when it began to rain.  Four of the men sped up, but the fifth didn't bother.  It rained the entire time that they were traveling, and stopped when they reached their destination.  THEY ALL HAD THE SAME DESTINATION AND THEY ALL GOT THERE AT THE SAME TIME AND THE MAN WHO DIDN'T BOTHER TO SPEED UP ARRIVED PERFECTLY DRY.  No motor vehicles were used and no one helped them.  EXPLAIN HOW THIS IS POSSIBLE.

I would offer a reward for the first person to give the correct answer, but there isn't any way to do it!  It took me a while to get the answer.  If you get the answer after only a minute or two of thinking about it, you must be a genius! 




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/Feb/2011 at 8:14pm
It's because the fifth guy was already going the fastest,
right?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15/Feb/2011 at 12:47pm
Good guess...sorry I forgot to mention that they were all traveling at the same speed. I'll edit my original post.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15/Feb/2011 at 12:51pm
This isn't important, but it's an extra clue that might help.  The man who didn't bother to speed up arrived perfectly dry.  I also edited that into my first post. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15/Feb/2011 at 6:46pm
Umbrellas for the win?! :D
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16/Feb/2011 at 11:03am
What? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17/Feb/2011 at 1:21pm
Lulz, I was asking if the guy was holding an umbrella. XD
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/Feb/2011 at 7:08pm
No, the man who arrived dry and didn't speed up was not holding anything.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/Jun/2011 at 2:46pm
Hmmm.. that's a tough one! I was thinking umbrella as
well. Was he on a skateboard and wearing a hat?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27/Jun/2011 at 5:00pm
Well could it be that the winner wasn't rained on?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28/Jun/2011 at 10:04am
Hey, that's a good one!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22/Aug/2011 at 9:33am
Sorry; I haven't been on here for forever.  Do you want me to give you the answer?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22/Aug/2011 at 10:01am
That would be great! Heh, if you can remember it!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23/Aug/2011 at 9:05am
All right: The man who stayed dry was dead and was in a coffin.  The other four were walking and sped up when the rain started.  Of course, the fifth didn't even have to worry about it!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23/Aug/2011 at 2:20pm
Ohhhh.... that makes sense. I will have to save that joke
for later! :D
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