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Actually, the drug dog would be alerting to the smell cocaine or heroin. A study by the feds revealed that except for new bills, 98% of paper money in circulation had meth, heroins or cocaine ON THE BILL.

For 20's, 50's and $100 dollar bills it was 100% (I learned this when I was talking to an FBI agent who showed up after the bank I was working at was held up).

The hold up itself was more funny than serious. The guy came in and put his ski mask on at the door. He walked up to one of our tellers and demanded all of her money. She gave him her "bait money" (serial numbers all recorded and photo copied - one stack that had 3 $100 bills on the top & bottom of the stack, the second that had 3 $50 bills stacked the same, and two stacks of $20's likewise set up).

He stuffed the money into a military style, olive green laundry bag and ran out the front door. He was on foot and he ran across our parking light and started to cross the street. The left turn light had just gone on at the corner and there was a large number of cars which came up the street so he couldn't cross. He was by the edge of the street, jumping up and down like a little boy who had to pee.

He ran across the street, then down the street that ended at a T-intersection that ran into the bank parking lot. He ran down the street to an old Ford pick-up. He put his hand into his pocket and ..... no keys! He looked into the cab and he obviously saw the keys still in the ignition. He looked all around and saw some fairly large decorative stone in the building across the street from the bank and ran back towards the bank to get one of the larger stones. He then ran back to his truck, busted the window in, climbed in and drove away.

The street he was parked on ran parallel to the bank and there was a left turn light at that corner, too. He had gotten about 25 yards down that street when 2 North Kansas City Police cars blocked the road. He slammed the truck into reverse and backed past the street that T-ed into the bank. By the time he turned and came down that road, 2 more NKCPD cars had blocked that intersection, also.

He got out of the truck with his hands up. The police put him and the bag of money into one of the cars and drove back to the Police Station. By the time our teller got to the station, he had been finger-printed, booked, placed in a cell and they were waiting for an FBI agent to come and transport him to a Federally approved jail.

As our teller came back out of the station, she saw him being driven away in the back of a car with three FBI agents inside.

Everything had happened so fast, it was all done with but the cheering by the time our District Manager made it to the bank.

When the Feebs took my statement, I kept breaking up laughing all through the process. They even asked me if I needed to go to a doctor. When I told them no, my dad was retired from the LAPD and my youngest son worked for the KCPD and they had never told a more funny story about an inept robber that they probably wouldn't believe me. After I said that, he looked up with a half-smile and his eyes shining and said, "Now that I think of it, I don't think I've heard of a more inept bank robber myself".

My son thought I was pulling his chain until he verified the story the next day, and it took me almost 45 minutes talking long distance with my dad before he believed me.

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good one!!! I like that !

as for the next I'd say the aroma of whatever was in the jar before you put the money in it is on the bills or the money given back in change can into contact with some illegal substance .... I would say no to going to jail .... just some explaining to do.



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1. You are in the kitchen.

2. You walk over and place some food into the microwave and punch in the number 100. Next, you place another item in the microwave and punch in the number 99.

The first item cooks for one minute, the second item cooks for 1 minute and 39 seconds. Therefor, in that room at that time, entering 100 results in a product cooked for a shorter time than one cooked by entering 99 as the time.

I would venture to say that everyone already knew this, but that the answer was so simple, the connection was never made. You were thinking in absolutes and the answer is in the mechanics.

We've had a microwave, a succession of them, actually, for years. I never noticed this little incongruity until the morning I posted the riddle. Now you've all been caught up and you can terrify your friends and win bets because a fellow Sarcastic (humbly, a Master Sarcastic) gave you the means to increase your wealth (or antagonize friends and relatives - which at times is ever so much more pleasing then just gaining a handful of dirty money.



Just a quick follow-up challenge. You ave just been shopping, using money you held back for an emergency or something special (maybe from that jar in the back of the cabinet on the top shelf).

As you leave the shop there is a drug sniffing dog and a policeman. The dog "alerts" as you pass and the policeman tells you to stop, then step aside.

You are in the middle area/walkway of a mall. The drug dog walks around you and again alerts. What illegal drug(s) does the dog smell on you, and why? What are the chances of you going to jail?

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my mom has a list .... not as extensive as yours....I can't wait for the big reveal!



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OK. I'm ..... underwhelmed, but ..... if two of our members want me to end their misery sooner than five days, and no one objects, I will make the answer available Saturday night.

It will be somewhere after 6pm, CDT.

I'll bet some of you will challenge your friends with this riddle.

As far as I know, this is an original riddle. I was in the room where this happens when my brain Sparked (I think I was too close to an electrical outlet. Regardless, if anyone chooses to use the riddle and are questioned where they heard the riddle, just tell them that a Turtle asked you. Yep, a tal ..... no! Not a talking Turtle at all. Tell them a typing Turtle told you.

When they hear that, they will understand that the riddle didn't come from just any old turtle. I don't know if it will help your friends to take you more - or less, strange.

You know that normals have a difficult time understanding us when we aren't trying to mess with their obviously lower mental acuity.

Sal, I haven't seen the photo of your pills, but, sight unseen, I bet MY pills outnumber YOUR pills.

You know the doctors ask you to bring in your meds so they can record them? I have to take a small suitcase. I have made it more efficient by putting everything into spreadsheet format. I have a list with the product name in the first column, the generic name in the second column, the dosage amount per pill in the third column and the fourth column has the full dosage amount and the prescribed times I should take them. I have to portion them out by day and by time - breakfast, lunch, dinner and bedtime. At the bottom, I have listed my blood-type (I'm a Universal donor), and a known allergy list (None) and a drug reaction list (there are three of them.

On the back side, I have listed important medical events in my life and when they occurred (pneumonia, spinal meningitis, pneumonia a second time, kidney surgery, dislocated right shoulder, two bypass surgeries [one quad and one quintuple], stent surgery, surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in my right knee, kidney stone episodes (five different times!), rotator cuff surgery, Legionnaires Disease, appendicitis, and all those normal childhood things (measles, mumps, etc.). Oh, and a pretty bigger most doctors today would not be able to diagnose - polio, and the implantation of a defibrillator/pacemaker. I'm convinced my mother upset a Chinese person and they told her, "May your son live in interesting times".

I really impressed the last ER doc I saw. She thought my documentation should be mandatory before a patient even came in the doors. Then, when I gave her a copy of my last EKG, she kissed me! It would have been no big deal, but my wife had just finished all of the paperwork and opened the cubical curtain just as I got bussed on my lips. The ER doc was female, young (under 30?), cute and enthusiastic. The doc looked up to Cherry and said, "Your husband is the most thoughtful patient I've ever had! See what he brought me?"

As she left the cubical and was showing everybody in the ER my paperwork, Cherry looked at me and said, "If she's that excited about your meds and history and EKG, she must have had a really bad day".

My reply, "Week, maybe month".

Maybe you've already guessed, but I listed that medical experience in my log - "Tonight, my cute ER doc gave me a full, enthusiastic kiss (no tongue, darn it)". My wife wants me to remove that last statement, but it's My medical History. You never know when some little thing turns out to be important, right?

I hope no one falls asleep during the day today. I don't think my story is boring, but you can choose to think what ever you want to. We're probably both right!

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I have plenty of my pills left. See the photo I posted to the team photos on 12/4/2012. I find them very helpful!
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Now your just winding us up on purpose..... emoticon you don't play fair! emoticon



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Sal, I'm really worried about you.

Please don't do anything to hurt yourself when the answer is revealed. Don't throw anything at your screen, either. Think about your investment.

You are going to see the answer (it's so simple) you will curse me up and down. Just don't try to say those things on Spark - they think cr@p is profane - I guess they don't believe in God.

If you have a heart condition, have someone else read it to you and give you hints. Take it in small bits.

I hope someone on SU has your home number. If you just disappear, we won't know where to send flowers, and that would really upset me.

Plus, we would have to con...vince another to assume the difficult job of being a co-leader. You know there is no one to fill your shoes (boots, slippers, those sock-like things with the pebbly bottom you get at the hospital).

We would be lost. LOST, I say!

So please, please, please. Have a chill pill readily available. OUR health depends on YOU!

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No amount of incentive will help a dumba$$ like me get the answer.
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i can't wait to see the answer!



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Spartan -

Very good. Do you know the reason we all live in abnormal housing?

And no, this is not an additional challenge.

It's because people like us live in them!



OK, it's been almost 48 hours and the only person who has attempted a solve is Spartan. Obviously, I have not provided enough incentive. The Spark Goody Points will be raised to 750, that's right, Seven Hundred and Fifty points, plus I will grant a degree of MRS to you (Master Riddle Solver).

What I just wrote, that wasn't being sexist, was it? I mean, considering the ratio of women to men on Spark. I know!

If you are not a married woman, that is, a single woman, the alternate degree, if you choose, will be MS, Riddle.

If a person solves the riddle and is a man, married or not, the degree granted will MR (Master Riddle-solver).

All degrees are honorary, but you can put them on your under your Icon and display them proudly. Also, those who have reached the height of Master Sarcastic (referring to your abiity level and not your gender) may also have the MS listed. For me, I would display MS, MRM (Master Riddle Maker)

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Well Spartan...... I'd say you just got Popeye! this is fun..... so glad I'm paying attention and the rest of the team is missing out! emoticon



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Hey I had to try. You just said you were in "my" house not that your house was normal. I kindof figured nobody's house in this group was completely normal. emoticon

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You are a trip!!!!! emoticon



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Chris,

Thank you very much for the kudos. Sometimes I let comments like yours go to my head and do crazy things.

This time however, while I appreciate your loving comments, I won't be able to give you any private Spark Mail hints. There's 500 Spark Goodie Points involved!

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And THAT..... all you Sarcastic Unlimited members..... is POPEYE!!! LOVE him!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon



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I thought this would be solved in less than 24 hours. Maybe my assumption about the team members intellectual capacity was more generous than I thought.

This could go on for weeks, so it seems I must set a time limit.

Answers (or guesses) submitted prior to Midnight CDT will be considered. Answers after my midnight but before your midnight will be considered if no one has the right answer. The contest Officially, really, really ends when I check my Spark Mail on Monday, April 8, 2013.

By the way, my two Sarcastic friends who couldn't solve the riddle have still not been able to do so. When I shared Spartan's answer with them, they thought the correct answer had been given. They were very unhappy that it wasn't the correct answer.

They had my pity.

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I apologize to all of you who were excited by Spartan's answer, assuming it was correct.

However, I doubt very many of our members have a walk-in freezer. I don't.

I'm talking about a regular room in the house, probably the same room in every house. Besides, I wouldn't call a walk-in freezer a room at any time.

This happens in a particular room in every regular house, apartment or condo.Well, at least 99.99% of the residences.

Next guess?

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OOOHHH Someone got the answer and bested Popeye! what fun! Sorry Popeye! emoticon emoticon emoticon



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Ah, so glad Spartan solved it. I had a couple more questions to ask...neither of which would have helped me solve.

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You're in a walk-in freezer and 100 is less than 99 because you're dealing in negative temps.

I don't know what ozone smells like, but I hear Al Gore will tell us in his next movie (or infomercial or whatever you call it).

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It's a trick, isn't it?

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I love the smell of clothes that have hung on the line. As for the riddle.... my brain is already shot for today!



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You just had to ask didn't you Sass?
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I don't remember the smell, but I remember the stiffness.

Long live gas/electric dryers and permanent press!

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The concentrated smell of ozone is often described as the smell of burning electric parts, which most people can smell in concentrations of one part in 100 million. In concentrations of three parts to a billion, it can cause your eyes to burn and water, damage your trachea and damage your lungs. Two much exposure to ozone can cause permanent damage to your lungs. If you can "smell rain coming" that is the smell of ozone at about 1 part in a billion. When it comes in contact with iron, rust is formed. It's responsible for the greenish colored tint to copper exposed to ozone - cupric oxide. It is a Very Concentrated form of oxygen with a chemical description of O3. Two parts of oxygen to two parts of hydrogen (H2O2) is liquid and called hydrogen peroxide.

Some people say that low levels of ozone smells a little bit like chlorine, but to me, ozone smells like ozone. It has a completely unique smell all its own, but my sense of smell is extraordinarily sensitive and selective. In Vietnam, I could smell Viet Cong from 200 meters or more upwind of us. The only times a hasty ambush resulted in no KIA's was when they moved in a different direction than toward us.

If you have a "crappy sense of smell" breathing through your mouth and nose simultaneously will increase your ability to distinguish unique smells since you have activated your sense of taste to go along with your sense of smell. If you can smell soured milk or when meat has gone bad, you can smell ozone.

If you are old enough to remember that particular smell that washed clothes had when they were dried outside on a clothes line, that is the smell of a low concentration of ozone, also.

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First set of questions:

What does ozone smell like?

What if I have a crappy sense of smell, and am unable to distinguish ozone from some other (nameless) substance?

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4/2/13 2:53 P

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I know that Sarcastics are much brighter than the 'normal' population, but I've recently come across a riddle that a couple of fellow Sarcastics couldn't solve.

Therefore, I am presenting this riddle for you, any of the team members of Sarcastics Unlimited, to solve:

I am in my house in a room that seems to defy numbers theory. It doesn't happen in any other room, but it could if special preparations are made. The room I am in defies known mathematics because here 100 is less than 99 (I tried to post the mathematical form of this riddle for all you math majors/minors, but the Spark dumb computer thought I was trying to attack it with html ), so yes, you read it correctly, one hundred is less than ninety-nine.

There is a two part answer:
. 1. What room am I in.
. 2. Explain how this is possible.

The winner is the first to post the correct completed answers by time stamp. The decision of the Judge (me) is final (but if you have a really good excuse, you might force me to award a prize to the one (or more) of the officially recognized "Worlds Greatest Sarcastic Whiner"). There could be one, or more, ties, depending on the strength and intensity of your whining.

On your mental mark, get set, try to solve!

The prize is your choice of a "Goody" valued at 500 points or less, or you can have your choice of Multiple Goodies where the total value is 500 points or less when combined.

Warning: This riddle may be a hazard to your health!

Have fun, but if you start smelling a high concentration of ozone, stop thinking about the riddle, brew a cup of your favorite herbal tea, pour it into a glass containing ice, lean back in your favorite reading chair and let your mind float freely. The smell of excessive ozone will dissipate within five minutes after you have completed your tea. If the smell doesn't dissipate after five minutes, Immediately call your doctor or an electrician!

Suggestion: Prepare your tea prior to attempting to solve this riddle. That way you can enjoy a soothing glass of iced herbal tea whether you solve it or sprain your brain.

Edited by: POPEYETHETURTLE at: 4/2/2013 (14:59)
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