Heather tied two sacks of salt to the back of her donkey and headed for the market to sell the salt. On the way, Heather and the donkey passed a stream. The donkey jumped in to cool himself. As a result, much of the salt dissolved into the water, ruining the salt for Heather but improving matters for the donkey because his load became much lighter. Heather tried to get to the market on the following days, but the donkey always ruined the salt. Finally, Heather decided to teach the donkey a lesson. She once again set out with the donkey and the two sacks.
What did Heather do differently this time so that after that day the donkey stopped taking a swim?
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Monday, November 29, 2010
Heather and the Donkey
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Um, shot the donkey? Bad Heather!ReplyDelete
Wouldn't she just take the salt off the donkey when they reached the stream, let him jump in and then put the salt back on once cooled off?ReplyDelete
He put stones in the sacks of damn donkey.ReplyDelete
So after that day the donkey stopped taking a swim forever.
One of the option could be to put cotton in the bag.ReplyDelete
shaved his back and made paper cuts so that the salt solution stung his woundsReplyDelete
WOW! are some of you mean! (but I thought them, myself, so I can't say anything, LOL)ReplyDelete
Anyway, I was thinking put clothes or something in it. When the clothes got wet, the load would be heavier.
This is one of those lateral thinking puzzles, so there's no real right answer (although I'm thinking some of your answers were a little bit on the wrong side morally, but they still made me laugh).ReplyDelete
One answer I've seen is to put two big buckets onto the donkey. When the donkey comes out, the buckets will be a lot heavier since they will be full of water.
Personally, I like Lauren's solution best... very practical.
Sand would work pretty well.ReplyDelete
Put NaOH In the bags, as it dissolves in water it should burn the donkey's skin until it dries off or he dies.ReplyDelete
woah, kiddyx, thats kind of disturbing....ReplyDelete
especially since it seems as if you really thought this out...
my answer was the same as Sterling's