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A man rode to an inn on Thursday and spent the night at the inn. And yet, he returned to his home on the same Thursday. How is that possible?


We've been working on this for 30 minutes with no correct answers. Anyone got any ideas???

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He's the innkeeper (or otherwise lives at the inn?) Or he crossed the dateline?
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The inn is on the international date line?

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Is Thursday the name of his horse?
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He's the innkeeper? Lives at the inn? Or he crossed the dateline.
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The inn is on the international date line?
No. Already tried those. Not time/space continuum related. No worm holes.

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He's the innkeeper.
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Oh, that's a good one, Pacificbliss. All of these answers *could* be correct.
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Doh!
Thursday is the horse's name.

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I have seen this one as a cowboy rode to an inn on Friday, spent two nights and left on the same Friday. How is that possible? The answer is that the horse's name is Friday.
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No. Already tried those. Not time/space continuum related. No worm holes.
Crossing the International Dateline does not violate the laws of physics. People do it every day.
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Thursday is the horse's name.
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Is Thursday the name of his horse?
OK...ds1 is current beating up ds2 because he asked the same thing and said no, but apparently that actually IS correct!!

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Thursday is his horse's name.
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Wow - I didn't even see pacificbliss's post.

I see. Your boys sound like they're being...entertaining...

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Wow - I didn't even see pacificbliss's post.

I see. Your boys sound like they're being...entertaining...
Yes...I...would say...that...that is...accurate!

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Dang kids!!
Paul was a lion. Why did he take a hammer to bed?

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Yep, it's the name of the horse.
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My idea was that he returned home (from somewhere) on Thursday morning and then went to the inn and spent the night there. Given the wording, it seemed like a reasonable interpretation to me. Never would have thought of the horse.
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I vote the horse's name is thrusday.
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Yes, the horse's name is Thursday. DS has told me that one before!
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Why did he take a hammer to bed?
So he could hit the sack?

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So he could hit the sack?
OK, I get it...

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So he could hit the sack?
Yup...or close enough. So he could hit the hay. So not fun.
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OK...ds1 is current beating up ds2 because he asked the same thing and said no, but apparently that actually IS correct!!

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Sorry, guess I was late to the party.

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Arrived at midnight, left by 11:59 PM
G'danswer.

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Can't we say that "Thursday" is the name of his Prius?
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He went to the hotel, back to his home, and then back to the hotel?

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The horse's name is Thursday. I always heard it as Friday, but it's the same premise

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