Thursday, November 13, 2008

Puzzling PJ - Train Puzzle

When I was a small kid (which is only a few years ago), I would be too much interested in solving puzzles. My dad had invested a lot of his money for the puzzle books and almost 95% of the money was like it was invested in a share market. I didn't use many of the books.

But one of the earliest puzzles I was asked from a book is: *Suppose if A has a watch which is 10 minutes slower and B has a watch which is 10 minutes faster and if A thinks that his watch is 10 minutes faster and B thinks that his watch is 10 minutes slower, who would miss the train they have to catch?*

What is the answer? Have you found out the right answer? Yes, B would catch the train and A would miss the train, according to the puzzle. But now, if someone asks the same question to me, I would say, *Both would catch the train, as anyhow, the train would come 1 hours 30 minutes late on an average*. Almost everyone of my travel expereince could be written as a blog. Travelling is always a pain, giving so much of frustrating experience.

Every time the notorious Yashvandhpur Express (Bangalore to Chennai) would always come at 12:30 to 1:30 when it is supposed to come at 11:30. Surprisingly, last time when I and my friend were waiting for that, it came at 11:35. But the arrival of the train has satisfied its purpose, that is to disappoint us, because, just 5 minutes before 11:30, 3 girls (and one of them was pretty good) came and stood in front of us and the bloody train just came almost on time.

6 comments:

ShadowLord said...

Mokka naaya...figure seekirama pochunguradhaala....idhuku oru puzzle vera... appadiye Einstein's theorem ulla varudho..when you are standing near a beautiful lady you can wait for 1 hour...but if not, you cant even ready to wait for 1 min.... eppadi mokkai...

Sathyan said...

wow! what a way to handle relativity theory !!! Nalla irukku ...

amudhan said...

@ShadowLord:
I always tell everyone that you should be Einstein's re-birth (and you know how I use to tell that:)). You proved it da. How is it possible only by you da? You are great da. Eppudi? Indha mokka?

@Sathyan:
I really didn't have the intention of telling about the relativity theory and all na. It is our ShadowLord who found it because of his hidden Einsteinish intelligent. Initially first 2 paragraphs were only thought and the last one was added to make this blog appear not-so-small. This is just a filler blog since it was already a month before I wrote anything. Moreoever, when have we ever stared at any girls passing by? (shhh... my father may read this post and I want him to realize that I am an innocent kid)

ShadowLord said...

podhumda podhum...niruthikiduvom.....adutha movie enna?

vijay said...

amu, atlast you have written about ur trip after getting the train almost on time. hope this continues. And you didnot write about the berth confusion and our intelligence to find our berths correctly?

amudhan said...

@ShadowLord:
Blogs for movieS are in making. Please wait. It is UNSTOPPABLE :). Hope you get the metaphor ;)

@Vijay:
That deserves a separate blog da :) I am planning to make a new series of blogs about my travel experience (not the pleasant parts of it, but how everyone should be ready to face those things)