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Can't get the answer to this riddle...

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  • 26-08-2009 9:13am
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 384 ✭✭


    Hey all,

    I was wondering if anyone knows the answer to this riddle, it's on braingle.com but it's blocked to me in work, as is every other site I try, so if anyone knows the answer could you either put it here or PM me if you want to give people the chance to guess it. Thanks in advance!

    Riddle...

    A man hijacks an aeroplane transporting both passengers and valuable cargo. After taking the cargo, the man demands two parachutes, puts one of them on, and jumps, leaving the other behind. Why did he want two?
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  • Registered Users Posts: 45,853 ✭✭✭✭Mitch Connor


    Leeby wrote: »
    Hey all,

    I was wondering if anyone knows the answer to this riddle, it's on braingle.com but it's blocked to me in work, as is every other site I try, so if anyone knows the answer could you either put it here or PM me if you want to give people the chance to guess it. Thanks in advance!

    Riddle...

    A man hijacks an aeroplane transporting both passengers and valuable cargo. After taking the cargo, the man demands two parachutes, puts one of them on, and jumps, leaving the other behind. Why did he want two?

    Answer:
    If the officials thought he was jumping with a hostage, they would never risk giving him a faulty parachute.

    Rather weak answer imo. i mean
    why would they even have faulty parachutes on board, and even if they did deliberately giving him one one be murder, or manslaughter, surely.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,657 ✭✭✭komodosp


    Maybe he was afraid they'd sabotage the parachute while getting it


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,115 ✭✭✭Pal


    huh ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 91 ✭✭Trishis


    so....whats the answer?!! Tell!!


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 27,571 Mod ✭✭✭✭Posy


    I think it must be the one Mitch Connor posted. I hate riddles with stupid answers!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,700 ✭✭✭✭holly1


    Just want to know the answer??


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17,918 ✭✭✭✭orourkeda


    Because he wanted to take a dump


  • Registered Users Posts: 91 ✭✭Trishis


    Posy wrote: »
    I think it must be the one Mitch Connor posted. I hate riddles with stupid answers!


    hey yea I cant see the reply he gave as its greyed out....


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 31 50hertz


    Highlight the grey area and you'll see the answer


  • Registered Users Posts: 91 ✭✭Trishis


    50hertz wrote: »
    Highlight the grey area and you'll see the answer


    Cool, thanks


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