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Post by blue on Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:24 pm

A lesson from yesteryear...

100 years ago a breeder of stud horses died. In his will he left everything he owned to his three sons. His wealth mostly consisted of 17 pedigree stallions all of wich had been proven to sire race horses of quality. In his will he stipulated that one half be given to his older son, one third to the second son and one ninth to the youngest. Immedially an argument broke out, the oldest pointed out that his share came to eight and a half horses. Since he does not want the animals to be sold he reckoned that he should get nine. Not so said the other two, he should get only eight.

As the row continued a friend of the father, and a fellow stud farmer, dropped by to offer his condolences. He listens to the grievances and says "look boys, as it happens I'm taking this prize stallion to market. How about I add this horse to your pa's 17 and make it an even 18". "OK", said the brothers, "Now what?". "Well, a half of 18 is 9" says the friend and gives the oldest son nine horses. "Next up, one third of 18 is 6", continued the friend and gave the second son six horses. "And finally, one ninth of 18 is 2" said the friend and gave the third and youngest son just two horses. All the brothers were happy and none complained when they realised that 9 plus 6 plus 2 equals 17 and the friend left wth the horse he'd arrived with.

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Post by Angusm3 on Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:46 am

where are you getting these stories?

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Post by blue on Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:52 am

somewhere,to be not known

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Post by Angusm3 on Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:19 pm

you're being tricky again :>

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Post by agentaaa on Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:17 am

No, I checked for "Somewhere, to be not known" and I didn't find ANY of these.

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Post by blue on Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:52 am

i'm not being tricky, somewhere to be not known is somewhere but where willy nilly

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Post by agentaaa on Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:48 am

I looked for "somewhere but where willy nilly " too, and found nothing.

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Post by Angusm3 on Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:57 pm

[censored] I can't find these somewhere... Maybe I should broaden my search to "anywhere"

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