Tractor? I hardly know 'er! [SOLUTION]

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Tractor? I hardly know 'er! [SOLUTION]

Postby TwoBuy » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:21 pm UTC

So a couple of guesses:

1) something happened after the tractor got there. ie, the island used to be a peninsula and then erosion destroyed the land bridge. or there was a bridge but the farmer blew it up with some C4 because he wanted solitude.

2) big ramp, lots of speed.
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Postby theneutralnewt » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:27 pm UTC

Could have used a blimp. Or a submarine.

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Postby Jesse » Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:18 pm UTC

Surely evidence for global warming!

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Postby Dashiva » Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:26 pm UTC

He used a tractor beam.

Duh.
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Postby FlyingCow371 » Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:26 pm UTC

Idea: Just 'cause it's an island doesn't mean it's a tropical one...water can get cold and become ice, maybe it'd get cold enough for enough ice to form to support a tractor.
Or, very very many island people pulled the tractor across the water...they could all have ropes attached to it and then swim, 'cause a mile isn't too far.

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Postby ulnevets » Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:29 pm UTC

it's there because god put it there, of course.

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Postby MightyMouse » Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:36 pm UTC

One of the foremost pieces of evidence for tectonic movement in my view.

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Postby rlo » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:34 pm UTC

FlyingCow371 wrote:Idea: Just 'cause it's an island doesn't mean it's a tropical one...water can get cold and become ice, maybe it'd get cold enough for enough ice to form to support a tractor.

Yeah - ice! I vote for ice!

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Postby jwwells » Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:15 am UTC

Because I like to complicate things, let's assume that it would break through the ice due to its weight. Then one solution is that a giant ditch was dug around the tractor and filled with water.

Another?

He did not drive a tractor underwater. He drove a bunch of tractors onto the ice, and let them crash through, and made a bridge out of tractors.

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Postby Ephphatha » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:00 am UTC

A tractor bridge would be a very bumpy ride. I say he replaced the front wheels with skis, and drove on the water. (If top gear did it, so can I.)
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Postby Verysillyman » Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:14 am UTC

I'd totally see a bridge (later broken) as the easy option. Or a slingshot.

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Postby xandah » Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:50 am UTC

Broken spawn location?

The only vaguely logical solution I see is that the tractor for some reason only known to those telepaths is that it plowed round in a square to a point..........that it moated itself?

An odd problem.

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Postby Gelsamel » Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:54 am UTC

This sounds like a riddle rather then some sort of a brain teaser. I bet the answer is something funny, which has to do either with semantics or some other joke.

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Postby Verysillyman » Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:00 pm UTC

Maybe the fact that we're dealing with telepaths is the key. They can also levitate tractors with their minds.

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Postby myoumyouou » Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:14 pm UTC

i like the broken spawn point
the farmer was playin a redneck battlefield game where they run around with shovels and the like, and the vehicles are tractors and crop dusters
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Postby TheReverend » Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:22 pm UTC

Couldn't it be a Transformer that swam over? I mean, the options are limitless.

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Postby Ephphatha » Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:17 pm UTC

I bet this is one of those really borked puzzles, like the guy who ordered albatross at a restaurant and jumped off a cliff after tasting it.
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Postby Backlash » Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:24 pm UTC

Ephphatha wrote:I bet this is one of those really borked puzzles, like the guy who ordered albatross at a restaurant and jumped off a cliff after tasting it.


Wow morbid. In the version I heard he just threw up.

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Postby TwoBuy » Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:48 pm UTC

myoumyouou wrote:the farmer was playin a redneck battlefield game


Man, I haven't thought about that gamein years.

Oh, and I also vote for ice.
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Postby Peshmerga » Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:42 pm UTC

Perhaps the man's boat was once a barge, but the tractor damaged and eventually collapsed half of the boat right before the boat beached?

Perhaps the tractor was constructed before the land became an island, built by ancient Aztecs in their infinite and unyielding wisdom.
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Postby GreedyAlgorithm » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:37 pm UTC

TwoBuy wrote:Man, I haven't thought about that gamein years.

I just lost.
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Postby Verysillyman » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:28 pm UTC

Same here, and it wasn't even the game in reference. I need to forget about it.

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Postby Air Gear » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:34 pm UTC

Ok, I vote for one of these things...

1) Tractor beam. Dashiva, usually I hate puns, but that was REALLY good.
2) The guy was in a horrible farm accident off of the island; he and his tractor blew up. He respawned on the island.
3) The farmer discovered a temporary wormhole.
4) There's a cavern going under the water connecting the mainland and the island. (Yeah, this one's not as fun.)
5) sv_gravity 25

You know what? I don't care what the actual solution to this one is. The solutions people are coming up with are just fun.

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Postby Epoch » Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:32 pm UTC

Air Gear wrote:5) sv_gravity 25



that would be a wicked thing for the "freeman" to do. :twisted:
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Postby phlip » Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:21 am UTC

Catapult to get it there, and bubble-wrap so it survives the landing.

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Postby SpitValve » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:24 pm UTC

It's an artificial island. The tractor was driven into an area of land, then the moat was artifically made (by the same tractor?). The mile-wide moat....

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Postby Mo® » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:41 pm UTC

Obviously the tractor somehow drove onto a conveyor belt of infinite length and somehow generated enough lift to fly.

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Postby TwoBuy » Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:48 pm UTC

Mo® wrote:Obviously the tractor somehow drove onto a conveyor belt of infinite length and somehow generated enough lift to fly.


Best. Solution. Yet.
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Postby Ephphatha » Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:44 am UTC

Mo® wrote:Obviously the tractor somehow drove onto a conveyor belt of infinite length and somehow generated enough lift to fly.
Haha, I'm trying very hard not to laugh while reading this because I'm supposed to be writing an essay.

I second TwoBuy's motion. (Also, I lost twenty dollars and my self respect)
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Tide

Postby lft » Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:50 am UTC

Maybe the water surrounding the island is tidal, so the island is a peninsula occasionally.

That, or ice.

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Postby Gelsamel » Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:58 am UTC

When will we get the real, and inevitably rediculous answer.

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Postby Verysillyman » Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:14 pm UTC

The sea is made of gravel!

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Postby svk1325 » Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:03 am UTC

This really seems like the "barometer riddle" where you are supposed to find the height of a building by using a barometer. There are many solutions, 5 of which I remember. Nearly all solutions (practical or not) are valid.

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Postby hermaj » Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:36 am UTC

Did the tractor drink a can of Red Bull?

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Postby Vachel » Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:18 am UTC

I wonder if the tractor driver still has his mardi gras costume from a couple years back? I bet it hasn't been used in a while ;)

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Postby henre » Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:24 am UTC

Air Gear wrote:2) The guy was in a horrible farm accident off of the island; he and his tractor blew up. He respawned on the island.

Hahahahahahaha nice.
Air Gear wrote:5) sv_gravity 25

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA reminds me of my days of h4xx0ring Quake 2.

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Postby Air Gear » Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:42 am UTC

henre wrote:
Air Gear wrote:2) The guy was in a horrible farm accident off of the island; he and his tractor blew up. He respawned on the island.

Hahahahahahaha nice.
Air Gear wrote:5) sv_gravity 25

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA reminds me of my days of h4xx0ring Quake 2.


Quake 1 >> Quake 2. Sorry. The railgun is broken in Quake 2 and the rocket launcher isn't nearly as much fun.


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