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The Old Man's Riddle (Posted on 2007-11-01) Difficulty: 3 of 5
As a new reporter for The Sun, I was assigned to a human interest story about a man who was supposed to be the oldest person in his village and perhaps the oldest person in the world. I was intrigued to meet the gentleman, and happy to do the interview. When I was done I showed my editor my notes (which I had written on a napkin) of what the old man had said:

"How old am I? Let me add up the days."

"I Ďave spent as many years as the days that fog covered the world.
I Ďave lived as long as it took Tiberius to sail a parsec at sea.
For each of Nemoís cables, a minute I 'ave endured.
As many years as Arthur N. Fordís answer to the unknown.
I saw the long 'and pass by as often as the traveller circled the sun."

After seeing my notes my editor would not print the article until I could provide the old manís age.

How old did he claim to be?

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  Subject Author Date
re: International Date LineDej Mar2007-11-04 00:53:26
Some ThoughtsSome thoughtsK Sengupta2007-11-04 00:33:58
Some ThoughtsInternational Date LineSteve Herman2007-11-03 19:30:30
More of a clarification than a hint.Leming2007-11-02 08:07:56
re(3): On the side of reality - and a thoughtbrianjn2007-11-02 02:10:54
re(2): On the side of reality - and a thoughtDej Mar2007-11-02 00:25:01
re: On the side of reality - and a thoughtbrianjn2007-11-01 23:39:07
On the side of reality - and a thoughtbrianjn2007-11-01 23:34:47
Questionre: Possible answerDej Mar2007-11-01 22:20:49
Some ThoughtsPossible answerDej Mar2007-11-01 16:27:47
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