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  1. WaffleCheese profile image48
    WaffleCheeseposted 10 years ago

    You have one match, and are trapped in a cold dark room, you have an Oil lamp, a gas heater and a gas stove, which one do you light first? (All of them have to be lit)

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      The match, then the oil lamp so you can see, then the heater so you can be warm, and then the gas stove.

    2. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Right, I use my one match to light my ciggie. My ciggie in turn can light the oil lamp, which I need to see if there is a way out.
      There isn't.
      After a while, I light the heater, because I am cold and I am pissed off because my cigarette is finished.
      I light the heater from the flame of the oil lamp.
      Finally, I light the gas cooker because I am hungry - hey I've been here...like...FOREVER....without another ciggie and no way out, but I am warm and comfortable, but I am also hungry.
      So I find a cockroach....as they tend to live in dark places.
      But I won't eat it raw because cockroaches spread diseases so I have to cook it first.
      So I use the burnt out matchstick to prong the cockroach and hold it over the gas ring..

      I've got this all wrong, haven't I? FAIL FAIL FAIL!!! lol

      1. Lisa HW profile image64
        Lisa HWposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        lol    (and - on top of it all - you get increasingly agitated that you don't have another match that would let you smoke the cockroach or anything else in the room you could possibly smoke).   lol  A cold, dark, room ain't pretty - but a smoker without a cigarette is real ugly!  lol

        1. IzzyM profile image89
          IzzyMposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Absolutely...that cockroach is getting it!! Heat and light are all very well, but WHERE IS MY DAMNED CIGARETTE!!!

    3. always exploring profile image82
      always exploringposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      oil lamp, so you can see how to light the other two.

    4. profile image51
      Kenkadeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      the match

    5. profile image50
      Funreneeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You cant light any of them because they said you have one match, an oil lamp, a gas heater and a gas stove.  They didn't say you had anything to light the match with. LOL

    6. profile image52
      flyleafluver13posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      u light the oil lamp. Then you can light the rest of the two things with the flame  from the oil lamp. Duh.

    7. Repairguy47 profile image60
      Repairguy47posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      If you want any of the other things lit you would first have to light the match.

  2. WriteAngled profile image85
    WriteAngledposted 10 years ago

    The match

  3. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 10 years ago

    a cigarette, while I think about it.
    That's a smokers point of view anyway  big_smile big_smile

    1. WriteAngled profile image85
      WriteAngledposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      LOL!

      1. IzzyM profile image89
        IzzyMposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        But yeah, the match would have to lit first.

    2. Lisa HW profile image64
      Lisa HWposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Izzy, besides feeling a whole lot better about being in a cold, dark, room; you could use the cigarette to light one or more of those other things - or else just start a fire in the couch (and both warm up and brighten the room).  Your answer is definitely the wisest.   lol

  4. Lisa HW profile image64
    Lisa HWposted 10 years ago

    Is the pilot light in the gas stove on, and does the gas stove have an electronic ignition?  (But I think Izzy's answer smartest - no matter what the real answer is...  lol  )

  5. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 10 years ago

    Well, it looks like we have a winner within the first few posts.


    Oh well, I guess we can close the thread to reply. lol lol

  6. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 10 years ago

    A cockroach kabob lol

    1. Lisa HW profile image64
      Lisa HWposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Eew!  I just checked back to see what had happened on this thread.  It looks like it's taken a turn for the "real-disgusting"    lol

  7. kazemaru2 profile image60
    kazemaru2posted 10 years ago

    gas stove as it is easier to light

  8. Doc Snow profile image94
    Doc Snowposted 10 years ago

    I don't know about FIRST, but LAST would be the stove and heater.  Those suckers are *dangerous* in an enclosed space!

    What a choice I'm left with--hypothermia or carbon monoxide poisoning!

    1. Time4Travel profile image61
      Time4Travelposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Good point! I also wouldn't want to light a heater in the dark!!

 
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