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The Die Hard Water Riddle Explained by a Unicorn by PixelKitties The Die Hard Water Riddle Explained by a Unicorn by PixelKitties
Tonight we'll be watching Die Hard With A Vengeance, aka Die Hard 3 in the stream. In honor of the occasion, here's a quick synopsis of the water jug test that villain Simon forces our heroes to solve under threat of exploding.

When I was a kid and I first saw Die Hard 3, I was frustrated by my pea-brains inability to suss out how exactly this things worked. Only as a grown up with a velociraptor sized brain did the answer finally sink in.

Thanks a million to :iconevilbob0: for the chalkboard vector!
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TheNeoStrike Featured By Owner Edited Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This made my head hurt a little... but I got it XD
Lelouchu-san Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Shouldn't you just pour one gallon out of the five gallon jug?
watergod159 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
The gallons are not marked individually and if you put any more or less then four gallons on the scale, then it explodes, this is the fastest way to get the challenge done
PyramidHead90 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Meanwhile the bomb goes off while you're dicking around with the jugs and dozens of ponies are killed.  Several more are injured, and the mangled corpses and severed limbs leave an entire city horrifically traumatized, ultimately culminated in one pony going completely insane, taking up drinking blood and summoning the Wendigos again, ending in the Equan's extinction.  All because you didn't just telekinetically pull the green wire.
DrX-Raven Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Raven: Which would've set off the bomb anyways, and you should've cut the red wire instead.
SunFlarePony Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
There's an alternative solution to this problem:
-Fill the 3 gallon jar and pour it into the 5 gallon jar.
-Fill the 3 gallon jar again and pour 2 gallons into the remaining 5 gallon jar space.
-You have one gallon in the 3 gallon jar now. Empty the 5 gallon jar.
-Pour that one gallon into the 5 gallon jar. Refill the 3 gallon jar.
-Pour all three gallons from the 3 gallon jar into the 5 gallon jar, adding them to the one gallon that's already there.
-You have 4 gallons in the 5 gallon jar.
TheNeoStrike Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Perfect.... and I would say the more correct way to do this (since they are not marked in any way).  ^_^  (y)
vety122 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
AlexiSonicKST Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha ! Great idea !

Thank you Twilight !
KingArthur5 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
I keep trying to remember the answer. I figure it out every time, but I forget how to do it every time... But now, with Twilight Sparkle's demonstration, I will never forget! Thank you science!
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