Beach Day by Rodger Bliss
April 2024

Bonus Unsolved Riddle

This guy should be in Vegas (revisited)

Originally published on January 14, 2010

You get a letter in the mail predicting the winner of a, like, the heavyweight championship match. And you don’t take it seriously, thinking it’s a prank from a friend, I guess, and you find out, however, that the prediction is correct. Then you receive subsequent letters predicting a few days beforehand the winners of various contests or other events. The letters correctly predict the winners of the heavyweight championship match, the World Series, The NBA finals, the presidential election, the world chess championship, the NCAA basketball finals and the Rose Bowl. Pretty good, huh? Shortly after the Rose Bowl, you receive a letter stating that if you send $10,000 to a certain address one week before the Super Bowl, you’ll receive a letter with the winner of that event. He’s been right seven straight times, so the question is: Should you pay the money OR how did he predict the winners each time?

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8 guesses to Bonus Unsolved Riddle

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  • chirs

    I am not sure how he figured out who won, but you should not send him the money because he will send you the winner of the Superbowl after the game has been played.

  • Dude

    No, that’s not the trick. He will send it before the game.

    Keep trying.

  • karma6x3

    “Should you pay the money OR how did he predict the winners each time?”

    Should one pay:

    “Then you receive subsequent letters predicting a few days beforehand the winners of various contests or other events.” why start paying now for something your getting for free?

    How did he predict:

    i’m a skeptic, but I love the challenge. it’s easy to see all these guess/predictions were from a 50/50 chance scenario. The best minds that follow these games/Sports events. make there odds more of a 60/40 at the very least based on history/stats. this is my first guess.

  • Dude

    No, keep trying.

  • Keith

    it’s biff from back to the future…lol

  • Dude

    LOL, very funny, but no.

  • Eddy g

    Don’t it’s a scam.

    The scammer will first select two groups of targets. They will send out two different letters with a team predicted as the winner for each group. After the game, the group that received the correct prediction will be baffled.the other group will be completely ignored and will never receive letters from the scammer again.

    In the second game, the scammer again separates the remaining group from the first game into two different groups, and sends out two different letters with a team on each group. After the game, the group that got the winning tram will be impressed. Again, the group with the incorrect prediction will be ignored and will never receive letters ever again.

    This process is repeated several times throughout the course of the tournament, thus creating smaller and smaller groups with the correct team. Before the finals, there will be guaranteed a small group which has the correct predictions every time! Then they send the money to the scammer, hoping to win a bet or a prize. When the scammer gets the money, he/she takes it and vanishes. The scammer will probably give them one last letter with a team or might not even bother. Some people might actually win, but they will never learn the lesson. This is purely a scam and not some magical predicting super power

  • Dude

    Exactly right, Eddy.

    It is a scam. He’s sending letters out with both sides, and concentrating the next letter on the winners only.

    You’re today’s winner.