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A man bought a package. On the next day, his body was found on a grassland. The package was unopened. He was dead.

What happened'?

Hint: He did not need to consume anything (or anything inside the package), neither was the package’s content the cause of death.


If you think this question is too broad:

Question is not a duplicate of the parachute riddle, neither is it too broad. The answer was found easily by Phylyp. Also the answer (death cause) is related to the description, so it clearly was not too broad. (For example: A killer killed him wouldn't make sense, as it has nothing to do with the description of the riddle).

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closed as too broad by Beastly Gerbil, JonMark Perry, rhsquared, ABcDexter, Tom Apr 16 '18 at 12:24

Please edit the question to limit it to a specific problem with enough detail to identify an adequate answer. Avoid asking multiple distinct questions at once. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

  • $\begingroup$ Looks like it's too broad. He could have died from any cause, natural or not. If the cause of death is related to the package, you should state it in your riddle, and probably add some other details to avoid hundreds of valid answers. $\endgroup$ – xhienne Apr 16 '18 at 11:41
  • $\begingroup$ Edited it, thanks for pointing this out @xhienne $\endgroup$ – UnknownBrightness Apr 16 '18 at 11:43
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    $\begingroup$ Is the man found in the grassland or the street? The title and description disagree. $\endgroup$ – Riley Apr 16 '18 at 12:13
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    $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate of Dead in a Field $\endgroup$ – Tom Apr 16 '18 at 12:24
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    $\begingroup$ I don't think you're going to convince anyone to reopen your question by simply asserting that it isn't too broad. Instead of arguing, you could just add a hint or two and solve the problem rather quickly. You say "Also the answer (death cause) is related to the description, so it clearly was not too broad." This might be a good argument if you had previously stated in your question that the cause of death was related to the description. Why don't you just state this explicitly in your question instead of arguing that it was already implied? $\endgroup$ – Riley Apr 17 '18 at 15:20
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Hmm, this sounds like a chestnut.

The package was:

Bought by the person, and delivered by air-dropping it, and it struck him on his head during the air-drop, killing him.

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    $\begingroup$ Sorry for the broad question, this is not the anwer. Anyway, nice try though! :) $\endgroup$ – UnknownBrightness Apr 16 '18 at 11:43
  • $\begingroup$ OK, based on your recent edit, I've updated the answer accordingly, let's see if this is any closer :-) $\endgroup$ – Phylyp Apr 16 '18 at 11:52
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    $\begingroup$ You guessed it, even if others thought its "too broad"... Well done! :D $\endgroup$ – UnknownBrightness Apr 17 '18 at 14:20
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    $\begingroup$ Interesting, I too thought Kepotx's answer was the right one. Thanks @UnknownBrightness ... although I can't claim 100% credit for this, I recall reading an old story (murder mystery?) about a WW1 pilot who accidentally kills the girl he loves by doing something similar. $\endgroup$ – Phylyp Apr 17 '18 at 14:28
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Maybe the package was supposed to be open sooner, as it was...

a parachute. As the men failed to open it in the air, he crash on the ground, dying instantly

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    $\begingroup$ This has got to be it. +1. $\endgroup$ – F1Krazy Apr 16 '18 at 12:05
  • $\begingroup$ That probably was the intended answer, even though the package was the cause of death. $\endgroup$ – Acccumulation Apr 16 '18 at 22:23
  • $\begingroup$ @Acccumulation wasn't the intended answer, it was an airdrop as Phylyp suggested. $\endgroup$ – UnknownBrightness Apr 17 '18 at 14:18
  • $\begingroup$ @UnknownBrightness then why did you post a comment on Phlylyp answer saying it wasn't? $\endgroup$ – Kepotx Apr 17 '18 at 14:24
  • $\begingroup$ @Kepotx there was a ealier version of his answer, which was wrong. After this, i edited the question and stated my comment. Then he corrected his answer and now it's right. $\endgroup$ – UnknownBrightness Apr 17 '18 at 14:28

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