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There's a dead body on a bed and on the floor is a pair of scissors. The scissors were instrumental to his death. Yet there was no trace of blood. The body reveals no sign of any cuts or bruises. How could the person have been murdered with a pair of scissors?

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  • $\begingroup$ The victim was frightened to death when he/she saw the murderer in front of him/her with a pair of scissors in his/her hand? $\endgroup$ – Spikatrix Jan 10 '15 at 13:04
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    $\begingroup$ VTC as too broad. The right answer in this situation is clever, but there are too many lateral-thinking opportunities. $\endgroup$ – mdc32 Jan 10 '15 at 16:46
  • $\begingroup$ its the body of a climber, the bed is bizarrely at the foot of a cliff $\endgroup$ – Ewan Apr 29 '15 at 9:12
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The victim is hooked to an IV in a hospital bed and the murderer cut the tube.

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  • $\begingroup$ Or an oxygen supply. Or a pacemaker of some kind. $\endgroup$ – Callidus Jan 10 '15 at 13:42
  • $\begingroup$ Or a life support machine, cutting the power cord $\endgroup$ – Jon Story Jan 11 '15 at 2:23
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Answer:

He was deathly afraid of scissors, and merely seeing them caused him to die of heart attack.

Bonus Info:

The murderer didn't mean to kill him, he was simply cutting out a get well soon card when the sick man woke up.

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