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A puzzle that involves figuring out what happened with regard to a certain incident.

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“suicide” from a window

A woman died from falling out of a window of a 100-story building and landing on her back, breaking her neck. While they knew it was from a window, they weren't sure which. They also were unsure if ...
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A collapsed suspension bridge

I used to cross a suspension bridge to go to the other side of the road, there used to sit the local market and I used to buy grocery from them. The bridge was well-built and strong, but suspended. ...
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A Creepy Birthday Party

A little girl was invited to her friend's birthday party. After blowing out the candles and eating the cake, the children went out to play in the garden. The little girl's mother stayed in the kitchen ...
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But wait! We skipped a day!

Today is October 4th and tomorrow will be October 6th. Explain! Note: I just thought of this one day and decided to post it here. Please don't leave too many downvotes. :(
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Someone Shoot Me!

Real-life situation, this time. I was at work the other day and had just done something. I needed to tell a coworker he needed to do it as well, but he was on the phone at the time. Not wanting to ...
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Covid19 puzzle - count of people in a mall [closed]

There is a mall with 4 entrances, in each entrance is standing a doorman with a counter who counts the amount of people who entered through that entrance. If the counter reaches 200, the doorman ...
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Zed's Garden: Nothing But Flowers

My friend Etta and I constantly pay visits to each other. Etta runs a little flower shop down the street from my house, so naturally I try to stop on by while I gad about town, and sometimes I'll even ...
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How to find half volume of tetrahedron?

Let's say you have a few juice packs that are shaped as regular tetrahedra. Question. Is it possible to measure half of the juice there is in one pack? Edit. You do not have any measuring tools (rules,...
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Logic: Match the Potion to the Drinker

You are known as a great alchemist and potion master, and have spent the past decade developing a series of extremely powerful potions. You have made some great progress, but the potions are not ready ...
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Measuring an infinite hole with an infinite rope [closed]

You have discovered a pit of unknown depth with impervious smooth walls. You also have a 1/2" twisted nylon rope which is 5,000km long and marked every meter. It is anchored to the ground by an ...
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Shut down the laptop!

Here's a computer based riddle for all the linux geeks out there: You just installed Ubuntu 20.04 on your shiny new laptop! The system boots you into your user and shows you the desktop. However, to ...
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A mystery involving matchboxes and lighters [closed]

There was a family of 4 people . They had a daughter named Rina and his brother's name was Tarun . Everyone knew that their father was a scientist, and is on in doing some experiments all day and ...
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Love ,relations are mere lies , go study boy this is your time

A wise old man once said the above lines when he came to know about one incident. The incident is as follows. A man and a woman living in a city , in the same street fell in love, both happily married ...
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Choose Your Power Wisely? [closed]

You were walking in your home, when suddenly out of nowhere a genie appeared in front of you and gave you multiple wishes of his own , but only asked you to choose only one of them :- (i) Infinite ...
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A wish that fulfills 3 wishes together [closed]

This is a riddle , which has been solved before but is fun and interesting so sharing with all here :- I lived in a family with my wife and my parents . Suddenly I found a magic lamp , where from ...
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A dead body was found buried near our Old House?

I lived in a very old house with my father a very long time ago . We are a family with $3$ members , and my mother had died long ago. We have now shifted to a new house , since the old house became ...
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Trapped and gassed!

“Ouch!” I moaned as I slowly regained consciousness. Someone had knocked me out cold from behind. I now found myself alone, trapped in a small square room. The floor was hard and cold, and the room ...
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Final Fantasy $1$ has been released today?

I had a friend in my school who used to hate studies . He always liked to play video games, studying nothing, always talks about video games in school, and also gets some scolds from the teacher. ...
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An interesting,scary and an old riddle

One night I was visiting a friend of mine . I didn't visit him for a long time , though he was a very old friend . We had the following conversation :- Friend :- I am very happy to see you my friend !...
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Jill's flight security woes

Jill is on a flight when she spots her friend a few seats behind her. She tries to get his attention, and is immediately tackled by security. What did Jill do to warrant such a response?
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Two Men - The Physicist and Plumber

You have two men in a room. You know for a fact that one is a physicist and the other is a plumber. Sadly both men have recently been rendered totally deaf and haven't learned sign language. This is a ...
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Burger Riddle, Can you solve it? [duplicate]

There once were 2 mothers and 2 daughters. One day they went to eat burgers. Each woman ate only one WHOLE burger. Yet only 3 burgers are eaten! Perplexed? Unravel this mind-boggling riddle!
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The madness of a master

It was midnight. Mr. Holmes was suffering from abdominal pain, shortness of breath, pain in the bones, skin lesions and whatnot? So in this condition, why would Mr. Holmes drive to Brazilian Churches, ...
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A cowboy rodeo riddle [closed]

First, the cowboy went to the rodeo on Monday. Three days later, he went back home on Friday. Can you solve it?
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Driverless car Puzzle

2 self driving vehicles are being tested. Both vehicles are exactly the same. Both are fitted with a camera on the Dashboard, although in car A it is a slightly older model and is 1 kg heavier than in ...
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Two men on a road

Two men are on the side of a long, straight road that runs east to west, waiting for a tow truck. They stand facing opposite directions, one east, one west, in order to scan the road. "Stop making ...
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Zed's Order: Breakfast at Elon's

My friend Elon and I constantly irritate each other. He recently built himself a rather respectable restaurant – a sort of bed-&-breakfast, minus the beds. Last week, he asked if I could ...
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Speak without using the letter “b” [closed]

A voice recognition software crashes from using the letter "b", but you need to test it. You have to speak continuously for about an hour, using meaningful words, but you cannot repeat words, and you ...
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Doctor and farmer [duplicate]

That's the rule: "A shepherd from Holland has a son doctor at London, the son doctor from London does not have a father shepherd from Holland". How is this possible?
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Predicting the future?

I was browsing my email one morning when I got this curious email: Date: February 17, 2020 Subject: Want to see the future? Hello, I am a clairvoyant who can predict the future. I have made a fortune ...
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At the crime scene of a murder 🔪

Someone has been murdered! Eight suspects have been identified. The contents of their bags have been emptied to use as evidence and are listed below alongside their names. Which one of them was the ...
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A timely late arrival in The Future

It is The Future, and you're living in it. Flying cars haven't arrived yet, but self-driving cars are a thing. Sort of. After the latest AI uprising, integrated route planners were banned: you have ...
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How could the driver waste time? [closed]

A road passes through two small villages, A and B, as shown in the map below. A truck traveled on that road eastwards at a constant speed of 30 miles per hour and passed through village A at 5pm, but ...
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What is the relationship between the man and the woman?

A man walks up to a house and knocks on the door. He hears a woman asking: "Who is it?" The man answers: "My mother-in-law and your mother-in-law are mother and daughter" What is the ...
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The Old Man and the Police Officer

An old man walks into a Police Station. He asks for help. A Police Officer on duty asks a short question. The old man is scared and starts sweating. The officer grabs that old man from ...
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The old man doesn't like seagull meat

An old man and his mute niece always wanted to visit some beautiful tropical island. "Before my sight leaves me, I want to see how a real palm looks like!", said the old man. He was lying. His sight ...
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How could Larry get his friends on a plane without knowing their weights? [duplicate]

This riddle was inspired when I watched the latest (as of this post) episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm (S10E4), in which Larry is faced with a dilemma that he never really solved. The dilemma is as ...
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Hungry for pistachios [closed]

You are locked in a completely empty room with no tools. You are given a bag with cooked pistachios. Most of the pistachios are fully open, but some are only partially open. You are not able to open ...
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A Tale of Wintry Tragedy

$$\def\T{\text}\scriptsize{\begin{array} \\\T{`Twas weather chilly in winter's dark} & \T{Absconded with them far away} \\\T{When brothers five went out to lark} & \T{Made a mistake they could ...
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Wait just a minute [duplicate]

A man goes into a room and sits down. Suddenly his weight increases, then eventually resumes back to normal. After several hours - suddenly his weight decreases, then eventually resumes back to ...
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A man dies because the number is 88 too high [closed]

A man died because the number was 88 too high. What happened?
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The Man in the Ocean [closed]

A man dressed in uniform is lying face down in the ocean with a backpack on. What happened to him?
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A quick little riddle [duplicate]

A man and a woman were driving in their car when it broke down. The man decided to go for help at a gas station a few miles back. He made sure nobody except for the woman was in the car, rolled all ...
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The Death Recording

A woman was found dead in her house. She lay slumped on her desk, holding a gun in her hand. A cassette tape recorder was on her table. The police on entering the house saw the cassette recorder and ...
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Car hotter in winter

Every day I park my car in the same spot, which has not had any alterations done in years, nor has the surrounding area changed. No new trees, building, etc. I park my car in the same fashion each ...
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Two women riddle

Two women were walking together down the street, each carrying a baby in her arms, they seen approaching two men also walking together in the opposite direction to them, one of the women said to the ...
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Ball-passing game with a surprise ending

You are organizing the following game: Requirements: Participants: About 15 players. You are Player 1, and the other 14 players have (preferably) no prior knowledge of the game. Equipment: A basket ...
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How do I find the least number of times a shuttle can travel from one place to another?

I often see this situation in exams and I'd like to know if there is any kind of algorithm or shortcut that I can use to solve this riddle instead of just guessing or trying to play Where's wally with ...
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How did the hit man miss?

Harry the hit man is hired to whack Vic the victim. Vic lives in the apartment complex illustrated below, and Vic parks overnight in the circled parking spot, and always leaves for work around 8am. At ...
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The Strange Abductor

Someone, or something, has been abducting members of your community! Though no deaths are reported, recovered victims are said to have suffered from a severe, albeit temporary, case of what could best ...

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