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

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What color was the bear [duplicate]

This is an old one but I don't see it here. A man stepped out of his tent with his rifle and walked 1 mile south, 1 mile east and 1 Mile north. Then he shot a bear in front of his tent. What ...
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Which teacher is the murderer?

In the first day of a new class semester, a student was murdered inside the classroom. No witnesses, no murder weapon, and no evidence. The police got four teachers as possible suspects, but they all ...
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How did the police know?

One night, a man receives a call from the police. The police tell the man that his wife was robbed, murdered, and her body dumped in a remote location, and that he should reach the crime scene as soon ...
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A man is born in 1955

(I heard this in a movie and I think it’s pretty cool.) A man is born in 1955. Today, the 14th of August, 2017, he is 18. How is this possible?
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The Dragon or the Magnifying Glass?

You've been sent to prison, but the prisons where you are from are very clever. They do not just lock you up, they put you in a room with 2 doors. Door A is guarded by an evil dragon that will kill ...
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Dead in a Field [closed]

Here is another classic that I couldn't find anywhere on the site: A man is lying dead in a field. Next to him there is an unopened package. There is no other creature in the field. How did he die? ...
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In a plane crash who died?

In a plane crash somewhere, every single person died but two people survived. How is this possible?
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The Secret Club

Since I was a kid, nobody wanted me in their super-exclusive clubs... the "House in the Tree Club"... the "Girls Only Club"... the "Whatever you are NOT Club"... but now that I am a skilled (and a bit ...
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Mysterious Murder Mystery 3

Two of the officers arrest Detective Randy White; one was holding him, while the other was putting handcuffs on Mr. White. You see that the whole Investigation department talking, some whispering to ...
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How to get away with a murder

Someone is about to be executed because he killed someone and he is asked how he wants to die by a strange question: If you say something true now, you will be executed with electricity, if you say ...
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Another Sensational Crime Fiction?

William Herschel III, heir to the Herschel Paper Company, is dead. His body was found in fishing gear, discovered near the family estate's lake by his Labrador. Police immediately suspected foul play. ...
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A house facing North and South, but not other directions [closed]

How to build a house which faces to both North and South only, but not other directions such as East and West and North East?
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Fire, guns or lions? [closed]

A murderer is condemned to death. He has to choose between three rooms. The first is full of raging fires. The second is full of assassins with loaded guns. The third is full of lions that ...
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Disaster in Madrid!

A couple were in a car racing madly through Madrid in the middle of the night. Suddenly the engine juddered, whirred, and died. The broken-down car rolled to a halt, leaving them stranded with nobody ...
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Bank Teller and his mother [closed]

I found this on 9GAG, albeit without an answer. I am really curious on what it is. It's copied word for word from 9GAG, hence the terrible english. You work at a bank and suddenly a gang of robbers ...
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The Blown Lightbulbs [duplicate]

Sitting on the table are 3 light bulbs. 1 of them just blown, 1 of them has been blown for ages, and the other works fine. You don't which is which, but you're allowed to test (turn on) 1 bulb . How ...
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Help Seldon choose between four doors

Q . It is a fourth avenue of new jersey. It contained a scary house . One day a fellow  named Seldon who is 7 feet tall standing with his friends talking about scary house . Seldon know all about the ...
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Is it always possible to balance a 4-legged table?

A perfectly symmetrical small 4-legged table is standing in a large room with a continuous but uneven floor. Is it always possible to position the table in such a way that it doesn't wobble, i.e. all ...
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Mysterious Murder Mystery 2

"Take her away!" commands the police officer, as two other officers handcuff the blonde woman. "Good work, Detective! I can see why you were named the number one detective. Keep up the great work!". ...
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Why the 7 Apples?

A doctor and a bus driver are both in love with the same woman, a girl named Sarah. The bus driver had to go on a long bus trip that would last a week. Before he left, he gave Sarah seven apples. Why?
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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 do you walk across a 10' x 10' hole using two 9' boards?

Given a 10' x 10' hole which is very deep, how do you walk across the hole using two boards that are each 9' long? You can't jump, pole vault across, nail the boards together, or go around the hole....
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The Strangely Clairvoyant Hobo

One day, I was waiting to get on the subway. I was eating the apple I always have for breakfast, and I decided to sit next to a homeless man on the bench. We saw a rather... rotund man walk by us, to ...
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Mysterious Murder Mystery 4

The sky is dark, filled with black clouds. The sun, high in the sky, still shining, trying to cut through the dark, thick, black clouds. The moon, slowly turning red, slowly taking over. You hear a ...
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Sibling trust problem

Amy and Bill are two siblings who share a computer with their parents at home. A maximum of two user accounts can be set up on this computer, so Amy and Bill have to share an account, whilst their ...
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100 Prisoners and a Light 2: Electric Boogaloo

You may recall the prison experiment done along the following lines: One hundred prisoners have been newly ushered into prison. The warden tells them that starting tomorrow, each of them will be ...
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The camel-challenge [duplicate]

A sheik had two sons. He loved them both very much, but he had to choose one heir. So he called both and said to them: "Take your best camels and ride to the oasis, which is is the farthest in ...
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Group trust problem [duplicate]

The previous part to this question is here. As a family generally has no more 5 kids, and I want to generalise the situation in the previous question, I shall change the context a little: There are ...