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

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How can the baby live? [closed]

One day, while in a twenty-story building, Mary was holding her 2 month old baby. As Mary was playing with the baby, she accidentally dropped it out the window. The baby, though, survived. How? (The ...
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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 car, the cliff, and the detective

A car is speeding down a winding road through the Rocky Mountains. It strikes the guardrail, throwing the driver out of the vehicle. The car tumbles hundreds of feet down the cliff side. The police ...
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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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Death in the Dungeon [closed]

You are located in a dark dungeon that has only one hole to the outside, so that air can be let in so you won’t die from suffocation. This suits you just fine, as you were a former secret agent and ...
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You are in a box [closed]

Imagine that you are in a box. There are no windows, doors or exits of any kind. You have no tools of any sort. How do you get out?
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Marching Puzzle [duplicate]

Here is another puzzle: The year is 1895 and subaltern Henry Faversham, of the British army, is being interviewed by Maude Muckraker for the Independent London Times. It looks as if Maude is having ...
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What crime is Shay D. Guy commiting?

Nobody trusted Guy. He always seemed to be up to something. Unfortunately, the police couldn't lock him up, simply because they had no evidence against him. Not even the circumstantial kind. Guy ...
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Easy Riddles #3 I tried to kill you 3 times <3

A girl shoots her boyfriend, but he doesn't die. She then holds him underwater for ten minutes straight, but he still doesn't die. Finally, she hangs him to the roof, and he is still alive. How is ...
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Guy who understands if a diamond is genuine by just looking at it

There is a guy who can determine if a diamond is genuine or fake by just looking at it. His name is Richard. One day, he is summoned by the leader of a gang of thieves. It turns out that thieves have ...
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The House That Faces North [duplicate]

A Square House Has 4 Windows, 1 on each wall, All facing North. Prove it's Possible.
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How many Christmas Trees?

It's kinda late for this kind of joke, but I'm still going to go ahead and post it. :) ...
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How Many Ostriches?

A great banquet was prepared for a Roman dictator and his entire family. 11 Kangaroos, 13 Monkeys, 23 Wallabies and 2 Bandicoots were served. How many portions of Ostrich were served? EDIT: The ...
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The faster you walk

The faster you walk, the quicker you'll get there, it's true. But be warned, it's not without a price, for the faster you go, the further you'll have to walk before you arrive.
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How to be prepared for a pop quiz [duplicate]

At the last minute of the last class of the week, the logic teacher said to the class Next week, if I can, I will hold a surprise quiz in one of our lessons. The quiz will be about everything ...
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How is it possible that not even the driver noticed the flat tire during the journey? [closed]

A family of 4 people drove in their car for about 250 miles at an average speed of 60 miles/hour. When they reached their destination, the kids noticed that they had a flat tire. How is it possible ...
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Why do people call Rama's family poor? [closed]

Although Rama's father is the owner of a famous newspaper, the people of the village call them poor. Why?
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Why did Mr. Jack not stop the stranger?

Mr. Jack was lying in his own house. A stranger entered the house.The stranger saw Mr. Jack, Mr. Jack also saw the stranger. The stranger took away all the expensive things from the house and went ...
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The head chef and the mad king [closed]

There's unrest in the royal kitchen. The king has lost his mind. The head chef tells his cooks his one wish: to stop the king from bullying him once and for all. They conclude that the only way to ...
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The silent parrot

A woman wants to buy a parrot. The shopkeeper says "This parrot, I assure you, will repeat every word it hears." After 3 months of training, the parrot didn't utter a single word. Assuming the ...
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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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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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Can she go in or not? [closed]

I overheard this conversation from a couple sitting at the next table in a lunch restaurant. "That was wrong, Bernie?" "Yes. You cannot ---(INAUDIBLE) -in the kitchen Mary." "What if I ---...
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Direction of wind

On a bright and sunny day, in a small town, a large balloon (such as is usually used for advertising/promotional purposes of brands/products) is floating high in the air, tied with a rope on the ...
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Costing calculation

A man went to a peculiar shop and enquires about prices. The dialogue between him and the shop owner goes like this: Man: How much would 50 cost? Shop-owner: 30 cents. Man: How much would 5 cost? ...
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Which floor of a multi-story apartment?

You are a citizen of a certain island, which is autonomous (we can assume it as an independent country) and is frequently struck by natural disasters. You have a long cherished dream of owning an ...
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Explorer's dilemma

Assume that you are a professional explorer (of geographical landscapes) and you are on an exploration of a desert in a northen hemispherical country near to the equator during a mid-summer. Before ...
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Is there a stain or not?

On a dry and fine evening just after sunset, you have gone for buying a new shirt from a show room alongwith your friend down a lane. Lights are on in the streets and in the shops as well. Due to ...
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Professional hunter's decision

Assume that you are a professional hunter, roaming in a thick forest about which you have some idea of the layout, though not a thorough one. For example, you remember very well-known landmarks like a ...
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Deflating inflating balloon

There are two balloons, one is big and the other is small. With special means, the smaller one is inserted in the bigger one in such a way that the openings of both the balloons are available to ...
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No fear for nuclear explosion

On one day,billions of people sees lights from real nuclear explosion, but they don't escape and even have no fear for that, just continue their life as usual, why?
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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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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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Reading in the dark, faster than light [closed]

Explain the following situations: Mr and Mrs Hill were both sitting up reading in their double-bed late one night. Finally Mrs Hill got up, turned out the light, and went to sleep. Even though it ...
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How to make both batsmen centuries in cricket match?

This puzzle asked me to in the interview. In a Cricket match, Two batsmen are on 92(on strike) and 99 runs respectively. Three balls remaining and both batsmen make 100 and win the match. Note: ...
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logic game - how would you solve it?

We had the annual team-building event last Thursday, and one of the activities involved solving the logic game/puzzle I transcribed below - which, as I just learned, is similar to the 'Zebra puzzle' ...
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I made one dollar from thin air! [duplicate]

Two friends went to a store to buy a gift worth 50 dollars. The owner of the shop was not present so they bought the gift from his assistant and left. When the owner returned to the shop he told his ...
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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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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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A dark and stormy Car Talk quibbler

While being indescribably grateful for the hundreds of Car Talk Puzzlers, I have a quibble with one in particular.   The goal now is to improve, in my opinion, on that puzzle’s official ...
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Ridge Trail moisture mystery

(click to visit this picture via Google Street View) The weather was less pleasant than pictured above but the afternoon began nicely enough that I wasn’t about to waste an hour already ...
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Dream of omniscience [closed]

Dave is having a dream. In his dream he is walking happily along a street when he comes to a mysterious door. He tries to simply open the door, but it is locked. It is his dream and he can do ...
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The broken crosswalk timer

This is something that actually happened to me. In my city we have countdown timers on our crosswalk lights that let you know how many seconds you have to finish crossing the road, like this As I was ...
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Which cadaver woke? [closed]

A medical examiner works in Cadaversville, a place where the dead may sometimes wake in the off hours then die once more. While awake, they are not zombies and don't eat people. They just seem to be ...
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Indulge in my stupid and impossible riddle!

A situation I made designed to make some sense but requires lateral thinking. Takes place in 2016 but in an alternate universe where we discovered a lot of technology earlier. Say WW2 or so. An old ...
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How can I not be breaking the law and then I am and then not again?

I'm not breaking any laws. Then, I keep doing what I've been doing. Suddenly, I am breaking the law. A short while later, still not alteration to my behavior, I'm not breaking any laws again. Now, to ...
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What should the translator do? [closed]

Suppose two countries have different languages and none of the them know each others language remotely. They send one person from each country and they learn each others language and after a while ...
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Identifying Ancient Artifact

You are a group of archaeologists and scientists investigating an ancient cave. You set up and verify a presurization system at the entrance, which you can use to suck all the air out of the room, or ...
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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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Everyone knows bullets are magnetically pulled to anyone who's about to retire

Decided to try a little writing with this puzzle, so forgive the bit of extra length. Hopefully the story is entertaining enough to forgive a tiny bit of extra length ;) "Alex is almost three, and ...