SawdustSituation puzzles (sometimes called lateral thinking puzzles) are ones where you need to ask lots of yes or no questions to figure out what happened in the situation. These are good puzzles for groups where one person knows the puzzle and answers the questions.
If the man had seen the sawdust, he wouldn't have died. What made him commit suicide?
HintThe man is blind and works for the circus.
A joke was played on him.
AnswerThe man is a midget in the freakshow of the circus. He uses a wooden cane to direct himself. His friends wanted to play a joke on him and cut off the bottom half of his cane. When the man went to use it again, and his cane didn't reach the ground he assumed that he had grown taller and wasn't the shortest man in the circus anymore. Therefore he thought he would get fired and killed himself. If he had seen the sawdust he would have known that it was a joke and he wouldn't have died.
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