The Master MechanicSituation 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.
Gary, a highly skilled auto mechanic, climbed under the chassis of Shawn's midnight-blue Pontiac GTO. Ten minutes later he climbed out from under the car. Gary did not inspect or repair the automobile, nor did he offer professional advice to the car's owner. In fact, Shawn knew full well that Gary had never touched the vehicle. Immediately afterwards, as a result of what had just occurred, Shawn unhesitatingly paid Gary five hundred dollars. Why would he do this?
HintQ: Did Shawn expect Gary to do any work on the car?
Q: Is Gary's occupation important?
Q: Would it help to know where Shawn's car was parked at the time Gary climbed under it?
AnswerGary had made a wager with Shawn that he could lie in the middle of a busy highway during rush hour for ten minutes. In order to safely win the bet, Gary drove Shawn's car to a nearby highway, feigned car trouble and climbed under the GTO. Ten minutes later he emerged five hundred dollars richer.
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