Hard of DarknessSituation 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.
Tim and Ralph were the best of friends, and very alike in their capabilities. They were also very competitive. Over the years, Tim and Ralph have met each and every challenge, both mental and physical, posed by the other. One day, Tim succeeds in posing a challenge that Ralph cannot possibly meet, although Tim can meet it easily. What is the challenge?
HintQ: Are Tim and Ralph of the same sex?
Q: Did the challenge require some specific knowledge that Ralph could not possibly have possessed?
Q: Could the average man win the bet?
Q: If you looked at the two friends, would you know why Ralph was unable to complete the challenge?
AnswerTo get a tan. For Ralph, who is albino, this is impossible.
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