A Million-Dollar BallSituation 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.
A ball goes astray. Because of this, a man loses a lot of money. What happened?
HintThe ball was not the expensive part (i.e. it wasn't made of gold, diamond, crystal, etc.)
The money he lost was not his yet.
The ball ended up in a forest.
The ball was found again.
AnswerHe was in a golf tournament. His ball went astray into a forest, giving him an extra penalty stroke. If he hadn't gotten this, he would have won the tournament and thus received a significant amount of money.
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