Band Camp VIISituation 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.
It was a late day in fall when Mogmatt's band director noticed something strange at practice one day. As he looked from his podium onto the football field where they rehearsed, he saw that, while the rest of the band was in a perfect concert formation with all the players in rows, the sousaphones were in diagonal lines rather than one big line. The director scratched his head and wondered why this was. Since he technically never told them to stay in a line, he couldn't yell at them. But still he wondered, why did they do this?
HintThe band faced southwest in the correct formation they were practicing in.
The director also noticed something different about each sousaphone who was in the front of a diagonal from those in the back of the diagonal.
AnswerThe sun was bright and they were using each other's sousaphone's horn for shade. The other instruments didn't have to do this since they could wear a hat. Sousaphone players can't wear hats since the bells usually come right down on their foreheads.
The reason that some were still able to stand in the form of the diagonals was because they were wearing sunglasses.
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