The Return of Justin Case and Auntie BellumSituation 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.
You heard right! The fellow con artists have returned. This time they've decided to steal a rare and expensive golden vase. Because this vase is so precious, it was put in a museum and guarded with extreme security. It was surrounded by an electronic field that formed a complete sphere around the vase. If anything at all pierced the field, an alarm would go off and guards would appear within seconds. They knew that if they set off the alarm, they would be caught before they could escape. However, being the criminal masterminds that they were, they found an ingenious way to get the vase. How did they do it?
HintThey hid in a broom closet near the vase.
They convinced the guards that the alarm was faulty.
AnswerJustin Case and Auntie Bellum hid inside of a broom closet which was very close to the vase after the museum closed. They took a broom and pushed it out just enough to pierce the electronic field and set off the alarm and swiftly returned to the closet. When the guards came, they saw that everything was in working order and left. After repeating this feat several times, they were able to convince the guards that the alarm system was malfunctioning. When the guards shut it off, they replaced it with a replica and got away.
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