Willy PeteSituation 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.
Sinbad the soldier was out on a training exercise. He was observing a simulated enemy squad planting mines in a field. It was important that he see where the mines were being planted and mark them on the map. Suddenly Willy Pete arrived on the scene in front of Sinbad, blocking his view of the squad. Sinbad ran 20 steps to his left, but Willy Pete was still blocking his view. He ran 40 steps back to the right, but still Willy Pete was blocking his view. How could this possibly happen?
AnswerWilly Pete is a nickname the military commonly uses for the chemical "White Phosphorus". White phosphorus is used in bombs, artillery, and mortar shells as a smoke screen.
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