A Piece of CakeSituation 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 woman goes grocery shopping for a party, comes home and puts all her groceries on the dining table. While she isn't looking, her four year old son sees a cake that his mother bought on the table, opens the wrapper and promptly eats some of the cake just when his mother notices what he is doing. Instead of getting angry at her son for eating a cake meant for a party, she panics and rushes him off to a hospital. Fortunately, the doctors inform her that her son will be fine. Why did she panic when there was nothing wrong with the cake, and she meant it to be for her party guests?
AnswerThe boy ate a cake of soap.
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