A Sack of MagnetsSituation 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 man buys some magnetic spheres from a shop, cheap. He takes them home in their
bag, and pours them onto a table. They all roll around a bit, before finally
resting here and there. The man immediately knows he has a faulty product, even
though he hasn't even tried using them yet. Do you know how?
HintWhat would he expect magnets to do, anyway?
AnswerWhen they left the bag, they rolled around on the table. If they were
magnetic, then they would not have been able to roll around so much
because they would have been stuck together!
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