Man with a MatchSituation 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 is found in the desert dead. In his hand is half of a match. How did he get there and how did he die?
HintAt one time he was in the air.
AnswerHe was a robber who, along with a partner in crime had robbed a bank and found a hot air balloon. They stole it and were being chased by the police when a problem arose. They were sinking due to the weight of the money. They had to throw over either 1 of the 2 men or the money. One of the men pulled out a match. They closed their eyes and the one with the lightable side had to jump out. The man pulled the lightable end and jumped out.
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