The LetterSituation 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 in uniform stands on the beach of a tropical island. He takes out a cigarette, lights it, and begins smoking. He takes out a letter and begins reading it. The cigarette burns down between his fingers, but he doesn't throw it away. He cries, but not out of physical pain. Why?
AnswerHe is a guard/attendant in a leper colony. The letter to him tells him that he has contracted the disease. The key is the cigarette burning down between his fingers. Leprosy can kill off sensory nerves without destroying motor ability.
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