QuasimotoSituation 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.
Many people enjoyed visiting the village and listening to the sound of the local church bell being rung each day and evening for Mass.
Both the locals and the visitors were always amused and delighted by Quasimoto's antics each time he came out of the bell tower and into the street below.
For years, when offered to choose between a bright shiny half-dollar coin and a crumpled 5 dollar bill as a monetary tip, Quasimoto always chose the half-dollar in preference to the 5 dollar note.
Whilst the 5 dollar bill was 10 times the value of the half-dollar coin, why did the bell-ringer never choose to take the note?
Hint1. Both the coin and the bill were legal tender.
2. Quasimoto was not a fool as some suspected he was.
3. The coin was not more valuable than the 5 dollar note.
AnswerHe always chose the coin because if he chose the 5 dollar note, people would stop giving him money. By choosing the coin, he continued being offered a choice and so his collection of coins continued to increase.
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