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Situation 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.


Puzzle ID:#11843
Fun:*** (2.99)
Difficulty:** (1.98)
Submitted By:frankenweoburger***
Corrected By:Winner4600




A man was hiking in the hills for the first time and, for safety, he brings along two guides. At the beginning of the hike, the first guide said, "Keep all personal items close, stay behind me, and above all else, keep your balance around the steep dropoffs!" The second guide had never been on such a long hike and, despite the warnings, tumbled off one of the high cliffs and rolled into a valley. The second guide's spine was broken in the fall. The man and the first guide watched the fall, shrugged, and moved on. Why did they offer no help or concern?

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Apr 22, 2003

i thought for a minute and got the answer..gj
Apr 23, 2003

I was thinking it was a dummy. (But why bring a dummy on such a trip? I guess I was the dummy-huh?) This was genius!
Apr 29, 2003

I really enjoyed this one. Well done
May 02, 2003

I was stumped for a while!
May 19, 2003

Great stuff Frank, I can't believe I got this straight away. Very clever wording well done.
May 19, 2003

i was thinking of a dog but the answer fits it better
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May 19, 2003

yeah i was thinking dog too but ..... i guess people (unless you were complete animal haters) would show SOME concern if it would have been a dog...... i like book better... nice one!!! ;)
May 20, 2003

Thats a good one.. what if they needed the book lol
May 26, 2003

I thought it was a map. Close enough, right?!
Jul 22, 2003

GoOd OnE! It really made me laugh!! You sure are good at tricky wording! NiCe Job!!!
Dec 03, 2003

I thought that one was rather clever.
May 24, 2004

Being a book lover, I was saddened when it broke its spine!
Ha, ha. Anyways, I got this one. Good job!
Apr 16, 2005

I Thought it was a Porcupine
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May 13, 2005

I liked that one. I got it correct.
(user deleted)
May 13, 2005

I liked that one. I got it correct.
May 29, 2005

that wuz awesum!
Jun 11, 2005

Good teaser!
Jul 09, 2006

Nice! I was thinking a horse, like one of those pack ones, you know?
Jun 03, 2007

Nice! I thought maybe it was b/c he was hurt too badly to be saved and couldn't be reached in time!
Jul 24, 2009

I am with tangerine one that one. I thought it was a cartoon! Keep up the good work!
Sep 02, 2013


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