Brain Teasers
Brain Teasers Trivia Mentalrobics Games Community
Personal Links
Submit a Teaser
Your Favorites
Your Watchlist
Browse Teasers
All

Cryptography
Group
Language
Letter-Equations
Logic
Logic-Grid
Math
Mystery
Optical-Illusions
Other
Probability
Rebus
Riddle
Science
Series
Situation
Trick
Trivia

Random
Daily Teasers
Search Teasers

Advanced Search
Add to Google Add to del.icio.us

More ways to get Braingle...

Duffus Burns Boffo

Mystery teasers are little stories where you need to figure out what happened based on the given clues.

 

Puzzle ID:#16099
Fun:*** (2.8)
Difficulty:** (1.82)
Category:Mystery
Submitted By:od-1Aca****
Corrected By:MarcM1098

 

 

 



Duffus had hired Boffo the Clown for his nephew's birthday party. Boffo was famous for his helium balloon animals. Boffo was running late and decided to pre-fill the balloons he would need for the party. To his horror, the helium tank was empty. Frantically, Boffo rushed to the local supplier for more. Boffo just made the party in time and began working his balloon magic. Tying the balloon creations to the kids was a hit, but Boffo soon ran out of string. Boffo, thinking quickly, rubbed the balloons on his green polyester wig to create a static charge, which made the balloons stick to the kids' shirts and Buffo's head. Duffus, wanting to get in on the fun, snuck up on Boffo, now with a dozen balloons stuck to his head. Duffus figured he'd just pop one of the balloons, scare Boffo, and get some laughs from the rowdy youngsters. To his amazement, it exploded in a ball of flames, igniting the other balloons, the wig, and Boffo himself as the kids cheered at the spectacle. Fortunately, Duffus had a garden hose nearby, and jumped to Boffo's rescue. Although things did work out for Boffo in the end, he's now known in Vegas as Blaze the Exploding Wonder. What happened to cause the balloons to go up in flames in the first place?





What Next?

  
  

See another brain teaser just like this one...

Or, just get a random brain teaser

If you become a registered user you can vote on this brain teaser, keep track of
which ones you have seen, and even make your own.

 



Comments

jimbo*au*
Jan 28, 2004

Not a bad story but more of a science teaser really than a situation.
Fhqwhgads*us*
Feb 08, 2004

Ditto on jimbo. good one otherwise
unklemykeAus*
Feb 27, 2004

Couldn't Happen - Hydrogen tanks are clearly marked FLAMMABLE and DANGER!! - after what happened to the Hindenburg Hrdrogen is treated with respect. I also agree - this is a science teaser, not a situation.
bigsisjune**
Jul 07, 2004

Poor Boffo......
crystalstar*
Jul 14, 2004

unklemyke, I've seen two of your comments on teasers, and both of them are very rude. People put their effort into teasers, you wouldn't know that, because you haven't made one! Anyway, I thought it was a good teaser!
moondancer*
Jul 16, 2004

Good teaser! I wouldn't have ever guessed it though....
nshachafnmc
Oct 10, 2004

Hard but very good!
I_am_the_Omega**
Oct 17, 2004

Crystalstar... I don't think you have a very good idea about what's rude and what isn't. The guy is absolutely right. It couldn't happen. Oxygen would explode though.
aPlatinum**
Oct 22, 2004

shoulda been a science teaser
Tongue-TwisterAus
Oct 31, 2004

I agree with jimbo. This could go in the Science Teaser's section. Good teaser, though! Keep it up!
babygirl35*
Dec 08, 2004

This was easy but interesting i have to agree with unklemkye this is a very unlikely situation.
InasnumAngelus
Feb 12, 2005

But...but.....hydrogen doesn't explode in flames......you can't actually see it burn...
changegurl**
May 04, 2005

Hey! This is like the third one I got . I'm so Happy! Okay , I know I don't have a Life.
sweetime**
Jun 02, 2005

guessed it wasn't helium, but yeah, it should be in science. or perhaps trivia...
laya*au*
Oct 11, 2005

it was really more of something to do with science although i did enjoy reading it.
laya*au*
Oct 11, 2005

it was really more of something to do with science although i did enjoy reading it.
stephiesd**
Nov 10, 2005

i knew it had sumthin to do with static electricity, but i didn't no what.
rkaalandAus*
Nov 16, 2005

Thank God that this would be a very hard mistake to make!! Good one though
kcheer2493us*
May 31, 2006

I'm not sticking balloons to my head anymore
preppygirl*
Jul 17, 2007

i got it without realizing i just assumed he didnt get helium didnt think i was right!!!lol
preppygirl*
Jul 17, 2007

WHO CARES!!!!!!!!Crystal star is right UNKLEMYKE OR WUTEVR WAS RUDE ITS A PUZZLE FOR FUN!!!!!!!!!UR NOT SUPPOSED TO TAKE EVRY THING INTO ALLITERATION YOUR SUPPOSED TO USE THE FACTS THE READING GIVES U TO SOLVE IT!
preppygirl*
Jul 17, 2007

WHO CARES!!!!!!!!Crystal star is right UNKLEMYKE OR WUTEVR WAS RUDE ITS A PUZZLE FOR FUN!!!!!!!!!UR NOT SUPPOSED TO TAKE EVRY THING INTO ALLITERATION YOUR SUPPOSED TO USE THE FACTS THE READING GIVES U TO SOLVE IT!
preppygirl*
Jul 17, 2007

didnt mean to say that twice
soccerboo21*
Sep 09, 2007

um i thought something of the static electricity butnot the rest. great quiz!
seventy7*us*
Dec 21, 2007

i knew he received the incorrect chemical but i could not put my finger on which one it was... whatever...it was fun anyhow
PaladinAus*
Mar 17, 2009

Anyone who knows the history of hydrogen vs. helium in dirigibles, or anyone who knows anything about the periodic table probably could have figured this out.

I disagree that this is not situational... putting it in "science" would have been a dead giveaway as to the solution. Besides, just because the solution to a situational mystery involves science doesn't mean it is not situational.

Fun mystery, even if a bit easy
crocodiletca*
Aug 06, 2009

I found this one searching for teasers with the word "Duffus"(I love Duffus teasers). As soon as I saw the title, Iwas thinking "oooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhh Lord..." Great Teaser!!!



Back to Top
   



Users in Chat : None 

Online Now: 10 users and 422 guests

Copyright © 1999-2014 | Updates | FAQ | RSS | Widgets | Links | Green | Subscribe | Contact | Privacy | Conditions | Advertise

Custom Search





Sign In A Create a free account