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One Man Catch?

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:#196
Fun:*** (2.54)
Difficulty:* (0.98)
Category:Situation
Submitted By:Mr. GAus*****
Corrected By:boodler

 

 

 



A man throws a baseball about fifty feet when it turns around and returns to the man. The man catches it easily. How is this possible?



Answer

The man throws the ball straight up into the air and then catches it when it falls back down.
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Comments

smileysteve**
Apr 01, 2003

I was going to say that he threw it and it bounced of a wall. But baseballs dont bounce very far.
jimbo*au*
May 25, 2003

Obvious!
moondancer*
Jul 16, 2004

i figured this out after a little while of thinking...
darthforman*
May 25, 2005

nice one but old
bookworm91**
Nov 10, 2005

easy-peasy! wonderful i love em like that.
scm14Aus*
Dec 09, 2005

Or he was playing catch with somebody and they threw the ball back.
TryerAen*
Dec 29, 2005

Easy? that is when you know the answer!!
irar1792Aus*
Dec 31, 2005

that was way easy...
squidward927*
Jan 26, 2006

nice one
squidward927*
Jan 26, 2006

nice one
squidward927*
Jan 26, 2006

nice one
squidward927*
Jan 26, 2006

nice one
tca2
May 01, 2006

That was a good on! but sorta easy. My first thought was it hit a wall.
spazzyjazzy93Aus*
May 07, 2006

or he could have thrown it into a SUPER strong wind
. . .but then it might just knock him over so never mind
Quickq*en*
May 08, 2006

How can anyone throw a ball 50 feet?
elshawnoAus*
May 19, 2006

that was a good one... i got it though... it was easy enough 4 me to finally get it... yay!
Smudgeza*
May 25, 2006

Or he could be somewhere in space where there's no gravity or friction, and could throw it slowly against a solid object, and it would bounce back just as slowly, and accurately.

Furthmore, he could be in a depressurized, counter-gravitational man-made environment...but that's clutching at straws
Unraveled*
Jun 25, 2006

After I read the first sentence, I immediately though that he threw it upwards. When you asked, "How is this possible?" I just though, "How is it NOT possible to catch it if it's thrown up in the air?"

Then, I realized that you were trying to confuse us and meant throwing it out.

Silly me. (though it got me the answer )
Ashley_Turtle*us*
Jul 24, 2006

i didnt get it maybe you can explain it to me.
Roostyr*it*
Aug 21, 2006

i liked it lol
QrystalAca*
Sep 18, 2006

I actually did the same thing as Unraveled.

Could it be that I'm not the only one who has done too many physics problems?
2rubystar2
Oct 14, 2006

That was so easy. I've heard it a million times. Can't you people think of something a little more original?
have_hope605
Nov 25, 2006

i liked it a lot............maybe that's cuz i got it right
Bismillah
Jan 05, 2007

Good one
Bismillah
Jan 05, 2007

Good one.
bgil7604Aus
Feb 28, 2007

The answer was obvious without the hint (which sounded really wierd.)
dididaAus*
Mar 18, 2007

I thought it hit a wall!
bookwrmKPAus*
Jan 24, 2008

This is pretty easy, but i think you should have had more guidlines, mainly, that it wasn't thrown against anything, that it wasn't caught by anyone, stuff like that. Otherwise there were so many answers! Really easy, but still kinda fun...
AlexRi3erAus*
Nov 12, 2008

That was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo easy.
ShadowsAca*
Nov 16, 2008

This is teaser #196... It doesn't HAVE to be original.
thebrain789tus*
Oct 21, 2010

I heard this one before.
Marpleen*
Jan 25, 2013

Pretty stupid. Way too easy.



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