When Moe Became Missing
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.
Moe was loved by all relatives. Whenever Moe was in trouble, people would always help. However, one day, Moe became missing. Everyone who knew Moe was very happy. Moe was happy too. Nobody looked for Moe, and everything was fine. The change was taken as a positive change. Why was everyone happy that Moe became missing?
HintNote the absence of the word "he" or "his".
Moe was a girl and it was her last name. She married a man with the last name of Missing. Therefore, she changed her name and Moe became Missing.
Feb 03, 2005
|I thought maybe he had escaped the draft... I like my answer better |
Feb 03, 2005
|Missing for a last name is a stretch. |
The teaser would still work in context if you made the last name something different, because in the riddle, her maiden name is still going missing.
Feb 07, 2005
|I thought it was cute |
Feb 08, 2005
|It's cute - but why the phrase that whenever Moe was in trouble ppl would help? And why would she still be referred to Moe after she's married? Hence, the wording of the teaser is not so accurate.|
Feb 15, 2005
|I never would've got that.|
Feb 22, 2005
Mar 01, 2005
|capitalizing Missing might have cleared things up a bit..|
Mar 01, 2005
|you people are way to analytical |
Apr 03, 2005
|I agree that the name Missing is a strech|
May 01, 2005
|i agree w/ wabs and sftbltwty|
May 07, 2005
|huh! Now that was different. |
May 30, 2005
|Yea yea, uh huh, now explain that to me again? Moe... became Missing... I agree, Missing should've been capitalized. I gave u a full ? and a full |
Jun 23, 2005
|i thought the use of "became" was a dead give away. you "go" missing or you "become" someone else.|
i admit my answer was "she changed her name", but near enough...
Aug 18, 2005
|Shouldnt u have wrote wid a capital letter But apart 4rom dat i thought it was good. Just check through ur other teasers dat u write b4 u submit it! lol. |
Jun 16, 2006
|i though t that she night have done something bad i suck at most of these so plz dont ridicule me.|
Mar 16, 2007
Jan 06, 2008
|Or Moe was a boy's last name and he married someone with the last name of missing. |
Mar 18, 2008
|HUH. I have to agree about the capitalization.|
Apr 01, 2012
|I have Moe down as a pet chameleon who'd been struggling with his chameleonic talent. Partial credit?|
Aug 16, 2012
|Fun teaser, but I never would have guessed the answer to save my life!|
Nov 06, 2014
|i thought Moe was a caterpillar and he became a butterfly so Moe was missing .and people whose pet it was became happy|
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