StrandedSituation 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.
Once the coastguard reached the ship, Lynn Ramsey got on board, perspiring. After drinking several glasses of water she began her story. She began, "Well, we were on the boat when a storm came and knocked off the radio. Then, the engine stopped working. That happened about six days ago. Then three days ago, the last of our water was gone. Amber drank seawater and went crazy. As she was climbing down a ladder she fell off and bumped her head. She died."
The coast guard inspected Amber's body and she had indeed died from a bump on the head, yet he still suspected foul play. Why?
AnswerIf they had run out of water three days ago, Lynn wouldn't be perspiring when she got on the boat.
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