Bulbous AromaticusMystery teasers are little stories where you need to figure out what happened based on the given clues.
"Check it out," John said to his friend, Detective Sing, over dinner one night. "For a mere $5,000 I could purchase one of the rarest annuals around, Bulbous Aromaticus.
"I was talking to a horticulturist, and she said she was willing to sell me one of the plants and then, each year when it flowered, she told me I could sell the seeds myself. Given the rarity of this particular plant, I could make a fortune!"
"Save your money," said Detective Sing. "This horticulturist is a fraud."
How did he know?
AnswerAn annual is a plant which only lives through one year, before dying off, which any horticulturist would know.
While John may have been able to harvest the seeds after the first year, and attempt to regrow another plant in a later year, he certainly couldn't use the same plant for a number of years running.
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