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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:#2720
Fun:*** (2.79)
Difficulty:** (1.53)
Submitted By:lil_thugsta***
Corrected By:thompson1




James and Sally were sitting in their family room one night. While James was watching T.V., his wife Sally was reading. All of a sudden, the power went out and James decided to go to bed, but Sally kept on reading. With no use of artificial light, Sally kept on reading. How?

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Mar 24, 2002

they could be living in Norway, where the sun shines constantly for four months of the year, so even at night time the sun would be up, which is real light not artifical light.
Mar 26, 2002

I thought it was "fire" which may or may not be artificial. Really good one!
Apr 03, 2002

or she could be very stupid and not realize the power went out
Apr 07, 2002

Apr 12, 2002

Or she could have used a candel.
Apr 15, 2002

i tought it was the moonlight. some nights you can read under moonlight.
Apr 18, 2002

Come on guys! This one was obvious!
Apr 18, 2002

why don't you let us send in our answers to see if we can get it right
Apr 21, 2002

-Cough- The sun doesn´t shine constantly for 4 month anywhere in Norway. although on the poles it can be day for 6 months and night the other 6 months.
May 05, 2002

last june i was working in Norway and it was constantly light for the six weeks i was there, so i am just going by personal experience.
May 12, 2002

Several possible answers but still a good one.
May 19, 2002

First of all, my first thought was they lived near the North Pole, but the whole braille thing wsa clever. And to make some corrections, if you have to start the fire, or light the candle, it is considered artificial.
Jun 07, 2002

Jun 16, 2002

it could have been that the sun was just setting and they could still see! that is considered night, right?
Jul 08, 2002

That 1 is pretty good
Sep 07, 2002

Maybe she was reading his mind!
Oct 29, 2002

very well put
Sep 12, 2004

First I thought the words were in neon, then it just clicked to my mind that she was blind. So I win
Oct 05, 2005

That was really good!
Feb 26, 2006

This was a fun teaser, thanks

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