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Choose Your Disaster

Trick brain teasers appear difficult at first, but they have a trick that makes them really easy.

 

Puzzle ID:#28473
Fun:*** (2.93)
Difficulty:** (1.14)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:Grey-Version2*****

 

 

 



A group of four prisoners were held captive by the enemy and each prisoner was to be shot each day through the week. As natural disasters were common in this specific part of the world, the group of prisoners decided to make up a plan of distracting the guards. Before each prisoner would be shot, they would shout out a natural disaster, which would cause chaos and distract everyone to give enough time for each prisoner to escape. As three days passed the first three prisoners escaped by shouting out their chosen natural disasters and running away, however the final prisoner shouted out a disaster and was shot dead on the spot.

What was the natural disaster he shouted?




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Comments

Sarelro
Feb 07, 2006

This is totally ripped off a blonde joke! Anyone who hasn't heard the joke will like it, and it was very well written, but the blonde joke is definitely funnier!
LuCkYgirl21**
Feb 07, 2006

HAHA. IT WAS VERY WELL WRIITEN. FUNNY. I ONLY CAME UP WITH 2 DIASTER BUT I SEE THE POINT. GOOD ONE.
solarsistim321*us*
Feb 07, 2006

what about the elephant who klled the grouse flying over the anarctic ocean on mars yesterday?
sweetmamaAus*
Feb 07, 2006

Ha, good one!
the_names_bruce
Feb 07, 2006

haha
runscapekiller**
Feb 07, 2006

Lol!
teen_wizAca*
Feb 08, 2006

Very cool! Loved it!
vancon*
Feb 08, 2006

Very funny!
teahoney*us*
Feb 08, 2006

Now THAT was funny!!! I actually LOL
qqqq*
Feb 10, 2006

That's a takeoff of a joke.
Saketh**
Feb 11, 2006

lol
RYANMALONEen*
Feb 12, 2006

very good i like
thedancingllama
Feb 12, 2006

ripoff of a joke but it was a good idea to turn it into a teaser
mufffin09Aus*
Feb 13, 2006

I don't get it. I thought it might be earthquake, because they'd feel it if it were happening.
oddsnifferAen*
Feb 14, 2006

VERY funny trick, definatly going in my favourites! LOL
CoolfreezeAen*
Feb 15, 2006

LOL!
brilliant teaser! it was so funny!
KatelinAus*
Feb 15, 2006

Hilarious; I like the idea of turning jokes into teasers like this!
kayt010*us
Feb 16, 2006

L
LO
LOV
LOVED IT!!!
LOV
LO
L

s funny!!!

i bursted out laughing!!!!
(user deleted)
Feb 24, 2006

Okay, I'm a doofus and I don't get it. What does Fire have to do with getting shot dead. Help me please!
fezface**
Feb 24, 2006

ha! there is a blone joke like that! that is so funny!
(when people go to shoot somebody, they say fire, and then the guns are shot.........like, "fire your gun......)
that was a good one!
SoccerChick16**
Feb 25, 2006

HAHAHA
thimblenogginus*
Feb 25, 2006


Ready.. Aim......
tintiniscoolAus*
Feb 26, 2006

l l it took me awhile.
PineappleMamaAus*
Feb 26, 2006

Sadly my first thought was Plague!
Grey-Version2**
Feb 27, 2006

I like the idea of plague, and thanks for all the comments. Im glad most of you enjoyed this teaser
IMCUL4E*us*
Feb 28, 2006

GO SARELRO!
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Mar 07, 2006

that was a goodie
Neferjeane*
Mar 12, 2006

I'd heard this one before...
Still loved it, though!
zonasurance**
Mar 17, 2006

I knew this one but laughed anyway. . good job
king_leonardau*
Mar 21, 2006

wasnt that lyk taken off a joke or somethhing? oh well
ragnarok23*
Mar 24, 2006

very old joke
Swordoffury1392*us*
Mar 31, 2006

yes i agree that it was ripped off of a blonde joke. sry
bhssoccer23Aus*
Apr 12, 2006

Ha, yes it came from that classic blonde joke, but I loved it all the same.
irar1792Aus*
Apr 15, 2006

i heard this joke before...but i can't say that its bad to read it again
elisewa3*au
Apr 17, 2006

I cant belive it took me 5 mins to get it HAHAHA!
jntrcs*
Apr 22, 2006

converted joke o well it was a funny joke but not a good teaser
calmsaviorAus*
May 09, 2006

huh thats funny



GebbieRoseAus*
May 31, 2006

Hey, some of us haven't heard the blonde joke. I liked this one!
dolphingurl12Aus*
Jun 18, 2006

I say one thing: www.wocka.com lol
kwelchansAus*
Jun 19, 2006

That's not a blonde joke. It's an Aggie joke.
cyberstar5150*us*
Jun 30, 2006

I definitely saw a skit like this...
akl21Aus*
Jul 04, 2006

I remember reading that type of thing lots of other places, but not as a teaser.

Nice, though.
junebug22*us
Jul 21, 2006

I go this one right off but I still loved it! Very funny!
puppygirl1213Aus*
Jul 26, 2006

LOL
SwimmerGirlAus*
Jul 31, 2006

That is a really old joke, so I got it right away!
reptile5000Aus*
Nov 10, 2006

1ST TIME I HEARD IT, RELLE FUNNY
NICE
Lady_LaniApr*
Dec 11, 2006

great teaser
shdwhawkAsg**
Dec 24, 2006

I thought jokes were not accepted here.
MadelulabelleAus*
Oct 17, 2007

Good one, I agree that it's funnier in 'joke form', but good teaser anyways! I saw a skit put on by little cub scouts were one of things the other prisoners shouted was "Hey look! Cheerleaders!" Talk about a natural disaster...
phyllisa*us*
Jan 12, 2008

That's cute!!!
bradon182001*us*
Jan 12, 2008

I agree, cute teaser.
doeheadAus*
Jan 12, 2008

Sorry,but that one is older than Abe Lincoln
maldracAen*
Jan 12, 2008

Good one... I was an Irish man joke long before it was a blond one...

An Englishman an Irish man and a Scot were held captive....
salepriceAca*
Jan 12, 2008

yay, I got it straight away, cute one LOL
jabdrAus*
Jan 12, 2008

I got it immediatly....but it was fun
dstarbirdAus*
Jan 12, 2008

LOL! Easy, but very funny!
auntiesisAus*
Jan 12, 2008

very cute, enjoyed this one.
2ndhandroseca*
Jan 12, 2008

This one made me laugh at the answer
FIRE ME because I didn't come up with it.
nerdyiscool*us*
Jan 12, 2008

Lol! Extra points for a fabulous pun!
mondayschild59Aus*
Jan 12, 2008

I think this is the funniest one I've seen yet. I loved it. I was thinking tidalwave for some reason. Now that I see the answer it is priceless.

Monday~
abrainus*
Jan 12, 2008

Great fun. Great pun.
oddreyus*
Jan 12, 2008

funny, though it was so easy i figured it out by the time i was through with the second sentence.
leroy_h*
Jan 12, 2008

VERY, VERY FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL


F I R E
karma48*
Jan 12, 2008

Extremely EASY; but I still really enjoyed it. We need a new category; COMEDY. Thanks 7
SweetPotatoAus*
Jan 12, 2008

Hah! I'm as old as dirt ... I remember it as a Moron joke ... does anybody remember those?
uhhhhAus*
Jan 12, 2008

?????? Fire ur gun? LOL... I don't get it.
UptheHillA*
Jan 13, 2008

Funny, LOL!
dogg6pound9Aus*
Jan 13, 2008

classic spin on a classic joke... excellent job turning it into a teaser
SweetPotatoAus*
Jan 13, 2008

For those who don't get it:

First prisoner facing a firing squad yells, "Tornado!" Everyone scatters and he gets away.

Second one yells, "Earthquake!" Everyone scatters and he gets away.

Third one yells, "Avalanche!" Everyone scatters and he gets away.

The fourth one yells, "Fire!" and the firing squad shoots him.
Fasil*
Jan 14, 2008

In Texas the joke goes like this. A Longhorn, a Baylor Bear, and an Aggie are about to be executed...

I love aggie jokes. Sic'Em Bears!!
aball911*
Mar 01, 2008

I've heard about 100 different versions of this one, but they never get old...

my favorite is the one with Bush Sr., Clinton, and Bush Jr.

great teaser!!
AnimeAngel*ca*
Mar 22, 2008

acually its a joke
aball911*
Mar 24, 2008

yes, AnimeAngel, but it's a good joke! it's good enough to be repeated
thisisme91
Apr 04, 2008

I heard this a couple of times but it never grew on me
avonmaAus*
Apr 13, 2008

I can see ALMOST everybody's point, but I still think it is funny.
emma5799979**
Aug 16, 2008

Heard it before but great!
MianabelleAau*
Oct 12, 2008

I did not get that until I read the comments.
It is very funny, now I get it
coinjar876tus*
Jun 11, 2010

I've heard this one as a skit long before I saw it here!

Plus the answer isn't clear and "fire" isn't really a natural disaster.

I get it though!
spikethru4*au*
Jan 14, 2011

coinjar, in hot countries, fire most certainly is a natural disaster. Very common during the summer here in Australia.
NettieLou*
Jan 14, 2011

Loved it!!
here2A*
Jan 14, 2011

I laughed. thank you.
auntiesisAus*
Jan 14, 2011

This one still makes me laugh.
Babe*
Jan 14, 2014

Oh my gosh, I can't believe some did not get it. It was the easiest one I have ever solved. So obvious. Sorry! At least it was very obvious to me. Easy peasy!
eighsseAus*
Jan 14, 2014

This teaser is written poorly. But a good joke anyways.
cutebugAus*
Jan 14, 2014

Older than me, and I'm no spring chicken.
Maggiethe8th*us*
Jan 14, 2014

I have no objection to easy ones being fun, which this certainly was!
FatHeadAus*
Jan 14, 2014

No offense, but not many people here understand the idea of "trick" teasers. This is more of a joke or a riddle. A trick looks complicated, but has a simple solution. (Shrug.)
eighsseAus*
Jan 14, 2014

Or sometimes, it looks simple, yet the obvious answer is incorrect for a tricky reason. (See my trick teasers.)
eighsseAus*
Jan 14, 2014

The main thing I don't like about this one, though, is that the wording is illogical. The first sentence essentially says that all four prisoners are shout on Day 1, then again on Day 2, etc.
Also it first sounds like all of the present prisoners shout the name of the disaster; later, it sounds like it's only the one who is to be shot that does the shouting.
eighsseAus*
Jan 14, 2014

shot*

>_
sciencestevencus*
Jan 14, 2014

Nice teaser.



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