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Chris Cross's Dead Donkey

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:#30867
Fun:*** (2.99)
Difficulty:*** (2.13)
Submitted By:Swordoffury1392*us******
Corrected By:t4mt




Chris Cross went to the Buymenot Barn to buy a donkey. He looked and looked until he finally found the one which he wanted costing $500. The stable owner, Scammin' Sam, however, was not ready to take Chris's word and demanded that Chris paid $100 in advance for the donkey. After thinking for a while, Chris agreed to do so.

When Chris went back the next day, he found that the donkey he liked was dead. He asked Scammin' Sam for his money back but was told that it had already been used.

A quick thinker, Chris made a deal with Sam. He said that he would keep the donkey but would not pay the $400 which was left in his payment. Sam readily agreed with this thinking that he was giving someone a dead donkey for $100- not a bad deal for him.

Inquisitive, Sam asked Chris what he was going to do with the dead donkey and was told that Chris was about to raffle it off for $5 per ticket. That made Sam extremely amused. He asked, "I thought that you were a dumb one when you gave me money for a dead donkey. Now you're telling me that you're going to raffle it off. I don't know of anybody who wouldn't complain getting a dead donkey as a prize!"

Chris, however, replied that this wouldn't be a problem for him. What was his plan?

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Jun 04, 2006

Interesting. Some people are SOOOOOO clever!
Jun 04, 2006

Got some part and lost some part !!

Putting it for raffle acquiring more money than he gave behind the donkey was what i thought....
Jun 04, 2006

This is a great teaser.. tho u can tell along wat lines the answer will be ... Great fun 2
Jun 04, 2006

Do you read the beano by any chance?
Jun 04, 2006

Thanks everyone! I am really glad you like it!
Jun 04, 2006

this brain teaser was ok i hated it though it is actually pretty dang stupid
Jun 04, 2006

I still don't get it sry
Jun 04, 2006

I wonder if the Raffle Winner did with the dead donkey. Reraffled it?
Jun 04, 2006

You have way too much time on your hands
Jun 04, 2006

Maybe he ate it!
Jun 04, 2006

So that's how you flog a dead horse...
Jun 05, 2006

good for him, but mad that the stable owner still made $100 on a dead donkey.....
Jun 06, 2006

This was a great one! LOVED IT!
Thanks, Sword of Fury.
Jun 06, 2006

wow very confusing but i liked it it was how you say......amusing? nice job!
Jun 07, 2006

Hah! That's great. I should try that some time
Jun 11, 2006

hah. scammin sam is a loser!!
Jun 12, 2006

Why would you keep your mouth shut if you were expecting a donkey worth $500 but instead were given $100. The correct answer is, with the $800 from the tickets you buy a new donkey ($500) and give it to the winner. You now have $300 which leaves you with a profit of $200 after paying for he dead donkey.
Jun 19, 2006

Thanks for reminding me of this very,vveeeerrryyy old joke.
The classic punch line goes , "The winner said 'What am I supposed to do with a dead donkey?' I agreed, so I gave him his $5 back."
Jan 02, 2007

In the answer, you spelled Chris as "Chis." DUH
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Mar 09, 2007

wouldn't he have $700...?

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