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Larry Curly and Moh

Mystery teasers are little stories where you need to figure out what happened based on the given clues.


Puzzle ID:#31961
Fun:*** (3.05)
Difficulty:** (2.06)
Submitted By:medster99*
Corrected By:MarcM1098




Four men met in a bar, and they soon found that all four of them had been to the Amazon Jungle. After a few more beers, they also realized that they had all been captured at least once, by fierce natives who ruled amazing fortresses. They soon got around to talking about their experiences, and their escapes. The first man said, "Well, I was once caught by natives who ruled a diamond palace. They caught me and took me to their king. He decreed that I was to die in one month. They threw me into a cell. Thank God that they didn't take my equipment. I had stolen a quartz file from one of the natives. I filed away the bars (it had curtains so they couldn't see) and escaped mere hours before I was to die."
The second man said, "I was also captured, but they took me to a simple copper structure. I did not have any such luxury of a month to escape, instead, a single day. Luckily they did not count on my desperation, and I was able to claw my way out of there using only my fingernails and pure adrenaline."
The third man said, "I was taken to the most amazing fortress of all. It was made out of black topaz. I was also the smartest of all of you," he bragged, "for I had brought with me a steel file. I was out in a jiff, and I was able to steal some of the topaz as well," he said as he showed everyone a piece of topaz hanging from a string around his neck.
The fourth man had been looking amused at the first and second men's stories, but as the third man finished he threw up his head and laughed. The other three men were looking slightly peeved, and asked him what he found so funny. He declared that they were all liars, and he could prove it.
How could he prove it, and when did each of the three men lie?

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Jul 22, 2006

that was well thought out and creative. Great work I liked it

I'm the first comment!
Jul 22, 2006

I think that you have way too much time on your hands !!
Jul 22, 2006

I meant to have this be the first comment. But anyway.

The teaser is dedicated to my 9th grade Earth and Space Honors teacher, Mr. D
Jul 22, 2006

this is cool but, shouldn't this be in science?
Jul 22, 2006

Its fits in both. In this teaser, you need to find out why the guy laughed, based off the given clues.
Jul 22, 2006

We just learned that in science at the end of the year, so I got it.

Very well thought out, I liked it.
Jul 22, 2006

Mr. D would be proud of you.
Jul 23, 2006

Jul 23, 2006

Nice! That was well thought out. I knew that there was no such thing as natural black topaz and I know that diamond is the strongest mineral but I didn't get the copper one. That was a good teaser
Jul 27, 2006

That was a great teaser
But I didn't get it
Jul 31, 2006

Nicely done! Today, I learned about Moh's
Aug 01, 2006

I really enjoyed this one, what is the Moh's scale of hardness for Teeth though?
Aug 01, 2006

The whole Moh thing threw mw off... I had the right answer (except for there not being natural black topaz) but thought that couldn't be it because I didn't see where Moh fit in...

Good teaser, I enjoyed it!!
Aug 05, 2006

Very easy but very fun, keep them coming!
Aug 08, 2006

very good teaser!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 16, 2006

So THAT"S what you meant by "look at the title"!
Aug 17, 2006

I didn't get it oh well. Great teaser!
Aug 22, 2006

very clever. good job!
Sep 27, 2006

I got the first and last, but I had always heard that copper was really soft, so I didn't think that was it.

Good teaser!
Oct 07, 2006

nice one
Nov 03, 2006

llllloooooooonnnnng and boring!srry
Nov 10, 2006

I thought that this was very interesting. Nice job!
Nov 20, 2006

That was great!
Nov 24, 2006

That was fun, especially since I got it as soon as the first guy said quartz file. XD
Jan 10, 2007

ahhhh....well iono that was real hard for my lil brain 2 handle lol but 4 real how did u come up wit dat pplz im beggin u GET A LIFE
Jan 16, 2007

I recognized that the methods of escape were phony because of the hardness factor, but I didn't know the specifics! Good job!

QTkate, your comment is pathetic. I suggest that you go back to school and learn to write a sentence before attempting a comment on a site that requires one to use his/her BRAIN.
Jan 18, 2007

Wow that was really kool. I never would have guessed the outcome
Jan 18, 2007

Jan 28, 2007

That was fun. It was hard, too (although I'm not sure whether I intend the pun or not. ^_^ ).
Mar 02, 2007

wow, it was clever and smart. probley one of my favorties!
Mar 12, 2007

Yay! I got it! And I haven't gotten that far in science yet!
Apr 01, 2007

yeah i got it. we r just now learning about this stuff in science class.
May 19, 2007

nice job
Aug 02, 2007

when i looked at the title, all i thought was that you spelled 'Mo' wrong! that was a cool and scientific teaser!
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Aug 24, 2007

That was fun, but I knew they were lying from the point where I read the guy getting out of a diamond palace with quartz
Nov 18, 2007

Oi. It has been like 3 years since I learned that. Lol, still fun, though.
Nov 19, 2007

Really fun and creative! This was a great teaser...but what about the fact all four men were drunk?
Nov 23, 2007

haha, i suppose that that would play a major part!
Apr 14, 2008

I didn't even think about the hardness, I haven't taken a science class in ages. I just thought it was the "black" topaz.
Jul 09, 2008

This soitanlee is a fine puzzle. Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk!

Apr 20, 2009

Way cute. I didn't quite get the answer, but I was on the right track. Good job!!
Apr 10, 2010

Good Teaser.

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