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...And We All Fall Down

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:#37381
Fun:*** (2.75)
Difficulty:* (1.04)
Submitted By:FhempenAus*****
Corrected By:MarcM1098




You're standing directly under the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO, USA. You look up and note that the sun is directly above you as well. Suddenly, you notice the Arch begins to sway, and you realize that it's going to tip over. However, you don't know which way it is going to fall, and because of the sun it's too hard to see. (Not to mention the watery eyes you have from looking into the brightness of the sun.) A few other people see it too, and as they begin to scream, panic breaks out. Tourists are running wildly everywhere. If you run the wrong way, you know you won't have enough time to go back the other way because the crowds are so insane, and you wouldn't be able to break out of the crowd in time. Which way do you run?

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Jul 14, 2007

That teaser was very easy once I'd taken the hint and googled a picture of the Gateway Arch.
Jul 15, 2007

Very good puzzle. Perfect answer.
Jul 15, 2007

Jul 20, 2007

nice teaser
Jul 21, 2007

That is a great one!!!!
Jul 23, 2007

Jul 27, 2007

EZ. PS I used to live in St.louis and the Arch sways all the time in the wind. It's supposed too. You can feel it when you're up inside it.
Jul 28, 2007

that makes a lot of sense
Aug 07, 2007

Very nice
Aug 19, 2007

That was easy but really fun!!! I liked this one!
Aug 23, 2007

I got this one EZ. Third situation I got right today. I must be good at these!
Sep 29, 2007

A little too easy... I've never been to St. Louis but anybody who knows what an arch is (which I would assume is everybody) should be able to figure this one out easily.
I don't know what the sun part was about though, it seemed pointless to me.
Oct 06, 2007

She put the sun part in to try and trick us.

Nice teaser!!
Dec 09, 2007

I figured it out right as I clicked the hint. It was pretty easy............
Feb 10, 2010

ohhhhhhhhhhh that makes sense
Jul 12, 2013

I figured it out before I finished reading, but thumbs up for creativity!
Jul 12, 2013

I got it before I finished reading, but thumbs up for creativity!

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