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Honks the Horn

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:#3765
Fun:*** (2.61)
Difficulty:*** (2.51)
Submitted By:Angelicious***
Corrected By:Sunrose




A man leaves a motel room, goes into his car, honks the horn, and returns. Why?


It is the middle of the night. The man goes outside to get something from his car, but forgets which room he is in. His wife is deaf so he honks his car horn, waking everyone up in the hotel. All the other residents, who aren't deaf, wake up and turn on their lights. The man returns to the room with the light remaining off.

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May 02, 2002

he might have broke his watch, and wanted to know the time. By honking his horn, some one would have shouted "Hey Buddy, cut it out, it's 5:30 in the morning" thus giving him the time.
May 05, 2002

lmao thats a good one made-ade.
May 06, 2002

this ones good. also a good suggestion, made-ade
May 12, 2002

Yeah good one - funny too
May 12, 2002

what is made-ade??
May 21, 2002

what about the vacant rooms? he'd have to go through all those. and he'd have to be pretty stupid or out of it to not remember which room he came from!
May 21, 2002

Good one, but there probably could have been more soltions. And I agree, what is a Mad-ade?
May 27, 2002

I am!
May 27, 2002

someone must be pretty stupid to forget which room they were in............and plus isnt the service desk open 24/7 so couldnt he go and ask them? lmao mad-ade
May 27, 2002

hey now... making fun of ppl who have forgetten where there rooms are... i've done it before... and it's easy at a bigger place... o well... good teaser
May 27, 2002

he was probably drunk
May 31, 2002

speaking of being drunk, i bet the drunk people wouldn't have gotten up either!!! =)
Jun 03, 2002

what's Imao? Mad-ade's right, plus I liked Mad-ade's glass clinking one!!
Jun 13, 2002

Aug 12, 2002

A deaf wife.... Guess that would be useful
Nov 26, 2002

Why doesn't the moron just look at the number on his room key.
Sep 17, 2003

Some wives pretend to be deaf at times.
May 03, 2005

he could also have been (maybe) talking to car insurance guy or something of that sort and checking that the horn works because he never uses it. no sense. o well.
Jul 13, 2005

the man's been getting nicely toasted in his room, drunk as a skunk, he leaves his room, but forgets why, gets in the car thinking it's his room, accidentally hits the horn, realises it's the car, and toddles off back to his room.
Jul 10, 2007

I loved it! lol
Mar 21, 2008

Haha! Just like that Super Bowl commercial. Though I don't remember what it was for...
Jan 09, 2009

So amusing!
Feb 22, 2010

Nice one!
May 30, 2010

Actually the teaser is wrong. Some people(like me) can totally sleep through that. plus why can't the idiot just check his room key.
Jun 08, 2012

Yeah, I agree with beyonce123. Besides, even if everybody DID wake up, who turns on their light every time their eyes open??

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