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.
A man is found shot dead in the street surrounded by 56 bicycles. Why was the man shot and what is the significance of the bicycles?
The man was playing poker with someone else. As a poker deck has only 52 cards, he was soon found to be cheating by holding 4 extra cards. The other man shot him in the street as he rushed to leave. The bicycles are the brand of cards he was using.
Feb 20, 2003
|LOL! Good one! I never thought of that answer.|
Apr 17, 2003
|why would he kill him just for cheating in a poker game. Man that guy has anger problems|
Jan 19, 2005
|good but easy|
Apr 29, 2005
|HA HA HA sarcastic, but that should have been in trick I think! I thought it was a bike race and the person starting it shot the gun and accidently killed a guy. And YES, I know they don't use real guns in races, notice I was wrong anyway???|
May 21, 2005
|This is merely a restatement of an old, classic situation puzzle. What's it doing on Braingle at all, and why is it in trivia?|
May 26, 2005
|If it's a restatment of an old classic, the BETTER reason to have it on the site...as long as it isn't a dup.|
I THOROUGHLY ENJOYD IT
Jul 03, 2005
| taht saw yrev doog |
Jul 29, 2005
|Zig...welcom to earth....where we speak forward not backward |
Just kidding...you got me at first
"That Was Very Good!"
Nov 08, 2005
|I haalready heard that one!!!! |
no really, i have!
Dec 31, 2005
|that was really clever.|
Mar 20, 2006
|oldie but goodie|
May 10, 2006
|if he was in the street, why would he be surrounded by 56 bicycles?|
Jun 21, 2006
Sep 24, 2006
|Why wouldn't bicycles be in the street?.. I dunno about every one else, but here in the USA ... bicycles ride on the street... sidewalks are for pedestrians.|
And I still say it was a good one!
Nov 20, 2006
|THE BICYCLS ARE THE CARDS!!!!!!!!|
Feb 23, 2007
|Someone needs anger management classes... nice teaser! |
Mar 23, 2007
|uma huh??? |
Apr 07, 2007
|i dont mean to be a stickler, but since the biycicle is refering to the brand of cards, it should be capitilized|
May 19, 2009
|i got too admit, that one was nice! |
Jun 02, 2010
|taht was a geart taseer. you udenrsotod me, rhgit? Tihs is bcasue the hmuan bairn rdaes wrods as wolhes, not lteter by lteter. Sicnesitts at Cmbardige Uvinesrty hvae fguierd tihs out. Olny the frsit and lsat lteter of the wrod hvae to be in the smae palce. I hpoe you ejnoyed tihs psot and you lraened smoetnihg new. |
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