Do Not Tap on the Glass.
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 works at an aquarium. Every day he spends a large chunk of his time trying to stop people from tapping on the glass at the shark tank. Finally, fed up with it, he comes up with a solution. The solution works perfectly; the next day no one taps on the glass. However, he is fired for it. What was the man's solution?
HintThe plan took some effort to do and not everyone could accomplish it.
The man painted a crack on the glass. Fearing it would break, no one touched it. However, since it made the aquarium seem unsafe and it scared the patrons, he was fired.
Jan 25, 2010
|Nice 1! Out of all the options i put down for myself, neither of them came out to be your answear. Nevertheless, had such fun! Thank-you for the teaser |
Jan 26, 2010
|Hahaha! So funny! |
Jan 29, 2010
|nice! i had no clue; i thought he might have put up some sign or a picture of a shark..I guess I should have thought harder. the hint wasn't much good for me; maybe if you said he had just taken an art class..|
Jan 31, 2010
|I actually got it... proof not that I'm intelligent, just that I have a sick sense of humor. :-) And that it's a valid brain teaser, of course.|
Feb 05, 2010
|This was a fun activity, however I felt there were too many possibilities. The punch line was good, however it didn't leave me intellectually satisfied. Keep up the good work though, thank you!|
Feb 21, 2010
|i loved the humor of this teaser |
Feb 24, 2010
|I liked it. Only problem...|
1.The hint was a bit inaccurate. I think almost anyone could draw a crack.
Overall rating: 8/10
Apr 07, 2010
|I thought the answer would be "he electrified the glass and killed someone!!!" |
Apr 16, 2010
|Vicious thought Ms M., not a good solution, but a solution, nevertheless. |
I thought he made a crack in the glass, but he did not draw the crack. Either way he cause the Zoo money and lost feelings of safety. It might take a while to regain patron's confidence.
May 16, 2010
|He was right, not everyone can do it. Yes, anyone can paint cracks, but to do it in a very realistic manner that no one even dared to touch the glass, it requires skill and effort.|
May 27, 2010
|I thought he used his pet tiger or something.|
Jun 02, 2010
|I thought perhaps he got fed up and either painted the glass black so no one could see the exhibit, Or... just broke the glass himself thereby killing the sharks and being fired! |
Jun 21, 2010
|I loved this one!|
but, even the thought about going into a shark aquarium with a crack scared me bad!
Jun 27, 2010
|I thought he locked the door and kept people out. That would be a little extreme and would definitely alienate the customers, cut into profits and get him fired. They didn't say he was SMART!|
Aug 21, 2010
Mar 21, 2011
|I figured he stole the shark. |
May 26, 2011
|well idk |
Jun 14, 2011
|Nice and creative, but there are too many solutions...|
Jun 23, 2012
|*tap tap tap!*|
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