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A Fly in his Coffee

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:#465
Fun:*** (2.73)
Difficulty:** (1.37)
Submitted By:Phyllis*****!
Corrected By:horse_luver




A man found a fly in his coffee and sent his coffee back to the kitchen. When the waiter returned with a new cup of coffee, the man took a sip and immediately knew that the waiter had just removed the fly and given him back the same cup of coffee. How did the man know that he wasn`t served a fresh cup of coffee?

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May 09, 2002

maybe it had gotten cold?
Jan 26, 2004

Maybe it tasted like flies.
Dec 21, 2005

Jan 28, 2006

That was a goodie
Mar 17, 2006

yeah i thought it was cold, but flies taste good. what is wrong with a little protein? lol jk
Mar 17, 2006

So gross, that's when a waiter gets scalded!
Mar 25, 2006

loved it! i got it right off and i don't drink coffee.
Apr 13, 2006

this is one of my favorite situation teasers. most just seem too far out there. thanks! nice
Jun 02, 2006

i thought it had gotten cold, too...
Jun 21, 2006

Nice one! I got the answer, but also thought it could be the coffee had gotten cold.
Jul 25, 2007

Nov 28, 2009

got it when i read the title and i havent heard of the teaser yet ...
Sep 03, 2011

What horrible service!
Anyway, fun teaser
Apr 29, 2012

Jun 24, 2012

He should just leave. Don't even say anything, just leave.

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