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Mr. Burns Dinner Party

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:#498
Fun:*** (2.39)
Difficulty:*** (2.24)
Category:Situation
Submitted By:lildude1111*
Corrected By:cnmne

 

 

 



The Simpson family went to Mr. Burns' dinner party. At the party, Lisa's favorite dessert was served. Lisa was about to eat it when all of a sudden she purposefully spilled salt all over her dessert. Why did Lisa do this?



Answer

When Mr. Burns was giving Lisa her dessert, he sneezed on it. Instead of saying "Yuck, I don't want this!" and hurt his feelings, she spilled salt on it so she could get another one without hurting his feelings.
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Comments

supermew30*
Dec 22, 2001

Do I sense the TV show The Simpsons?
Beelzebub*
Feb 05, 2002

Mr Burns would never invite hte Simpsons to a dinner party - he's a stingy old git. Also, I can't see him sneezing in someones food.
Drunky*ca
Feb 23, 2003

Actually Mr. Burns did invite the Simpsons to dinner. But it was so he could eat them since he was a vampire and it was a halloween special...but still he did invite them.
Rowsdower*
Dec 02, 2003

Fun teaser, but where the heck were the editors on this one? They needed to help out with the spelling big time.
mad-adeAhu*
Dec 02, 2003

This was submitted long before there was any editors
usernameAhk*
Jul 29, 2004

This Mr. Burns should have known better than to sneeze right on someone's food. And it also seems that the Simspsons family knows Mr. Burns. When he realised what he did, he should have said sorry and got another one. It's really impolite for Mr. Burns to just give Lisa the food he sneezed all over it. It looks like if Lisa didn't react, he wouldn't have got another one for her.
rose_rox*ca*
Apr 08, 2005

Wow, some of us are a bit picky...
pennylane*
Apr 11, 2005

funny
Pop_Qla*
Aug 06, 2005

Rose is definatly right
baby_girls23Aus*
Jan 03, 2006

that is kkind of crazy
XXOO555
Jan 22, 2006

WOW!
Crazycriely*
Apr 10, 2006

most situation teasers but the crap outta me cuz they are so like...random! i dont know maybe its just me.
Vigo95Aus*
Apr 13, 2006

there is really no way anyone could have "known" the answer . it could have been anything . one would have to ransomly guess to get this. therefore , making any random guess a "correct"answer .

i don't like this at all
Vigo95Aus*
Apr 15, 2006

i hust reread my comment and i meant to write randomly not ransomly !!!!!!!

why don't we have spellcheck here ?!!!
calmsaviorAus*
May 16, 2006

oh, is Lisa not the bright one?
calmsaviorAus*
May 16, 2006

thats not a question; thats playing on the fact at how smart she is.
akl21Aus*
Jul 30, 2006

If I sneezed on someone's dessert, I would offer to get them a new one instead of just handing it to them.
elu93Aus*
Nov 11, 2006

lol! Odd, but thoughtful!
tintiniscoolAus*
Apr 28, 2007

has ice cream, and it was melting, so she put rock salt on it.... ....no. This answer was more randon.
perrygfAil*
Feb 22, 2009

I thought of a simpler solution: the dessert was watermelon, which many people eat with salt.
sammydjAau*
Jun 23, 2009

Why does Lisa care about hurting his feelings?
beyonce123*
Jun 02, 2010

username: you obviously do not watch the simpsons.
Stride5us
Sep 03, 2010

Love The Simpsons, but this teaser could of been better. In reality of The Simpsons, Mr. Burns wouldn`t care [both sneezing in her dessert AND/OR giving her a new one. Meh, what do I know lol 3/5



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