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Elevator Enigma

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:#5492
Fun:*** (2.48)
Difficulty:*** (2.88)
Submitted By:Sir_Col*en****
Corrected By:dieblondboff




A man enters a lift of a high rise building, takes off one glove and pushes the button for the tenth floor. The next day, the same man enters the lift, puts on one glove and pushes the button for the tenth floor. Why?

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Jul 24, 2002

er there wasnt really a question there.... next tiem think about ur teaser
Sep 05, 2002

so, pushing or touching buttons while you have gloves on stops them working does it? well if it was cold I'd assume the lift was not working and get out. Can anyone explain this one to me?
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Feb 06, 2003

Mar 16, 2003

huh? sorry, I didn't get that one. Too much info in the answer. Also, it was two facts and not a question. You never said he was bllind. I'm sorry, try again.
Jun 29, 2003

how about if one of the editors or jake edit this teaser???
Jul 01, 2003

There are elevators with heat sensitive buttons that do not work when pressed, but only from the heat of your fingers. I have been in such an elevator with a friend with gloves on, and she asked me to press the button, rather than taking hers off.
Aug 27, 2003

Well does he wear gloves or not? Apparently he does from the first day. Then why does he have to put one on the second day? Wouldn't he still take one off, but after he had identified the correct button. Good idea. Needs some work.
Oct 23, 2003

Good teaser. Come on guys, it is a situation teaser.
Nov 18, 2003

stupid teaser wit no question...who passed this one and didnt reject it?!
Nov 18, 2003

stupid teaser wit no question...who passed this one and didnt reject it?!
Jul 31, 2004

quite cool...but lots of information is left out and i don't think anyone could figure it out, really. i have taken lifts that were heat sensitive before as well. must be really difficult for a blind man.
Jul 12, 2005

how convenient for him that he happened to be wearing gloves - would hate to be this blind guy come summer!!
Dec 29, 2006

Well I enjoyed it if no-one else did
Feb 01, 2008

I hope that was your first try cause it stuuuuunk
May 24, 2010

I thought it was Michael Jackson because he wears one glove
Mar 08, 2011

beyonce123's answer was WAY more acceptable to me than the one given.

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