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Striking the Elephant

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:#680
Fun:*** (2.64)
Difficulty:*** (2.5)
Category:Situation
Submitted By:Jacob**
Corrected By:brainyboy615

 

 

 



A man uses a stick to strike a part of an elephant and after a few seconds it disappears. The man is then a lot richer. Why?


Hint

The man is very skillful in his use of the stick. The man strikes something made of ivory.
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Comments

jimbo*au*
Sep 05, 2003

Part of an elephant! Why didn't I think of balls - billiard balls!
KarateGirl098tus*
Aug 22, 2008

Pretty easy once I read the hint.
ShadowsAca*
Nov 11, 2008

I was thinking piano keys...
LightAgb*
Sep 16, 2011

He could have been a magician, and that act made him famous and rich?
donaldtrumpetus*
May 13, 2012

I thought the exact same thing. He was a magician, and then the elephant disappeared. Then people paid to see his show.



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