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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:#6837
Fun:** (1.98)
Difficulty:*** (2.86)
Category:Situation
Submitted By:StyLe89***

 

 

 



A doorbell rings and in a few minutes the whole family is dead. Why?




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Comments

Drunky*ca
Aug 28, 2002

what stupid mother would leave a baby alone unattended with running water?
StyLe89*
Aug 28, 2002

I don't know... Maybe it was raining and she didn't know where her husband was and she was just trying to go downstairs to find out. Meh.
A_n_d_y
Aug 29, 2002

Oh silly me! and here was me thinking that the whole family were playing a game and sticking their fingers into the doorbell connection and they all got electrocuted. In future I will have to think harder.
dizzydesien
Aug 29, 2002

I thought there was a gas leak and a spark from the bell blew the house up! Rather morbid though, isn't it?
Bintot*
Aug 29, 2002

Very hard for me I think.
MJs_Kitten
Aug 29, 2002

i thought the easiest answer would be to have the doorbell ring from a muderer and he killed the family.
shop-a-holic*
Sep 02, 2002

I agree with Mjs_kitten it would of bin much easier if it waz a murderor.
stardust*
Sep 07, 2002

Interesting though maybe a hint was in oreder there
ultimatekaos
Sep 13, 2002

C'mon...this is like me typing 'a man wakes up and dies and one one was in the house to see it.' There are so many open-ended answers it borders on lunacy.
nategomer
Sep 13, 2002

I was thinking the exact same thing as DizzyDesi. Ones with answers like this make me think maybe ones submitted by members are a bit too open-ended to ever guess, even with questioning.
HelloKittyRocks
Sep 15, 2002

this on eis really stupid you cant die if u tripped down stairs, maybe a concussion but not dying
something*us*
Dec 08, 2002

maybe she cracked her head open on a bedside table
andrewcs*us*
Apr 28, 2003

I thought the 2 year old would be able to get out or at least float...but nice teaser a little hard but good
timber_wolf_789**
Jul 05, 2005

I agree that a spark from the doorbell blowing up a gas-filled house would work better...ha ha guess I'm morbid too
akl21Aus*
Jul 10, 2006

Very improbable. And seriously, who ever said that the baby would stay in the bathtub? If it was not old enough to crawl, than it was probably washed in a special bath.
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Sep 06, 2006

forget all the negative remarks, your teaser was a good one
grungy49Aau*
Sep 26, 2006

Good teaser, but too many possible solutions. At first I thought it was a murderer too.
JKnightDAus*
Dec 12, 2006

When the answer is longer than the problem, then it isn't a teaser. It's a fill in the blank with a suggested answer. In fact, I like most of the alternative answers here in the comments to the printed one.
calmsaviorAus*
Jan 10, 2007

Sounds a bit farfetched.
4demo*
Jun 19, 2007

I have to agree that it's a bit open-ended and far-fetched, but very creative answer!
mosca*us*
Jul 21, 2007

Well, I don't like to be negative, but only a psychic could get the answer that was given. My guess was that the ringer of the doorbell was the Orkin man, and a family of bugs was dead soon.
tintiniscoolAus*
Aug 07, 2007

How terrible.
nightowl19*us*
Dec 31, 2007

Wow...that teaser needed a lot more information to reach that conclusion...
doctapeppamanAus*
Nov 06, 2008

Those who complain about this teaser apparently do not know what a situation teaser is supposed to be. A good situation teaser has insufficient information to solve the problem at first sight so the solver has to ask questions or propose solutions. The best lateral thinking puzzles are intriguing and seemingly illogical yet have a satisfying answer. This is a good situation teaser; many other teasers are inappropriately put into this category.
freader5at63456Aus*
Mar 13, 2009

I thnk maybe the little boy could be younger. But, hey, that was really hard
legotboytus*
Apr 24, 2010

Oh darn, I thought the ringing of the doorbell made the wife deaf so the husband killed himself and the baby bit his mom to death and the baby died of an overloaded diper, well, I was pretty close

Radd_stuff**
Nov 24, 2010

Um, depressing much! Anyway I thought some psycho opened the door and killed them all!!!
dangerouspie101tus*
Aug 04, 2012

Haha, I said what RaddStuff said... and sad teaser



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