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A Bell Rings

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:#6903
Fun:*** (2.27)
Difficulty:*** (2.85)
Submitted By:Cascas***
Corrected By:RomanG417




A bell rings, a man cries. A bell rings, a man dies. What happened?

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Aug 30, 2002

ok, this is kind of weird. good job, i guess...
Sep 07, 2002

maybe you should have a hint somewhere.
Who would have though of that???
Sep 13, 2002

No one is ever going to guess something that contrived. Glad I didn't spend too much time trying to solve it.
Sep 22, 2002

This one isn't too hard if you have a hint, I agree. I've heard it before though, thanks for the reminder!
Apr 28, 2003

OK blind people dont swim for the very reason he died... they will lose sense of direction and drown even with bells... i though the bells of heaven were ringing and he cried because he knew he would die soon then they rang again and he died......
May 03, 2005

the whole blind-man-and-bell thing is sorta old.
Dec 25, 2007

May 19, 2010

for all the people who are saying that this can't be figured out or needs a hint look at the definition of situation teasers.
Feb 18, 2011

Mar 10, 2011

I honestly think braingle situation teasers need to be classified into two categories- one which you can only get by the prescribed question-answer method as given in the definition, and the other which has enough hints in the question itself to figure it out. I'm new here and I don't know where to send this suggestion so please tell me!!! And this teaser was actually nice! I loved it.
Nov 08, 2011

i thought the awnser was it was a church bell at a funeral a bell rings a man cries (someone is dead so he is sad) a bell rings a man dies (man that was dead at funeral)
Aug 09, 2012

Um, sorry but that was very obscure
Aug 05, 2013

Yeah tis one was a little out there, but interesting I guess. In your answer explanation summary (the last four lines), don't you have it out of order? The two bell ringing lines should be reversed, if I understand correctly.

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