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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:#7743
Fun:*** (2.94)
Difficulty:*** (2.16)
Submitted By:SunGal97***
Corrected By:boodler




A father was speaking to his teenage daughter: "You arrived very late, at 3 o'clock in the morning, and you kept me and your mother waiting up anxiously for you. I do not want that to ever happen again."
"But Father," the girl replied, "I will never be able to do that again." What did she mean?

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Oct 04, 2002

good puzzle, I think that if you would of wrote, "How is this possible?", instead of "What did she mean?"...It would be a little more clearer. But good job, I like it.
Oct 06, 2002

very clever
Nov 16, 2002

i dont quite understand. i believe women can give birth more then once...and it might be coincidental that the 2nd birth was late 2...
Apr 10, 2003

Yes... But they cannot give birth to the same person twice.
Sep 06, 2003

LOL! Really funny! I figured he was giving a speech at her wedding but I like your answer a lot better.
Jan 04, 2009

Well done. Excellent teaser.

Jan 13, 2010

That was fun and well written - though I'm glad I persevered to the answer without using your hint. The hint was a bit too generous, I think.
Apr 01, 2012

I figured mom must have died in the last hour, hence it's not possible to keep both parents up waiting ever again. Before I read the hints.
Feb 11, 2014

The hint really have it away for me. But great teaser!

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