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Coconut Grove

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:#7746
Fun:*** (2.97)
Difficulty:*** (2.18)
Category:Situation
Submitted By:SunGal97***
Corrected By:absy

 

 

 



This is a true story:

An American nightclub called the Coconut Grove had a terrible fire in which over 400 people died. Everyone had the ability to get out of the building, but they couldn't.
Why?





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Comments

bluetwo*
Oct 18, 2002

Wow, I loved this one! Great job using a historical reference in a teaser!
(user deleted)
Nov 05, 2002

Great Puzz!
Drunky*ca
Nov 16, 2002

very nice job.
Julia
Dec 16, 2002

That's devastating, all those poor people died. I think I've had my share of brainteasers for the day; not to say this wasnt an outstanding brainteaser, it's great that you used history in a brainteaser and taught us all something.
twinstee
Dec 16, 2002

Very good. I usually dont like situation puzzles but this one was good.
Paigeo17
Dec 16, 2002

never would have guessed it Never good refernce job!! It's so sad that so many died because of other people's greed.
the_smart_one
Dec 16, 2002

Wow!! I find that very interesting! Poor people. I just can't stand that!
owieswheels
Dec 16, 2002

This also happened in the Philippines a few years ago. It is called the ozone disco. Great puzzle! It's a good thing doors that open outward are installed.
frankenweoburger
Jan 19, 2003

Good one! But the last sentence kind of confused me; they either had the ability or they couldn't. Good answer though.
xiaobaby
Oct 08, 2003

lolx... i just have to laugh at the answer. very nice to have a fact for a teaser
Mogmatt16Ava*
Feb 28, 2004

sad if true, but it sounds like an urban legend to me
TheGermanGemini*
Oct 28, 2004

Wish it was Mogomatt, but we have studied this in history classes, and it has also been featured on shows like modern disasters or other discovery or history channel features. However, still a very brilliant teaser.
pennylane*
Apr 18, 2005

Good teaser! Thanks a lot for the hint!
Nytwynd*ph*
Aug 23, 2005

This teaser is nice but sad... unfortunately, this happens in a lot of places due to irresponsibility. Great job on this one
spinnercatAus**
Aug 29, 2008

my aunt wrote a book on the cocoanut grove fire, so I knew this one
also, they had a main revolving door that quickly got jammed and emergency exits that were locked.



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