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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:#7988
Fun:*** (2.33)
Difficulty:*** (2.78)
Category:Situation
Submitted By:ThomKat*

 

 

 



The gate opened and the man died. What happened?





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Comments

jizzyhuggs*
Oct 15, 2002

this was hard. Good play on words, if you know what he's talking about/
(user deleted)
Oct 23, 2002

or he went to hell
im_para_noid**
Oct 24, 2002

could also be that the gates to a lock opened before the water had risen to the right level, the gushing water in on the boat that the man was in, he died.
AllsatrASH08*
Oct 27, 2002

not everyone knows about the items involved with rock climbing
bluetwo*
Oct 28, 2002

how about this... a man escaped from a local mental institution and wandered onto a horse race track. before anyone noticed, the gates opened and he was trampled to death in a gruesome scene not fit for women and children. =D
StyLe89*
Nov 13, 2002

This could be anything... Add an extra clue, like a gate at 50,000 feet in the air. Yeah. That'd make you think. Cuz my answer will be he opened a gate that had blood thirsty dogs behind it. Shut up. I think my answer is right.
electronjohn*us*
Nov 15, 2002

The "oval ring" in the teaser is known as a carabiner or just a biner. Also if you were to add a height do not make it 50,000 ft. Mt. Everest is only 29,028 feet and you can't climb much higher than that. Better to say 500ft or 1000 ft off the ground. That is more typical for rock climbing. Another piece of equipment used is called a Friend, it is a spring loaded camming device, so that may be something which could me added. Something like a gated opened a friend slipped and a man died. Anyway I think is a good one the way it is.
frankenweoburger
Jan 08, 2003

I thought of the exact same answer as Bluetwo's. But a true situation puzzle is allowed to be vague. Good one.
IronMaiden980*
Jan 11, 2003

I thought the man got hit with a big, fast moving gate.
NickdelaG
Feb 03, 2003

I thought the "Gate(s) of Heaven" opened and the man died. All this happens simultaneously, thereby avoiding the inherent temporal contradiction in the sentence (under my reading). Great teaser though!
gooblah
Feb 25, 2003

The use of words are correct but you are way too vague. E.john the "friend" you talking about is better know as just a cam, I in my 5 years of climbing have never heard a cam reffered to a friend, and anchor device is my friend if you ask me.
usernameAhk*
Jul 30, 2004

very nice. i actually knew it was called a gate, but i didn't get it because it's been a while since i've last came across that.
likeproperty*
Dec 16, 2007

I thought it was that a man lived during the time of the Roman Empire and was a criminal who had to fight a lion..
when the gate opened and released the lions, the man was devoured...
or something along those lines.

Good teaser though.
I don't think I ever want to go rock climbing, now. (=
I liked it!
xdbtcpAus*
Jan 08, 2010

I thought it was the gate on the gallows...and the man was hanged.
donaldtrumpetus*
Sep 03, 2012

An answer should never be longer than the teaser.



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