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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:#8138
Fun:*** (2.99)
Difficulty:** (1.92)
Submitted By:warrior***




A steady stream of people enter John's place of business and remove its treasured belongings. The people do not pay for what they take. John allows them to take as much as they can carry as long as they keep their mouths shut. What are the people taking and which type of business employs John?

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Oct 26, 2002

Why did they have to keep their mouths shut?
Oct 28, 2002

No talking in the library!!
Oct 28, 2002

i liked that , it was very well put
Nov 15, 2002

Good one. Had me thinking for a while. Got it though. 8^)
Feb 06, 2003

This is the cutest teaser I've seen since I've joined Braingle! It's going into my favorites!
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Aug 29, 2003

Cant they even breathe?!?!
Sep 16, 2003

Good idea but too many misleading statements. Where I come from, libraries are not businesses, they are public utilities. Also, there is a 5 book limit on most public libraries so you can't take as much as you want. These kind of clues make it impossible to solve really.
Dec 03, 2003

I never would've gotten that-AND I'm a librarian at high school!
Aug 03, 2004

I was thinking a bank. Keep your mouth shut about your bank number so no one else can take it.
Sep 15, 2007

I agree with jimbo; libraries aren't businesses. Good teaser though!
Jul 24, 2009

I got it! Great job! By the way Jimbo, John could've been working at the Orange County Library in Florida, where they let you take as many books as you want/need.
Dec 31, 2011

It could be a garage sale...

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