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.
Why did a man put two cubes in a glass of water? The cubes are not ice cubes or sugar cubes and no drink or refreshment is involved.
HintDropping the cubes in the water could save him a lot of money.
The cubes are a pair of dice to be used in a craps game. If they are loaded, they will always sink to the bottom of the glass with their heaviest side down. This is a way of checking that the dice are fair.
Aug 17, 2007
|I got this without the hint, I read about it once or twice.|
Sep 09, 2007
|Does that mean fair dice will float? Or will they spin while they sink? I've never gambled so I wouldn't know.|
Sep 25, 2007
|normal die will also sink but with a different number at the bottom each time|
Oct 02, 2007
|huh? I thought that that there was no drink of refreshment involved, so what do the dice "Float to the bottom of the Glass", (surely sink) in. Even water is a drink or refreshment.|
Oct 19, 2007
|I assumed it was effervescent cubes for cleaning dentures!|
This was a nice situation teaser. So many either have numerous possible answers or are so easy that I don't call them a teaser. They're just a little story to read.
Thanks for bringing the quality up.
Jan 24, 2010
|that is really hard! even though I have heard that trick I didn't get it.|
Jan 24, 2010
|mad-ade is right, water is a refreshment|
Dec 24, 2012
|Excuse me, CRAPS game? |
Dec 26, 2012
|@Donald, craps is a common casino game played with two dice. Google it.|
@Mad-ade et al, if there is no intention to consume the water, then it is not a drink or refreshment.
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