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Moon Rocks

Mystery teasers are little stories where you need to figure out what happened based on the given clues.

 

Puzzle ID:#38554
Fun:*** (3.05)
Difficulty:** (1.53)
Category:Mystery
Submitted By:MarcM1098Aca****

 

 

 



The first lunar base was completed last year. One company, aptly named "Out Of This World Vacations", offers tourists a week-long visit to the Moon. The cost of such a vacation is extremely high.

"It was awesome! Wait till I show you the Moon rocks I brought back," Alex boasted as a crowd gathered around him on the school grounds.

"What's going on here?" Kari whispered to the person beside her.

"Alex is telling us about his experience on the Moon."

"I felt like an Olympian; I was able to jump more than a metre straight up!" The crowd was clearly impressed so Alex continued. "There are no clouds and no light pollution from big cities, so there was an amazing view of the stars. And while you were here, possibly watching the moonrise, I watched the earthrise - right from when it was just visible on the horizon until it was overhead."

"Why should we believe you actually went there?" one sceptic asked.

"I knew there would be doubters, so I brought back a few Moon rocks. I collected these while on a moonwalk in the Sea of Tranquility. Hey, Jack, you collect rocks, this would be a stellar addition to your rock collection! I'm willing to sell you a rock for only..."

"I've heard quite enough," Kari interrupted. "Jack, save your money for your own vacation."

What had Kari heard that indicated the story wasn't true?


Hint

Have you seen the far side of the Moon?
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Comments

drussel3*us*
Oct 01, 2007

Love it, probably should be a Science teaser though.
Dishhead5Aau*
Oct 01, 2007

Nice teaser xD top rating
mosca*us*
Oct 06, 2007

Very well done! Almost got me! I was trying to see the hole in his story and almost forgot the part about the moon keeping the same face to the earth!
IQ_masterAsg
Oct 08, 2007

Great!!! An educational mystery!!
soccerboo21*
Oct 26, 2007

i love space and have been studying it for the last 2 years i got it real quick, i love it so much please have some more space ones up your sleeve?
MzPink85*
Nov 07, 2007

I love everything about space so I got this one really easily, but I still enjoyed it! keep them coming!!
scallioAus*
Nov 08, 2007

I didn't know this, but still rated this teaser highly for common sense and fun!
SamratAin*
Nov 08, 2007

Good one!
friesaregoodAus*
Nov 15, 2007

I didn't get the answer, but I'm just as glad. Always fun to hear a good mystery and then learn something!
llamalady47
Nov 25, 2007

Yay! I got that one!
(user deleted)
Nov 27, 2007

Excellent!! Got it right away, but I'm a space nut. Also, good explaination.
xSpOnGeBoBfanxAen*
Dec 09, 2007

Cool! I love anything to do with space!
dididaAus*
Dec 15, 2007

I liked this one, and it was pretty easy but that's all good with me.
JonnieB*us*
Jan 11, 2008

tehehehe....i got it on my first reading

i feel special now haha
King_of_Smart*
Jan 31, 2008

That was very fun and educational. Keep em' coming!
Writeaway*us*
Mar 10, 2008

Clever, and quite fun. Thanks for the mind munchies!
fizzmaisterAus*
Mar 13, 2008

one thing wrong with your answer. The Lunar Mare (seas) aren't craters. They are the plains or areas where evidence of craters were old crater impacts were filled in with lunar basalt from lunar volcanoes.
dswilborn*
Mar 17, 2008

I thought for sure the answer would be that he claimed to see stars... with the moon's surface so bright, would you see stars at all?
sourdough
Jun 23, 2008

$ourDough got it right without even a second thought

$D
elwxxxswimchickAro*
Oct 01, 2008

I got this one!!!!
Jake10Aus*
Nov 17, 2009

Cool!
TallTimberAus*
Apr 05, 2010

interesting.
mimi8743us*
Jun 07, 2010

I loved this teaser! And it made me feel good that I got it right because I am only ten and most things on here are more for people who have been in school for a long time
princess2007A*
Mar 26, 2011

I got this!!! I really like space teasers! There should like be a separate category for them! Loved it!
ObilioAus*
May 03, 2013

I got it too. Great story, and great explanation. Thanks again, Marc!



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