In the Dark of NightSituation 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.
One day a family of four (mother, father, and two kids) started a new collection. The collection grew as the days passed, and at the end of the week, content with their efforts, the father placed the collection in its entirety on display just outside the house. While the family slept, however, a few men drove up and swiped the whole collection before simply driving away. The family didn't know any of these men, and the men, likewise, the men had interacted with neither the parents nor the two children ever before. The following morning the family awoke and discovered the collection was missing. Unfazed by and even rather pleased with the turn of events, the family again teamed up and worked together on a brand new collection.
Why wasn't the family upset? What's went on in the dark of night?
HintIt was also readily apparent to the family that countless similar "swipe-and-runs" had occurred to nearly all the neighbors. Such was also the case the week prior (and the week before that, and the week before that...).
AnswerThe family was merely placing that week's worth of garbage out for the garbage men to pick up early in the morning.
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