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Diver's Discovery

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:#5491
Fun:*** (2.64)
Difficulty:*** (2.85)
Category:Situation
Submitted By:Sir_Col*en****
Corrected By:boodler

 

 

 



A diver found two dead bodies in a sunken ship. One man is clutching a coin in his hand and the other man is holding a gun. Why?


Hint

The dead men are both wearing naval uniforms and although the room is flooded it is an air-tight vault.
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Comments

Enigma*
Jul 23, 2002

Good.. but aren't questions like these ones you're supposed to be able to ask questions to? It would seem pretty hard to get the answer otherwise. Oh well.
stardust*
Sep 08, 2002

That was interesting. Keep up the good work
SPRITEBABE44*
Dec 28, 2002

what!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Pheonix_down*
Mar 08, 2003

It could just be that there wasn't a chance they could survive so it would be better to die a quick death
griphookph*
Mar 10, 2003

Cool. Keep them coming.
horse_luverAca*
Mar 16, 2003

As in this teaser, when the answer is about 10x as long as the question, it starts to become plain dumb.
horse_luverAca*
Mar 16, 2003

Why wouldn't one guy shoot the other guy and then shoot himself?
jimbo*au*
Sep 05, 2003

You forgot to mention that their middle names were Horace and Jeremy and that one of them had a sister who raised platypusses.
krishnanAin*
Oct 23, 2003

cool one. keep it up!
sweetime**
Jul 12, 2005

why was one holding a coin and one holding a gun? because that was how they died
oh, did you mean *why* were they holding the gun and the coin when they died...
akl21Aus*
Jul 18, 2006

That was very clever! I loved it. I never even thought of the correct answer! I thought it was something like a man had found gold and the other man shot him to get it, but that didn't explain the hint and left too many loose ends. It was creative and good, no matter what all the others (who probably didn't read the whole teaser) say.
Fire_Shell96*us*
Nov 18, 2007

err... dude, u need to make the question more specific and give more clues. great teaser, im just thinking that noone even got it right.
nayru
Feb 07, 2013

Water way to go!
spikethru4*au*
Feb 07, 2013

It's a good teaser if you can ask questions to gain additional information, but how you expect someone to deduce that answer from the clues you gave is beyond me, I'm afraid.



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