AbaloneSituation 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.
A man goes into a restaurant and orders abalone. After eating one bite he kills himself. Why?
AnswerThe man was on a ship that had been wrecked on a desert island. When the food ran out, another passenger brought what he said was abalone but was really part of the man's wife (who had died in the wreck). The man suspected something fishy, so when they finally returned to civilization, he ordered abalone. Realizing from the taste that what he had eaten before was not abalone, but his wife, he kills himself.
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