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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:#1986
Fun:*** (2.42)
Difficulty:** (1.98)
Submitted By:Majeen***
Corrected By:boodler




A man wearing a wetsuit and scuba gear was found burnt and dead in the middle of a forest. How did he get there?


He was scuba diving when he got picked up by a monsoon bucket to put out a bush fire and got dropped into the fire.

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Jan 12, 2002

jolly good!
Jan 21, 2002

This exact situation was in the movie "Magnolia". So, while it is humorous, it is also unoriginal.
Feb 05, 2002

This actually happened, but the diver died of massive internal injuries rather than from being burnt
Feb 13, 2002

Now, how could one come guess an answere like that?
Its more of a punch line thing than a brain teaser.
As far from logical thinking one could come.
Feb 13, 2002

This story was on the tv show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on CBS. He got there because his friend put him there to make it look like an accident.
Feb 13, 2002

yea I saw that episode on CSI HE WAS MURDERED!!!!
Oct 21, 2002

Aaah, I don't actually think it did happen as per (this is a great site for debunking urban legends like this):
May 25, 2005

They also did it on an episode of Mythbusters. The myth was busted.
Feb 19, 2006

wow so it has really happend, thats awful! But a Kool teaser, thanks!
Aug 22, 2007

One of the old, classic teasers...
Nov 19, 2007

Jan 10, 2008

Ummm...CSI. Please try to be more original.
Nov 08, 2008

I don't have a clue what the answer's saying. What is a monsoon, why would a diver be picked up by it, and why was he dropped into a bush fire?
Oct 28, 2010

didn't they test that on mythbusters?
May 08, 2012

how does that even happen? Like a weird version of nemo.
Dec 03, 2013

Firstly, unoriginal or not, that was a good teaser and could actually happen.

Second, Shadows, what is going on here is there is a forest fire and the people that live there are using ENORMOUS buckets on cranes basically to scoop water to use to put out the fire. They accidentally scooped up the scuba diver and dropped him along with about a hundred gallons of water into the forest fire.

Third... is it a scuba diver or a scoop-a-diver?? corny I know but its funny

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