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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:#369
Fun:*** (2.34)
Difficulty:** (1.6)
Submitted By:22ACE***
Corrected By:cnmne




A woman is reading a newspaper alone. She hears the phone in the room next to the one she is in. Although she knows that the call is probably important, she does not bother to answer it. Why not?


The woman lives in an apartment building. She hears the phone ringing in the adjacent apartment. She knows that her neighbor, who is a brain surgeon, is out and the phone call is probably important.

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May 16, 2003

Or maybe her husband is in the room next door waiting for the important call and he answers it.
Jan 26, 2004

Yea! I knew it!
Jan 27, 2006

Mar 07, 2006

There is too many possibilities
Mar 07, 2006

Whoops there are
Mar 12, 2006

I thought the TV was in the other room, and the call was for the person on the TV show. Anyway, your answer works better.
May 12, 2006

u guys... it's only at 1.96 % of a level of hardness... did any of u really get the answer to the question?

(tell the truth)
May 12, 2006

i meant 1.49 % level of hardness...
Jun 12, 2006

well maybe it got rated easy because a lot of answers would be right. . .
i thought she was in a doctors office
Dec 02, 2006

why would a brain surgeon be living in an apartment?
Nov 15, 2008

I really got the answer
Dec 13, 2008

why would a brain surgoen live in an aprtment?
Jan 11, 2009

I thought it would go on messaging.
Sep 12, 2010

i thought she was too relaxed...
May 07, 2012

Maybe she was paralyzed. Or had a high-tech bluetooth.
Jun 20, 2015

my answer the phone did en ring she herd it in the other room dropping

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