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Poor George

Mystery teasers are little stories where you need to figure out what happened based on the given clues.

 

Puzzle ID:#37596
Fun:*** (2.88)
Difficulty:** (1.83)
Category:Mystery
Submitted By:Hrsemn4Aus****mod

 

 

 



George is dead. He was found face down in the street, squashed nearly flat. He must have been there some time as he was cool to the touch. In addition, when he was found, there was a bird perched on the back of his head.

Who is George?



Answer

The George in question is George Washington, specifically the picture of Washington on the quarter. He was, in fact, dead when he was found. As he is on a coin, he would be nearly flat, and cool to the touch. Finally, when you turn the quarter over, on the "back of the head" you will find a perching eagle.
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Comments

xdbtcpAus*
Jul 31, 2007

Got it! (after the hint)
Dontrelle*
Jul 31, 2007

I loved it!
beatlesgirl*
Jul 31, 2007

I was thinking of George Harrison...
RukiaAus*
Jul 31, 2007

i couldn't guess the answer but its awesome anyway.
_miss_glamorousAca*
Jul 31, 2007

nice one!!
katz2Acu*
Aug 01, 2007

Liked it, kind of easy though
peanutAza*
Aug 01, 2007

OK quiz but it might make more sense under 'situation'... I doubt many people would guess this one right off without a few questions...

bluguitarmax
Aug 01, 2007

i love brain teasers they r soooo...
FUN!!
JonnieB*us*
Aug 01, 2007

that was fun and cool
dudebomb93Aus*
Aug 02, 2007

THIS ONE GOES INTO MY FAVES,GREAT ONE KEEP EM COMING
fairydustAus*
Aug 02, 2007

i did not get it. i thought it was some squashed raccoon or something like that!
bookwyrm1216Aus*
Aug 07, 2007

yeah, i was thinking roadkill too, with a buzzard on it, until they said in the hint that someone was happy to find him
Jamerican_Gurljm*
Aug 09, 2007

the hint helped me figure it out..... but i like it
Mad-AdeAhu*
Aug 22, 2007

Doesn't make sense. The question states clearly "He" was found face down in the street. Yet the answer states it was not infact George who was in the street, only a pictoral representation of him.
hipeople*
Aug 25, 2007

Hi i got this write as a read the hint it awesome
FatHeadAus*
Aug 29, 2007

It was hard, but the hint gave it away.

Cool teaser!
HadleighAau*
Sep 05, 2007

Nice teaser, being Australian I didn't get it - never seen your coins
Chellie1911Aen*
Sep 05, 2007

very good - however beingfrom england and never been abrod i didnt atuallyget it since i havent seen one - sorry - but good teaser
craniacAus*
Sep 05, 2007

got it, but i have to say that if george was lying in the street in texas in the summer, he wouldn't be cool to the touch
Dishhead5Aau*
Sep 05, 2007

from australia got the idea...

thought a bird was standing on it
rehtaehAau*
Sep 05, 2007

Bravo!!
4princessesus*
Sep 05, 2007

Interesting quiz?!
puttumup1*
Sep 05, 2007

very nice teaser.
bradon182001*us*
Sep 05, 2007

Am I the only one who thought of a dollar bill? Very clever teaser.
doeheadAus*
Sep 05, 2007

Got it quickly.Thought it could be Bush,but we're not that lucky.
saxman*us*
Sep 05, 2007

I figured George was either a snake on his way to a gig, or a trombone player. LOL
chickwithbrains**
Sep 05, 2007

Great teaser --made me smile!!!
thedean*
Sep 05, 2007

the more i do these the worse i get
scallioAus*
Sep 05, 2007

I didn't really agree with some of the wording in this teaser... sorry. I didn't like the wording "squashed" because a quarter is made that shape-- it isn't found squashed.
I also didn't like the implication that the quarter cooled as it sat there because a quarter doesn't lose heat. It would reflect the outside temperature.

Not trying to be a fuddy duddy...
I always appreciate the effort it takes to make a teaser!
BikerDankAus*
Sep 05, 2007

Got it right off the bat with no questions!

Rocky_BAus*
Sep 05, 2007

at first i thought it was a bird! silly me!
Rocky_BAus*
Sep 05, 2007

sorry on my last comment i ment to put tree
DreamchaserAus*
Sep 05, 2007

good one Hrsemn4
undercover*
Sep 05, 2007

Wow. I never would have guessed it. very tricky. very fun.
UptheHillA*
Sep 05, 2007

Horsemen4, that was too easy to guess, try a little harder to bring it!!
kappa64*
Sep 05, 2007

very clever! i enjoyed it
desuAus
Sep 05, 2007

Very clever, and nice effort! I figured it out after the hint.

However, I do agree this is mis-categorized. Perhaps "Trick" would have been more accurate?
wordmama*
Sep 05, 2007

No, Bradon, the hint led me to a one-dollar bill also. Glad for the company!
breathesunshineAus*
Sep 05, 2007

I also thought it was a dollar bill either that or a poor flattened squirrel named George that a bird was eating for supper.
CheriePenguinAus*
Sep 05, 2007

Fun! And I got it after a just a few quick moments of thinking.
rush2Aus*
Sep 05, 2007

NICE 1
grams60Aus*
Sep 05, 2007

poor me, I was thinking bigger. I thought it was the one dollar bill. LPts of fun great teaser.
grams60Aus*
Sep 05, 2007

sorry now I can't spell either I meant Lots of fun
mondayschild59Aus*
Sep 05, 2007

I was so close I could taste it. Better luck for me next time. I really enjoyed trying to get it. Thanks for the post.

Monday~
CatatKHOP*
Sep 05, 2007

Favorited
sharmainsanAph*
Sep 09, 2007

uhm...Actually I guess this is supposed to be in the trick section..sorry no offense nice teaser anyway
soccerboo21*
Sep 09, 2007

i liked that one although im not from the usa ive never been either so i didnt know, i knew it wasnt a human though!
lastlybooAus*
Sep 19, 2007

nice teaser.. i thought it was roadkill lucky it was 25 cent!
choptlivvaAus*
Sep 21, 2007

Clever! I knew it was either a quarter or a dollar bill. Belongs in Situation or Trick Category though.
IQ_masterAsg
Oct 08, 2007

I'd be hapy if I saw it too!!
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Oct 26, 2007

This was the coolest
Hrsemn4Aus*
Oct 26, 2007

Thank you SPUTNIK. I worked very hard on it.
preppygirl*
Oct 29, 2007

good one
MzPink85*
Nov 07, 2007

very good!!! I didn't have a clue!! but then I'm english, so have no idea what your coins look like!
llamalady47
Nov 30, 2007

yay! I got it without looking at the hint!!
xSpOnGeBoBfanxAen*
Dec 09, 2007

I didn't get it because I live in England, but it was really cool!
winbob423**
Dec 29, 2007

Really clever teaser!
sweetpretty1ph*
Jan 16, 2008

Well, First I tought it was a fly, you know on the back of a cow the bird killed it, that's how cows groom themselves
CatsAreCute**
Feb 07, 2008

I guessed that George was a worm, and that there was a bird happy to eat him.
Writeaway*us*
Mar 10, 2008

That's great! It's like Ramen for the Noodle!
sourdough
Jun 23, 2008

$ourDough thought it was a dollar! Sheeshkabibble!

Nevertheless, this one has to added to his favorites!

$D
parktellAus*
Jul 04, 2008

funny.....
ajboqAph
Jul 06, 2008

i was thinking the same thing as sweetpretty's..
ajboqAph
Jul 06, 2008

correction, i was thinking that george was a cow and a bird was behind the cow's neck..
yangjunAsg*
Nov 08, 2008

A Very creative brain teaser, Very good
precious1026Aus*
Jun 21, 2009

This is a good teaser. Now, I shall tell the Truth. Who would ever be expected to Guess George Washington? Some type of "Road Kill," like a Possum, Rabbit or Squirrel would have had a more profound effect, but George Washington flat as a pancake b/c he is on a coin? Real Funny. Keep them Coming. Great Teaser for those in the NO way.
precious1026Aus*
Jun 21, 2009

I agree with Mad Ad, you said Face Down in the Street, as though a quarter was found. Still Silly, but Good.
mathisnice*us*
Jul 20, 2009

Good one. HARD
jeminyten*
Aug 25, 2009

its hard if your english
trewqus*
Feb 06, 2010

great teaser!!
had no clue, but very fun
crocodiletca*
Mar 28, 2010

I was thinking that George was roadkill(The bird being a vulture, the person finding him being one of those roadkill-picker-upper-dudes). Demented? You be the judge.
Marpleen*
Sep 02, 2010

Only for Americans!!
318830*
Sep 06, 2010

the only comment I have for this one, is that unless yoou are familiar with the American quarter, you wont get it. There is a slight cultural bias to this one.
phyllisa*us*
Sep 06, 2010

LOL, but I thought of a dollar bill!
auntiesisAus*
Sep 06, 2010

Very cute, but easy.
chabberella*
Sep 09, 2010

that's hilarious. whoever made that one is a genious.
juju1946*
Sep 15, 2010

I thought Curious George was perhaps a bit too curious and now birds were pickin' at his brains. I didn't give myself any time to solve this and so I didn't get it. BTW, coins ARE squashed flat when they're made, aren't they? Good One.
princess2007A*
Mar 26, 2011

I thot a dollar bill!! It's close though, rite??
Quarter_QueenAus
May 17, 2011

I was thinking Curious George
thebrain789tus*
Oct 10, 2011

precious1026, I was kind of thinking roadkill too. The bird would be a vulture.
hermygranger123tca*
Mar 27, 2013

I thought it was a bug.
HABS2933Aca*
Sep 18, 2013

Though I solved it easily, living a close to the US as I do, this teaser was very geo-dependant. (yeah I know not a real word). For those who are familiar with US currency, it was pretty simple
cutebugAus*
Sep 18, 2013

I can't believe that anybody living in the U.S. would need more than 5 seconds to get this one.



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