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Weird Legend

Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.

 

Puzzle ID:#43691
Fun:*** (2.8)
Difficulty:** (1.53)
Category:Trivia
Submitted By:yangjunAsg****
Corrected By:peanut

 

 

 



A legend says that 200 years ago a man sailed from Madagascar to Paraguay. The man used a sailboat made out of wood from maple trees that grew on his island. The man used the north star to navigate at night and he ate lobsters to survive. Once he reached Paraguay, his boat sank and his ghost lives near the wreckage.

Explain 4 things that are wrong with this legend.



Answer

1) There were no maple trees in Madagascar.

2) He could not see the north star to navigate in the south hemisphere.

3) He would not be able to fish for a lobster to eat as lobster live at the bottom of the sea instead of swimming around.

4) Lastly, Paraguay could not be accessed by water.

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Comments

grilledcheese*
Dec 08, 2008

I only got 2! Good quiz
MissMarple
Dec 08, 2008

I got sixteen,I think. Good job.
here2A*
Dec 08, 2008

I think this one is fun. Thanks.
dogg6pound9Aus*
Dec 08, 2008

got them all with ease... still a fun one though!!!
ShadowsAca*
Dec 09, 2008

I got the answer because I saw it in the reviewing queue many times. I rated it fun.
kingofda808us*
Dec 10, 2008

good 1 missed da 1 bout da orth staar hit da rest on da head!
westbrookus*
Dec 13, 2008

I loved it!!!!!! I didn't get anything though
javaguru*us*
Dec 15, 2008

Yeah, easy but fun.

I think you needed to throw one statement in there that was possible in order to make the answers less obvious. By the time I got to the end of reading it I'd already identified the problem with each statement.
markmonninAus*
Jan 06, 2009

I didn't get #4. I used "ghosts don't exist" instead. Fun!
yangjunAsg*
Jan 29, 2009

Thanx of all ur comments Hope ur enjoy this teaser
dancingd3Aus*
Mar 04, 2009

awesome teaser, i got three, and "half-got" the 1 about lobsters. i said they wouldnt b living where he sailed... close!
HarryPutter*ca*
Apr 20, 2009

I got 1 - 3, didn't know about Paraguay

Nice
Lady_LaniApr*
Apr 23, 2009

great teaser, I got most of the answers, missed the last one though. Keep 'em comin!
Lil_Dork*ca*
May 16, 2009

fun scary legend!!!!
zigthepigAen*
Jun 05, 2009

I didn't know any of these but I guessed them all and got them right. good one.
mathisnice*us*
Feb 18, 2010

Good teaser. I thought that ghosts can't "live" as the fourth one. I should have remembered Paraguay isn't water-accesible.
mathisnice*us*
Feb 18, 2010

Good teaser. I thought that ghosts can't "live" as the fourth one. I should have remembered Paraguay isn't water-accesible.
ObilioAus*
Feb 19, 2013

Thanks, that was fun! I too thought ghosts (supposedly the essence of people who have died), couldn't be said to "live" somewhere.



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