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Breakfast In Bed

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:#6244
Fun:*** (2.81)
Difficulty:** (1.46)
Submitted By:mad-adeAhu***
Corrected By:boodler




One night Hugh was at work at the Madadia Kebab recycling plant when he received an unexpected telephone call from a neighbour, listened to what the neighbour said, slammed down the phone and left work and drove straight home. On entering his house Hugh crept upstairs and found his wife in bed with a stranger. He wasn't angry but he was surprised. In fact he crept back down stairs and made his wife some breakfast, which he took up for her to eat in bed.
Why was Hugh so calm about finding his wife in bed with someone he had never met before?


The stranger was a baby; Hugh's wife had gone into labour while he was at work. The neighbour had called to let him know.

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Aug 09, 2002

That's really clever. It tricked me out!
Aug 09, 2002

I knew it had something to do with a child!
Aug 11, 2002

i knew it was a kid or child but i couldnt figure out why he mighta been mad.
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Aug 17, 2002

i knew it was sumthin to do with a child... i just cudnt figure it out wat it was!
Aug 21, 2002

my first thought was that it was a dog. thats nasty though.
Sep 13, 2002

I quite liked this even though I did get it forst time.
Sep 13, 2002

Hugh was working at night. He went home, up the stairs, back down and made breakfast for his wife. Breakfast at night?
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Sep 13, 2002

Too easy.
Sep 13, 2002

yay got that one right! Good one
Sep 13, 2002

labor takes a long time - but he was at work long enough for her to go to the hospital, have the baby, get permission to leave, go back home and go to bed???
Sep 13, 2002

x-remely easy, good though.
Sep 13, 2002

I thought the neighbor called and said he was going over there to go to bed with her.
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Sep 13, 2002

hey columbia......did it ever occur to you that she had the baby at home??? and labor doesn't always take a long time when the child is ready...especially when it is not the first child to be born.....
Sep 14, 2002

i got it, i dont know how, but i did
Sep 28, 2002

Good one
Oct 06, 2002

Good but,

i've read it in a book before
May 21, 2003

Wow I got that one right(Must be easy). Keep up the great work Mad-ade.
May 22, 2003

Who do you think of all these good brainteasers? Keep up the good work!
Jun 15, 2003

That was a good one. Nice work! I also thought that the "baby" was a dog. Even though of course that sounds a bit odd. Very good though .
Sep 16, 2003

Home birth eh? Fairly uncommon.
Jan 17, 2004

Same idea as The Stranger in the Car in a book by Paul Sloane & Des MacHale. Very simple one.
Feb 13, 2004

How do you recycle a kebab?
Apr 11, 2004

I had this one in a mensa book... Good job though! I like how you sneak a little humor into all of your teasers!
Jul 22, 2004

No offence but it was really easy.
Jul 12, 2005

BulletThruDaHed - it's safest not to ask those sorts of questions
Aug 14, 2005

very nice
Dec 12, 2005

this was so easy, I actually got it! (and that's saying something!)

Jan 05, 2006

Jul 13, 2006

I was thinking baby, but for some reason I didn't quite make the connection between the neighbor's call and the baby's appearance. Maybe I just went to fast and didn't pay as much attention as I should have to the phone call. Anyways, great teaser!!!!!!!
Aug 26, 2010

i thought the "baby" is a doctor and her wife is sick.....
May 31, 2012

I thought that it was a doctor at first, but then I realized that he would not be in bed with her, and then i immediately thought it was a baby.

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