Shopping is Good for You
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.
One day, a man spent so long reading the morning paper that he didn't have time to go shopping before his flying lesson. During his flying lesson, he listened to his instructor the whole time, until it was time to land. Then, he completely ignored his instructor and crashed the plane into the ground, killing them both. If he had gone shopping like he had planned, the plane wouldn't have crashed. Why?
HintThink of reasons why he would have ignored his instructor. He may not have done it on purpose...
He was going to go shopping for a battery for his hearing aid. He ignored the instructor because he couldn't hear him.
Oct 18, 2002
|i tought that he might be buying gas or soemthing, but then why would he not listen to her so never mind|
Dec 27, 2002
|i knew it!!!!|
Mar 01, 2003
|Wow I got it right. Good job on the teaser.|
Jun 12, 2006
|Wow cant beleive I got that, im getting better at this. Great teaser!|
Jul 10, 2006
|Are you even allowed to fly planes if you have hearing aids?|
My guess: Probably not. What if you were flying a commerical airplane and the cockpit was talking to you and you couldn't hear them because you are practically deaf?
Jun 03, 2007
Feb 06, 2009
|Great teaser! I thought it was briliant. |
I was so happy that I got it right I did a little hatty dance!!!
Feb 06, 2009
|OOPS!!!! I meant happy!!! |
Feb 18, 2010
|I never thought that because I know people with weak hearing or deaf people can't fly a plane. But still, nice one. |
Jan 25, 2011
|Good one. But kinda depressing. :/|
Apr 27, 2012
|I though his wife told him to get something and he was not paying attention because hevqas thinking about the trouble he would get in if he didn't come home with it..... oh well close enough. |
May 31, 2012
|So, if the person was good enough to fly the whole time without hearing his instructor, then why couldn't he land? And he is not very considerate if he flies without being able to hear anything. But it was pretty fun to think of the one item that would save his life.|
Feb 21, 2013
|hahahahaha dangerouspie |
Feb 21, 2013
|donaldtrumpet: obviously his battery failed just prior to the landing sequence. Up till that point he could still hear fine.|
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