The TrainSituation 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.
A man is walking leisurely on the local train tracks. All of a sudden, he hears the whistle of an approaching train and sees a train speeding at him. Without any hesitation, the man then begins to run towards the speeding train. Why would he run towards the approaching train?
HintThe man is alone and has no wish to die.
AnswerThe man was walking on a bridge trestle with steep drop-offs on both sides and was only a short distance from the end. He realized the train was quickly approaching, and he did not have time to turn around and go back. Therefore, he ran toward the train in order to reach the end of the trestle and the safety of solid ground to avoid being hit by the train.
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