Thinking Puzzles               1
PUZZLE 1     • There is blood on        the ceiling of my      bedroom. There has       been no murder or          killing...
Clue To Puzzle 1               3
Answer To Puzzle 1 • A mosquito bit me. It laterlanded on my bedroom ceiling.   I climbed on the bed and I  swatted it on ...
PUZZLE 2• There is a flash of light      and a man dies.  The man is not killed by any other person and he     does not di...
Clue To Puzzle 2               6
Answer To Puzzle 2• The man is a lion-tamer, posing    for a photo with his lion. The  lion reacts badly to the flash of  ...
Puzzle 3    • An ordinary American      citizen, with no      passport, visits over      thirty foreign countries      in ...
Clue To Puzzle 3               9
Answer To Puzzle 3  • He is a mail courier who    delivers packages to thedifferent foreign embassies inthe United States....
Puzzle 4• A riverboat filled with  passengers suddenly   capsized, drowning  most of those aboard.   The riverboat was in ...
Clue To Puzzle 4               12
Answer To Puzzle 4• The boat was moving along a river     in India when a large snake     dropped onto the deck. The  pass...
Puzzle 5    • Two people are dead        in a car, which is         locked from the      inside. Theres a lot       of blo...
Clue To Puzzle 5               15
Answer To Puzzle 5• One of the dead people is  a woman; the other is the baby shes just given birth  to. She died in child...
Puzzle 6• A woman throws   something out a  window and dies.  She is healthy and not mentally ill. She is not killed by an...
Clue To Puzzle 6               18
Answer To Puzzle 6• The object she throws is a boomerang.  It flies out, loops around, and comes  back and hits her in the...
Puzzle 7     A man is born       in 1972 and      dies in 1952        at the age          of 25.        How is this       ...
Clue To Puzzle 7               21
Answer To Puzzle 7• Hes born in room number 1972 of a   hospital and dies in room number   1952. The numbers can of course...
Puzzle 8• A black man dressed all     in black, wearing a  black mask, stands at a   crossroads in a totally  black-painte...
Clue To Puzzle 8               24
Answer To Puzzle 8 Its daytime;   the sun is out                25
Puzzle 9     •     A man rides          into town on            Friday. He            stays one            night and      ...
Clue To Puzzle 9               27
Answer To Puzzle 9• Friday is a horse                28
Puzzle 10• An ordinary    woman   walks on  water. It is     not a   miracle.                      29
Clue To Puzzle 10               30
Answer To Puzzle 10• Its easy to walk on alakes surface when the       lake is frozen.                  31
#1A man locked his sonout of the house. Theson thanked him.Explain.Clue            32
# 1 AnswerThe son, in his late teens, was spoiled and idle.The father correctly inferred that evicting himand forcing him ...
#2         Zeke and his wife lived in a         rural area. One evening, his         wife felt ill. Zeke called the       ...
#2   Answer:Since the earlier surgery, Zeke hadremarried.                             35
#3Adam had none. Eve had two. Everyonenowadays has three.  What are they?   Clue :             36
#3   Answer : The letter e.                        37
#4  A bank robber grabbed several thousand dollars from a bank counter and,although he was armed, hewas captured within a ...
#4   Answer: The bank robber dashed to the revolving door and tried to push at the direction in which it would not revolve...
#5A woman places her hand on  her husband’s knee for anhour and then takes it off forten minutes; then she places her hand...
# 5 Answer :  The wife of the deaf Thomas Edison  used to go with him to the theater. She  drummed out his knee in Morse c...
#6     The ancient Greekplaywright Aeschylus waskilled by a tortoise. How?        Clues :                  42
# 6 AnswerAeschylus was killed when the tortoise was dropped on him from a height by an eagle who may have mistaken the ba...
#7After a World Cup soccer match, two players swappedjerseys. The police immediately arrested them. Why?         Clue:    ...
# 7 AnswerIt was the women’s World Cup and thematch was played in a country with strictrules about female nudity or undres...
# 8 A high-speed          police car chases a          much slower          vehicle in which          criminals are       ...
# 8 Answer : The getaway vehicle was a double-decker bus that went under a low bridge. The top deck of the bus was cut off...
#9       A man had his throat       attacked by a woman       with an electric       shaving razor, yet he       suffered ...
# 9 Answer:The woman forgot to plug in the electric               shaver.                               49
# 10         William was the       least intelligent and          laziest boy in a       class of 30 students            w...
$ 10 Answer:William’s name was William Abbot andthe results were given in alphabetical                order.              ...
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  1. 1. Thinking Puzzles 1
  2. 2. PUZZLE 1 • There is blood on the ceiling of my bedroom. There has been no murder or killing of any person. Nobody has played any trick on me. Can you suggest a logical explanation? 2
  3. 3. Clue To Puzzle 1 3
  4. 4. Answer To Puzzle 1 • A mosquito bit me. It laterlanded on my bedroom ceiling. I climbed on the bed and I swatted it on my ceiling. (Sothe blood is my own as well as the mosquitos). 4
  5. 5. PUZZLE 2• There is a flash of light and a man dies. The man is not killed by any other person and he does not die of any illness like a heart attack etc. It’s not a case of suicide either. Can you suggest a logical explanation? 5
  6. 6. Clue To Puzzle 2 6
  7. 7. Answer To Puzzle 2• The man is a lion-tamer, posing for a photo with his lion. The lion reacts badly to the flash of the camera, and the man cant see properly, so he gets mauled. 7
  8. 8. Puzzle 3 • An ordinary American citizen, with no passport, visits over thirty foreign countries in one day. He is welcomed in each country, and leaves each one of his own accord. 8
  9. 9. Clue To Puzzle 3 9
  10. 10. Answer To Puzzle 3 • He is a mail courier who delivers packages to thedifferent foreign embassies inthe United States. The land of an embassy belongs to thecountry of the embassy, not to the United States. 10
  11. 11. Puzzle 4• A riverboat filled with passengers suddenly capsized, drowning most of those aboard. The riverboat was in good condition and there was no carelessness on the part of the crew members. Explain 11
  12. 12. Clue To Puzzle 4 12
  13. 13. Answer To Puzzle 4• The boat was moving along a river in India when a large snake dropped onto the deck. The passengers all rushed to the other side of the boat, thereby overturning it. This is apparently based on a true incident reported in the World Almanac. 13
  14. 14. Puzzle 5 • Two people are dead in a car, which is locked from the inside. Theres a lot of blood. There has been no foul play like a crime or suicide. Can you explain? 14
  15. 15. Clue To Puzzle 5 15
  16. 16. Answer To Puzzle 5• One of the dead people is a woman; the other is the baby shes just given birth to. She died in childbirth. 16
  17. 17. Puzzle 6• A woman throws something out a window and dies. She is healthy and not mentally ill. She is not killed by anyperson. It is also not a suicide. Give a logical explanation. 17
  18. 18. Clue To Puzzle 6 18
  19. 19. Answer To Puzzle 6• The object she throws is a boomerang. It flies out, loops around, and comes back and hits her in the head, killing her. Boomerangs do not often return so close to the point from which they were thrown, but I believe its possible for this to happen. 19
  20. 20. Puzzle 7 A man is born in 1972 and dies in 1952 at the age of 25. How is this possible? 20
  21. 21. Clue To Puzzle 7 21
  22. 22. Answer To Puzzle 7• Hes born in room number 1972 of a hospital and dies in room number 1952. The numbers can of course vary; it was originally set up with those numbers reversed (born in 1952, died in 1972), but I like it better this way. 22
  23. 23. Puzzle 8• A black man dressed all in black, wearing a black mask, stands at a crossroads in a totally black-painted town. All of the streetlights in town are broken. There is no moon. A black- painted car without headlights drives straight toward him, but turns in time and doesnt hit him. How do you explain this? 23
  24. 24. Clue To Puzzle 8 24
  25. 25. Answer To Puzzle 8 Its daytime; the sun is out 25
  26. 26. Puzzle 9 • A man rides into town on Friday. He stays one night and leaves on Friday. How is this possible? 26
  27. 27. Clue To Puzzle 9 27
  28. 28. Answer To Puzzle 9• Friday is a horse 28
  29. 29. Puzzle 10• An ordinary woman walks on water. It is not a miracle. 29
  30. 30. Clue To Puzzle 10 30
  31. 31. Answer To Puzzle 10• Its easy to walk on alakes surface when the lake is frozen. 31
  32. 32. #1A man locked his sonout of the house. Theson thanked him.Explain.Clue 32
  33. 33. # 1 AnswerThe son, in his late teens, was spoiled and idle.The father correctly inferred that evicting himand forcing him to earn his own way would benefithim, however unpleasant it would be at first.When the son found a job and had worked at it fora while, he understood how his father’s action hadmade his life more respectable and constructive.Therefore, he thanked his father. 33
  34. 34. #2 Zeke and his wife lived in a rural area. One evening, his wife felt ill. Zeke called the local doctor. “Doc, I think my wife may have appendicitis,” he explained. “Nonsense! I took out her appendix myselfClue : five years ago,” said the doctor. But Zeke’s wife proved to have appendicitis. Explain. 34
  35. 35. #2 Answer:Since the earlier surgery, Zeke hadremarried. 35
  36. 36. #3Adam had none. Eve had two. Everyonenowadays has three. What are they? Clue : 36
  37. 37. #3 Answer : The letter e. 37
  38. 38. #4 A bank robber grabbed several thousand dollars from a bank counter and,although he was armed, hewas captured within a few seconds before he could leave the bank. How? Clue : 38
  39. 39. #4 Answer: The bank robber dashed to the revolving door and tried to push at the direction in which it would not revolve. 39
  40. 40. #5A woman places her hand on her husband’s knee for anhour and then takes it off forten minutes; then she places her hand on her husband’sknee for another hour. Why? Clues : 40
  41. 41. # 5 Answer : The wife of the deaf Thomas Edison used to go with him to the theater. She drummed out his knee in Morse code with her fingers what the actors were saying on stage. 41
  42. 42. #6 The ancient Greekplaywright Aeschylus waskilled by a tortoise. How? Clues : 42
  43. 43. # 6 AnswerAeschylus was killed when the tortoise was dropped on him from a height by an eagle who may have mistaken the bald head of Aeschylus for a rock on which to break the tortoise. 43
  44. 44. #7After a World Cup soccer match, two players swappedjerseys. The police immediately arrested them. Why? Clue: 44
  45. 45. # 7 AnswerIt was the women’s World Cup and thematch was played in a country with strictrules about female nudity or undressing inpublic. 45
  46. 46. # 8 A high-speed police car chases a much slower vehicle in which criminals are escaping. But the police fail to catch them. Why?Clue 46
  47. 47. # 8 Answer : The getaway vehicle was a double-decker bus that went under a low bridge. The top deck of the bus was cut off and fell onto the pursuing police car. 47
  48. 48. #9 A man had his throat attacked by a woman with an electric shaving razor, yet he suffered no serious injurious. How come?Clue 48
  49. 49. # 9 Answer:The woman forgot to plug in the electric shaver. 49
  50. 50. # 10 William was the least intelligent and laziest boy in a class of 30 students who took an examination. Yet when the results were announced, William’s name was at the top ofClue the list. How come? 50
  51. 51. $ 10 Answer:William’s name was William Abbot andthe results were given in alphabetical order. 51
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