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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member BongalloJoe
    Not Gone Yet
    21 Nov '16 04:30 / 2 edits
    You can ask yes-or-no questions for this one, it was made to be like this.

    Jack and Jill were found dead in a puddle of water with broken glass surrounding them, and in the puddles.
    How did Jack and Jill die?
  2. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    21 Nov '16 18:14
    Originally posted by Andrew Kern
    You can ask yes-or-no questions for this one, it was made to be like this.

    Jack and Jill were found dead in a puddle of water with broken glass surrounding them, and in the puddles.
    How did Jack and Jill die?
    Are Jack and Jill human?
  3. Standard member lemon lime
    blah blah blah
    21 Nov '16 19:21
    Originally posted by Andrew Kern
    You can ask yes-or-no questions for this one, it was made to be like this.

    Jack and Jill were found dead in a puddle of water with broken glass surrounding them, and in the puddles.
    How did Jack and Jill die?
    Is the glass and water a broken goldfish bowl?
    ( Are Jack and Jill dead goldfish? )
  4. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    They have no friends
    21 Nov '16 23:46
    Those stupid kids were trying to fetch water with a glass pail. Then idiot Jack fell down...
  5. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    22 Nov '16 00:07
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Those stupid kids were trying to fetch water with a glass pail. Then idiot Jack fell down...
    And broke his crown.
  6. Standard member BongalloJoe
    Not Gone Yet
    22 Nov '16 04:21
    Originally posted by lemon lime
    Is the glass and water a broken goldfish bowl?
    ( Are Jack and Jill dead goldfish? )
    Yea!

    That was quick!
  7. Standard member lemon lime
    blah blah blah
    22 Nov '16 04:45 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Andrew Kern
    Yea!

    That was quick!
    Handy's first question was a big clue.
  8. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    22 Nov '16 12:53
    Originally posted by Andrew Kern
    Yea!

    That was quick!
    The answer to your question is suffocation.
  9. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    22 Nov '16 19:35
    Originally posted by lemon lime
    Is the glass and water a broken goldfish bowl?
    ( Are Jack and Jill dead goldfish? )
    Better version is Antony & Cleopatra found dead in similar circumstances
    (they too are goldfish) with Caesar leaving the room ( a cat)
  10. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    22 Nov '16 20:05
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Better version is Antony & Cleopatra found dead in similar circumstances
    (they too are goldfish) with Caesar leaving the room ( a cat)
    Caesar would have eaten the carcasses.
  11. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    23 Nov '16 01:18
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Caesar would have eaten the carcasses.
    Brutus chased him off.
  12. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    23 Nov '16 19:37 / 1 edit
    I've heard lot's of these type of things over the years.
    People in lifts, a really involved one about someone receiving a strange package by post and numerous others, most of which I've forgotten!!
    We even made some of our own up whilst sitting in the pub.
    We also had a protocol which was the person setting the conundrum could only answer the questions "yes" no" or "irrelevant"
    They all involve what these days is called "thinking out of the box".
    The best one I can remember is this:-
    A man's car stops outside a hotel.
    He realises immediately he is now bankrupt.
    Explain.
  13. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    23 Nov '16 20:55
    Originally posted by venda
    I've heard lot's of these type of things over the years.
    People in lifts, a really involved one about someone receiving a strange package by post and numerous others, most of which I've forgotten!!
    We even made some of our own up whilst sitting in the pub.
    We also had a protocol which was the person setting the conundrum could only answer the questions "yes ...[text shortened]... his:-
    A man's car stops outside a hotel.
    He realises immediately he is now bankrupt.
    Explain.
    Does his last name begin with a T?
  14. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    24 Nov '16 07:58
    Originally posted by venda
    I've heard lot's of these type of things over the years.
    People in lifts, a really involved one about someone receiving a strange package by post and numerous others, most of which I've forgotten!!
    We even made some of our own up whilst sitting in the pub.
    We also had a protocol which was the person setting the conundrum could only answer the questions "yes ...[text shortened]... his:-
    A man's car stops outside a hotel.
    He realises immediately he is now bankrupt.
    Explain.
    Previously the man pushed his car 10 cm to get $200
  15. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    24 Nov '16 09:03
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Previously the man pushed his car 10 cm to get $200
    Big clue there.
    You've obviously seen it and know the answer