Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Major Accident

At the bottom of a large hill more than 40 cars were involved in a large accident. Some cars were overturned and others were left to rest on top of other cars. The pile-up was so large that even a few military vehicles and a fire truck ended up being involved in the crash as well. What caused the big wreck?

Solution: https://pastebin.com/nJ2DSFWJ

Friday, September 7, 2018

The Burglar

A man was wanted for burglarizing dozens of businesses over a period of several months. Surveillance footage from the businesses clearly showed this man's face and the local TV Station showed this footage to viewers on many occasions. The local police department even placed "wanted" posters around the community to help catch the burglar. However, when the man was spotted by two police officers familiar with the burglaries, he was not arrested. What happened?

Solution: https://pastebin.com/ZjPdtxb8

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Tubular Torture

A woman enters a large metal tube and is overcome with fear. She clenches her husband's hand tightly and is visibly shaken. Her husband gently rubs her shoulders but is otherwise unaffected. Within hours the woman's husband tells her that it's time to go and the torment ends. What happened to this woman?

Solution: https://pastebin.com/U5RunQwn

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Eggs in a basket

There are six eggs in the basket. Six people each take one of the eggs. How can it be that one egg is left in the basket?

Solution: http://pastebin.com/nZe0UP6u

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Doctor cannot operate his son

A man and his son are in a car crash. The father is killed and the child is taken to hospital gravely injured. When he gets there, the surgeon says, 'I can't operate on this boy - for he is my son!!!' How can this possibly be?

Solution: http://pastebin.com/PqNMTqpr

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Coconut Grove disaster

An American nightclub called 'The Coconut Grove' had a terrible fire in which over 400 people died. A simple design flaw in the building led to the death toll being so high. Subsequently, regulations were changed to ensure that all public buildings throughout the country eliminated this one detail which proved so deadly. What was it?

Answer: http://pastebin.com/wdt10YEp

Unique pricing system

Many shops have prices set just under a round figure, e.g. $9.99 instead of $10.00 or $99.95 instead of $100.00 . It is assumed that this is done because the price seems lower to the consumer. But this is not the reason the practice started. What was the original reason for this pricing method?

Answer: http://pastebin.com/W5JL2rjU