Many years ago, I taught folklore at a summer camp(we had new campers each week of different ages, from 8-15). At the time, the folklore class was pretty unstructured, so I could more or less do as I pleased. Sometimes I told ghost stories, sometimes sports games, sometimes mythology, whatever I thought might be entertaining to the kids. One of the most useful things we did was two minute mysteries, as they allowed me to be lazy.

The basic rules are as follows: a scenario is laid before the people playing, and you're allowed to ask as many yes/no questions as you like to determine the answer. The answer to the question may also be 'Irrelevant' if it has no bearing on the solution.

I request the following :

* One question per post

* If you already know the answer, please keep it to yourself and let others play. Same with Googling the answer.

Once the scenario is solved, the person who solves it gets to post a new one OR they can pass it back to someone else who's interested (FYI, I'm happy to post more).

So here's the first scenario:

A man is found dead, surrounded by 52 bicycles. What happened?

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It tasted different.
Was one of the two instances of turtle soup not actually turtle soup, but some other kind of soup?

These answers aren't easy either. I'm going to say no, he did not directly harm someone else. 

Peter Wrexham said:

This is getting complicated!  Had he actually harmed someone else?

Yes

JD DeLuzio said:

It tasted different.
Was one of the two instances of turtle soup not actually turtle soup, but some other kind of soup?

Was the soup he ate just before committing suicide not actually turtle soup?

No

JD DeLuzio said:

Was the soup he ate just before committing suicide not actually turtle soup?

I'm confused.  Does that mean it wasn't turtle soup, or it wasn't not turtle soup?

Was he actually eating human soup (i.e., soup made from a human)?

The question was phrased oddly. I took it to mean "was the soup he ate at the restaurant mock turtle soup ?" 

Peter Wrexham said:

I'm confused.  Does that mean it wasn't turtle soup, or it wasn't not turtle soup?

Could you rephrase the question please? According to the clues given, he ate more than one bowl of soup. 

Jeff of Earth-J said:

Was he actually eating human soup (i.e., soup made from a human)?

How about:

1. Was he eating human soup in the restaurant?

2. Was he eating human soup the time he ate "turtle soup" that was not in the restaurant?

Was it accidentally eating "human soup" which led him to commit suicide?

1. No

2., Yes

JD DeLuzio said:

How about:

1. Was he eating human soup in the restaurant?

2. Was he eating human soup the time he ate "turtle soup" that was not in the restaurant?

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