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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Yes.

JD DeLuzio said:

Is it a royal/noble court?

She woke up unusually early on the morning of what she was later to describe as the proudest day of her life.  It was the day that her son took her to court.

I'm taking that as 2 questions.

Is it court as in a Justice of the Peace...  No.
...because he drove her there for some reason?  Yes

Lee Houston, Junior said:

Is it court as in a Justice of the Peace because he drove her there for some reason?

Was she getting a coronation? 

No.

Randy Jackson said:

Was she getting a coronation? 

My bad Peter. I didn't realize that counted as two because if the son took her to court, they had to get there somehow.

So, just one question: Is her son royalty?

Not a problem, I just needed to treat it as two to make my answer(s) unambiguous.  And, in answer to this single question...

No.

Lee Houston, Junior said:

My bad Peter. I didn't realize that counted as two because if the son took her to court, they had to get there somehow.

So, just one question: Is her son royalty?

Did she work at the court? 

No.

Randy Jackson said:

Did she work at the court? 

Will one of them be marrying someone at court?

No.

JD DeLuzio said:

Will one of them be marrying someone at court?

Are one of them receiving some sort of honor at the court  

Yes.  I think that's enough to count as getting the answer.

She had been awarded an honour (British spelling!) from the Queen, and this was the day of her investiture at the Royal Court.  Her son was taking her to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Randy Jackson said:

Are one of them receiving some sort of honor at the court  

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