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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No.

Is Caporaso going down Lundy Lane on foot?

Yes.

Your turn.

Peter Wrexham said:

Is Caporaso going down Lundy Lane on foot?

Did the cop let Caporaso cross the street?

It is barely light as the Duke climbs to the battlements of his beseiged castle to inspect the changing of the watch. A sentry speaks to him:

"My leige, you must not come up here. Last night I dreamt that you were shot when you looked over the battlements".

The Duke takes off his helm, places it on a staff, and raises it over the battlements. A crossbow bolt from the besieging forces puts a hole through the helm. The Duke thanks the sentry for saving his life, then orders him to be taken away and executed.

Why?

Having second thoughts on the subject, was it because the man who warned the Duke was also in on the conspiracy to kill him?

No.

Lee Houston, Junior said:

Having second thoughts on the subject, was it because the man who warned the Duke was also in on the conspiracy to kill him?

Did the Duke really like that helm?

Was the guard executed for sleeping on duty?

No.  But that's a great suggestion!

JD DeLuzio said:

Did the Duke really like that helm?

Yes.  Over to you, Jeff.

Jeff of Earth-J said:

Was the guard executed for sleeping on duty?

There is a man at work who will not go home because there is a man with a mask waiting for him.

Why won’t the man go home?

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