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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Are all the participants human?

Yes.

Had the child been swimming successfully just prior to drowning? 

Had the child been swimming successfully just prior to drowning?

Yes!

I'm sure this isn't the case, but was the child attacked by wildlife of some sort? 

I'm sure this isn't the case, but was the child attacked by wildlife of some sort?

Irrelevant.  (My first inclination was to answer "No", but this is more accurate)

Did the child cramp while swimming? 

Did the child cramp while swimming?

Yes.

Had the child eaten just prior to swimming? 

Had the child eaten just prior to swimming?

Irrelevant.

Had the woman been drinking? 

Had the woman been drinking?

No.

Perhaps it's time for me to give a slight hint.  A couple of points of information don't seem to have been considered very much, namely that the woman's hair is wet, and the man is standing beside the lake.

Hmm...

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