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, that solution matches the news story I was thinking of.  I was wrong, though, in saying that it was a few years ago.  It happened last July.

Randy Jackson said:

That is correct and completely solves the puzzle

Your turn to post a new one.

JD DeLuzio said:

He stowed away in the wheel-well and died from hypothermia (which has happened a number of times historically). He fell out and received the other injuries on impact. The wheel mechanism may also have injured him when they retracted.

In a five-cornered room in Port Townsend, the supervillain Red Velvet has placed the following five, one in each corner: Superman, Spider-man, Black Cat, an Imperial Stormtrooper, and Sailor Moon. A lead-lined box and a couple of Dan Hill records from the 70s sit in the center of the room. A large, open door is the only escape. It is clearly marked as an exit. Who escapes unaided, and why?

You have a strange imagination, JD!

Do you have a specific answer in mind?

Yes.

Peter Wrexham said:

Do you have a specific answer in mind?

Is there  kryptonite in the box? 

Is the villain Red Velvet the one that appeared on the Justice League Action TV show (married to Booster Gold)?

No.

Randy Jackson said:

Is there  kryptonite in the box? 

No.

Peter Wrexham said:

Is the villain Red Velvet the one that appeared on the Justice League Action TV show (married to Booster Gold)?

Does more than one person escape unaided?

Only one of the characters in the room escapes unaided.

Peter Wrexham said:

Does more than one person escape unaided?

Are the names of the Dan Hill records important? 

No.

( I'd rather hurt you honestly than mislead you with a lie...)

Randy Jackson said:

Are the names of the Dan Hill records important? 

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