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?

Views: 17924

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Since the son was born, has anyone else ever lived in the house?

No.

Peter Wrexham said:

Since the son was born, has anyone else ever lived in the house?

Does the boy know that other people exist?

No.

Peter Wrexham said:

Does the boy know that other people exist?

Does that mean a woman purporting to be his mother merely made occasional visits to him after telling him that no one else existed?

Does he believe there's been a worldwide disaster such as nuclear war?

No.

Misery in Spades said:

Does that mean a woman purporting to be his mother merely made occasional visits to him after telling him that no one else existed?

No.

Peter Wrexham said:

Does he believe there's been a worldwide disaster such as nuclear war?

Does he know that other people have ever existed?

No.

Peter Wrexham said:

Does he know that other people have ever existed?

Is there a TV on the other side of the door?

Is there a window on the other side of the door?

No TV but yes a window.

JD DeLuzio said:

Is there a TV on the other side of the door?

Is there a window on the other side of the door?

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Groups

Latest Activity

Richard Willis replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
4 hours ago
MethodEng replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Seduction of the Innocent
"I agree with both previous comments, the code probably was necessary for comics to remain a viable…"
5 hours ago
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Misheard lyrics you prefer to the original
"That O Fortuna video is fantastic!"
7 hours ago
Richard Willis replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"DC emailed me this article celebrating George Perez' art, particularly group shots. After a…"
9 hours ago
Richard Willis replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Seduction of the Innocent
"I think you're right that the Code saved comics at the time. There was so much negative…"
10 hours ago
Richard Willis replied to Captain Comics's discussion This Week in Comics: June 20-26, 2022
"Now instead of asking about his perceived underwear, the public is probably asking why he has a…"
10 hours ago
Richard Willis replied to Captain Comics's discussion This Week in Comics: June 20-26, 2022
"Captain Comics said: I don't buy Back Issue (or any TwoMorrows magazines), so your guess as to…"
11 hours ago
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Captain Comics's discussion This Week in Comics: June 20-26, 2022
"Now that DC editorial has "solved" the problem-that-didn't-exist of superman's…"
12 hours ago
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man's discussion What Comic Books Have You Read Today?
""Actually, I thought it was YOU, Jeff of Earth-J, that introduced me to Chasm." It's…"
12 hours ago
The Baron replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion All in Color for a Dime
"I've long thought of Popeye as what I call an "ur-super-hero", that is, a character…"
13 hours ago
The Baron replied to Captain Comics's discussion This Week in Comics: June 20-26, 2022
"First rule of writing:: "Omit needless words.""
13 hours ago
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion All in Color for a Dime
"3. "The First (Arf, Arf) Superhero of Them All" by Bill Blackbeard I've encountered…"
13 hours ago

© 2022   Captain Comics, board content ©2013 Andrew Smith   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service