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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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?

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