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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Was he killed by the Joker?

; )

No

JD DeLuzio said:

Was he killed by the Joker?

; )

Is the joker card missing from the pack?

Irrelevant 

Peter Wrexham said:

Is the joker card missing from the pack?

Was the man playing cards?

Yes

ClarkKent_DC said:

Was the man playing cards?

Was he killed for cheating at cards?

Yes! That's the solution. You're up JD DeLuzio 

JD DeLuzio said:

Was he killed for cheating at cards?

An Uber driver named Caporaso is heading the wrong way down Lundy Lane, which is a one-way street, and going as fast as he can. It's late at night, so there's no oncoming traffic. Anyway, he passes a place where a major street T-bones with Lundy, and, wouldn't you know it, a traffic cop is parked right there on the major. The cop notices Caporaso, but then decides to take no further action. Why?

Is the driver driving for Uber at the time? 

No.

Randy Jackson said:

Is the driver driving for Uber at the time? 

Is the driver driving Ving an emergency vehicle? 

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