#6. Lost Jewellery
A couple went on holiday for three weeks. They carefully locked their house, and had a neighbour check on the place whilst they were gone. When they returned, the wife was distressed to learn that because of a power failure she had lost all her fine jewellery. She had hidden the jewellery in what she thought was a very safe place. She was not robbed. Her jewellery was lost by accident. Why?
In this true incident, the wife had hidden her best jewellery inside her freezer in a bag among all the frozen food. Because of a general power failure the freezer had gone off. A friendly neighbour (who had a key in order to water the plants) had tried to be helpful by throwing out all the bad food - and with it went the jewellery.
A man owned a casino and invited some friends.
It was a dark stormy night, and they all placed their money on the table right before the lights went out.
When the lights came back on, the money was gone.
The owner put a rooster in an old rusty tea kettle.
He told everyone to get in line and touch the kettle after he turned the lights off, and the rooster will crow when the robber touched it.
After everyone touched it, the rooster didn't crow, so the man told everyone to hold out their hands.
After examining all the hands, he pointed out who the robber was.
How did he know who stole the money?
Because the tea kettle was rusty, whoever touched it would have rust on their hands. The robber didn't touch the kettle, therefore he was the only one whose hands weren't rusty.
A famous chemist was murdered in his own lab.
There was no evidence of any crime except for a piece of paper with the names of 5 chemical substances on it:
On the day he was murdered, the chemist had only 3 visitors: his wife Mary, his nephew Nicolas, and his friend Johnathan. Who did the police arrest?
The piece of paper had a clue on it. If you combine the abbreviations of the chemical substances on the paper, you’ll get the name of the killer: Ni-C-O-La-S.
A dead body is found at the bottom of a multistory building. Seeing the position of the body, it is evident that the person jumped from one of the floors, committing suicide.
A detective is called to look after the case. He goes to the first floor and walks in the room facing the direction in which the body was found. He opens the window in that direction and flips a coin towards the floor.
Then he goes to the second floor and repeats the process. He keeps on doing this until he reaches the last floor. Then, when he climbs down he tells the team that it is a murder not suicide.
How did he know he was dealing with a murder?
All of the windows the detective found were closed. If the person jumped, who closed the window?
A man was found dead with a cassette recorder in one hand and a gun in the other. When the police came in, they immediately pressed the play button on the cassette. He said "I have nothing else to live for. I can't go on," then the sound of a gunshot. After listening to the cassette tape, the police knew that it was not a suicide, but a murder. How did they know?
If the victim shot himself while he was recording, how did he rewind the cassette tape?
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Two girls ate dinner together. They both ordered iced tea. One girl drank them very fast and had finished five in the time it took the other to drink just one. The girl who drank one died while the other survived. All of the drinks were poisoned. How did the girl who drank the most survive?
The poison was in the ice!!!