#16. Never Open The Door.
A little girl was warned by her parents never to open the cellar door. If she did, she would see things that they did not want her to see.
One day, while her parents were out, they accidentally left the cellar door unlocked. The girl opened the cellar door. What did she see?
When the girl opened the cellar door she saw the living room and a beautiful garden through its windows.
She had never seen these before because her parents had kept her in the cellar all her life.
#15. Locking The Mail.
Tom wants to send Sally an expensive ring through the mail because they live thousands of miles apart. The only problem is that everything sent through the mail is stolen unless there is a lock put on it. Both Tom and Sally have plenty of locks and keys but they don't have any of the same locks or keys.
How can Tom send Sally the ring without it getting stolen?
Tom puts one of his locks on the box with the ring in it. When Sally gets it she puts one of her own locks on the box and sends it back to Tom. Finally Tom takes his lock off of the box and sends it back to Sally who can then unlock her own lock and retrieve the ring.
A man is trapped in a room. The room has only two possible exits: two doors. Through the first door there is a room constructed from magnifying glass. The blazing hot sun instantly fries anything or anyone that enters. Through the second door there is a fire-breathing dragon.
How does the man escape?
He waits until night time and then goes through the first door
#13. Romantic Journey
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde went on a trip to the mountains. But 2 days later, Mr. Clyde returned home alone. He went to the police and said that Mrs. Clyde had fallen to her death.
The next day, Detective Stevens visited Mr. Clyde and arrested him for his wife’s murder. Clyde confessed his guilt and asked the detective how he’d found out he was the murderer. Stevens said he’d simply called a travel agent and asked for some information.
What did the travel agent say to the detective?
The travel agent told the detective that Mr. Clyde bought 2 plane tickets to the mountains but only one return ticket.
#12. The Car Accident
Two cars were involved in an accident in the center of town. The man who was driving a little green car, had overtaken a big black car. The driver had misjudged the distance between him and the oncoming traffic and had to swerve back in, causing the black car to swerve and crash into a shop window.
When the occupants of the cars were examined everyone in the green car was okay, but in the black car was one dead man. However, the driver of the green car was not charged with manslaughter, why was this so?
The black car was a hearse and was on its way to a funeral.
#11. The Lift
There was a building with 100 floors. A short man lived on the very top floor, the 100th floor. On sunny days, he would ride the elevator up to the 70th floor, then climb the stairs up the rest of the way. On rainy days, he would ride the elevator straight to his apartment, the 100th floor. Why?
.He was short and couldn’t reach the 100th floor button. On rainy days he could use his umbrella to poke to the button.
#10. The Court Case.
A man is in court for killing his wife. In the closing statements the man’s lawyer surprises everyone when he announces “His wife was just missing. Everyone look at those doors. His wife is going to walk in those doors in about 30 seconds.”
The entire court is silent and the jury stares at the door as the lawyer and the defendant stare at them. After a couple of minutes the lawyer says “See! If you were so sure he killed his wife, you wouldn’t be watching that door!”
The jury goes into deliberation and comes back almost immediately with a guilty verdict. Why did the jury convict him?
The defendant (man charged for killing wife) wasn’t looking at the door. He knew his wife wasn’t coming.
#9. The Shot.
A man entered his house and was about to hang up his coat when he heard his wife shout;
"No John! Don’t do it!"
There was a shot and he could hear his wife fall down. When he entered the kitchen he saw his wife and the gun lying on the floor. There was a police officer, a doctor, and a lawyer standing next to her. Peter immediately knew that the police officer had shot her.
But how did he come to know?
The police officer was the only man while the doctor and lawyer were ladies. Peter on a second glance would also read the police officer’s name on his name tag as "John". Peter’s wife was saying, "No John! Don’t do it!" to the police officer and the police officer shot her anyway.
#8. The Girlfriend
It was a man's birthday. He lay dead in the lounge room of his house. Next to his body was a note, written in pencil. The note read 'Happy Birthday, Friend'. The victim had a girlfriend and the police suspected her ex-boyfriend. They could find no obvious evidence. While searching the ex-boyfriend's car, the police saw an envelope with the girlfriend's address written on it. They thought they would get the handwriting checked against the note. The scientist in charge came in early to work the next day; it was 7am. He looked out his window which faced east and stared at the rising sun and it was then that he realised how to prove the ex-boyfriend killed the man, even though the girlfriend's address was not written in the same handwriting. How did he do it?
The scientist's office faced east, and the sun was coming in through the window at a very low angle. He saw some very faint shadows on the surface of the envelope. He looked closer. There were the words embossed on the paper. They read "Happy Birthday, Friend". The ex-boyfriend had forgotten that a pencil leaves an impression on paper beneath the page written on.
#7. The Smith familyThe Smith family is a very wealthy family that lives in a big, circular home. One morning, Mr. Smith woke up and found his gardener's body. He knew it was one of his employees who had killed him. So he asked them what they were doing in the morning and he got these replies.
Driver: "I was outside washing the car."
Maid: "I was dusting the corners of the house."
Cook: "I was starting to make lunch for later."
From the replies he knew who the killer was. Can you guess who it was?
The maid, because they lived in a circular house and she was apparently "dusting the corners" of the house at the time of the murder - the house is round, therefore it has no corners.