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John Hale
John Hale
Yarn Weaver

Dec-8-2004 01:45

Hello all.
I'm fairly new to Sleuth and I thought I might share a little hobby of mine with you all. Here's something for that sad moment when the mysteries of the day are all done.

Thousands lay up gold within this house,
but no man made it.
Spears past counting guard this house,
but no man wards it.
What is it?

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Inspector Joseph
Inspector Joseph

Dec-15-2008 03:38

Excellent!

Acemaster
Acemaster
Well-Connected

Dec-19-2008 08:57

Since this thread is 4 years old, I suppose I don't have to feel to bad if this has already been posted. ;-)

A man left home and turned left. He jogged a little ways and turned left. He jogged a little ways and turned left. He jogged a little ways and was back home. When he got home, two masked men were waiting for him there.

Who were the masked men?

_Lorelei
_Lorelei
Old Shoe

Jan-15-2009 09:31

Well I actually know this one - but since no one else has ventured, I will answer. (come on, you sports fans!)

The two masked men were the catcher and the umpire (he was a baseball player!)

_Lorelei
_Lorelei
Old Shoe

Jan-15-2009 09:40

You are walking through a field on a brisk wintry day and chance upon a pipe, a carrot, and a couple sticks lying together on the ground. Why are they there?


Poirot's Protege'
Poirot's Protege'
Well-Connected

Jan-17-2009 22:43

Because the snow man blew away, and his nose, pipe that was in his mouth, and the sticks for his arms were left behind because they did not blow away.

Shukuchi
Shukuchi

Feb-9-2009 03:50

^ what she said.

Sara Lou
Sara Lou

Feb-21-2009 18:48

PP, I'd say the poor snowdude melted. :)


Has anyone asked about the man who lies dead in a cabin on the side of a mountain? Just stop me if yes.

A man lies dead in a cabin on the side of a mountain. What happened?

Naiman LeMarche
Naiman LeMarche

Feb-27-2009 17:18

The man died in a plane crash. ;) The cabin being referred to is the cabin of a jetliner, not a mountain cabin.

Here's a few more. Remember: don't assume.

1) It is a stormy, snowy day. There is a man dead inside a shack. There are no windows and the only door is locked from inside. There is no way in or out. The man has a stab wound. There is a puddle of water and blood next to him. How did he die?

2) Preston and his men searched the frozen tundra for escaped convict Ben Barker. Just as they were about to give up, one of Preston's men spotted a body. Barker was found lying dead in the snow. There were no tracks leading to or from the body. The cause of death was partially due to the unopened pack on his back. Barker did not die of thirst, hunger, or cold. What was in Barker's pack that led to his death?

3) A woman leaves home and makes three left turns. She returns home again. On the way, she passed two women with masks. Who were the two women?

They're really too easy if you use common sense.

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Feb-27-2009 18:01

Naimin,

1. He was killed by an icicle that stabbed him

2. The pack on his back was a parachute that didn't open when skydiving

3. We just had this one, but they were males, either way it is the catcher and umpire of a softball game

Inspector Joseph
Inspector Joseph

Mar-15-2009 14:31

Hi! Here is an interesting one. Apologies if this has been posted before.
'How can you write red with a blue pen?'

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