Sunday, 13 March 2011

The Coconut Grove

Answer to yesterday's riddle: Given STANDARD, simply remove the two A's, add 1, 2, 3 to get 1ST 2ND 3RD.

Sneaky! Haha, I'm actually very pleased that several of you guys got this one. I personally had to mull it over for the longest time. This next one I thought is kinda neat:

An American nightclub called 'The Coconut Grove' had a terrible fire in which over 400 people died. A simple design flaw in the building led to the death toll being so high. Subsequently, regulations were changed to ensure that all public buildings throughout the country eliminated this one detail which proved so deadly. What was it?

31 comments:

  1. Umm, I'm puzzled.
    I guess you win.

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  2. the doors gotta be the doors only thing besides narrow hallway

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  3. Interesting post man ! Keep up the good work!

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  4. the door should swing out, not swing in so that people won't push against it.

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  5. the door should swing out, not swing in to prevent people from pushing against it.

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  6. X0

    Why do I suck at this so bad? I've been staring at this for like 5 minutes now and still. Nothing.

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  7. They stopped making night clubs out of wood?

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  8. Can't wait for the answer, because I have no idea.

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  9. wow @ the answer.
    a door?

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  10. I also think it has to do with the door opening in wrong way :D following, want to see more riddles :)

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  11. different building material perhaps

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  12. It didn't have emergency fire exits?

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  13. More than one exit from a basement

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  14. great blog
    following and $upporting

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  15. hmm.. i gotta check the answer to this tmrw :)

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  16. add a door?

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  17. I like Jay.CA's guess, so I'll go with that.

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  18. I'll go along with the doors swinging inward as the flaw.

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  19. it's the doors: they were inward opening, so people are just pushing against the doors, squeezing everybody at the door, not being able to open them

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  20. Too sleepy to answer something like this XD

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