Thursday, 7 April 2011

The Crying Man

Answer to last puzzle: Turn the 'n' upside-down to form a 'u'. With these letters, you can spell Utah, a state that has 6 sides (thus an irregular hexagon).

That was a toughie... In fact, that one was just plain cheat! And yeah, very few of you got it... But that's okay! Here's an easy one for you guys:


You whiz around the corner in your rented moped when suddenly you're forced to come to a sudden stop.

It seems a funeral procession has stopped for a quick breather. Empathy overwhelms you and you offer your condolences to the whimpering man nearby. "Were you close?" you ask, wishing you hadn't.

After a moment, the man replies, "Brothers and sisters I have none, that man's father is my father's son."

That sounds sarcastic, you think to yourself. Maybe the guy doesn't want to tell you, which is fine, but there's no reason to be a smartass about it.

Or, perhaps the clever among can see this is the real answer.

27 comments:

  1. He is the father. Hah, I feel special getting one of these!

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  2. You've got me on this one. My brain hurts now.

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  3. It's his son.
    He may have no brothers and sisters, but he is the son of his father, thus leading you to conclude he's the father of the dead boy.

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  4. I agree with every one else.

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  5. Well, he is his father's only son, and hence he is the deceased man's father. It's his son.

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  6. jokes on you, im not clever

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  7. Still not getting the last one lol.

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  8. incest. makes perfect sense

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  9. Guess it's the father, also since a lot of the other comments suggest so :)

    Cheers

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