Monday, July 24, 2006

Let's Play a Game!

Who doesn't love a good old fashioned mystery? Wanna play? Ok I'm going to give you the mystery. You will try to solve these mysteries by asking only yes or no questions. If you think you know the answer you are welcome to guess. I have a couple of these so we'll play until I get bored and want to do something different!

Mystery #1 John and Mary
The wind blew. The glass broke. John and Mary died. What happened?


HeyJules said...

Well, the obvious answer to me is "Were they in a tornado?"


Leslee said...


Mike Kear said...

Ok, I had to think about this for a long time. You actually made my brain hurt this morning. I, too, initially thought that John and Mary must have perished in a tornado or a hurricane. And, indeed their untimely deaths were related to wind, but not necessarily a tornado or a hurricane.

Where we run into trouble is in allowing our brains to automatically assume that John and Mary are human beings. I mean, I have two dogs named Bandit and Nutch, but they could just as easily have been named John and Mary (if one was a girl). So the question must be, what creature dies when the glass breaks?

My hypothesis is that John and Mary are fish. Some kind of wind, anything from a sudden gust to a severe storm, either knocked their fish bowl over or broke the glass on their aquarium. Spilling out into the harsh and cruel world of air, John and Mary never had a chance.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Leslee said...

I expected this game to go on a lot longer, but Mike you are just too smart for your own good.

Mystery#2 to be posted later today.

Cindy said...

Hey, just to toot my own horn...I had the answer before I read Mike's comment.

Leslee said...

Sure sure Cindy, see if you can get the next one right.

Aunt Jo said...

they were fish in a fish bowl? am i right? i didn't cheat and look.

woohoo! that one must have been an easy one......since i got it!

my grandmother, whose house we are living in, used to be SO good at these little riddles.

Leslee said...

I love these mysteries AJ, but I'm not going to do them forever. Just nothing noteworthy is happening around here.