Use reasoning to find out how the situation of outcome was possible.
A man kills his wife. Many people watch him doing so. Yet no one will ever be able to accuse him of murder. Why?
A rich man's son was kidnapped. The ransom note told him to bring a valuable diamond to a phone booth in the middle of a public park. Plainclothes police officers surrounded the park, intending to follow the criminal or his messenger. The rich man arrived at the phone booth and followed instructions but the police were powerless to prevent the diamond from leaving the park and reaching the crafty villain. How did the kidnapper get away with the valuable diamond?
Steve, a party magician, is carrying three pieces of gold each piece weighing one kilogram. On the way to a session he comes to a bridge which has a sign posted saying the bridge could hold only a maximum of 80 kilograms. Steve weighs 78 kilograms and the gold weighs three kilograms. He reads the sign and still safely crossed the bridge with all the gold. How did he manage this?
In Miss Miranda's class are eleven children. Miss Miranda has a bowl with eleven apples. Miss Miranda wants to divide the eleven apples among the children of her class, in such a way that each child in the end has an apple, but one apple still remains in the bowl. Can you help Miss Miranda?
You have five pieces of chain, each consisting of three links. You want to make one long chain of these five pieces. Breaking open a link costs 1 euro, and welding an open link costs 3 euros. Is it possible to make one long chain of the five pieces, if you have just 15 euros?
Two boxers are in a boxing match (regular boxing, not kick boxing). The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds but ends after 6 rounds, after one boxer knocks out the other boxer. Yet no man throws a punch. How is this possible?
You're in a magical bathroom with no windows and the only way things can get in and out is by an open door. You decide to have a bath so you turn on the tap, you shut the door and the handle breaks so you can't open it, you then turn off the tap and the knob breaks so water keeps coming. How do you save yourself from drowning?
You and a friend decide to have an egg spinning contest. What can be done to make sure that your egg spins the longest?
While walking across a bridge I saw a boat full of people. Yet on the boat there wasn't a single person. How?
A sharpshooter hung up his hat and put on a blindfold. He then walked 100 yards, turned around, and shot a bullet through his hat. The blindfold was a perfectly good one, completely blocking the man's vision. How did he manage this?