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TGIF Minute Mystery

Posted on June 22nd, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Minute Mysteries, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

A man marries 45 women in his village, but he isn’t charged with polygamy (having more than one spouse at a time).

How is this possible?

(Last week’s answer: Bruce is a horse. Sarah guessed it!)

4 comments.

TGIF Minute Mystery

Posted on June 15th, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Minute Mysteries, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

Bruce wins a big race, but he gets no trophy.

Why not?

(Last week’s answer: It’s a model train set. Sarah guessed it!)

3 comments.

TGIF Minute Mystery

Posted on June 8th, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Minute Mysteries, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

A train pulls into a station, but none of the waiting passengers move.

Why not?

(Last week’s answer: The man was on a bridge. Good guesses, but no one got it!)

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3 comments.

TGIF Minute Mystery

Posted on June 1st, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Minute Mysteries, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

A man was walking along some railroad tracks when he saw that a train was coming. Instead of leaping off the tracks right away, he kept walking toward the train before stepping aside.

Why?

(Last week’s answer: The man is a mummy, on tour to different museums around the world. Lily was pretty close when she guessed he was dead!)

2 comments.

TGIF Minute Mystery (again)

Posted on May 25th, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Minute Mysteries, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

Second verse, same as the first! No guesses were made for this one last week, so let’s try again this week! Here goes… 

A man travels to twenty countries and stays in each country for a month. During this time, he never sees the light of day.

How is this possible?

PS — Happy Memorial Day! The Library will be CLOSED this Sunday and Monday. See you Tuesday!

4 comments.

TGIF Minute Mystery

Posted on May 18th, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Minute Mysteries, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

A man travels to twenty countries and stays in each country for a month. During this time, he never sees the light of day.

How is this possible?

(Last week’s answer: The house is at the south pole. Sarah, Jenna, and Ama guessed it!)

1 comment.

TGIF Minute Mystery

Posted on May 11th, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Minute Mysteries, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

A couple will build a square house. In each wall they’ll have a window, and each window will face north.

How is this possible?

(Last week’s answer: It is sunny and hot — not raining! Jenna, got it, bobo, and Ama guessed it!)

5 comments.

TGIF Minute Mystery

Posted on May 4th, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Minute Mysteries, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

Three heavy people try to crowd under one umbrella, and nobody gets wet.

How is this possible?

(Last week’s answer: The woman was a photographer. She shot a picture of her husband, developed it (in liquid), and hung it up to dry. Luke and Kelsey guessed it, but there were some VERY creative answers!)

6 comments.

TGIF Minute Mystery

Posted on April 27th, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Minute Mysteries, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

A woman shoots her husband. Then she holds him underwater for five minutes. Finally, she hangs him. But five minutes later, they both go out and enjoy a wonderful dinner together.

How can this be?

(Last week’s answer: It’s a game of Monopoly. Bex guessed it!)

9 comments.

TGIF Minute Mystery

Posted on April 20th, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Minute Mysteries, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

A man pushes a car up to a hotel and realizes he’s bankrupt.

What’s going on?

(Last week’s answer: He was a skywriter whose plane crashed into another plane. Partha and A. Nony Mouse guessed that he died, but only Lisa guessed how!)

2 comments.

TGIFriday the 13th Minute Mystery

Posted on April 13th, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Minute Mysteries, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

A writer with an audience of millions insisted that he was never to be interrupted while writing. One day, he was interrupted, and he never wrote again.

Why not? 

(Last week’s answer: It’s in Canada. She pays in American money and gets change in Canadian money. Marisa guessed it, but Liz had an awesomely creative answer!)

4 comments.

TGIF Minute Mystery

Posted on April 6th, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Minute Mysteries, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

A woman goes into a store to buy a can of pop. She pays for it with a $%20 bill and receives $%20.05 in change. No mistake was made.

How is this possible? 

(Last week’s answer: It’s the remains of a melted snowman. Evan guessed it!)

4 comments.

TGIF Minute Mystery

Posted on March 29th, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Minute Mysteries, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

A pipe, a carrot, and a pile of pebbles are sitting in the middle of a field.

Why??

(Last week’s answer: The children are two of a set of triplets. No one guessed it!)

2 comments.

TGIF Minute Mystery

Posted on March 23rd, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Minute Mysteries, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

Two children born in the same hospital, in the same hour, day, and year, have the same mother and father, but are not twins.

How is this possible?

(Last week’s answer: The man was out diving in the ocean; the forest was on fire. A water bomber scooped up water to fight the fire, accidentally scooping up the diver too, and he died when he was dropped onto the forest. Smartypants and Marisa guessed it!)

1 comment.

TGIF Minute Mystery

Posted on March 16th, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Minute Mysteries, Random Fun, Words & Writing.

A man is found dead in the middle of a forest wearing a scuba suit.

What happened?

(Last week’s answer: The man is playing baseball and returning to “home” (home plate). The two masked men are the umpire and the catcher. Rachel guessed it!)

5 comments.