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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 9:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A midget is driving to work when he hears the radio DJ mention albatross. He drives home, uses the elevator, and shoots himself. Why?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 9:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the radio DJ say the word "albatross"? Is the context relevant? Does the midget realize something terrible? Does he kill himself? Does he drive home just to get his gun? Is it his gun? Is it a gun? Could he just as well have committed suicide by car crash?
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Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 9:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the radio DJ say the word "albatross"? Yes Is the context relevant? Yes Does the midget realize something terrible? Yesish Does he kill himself? Yes Does he drive home just to get his gun? Yes Is it his gun? Yes Is it a gun? Yes Could he just as well have committed suicide by car crash? He could have
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Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 9:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the radio DJ making a joke? Reporting some news? speaking to someone in the studio? Or on the phone to the studio? Does the terrible thing include: death? Adultery? Disease? Murder? Legal trouble? Financial trouble? War? Defeat? Crushed hopes?
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Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 9:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

[Haha, love it]

Does he really, really dislike Fleetwood Mac?

Is there a much taller, much more handsome, guy called Albert Ross who is sleeping with his girlfriend? In a 22nd storey apartment?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 9:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the radio DJ making a joke? Noish Reporting some news? Yope speaking to someone in the studio? No Or on the phone to the studio? No Does the terrible thing include: death? Adultery? Disease? Murder? Legal trouble? Financial trouble? This War? Defeat? Crushed hopes?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 9:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

[Haha, love it] =)

Does he really, really dislike Fleetwood Mac? No

Is there a much taller, much more handsome, guy called Albert Ross who is sleeping with his girlfriend? No In a 22nd storey apartment? No
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Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 9:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Guess #1:

He has been on a deserted island and eaten "albatross," which was really the remains of his deceased wife. He hears the DJ explain how it tastes and realizes that the "albatross" he tasted was completely different.

Guess #2:

He is the manager of a large company that exports albatross. He hears the DJ mention that the company is filing for bankruptcy and kills himself.

Is the elevator relevant? How about the fact that he's a midget?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 9:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Guess #1:

He has been on a deserted island and eaten "albatross," which was really the remains of his deceased wife. He hears the DJ explain how it tastes and realizes that the "albatross" he tasted was completely different. No

Guess #2:

He is the manager of a large company that exports albatross. He hears the DJ mention that the company is filing for bankruptcy and kills himself. No

Is the elevator relevant? Not really How about the fact that he's a midget? Not really
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 10:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the midget rich? Hoping to get rich? In debt? Hoping to get rid of debt? Being threatened to pay up? Did he realize he'd lost a lot of money? someone else's money? Is his job in danger? Does he do something related to albatrosses? Is the albatross mentioned a bird? Or a company? Or a person?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 10:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the midget rich? No Hoping to get rich? Yope In debt? He is now! Hoping to get rid of debt? No Being threatened to pay up? See next answer Did he realize he'd lost a lot of money? Yes!! someone else's money? No Is his job in danger? No Does he do something related to albatrosses? Yes, with certain definition of "albatross" Is the albatross mentioned a bird? Noish Or a company? No Or a person? No
Whirligig (Whirligig)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 10:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Three under par?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 10:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Three under par? YES!!
Whirligig (Whirligig)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 10:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He had made a bet that a certain player would not shoot -3, when the player did?

He was in a tournament and lost the money he had bet because his opponent had shot -3 to beat him?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 10:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He had made a bet that a certain player would not shoot -3, when the player did? Close enough.

He was in a tournament and lost the money he had bet because his opponent had shot -3 to beat him?

**********SPOILER**********

So our midget happens to be an excellent golfer, despite being vertically challenged. On one difficult par 5 hole, he shoots a 2, for a three under par (aka a "double eagle," or "albatross"). In his pride, he bets a large sum to a not-so-savory character that no other player will ever shoot a -3 on that hole, ever again.

A few days later, he's driving to work, and the DJ is talking about the day before, and he mentions that he shot a -3 on that one particular hole. Realizing that he is ruined, he drives back home, takes the "elevator" that he uses to go up the stairs (you know, the kind typically used by those in wheelchairs), gets his gun, and kills himself.

Nice job, Whirligig, for an albatross of your own - that's three in a row of my puzzles you've solved.

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