Monday, December 15, 2008

Riddle #35: The cabin

Here's the latest riddle (sorry I'm late putting it up):

You are hiking in the mountains. You discover a cabin with two dead people in it. Immediately you know the cause of death. Although there is no food in the cabin, they did not die of hunger. Although it is cold in the cabin, they did not die of hypothermia or exposure. What was the cause of death?

The correct answer has been guessed. To read it, see the comments section.

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12 comments:

  1. Was it because they were killed by a bear (or other wild creature) who was after the food? The bear would have scattered the food containers, eaten all the food, and left the door open.

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  2. No, they weren't killed by a wild creature.

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  3. I've actually heard this one, so I'm not playing this week. Just wanted to let you know I was still around.:-)

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  4. Was it because of the higher altitude (lack of oxygen)?

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  5. No, they did not die because of the higher altitude and lack of oxygen.

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  6. No, they didn't kill each other.

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  7. OK, forgive me for hurrying this along, Marcia. I just want to make sure there's a new one soon. :-)

    You say they did not die because of the higher altitude. But isn't it true that, in a way, altitude was a factor?

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  8. Yes, Cathy, I would say that altitude was involved.

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  9. These bodies are found in an aircraft cabin after a plane crash.

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  10. Yes, Mike that's correct! Good job!

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  11. oh my goodness.. you freaking genius!!!! that took me forever to think of that haha i thought of a boat before i thought of a airplane.

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