Murder in a Car

The police found a murdered man in a car. The windows of the car were raised, the doors were locked, and the keys were inside, in the man’s hands. The man was shot several times with a gun, but there were no holes anywhere on the car. How is this possible?

The car was convertible, with the top retracted back.

Short Friends

Two very short friends, John and Jack, were living together in an apartment. Since they used to lose their apartment key very often, they decided to leave it on top of the door frame when they leave home. In order to reach the key, John was climbing on Jack’s shoulders and thus taking it down from the frame. However, John was the taller and the heavier guy of the two. Why didn’t Jack climb on his shoulders instead?

The reason is that as being taller, John also had longer arms. If Jack climbed on John’s shoulders, he wouldn’t have reached the key.

Three Doors

Somehow, you end up in a room that has three doors. Behind the first door, there is a deadly poisonous gas. Behind the second door, there are trained assassins with knives. Behind the third door, there are lions that have not eaten in years. Which door would you choose to open?

You should open the door with the lions. If they have not eaten in years, they will be dead already.

Six Friends Camping

Monday, six friends went camping. Tuesday, John, Jack, and James cooked some mushrooms. Wednesday came and they ate the mushrooms. Thursday found them dead. Exactly one friend survived, how come?

The six friends are called John, Jack, James, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. John, Jack, James, and Tuesday cooked the mushrooms. Wednesday joined them and they ate the mushrooms. Thursday was the one to find them dead, so he is the survivor.

Two Barbers

There are only two barbers in one town. One of the barbers has a neat haircut and a clean working place. The other barber’s haircut is a total mess and his working place is dirty. Which barber would you choose to give you a haircut and why?

You should choose the second barber. Since there are only two barbers, the chances are that they give each other haircuts. Also, probably the second barber’s salon is dirtier because he has lots of work and does not have time to clean up properly.

The Silent Parrot

A person enters a pet shop and sees a beautiful parrot. The seller guarantees him that the bird repeats everything it hears, so the person buys it. However, when he goes back home and tests the bird, it turns out that it doesn’t say a word. The buyer goes to the shop to complain to the seller, but the seller argues he has not lied. How is this possible?

The parrot is deaf.