(Or solvable, but after small but significant parts of your brain have started smoking…)
Following the tradition of asinine posts, here’s my contribution for July. Winner gets to ask for a post on whatever they want!
Translation, original Chinese below:
1. The penguin:
One day, a girl cooked something for a boy. (Yes, please ignore the gender stereotypes.) When the boy finished eating, he thought it tasted a bit weird, so asked her what it was. She replied that she had fed him penguin meat. After a few moments deep in thought, the boy began crying and then killed himself. Why?
2. The train:
Someone took the train to see a doctor. After his appointment, he was cured. On the way back, the train went through a tunnel, and the person committed suicide by jumping out the train. Why?
3. The water weeds:
This guy went walking along a river with his girlfriend. He jumped into the water but couldn’t find her, and left sadly. A few years later, he saw an old man fishing at the same river, and the fish he got weren’t covered in weeds. He asked him how he managed to fish so that there were no weeds on the fish, and the old man replied, “You didn’t know? This river never had weeds growing in it.” (Must be some really polluted river then.) The boy suddenly jumped into the river and drowned himself. Why?
4. The funeral:
A woman died, and her second daughter met a handsome stranger at the funeral. After the funeral, however, he disappeared, and the younger sister searched high and low for him, but couldn’t find him… and a month later, the second daughter killed her older sister. Why?
5. The half matchstick:
Someone was found dead in the desert, facing downwards, with half a matchstick tightly held in his hand. His luggage lay next to him in the sand. How did he die?
6. The wood shavings:
There were two dwarves, but only one was needed in the circus. The two decided that the shortest one would join, and on the day of ‘official’ measuring, the shorter one, also blind, committed suicide. His home only contained wooden furniture and shavings. Why did he kill himself?
7. The knock at midnight:
A man lived in a cabin at the top of a mountain. He heard someone knocking on his door at midnight, but when he opened the door there was no one there. He went back to sleep. A while later, someone knocked on the door again. When he went to see, there was no one there again. He went back to bed. This repeated itself several times in the night. In the morning, someone found a corpse at the foot of the mountain, and the police arrested the man living in the cabin. Why?
Go ahead and guess! People who already know, shh! Answers will be posted in a week.
Answers next week. Have fun guessing!