"Wait a minute, this isn't Albatross!" (Awful riddles thread)


#2201

I got my arm stuck in one of those once.


#2202

was someone trying to gas you?


#2203

I probably broke wind in terror and came close to gassing myself.


#2204

Well done Raanraals and Boothy who collectively solved the gas case.

Here’s another.


#2205

Pat wanted Mike’s life insurance money, killed him, saw the bit of paper (which was a letter saying his policy had been cancelled), had a heart attack and died.


#2206

Hang on, let me read the card. It’s been ages.


#2207

Pat didn’t want Mike’s insurance money.

Pat didn’t kill Mike.

He didn’t see the paper.

The paper wasn’t about a policy.

Pat didn’t have a heart attack.

But you know, apart from that…


#2208

So I was right that Pat died.


#2209

Is the paper a suicide note?


#2210

Pat killed Mike just how he intended to. Then he wrote a shopping list. The combined exertion of the two activities was such that he felt like he needed a sit down, so he did. Then he died.


#2211

Did Pat die of a very severe paper cut?


#2212

Are they identical twins?


#2213

Yes, Pat is dead.

Well done, Sherlock.


#2214

Yes!


#2215

Does this involve hitting the skillet to make a loud bang so that ~scrolls up~ Mike has a heart attack from the shock?


#2216

Is the brother already dead when skillet man walks into the room?


#2217

See above.

Pat didn’t write anything.

Pat did sit down.

He did die.


#2218

No. Not ludicrous though, for sure.


#2219

Yes, Mike is already dead.


#2220

so the paper is Mike’s suicide note? it reveals a piece of information so guilt-inducing and heartbreaking that the would be murderer can’t live with himself and kills himself (the dent in Mike’s head isn’t a Skillet but a bullet or something else self-inflicted)