Here are six new lateral thinking puzzles — play along with us as we try to untangle some perplexing situations using yes-or-no questions.
In the 1850s, a $5 bill featuring Santa Claus was legal tender in the United States.
In 1910 DuPont suggested that “some farmers have a wrong idea about dynamite.”
The sources for this week’s puzzles are below. In a few places we’ve included links to further information — these contain spoilers, so don’t click until you’ve listened to the episode:
Puzzle #1 is from listener Cody Scace.
Puzzle #2 is from listener Jay Graham.
Puzzle #4 is from listener Paul Rippey.
Puzzle #6 is from Greg.
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