View Full Version : situation puzzle II
06-22-03, 10:40 AM
A woman in France in 1959 is waiting in her room, with all the doors
locked from the inside, for her husband to come home. When he arrives, the
house has burned to the ground and she's dead...
06-22-03, 10:45 PM
is this one of those ask a yes or no question till you get the answer? if it is, then was it night time?
06-23-03, 12:36 AM
The hot sun reflected from the woman's large mirror (which I speculate may have been imperfectly flat and therefore focused the sunlight, but I don't know for sure) and heated the lingerie she was wearing to the burning point. She was absorbed in a book at the time and didn't notice the heat until her clothing was afire. Nobody could get to her to help because her doors were locked from the inside.
06-23-03, 12:43 AM
nah dude, that one sucks. Until I get an answer, I'm gonna go with: she was sitting at a candlelit meal, waiting for her husband, accidently knocked a candle over, and since she was wearing a nice dress, burned quite quickly
06-23-03, 07:06 AM
Lightning struck the house, at the very same time there was a gas leak. BOOM.... she's dead, house is gone.
06-23-03, 07:22 AM
She ws in a synagogue?
"Semitism in France is the fourth since 1945, and that each wave was of increasing intensity"
"The waves are of growing intensity. There were more anti-Jewish incidents, including burning of synagogues, in the 1970s than in '59-'60,..."
06-23-03, 04:39 PM
god it looks like you may have plagarized
06-23-03, 07:31 PM
she was very upset her husband left her and she had just finished a very angry, yet romantic, scuicide note.
she turned on the gass and lit a candle layd on her bed and died in a bueatifull firy explosion taking out both the neghbors houses and a woman walking her dog by the street.
i had a difrent theory but seeing as ive already been threated w/ geting banned due to violant posts today im toning it down a smidg...
10-18-03, 08:17 PM
Suicide? Nawww. No one lights themselves on fire to kill themselves. I think she just had a big ass and knocked over the candle on the table. Seems reasonable. lol :p
10-18-03, 08:22 PM
WHAT are you trying to say here fool> how is it a puzzle?
10-19-03, 11:47 AM
The husband doesnt return home for several decades as he left his wife for another woman. His wife at first couldnt except that he was gone and locked herself away but eventually got over him and remarried had several children and led a happy life and died in bed with all of her children and gran-children around her, her final wish was for her old house to be burnt down so that the family could collect the insurance, which her loving family did. So on the original husbands return, the house had been burnt down and his ex-wife was dead.
The puzzle does not say anything about someone else being in the room. So, my theory is that someone got in the house before the husband left, then she locked the doors convinced she was safe. Them the man attacked her. To get rid of the evidence, he burned the house down. However, he started at one corner to provide an exit.
10-19-03, 10:20 PM
Any answer you give, based on reason, will be valid so no point
arguing about it ;)
10-20-03, 12:52 AM
10-20-03, 05:20 PM
The woman in France is a statue of a dead woman. 1959 is the address where the museum is located. Her husband is another statue. Home is Rome. By the time the statue of the husband arrives, Rome has fallen. The woman was already dead.
10-20-03, 05:49 PM
Dang . . . is that it, Mallory?