Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Last Chance....

...for a puzzle before Easter. Sorry but I am on a roll cleaning wise and you never know when the feeling will hit again....so......


Can you work this one out?


Romeo and Juliet are found dead on the floor in a bedroom. When they are discovered, there are pieces of glass and some water on the floor. The only furniture in the room is a shelf and a bed. The house in is a remote location, away from everything except for the nearby railway track. What caused the death of Romeo and Juliet?






Good Luck!

Answer: I'm afraid this one was a bit of a trick question!

Romeo and Juliet were fish in a bowl. The rumble of the train caused the bowl to smash on the floor. All the water spilled out, leaving poor R & J flapping about until the end......

Quite a few of you knew the answer though!



20 comments:

belle said...

ooh ooh I know this one :o) Not sure I should give it away this early on ...?

the mother of this lot said...

It's okay Belle, I've got the comments hidden till I publish them.

Maggie May said...

Was just about to go for a shower, & now this is nagging at me!
MMMMHHHHHHH!
Didn't the real Romeo & Juliet die by poisoning & a knife? Soooooo is this trick?
Could be that they were in bed, when the shelf collapsed & the glass of water fell on them & shattered & a piece of glass entered both their hearts.
A bit unlikely!
Why the railway line was mentioned I do not know!

Grit said...

Hamlet did it. King Lear will take the rap, but he can always plead insanity.

Em said...

A train went by and the vibration caused the bowl of water on the shelf to fall on the floor. Thus destroying the home of Romeo and Juliet (the goldfish).

The Rotten Correspondent said...

They're 100 years old each and they've died of old age?

At the same time?

Maybe not...

Renae said...

Okay, will you still love me if I cheated? For the life of me, I couldn't figure this one out. And because I didn't want to lie awake all night, I cheated. Please forgive me! LOL

Here, straight from riddles.com :

Romeo and Juliet are fish. The rumble of the train knocked the tank off the shelf.

So funny!

Praying for you, my friend.

Come to the States and clean my house - I will provide bed and breakfast and all the coffee you can drink. :-)

Adrienne said...

Romeo and Juliet are fish and the train caused the tank to fall off the shelf.

Amrita said...

The poison of course. This is a trick question.

Kitty said...

Dear TMOTL

Kitty is very sorry but she can't take part in today's puzzle as her LSD is particularly bad today.

Yours, erm ... a person qualified to send this note.

Flutterby said...

Maggie May's answer sounds good to me. One addition - it was a train thundering by on the rail line that caused the shelf to collapse.

Milla said...

I know this one, because the kids did it as a lunchtime puzzle. So I'm with Belle and won't give it away.

Frog in the Field said...

Well it's obvious isn't it?
They had a fatal row over who was going to clean the fridge....

Jennifer said...

I worked it out...but only because google is such a wonderful tool!

Working mum said...

I know this one too. We have Courtney and Curtly (named after the cricketers), but luckily they are on a cupboard and we don't have trains. Is this too much of a giveaway?

Suburbia said...

I am soooo rubish at this sort of thing! My brain has already shut down for the weekend!

Daryl E said...

they died of starvation .. they died of lack of enterainment .. the train jumped the tracks, caused the glass to break and the shards of glass pierced their hearts .. all of the above .. none of the above .. doing this has helped me escape from packing the office .. :)

Manic Mother Of Five said...

I don't know and I'm sorry at this moment in time I don't care. Sorry to be such a party pooper but I have sick children and a sick children and am soooo tired I can;t think straight.... I know you know how I feel..... Sympathy received any time thank you...

X

Casdok said...

Ummmm...will think on this one!

CrazyCath said...

Missed out on this one.

Lots of very clever peeps who can think abstractly come here!