Mental Floss 174

The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: A dead body lies at the bottom of a multistory building. It looks as though they committed suicide by jumping from one of the floors. When the detective arrives, he goes to the first floor of the building, opens the closed window, and flips a coin towards the floor. He goes to the second floor and does the exact same thing. He continues to do this until he gets to the top floor of the building. When he comes back down, he states that it was a murder and not a suicide. How does he know that?

A: They couldn’t have jumped from any of the floors because when the detective went to each floor, all of the windows were closed.

This week’s challenge is:

Q: Nicole went to the police to report that someone had stolen her vintage ring. When the police got to her house they notice that the window was broken, there was a total mess inside, and there were dirty footprints on the carpet. But, there were no other signs of a break-in. The next day, the police arrested Nicole for fraud. Why?

The answer along with a new challenge, next week.

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