How did the man hang himself

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Re: How did the man hang himself

Postby Xenomortis » Fri May 15, 2015 11:46 am UTC

He stood on a block of ice and waited for it to melt.
Bad choice - he'd slowly die of strangulation instead of breaking his neck.

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Re: How did the man hang himself

Postby SPACKlick » Fri May 15, 2015 11:51 am UTC

There are lots of solutions from the limited information given
The family of solutions where he climbed on a non melting object which, because the floor was wet, slipped all the way out of the room when he kicked it out from under him
The family of solutions that involve holes in the ceiling, floor, wall allowing the means of escalation to escape
The family of solutions that involve third parties (assisted suicide/murder/unwitting accomplice/accident)

Then there's the maglev leaking coolant since no rope or beam is in the room for the man to hang himself in the traditional sense.

The puzzle is poorly framed.

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Re: How did the man hang himself

Postby jestingrabbit » Sun May 24, 2015 9:32 am UTC

This is one of those lateral thinking things and the forum isn't really for them. lock'd
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