Lateral Thinking Riddles

Lateral thinking puzzles involve solving problems through an indirect and creative approach, using reasoning that is not immediately obvious, thinking out of the box and involving ideas that may not be obtainable by using only traditional step-by-step logic.

George Manly Murder

It’s 6pm and George Manly was murdered. Yet no murderer was found.

But the cops got witnesses. There were 5 other people in the house at the time of George’s murder.

The chef said he was cooking dinner. The gardener said she was gardening. The auntie said she was playing chess with her brother. The wife said she was watching TV. And the grandfather said he was on his wheelchair.

So who murdered George Manly?

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