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Crime and mystery have been a part of the arts for centuries because many people find the drama in them complex and entertaining. Here are a few things about mysteries you may not know:
  • A detective is any person who solves mysteries to make a living.
  • The median pay of an investigator is almost $22 hourly in the United States.
  • It is not really feasible for any detective to know the size of a bullet by examining a single wound.
  • Some police departments only require a high school diploma (+ experience) for detective positions.
  • Jack The Ripper is the name given to a string of still unsolved prostitute murders in late 19th century London.
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    Fifty One Bicycles

    The man was playing a poker game and cheated. The bicycles are a type of card.
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    Two Chemistry Students Walk Into A Bar

    "H2O too" sounds like "H2O2", which is hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is a poison and can be deadly if its concentration in water is sufficiently high.
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    A Crime On Freemont Street

    How can the murderer shoot him in the stomach if he came up behind the man?
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    Oil Smuggling Riddle

    Bill is the suspect, if read upside down the numbers read "Bill is boss. He sells oil."
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    Conviction By Jury Riddle

    The man was guilty because he was watching the jury and not the door, because he knew she wouldnt be walking in.
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    A Woman Shoots Her Husband

    She is taking and developing a photograph of her husband.
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    Albatross Boat Riddle

    The two men were stranded out in the ocean with a third man when they were beginning to stave. When an albatross landed on their life boat and died they finally had food but it was not enough to feed all three of them. They drew straws and the looser was killed and eaten. They mixed up the human meat and the albatross meat so neither person would know what they were eating. After being rescued, the friends went to eat real Albatross and the man who killed himself realized that he was the one that ate his friend.
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    A New Town By The Ocean

    On the mans way back to bed he turned the power off to the light house.
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    The Iced Tea

    The poison was in the ice. When the girl drank the iced tea, the ice was still fully frozen. Gradually, as the ice cubes melted the poison was released into the drink.
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    A Dark Room

    Stop imagining.
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    Who Are These Men?

    A Catcher and Umpire.
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    1. Why did the private eye refuse to share his case files? He didn't want to spill the beans.

    2. When the detective walked into the haunted mansion, he wondered who was dead and who was living. It was a real whodunit.

    3. The thief who robbed the bank was caught when he tried to deposit a bag of coins. Turns out, he had a change of heart.

    4. The missing professor's whereabouts were finally discovered when they followed his trail of breadcrumbs. He was on a research trip to the Gingerbread House.

    5. The magician who vanished on stage baffled audiences for years. Turns out, he was just a master of Alaca-tricks.

    6. The detective assigned to investigate the case of the stolen artwork decided to take a SIESTA. He found the thief just in time for TEA.

    7. The suspenseful thriller movie was so intense, it had the audience on the edge of their seats. It was really a nail-biting experience.

    8. The police officer arrived at the scene of the crime, only to find a banana lying next to the victim. It was a real fruit mystery.

    9. The missing necklace was found in the most unlikely place – inside a box of cereal. The thief must have been feeling pretty cereal about their decision.

    10. The forensics team discovered that the victim had been murdered with a slice of cheese. It was a real dairy tale.

    11. The detective was having a tough time finding clues at the scene of the crime, until he stumbled upon a stray noodle. It was a real pasta mystery.

    12. The detective duo discovered that the suspect had a sweet tooth. They called him the Candy Killer.

    13. The thief's getaway car was found abandoned with a bag of potato chips on the seat. It was clear that they had a chip on their shoulder when they pulled off the heist.

    14. The missing diamond was found at the bottom of a fish tank. It was a real fin-tastic discovery.

    15. The suspect tried to escape by jumping over a fence, but got stuck halfway. The police knew he wasn't going anywhere – he was caught between a rock and a hard place.

    16. The detective walked into a dark and eerie room, only to find a group of ghosts playing poker. It was a real spook-tacular sight.

    17. The police chief was presented with a fake badge, but was able to spot the imposter thanks to his eagle-eyed vision. The fake badge was a real foul play.

    18. The missing person was finally found hiding under a pile of dirty laundry. It was a real thread-ing mystery.

    19. The detective noticed that the suspect had a tattoo of a pineapple on his arm. He knew he had cracked the fruit case wide open.

    20. The detective arrived at the crime scene, only to find that the victim had been killed by a swarm of bees. It was a real buzz-kill of a case.

    21. The thief's fingerprints were found on a jar of peanut butter. That's when they realized, it was a real nutty crime.

    22. The detective knew he was close to solving the case when he discovered a pair of shoes that didn't match the outfit the suspect was wearing. It was a real fashion faux-pas.

    23. The missing artifact was finally found at the back of a kitchen cabinet. The thief must have had a taste for antique utensils.

    24. The detective solved the case of the missing cat when he realized the cat had been hiding in plain sight – under the suspect's coat. It was a real purr-fect mystery.

    25. The detective was at a loss for clues until he found a single toothpick on the floor. He knew he had to find the missing tooth.

    26. The missing person was discovered locked in a candy store. It was a real sweet escape.

    27. The detective traced the hidden message on a piece of parchment paper to an ancient recipe for lasagna. It was a real saucy case.

    28. The thief was caught red-handed with a stolen painting hidden in a stack of pancakes. It was a real flapjack robbery.

    29. The detective discovered that the real culprit behind the missing jewels was a parrot who had swallowed them. It was a real feathered mystery.

    30. The missing family heirloom was found hidden in a tree. It must have been a real family tree.

    31. The detective found a mysterious hooded figure lurking around the crime scene. It was a real cloak and dagger operation.

    32. The suspect tried to deny knowing anything about the stolen watch, but it was clear from the ticking sound in his pocket that he was a real time-troublemaker.

    33. The detective discovered that the ghost haunting the mansion was actually the maid who had been wrongly accused of stealing. She was a real sheet-wearing maid-of-honor.

    34. The thief hid among a group of mannequins to evade the police, but was caught thanks to the detective's sharp eye for detail. It was a real dummy move.

    35. The detective solved the case of the missing diamond necklace when she realized it was hidden inside the purse of a wealthy socialite. It was a real high-society mystery.

    36. The missing person was found inside a snowman. The detective must have been a real frosty investigator.

    37. The detective discovered that the suspect was the owner of a dodgeball team, and had been using their skills to dodge the law. It was a real ball-game for the police.

    38. The missing artifact was found inside a book titled The Secret Garden. The thief must have been a real bookworm.

    39. The detective solved the case of the missing wedding ring when he found it stuck inside a jar of honey. It was a real sticky situation.

    40. The thief disguised themselves as the ghost of the mansion to pull off the heist. It was a real haunting scheme.

    41. The detective discovered that the suspect had been using a fake identity, and was actually a famous Hollywood star. It was a real Hollywood mystery.

    42. The missing document was found inside a fortune cookie. It was a real cookie-cutter case.

    43. The detective found a shoe print at the crime scene that didn't match the suspect's shoes. It was a real sole survivor.

    44. The suspect tried to flee the country, but was caught at the airport thanks to the detective's eagle-eyed vision. It was a real airport chase.

    45. The missing treasure was found inside a pirate's chest. It was a real pirate's treasure.

    46. The detective discovered that the thief had been painting fake masterpieces and selling them as the real deal. It was a real artful dodger.

    47. The missing person was found at the top of a mountain, where they had been hiding from the law. It was a real mountain of a case.

    48. The detective solved the case of the missing jewel when she realized it had been embedded into the suspect's tooth. It was a real tooth and nail investigation.

    49. The thief was caught at the scene of the crime eating a piece of pizza. It was a real slice of evidence.

    50. The detective discovered that the real culprit behind the heist was a group of cats who had been trained to steal. It was a real cat burglar plot.
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