Bilateral Thinking Puzzles

Q: A man sitting on a park bench reads a newspaper article headlined 'Death At Sea' and knows that a murder was committed. How does he know?

A: When the man tasted albatross he realized that he had never tasted it before. This meant that the meat he had been given on the island was not albatross as he had been told. He correctly deduced that he had eaten the flesh of his son who had died when they first reached the island.


This is another thing that seemed funnier a third of the way into writing it, from the Surrealist. 19th August 2005.