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Masked Man

Masked Man

A man was running towards home. When he got there, he saw two men with masks. One was holding a white object that scared him. He turned around immediately and ran the other way. What was the object? Who were the men?

Difficulty: 1/5

Keywords: lateral thinking

Solution

The Solution

I heard this puzzle when I was a kid, and I've loved it ever since.

The man was running towards home plate when he saw the catcher and the umpire. The catcher held the baseball, so the runner turned around and headed towards third.

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