Brain Teaser – The What and Whodunit Mystery – “A lateral Challenge”

The gym was generally crowded at lunch hour, and part of the reason was that Sam Slug, Sid Shady, Slip Shod and Art Bragg always attended.  Following their workout the four would regularly retire to the sauna.  Sam and Sid read magazines, Slip always brought a thermos with a drink, and Art just talked about the next million-dollar deal he was working on.  One day when they left the sauna they realized Art had not come out.  When they went back in to check on him they found him with a deep stab-wound through his heart.  Detective Shadow searched the sauna for clues and questioned the three witnesses but discovered no evidence of the murder weapon.  Even the autopsy failed to reveal the weapon used.  One of the three men was the murderer. Who did it and how did he do it?

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Hint #1 – The murder weapon would never stand up to the “heat” of a thorough investigation.
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Hint #2 – There’s only one weapon that would totally disappear in those conditions.

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Answer - Art was murdered by Slip, who brought an ice dagger into the sauna in his thermos.  After Slip stabbed Art the icicle melted removing the evidence.

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“If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried”

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Question used courtesy of MindTrap™ Games Inc. For additional lateral thinking challenges, visit www.mindtrapgames.com

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