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1. The music stops, and a woman dies.

How is this possible?

2. A man walks into a bar. He asks the bartender for a glass of water. The bartender pulls out a revolver which he points at the man. The man thanks the bartender and leaves the bar.

Why did the man thank the bartender?

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Why did the man thank the bartender?

The man had murdered someone with the gun without leaving his fingerprints on it. Then he placed it where the bartender could easily get it. Now the gun has the bartender's fingerprints on it.

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1. The music stops, and a woman dies.

How is this possible?

The woman is singing/playing the music.

Gokul43201
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2. A man walks into a bar. He asks the bartender for a glass of water. The bartender pulls out a revolver which he points at the man. The man thanks the bartender and leaves the bar.

Why did the man thank the bartender?

The woman was very tiny...very, very tiny. And she was sitting on a chair, one of several being used by a bunch of rowdy, drunken Scotsmen playing musical chairs.

Gib Z
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Rofl nice Gokul, gotta love the logic.

1. The music stops, and a woman dies.

How is this possible?
The solution to the first puzzle is as follows:

The woman is a tightrope walker in a circus. Her act consists of walking the rope blindfolded, accompanied by music, without a net. The conductor is supposed to stop the music when she reaches the end of the rope, signaling that it's safe to step off onto the platform. That day, the usual conductor was ill. The substitute stopped the music early resulting in her untimely demise.

Reference: http://www.rinkworks.com/brainfood/s/latreal17.shtml

The solution to the second puzzle as posted by Gokul43201 is perfectly correct.

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Death of a "snake charmer"

She plays her flute in front of a big deadly cobra.
At certain point of her performance she judges the
snake is hypnotized enough to allow *kiss*.
In a try to touch cobra's head with her lips she puts away the flute.
Unfortunately, her judgement prooves to be wrong this time.
Cobra bites her.
The end.
:tongue:

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