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Puzzle. A boy fell off of a 30 meter ladder, but didn’t get hurt. Why not?
He fell from the bottom rung 🙂
It was lying flat on the ground at the time.
Because he was falling in love with a girl on a balcony.
He was in space and everything was already (free) falling
He was a baby bird
He was working on a boat. He did get wet.
That won’t be the cutest answer for sure, but nevertheless:
He was already dead.
The ladder was laying sideways on the floor, and the boy was using it as balance beam.
I love all the answers.
His name was Clark Kent
the ladder was 30 meter wide, but it was not very long or tall
The top of the ladder was next to the window on the side of a building and he just fell through the window to the floor (on the bed was was standing there!).
The question was asked 0.2 seconds after he started falling. Ask again in a few seconds and the answer will be different.
He wore his brand new fall protection harness, a present from his girlfriend.
Zeno’s paradox: The boy cannot fall. First, he must get to 15 meters, but before there, to 7.5 meters, and so on. He will never leave the top… But how did he get there? 🙂
It was the ladder to the diving board and he fell into the water.
“30 meters” was the brand name of the ladder. The actual ladder itself wasn’t that high.
He fell into his mother’s arms.
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