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Stupid Things Escape Room Players Did

Escape rooms are a strange chance to see what people will do when they're left up to their own wits. Usually it ends with idiots smashing props with hammers, smuggling tools in and trying to escape through very real air ducts and sewers. Escape room employees see some weird stuff.

Stupid things people tried in escape rooms askreddit | LordSnooBoo 13.6k points 2 days ago One them believed clue inside them puzzle pieces
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Stupid Ways People Tried to Solve Escape Rooms

People are really bad at escaping from escape rooms. They'll totally miss obvious clues, disregard warnings to not break things, and even bring in their own tools to escape more effectively. One wonders why you'd deliberately sabotage your own experience you've paid money to have, but sometimes you just have to let people do dumb things.

Stupid ways people tried to get out of escape rooms | post by shit_m_lady woman pulled out power drill her purse and exclaimed she'd have them out there no time actually had go and explain yes goal is escape but 's more fun actually do puzzles and try solve room. Also who carries power drill their purse?
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20 of the Most Absurd Things People Have Done to Solve Escape Rooms

In modern life, we're not really faced with life-or-death challenges anymore. Most things are already worked out for us, and if they aren't, we can solve things pretty quickly. So what happens when people are put in the closest situation to life-or-death scenarios we'll have in this modern world: escape rooms? Well, let me just say that things get weird. It seems like humans have lost the resourcefulness and quick thinking that we once needed to survive. I don't need to say any more. Just read on. Or if you're all for the direction humanity is heading in, take a look at the pet drama that's hot on AskReddit right now. You read that right. 

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Via NY Times:

Originally, Mr. Kong said this was a problem inflicted on fifth-graders, leading to hand-wringing that Singapore children were way better at math than everyone else in the world and worries that Singapore children were being mentally abused with convoluted logic at a young age.

It turned out the problem actually came from a math olympiad test for math-savvy high school-age students.

If you're having trouble here's the answer.

And here's the post that started it all.

50 shades of grey word puzzle, what a world we live in!
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The parents of Westmoreland County students, were not as entertained. You could go so far to say they were furious. I think they were so angry because they didn't know what some of these words meant, and felt like they were missing out. 

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