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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. 

askreddit stories about how people got out of escape rooms
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cheryl's birthday logic problem
Via NY Times
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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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