The riddle Who was Mrs. Smith’s killer? has resurrected, yet the internet doesn’t accept the correct response since people defend their own opinions.
We’ve got a murder mystery on our hands as the week gets underway with yet another brainteaser. The mystery first circulated in April 2022, but after looking at several solutions, we can perfectly see why it’s confounding the internet once more.
The British TikTok founder Mark Mud’s viral mystery has received 18.5 million views as of this writing. The woman who was slain was either by her husband, the gardener, the maid, the chef, or the butler—all of whom were conveniently engaged in other tasks at the time of the murder.
Who Killed Mrs. Smith Riddle?
On a Sunday evening, Mrs. Smith was murdered in her house.
At the time of the murder, there were five individuals living there. When Mrs. Smith was killed, the police inquire what they were doing.
To identify the murderer, carefully read the following five witness accounts.
“I was making dinner,” said the chef.
Mr. Smith: “I was using my telescope to view the stars in the garden.”
I was pruning the trees, the gardener said.
“I was arranging the supper table,” said the maid.
Butler: “I was getting wine for the banquet in the cellar.”
Do you have a suspect in mind? For the solution, scroll down.
Because “it was on an evening and you can’t see stars on an evening,” as one follower remarked, Mark revealed the answer to be Mr. Smith.
Another thought stars wouldn’t be visible, to which he answered, “Absolutely.
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TikTok Convinced It’s the Shifty Gardener
Players have expressed confusion over the term “evening” because different people have different definitions of what time of day constitutes evening.
Tom Skilling, a meteorologist for WGN-TV, defines evening as 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Google describes it as the period of time from six o’clock to bedtime, which begs the question of what the generally accepted bedtime is. It seems to be around ten o’clock.
However, Reference.com notes that the term “evening” can be used to represent the time from 12 p.m. until just before sunset in some parts of the southern US and the Midlands region of England. Having said that, the period of time after 12 o’clock is often considered the afternoon.
In relation to the riddle, many viewers assert that Mr. Smith’s response cannot be accurate because stars can be seen in the evening, especially during the winter when the sun sets as early as 4 p.m.
One jokingly asked, “Do stars not come out in the evening in your part of the planet.”
The gardener, who is curiously working overtime in the evening, is being blamed by the majority of online riddlers. How on earth can a gardener prune trees in low light, though?
“I don’t get this. Nighttime means evening, according to another. Why is it acceptable for a gardener to prune trees in the dark but not for Mr. Smith to be able to view the stars?
Instead, a third group believes the chef committed the murder while pretending to be cooking dinner.
Players who successfully responded, according to TikToker Mark, “could be a psychopath” in the eyes of the police or just extraordinarily good at puzzle games.