The Man who Hanged Himself

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There is a large wooden barn which is completely empty except for a dead man hanging from the middle of the central rafter. The rope around his neck is ten feet long and his feet are three feet off the ground. The nearest wall is 20 feet away from the man. It is not possible to climb up the walls or along the rafters. The man hanged himself. How did he do it?

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ravi Expert Asked on 22nd July 2015 in Interview Puzzles.
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    He climbed on a block of ice which has since melted.
    This one is often stated with the clue of a puddle of water, but surely this is too much assistance. It is one of several problems which depend on the change of state of water (snow or ice to water or steam).

    John123 Expert Answered on 22nd July 2015.
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