These teasers are old school. Reminds me of the one about the guy in a phone booth with arms stretched right out through the glass of the booth, fishing rod outside the booth, phone off the hook and he's dead. What happened? I know that answer, not this one but here I go. I know these things aren't logical and as such this probably won't be the right answer, but here I go. Maybe when he dropped the brick, the fact he had dropped the weight from his hands may have caused his hands to become suddenly lighter and fling himself in the nose as his mind wasn't paying attention.
As he attempts to pick up the brick, he's leans over too quickly and hits his nose on his work bench or tools. OR The strain of dropping a "brick" caused a vessel in the nose to "break." (Sorry for that, couldn't think of anything else)
I do not believe that the man dropping the brick impacts his nose being broken, nonetheless, the man dropping the brick does not mean that he dropped the brick on himself. The statement, "A man drops a brick. He doens't intend to hurt himself'" means that he drops a brick without hurting himself, unless he is laying on his back with a brick in the air and drops the brick on his nose accidentally. In this case, he may be trying to prove a point to his face!
A man is holding a brick in the middle of the woods when an alien space craft abducts him. As he is being beamed up, his grip on the brick loosens and it falls on the tail of a beaver who happened to be passing by. The beaver, in anger, hurls the brick at the space craft, causing the abduction beam to falter, ultimately dropping the man back to Earth.
The man thanks the beaver and asks 'How can I repay you for saving me from the aliens?' The beaver tells the man to buy him a bottle of bourbon.
When the man is in the liquor store selecting the beaver's reward, he tells the owner about being saved by the most amazing beaver he has ever encountered and asks which bourbon would make the best gift of gratitude. "I've met a lot of beavers, but this one does things I never knew beavers could do!" The owner of the liquor store thinks the man is talking about his wife, the town whore, and punches the man in the face.
(With these old school brain teasers it's virtually impossible to answer "wrong." Any answer that includes a brick and a broken nose is technically correct. )
The man is a physics tester and is demonstrating the law of energy conservation by tying the brick to a string hanging from the ceiling. He pulls the brick back and puts it right up to his nose and lets go. Because of air friction, the brick should lose some speed and thus miss the teacher's nose on the return swing. Unfortunately, this time the teacher accidentally gives the brick a little push. It returns with too much force and breaks his nose..
I'm disappointed. Are you sure that's the correct answer? It sounds like just one more highly implausible reason like we've been coming up with here - especially, as Jan has pointed out, you said he 'dropped' - not 'released' the brick. I vote the prize goes to Phoenix8 for the best answer. The idiom "Drop a brick" (or 'drop a bombshell') means to announce some shocking news. "He loudly announced at a party that he was running off with his best friends wife". Dropping a brick like that is certainly one way to get your nose broken.
It was raining bricks ... He was walking down the street and suddenly a brick dropped down in front of him. He picked it up confused and looked around. He looked up to realized thousands of bricks falling from the sky. He not only broke his nose but he died, along with 1,000 people in a small town in Boulder, Colorado ... its quite a shame actually. Those bricks could have made some fine houses
These puzzles are always hard, because these aren't the way they are supposed to be given These are creative thinking puzzles, and how they are usually done is by asking questions. Each person participating can ask a question, in turn, and the response needs to be either a "yes" or a "no."
So if 5 people were participating in this logic game, they would ask questions like: "Is the brick attached to anything?" Yes "Is the brick being moved by gravity?" Yes "Is anyone else involved?" No "Is the man trying to prove a point." Yes "Is the man running a science experiment?" Yes
I used to do a lot of these as a kid, but the funny thing is that teachers never know how they are supposed to work, so they never prove their point!
The point of these puzzles are not brain teasers, but rather deductive reasoning