Two years ago, I participated in a nonfiction workshop during the weekend. As an icebreaker, the facilitators (the esteemed Dr. Brion being one of them) hosted a game with unmentioned rules. They'd say a statement or ask us a question and we're forced to draw conclusions. The facilitators would tell us whether our answer was correct or not, and it would go on and on until everyone realized what it was (and for those who didn't get it, we'd stare at them hopelessly).
Anyway, thank God the game Petals Around the Roses wasn't played, or it would have taken me quite awhile to comprehend it. Anyway, feel free to solve the problem. And here's an anecdote of Bill Gates trying to solve it.
The game was courtesy of Rin.