Did the physical change occur in Switzerland or on the train? In Switzerland.
Was the physical change on or within the torso? No
On or within the head? Yes
On or within the arms and hands? No
On or within the legs and feet? No
Did it involve internal organs? No
The "on or within" bit is due to the confusion over external or not. Thanks! That does help!
He would have committed suicide if on the non-smoking car . . . .: Is the fact that you can smoke or not smoke in each car of relevance to the riddle? Yes.
Is there an important difference, other than the ability to smoke or not smoke cigarettes, between the smoking and the non-smoking car? No.
Is anyone else on the train besides him of relevance to the riddle? No.
I like that question that SharonKay posed, about whether or not he got a sex change. It would answer the confusion over whether it was an external or internal change admirably.
Waaaaiiiiit. Um, was there a person on the non-smoking car that, if the man had seen this person, or if they had seen each other (thatâ€™s two questions!!), would have caused our man to commit suicide? No.
Iâ€™ve got the beginnings of an idea. Which you may have to crush, depending on your answer. Right now Iâ€™m thinking something rather bizarre, and just for kicks (mine and everyone elseâ€™s) I will suggest it: Was the man a she who fell for a woman, got a sex change in Swizterland (and wouldâ€™ve committed suicide if it failed), got on the train, but unbeknownst to our new man (dun-dun-duuuuun) the woman she fell for was on the non-smoking train and had ALSO gotten a sex change. So they were right back where they started! Ack! And he would have killed himself in his agooony (see Bugs Bunny for how to say agony) if he had seen her . . . I mean him. This is probably wrong, but it makes a great story! It's very wrong but interesting.
So Obi how does it feel to be on the other side, asking the questions?