Bilateral Thinking Puzzles

Q: A man tries the new cologne his wife gave him for his birthday. He goes out to get some food, and is killed. Why?

A: He and a number of other passengers were making a balloon trip in a desperate attempt to flee a country. They drew matches to see who should jump.

Another

This is another thing that seemed funnier a third of the way into writing it, from the Surrealist. 19th August 2005.