Lateral Thinking. 01 A man in a lift. A man lives on the tenth floor of a building. Every day he takes the elevator to go down to the ground floor to go to work or to . The term lateral thinking was coined by Edward De Bono to denote a creative Lateral-thinking puzzle puzzles are usually played in a group, with one person. LATERAL THINKING PUZZLES. ********************************. Background: A man is lying dead in a telephone booth. The receiver is hanging at the end of its.

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Hey, I am Paul Sloane, the author of this book and I would much prefer it if you bought a copy! My books of lateral thinking puzzles are available from site. 50 Brain Teasers and Lateral Thinking Puzzles. Compiled by David Koutsoukis. 1 . What starts with an E, ends with an E and usually contains only one letter?. Lateral Thinking Puzzles. The term 'lateral thinking' was coined by Edward de Bono to denote a problem-solving style that involves looking at the given situation.

The Puzzles Puzzle 1. The man in the Elevator A man lives on the tenth floor of a building. Every day he takes the elevator to go down to the ground floor to go to work or to go shopping. When he returns he takes the elevator to the seventh floor and walks up the stairs to reach his apartment on the tenth floor. He hates walking so why does he do it? This is probably the best known and most celebrated of all lateral thinking puzzles. It is a true classic. Although there are many possible solutions which fit the initial conditions, only the canonical answer is truly satisfying. A man walks into a bar and asks the barman for a glass of water. The barman pulls out a gun and points it at the man.

He hates walking so why does he do it?

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This is probably the best known and most celebrated of all lateral thinking puzzles. It is a true classic. Although there are many possible solutions which fit the initial conditions, only the canonical answer is truly satisfying. A man walks into a bar and asks the barman for a glass of water.

The barman pulls out a gun and points it at the man. The man says 'Thank you' and walks out. This puzzle has claims to be the best of the genre. It is simple in its statement, absolutely baffling and yet with a completely satisfying solution.

Most people struggle very hard to solve this one yet they like the answer when they hear it or have the satisfaction of figuring it out. The man had hiccups. The barman recognized this from his speech and drew the gun in order to give him a shock. It worked and cured the hiccups - so the man no longer needed the water. Not far from Madrid, there is a large wooden barn. The barn 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? A man is lying dead in a field. Next to him there is an unopened package. There is no other creature in the field.

How did he die? The man had jumped from a plane but his parachute had failed to open. It is the unopened package. This is sometimes given with the following rather elegant clue - as he approached the centre of the field he knew he was going to die. This is another of the top classics which is right up there with 'The Man in the Bar'. If the solver is thinking along the wrong lines i. Anthony and Cleopatra are lying dead on the floor of a villa in Egypt.

Nearby is a broken bowl.

There is no mark on either of their bodies and they were not poisoned. How did they die?

Anthony and Cleopatra were goldfish whose bowl was knocked over by a clumsy dog. This is one of a set of puzzles which deceive by using human names for animals.

This is not a very satisfactory basis for a good puzzle but despite that, the puzzle has enduring popularity. A woman had two sons who were born on the same hour of the same day of the same year. But they were not twins. How could this be so?

They were two of a set of triplets or quadruplets etc. This puzzle has claims to be the best of the genre. It is simple in its statement, absolutely baffling and yet with a completely satisfying solution. Most people struggle very hard to solve this one yet they like the answer when they hear it or have the satisfaction of figuring it out. Answer : The man had hiccups. The barman recognized this from his speech and drew the gun in order to give him a shock.

It worked and cured the hiccups - so the man no longer needed the water.

50 Brain Teasers and Lateral Thinking Puzzles

The is a simple puzzle to state but a difficult one to solve. It is a perfect example of a seemingly irrational and incongruous situation having a simple and complete explanation. Amazingly this classic puzzle seems to work in different cultures and languages. Puzzle 3. The barn 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? Answer : 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. Puzzle 4. Death in a Field A man is lying dead in a field. Next to him there is an unopened package. There is no other creature in the field. How did he die?

It is the unopened package. This is sometimes given with the following rather elegant clue - as he approached the centre of the field he knew he was going to die.

This is another of the top classics which is right up there with 'The Man in the Bar'. If the solver is thinking along the wrong lines i. Puzzle 5.

Challenging Lateral Thinking Puzzles

Anthony and Cleopatra Anthony and Cleopatra are lying dead on the floor of a villa in Egypt. Nearby is a broken bowl. There is no mark on either of their bodies and they were not poisoned. How did they die?

This is one of a set of puzzles which deceive by using human names for animals. This is not a very satisfactory basis for a good puzzle but despite that, the puzzle has enduring popularity. Puzzle 6.

The Coal, Carrot and Scarf Five pieces of coal, a carrot and a scarf are lying on the lawn. Nobody put them on the lawn but there is a perfectly logical reason why they should be there.

What is it? Answer : They were used by children who made a snowman. The snow has now melted. Another change of state puzzle. After this you should be on the look-out for them! Puzzle 7. Trouble with Sons A woman had two sons who were born on the same hour of the same day of the same year. But they were not twins.

How could this be so?

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