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Old March 5th, 2015, 02:21 PM
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Lateral puzzle

1. There is a man who lives on the top floor of a very tall building. Every day he takes the elevator down to the ground floor to leave the building to go to work. Upon returning from work though, he can only travel half way up in the lift and has to walk the rest of the way unless it's raining! Why?

2. A man and his son are in a car accident. The father dies on the scene, but the child is rushed to the hospital. When he arrives the surgeon says "I can't operate on this boy, he is my son!" How can this be?

3. A man is wearing black. Black shoes, socks, trousers, jumper, gloves and balaclava. He is walking down a black street with all the street lamps off. A black car is coming towards him with its lights off too but somehow manages to stop in time. How did the driver see the man?

4. One day Kerry celebrated her birthday. Two days later her younger twin brother, Terry, celebrated his birthday. Why?

5. Why is it better to have round manhole covers than square ones? This is logical rather than lateral, but it is a good puzzle which can be solved by lateral thinking techniques. It is supposedly used by a very well-known software company as an interview question for prospective employees.

6. A man went to a party and drank some of the punch. He then left early. Everyone else at the party who drank the punch subsequently died of poisoning. Why did the man not die?

7. A man died and went to Heaven. There were thousands of other people there. They were all naked and all looked as if they had died at the age of 21. He looked around to see if there was anyone he recognized. He saw a couple and he knew immediately that they were Adam and Eve. How did he know?

8. 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?

9. 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.

10. My favourite logical puzzle is:
Two men come to a river. There is a boat that can carry only one man at a time. They cross. Explain.

11. One cup is half full of tea, the other half full of coffee. You take a spoon from the tea cup and place it in the coffee cup. Then you take a spoon from the coffee cup and put it into the tea cup. Is there more tea in the coffee or coffee in the tea?

12. You are in a room where there are four switches. Each is attached to a light bulb in another, unseen room. Your task is to work out which switch operates which of the four bulbs. You can play with the switches as much as you like, but after doing so you can go only once into the room with the bulbs.

13. In a dark room there are two black hats and three white hats. Three men walk in, select a hat each (by touch) and walk out single file into a well-lit corridor. Each is unable see the hat they themselves are wearing (let's say the underside of each hat is gray in all cases) but can see the hat(s) of the persons in front (if any).
The third person to walk out (ie he sees 2 people ahead of him) speaks first: "I don't know what colour hat I am wearing". The second person in line then says: "I dunno either." Then the first person announces: "I know what colour hat I am wearing."
Question: What colour hat is the 1st person wearing?
PS This is not a lateral thinking type of problem but a straight, logic-only sort of puzzle.

14. What is greater than God, more evil than the Devil, the poor have it, the rich lack it, and if you eat it you will die?
It is claimed that 80% of preschoolers quizzed knew the answer but that only 17% of Stanford University students did.

15. "Brothers and sisters have I none, but that man's father is my father's son." What is the relationship of the speaker to "that man"?

16. There are two gates, one leads to Heaven and is guarded by an angel, the other to Hell and is guarded by a devil. Angels and devils look alike, but the angel always tells the truth while the devil always lies. How can you tell which gate is which by asking just one question of only one gate-keeper?

17. Three men went to a motel. The man behind the desk said the room is $30, so each man put up $10 and went to the room. A little while later the manager realized the room was only $25, so he sent the bellhop back to the three guys' room with $5. On the way to the room the bellhop couldn't figure out how to split the $5 between the three guys, so he just gave each one of them $1 and he kept the other $2. That left the three guys paying $9 each for the room.
Now 3 x 9 = 27 + the 2 that the bellhop kept = $29. Where's the other dollar?

18. An advanced fighter bomber is about to drop its bombs over the enemy. The pilot presses the button to release the bombs but nothing happens. Why is this so?

19. Which four-letter English word reads the same backwards, forwards and upside-down?

20. A sergeant with a major in mathematics asked his ten men to line up in five rows of four men each? How?
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Re: Lateral puzzle

First .. Short height so can reach half the floors button max.. Rainy days umbrella so reach top floor button

2nd.. Mom

3rd.. Its day
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Re: Lateral puzzle

5.. Round cover can't fall in the manhole.. Any other shape its possible

8.. different month .. One in jan one in december both on 5th at 5:55am

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Re: Lateral puzzle

4th.. Crossed international date line in a ship?

8th.. Thought about it.. I revise my answer.. Triplets or quadruplets or .. Go on.. Lookup what octomom is up to these days.
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Re: Lateral puzzle

10.. The men are on 2 different sides of the river.
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19.. Boob ? (Written in all caps)
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Re: Lateral puzzle

1 Cant he use an umbrella or some danda even if it is not raining.
2. This is a very old one. i first heard it in 87 before probably many here were born.

there is already a thread on 17, which i pushed up.

8. I am tempted to say, one of the sons is a step son..
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Re: Lateral puzzle

OK, i answered 18 in a minute under some 'spiritual influence' 14 years back.
The pilot is flying upside down.

There was another question with that (i got that within seconds. easy one if you follow some things). One woman is happy but is crying. The other women next to her are sad but are smiling. What is going on
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19 .. Noon (again in all caps)
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4. celebrations can be done any day. It doesn’t necessarily mean they were born 2 days apart.


6. Poison was mixed after the man drank the punch.
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9th .. Did anybody get it? Was driving me mad. I got the answer from the movie .. Hasee Toh Phasee featuring Parineeti Chopra.
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10. Does one swim?

I know, my answers seem too simple. Cannot be this.
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Re: Lateral puzzle

Few others very common and almost hundreds of time been heard riddles,.. I am sure you also have heard these 100s of times,...

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Riddles and Logic Puzzles


1. You are given two ropes and a lighter. Each of the two ropes has the following property: if you light one end of the rope, it will take exactly one hour to burn to the other end. It doesn’t necessarily burn at a uniform rate. How can you measure a period of 45 minutes?


2. You put a coin in an empty bottle and insert a cork in the bottle’s opening. How can you remove the coin without taking out the cork or breaking the bottle?


3. You have 100 bags of coins each with 100 coins, but only one of these bags has gold coins. The gold coin weighs 1.01 ounce and the other coins weighs 1 ounce. You also have a scale, but can only use it once. How can you identify the bag of gold coins?


4. You are in an empty room with a transparent glass of water. The glass is a right cylinder and appears to be half full. How can you accurately figure out whether the glass is half full, more than half full, or less than half full? You have no rulers or writing utensils.


5.There is an island of monks where everyone has either brown eyes or red eyes. Monks who have red eyes are cursed, and are supposed to commit suicide at midnight. However, no one ever talks about what color eyes they have, because the monks have a vow of silence. Thus, no one knows their own eye color; they can only see the eye colors of other people, and not mention them. Every day, the monks enjoy a silent brunch together at a round table. One day, a tourist visits the island monastery, and, unaware that he’s not supposed to talk about eyes, says “At least one of you has red eyes.” Having acquired this new information, something dramatic happens among the monks. What happens?


6. How can seven trees be planted such that there are six rows of trees in straight lines consisting of three trees?


7. The police rounded up Jim, Bud and Sam yesterday, because one of them was suspected of having robbed a bank. The three suspects made the following statements under intensive questioning: Jim: I’m innocent. Bud: I’m innocent. Sam: Bud is guilty. If only one of these statements is true, who robbed the bank?


8. You are wearing a blindfold and thick gloves. An infinite number of quarters are laid out on a table of infinite area. 20 of these quarters are tails and the rest are heads. How can you can split the quarters into 2 piles where the number of tails quarters is the same in each? You are allowed to move the quarters and to flip them, but you can never tell what state a quarter is currently in.

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Few very general and old ones,. And I guess,. You must had heard 10’s of times, these kiddie-kid ones,..
No credits for any right answers,..... Try yourselves,... and if failed,.. google. But these are hundred thousand years old, KG riddles , anyway !
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What can run but never walks,
Has a mouth but never talks,
Has a head but never weeps,
Has a bed but never sleeps?

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Poor people have it,
rich people need it,
You die if you eat it.
What is it?

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A driver went the wrong way down a one way street. The Police saw her, but she didn't get a punishment. Why was this?

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What does cost $100 per gram, but almost every household in the US has at least 20-50 grams?




Who makes it, has no need of it.
Who buys it, has no use for it.
Who uses it can neither see nor feel it.
What is it?
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Jim and Greg are seated at a table. Jim asks Greg how old he is. Greg responds by saying that the day before yesterday he was 32, and next year he will be 35.

How is this possible?



A man and his son were in a car crash. The father was killed and the son was taken to hospital with serious injuries. The examining doctor exclaims: "But, this is my son!". How can this be?



Many years ago in a small Indian village, a farmer had the misfortune of owing a large sum of money to a village moneylender. The moneylender, who was old and ugly, fancied the farmer's beautiful daughter. So he proposed a bargain.

He said he would forgo the farmer's debt if he could marry his daughter. Both the farmer and his daughter were horrified by the proposal. So the cunning money-lender suggested that they let providence decide the matter. He told them that he would put a black pebble and a white pebble into an empty money bag. Then the girl would have to pick one pebble from the bag.

1. If she picked the black pebble, she would become his wife and her father's debt would be forgiven.
2. If she picked the white pebble she need not marry him and her father's debt would still be forgiven.
3. If she refused to pick a pebble, her father would be thrown into jail.

They were standing on a pebble strewn path in the farmer's field. As they talked, the moneylender bent over to pick up two pebbles. As he picked them up, the sharp-eyed girl noticed that he had picked up two black pebbles and put them into the bag. He then asked the girl to pick a pebble from the bag.

Now, imagine that you were standing in the field. What would you have done if you were the girl? If you had to advise her, what would you have told her?



A mother gave birth to a twin. But their birthdays are different. Different year, month and day. How is this possible?



A Diesel railway engine - locomotive is traveling north at the speed of 80km/hr. Wind is blowing east at the speed of 30 km/hr. What is the direction of smoke which is emanating from the engine?



What gets wetter as it dries?



What is this that never asks but get usually answered?



A young woman is attending her mother's funeral. While there, she meets a man she has never seen before and falls in love immediately. After the funeral she tries to find him but cannot. Several days later she kills her sister.

Why does she kill her sister?



A man walks into a bar, and asks the bartender for a drink of water. The bartender pulls out a gun, points it at the man, and cocks it. The man pauses, before saying "Thank you" and leaving. What happened?



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Cheryl has become famous everywhere,..

Cheryl's Birthday

OK here we go with the fresher internet meme

http://www.theguardian.com/science/a...-maths-problem



http://www.vitamin-ha.com/wp-content...h-Memes-02.jpg

http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/q...37572922_o.jpg

Satires I read :


Also, Cheryl is a wh0re.
How? she just didn't wanted to give her birthday date, she just wanted some privacy and so what if she was speaking wit two guys at the same time? she has all the right to do and make her own decision.
MY CHOICE - Dipika effect.

I think Bernard and Albert were just messing with Cheryl and gave up trying to know the date.

In reality, all she wanted was the d from both Albert and Bernard.

This privately whispering girlie must be sleeping with both.

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