Lateral Thinking Puzzles That Are Harder Than They Seem
Lateral thinking puzzles require some serious out-of-the-box thinking in order to solve.
Lateral thinking puzzles are designed to truly test your creative thinking skills. With these difficult riddles that involve lateral thinking, you must think outside the box and analyze all of the possible elements that could lead to a less obvious answer. This gives you a chance to put on your detective hat to try to solve these entertaining mysteries.
A woman lives on the 30th floor and hates taking the stairs. Every day she takes the elevator down to the lobby floor to go to work. When she comes home from work, she takes the elevator to the 20th floor and walks the rest of the way up, except on days when it rains. Those days she takes the elevator all the way home. Why does she walk the last ten flights of stairs if she hates it so much?
Answer: The woman is too petite to reach the button for the 30th floor. She can only reach the 20th-floor button. On days when it rains, she uses her umbrella to hit the button for the 30th floor.
A man is condemned to death. He has to choose from three rooms to accept his punishment. The first room has a firing squad with guns loaded. The second room has a blazing fire. The third room is full of tigers that haven’t eaten for six months. Which room should he choose?
Answer: The room of tigers. If the Tigers haven’t eaten in six months, they’d be dead.
Sam’s dad couldn’t keep his son from playing video games. To keep Sam from playing video games all the time, the dad grabbed a hammer and solved the problem. Now he can play video games but Sam cannot. What did the dad do?
Answer: The dad built a shelf out of Sam’s reach and put the video game console up there. The dad can still reach it to play but Sam cannot.
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