# Thread: Lateral Thinking

1. ## Lateral Thinking

This puzzle is called Lateral Thinking... Just Check This Out!!!!

Scroll down slowly and be honest to yourself.

man
1. ------------

board

Ans. = man overboard

stand
2. ------------

i

Ans. = I understand

OK?.... Got the drift? Let's try a few now and see how you fair?

3. /r/e/a/d/i/n/g/

Ans. = reading between the lines

4. r
a
d

Ans. = cross road

5. cycle
cycle
cycle

Ans. = tricycle

0
6. ------------
M.D.

Ph.D.

Ans. = two degrees below zero

knee
7. ------------

light

Ans. = neon light (knee-on-light)

ground
8. ---------------

feet feet feet feet feet feet

Ans. = six feet underground

9. he's / himself

Ans. = he's by himself

10. ecnalg

Ans. = backward glance

11. death ..... life

Ans. = life after death

12. THINK

Ans. think big !!

And the last one is real fundoo .

13. ababaaabbbbaaaabbbbababaabbaaabbbb....

Ans. long time no 'C' (see)

2. dat was kool !

3. yaa this was really kool !!!!

ok tell me wat it means..

* ? ~ & / \$ ( @ : # ) ^

4. vishwas gone mad

5. Originally Posted by beginner_lavina

oops !!! i forgot to add one more character in Garima's Cartoon thread...

6. @suchin......what you have posted is called a REBUS...its a pictorial representation of a word or a phrase....google for it...you'll go crazy over it....heres a link....

http://www.fun-with-words.com/rebus_puzzles.html

i had done a presentation on Lateral thinking....& used a lot of rebus puzzles in it...its very addicting...all lateral thinking puzzles are really cool...

7. try these...

1. A blind beggar had a brother who died. What relation was the blind beggar to the brother who died? (Brother is not the answer).

2. A truck became wedged under a low bridge. It could not move forward or backward without severely damaging its roof. The truck driver was perplexed until the little girl standing nearby suggested an easy solution. What was it?

3. A man rode into town on Friday. He stayed for three nights and then left on Friday. How come?

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

5. A man lives on the tenth floor of a building. Every day, he takes the elevator to the first floor to go shopping. When he returns, he always takes the elevator to the seventh floor and walks the rest of the fight of stairs to his apartment in the tenth floor. Why does he do this?

6. Why did an old lady always answer the door wearing her hat and coat?

7. A man is wearing black. Black shoes, socks, trousers, coat, gloves and ski mask. He is walking down a back street with all the street lamps off. A black car is coming towards him with its light off but somehow manages to stop in time. How did the driver see the man?

they are easy,you'll get them.....if you dont,ask me

8. Originally Posted by vishwa_81us
oops !!! i forgot to add one more character in Garima's Cartoon thread...

Ya Urself

AND YA that was a really kewl thingy!

9. 1.sister??
2.Deflate the tyres and move forward..haha, ok. that was a stupid answer
3.Friday is his Horse :d
4.Anthony choked Cleopatra, and then ...ahh, i dont know
5.No idea
6.Nope
7.Its daytime

10. 1,2,3,&7 are correct....yes,2nd one is stupid but correct.....4th is wrong....let others think...will give answers later

11. overall was nice reps to u if it permits

12. some more.....and these have REALLY lateral answers....

8. Deep in the forest was found the body of a man who was wearing only swimming trunks, snorkel and face mask. The nearest lake was 8 miles away and the sea was 100 miles away. How had he died?

9. 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?

10. Several truck drivers at a roadside cafe started to play poker. The pot was large and the game was serious. Suddenly one of the men accused the dealer of cheating. The dealer drew a knife and, in plain view of all the others, stabbed the man and killed him. The police were called and they interviewed everyone who had been present. But no man was arrested or charged with any offense. Why not?

11. Why is it better to have round manhole covers than square ones?

12. When Archduke Ferdinand was shot, in 1914, his attendants could not undo his coat to stem his bleeding wound. Why not?

13. 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?

14. 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 for them being there. What is it?

13. ^^no one wants to try???come on where are the lateral thinkers

14. 8.who said he died??...he cudve been sleeping
9.Its in the ICe
10.The dealer was a woman
11.Area..a circle has max surface area
12.Nope
13.Triplets
14.Nope

15. 9,10,11,13 are correct.....nice imagination in 8,could be a possible answer...now i tell you he is really dead,then what?

ans for 11:
A square manhole cover can be turned and dropped down the diagonal of the manhole.
A round manhole cannot be dropped down the manhole. So for safety and practicality, all manhole covers should be round.

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