Lateral Thinking

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  1. suchin

    suchin New Member

    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
    road
    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)
     
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  2. nimisha

    nimisha .:Forum Leader:.

    dat was kool !
     
  3. vishwa_81us

    vishwa_81us Banned

    yaa this was really kool !!!!


    ok tell me wat it means..


    * ? ~ & / $ ( @ : # ) ^
     
  4. vishwas gone mad
     
  5. vishwa_81us

    vishwa_81us Banned


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

    Hardik .:.:.:BoRn TaLenT:.:.:.

    @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. Hardik

    Hardik .:.:.:BoRn TaLenT:.:.:.

    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 :rule:
     
  8. UjSen

    UjSen *#!EVIL*!!


    Ya Urself





    AND YA that was a really kewl thingy!
     
  9. dennis

    dennis The Bhangra King

    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. Hardik

    Hardik .:.:.:BoRn TaLenT:.:.:.

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

    .:SpY_GaMe:. New Member

    overall was nice reps to u if it permits
     
  12. Hardik

    Hardik .:.:.:BoRn TaLenT:.:.:.

    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?
     
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  13. Hardik

    Hardik .:.:.:BoRn TaLenT:.:.:.

    ^^no one wants to try???come on where are the lateral thinkers:grin:
     
  14. dennis

    dennis The Bhangra King

    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. Hardik

    Hardik .:.:.:BoRn TaLenT:.:.:.

    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.
     
  16. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    5) He is too short to reach the buttons to the higher floors.

    8) He died in a tornado which then carried him away.

    12) He wasn't wearing a coat.


    14) Internal human combustion? :)
     
  17. Hardik

    Hardik .:.:.:BoRn TaLenT:.:.:.

    ^^5th is correct.....
    8th....mmmm...ok,can give it to you...heres the most logical ans:
    During a forest fire, a fire-fighting plane had scooped up some water from the lake to drop on the fire. The plane had accidentally picked up the unfortunate swimmer.:p:

    12...in fact he was wearing a coat...HINT: sumthing was wrong with the coat..

    14th...lolz...no...but can be external...ah! that was a big hint...;)
     
  18. dennis

    dennis The Bhangra King

    No idea yaar...cmon giv the answers...
    dude, if u have more fundoo type puzzles then do post em( those really brainracking types)
     
  19. Hardik

    Hardik .:.:.:BoRn TaLenT:.:.:.

    ok here are the answers.......


    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).
    ans:The blind beggar was the sister of her brother who died.

    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?
    ans:The driver let some air out of the truck's tires. He let out enough to lower the truck by a small amount required to let it pass under the bridge.

    3. A man rode into town on Friday. He stayed for three nights and then left on Friday. How come?
    ans:The man's horse was called Friday.

    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?
    ans:Anthony and Cleopatra were goldfish whose bowl
    was knocked over by a clumsy dog.
    :p:

    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?
    ans:The man is a dwarf. He can reach the button on the bottom of the elevator for the first floor, but he cannot reach the button for the tenth floor. The seventh floor button is the farthest he can reach.

    6. Why did an old lady always answer the door wearing her hat and coat?
    ans:If it was someone she wanted to invite in she said she had just come in. If it was someone

    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?
    ans:It was daytime.Sun shining.Driver could see everything.

    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?
    ans:During a forest fire, a fire-fighting plane had scooped up some water from the lake to drop on the fire. The plane had accidentally picked up the unfortunate swimmer.

    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?
    ans:The poison in the punch came from the ice cubes. When the man drank the punch the ice was fully frozen. Gradually it melted, poisoning the punch.

    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?
    ans:The police arrested the dealer and charged HER
    with murder.


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


    12. When Archduke Ferdinand was shot, in 1914, his attendants could not undo his coat to stem his bleeding wound. Why not?
    ans:The Archduke Ferdinand's uniform was sewn on to his body so that he looked immaculately smart. It could not be removed quickly. His desire to look smart probably cost him his life.

    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?
    ans:They were two of a set of triplets (or quadruplets etc.)

    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?
    ans:They were used by the childern who built a snowman.

    The snow has now melted
    << thats external combustion bjr..:p:
     
  20. dennis

    dennis The Bhangra King

    ok...lets work this one out.

    The warden meets with 23 new prisoners when they arrive. He tells them, "You may meet today and plan a strategy. But after today, you will be in isolated cells and will have no communication with one another.

    "In the prison is a switch room, which contains two light switches labeled A and B, each of which can be in either the 'on' or the 'off' position. I am not telling you their present positions. The switches are not connected to anything.

    "After today, from time to time whenever I feel so inclined, I will select one prisoner at random and escort him to the switch room. This prisoner will select one of the two switches and reverse its position. He must move one, but only one of the switches. He can't move both but he can't move none either. Then he'll be led back to his cell.

    "No one else will enter the switch room until I lead the next prisoner there, and he'll be instructed to do the same thing. I'm going to choose prisoners at random. I may choose the same guy three times in a row, or I may jump around and come back.

    "But, given enough time, everyone will eventually visit the switch room as many times as everyone else. At any time anyone of you may declare to me, 'We have all visited the switch room.' and be 100% sure.

    "If it is true, then you will all be set free. If it is false, and somebody has not yet visited the switch room, you will be fed to the alligators."

    What is the strategy they come up with so that they can be free?

    PS: Needless to say, i got it from some site.
    PS2: I havent been able to solve it.
     

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