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puzzles & brain teasers

Lateral thinking

These puzzles involve some novel way of thinking or looking at the problem from an unexpected viewpoint. The term 'lateral thinking' was coined by Edward de Bono to denote a problem-solving style that involves looking at a situation from unexpected angles. Lateral thinking involves a combination of skills and traits, a few of which are creativity, perceptiveness, and the ability to identify and apply new approaches.


Why do Chinese men eat more rice than Japanese men?

Solution: There are more Chinese men than Japanese men.

6.30 story tall building

How is it possible to safely fall out of a 30 story tall building?

Jump out of the ground floor window.

7.Orange juice

There are six glasses in a row. The first three contain orange juice and the last three are empty. By moving only one glass arrange the glasses so that they alternate between empty and full.

Empty the second glass into the fifth glass.

8.Same birthday

Two babies where born from the same mother on the same day, but they were not twins. Why is this so?

More babies were born, so they were triplets, or more.


Name three consecutive days without using the words Monday, Wednesday or Friday.

Yesterday, today, tomorrow.

10.Empty bottle

You place a small coin into a bottle and then place a cork into the neck of the bottle. How do you remove the coin without taking the cork out again, or breaking the bottle?

Push the cork into the bottle.