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Date: 01/11/05 12:57 PM

39 Responses to Lateral Thinking Puzzles

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
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    January 11, 2005 at 12:55 pm
    Link: Lateral Thinking Puzzles - Good luck with these, brainiacs.

    :-)

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    Ebonysoul Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2005 at 1:23 pm
    I love these types! Thanks!
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    Loony Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2005 at 2:05 pm
    Hehehehehe finito :D
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    [DLM]Jimbo Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2005 at 2:40 pm
    Having read these, I`m not sure whether a lot of these are lateral thinking, or just things that make you think they could be achieved by lateral thought as they seem so obvious, but `hindsight is 20:20` (cool quote from somewhere) The ability to think outside of the box may allow far more solutions than the classical ones, and so in having classical answers proves to be just as restrictive as if you`d gone about it logically.

    I`m sure I have an argument that makes sense in there somewhere, I just don`t feel able to form it properly. : /

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    Erinlove Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2005 at 2:45 pm
    that isnt thinking, that stupid, i quit after the first one... sooo, if a woman says she loves roses and everyone made a descusted face... i make eveyone think and then say she farted ha ha and thats lateral thinking?
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    Alpha_Omega Male 13-17
    578 posts
    January 11, 2005 at 3:55 pm
    That was crap.
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    spindlewv Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2005 at 4:03 pm
    Some of those I remember from when I was a kid.

    Some are real lateral thinking puzzles, two of them though are stories that just come right out of someone`s butt. Example: The guy who shoots himself because he doesn`t recognize the taste of Albatross. I mean, COME ON!

    Some were pretty clever though, the dwarf in the elevator (first one) was pretty good.

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    Alpha_Omega Male 13-17
    578 posts
    January 11, 2005 at 4:08 pm
    I don`t understand the dwarf one.
  9. Profile photo of HOBYandy
    HOBYandy Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2005 at 4:25 pm
    the whole point of these is that there could be more than one correct answer. the solution that is listed is just the answer most associated with the question. i was a little dissapointed, though. all of those are old and popular.
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    HOBYandy Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2005 at 4:26 pm
    as for the dwarf one, the man cannot reach the buttons any higher than number seven- so he is forced to walk the rest of the way.
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    nondescript0 Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2005 at 4:44 pm
    i love these puzzles!
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    JMF145 Male 18-29
    376 posts
    January 11, 2005 at 5:09 pm
    i got 3 right
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2005 at 5:41 pm
    Hey i got one, A man was laying on the floor, why? Because a leprechaun by the name of Ishmael kicked him in the gonads.

    Those were horrible.

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    smartyshoes Male 13-17
    295 posts
    January 11, 2005 at 6:44 pm
    Some of those were wayy too specific. Like #14!!
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    teiso Female 18-29
    674 posts
    January 11, 2005 at 7:02 pm
    I love these things!
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    Cassandra! Female 13-17
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    January 11, 2005 at 7:14 pm
    lol. i love these. i just dont know what the dish is that he "ate" on the island.i love these and i only got one right.it was the dwarf one!how many did you guys get?
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    tiggergal Female 18-29
    409 posts
    January 11, 2005 at 8:10 pm
    i like these alot
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    jtc970 Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2005 at 8:13 pm
    can someone please explain the first one? The rest I understand but Im missing something on #1
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    Ry517 Male 13-17
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    January 11, 2005 at 8:26 pm
    The guy is a midgit, and the highest number he can reach is 7, so he goes to the 7th floor and has to walk the rest of the way.
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    jtc970 Male 13-17
    337 posts
    January 11, 2005 at 8:28 pm
    lol thanks, poor guy should move.
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    EstiloPanama Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2005 at 9:21 pm
    When I was younger, the school enrolled me in a Talented and Gifted program. These were given to us regularly, and they are great for using that area in the brain that needs to be stimulated for higher thinking and problem solving skills.

    We did it a little differently, though...our teacher told us we can only ask question where the answer is Yes or No, and the limit was 20. That helped greatly.

    I do agree, however, some of the answers are too specific...

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    HOBYandy Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2005 at 9:26 pm
    they are supposed to be specific! the idea is to brainstorm as many possible answers as you can. they just give you one possibility.
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    Cassandra! Female 13-17
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    January 11, 2005 at 9:59 pm
    what is the meat that the guy ate? what is it supposed to tast like?it like altbutter ! I DONT KNOW!!!!!
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    eRiCaBot Female 18-29
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    January 11, 2005 at 10:40 pm
    that `swimmer in the forest` is creepy if it`s true.
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    SuperMcCgirl Female 13-17
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    January 12, 2005 at 12:12 am
    Number three is obvious. Except I don`t get why they said a block of ice instead of the obvious idea of using a chair? I mean doesn`t everyone use a chair when they hang themselves?
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    SuperMcCgirl Female 13-17
    331 posts
    January 12, 2005 at 12:15 am
    And number six was so easy!
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    flovebunny Female 18-29
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    January 12, 2005 at 12:57 am
    my teacher used to ask us these questions in class, letting us ask yes-or-no questions to help narrow down the solution. it`s great to find all these new ones. i`m going to try them out with some people. :-)
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    someone? Male 13-17
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    January 12, 2005 at 7:31 am
    heh I heard most of them before.
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    kwhitty Female 18-29
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    January 12, 2005 at 11:06 am
    love these sort of things very entertaining
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    Killer Tofu Female 13-17
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    January 12, 2005 at 4:15 pm
    i love these. At the summer camp i work for we do the more creepy ones at campfires. Its really fun, but hard to have the kids ask just one question at a time.
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    Theresa626 Female 18-29
    129 posts
    January 12, 2005 at 6:56 pm
    these are drating retarded. the one where the guy realizes he has eaten his son is just stupid. its like someone made up some really random answer that no one else could possibly think of because there are a million other possible answers and then says that his stupid backwards answer is the correct one and anybody who doesnt know that is stupid. these are just dumb.
  32. Profile photo of HOBYandy
    HOBYandy Male 18-29
    3060 posts
    January 12, 2005 at 9:43 pm
    ^^^teresa- like i`ve said before: the answers are supposed to sound random. lateral thinking puzzlesdon`t have a definite answer. you`re supposed to brainstorm your own. they ones they give are just the most commonly used.
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    HOBYandy Male 18-29
    3060 posts
    January 12, 2005 at 9:48 pm
    for example...my solution to #18 (the music stopped)...was that she was a misquito. she landed on a chair during a game of musical chairs and was sat on. there isn`t any right or wrong answer.
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    eastsiderepp Male 18-29
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    January 13, 2005 at 8:42 pm
    The only ones I got were numbers six, ten, twelve and thirteen

    #9, 14 and 17 were pretty dumb

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    SamoDaJerbal Male 13-17
    526 posts
    February 5, 2005 at 6:20 pm
    these are impossible to answer correctly if you cant ask questions back to whoever asked the question in the first place.
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    Mat Male 13-17
    1524 posts
    March 27, 2005 at 5:08 pm
    A man fell over. Why?
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    Mat Male 13-17
    1524 posts
    March 27, 2005 at 5:09 pm
    Because some people started shooting him in the legs and then ran off singing "Magical Trevor".
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    dazzledame Female 13-17
    24 posts
    April 7, 2005 at 2:47 pm
    I dont get the dwarf one. Im probably stupid. But can someone explain it.
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    Elphaba3 Female 13-17
    72 posts
    July 25, 2006 at 10:02 pm
    the midget one is soooo popular
    it`s EVERYWHERE
    my friend just told it to me today, then i go online and i`m like, "Uhhhh...this is on every single lateral thinking website"

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