Word Games - 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 the given situation from unexpected angles. It is the sort of thinking that computers cannot not do: creative and perceptual thinking. These puzzles can be more easily solved by applying new approaches and checking assumptions.

Example: Why do Chinese men eat more rice than Japanese men?
Solution: There are more Chinese men than Japanese men.


6. How far can a dog run into the woods?



7. Trouble with Sons
Two girls are born to the same mother, on the same day, at the same time, in the same year and yet they're not twins. How can this be?



8. If you put a small coin into a an empty wine bottle and replace the cork, how would you get the coin out of the bottle without taking out the cork or breaking the bottle?



More lateral thinking puzzles

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