Love this stuff!
Love this stuff!
Grammar checker. Preposition lover.
Otmane EL RHAZI.
These are more fun if you allow a person to ask yes or no questions about the solution. The author should probably mention that. Letting someone rule out the more obvious answers and come up with the creative solutions is really the point. Otherwise they guess an obvious, dull answer, then check the "approved solution." Of course, then they get all pendantic about whether saying "1st, 2nd, 3rd" counts as naming consecutive days, or whether you really "hang" a person when you're hanging a photograph. They're just upset that they didn't get a chance to puzzle out the fun solution and feel smart.
14. First, second, third, fourth... Shouldn't that be included as another alternate solution? Or do those just count as dates?
the first is silly
theres many differnt answers for the same solution many times like the women who had two children bron at the same time. it never said she bore the children so she could have addopted the second one and it would work just as well. there are alternative answers for almost everyone
These are little word puzzles to make you think outside the box
got the second one immediately.... obvious when you are a woman i suppose.
first one sucks, and the one about the punch bowl is a little more obvious if the guy was the murderer
No. Some of these can be answered a number of different ways. I hate it when someone asks me the question and I give a correct answer but all they say is NO THAT'S NOT THE RIGHT ANSWER. It is an acceptable answer. This is stupid. You are stupid.
the first one stopped me from reading any further
The first one at least was bogus, enough of this...
Some of the answers are bogus, but it's fun to think about them
Wow do I suck at lateral thinking.
I got most of these, and thought up legitimate answers for a few of the others. For example:
5: The manholes themselves are round, so putting square covers on them would be silly
6: The man himself poisoned the punch
7: Adam and Eve, having been created fully grown, should then logically look like they were in their forties when they were actually 21.
A few of these are pretty neat; most just seem to involve introducing strange, randomesque variables into the mix and hoping they make sense to someone else. . . which, to my mind, doesn't exactly constitute a "puzzle." Oh, well.
I thought it was interesting that I came up with all of Kyle's alternates, but not the original solutions given. The most blatant was the one about the poison punch--to me, at least, it seems exponentially simpler (and more situationally realistic) that the man poisoned the punch and then left, than that poisoned ice cubes hadn't yet melted when he had his glass.
I didn't realize lateral thinking just meant answer something totally random and made up.