Lateral Thinking Riddles

Lateral thinking puzzles involve solving problems through an indirect and creative approach, using reasoning that is not immediately obvious, thinking out of the box and involving ideas that may not be obtainable by using only traditional step-by-step logic.

Unusual about This Paragraph

How quickly can you find out what is unusual about this paragraph? It looks so ordinary that you would think that nothing was wrong with it at all, and in fact, nothing is. But it is unusual. Why? If you study it and think about it you may find out, but I am not going to assist you in any way. You must do it without coaching. No doubt if you work at it for long, it will dawn on you. I don’t know. Now, go to work and try your luck.

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20 Coins on a Table

There is a table on which 20 coins are placed. You also know that there are 10 coins with heads up, and 10 coins with tails up. You are blind folded and there is no way to determine which side is up by rubbing, etc.

Your task is to create two groups of coins, each having the same number of heads and tails. You may only move or flip coins. How can you accomplish this while being blindfolded?

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