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.

School Superintendent Inspection

One day, a class teacher was told that the school superintendent will be visiting her class on the next day.

The superintendent would be asking questions from her class and the teacher will have the liberty to choose any pupil to answer the question.

Now she is determined that the impression that is cast upon the superintendent after the inspection should be great.

To offer a perfect impression over him, the teacher explained certain instructions to the students to maximise the chances of getting correct answer every time. What did she say to the students?

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Holding Hands

A man and woman run through a field holding hands. They bound toward the sunset, happy as can be. Suddenly, the man moves off of his straight line course and starts veering to his left. At the same time, the woman begins running off to her right.

They continue this for a full minute, but never let go of each others hands.

How is this possible?

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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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