Classic Problems

Lateral thinking is a powerful tool for solving seemingly unsolvable problems or mysteries. The kernel idea behind is consciously letting loose of any unconscious prejudice and bias, and considering all logically possible scenarios and options when analyzing the problem, notably including even the highly improbable ones.

Please  consider the following problem which are three  of the most celebrated  lateral thinking examples today.

Scenario 1

A man died and went to Heaven. There were thousands of other people there. They were all naked and all looked as they did at the age of 21. He looked around to see if there was anyone he recognised. He saw a couple and he knew immediately that they were Adam and Eve.

Problem to Solve

How did he know?

 

Scenario 2

Trouble with Sons
A woman had two sons who were born on the same hour of the same day of the same month of the same year. But they were not twins.

Problem to Solve

How could this be so?

 

Scenario 3

The Man in the Elevator
A man lives on the tenth floor of a building. Every day he takes the elevator to go down to the ground floor to go to work or to go shopping. When he returns he takes the elevator to the seventh floor and walks up the stairs to reach his apartment on the tenth floor.

Problem to Solve

He hates walking so why does he do it?

 

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