Sunday, 22 June 2014

Lateral thinking test..............amazing puzzle ................ Just participate and enjoy ............

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Subject: Lateral Thinking Test

 If you get 
6/6 - you are good at lateral thinking 
3/6 - you are somewhat there 
0 - you need to be more imaginative !!

  
1.  There is a man who lives on the top floor of a very tall building. Everyday he gets the elevator down to the ground  floor to leave the building to go to work. Upon returning  from work though, he can only travel half way up in the lift
and has to walk the rest of the way unless it's raining!!! Why? 
Height is less. Umbrella helps him press the top floor button of lift.
              
(This is probably the best known and most celebrated of all  lateral thinking puzzles. It is a  true classic. Although  there are many possible solutions which fit the initial conditions, only the canonical answer is truly satisfying.)
            
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2.   A man and his son are in a car accident. The father dies on the scene and the child is rushed to the hospital.  When he arrives the surgeon says, "I
can't operate on this boy, he is my son!"  How can this be?       
Doctor is mother of son.    
            
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3.   A man is wearing black. Black shoes, socks, trousers, lumper, gloves and balaclava. He is walking down a black street with all the street lamps off. A black car is coming towards him with its lights off but somehow manages to stop in time. How did the driver see the man?       
It must be daytime.
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4.  Why is it better to have round manhole covers than square ones? 
If Diameter or circle and side of a square same. Then square lid will fall down easily through the oblique points.
(This is logical rather than lateral, but it is a good puzzle that can be solved by lateral thinking techniques. It is supposedly used by a very well-known software company as an interview question for prospective employees.)     
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5.   A man went to a party and drank some of the punch. He then left early. Everyone else at the party who drank the punch subsequently died of poisoning. Why did the man not die?           
Man did not take food and left early. Others must have taken food and suffered.
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6.  A man walks into a bar and asks the barman for a glass of water. The barman pulls out a gun and points it at the man. The man says 'Thank
you' and walks out.  
I never went to a bar before, so do not know the system. But probably the man had hiccups and the gun cured him of this. So he told thank you.

(This puzzle claims to be the best of the genre. It is simple in its statement, absolutely baffling and yet with a completely satisfying solution. Most people struggle very hard to solve this one yet they like the answer when they hear it
or have the satisfaction of figuring it out.)
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