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valluvan
09-10-2005, 10:34 AM
An interesting quiz for ur Lateral Thinking abilities --- Think !

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?

(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. )

2. A man and his son are in a car accident. The father dies on the scene, but 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?

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 light off but somehow manages to stop in time. How did the driver see the man?

4. Why is it better to have round manhole covers than square ones? 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.

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?

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.

(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. )


Try it....Post solutions afterwards. All the best :b:

- Valluvan

valluvan
09-10-2005, 10:36 PM
Any one tried? Shall I reveal the answers :think: :b:

ns80
09-10-2005, 11:20 PM
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.

The man had hiccups.


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?

The poison was in the ice cubes. when this guy drank they dint melt :think:


4. Why is it better to have round manhole covers than square ones? 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.

its easier to roll and it is easier to close/open the manhole with less effort :think:


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 light off but somehow manages to stop in time. How did the driver see the man?

it was daytime.


2. A man and his son are in a car accident. The father dies on the scene, but 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?

the surgeon was the mother.


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?

he was short. he could only reach the buttons for the floor in the midway. on a rainy day he would have an umbrella to press the top floor button. (arivu getta mundam ella naalaikkum umbrella eduthuttu poga vendiyadhu dhaane :evil:)

paulraj
09-11-2005, 12:12 AM
yenna ns, google help pannicha.yennakum intha Q & A theriyum.if u search simply in google u can get the answer.

infact one of the q i have posted already in geetham.some one gave the exact anwer.i was wondering then i searched this in google.i got the answer.

Thats y i did not post this

paul

paulraj
09-11-2005, 12:14 AM
[web:2cf193ed8d]http://www.wilk4.com/humor/humore14.htm[/web:2cf193ed8d]

ns80
09-11-2005, 03:56 AM
yenna ns, google help pannicha.yennakum intha Q & A theriyum.if u search simply in google u can get the answer.

enna vadhyare. idha ethana vaati post panniruppanga. i guess these questions were already posted in geetham.

coolian
09-11-2005, 04:16 AM
Yep, cliched to the max.

valluvan
09-11-2005, 11:11 AM
ஓ...அப்படியா .. மறுபதிப்பா ?

மன்னிக்க...

யாரேனும் இந்த தலைப்பை ட்ராஸில் போடுக....

நன்றி :D

-வள்ளுவன்