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#26 2006-01-08 21:47:50

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

Well done, you got it! smile

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'A man suffered a serious injury because he was listening to rock-and-roll music. What happened?'

See if you can get this one.

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#27 2006-01-09 04:19:40

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

I'd say it's probably something to do with the fact that the music stopped him from hearing something that was about to injure him, that he would have otherwise noticed and avoided.

Maybe, getting hit by a lorry or something.


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It wanted to be normal.

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#28 2006-01-09 04:53:46

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

He was blind and crossing a street.


"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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#29 2006-01-09 09:17:05

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

Enjoying the music so much he fell off a roof?


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#30 2006-01-09 12:29:52

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

Mathsy, your first point is good. Ricky and Rod, your ideas fit, but they're not on the right track.

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#31 2006-01-09 16:56:20

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

The music was being played at 140 decibels and he lost his sense of hearing big_smile


Character is who you are when no one is looking.

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#32 2006-01-09 18:32:26

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

Good try, ganesh. big_smile

I'm pretty sure you already know what's in this clue, but here it is.

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#33 2006-01-09 21:02:45

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

Another LTP (a simple one:))

Is it more correct to say

"The herd of sheep is eating hay in the field"

or

"The herd of sheep are eating hay in the field"?


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#34 2006-01-09 23:53:51

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#35 2006-01-10 00:15:44

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

Well done, MathsIsFun!
Here's another one (again a simple one!)
Two boys were born on the same day of the same month of the same year at the same time to the same parents. Yet, they were not twins. How?


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#36 2006-01-10 04:23:08

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Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

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#37 2006-01-10 21:22:13

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

mathsyperson is correct smile


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#38 2006-01-19 14:22:26

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

Have we forgotten about this?


justlookingforthemoment wrote:

Well done, you got it! smile

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'A man suffered a serious injury because he was listening to rock-and-roll music. What happened?'

See if you can get this one.

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#39 2006-01-19 21:05:49

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

What do you think of the answer? tongue

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#40 2006-01-19 23:44:30

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

rolleyes That's exactly why I don't really like those lateral thinking puzzle books. They give you a question that could have loads of possible answers, then they print a really complicated one that they couldn't posibbly expect anyone to get.

Now that I've seen the answer, I remember that I'd actually seen that puzzle before, and the answer was so obscure that I forgot about it!


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#41 2006-01-19 23:51:54

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"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#42 2006-01-20 11:18:37

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

Yes, that's better, but still, why a rolling pin?!

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#43 2006-01-20 11:28:08

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

True ... anyway, when do we get the next lateral thingy?


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#44 2006-01-20 16:57:42

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

Now!

In my opinion, this one is even worse than the last! See what you think. I don't know why it's called Paper Tiger either.

Paper Tiger
A man writes the same number, and nothing else, on twenty sheets of paper. Why?

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#45 2006-01-20 22:48:49

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

I have absolutely no idea. All I can think of is that his photocopier is broken or something.


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#46 2006-01-21 05:26:48

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

It is his lucky number

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#47 2006-01-21 05:30:04

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

It would not fit onto a single sheet of paper.

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#48 2006-01-21 12:44:23

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

No, no and no. cool

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#49 2006-01-21 12:52:08

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

Maybe he is still in school, and wrote the wrong date in the page at the start of the new year, and the teacher asked him to correct all of them. I happened to me last year, and my business teacher forced me to correct it saying that in the field of business there can not be a mixup of dates. It was tiresome I had gone about two weeks writing the wrong date.

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#50 2006-01-22 07:59:12

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Re: Lateral thinking puzzles

Yes, siva.eas, you're on the right track!!

Something else you have to right the date for, though.

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