Monday, June 18, 2007

Question Set 1 (Lateral Thinking)

Question 1 Bottleneck:

Put a coin in a bottle and then stop the opening with a cork. How can you get the coin out of the bottle without pulling out the cork or breaking the bottle?

Can you explain?

To answer these questions, you have to let your brain think in different ways than you may be used to. Here's an example:

Question 2:

A girl who was just learning to drive went down a one-way street in the wrong direction, but didn't break the law. How come?

See if you can let your brain switch directions to answer these questions:

Question 3:

How can you throw a ball as hard as you can and have it come back to you, even if it doesn't hit anything, there is nothing attached to it, and no one else catches or throws it?

Question 4:

Two students are sitting on opposite sides of the same desk. There is nothing in between them but the desk. Why can't they see each other?

Question 5:

There are only two T's in Timothy Tuttle. True or false?

Source: Sterling, Brain Teasers, p.24

Post Your Answers thru comments.

The correct answers wud be posted next week


Anonymous expressed...

Question 3:

May b she was goin in reverse gear

Abhinav Sood expressed...

Thats right !
good.. try workin' da others out!
good luck

Abhinav Sood expressed...

Answer to the fifth one is true.
it got two capital T's
'T'imothy 'T'uttle

Abhinav Sood expressed...

Ok, so here is the complete list of answers..

P.S.: The 3rd answer in this list is suggested by another friend and is a well-satisfying complete answer so i am including it here in addition to the answer provided in the first comment by our valued reader.


Question 1:

Push the cork into the bottle, and shake the coin out.

Question 2:

She was walking.

Question 3:

Throw the ball straight up in the air.

Question 4:

The two students have their backs to each other.

Question 5:

True. There are only two T's (upper case). There are also three t's (lower case).