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Lateral Thinking Post #3

September 28th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Here I present yet another post of the series Lateral Thinking with totally new and bind-boggling questions. Once again 5-6 questions have been presented and you have to try and an answer them. Though I bet you can’t, but then last time I checked, trying was didn’t cost a penny.

The answers have been provided below but have been encrypted using the same encryption technique as last time. Clicking the encrypted solutions will take you to the answer in its decrypted form. (I suggest right click>>Open in new tab.)

Yet again I repeat. Please refrain from using Google. It may give you the answer but not the satisfaction.

Lateral thinking

Lateral thinking

Problems

  1. A man marries twenty women in his village but isn’t charged with polygamy. Why?
  2. An Arab sheikh tells his two sons that are to race their camels to a distant city to see who will inherit his fortune. The one whose camel arrives last will win. The brothers, after wandering aimlessly for days, ask a wise man for advise. After hearing the advice they jump on the camels and race as fast as they can to their destination. What did the wise man say?
  3. An ordinary American citizen, with a clean police record but no passport, managed to visit over thirty foreign countries. He was welcomed in each country, and left each one of his own accord. He did this in one day. How?
  4. An American nightclub called ‘The Coconut Grove‘ had a terrible fire in which over 400 people died. A simple design flaw in the building led to the death toll being so high. Subsequently, regulations were changed to ensure that all public buildings throughout the country eliminated this one detail which proved so deadly. What was it?
  5. Three heavy people try to crowd under one umbrella, and nobody gets wet. How?

Answers

  1. He\’s a priest; he is marrying them to other people, not to himself.
  2. Switch camels, then go to the city.
  3. He was a mail courier who delivered packages to the different foreign embassies in the United States. The land of an embassy belongs to the country of the embassy, not to the United States.
  4. The doors at the Coconut Grove opened inward. In the mad dash to escape the fire, people were crushed against the doors and couldn\’t pull them open. After the Coconut Grove disaster in 1942, all public buildings had to have doors which opened outward.
  5. It is sunny and hot.

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  1. June 11th, 2012 at 13:48 | #1

    I guess you can just sum up the post in two words: Falling Prices Actually a serious qusioetn is whether you are seeing a lot of foreign demand?With property price declines in England, Ireland and Spain and the worsening economies in those countries, there are plenty of opportunities on the other side of the ocean and less buyers capable of paying NY prices.

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