Lateral Thinking Post #7

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Here I present yet another post for 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 free.

The answers have been provided below but have been encrypted using the same encryption as last time. Clicking the encrypted answers will take you to the answer in its decrypted form.

Update: Answers are no longer encrypted.

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



  1. Why is it better to have round manhole covers than square
  2. A man holidaying abroad fell off a yacht
    into deep water. He could not swim and he was not wearing anything
    to keep him afloat. It took 30 minutes for the people on the yacht
    to realize someone was missing. The missing man was rescued two
    hours later. Why didn’t he drown? [Hint: It was the Dead
  3. If you put a coin in an empty bottle and
    insert a cork into the neck of the bottle, how could you remove the
    coin without taking the cork out or breaking the bottle?
  4. Can you place six X’s on a Tic Tac Toe board without
    making three-in-a-row in any direction?
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  5. What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?


  1. Square manholes can be turned in such a way as to fall
    into the hole. A circle is the same diameter no matter which way
    you turn it.
  2. He fell into the Dead Sea, which
    lies between Israel and Jordan. The water is so salty and dense
    that anyone in it floats very easily.
  3. Push the
    cork into the bottle and shake the coin out.

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  5. A towel.
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