Exercise is good for you. We all know that. But most of us don’t exercise our brains enough. How about some out-of-the-box thinking challenges?
If you think you know the solution, comment and I’ll let you know if you’re correct or not! Let’s have some fun! 🙂
1. A man walks into a bar and asks for a drink of water. The bartender thinks for a minute, pulls out a gun and points it at him. The man says, “Thank you,” and walks out. Why?
2. There was once a recluse who never left his home. The only time anyone ever visited him was when his food and supplies were delivered, but they never came inside. Then, one storm winter night when an icy gale was blowing, he had a nervous breakdown. He went upstairs, turned off all the lights and went to bed. Next morning, he had caused the deaths of several hundred people. How?
3. Many shops have prices set just under a round figure, like $9.99 instead of $10.00 or $99.95 instead of $100.00. It is assumed that this is done because the price seems lower to the consumer. But this is not the reason the practice started. What was the original reason for this pricing method?
4. A woman stops her car opposite a hotel and immediately knew that she was bankrupt. How?
5. There is a dead man in the middle of a field. Next to his body is an unopened package. No one else is around and nobody put him there so how did he die?
6. A man stood looking through the window on the 50th floor of an office tower block. He was suddenly overwhelmed by an irrational impulse. He yanked the window open and jumped through it. Although it was a sheer drop to the bottom he escaped unhurt. He didn’t land on anything soft or use a parachute. How can this be?
7. Five pieces of coal, a carrot and a scarf are lying on a hill near a remote house. Nobody put them on the lawn but there is a perfectly logical reason why they should be there. What is it?
A little confused? Don’t worry–I’ll post the solutions tomorrow. In the meantime, comment below with your best guess! 🙂