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1
The 22nd and 24th presidents of the United States were father and shared his mother, but these presidents were not brothers. How could this be?
Hint

Q: Were they brother and sister?
A: No (in the US was not presidents-women).

Q: They were elected by the usual rules?
A: Yes.

Q: They were both men?
A: Yes.

REPLY

These two presidents was the same man Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), who was President for two terms, but non-consecutive terms (1885-1889 and 1893-1897).
2
Two people played tennis. They played five sets, each of which has won three sets. How could this be?
Hint

Q: They were playing by the standard rules?
A: Yes.

Q: They were both physically healthy?
A: Yes.

Q: They played on the same court at the same time?
A: Yes.

REPLY

These two people were a couple that won 3 sets of 5.
3
People went from Dublin to Cork on the main roads, not passing a single pub. How could this happen, because the pubs in Ireland are met at every step?
Hint

In: the Distance traveled by the traveler, was very short?
A: No. He went from Dublin to Cork, which is about 200 miles.

Q: how Many pubs on the road between Dublin and Cork?
A: Yes.

Q: did the Wayfarer special route to bypass the pubs?
A: No.

Q: did he Go on special roads like the main thoroughfares, highways, tunnels, newly built roads and so on? A: No. He went on ordinary roads.

Q: how Much time does it took way?
A: Yes.

REPLY

People did not pass a single pub because that went into each of them.
4
Father William was older than his grandfather. How could this be?
Hint

The father can't be younger than the son, but the man can have his grandfather on the maternal side, which is younger than his father's (or grandmother on the father's side, who is more than his mother).

However, you cannot simultaneously have both grandfather and grandmother who are younger than father and mother, man. Confused? Think, think!

REPLY

For example, the father of William was 60 years old, his mother 25, and her father 45. Since each person has two of his grandfather, his grandfather on his mother may be younger than the father.
5
People jumped out of a plane without a parachute. He landed on solid ground, but remained unharmed. Why?
Hint

Q: was there a person a kind of special clothing and if it had wings for planning?
A: No.

Q: He was an ordinary man?
A: Yes.

Q: if he ran in the fall for something that could slow down his fall?
A: No, he fell from the plane directly on the earth, constantly accelerating in the fall.

Q: At what height was the plane?
A: At an altitude of about 1500 m relative to sea level, but not above the sea.

In: the Plane was flying fast?
A: No.

REPLY

The plane was on the runway.
6
In the basket was six apples and six girls. Each took an Apple, but one Apple left in the basket. Why?
Hint

Q: Was there any from apples cut or eaten?
A: No.

Q: do All six girls received by Apple?
A: Yes.

In: the room was only six girls and no one else?
A: Yes.

Q: In the room from beginning to end was only six apples?
A: Yes.

Q: did one of the girls more than one Apple?
A: Yes.

REPLY

The first five girls took an Apple from the basket, and the sixth took the basket with the remaining Apple.
7
Although among professionals Golf left-handed very little, most of the clubs strives to keep left-handed coaches. Why?
Hint

Q: is it related to Golf clubs left-handed or some equipment or methods?
A: No.

Q: is it that left-handed coaches better?
A: Yes.

REPLY

One of the most important tasks of professionals in Golf clubs is the training of players. Most players are right - handed. Such a student becomes against the mentor-left-handed, watching and trying to copy his movements. It's like that looking in the mirror, so the right swing and punches mastered easier.
8
Spoke between two brothers. One said: "I was tired of living in Birmingham, because driving is always me. If we do not go to London?" Another brother said, "But then to drive a car always have me." Why?
Hint
Q: How do the two brothers led and did sets of rights?
A: Yes.

Q: do in Birmingham drove one, and in London the other?
A: Yes.

Q: Was it because they want or need?
A: as needed. They didn't like it.

Q: When one brother was driving, the other was a passenger?
A: Yes.

Q: did the attitude of their work?
A: No.

Q: did the attitude of the city?
A: Yes.

Q: Were there any brothers people, normal in all respects?
A: No.

REPLY

The brothers were Siamese twins, who have grown together sides. They lived in the U.S. city of Birmingham in Alabama. In America the movement of the driver and the steering wheel of the vehicle is left, therefore, to drive a car could have only one brother, who sat on the left. In London the same as in England, the movement left, so the wheel is on the right, and driving may be the only one brother, who is sitting to the right.
9
The deaf man needed something to cut. He went into the shop where they sold hardware. As he explained to the seller that he needed a saw?
Hint

In this puzzle there are no hidden traps. What is the most simple and direct way could this man to tell the seller what he wants to buy?

REPLY

The deaf man said, "I want to buy a saw".
10
On duty at the barracks stood two guards. One looked up the road to see, not close to anyone from the North, and the other down the road to see, not close to anyone from the South. Suddenly one said to the other: "What are you smiling about?" How could he know that his friend smiling?
Hint

In: views of time from opposite directions?
A: Yes.

Q: Were there as a mirror, lens or camera?
A: No.

Q: Could one sees the face of another?
A: Yes.

REPLY

Although sentinels looked in opposite directions, they were not back to back, and the parties to each other.
11
Changing the wheel of his car, the man dropped all four nuts securing it in the grate of the sewer drain, where to get them was impossible. He had already decided that they are stuck here, but passing by the boy told him a very good idea, which allowed him to go further. What was his idea?
Hint

In: the Boy suggested some way of attaching the wheel?
A: Yes.

Q: do I have to get the fallen nuts?
A: No.

In: Required if the application of any fixtures, which are usually not in the car?
A: No.

In: whether it was a sensible idea, easy to implement in practice?
A: Yes.

REPLY

The boy offered Unscrew one nut from each of the three wheels and secure them to the fourth wheel. By doing this, people could drive to the nearest garage is firmly fixed wheels.
12
Bill was on vacation. He settled in the hotel on the sixth floor. Every morning at 8 o'clock he went into the hall on the second floor, had Breakfast and then went up the Elevator back to the sixth floor. Every evening at 8 o'clock he went down on the Elevator to the lobby, and then climbed the five flights of stairs and back to his room, though it did not give him the satisfaction. Why did he do it?
Hint

In: the bill was well able to control the Elevator?
A: Yes.

Q: If he wanted to go up to his room at other times, he would go on the Elevator?
A: Yes.

In: Other guests in the evening went up on the Elevator?
A: Yes.

In: Man was physically normal?
A: Yes.

Q: He was up every night at 8 o'clock one?
A: No.

In: regular Hiking uphill in the evening, pursued a useful purpose?
A: Yes.

REPLY

Bill was on vacation and stayed in a hotel with his wife and very mobile and active two year old son. The couple noticed that the best way to bore your baby before going to sleep, so he soon fell asleep, is to get him to climb five flights of stairs. Boy this trip was pleased, and for his father, it was difficult.
13
In 1980, Ben was 20 years old, and in 1985, only 15 years old. How is this possible?
Hint

In: Ben was an ordinary man?
A: Yes.

Q: He was born on February 29?
A: No.

Q: every year he was a year older?
A: Yes.

Q: do I Need to do something with dates?
A: Yes.

REPLY

Ben was born in 2000 BC. For this period, calendar years are counted in reverse order, so in 1985 BC he was 15 years old, and in 1980 BC he was 20 years old.
14
In the course of the experiment in class at school she was sent to the nearest city centre to take air samples to determine the degree of contamination. She was given a jar with a tight-fitting removable cover. She knew that the Bank is relatively clean air school. How she managed to force out the air and fill the Bank with the necessary breakdown of urban air?
Hint

Q: Could the girl obtain a representative sample, simply removing the cover from the vessel and waving it?
A:No. How could she be confident that banks removed all the air that was in it originally?

Q: did the girl any device to create a vacuum?
A: No.

In: Included if the decision girls some advanced physical methods or the need for complex devices?
A: No, she used a very simple approach.

REPLY

In school girl completely filled the jar with water, and in the place where it was necessary to take samples of the air, poured the water. Its place was occupied by urban air, which has become a pretty good breakdown.
15
Greenland is a huge island covered in snow and ice. Why the person who discovered this island, called it Greenland, i.e. Green country?
Hint

Q: was there an island green, when this man opened it?
A: No.

In: Believed is this person that the island will become or may become green?
A: No.

In: Called if he island in honor of someone or some place?
A: No.

Q: it was Assumed that the title should be descriptive?
A: Yes.

Q: whether the title is accurate in any respect?
A: No.

REPLY

Greenland has opened approximately 982, Scandinavian Jarl Erik the Red. He sought to encourage people to settle there and so they called the country of Greenland, as this name could attract them in English. language greenland - "green earth"). This is one of the earliest examples of deliberate misinformation.
16
The girl listened to the radio. Suddenly it stopped, and a minute later joined again. The radio was in order, the radio transmission is not interrupted, and the girl did not touch the controls of the receiver. Why radio was silent and then work again?
Hint

Q: or did the girl on the radio in some way or changed the position of the antenna?
A: No.

Q: was there at the same time, the same pause at the other listeners of this radio station?
A: most did not Have, but few have been.

Q: did is the location of the girl?
A: Yes.

In: Such phenomena are rare or common?
A: Normal.

REPLY

The girl listened to the radio in the car, which was led by her father. The reception is temporarily interrupted, when he was passing through the tunnel.
17
Long and hard Boxing match ended in a knockout. The judges unanimously declared the clear winner. However, during the battle neither athlete had not hit him. What happened?
Hint

In: Caused if one boxer to another kick, head or any subject?
A: No.

Q: was there any battle by all the rules?
A: Yes.

Q: And was not caused a single blow?
A: no athlete inflicted blows.

Q: Was it in this game something special?
A: Yes.

REPLY

Neither athlete had not hit him because boxers were women.
18
One day a man and his sister went shopping. Suddenly the man said, "that guy Over there is my nephew. "True, " replied the sister. "but I don't nephew". How so?
Hint

There's no trick. Man and woman were normal brother and sister. The boy was the nephew of men, but was not the nephew of the woman. This is a very simple explanation.

REPLY

The boy was the son of the woman, and therefore a nephew of her brother.
19
Once in the room, where there was a lot of people are fans of Brazilian football team saw the Argentine fan. He approached him and struck him a heavy blow, knocking that down. Rising from the floor, Argentine fan thanked the man who hit him. Why?
Hint

Q: They knew each other?
A: No.

Q: was there a fan of the Argentine team is grateful to those who struck him?
A: Yes.

Q: did the fan of the Argentine team?
A: Yes.

REPLY

Both of these men sat in the restaurant. The fan of the Argentine team is stuck in the throat of fish bone, and he was gasping for breath. Fan of the Brazilian team in time saw it and was hit on the back. From this blow the bone slipped that saved the man's life.

Paul Sloane and Des McHale
"The original puzzle on thinking outside the box"
(Paul Sloane & Des MacHale "Challenging Lateral Thinking Puzzles")
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17th issue
2014-06-11 15:49:23
Knockout (eng. knockout is one of the possible outcomes of a Boxing match. Is that one of the players gets hit, after which he is unable to continue the fight after the count from 1 to 10. The term is used in other martial arts, however the expense might be not necessarily up to ten, as determined by the rules of the sport, the rules of the competition or direct the judge.

Knockout is a boxer, harakterizuyu dizziness partial or complete loss of orientation, and sometimes consciousness caused by a blow. Usually the knock-out is accompanied by a concussion athlete.

brother
2014-03-19 15:09:17
14 question the girl took a large jar?I hope that 100 liter let drags. winter or summer went??????Yes if the city?
19 what bone has slipped? the vertebrae?
Katya
2014-01-15 21:57:39
Tell 9 legate he just said I want a saw
Katya
2014-01-14 17:58:53
Dasha 9 years 18 is very simple if a man and woman are brother and sister and the boy is his nephew then it is logical that the sister's son
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2014-01-14 17:49:49
the second daneka has 1 variant for example, each won two sets , and one set in a draw
Maria
2013-11-08 17:13:05
I think it is interesting,but not everything is clear...))**
the name doesn't matter
2013-10-18 13:47:37
17 logical because neither ATHLETE had not hit him, it was the ATHLETES
the name doesn't matter
2013-10-18 13:45:07
5 logical. of course if a person jumped FROM a STANDING PLANE he remained unharmed.
eve
2013-09-20 18:53:12
where the answers!
Elena
2013-07-17 08:24:39
Thank you,I will be at the festival to make these donatii family and friends!

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