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1
At the children's hospital young patients loved to play with adorable Teddy bears that were there. Unfortunately, the children loved them so much that bears disappeared at an alarming rate: young patients took them home. As the hospital has solved this problem?
Hint

In: Bears in the hospital were locked or protected?
A: No.

In: Bears intentionally made unattractive to children?
A: No.

In: Children and their parents began to threaten or steel to fine them?
A: No.

Q: was used love children to bear and care for them?
A: Yes.

REPLY

All bears have made headbands and said small children that the bears need to stay in the hospital to recover. Children with sadness, but with compassion agreed.
2
Over dinner, which brought together people from high society, was launched in a circle very expensive coin, so that people could look at it. Suddenly the lights went out. When he lit up again, the coins were not. It was decided to search all guests. One person refused to be searched. Then called the police, but before her arrival coin found under the saucer. Why the guest is not allowed himself to be searched?
Hint

Q: This man was a thief or an accomplice?
A: No.

In: the Coin was in his pocket?
A: No.

Q: He was an aristocrat, as other guests?
A: Yes.

Q: He was afraid to show what was in his pockets?
A: Yes.

In: the Contents of the pockets would show that he is a criminal?
A: No.

Q: He took something? A: Yes.

REPLY

The man who refused to be searched, was an aristocrat, but lapsed into extreme poverty. He tried to keep a decent look, but he often didn't had money for food. So at dinner he was secretly stuffed their pockets with food from the table, which would allow him to survive for a few days. Of course, the search would find, and he would be humiliated.
3
The first time the girl was celebrating her birthday when she was 8 years. Why?
Hint

In: the Girl was physically normal?
A: Yes.

In Her eight years were really normal eight years of 12 months each?
A: Yes.

In: next birthday she turned 16?
A: No.

In: next birthday she was 9 years old?
A: No.

Q: Could she be born in the 20th century?
A: No, but she lived in the 20th century.

In: Her first birthday was eight years?
A: No, the same thing happened with all who are born in one day with her.

REPLY

She was born February 29, 1896, but 1900 was not a leap year, as the years of the final century, are leap years only when the number of centuries is divided by 4. Therefore, the first after her birth on February 29, fell to 1904, when the girl was 8 years old. Next birthday she turned 12.
4
So that people could get into the sewers or connections to other underground utilities, are hatches. Recently our city Council decided that all square manholes in the city, replace all. We've learned that the city Council makes stupid decisions, but this time the decision was absolutely correct. Why?
Hint

Q: this city was something special?
A: No. Such a replacement would be useful everywhere.

In: Concerned whether a matter of cost or efficiency?
A: No.

Q: was Concerned with it security?
A: Yes.

In: hatch Covers are of the same form that hatches, but the size is slightly larger than the hole size, limited by the edges of the hatches?
A: Yes.

REPLY

Cover square or rectangular hatch may fail to hatch because the length of the diagonal hatch is greater than the length of the side of the cover (if only the width of the rim, which has a cover, not too big). Cap round hatch to fail not, how could it not turn. Therefore, all hatches easier and safer square.
5
Protagoras was a lawyer in ancient Greece. In his goodness he took the disciples of poor but capable young man and said that he would take his tuition as long as he will not win for the first time his case, and then the student must pay all tuition. The young man gladly agreed. He finished the whole course, but decided that he didn't want to practice law, and went into the village to graze goats. Protagoras was indignant at such a waste of talent and knowledge and was afraid that I would not receive money for training young men. He decided to collect from the student money through the courts. Who do you think will win the process, if the plaintiff and the defendant will meet in court?
Hint

Before the trial, and Protagoras, and his disciple were sure that they have all the chances to win the case. The student believed that if he wins the case, the court released him from all payment obligations. If he loses, he would still not be required to pay, as his first case is won and the terms of the contract he will not have to pay.
Protagoras believed, if he wins the case, then it is by definition will mean that the court decided the case in his favour and, therefore, the student will be required to reimburse him for all the losses, that is, to pay for training. If he loses, the other side, his disciple, will benefit and, therefore, will have to pay under the contract.

REPLY

This paradox has no clear solution. Good chances on both sides. It is interesting to see how you can argue the court. Whoever lost, he can be won. If you lose a student, then he will not win his first case, and under the terms of the agreement, the Protagoras will not have the right money. If you lose the Protagoras, it will be for the student by winning his first case and he will have to pay Protagoras. Some believe that the most likely outcome. The court will benefit the student because he was not given a commitment to practice law and, therefore, no terms of the contract before that time is not violated. But, after losing the first case, Protagoras can put the suit on the grounds that the student had won his first case and now must pay. Thus, in any case, in the end wins the Protagoras. However, the student, if he's smart enough, can the court not to act, and to hire a good lawyer, who will win the first thing for him. In this case, the student because he did not win the case, to pay will not be obligated and will eventually win.
6
French manufacturer of gloves received from new York the order of 5000 pairs of expensive gloves of seal-skin. But he learned that the duties on the import of such gloves in the USA is very high. How he managed to bring his gloves in the USA, not breaking the law, but without paying duty?
Hint

In: the Manufacturer has taken the gloves in the US secretly?
A: No! He was an honest businessman.

Q: He gave them for something else?
A: No.

Q: He paid the fee?
A: No.

Q: If the fee is not paid, the goods confiscated?
A: Yes. In this case, the goods put up for auction, where it sold to someone who will offer the highest price. (The price of a pair of gloves at the auction will have more duties on them.)

REPLY

The manufacturer sent 5000 glove on his left hand in new York, and 5000 on the right in Miami. There he refused to pay the duty, and gloves in both places were confiscated. Both lots were put up for auction, where they had to repeatedly reduce the price anyone bought them (really, who needs thousands of left gloves?). In the end, they were sold at extremely low price. Of course, on both auctions bought them ingenious manufacturer, paying much less tax.
7
The inspector reviewed a certain school, noticed that when he would ask the class a question, in response, pulled the hands of all students. Moreover, although every time a teacher had chosen the other disciple, the answer has always been right. How did it happen?
Hint

In: the Inspector asked a lot of questions?
A: Yes.

Q: All the students raised their hands?
A: Yes.

In: the Student, who was selected by the teacher, always knew the right answer?
A: Yes.

Q: these were ordinary children?
A: Yes.

Q: All the children knew all the answers?
A: No.

In: the Teacher knew the questions in advance?
A: No.

REPLY

The teacher said to the students, so they volunteered to answer regardless of whether you know the answer or don't know. But those who know the answer, should raise the right hand, and those who do not know, left. Every time a teacher chose another student, but always the one who was raised right hand.
8
How would you answer the question that arose in one of the companies of bridge players? I have a question. The cards were spades. What scenario is more likely: that in the hands of one of the pairs will be all peaks or that the hands of one of the pair of peaks at all?
Hint

The bridge involves four players, and everyone has 13 cards. 13 trump cards are distributed randomly. One pair to have all 13 very bad, because it would take at least seven tricks. The probability that all the cards will get one pair, very small, but no less likely that the pair will not get a single trump card?

REPLY

The probability of both cases is the same: after all, if all the cards will be in the hands of one pair, the other pair of aces.
9
A man was summoned for competition champion Golf nick Faldo, on condition that he would choose the time and venue of the game. Nick accepted this condition, and caused easily defeated him. Why?
Hint

Q: the Game has been played by the rules?
A: Yes.

In: the Caller was a world-class player?
Oh No, he was just a good player.

In: champion played in full force?
A: Yes.

In: timing of the game gave an advantage to the caller?
A: Yes.

REPLY

The caller was blind and was appointed the competition at midnight on a moonless night. He dark way. (Blind really participate in a Golf competition, using instructions sighted about where the ball is and where the hole is.) Champion did not see the ball and could not get it.
10
A person caused by the competition of the Olympic running champion in the 100 meters Carl Lewis, on condition that he would choose the track. How he managed to defeat the champion?
(Note: the Solution to the previous puzzle here will not help.)
Hint

Q: They fled to the distance?
A: Yes.

In: Time of race mattered?
A: No.

Q: They were running backwards, sideways or on the hands?
A: No.

In: the Distance was long?
A: No, short.

REPLY

The caller was chosen as the route the ladder. He was the fastest in Ireland a window-cleaner and therefore easily won the competition.
11
In the hospital of St. James directs all the victims of accidents in the city. Most drivers and passengers injured in the accident. To reduce their number, the city government made it mandatory use of seat belts. Drivers and passengers began to fasten these straps, but the number of accidents has remained constant, while the number of injured people who were admitted to the hospital, even increased. Why?
Hint

Q: With safety belts, people began to travel with greater speed or more risky?
A: No.

In: Increased number of injuries to pedestrians, cyclists or other road users?
A: No, but increased the number of injuries to drivers and passengers.

In: the severity of the injuries have declined on average?
A: No.

In: the City, its residents or hospital differed something special?
A: No.

In: Use of seat belts increased road safety?
A: Yes.

REPLY

The use of seat belts has reduced the number of dying in an accident. Many people who are without a seat belt would have been killed (and would get in the morgues), survived, but was injured and needed treatment. Therefore, the number of falls in the hospital has increased.
12
The man was walking through unfamiliar terrain. He reached the crossroads, where it appeared that the signpost directions of roads fell. As people were able to choose the right road?
Hint

Q. Can people determine the initial position of the pointer, pregna his broken parts or the post itself to the remaining hole?
A: No.

Q: have Resorted to using the Sun, stars, wind, or landmarks?
A: No.

In: To determine the correct position of the pole he used some of my knowledge?
A: Yes.

Q: Could do the same thing someone else, or this man had some special knowledge or skills?
A: This could be done by any person.

REPLY

The traveler knew the name of the city, which he left in the morning. This helped him to put the pole so that the pointer with the name of the city pointed to the road on which this man came. In this and all other signs were in the right positions.
13
People threw out some thing. He then paid another $ 20, so he tried to find this thing. He searched, but not found. Later people can easily find it yourself. How?
Hint

In: People deliberately threw away something of value for him?
A: Yes.

Q: He was happy with this?
A: Yes.

Q: was he happy that he returned to this thing?
A: Yes.

Q: He changed his mind?
A: No, the circumstances have changed.

Q: When he threw this thing, she represented to him the danger?
A: Yes.

Q: When he regained it, she was not a danger to it?
A: No.

REPLY

The man fell overboard a small vessel near the shore. He was a poor swimmer, and heavy expensive pair of binoculars hanging around his neck, pulled him to the bottom. So he dropped the binoculars. Man rescued. The one who saved him, he offered a reward if he will dive and get his binoculars. He managed to find a pair of binoculars, but after low tide, the owner should be able to find it in the sand.
14
Man all his life sought for a purpose, but he was insured in case you achieve it. What was that goal?
Hint

In: His desire was unusual?
A: No, the same goal, the aim of many individuals.

In: reaching the target would cause him hurt or killed him?
A: No.

Q: is This his idea was dangerous for him or other people?
A: No.

In: the Achievement of its objectives could lead to huge costs?
A: Yes.

In: Important to have the skill or luck?
About: the one And the other.

REPLY

This is a true story that happened in Japan. Zastrakhovalsya was an avid golfer and his lifelong dream was to drive the ball into the hole with one stroke. But it would have cost him dearly, as the customs of his club, the one who managed it, had a Banquet to all other members of the club.
15
All ornithologists believe that there is good reason why the bird eggs one end dumber another. What is the reason?
Hint

This reason has to do with the practical advantage for the survival of birds. It is a simple physical consequence arising from this form of eggs. The egg is irrelevant.

REPLY

Spherical and oval eggs slid least in a straight line. Asymmetric eggs, one end dumber, and the other is sharper, tend to roll in a circle. (Check it on a regular chicken eggs.) If the egg lies on the edge of a cliff or other trusted location, the desire to roll in a circle, not a straight - a big advantage.
16
One landowner boasted that no one will get in his possession, because they are protected by the evil dog. As managed ingenious boy unharmed pass on his land, without causing any harm to the dog?
Hint

In: the Boy went into the garden, when the dog was there?
A: Yes.

Q: He drugged the dog or lured him into a trap?
A: No. He could run freely.

Q: He gave the dog food?
A: No.

Q: He was distracted by the dog?
A: Yes.

REPLY

The boy brought the bitch that had heat. He launched her in the garden and watch the dog was distracted by her.
17
One businessman from Los Angeles has put a lot of effort to learn the Japanese language from someone for whom this language was native. He excelled in training - spoke fluently, his vocabulary was extensive, impeccable grammar, and accent almost was not. But when he arrived in Japan and began to speak Japanese with local businessmen, his speech was amazed them. Why?
Hint

In: Listeners were surprised by the fact that the American speaks Japanese?
A: No.

Q: it was in the theme?
A: No.

Q: it was in a manner of speaking?
A: Yes.

In his grammar were Americanism?
A: No.

Q: He studied with someone who spoke very well in Japanese?
A: Yes. He studied with his wife, who was Japanese.

REPLY

Businessman studied the woman and talked like a woman. Speech intonation men and women in Japan is different from the male it is more straightforward and aggressive. The female way of speaking men was for the Japanese is very unusual and fun.
18
Why do people wrote his portrait on eggshells?
Hint

In: the Man was an artist by profession?
A: No.

In: People put their image on the shell for entertainment?
A: No, he had good reason.

In His profession played a role?
A: Yes.

In: Portrait resembled the man?
A: Yes, when he worked.

REPLY

The man was a professional clown. Every clown wants to create their own unique clown image and "patent" it, depicting on eggshells. These portraits of clowns in your make-up shall be deposited into the international clown club.
19
World famous race car driver drove up to turn on a race track Formula 1. Suddenly he slammed on the brakes and went into a turn, found, broken cars, dangerous lying across the track. From the corner he couldn't see them. Race organizers sent him warning, and no smoke, no fire, no noise, no smell, which could serve as a warning about the accident, was not. How did he know that around the bend there is a danger, and took action in time to avoid it?
Hint

Q: Going before him the car was off the track?
A: No.

Q: He was convinced that at the turn of the accident?
A: No, but he knew that something had happened.

Q: He saw something that he was warned?
A: Yes.

Q: It was a deliberate signal from someone or something?
A: No.

REPLY

Although the driver could not see what was happening around the bend, he saw that all the spectators in the stands ahead with interest looking at something there. He realized that not looking at him, the famous racer, because he saw ahead of something more interesting, perhaps the accident, which happened around the bend.
20
The Director of the hospital confirmed that many taken to his hospital people were not sick, but they were rendered medical services. Why?
Hint

In Such cases unusual?
A: No, they happen often.

Q: These people are mentally defective or rejected by society?
A: No.

Q: They needed medical care due to their physical condition?
A: Strictly speaking, no, but this treatment was normal and useful for them.

REPLY

This hospital had a maternity home, which took pregnant women.
21
In your possession is a large lake of irregular shape. The depth of his unequal and unknown. No rivers do not flow into it and not derived from it. How to determine the amount of water in this lake?
Hint

In: the Solution requires the measurement of the water level in the lake?
A: No.

In: measuring its temperature?
A: No.

In: the Solution is feasible and allows in practice to estimate the volume of water in the lake?
A: Yes.

In: the Solution requires sampling of water from the lake?
A: Yes.

REPLY

You need to pour into the lake known amount of concentrated solution of harmless chemical or vegetable dye. Then you need to wait enough time for the dye is evenly distributed throughout the volume of the lake, and take in several places water samples. Than the more volume of water in the lake, the lower will be the concentration of dye in the samples. Accurate measurement of this concentration will allow you to accurately estimate the volume of water.
22
People in a car without brakes was approaching at a speed of 60 kilometers per hour to unguarded railway crossing without gates. The same move with the same speed of 60 kilometers per hour was approaching train length of 100 meters. The train had left before moving 50 meters, and the man in the car 100 meters. No train or the car did not stop and did not change either the speed or direction of motion, and the driver did not leave the machine. Why is he still alive?
Hint

In: roads and Railways intersect at right angles and on the same level?
A: Yes.

In: Rode whether the driver is on the bridge or through a tunnel?
A: No.

Q: And the car and the driver, and the train has passed the crossing, not taking damage?
A: Yes.

Q: And the car, and the train was passing the crossing at the same time?
A: Yes.

REPLY

Unless it was said that the car was driving down the road? She was carried on the train.
23
One person lives on the 16th floor of a multistory house. When he goes down, it always goes to the first floor by the Elevator. When he lifted one, then goes up to the 10th floor on the Elevator, and then goes on foot. If he goes with someone in the Elevator, it goes up on the Elevator to the 16th floor. In rainy weather, he always rises to the 16th floor on the Elevator. Why he behaves so strangely?
Hint

Q: does the Elevator properly?
A: Yes.

Q: are There any things this man on the 10th floor?
A: No.

In: Raised if the Elevator on any floor?
A: Yes.

REPLY

This man is a dwarf. He doesn't reach the button 16 of the floor, and can only get up to 10 floors. When someone else walks into the Elevator with him, the man presses the button for him. In rainy weather the Lilliputian uses the umbrella to press the button on the 16th floor..
24
In the 18th century, smallpox was dying millions of people around the world. Deliverance from it we are obliged English country doctor Edward Jenner, who lived from 1749 to 1823 years. He noticed that milkmaids never get sick with smallpox. This observation allowed him to develop a preventive procedure that has made it one of the most famous physicians of all times and peoples. Why milkmaids not get smallpox?
Hint

In: Immunity to smallpox had other community groups or only milkmaids?
A: Only milkmaids.

In: It has to do with drinking milk or eating dairy products?
A: No.

Q: This is because, as they milked their cows?
A: No.

Q: They have acquired immunity because he was working with cows?
A: Yes.

In: Immunity was due to the fact that they already had smallpox before?
A: No.

REPLY

Milkmaids infected from cows not dangerous to man the cow pox, and that gave them immunity against a similar, but much more of this virus. Jenner investigated this phenomenon and have developed an inoculation against smallpox vaccine from cowpox. Over time, these vaccinations are widely spread all over the world and wiped out smallpox.
25
Two men were good friends, but had not seen for several years. One day, they suddenly met, but at the meeting had not exchanged a single word. They were neither dumb nor blind, and the ban on conversations in the place of their meeting was not. Why don't they talk?
Hint

In: Friends recognized and welcomed each other?
A: Yes.

Q: They were close to each other?
A: Yes.

Q: They were under surveillance?
A: No.

Q: They were afraid that they would overhear?
A: No.

Q: Could the people speak there?
A: No.

Q: It was in the room?
A: No.

REPLY

These people were divers and met under water.
26
In the period between the two world wars, the British government decided that the need to create accurate maps of the entire country by applying for this new method of aerial photography. He was confused that it will be very expensive as it would require a large number of flights, a large number of films and long painstaking work by mutual binding of photos. Eventually the problem was solved, and it did not cost the government a dime. How so?
Hint

In: the British government began to sell cards to recoup costs?
A: No.

In: It could get planes, photographers and other services for free?
A: No.

In: the maps were accurate?
A: Yes.

Q: They found useful or unexpected information?
A: Yes.

In: the Government sold this information?
A: No.

In: Possession of this information allowed the government to collect more money?
A: Yes.

REPLY

Aerial photography has allowed much more accurate to define the boundaries and area of land holdings. Land tax at that time was calculated according to the square, which was often premanjali. New maps allowed us to correctly identify the area of land holdings, and the government has got much more income, which is fully paid for all costs.

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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it is not running and climbing
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2013-09-06 17:12:54
Funny danette. Only bad that the right answers can be viewed.
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