# Questions tagged [lateral-thinking]

A puzzle solved through an indirect and creative approach, using reasoning that is not immediately obvious and involving ideas that may not be obtainable only using logic.

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### 3 snails on a triangle. When will they all approach one another?

There are 3 snails at the vertices of an equilateral triangle of side length L. Snail 1 crawls towards snail 2, snail 2 towards 3, and 3 towards 1. All snails crawl at the constant speed V. If they ...
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### Cracking the Cryptic Logo

The well-known Cracking The Cryptic YouTube channel has a logo consisting of 12 circles joined by 16 straight lines running horizontally, vertically or diagonally. What is the significance of this ...
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### The muddy water leaked into the campus

Sometimes, for whatever reason, you need to make a change. Maybe something inside of you changed, and you want the outside to reflect it. Maybe you want to change something from the outside in. Maybe ...
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### Aliens have landed!

Aliens from planet Stirwet have landed on earth! Being hyper-intelligent and possessing superior technology, they immediately took over. After having a quick look around, they found humans and apes (...
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### A cinematic masterpiece in matchsticks

Polanski's magnificent Chinatown (my all-time fourth favourite film) was produced among numerous other movies by Robert Evans, the second anniversary of whose death is today1. What better excuse for a ...
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### A semi truck weighing exactly 10,000 pounds

A semi truck weighing exactly 10,000 pounds gets onto a bridge that is 100 miles long. The bridge's actual weight limit (not the posted limit) is exactly 10,000 pounds; any more will break the bridge. ...
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### A variant of the doctor's dilemma

This puzzle is a variant of the Doctor's Dilemma. There are two patients in a hospital (let's call them A and B), both of them need an operation by two different doctors (let's call them X and Y) ...
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### Scientific Discovery Rebus Puzzle

What scientific discovery is represented by the following image? NOTE: Some tags have been deliberately omitted since I don't wanna reveal too much 😊
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### Make 93 using 2, 0, 2, 2 and a least powerful set of operations [closed]

Use some mathematical operations to make an expression equal 93. You must use each one of the digits 2, 0, 2, 2 exactly once, and no other digits. To score the solutions, your set of operations used ...
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### My infix and suffix are given, but my prefix is not

My prefix is not known, Rather it has some meaning or some mark, But my suffix has magic powers, And my infix depends on smart remark. My whole is about choice, has a meaning or two. Can you guess ...
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### Can you find what I am?

Here's a simple affix-riddle . My prefix is the sound of an animal. My infix, the missing of the cast. My suffix, what children like to hear. My whole, deals with the past. Can you guess the ...