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Lateral Thinking II

Postby Holmes » January 12th, 2009, 7:36 am

Five new logic-problems. Enjoy!

1)The arm that came from mail
A man received a package. He opened it carefully and found an arm of a man inside. He examined it, he put it inside the package again and send it to another man. This second man did the same thing as the frst man but then he took the arm to a forest and buried it. Why did the men do this?

2)Two friends go to eat at a restaurant
This two friends managed to survive a shipwreck of a small boat where they were traveling with one of the man´s son. The two friends order the same same food in the restaurant. Once the waiter gives them their food, they start to eat. However, one of them, when he made ther first bite, he goes out the restaurant and shoots himself. Why?

3)A man goes down the stairs of a building ...
... when he notes subtlely that her wife has just died. How does he konw?

4)The musci stopped(this one is tricky, pretty difficult)
The music stopped. The woman died. Explain it.

5)In a funeral of a mother of two sisters...
... one of them falls in love with a man that she had never seen and giving flowers to their late mother. The two sisters were now, the only memebers and heirs of the family. They were the only representatives of the mamily also. After the funeral, in their house, the sister that fell in love told what had happened to her to her sister. Inmediately after that, the sister that fell in love kills her sister. Why?
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Re: Lateral Thinking II

Postby kat1214young » January 12th, 2009, 7:56 am

5.
[spoiler]so that she could see the man again[/spoiler]
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Re: Lateral Thinking II

Postby Holmes » January 12th, 2009, 8:15 am

kat1214young wrote:5.
[spoiler]so that she could see the man again[/spoiler]


Correct. Keep going.
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Re: Lateral Thinking II

Postby bright_zero » January 12th, 2009, 3:36 pm

I have to say these riddles only make sense if you look at them of a criminal point of view.. :P
1:
[spoiler]He is gonna bury it with the rest of the body[/spoiler]
2:
[spoiler]So he could go and see his son, in the afterlife[/spoiler]
3:
[spoiler]Because he killed her[/spoiler]
4:
[spoiler]The music represents her heart beat??....I'm not sure though.. Or she had some connection with the music, so she reacted upon hearing it..perhaps she couldn't see, just hear. Meaning she died because of the fact that she thought she was safe, while she clearly wasn't... ???[/spoiler]
5:
[spoiler]So she could see the man she fell in love with again[/spoiler]
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Re: Lateral Thinking II

Postby karitaru » January 12th, 2009, 6:55 pm

bright_zero wrote:4:
[spoiler]The music represents her heart beat??....I'm not sure though.. Or she had some connection with the music, so she reacted upon hearing it..perhaps she couldn't see, just hear. Meaning she died because of the fact that she thought she was safe, while she clearly wasn't... ???[/spoiler]


[spoiler]I think she was the one playing the music, that's why the music stopped since she dropped dead. I am not sure, though.[/spoiler]
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Re: Lateral Thinking II

Postby kat1214young » January 13th, 2009, 8:20 am

Holmes wrote:
kat1214young wrote:5.
[spoiler]so that she could see the man again[/spoiler]


Correct. Keep going.


LOL we have our local version of this, didn't know it was actually the same XDDD  :P
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Re: Lateral Thinking II

Postby Holmes » January 13th, 2009, 10:53 am

bright_zero wrote:I have to say these riddles only make sense if you look at them of a criminal point of view.. :P
1:
[spoiler]He is gonna bury it with the rest of the body[/spoiler]
2:
[spoiler]So he could go and see his son, in the afterlife[/spoiler]
3:
[spoiler]Because he killed her[/spoiler]
4:
[spoiler]The music represents her heart beat??....I'm not sure though.. Or she had some connection with the music, so she reacted upon hearing it..perhaps she couldn't see, just hear. Meaning she died because of the fact that she thought she was safe, while she clearly wasn't... ???[/spoiler]
5:
[spoiler]So she could see the man she fell in love with again[/spoiler]


Answer 3 is wrong. The correct answer is:
[spoiler]He was walking down the stairs. While he was doing that the electricity went down. His wife had and machine for breathing to keep her alive and needed electricity. If the electricity went down, she would die.[/spoiler]

And as for problem 4...
It is very difficult because the problem doesn´t have any hints.
Answer:
[spoiler]The woman was a tigh-rope walker . While she was walking the tigh-rope with her hands tied and her eyes covered, the sign that she had finished walking the rope was that the orchestra director would finish the music. But that day another diretor went and didn´t know that, so he finished the music before. The woman thought that she had finished, so she made an unexpected movement, she fell, and died.[/spoiler]
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Re: Lateral Thinking II

Postby sdf1macross » January 13th, 2009, 11:22 am

The answers are too complicated, I don't think we can get all that from the infromation you give us  :D
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Re: Lateral Thinking II

Postby helloworld » January 13th, 2009, 5:43 pm

Holmes wrote:Five new logic-problems. Enjoy!

2)Two friends go to eat at a restaurant
This two friends managed to survive a shipwreck of a small boat where they were traveling with one of the man´s son. The two friends order the same same food in the restaurant. Once the waiter gives them their food, they start to eat. However, one of them, when he made ther first bite, he goes out the restaurant and shoots himself. Why?


[spoiler]The two friends and the son end up stranded on an island. They're starving, and there's no food around, so one of the guys kills the other guy's son. he takes the "meat" from the body, and buries the body. when the killer comes with the "meat", he tells his friend that it's pelican. the first guy had never eaten pelican before, so he just ate it. he later finds out his son is dead. later, when the two friends return to civilization, they order pelican. the father of the son takes a bite, realizes that he ate his son, and shoots himself.[/spoiler]
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Re: Lateral Thinking II

Postby karitaru » January 13th, 2009, 6:09 pm

helloworld wrote:[spoiler]The two friends and the son end up stranded on an island. They're starving, and there's no food around, so one of the guys kills the other guy's son. he takes the "meat" from the body, and buries the body. when the killer comes with the "meat", he tells his friend that it's pelican. the first guy had never eaten pelican before, so he just ate it. he later finds out his son is dead. later, when the two friends return to civilization, they order pelican. the father of the son takes a bite, realizes that he ate his son, and shoots himself.[/spoiler]


woo, man, that required so much imagination. There is no way to come up with this from the problem.
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Re: Lateral Thinking II

Postby Quiet Lurker » January 13th, 2009, 10:09 pm

Given the morbidness of these problems, the answer to the first question most likely involve cannibalism as well, for example:
- Three people were stranded (either via a shipwreck or a plane crash)
- Facing starvation, but unwilling to kill each other, they decided to cut off their arms and eat them.
- Before they feast on the third person's arm, they were rescued.
- The third person got his/her arm amputated and is the original sender of the arm.
- After both of the other survivors affirmed that they are now "even" the arm is buried.

Cannibalism FTW!!  ;D

Seriously though, this better NOT be the right answer.  ::)
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Re: Lateral Thinking II

Postby Holmes » January 14th, 2009, 7:07 am

Yes, I suppose imagination is needed to solve these problems, bit I think that is the fun part, these problems keep me awake for a long time.  ;)
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Re: Lateral Thinking II

Postby sdf1macross » January 14th, 2009, 11:54 pm

I don't mind the imagination part, but the thing is that with so little information, and having to use our imagination means that we can com up with more than one answer  ;D
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Re: Lateral Thinking II

Postby GinRei » January 15th, 2009, 12:16 am

That's why I didn't answer any of them.  I thought of at least three different plausible answers for each.  It's not really a logic problem, but more of an imagination problem.  How absurd of an answer can you get!?

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