# Lateral thinking. You've asked for more, but this is the last.

Australia
January 20, 2007 5:41am CST
Solve these lateral thinking/ logic puzzles. 1. Rubber shoes are worn for tennis. Cleats are worn for baseball. Spikes are worn for running. In which sport are the shoes made of metal? 2. While standing on a concrete floor, it is possible to drop an egg three feet without breaking the shell. Nothing is used to break the fall. How is it done? 3. An American citizen visits 10 foreign countries in one day. He has no passport. He is welcomed in each country and leaves of his own accord. How can he do this? 4. A healthy young man died on a wide, flat, grassy path, about 200 feet from a gate. He was fully clothed and had a stick in his hand. He did not die from a heart attack. He was not murdered. How did he die? 5. You have a chance to join a board of directors. A strange rule applies. You have to choose between two pieces of paper: one with a "yes" and one with a "no". If you choose the "yes" paper, you become a director. If you choose the "no" paper, you are dismissed from the company. A rival has substituted a "no" paper for the "yes" paper and tells you just as you are entering the office for the interview. You are not allowed to speak during the interview. You must choose one piece of paper. How can you assure you will be selected to be on the board?
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11 responses
• India
20 Jan 07
Answers to: 2)I'd stand on the concrete floor -drop the egg - and catch it once it's down by 3 feet and before it strikes the floor. 3)It could be an exhibition where different stalls are exhibiting their respective countries. 4)I guess it's the Pumpkin Man. 5)Since both the chits have "No" written on them I'll have to remove one chit(perhaps I'll eat it) which means the remaining chit has the opposite answer.Since the remaining chit has "No" the panel would thing my chit had "Yes" written on it. Couldn't make out the first one...
• Australia
21 Jan 07
2. I've thought about this one and I'll pay it. 3. He visits 10 countries - not 10 stalls 4. The pumpkin man??? Never heard of that one! 5. Good thinking a + for trying
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• Australia
26 Jan 07
Keep trying with number four.
@Mikaelo (191)
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
1. Soccer (Football)...not sure though. 2. Simply hold the egg higher than three feet, and then release it. The first three feet it will fall without breaking. (^_^) 3. The guy is a US Postman delivering mail to foreign embassies, as the land that an embassy is built on belongs to that country. So if say you go to the Australian embassy in America as soon as you go through the gate you are on Australian soil. So the postman visited 10 different embassies so that means he visited 10 different countries, without needing a passport. 4. ?? 5. ??
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• Australia
22 Jan 07
Two out of five. Very good! All the answers will be posted when all are solved.
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@Mikaelo (191)
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
At least I got two of 'em. Hehe.
• Australia
9 Feb 07
You did get the hardest one. Try again for 4 and 5
• United States
21 Jan 07
1) Magnetic floor hockey...lol..no idea 2)It is caught by someone lying on the floor. 3)He is the President of the United States 4)He fell and was punctured by the stick he was carrying. 5)Put a yes paper in your pocket before entering the room and place it in your hand before you choose a paper, revealing only the yes paper. Please respond with the correct answers after giving enough time for other to participate. I love these things. thanks for the topic..
• Australia
21 Jan 07
1. Nah 2. Nothing is used to break the fall. Catching it is breaking the fall. 3. No 4. No 5. No. I think they'd see that one and how would he know how to write the Yes? A + for thinking and trying All the answers will be printed as soon as they are all solved
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• United States
22 Jan 07
Well it was fun to try. Why not the President of the U.S. I highly doubt they ask to see his pass port...lol... As far as seening it coming if he wrote yes on the paper, his rival wrote 'no' to replace the yes right, that was the reason for that answer...These are fun..thanks...can't wait for the right answers..Thanks for the A+ it is always nice to have effort rewarded...too funny...
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• Australia
22 Jan 07
You have a point with number five, but there is a sure way.
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@specK113 (46)
• Australia
22 Jan 07
1. Horse shoes are metal. Sport = horse racing 2. Drop the egg from 4+ feet 3. Delivery man delivering to foreign embassies on American soil. 4. Struck by lightning 5. Choose one and then gesture for the interviewers to check their piece of paper. As it will say "no" they will assume yours says "yes"
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• Australia
22 Jan 07
Three out of five! Check numbers 4 and 5
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21 Jan 07
1. Horse racing 2.Catch it before it falls 3.He's at the UN? 4.aneurism/broke his neck pole vaulting over the gate 5. two negatives make a positive. You'd better post the answers somewhere!!!
• Australia
21 Jan 07
1. More information needed 2. Nothing is used to break the fall. Catching is breaking the fall. 3. No, he isn't at the UN, but good try. 4. No. 5. Good thinking, but no. I'll post all the answers as soon as they are all solved. Everyone gets a + for trying.
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@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
20 Feb 07
Okay cloudwatcher let's see how well the brain is functioning at this hour, but I have to warn you that it might not be all that good. LOL The answers, or at least my version of them, are: 1. Horse racing, because horse shoes are metal 2. Hold and release the egg higher than three feet, which means that it will fall the first three feet without breaking. 3. The American goes to 10 different Embassies in the one day and has deliveries for each of them. An land on which an Embassy is built is deemed to part of that country, i.e. Australian Embassy in whichever country is considered to be part of Australia. He does not need a passport to make the deliveries and of course the delivery is welcomed by each embassy. 4. He was playing golf and had been hit by lightning. 5. The applicant selects one piece of paper and puts it in his mouth, swallowing it. They check the other piece of paper and it says "NO", so they assume that he has eaten the one with "YES". How did I go with that little lot cloudwatcher but I did have to put the brain into gear a little?
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• Australia
20 Feb 07
It seems that all except number four have been answered correctly. Anyone for number four?
• Australia
9 Mar 07
Very well done with your information maddy, but I'm afraid it wasn't the answer. The last response gave the answer. The gate was the starting gate at a racecourse. The man was the jockey, hence the stick in his hand.
• Japan
17 Feb 07
Just wanted to add that for #3, the guy could also be a member of the US military and travel to any NATO country. I am bad with riddles though, so I will not even attempt the other ones!
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@bluewings (3857)
16 Feb 07
4.Stuck on the head by a 'golf' ball or a baseball? 5.Can I pick one and run? The remaining one is also 'no' .So,plausible conclusion is that 'yes' is with me. I am the new director ,lol. The other 3 have already been answered.
@RAMPersona (2036)
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
answer to #4 The gate is the starting gate of a horse race. The man is a jockey who fell off his horse shortly after it left the gate and got run over by the rest of the horses. The stick is his riding crop. ..sorry i've cheated, just found this info on another website.. i just want to complete it..
• Australia
1 Mar 07
Yes, you are right, and you are honest, but I'm giving the best response to the previous one, because he kept trying, and trying.
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
9 Feb 07
#5 Let your rival choose first.
• Australia
10 Feb 07
Good idea, but the rival isn't in the room. This is a solo!
• United States
25 Feb 07
Jeeez thanks for posting this. Now I feel like an idiot. I couldn't think of what any answers .... sheesh