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Lateral thinking

These puzzles involve some novel way of thinking or looking at the problem from an unexpected viewpoint. The term 'lateral thinking' was coined by Edward de Bono to denote a problem-solving style that involves looking at a situation from unexpected angles. Lateral thinking involves a combination of skills and traits, a few of which are creativity, perceptiveness, and the ability to identify and apply new approaches.

Example:

Why do Chinese men eat more rice than Japanese men?

Solution: There are more Chinese men than Japanese men.

11.Join the dots

Join the dots

Join all nine dots using four straight lines. You cannot retrace your steps.

Extend the lines beyond the dots.

Final diagram resembles a kite.

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