Ошибка выжившего. Творческое решение проблем

Survivorship bias and the flip side of things

During World War II, the Hungarian mathematician Abraham Wald, who worked in the SRG laboratory in New York, considered how to minimize bomber losses...
War elephants

Convert Harm Into Benefit – Timur’s decision

Turco-Mongol commander and conqueror Timur (Tamerlane, 1336-1405), invaded northern India, attacking the Delhi Sultanate. The battle between  Turco-Mongol conqueror and Indian forces took place in...
Michael Parkes surreal art

Say everything in one sentence

Once upon a time, in the West Lake village, a servant lived with his master. After service of about 30 years, his master became...
Лепрекон. Жан-Батист Монж (Jean Baptiste Monge)

The Field of Boliauns – Creative Problem Solving

One fine day in harvest, Tom Fitzpatrick went strolling along the sunny side of a hedge. All of a sudden he heard a clacking noise...
Famous Paintings by Rene Magritte

How to get a million dollars

You are on a game show. You are standing before two doors. Behind one is 1 million dollars, and behind the other is a donkey. There are...
Power of life

Water Crossing By Rope

The deep round lake is 200 meters in diameter. In the middle of the lake there is an island where a tree grows. There...
Raja Birbal, Hindu advisor

Birbal’s Wise Decision – example of creative problem solving

A farmer and his neighbour once went to Emperor Akbar's court with a complaint. "Your Majesty, I bought a well from him," said the farmer...
Alex Fishgoyt paintings

Creative riddles

1. How to pour the syrup inside the chocolate candy? 2. How to light a match with water? 3. A man throw a ball. It goes...
Vladimir Rumyantsev. Cats

A challenge for the fisherman – solution of practical problem

One fisherman bought himself a new fishing rod with 5 feet long. He has to commute home by public transport, where it is forbidden to...

How many 9 comes..?

In the city, a new district with 100 houses was constructed. Experts that produce nameplates, manufactured and brought a pack of new ones with the...

Vision of childhood eyes

While сhanging the wheel of his car, a man dropped all four nuts of his fastening in the sewer grid, from where it was...
Gauss. German mathematician

The Story of Young Gauss

In the lesson of arithmetic, the teacher, who decided to do his own business, asked the students to compute the sum of all the...