Irina Popova. White herd. Enhancing creativity

Complete to the Whole

A farmer wants to divide his 17 horses among his three sons. According to farmer the oldest son should get half of the horses,the...
Стрела в центре мишени. Сделать наоборот.

Do The Opposite

A duke was hunting in the forest with his men-at-arms and servants when he came across a tree. Upon it, archery targets were painted...

Party detective story

A man walks into a party and pours some punch and ice into a cup. He was really thirsty and drank it really fast. Then...
Ancient gold coin. Creative Puzzle

Egyptian coin. Mindfulness Challenge

An archeologist claims he found a Roman coin dated 46 B.C. in Egypt.  Note: Roman coins can really be found in Egypt How much should...
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...