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Snakebite

On an exotic island you were bitten by a venomous snake. Fortunately, in the nearest settlement there was a doctor. He examined the wound and...

How to make a million dollars by simple solution

In the States there were two large firms engaged in the publication of yellow pages every month. Many office workers bought two directories at...
Andrew Ferez surrealism

Универсальный путешественник: Путеводитель по творчеству

Универсальный путешественник (странник): Путеводитель по творчеству, решению проблем и процессу достижения целей Дон Коберг, Джим Бэгнелл Koberg D., Bagnall J. The Universal Traveler: A soft-systems guide...
Candle problem by psychologist Karl Duncker

The Candle Problem by Karl Duncker, 1945

You are in a room with a table pushed against the wall. On it is a box of thumbtacks, matches, and a candle. You must fix...

Resourceful postman

When the postman arrived at the Smith home to deliver mail through a slot in the front door, he was surprised to find the...

Simple password

A man wanted to enter an exclusive club but did not know the password that was required. He waited by the door and listened. A...

Measuring Water puzzle

You had an infinite supply of water and a 3 and a 5 - liter bottles You would to measure exactly 4 liters of water. How...

Detective’s find

Once a detective found a pipe, top hat, a scarf, a carrot and five pieces of coal lying together in the middle of a field. What is...

Electronic or online brainstorming

Online brainstorming (Brainlining)  Author: Peter Lloyd 1. Description Electronic brainstorming or simply Online brainstorming (Brainlining) is the modern version of brainstorming. The word brainlining is combined with...
Sesshū Tōyō zen paintings

Girl by the river

Two Zen monks, Tanzan (1819-1892) and Ekido, traveling on pilgrimage, came to a muddy river crossing. There they saw a lovely young woman dressed in her...

Smart policemans

A homicide team enters a crime scene where a dead body of a fat old man lies there on the floor with blood oozing...

Как остановить разгорячённую лошадь?

Девушка каталась в поле на лошади. Внезапно животное чего-то испугалось и стремительно помчалось вперед, прямо на огромный забор.Что необходимо предпринять девушке, чтобы лошадь остановилась,...

Measuring Water puzzle

You had an infinite supply of water and a 3 and a 5 - liter bottles You would to measure exactly 4 liters of water. How...

Smart policemans

A homicide team enters a crime scene where a dead body of a fat old man lies there on the floor with blood oozing...

Time measurement task

A man has two ropes of varying thickness (Those two ropes are not identical, they aren’t the same density nor the same length nor...

Vigilant woman

A woman is sitting in her hotel room when there is a knock at the door. She opened the door to see a man...

Funny idea to escape prisons

Two convicts are locked in a cell. There is an unbarred window high up in the cell. No matter if they stand on the bed,...

Resourceful detective

A man murders his wife with a knife in their car. He throws her out of the car being careful not to leave any...

Life-saving decision for the ship and crew

A Navy sailor on the deck of a cruiser noticed an naval mine in the water directly in the path of the ship. With...
Artwork by Salvador Dali

Method of focal objects

Method of focal objects (MFO) 1. Authors  American scientist Charles Whiting (1958), predecessor – German psychologist Friedrich Kunze “Method of catalog” (1926), follower Edward de Bono...

A Cup of Tea

Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s...