Passage problem

A car with a container set in the body drives the road that leads under the railway bridge. Just before the bridge the driver...
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...

The school inspection

A school teacher knew that the school superintendent would visit the next day. The superintendent would ask questions such as spellings or mental...
Rafał Olbiński. Creative Riddle

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...

Damage in favor

An absolute failure lived in Las Vegas. He was always losing. Suddenly, he married a beautiful woman - millionaire. They started to visit casino...
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...

Brilliant Simplicity – Example of Creative Problem Solving

One Major Research Institute has been tasked to measure the temperature of weevil, a pest beetle. Long-term investigations and the use of expensive equipment were...

King Akbar’s Line

One day the Great Akbar drew a line on the floor and asked his sage Birbal to shorten it without touching and ...
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...

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...

The Fair strategy

Two  people are attempting to divide a cake into two equalpieces. However, no matter where the one person places the knife, the other person says...
One Yen

Inventive General

During a momentous battle, a Japanese general decided to attack even though his army was greatly outnumbered. He was confident they would win, but...