Mystery of the bisected apple

A serial killer invited a prospective victim to her place. She offered her an apple. When she refused, she insisted that they share the apple. So,...

Creative solution to personal problem

A Marine was in the service. One day he received a letter from his girlfriend back home: Dear Ricky, I can no longer continue our relationship....

Three cups puzzle

There are 3 empty teacups on the table. Can you put 10 lumps of sugar in them so that there would be an odd...

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,...
Big hats problem

Director’s creative solution

There was a problem in the one of Paris’ theaters. Women keep their stylish high hats on at the hall. This caused difficulties for...

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...
Creativity and Haha reaction

“AHA” and “HAHA” reactions (b)

1. How many apples can you eat if your stomach is empty? 2. How far can a dog run into the forest? 3. What do you...

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...
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...
Riddle of the Sphinx. Answer

The riddle of The Sphinx

The Sphinx lurked outside Thebes in ancient Greece, and demanded passers by answer a riddle: 'Which creature in the morning goes on four legs,...
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...