Small coin in the bottle

A guy claims to do the following thing. He puts a coin in a glass bottle. Then, he shuts the mouth of the bottle...
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...
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...

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...
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...
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...
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...

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...

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...
Cheops pyramid height 139 m

Measuring the Great Pyramid

While the famous Greek philosopher Thales of Miletus was in Egypt, he was asked to find out the height of the Great Cheops pyramid. How could...
Parable about Merchant

Fateful creative solution

One unfortunate merchant owed a large sum of money to a moneylender. The old, ugly moneylender proposed that he would forget the debt if...