Lunch and Learn with Lindsay – Issue 15: “There is a solution to every problem” : Lateral Thinking – The Answers

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Now, how did you get on with the 10 Lateral Thinking Questions posed in last week’s #LunchNLearnWithLindsay?  And, more importantly, did you find it FUN? As promised the answers are here.

Lateral Thinking :  The Answers!

What can you hold in your right hand but not in your left?

Your left hand, forearm or elbow

How many animals of each species did Moses take into the Ark?

None – it was Noah who built the Ark!

If you were alone in a deserted house at night, and there was an oil lamp, a candle and firewood and you only have one match, which would you light first?

The match of course!

To the nearest cubic centimetre, how much soil is there in a 3m x 3m x 3m hole?

There is no soil  – it’s a hole!

What can you put in a wooden box that would make it lighter? The more of them you put in the lighter it becomes, yet the box stays empty.


Which side of a cat contains the most hair?

The outside

Why can’t a man living in Canterbury be buried west of the River Stour?

Because he is still living

A window cleaner is cleaning the windows on the 25th floor of a skyscraper when he slips and  falls. He is not wearing a safety harness and nothing slows his fall, yet he suffered no injuries. Explain.

He is cleaning the inside of the windows

A cowboy rode into town on Friday, spent one night there and left on Friday. How do you account for this?

Friday is the name of his horse

Name three consecutive days in English without using the words Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday.

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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