Try to solve this!!
I’m willing to bet that YOU can’t solve this simple puzzle. Why? Because you are too clever. TRUE!
Unlearn your “blinkered” thought process
Use 3 separate lines (straight or curved) to join the boxes labeled with letters; a single line for each to join “A” to “A”, “B” to “B” and “C” to “C”. The lines cannot touch or cross each other. They must stay inside the diagram, and cannot touch the sides. They cannot touch or go through other boxes.
There’s no trick involved.
Are you stuck??
Here’s a clue:
Over a lifetime, your thought process has been conditioned, or “blinkered”. You probably couldn’t solve the puzzle because of two deeply entrenched teachings:
- “A” comes before “B” and “C; and
- The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.
In your mind, you likely first drew a straight line between the two “A” boxes. At that point, you thought “it’s impossible”, or “there’s some sort of trick to this”. The solution is simple. Your education and experiences were working against you in determining a solution. In order to solve the problem, try joining the boxes “B” and “C” first. (Try this on others before revealing the solution).
The solution is so simple you won’t believe it!
Lateral Thinking Investigations . . . of the Third Kind