Lateral Thinking Puzzle of Survival … (with three very different answers)

A baby falls out of a window of a 20-story building … yet lives.


     Clue – The baby’s mother jumped out of the same window after she saw her baby fall. She also survived.

     Answer – It was a ground-floor window.

Muxy’s Alternative Answer – The mother and baby were birds.

Susan Dunn (from LIGHTBOX COMMUNICATIONS – Employer branding specialists based in Australia) – The baby and mother fell onto a window-cleaning platform that happened to be just outside at the time.

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4. The Elevator Lateral Thinking Puzzle … (with a twist)

A man living on the 30th floor of a high-rise building uses the elevator every day.

The man hates using the stairs, so he always catches the elevator all the way down to the ground level. However, when returning home, he usually gets out on the 24th floor and walks up the remaining stairs.


     Clue – On rainy and wet days only, he catches the elevator all the way up to the 30th floor.

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     Answer – The man is a dwarf.

On wet days he uses his umbrella to reach the 30th-floor elevator button.

Muxy’s Twist – The man is following the advice of his doctor who has told him he must exercise by climbing six flights of stairs every day.

There is a leak in the stairwell making it unsafe to use the stairs on wet and rainy days.

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Dead man lateral thinking puzzle

5. The Death That Puzzles.

While walking across a large open field, you come across a man that has died very suddenly, unexpectedly, and only a very short time ago.

You look around but there is no one and nothing about except for an unopened package next to the man.

How did he die?

     Clue – The man’s death was accidental.

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     Answer – The unopened package was the man’s parachute.

Muxy’s Answer – The man was supposed to throw a package of vital medical supplies down to troops on the ground but slipped and fell.

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