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Darth Eggplant 07-09-2002 10:44 PM

MENSA Maddness.
latteral thinking puzzles
they are word jigsaw puzzles
which must be solved with out
seeing all the pieces up front.

the game: a puzzle is presented
the game is questions only.
answers are yes and no only.
all other help comes from your
immagination and vague hints
provided by other players.

each player must ask at least
one question
before blurting out an answer.
game ends when the correct answer
is given.


a man lives on the 17th floor
of his apartment building.
each day he leaves his apartment
goes to the elevator
and rides it down to the lobby.
every night he returns home
enters the lobby
goes to the elevator
and takes it to the 3rd floor
and then walks up 14 flights
of stairs to his apartment.

Tall Guy 07-10-2002 01:35 AM

is it because the man is a dwarf and he cant reach the elevator button to get back up to his apartment? but when going down he can because the ground floor button is low down...

mxbx 07-10-2002 08:54 AM

Although said fellow loves excercise, his true calling is excorcism. So draining is this hobby, though, that in the mornings the stairs are his bitterly hated enemy. Yet then, as night approaches and this fellow feels himself fully reinstated, they become his glad friend and work-out companion.

C'mon, Eggplant. I recite that test of logic every night before I say snooze. Give us a tough one and fastly!

Darth Eggplant 07-10-2002 12:45 PM

Tall Guy got LTP ONE in one go!
Either he has heard that one before
or he is bloody brilliant!
(if so he will find playing MYST
a snap with those lateral skills)


a man walks into a restaurant
the waiter seats him at a table
the man asks what the day's special is?
the waiter replies seagull sandwiches
the man orders one having had them before
the waiter brings the man the sandwich
the man takes one bite
and starts crying
the man leaves the restaurant
and never goes there again
and never has another seagull sandwich

mxbx 07-10-2002 02:13 PM

Can "seagull" be transplanted w/ "see gall"?

Darth Eggplant 07-10-2002 11:28 PM

it could but seagull
meaning **** hawk flying kind.

mxbx 07-11-2002 05:41 PM

See galls and witches? I don't know, I can't depuzzle this logic-buster. But I'd hate to see galls and witches, I can tell you that much.

Isis Kaldara 07-17-2002 05:49 AM

*Clears throat...*

A man and his son are in a car.
They get in an accident and the man is killed.
His son is rushed to the hospital.
The doctor says, "Nurse, I cannot operate on this boy. He is my son."

GendoTheGreat 07-17-2002 09:17 AM

It was his stepfather? I dunno, I'm not a freakin genius like the rest of you people.

Metallus 07-17-2002 09:24 AM

The answer is simple: The doctor is the boy's mother.

Now I can laugh at Gendo for being a sexist pig (just kidding).

GendoTheGreat 07-17-2002 09:46 AM

That's okay, I am a sexist pig. Get back to the kitchen, woman! *Waits calmly for the barrage of heavy artillery to wipe him from the face of the earth*

Isis Kaldara 07-17-2002 11:57 AM

*Sniffles and walks back into the kitchen to fix herself a peanut butter sandwich.*

If you want me, I'll be drowning my sorrows in oily legume extract and risen wheat and yeast...

Darth Eggplant 07-17-2002 01:52 PM

peanut butter and grape jelly
is good yummy.

Isis Kaldara 07-17-2002 02:52 PM


I think you're missing the point, tomodachi.

Darth Eggplant 07-17-2002 07:55 PM

gumdrops and gummy bears
*no I did not, Not get it*
Gendo implied you should be
barefoot and eating P&J sandwiches
in the kitchen, rather than messing
with people's noodles
or else he was just playing
devil's advocate
or being a poo relocator.

Isis Kaldara 07-19-2002 12:39 AM

*Face faults.*


*Looks up at Gendo and decides to quote Pixy Misa, just for the fun of it.*

Look... I don't have time for common people who've no common sense, so adieu... bye bye... go.

*She's waving at Gendo to leave.*

Sanspoof 07-19-2002 01:41 AM

I have a LTP!!! :D

A man on a mission is feeling very hot. His fellow peers are also very hot, so why aren't they opening the windows? The man decides to open the windows to cool himself off. He does this... and dies. How did this man die, and why wasn't he allowed to open the window?

Try figuring that one out! Actually, the answer's quite simple...

Metallus 07-19-2002 02:07 AM

They're in space?

Sanspoof 07-19-2002 02:19 AM

Hey, while I'm here, try figuring out another...

A washerwoman washes the clothes of everyone in her village every week. One day, her white sheet goes missing and cannot be found later. The woman panicks. A week of searching later, the woman went out to wash more clothes and suddenly spotted her white sheet float out of the top of a tree. It then flies into the clouds and later drops down onto the roundabout on the road. What happened to the white sheet?

The answer is there. Just tink logically...

Sanspoof 07-19-2002 02:22 AM

Nope, but that could be another answer. I should add something...

Later, they find the man's corpse and the other crew members. They take him away and report him as a dead pirate from years ago, even though they know he's definitely not, due to the certain vehicle he was in.

That's made it easier!

Darth Eggplant 07-19-2002 02:08 PM

LTP's should be done in one go
and try not helping the audience
ie saying why was he not allowed
to open the window? just state he
was hot opened the window and died
but yes LTP's are fun.

GendoTheGreat 07-19-2002 05:21 PM


Originally posted by Sanspoof
Nope, but that could be another answer. I should add something...

Later, they find the man's corpse and the other crew members. They take him away and report him as a dead pirate from years ago, even though they know he's definitely not, due to the certain vehicle he was in.

The guy was in a submarine?

Sanspoof 07-23-2002 01:45 PM

Well done, Gendo. Though that was easy. Now see if anyone can figure out my other one. If no one gets it by the 29th, I'll tell you the answer on the 30th. It's rather complicated, but what the hey?

While you're figuring that one out, try this one:

Once there was a man who was sent to jail. He was in for murder and sentanced for 10 years. However, a day after he got to prison they found him dead on the floor of his cell. The cell had no windows or any way anyone could get in. All that was in the cell was a puddle of water and the man's flask. How did he die?

Give it some thought. You might be thoroughly surprised! :D

Darth Eggplant 07-24-2002 02:03 AM

He was a drunken snowman?

GendoTheGreat 07-24-2002 11:50 AM

Did he slip on the puddle of water and smash his brain all over the floor?

Sanspoof 07-29-2002 01:50 PM

Since no-one got the answer to number two, I'll give it away.

The sheet was caught on the head of a bird in the tree. The bird then flew off, but the sheet fell off onto the roundabout. Simple, eh?

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