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Perplexing Lateral Thinking Puzzles

Paul Sloane

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ISBN : 9780439077439
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Jim and Joe were fighting, so their mother punished them by making them stand on the same sheet of newspaper ... in such a way that neither boy could touch the other. How? (The answers in the last paragraph of this review.) Scratching your head?MoreJim and Joe were fighting, so their mother punished them by making them stand on the same sheet of newspaper ... in such a way that neither boy could touch the other. How? (The answers in the last paragraph of this review.) Scratching your head? Lateral thinking puzzles are designed to make you do just that--and wrack your brain for the solutions to these inventive little gems. While the book can be read alone, the puzzles are best when played as a game with a group of friends: one person reads the scenario aloud, and the others try to deduce the answer by asking yes or no questions. Is it an exceptionally large sheet of newspaper? (no), can the boys see each other? (no). And while most of the puzzles are fictional, some of the most confounding stumpers are taken from real life. (Can you guess why the buttons on mens clothes are on the right but womens are on the left?)Perplexing Lateral Thinking Puzzles, Paul Sloanes seventh book in the series, is as fresh and clever as the first, and is perfect for anyone who enjoys solving mysteries as much as they enjoy reading them.(Did you figure out that Jim and Joe are on either side of a closed door, with the newspaper slid underneath? Then get ready to take on more than 100 other mind-melters in this entertaining volume.) --Matthew Baldwin