Friday, January 27, 2012

Puzzles

1. Which way is the bus below traveling?

    To the left or to the right? 



Can't make up your mind?

Look carefully at the picture again.

Still don't know?

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Primary school children were shown this picture and asked the same question.

90% of them gave this answer:

"The bus is travelling to the right.."

When asked, "Why do you think the bus is travelling to the right?"

They answered:

"Because you can't see the door to get on the bus."

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How do you feel now???




4 criminals are caught and are to be punished. The Judge allows them to be freed if they can solve a puzzle. If they do not, they will be hung. They agreed.



The 4 criminals are lined up on some steps (shown in picture). They are all facing in the same direction. A wall separates the fourth man from the other three.

So to summarize:

Man 1 can see men 2 and 3.
Man 2 can see man 3.
Man 3 can see none of the others.
Man 4 can see none of the others.

The criminals are wearing hats. They are told that there are two white hats and two black hats. The men initially don't know what color hat they are wearing. They are told to shout out the color of the hat that they are wearing as soon as they know for certain what color it is.

They are not allowed to turn round or move.
They are not allowed to talk to each other.
They are not allowed to take their hats off.

Who is the first person to shout out and why?

Answer:

If both Man 2, Man 3 have same hat color. Man 1 shouts opposite color to that of Man 2 and Man 3.

If Man 2, Man 3 have different hat color. Man 1 is quiet. So Man 2, shouts opposite color to that of Man 3!

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