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1. There is a man who lives on the top floor of a very tall building. Everyday he gets the elevator down to the ground floor to leave the building to go to work. Upon returning from work though, he can only travel half way up in the lift and has to walk the rest of the way unless it's raining! Why?

2. A man and his son are in a car accident. The father dies on the scene, but the child is rushed to the hospital. When he arrives the surgeon says, "I can't operate on this boy, he is my son! " How can this be?

3. A man is wearing all black. Black shoes, socks, trousers, coat, gloves and ski mask. He is walking down a back street with all the street lamps off. A black car is coming towards him with its light off but somehow manages to stop in time. How did the driver see the man?

4. One day Kerry celebrated her birthday. Two days later her older twin brother, Terry, celebrated his birthday. How?

5. Why is it better to have round manhole covers than square ones? This is logical rather than lateral, but it is a good puzzle that can be solved by lateral thinking techniques. It is supposedly used by a very well-known software company as an interview question for prospective employees.
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1. He's too short. But with an umbrella, he can reach the button.

2. The doctor is his mom.

3. Daytime.

4. Born on Feb 28 and Mar 1.
Impossible!! How come you managed to answer them, and that too all correctly?!?Emotion: geeked
Well, what about the 5th one ?[A]
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Hey, wait , the 4th answer is wrong.
5. It can roll? (I don't know if that's how you say it in English but there is only one point of contact with the ground at any given time, thus minimizing friction.)
Also the diagonal of a sqaure is longer than its sides.
Christanford5. It can roll? (I don't know if that's how you say it in English but there is only one point of contact with the ground at any given time, thus minimizing friction.)
Also the diagonal of a sqaure is longer than its sides.

Uhh!!....Emotion: shake
Not exactly .
But you are quite close .[Y]
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Um.. I give up.
How about the fourth question?

I think my answer kind of makes sense!

It's a leap year so Feb 29 is between the two dates!
4.At the time she went into labor, the mother of the twins was traveling by boat. The older twin, Terry, was born first early on March 1st. The boat then crossed a time zone and Kerry, the younger twin, was born on February the 28th. Therefore, the younger twin celebrates her birthday two days before her older brother.

5. A square manhole cover can be turned and dropped down the diagonal of the manhole. A round manhole cannot be dropped down the manhole. So for safety and practicality, all manhole covers should be round.
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Oh right! Terry was born earlier than Kerry! How did I miss that?Emotion: crying
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