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Why You Will Probably Never Get a Good Job

July 16, 2014 by


This post is, in part, an extension of the series on lateral thinking puzzles that I began a couple of months ago. If you are unfamiliar with the series, you can find Prepare to be Puzzled elsewhere on this site. I’ve already done my very best to establish that Paul Sloane, who The Independent hailed […]

Prepare to be Puzzled: Round 3

June 11, 2014 by


To recap, here is the Paul Sloane puzzle from last week: One day a man received a parcel in the post. Inside, he found a human left arm. He examined it carefully and then repacked it and sent it on to another man. The second man also examined the arm. He then took it out […]

Prepare to be Puzzled: Round 2

June 4, 2014 by


Here’s the answer to last week’s shitty lateral thinking puzzle: The man was a midget who worked in a circus as a star attraction because of his billing as the world’s smallest dwarf. Each day, he measured himself with a piece of wood that was exactly his height. One day, a rival dwarf mischievously sawed […]

Prepare to be Puzzled: Paul Sloane’s Lateral Thinking Puzzlers

May 28, 2014 by


For the past week or so I have been with Ariel visiting her family in the States. We’ve gotten a lot of fun stuff done (Long Beach Island and a Memorial Day barbecue to boot) but, unfortunately for me, she’s also crammed doctor and dentist appointments, a haircut, and a trip to the nail salon […]