3 Mind-Blowing Lateral Thinking Puzzles

/, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests/3 Mind-Blowing Lateral Thinking Puzzles

lateral thinking puzzlesHave you ever wondered if your mind is normal (i.e. average) or somehow different? Here are 3 lateral thinking tests. The answers are published below, but do not go immediately to read them! Think up your own answers first.

Tests

TEST 1

Here is the story of a young girl. At her mother’s funeral, she saw an unknown young man. He was charming, really the man of her dreams. She madly fell in love with him. After a couple of days the young girl killed her own sister…

Question: What motive did she have to do it?

TEST 2

Take at most 10 seconds to do this test, otherwise it will not work.

Find how many ‘f’s there are in the following text:

+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

FINISHED FILES ARE THE RE-

SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIF-

IC STUDY COMBINED WITH THE

EXPERIENCE OF YEARS

+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

TEST 3

Do the following reasoning exercise, answering the questions one by one, without going to the next question if you have not answered the previous yet.

It is not necessary to write your answers.

How much is:

15 + 6 =

3 + 56 =

89 + 2 =

12 + 53 =

75 + 26 =

25 + 52 =

63 + 32 =

Yes, these are a bit more difficult but the exercise is really worth doing, so be patient:

123 + 5 =

Now think of a tool and a color!

 

Answers

TEST 1

She hoped that the young man would appear again at the funeral.

Explanation: If you gave the correct answer, you probably think like a psychopath.

The test was developed and used by a famous American psychologist to determine whether a person has murderous mentality. Several criminals who did the test correctly answered the question.

If you did not give the correct answer, it is good for you! If someone of your friends found it, keep away from him! 🙂

TEST 2

How many ‘f’s did you find? Three?

It is wrong, there are six!

If you don’t believe, go above and count them again!

Explanation: The mind cannot process the ‘OFs’. Awesome huh?

Anyone who manages to find six ‘f’s is a genius, those who find four or five are really rare, three – are normal… Less than three – change your glasses! 🙂

TEST 3

Did you think of a “red hammer”?

It is the answer given by 98% of people who did this exercise.

If you thought of something else, then you probably are one of the 2% of the people whose mind and thinking are quite different.

Shares


Copyright © 2019 Learning Mind. All rights reserved. For permission to reprint, contact us.

About the Author:

Anna is the founder and lead editor of the website Learning-mind.com. She is passionate about learning new things and reflecting on thought-provoking ideas. She writes about science, psychology and other related topics. She is particularly interested in topics regarding introversion, consciousness and subconscious, perception, human mind's potential, as well as the nature of reality and the universe.

173 Comments

  1. Steve March 24, 2015 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    Long lost twin sister’s boyfriend?
    6
    Blue hammer

    • Joseph January 28, 2016 at 9:29 pm - Reply

      Interesting, those were all my exact guesses.

  2. rick roman March 26, 2015 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    i thought of a purple chainsaw

    • Lana Teery February 12, 2016 at 4:18 am - Reply

      Cool! I had a Blue chainsaw!!!

  3. sefat March 27, 2015 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    I thought her sister married that man…
    I found 7 F’s..!
    Red spade

    • ymaont December 11, 2015 at 10:47 am - Reply

      What’s the proof???!!!

    • ymaont December 11, 2015 at 12:34 pm - Reply

      If you found 7 then I found a perfect 10. lol!!!

  4. john May 2, 2015 at 8:02 am - Reply

    1. knew the answer b/c i heard it in school

    2. it’s not hard to count. 6

    3. grey saw?

    what bogus inferences

  5. DumB Diddly June 2, 2015 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    1. I figured the young girl was a psycho and probably killed her mother, too.
    2. 4
    3. Green spanner

  6. DumB Diddly June 2, 2015 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    1. I figured the young girl was just a straight up psycho and probably killed her mom, too.

    2. 4

    3. Green spanner

  7. Paul Heitmeyer July 24, 2015 at 2:04 am - Reply

    The short story made it seem that she and the boy were together, not that she didn’t seem him again, so to me the answer made no sense.

    I read the paragraph for F’s backwards and got them all. Blue Drill.

  8. Rochelle August 8, 2015 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    I assumed the sister was the one who brought so she had to knock her off to see him again

    5

    pink screw-driver

    • Rochelle August 8, 2015 at 10:56 pm - Reply

      brought him*

  9. Tina Harrison August 23, 2015 at 1:07 am - Reply

    Answer 1 to see the man again. 2 4 f`s. 3 red hacksaw.

  10. Tina Harrison August 23, 2015 at 1:03 am - Reply

    First one; to see the man again. Second one; 4 f`s. Third one; red hacksaw.

  11. kvb September 3, 2015 at 11:46 am - Reply

    There were no ‘f’s in the entire sentence because they were all ‘F’s. At least that was my immediate impression.

    • G3M1NI April 16, 2016 at 2:12 pm - Reply

      I thought the exact same thing! LOL heard the 1st one. I don’t even TRY to do math this late so I skipped to the tool & color and thought red strap-on. Lol

  12. Sychh November 24, 2015 at 2:39 am - Reply

    Jealousy
    6
    Red paintbrush

  13. yash savla December 20, 2015 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Thought the sister killed her the mother ?

  14. Bill January 4, 2016 at 11:41 am - Reply

    Hahaha, this is really cool, I showed someone this and they thought the sister was the mother.

    That doesn’t really make sense to me but it’s pretty cool.

  15. Meg January 9, 2016 at 6:40 am - Reply

    1. The other sister is much prettier and the handsome man like her.
    2. 6
    3. red and the icon tool in setting (I don’t know what it’s called)

  16. Jessica February 29, 2016 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    Oh no I answered correctly on number one but I had to think about it for awhile. I noticed that there was death involved in the girl meeting the boy so I kinda just followed that train of thought. I’m smart, not a murderer. Not fair!

    • Cool J April 10, 2016 at 10:23 am - Reply

      Who thinks about killing another person just for personal gain?

      Stay away from me, Jessica! :)))

  17. Kobe March 17, 2016 at 3:21 am - Reply

    To see the man,6, green chainsaw.

  18. Liam March 24, 2016 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Got the first one right.
    I said 18 F’s, if you think about it there is an F in every ‘E’
    Blue rill was my last answerr

  19. rae April 3, 2016 at 12:24 am - Reply

    the sister was talking to the man

    3

    pink wrench

  20. Tina May 12, 2016 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    I thought of silver chrome metallic hammer so what does that mean?

Leave A Comment