[IrishElk] Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda

Current and recently solved lateral thinking puzzles. Please post new lateral thinking puzzles here.

Moderators: kalira, peter365, JenBurdoo, Balin, Tiger

[IrishElk] Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda

Postby irishelk » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:59 pm

Donna was intentionally un-creative, and it worked perfectly.
User avatar
irishelk
 
Posts: 1079
Joined: Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:25 am
Location: Washington DC-ish

Re: [IrishElk] Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda

Postby Balin » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:38 am

Donna: H/A/F?
Is Donna breaking the law? Is she doing something unsavory?
"worked perfectly" = brought out a successful result? Functioned as intended? Benefited Donna? Benefited someone else?
Balin
 
Posts: 5191
Joined: Fri May 23, 2014 11:12 pm
Location: Connecticut, USA

Re: [IrishElk] Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda

Postby Westing1992 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:51 pm

Un-creative: plagiarism? doing the obvious? NOT thinking laterally?
Was she entering a contest? Playing a game? Did she create artwork? Literature? A joke or slogan?
User avatar
Westing1992
 
Posts: 657
Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:34 pm
Location: United States

Re: [IrishElk] Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda

Postby irishelk » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:00 pm

Balin

Donna: H/A/F? Yes.
Is Donna breaking the law? No. Is she doing something unsavory? No.
"worked perfectly" = brought out a successful result? Functioned as intended? Both. Benefited Donna? Slightly. Benefited someone else? No.


Westing1992

Un-creative: plagiarism? No. doing the obvious? Yes. NOT thinking laterally? No, I would say it was a lateral solution.
Was she entering a contest? Playing a game? Did she create artwork? Literature? A joke or slogan? No to all.
User avatar
irishelk
 
Posts: 1079
Joined: Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:25 am
Location: Washington DC-ish

Re: [IrishElk] Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda

Postby Hobbsicle » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:01 am

Is she trying to do a task? Is there a problem she is solving? Is it related to her job? Something at her home? Does this happen in modern day? Is there anyone else relevant?
Hobbsicle
 
Posts: 447
Joined: Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:42 am
Location: Texas, United States

Re: [IrishElk] Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda

Postby JenBurdoo » Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:08 am

Does Donna work in a creative industry? Position? Is she parodying something?
JenBurdoo
 
Posts: 1366
Joined: Fri May 23, 2014 11:12 pm
Location: Florida, USA

Re: [IrishElk] Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda

Postby irishelk » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:20 am

Hobbsicle

Is she trying to do a task? Yope. Is there a problem she is solving? In a way, yes. Is it related to her job? No. Something at her home? Yes. Does this happen in modern day? Yes, but could be any time. Is there anyone else relevant? Yes.


JenBurdoo

Does Donna work in a creative industry? Position? Irr. Is she parodying something? No.
User avatar
irishelk
 
Posts: 1079
Joined: Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:25 am
Location: Washington DC-ish

Re: [IrishElk] Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda

Postby GalFisk » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:22 am

Is she trying to mislead someone? Does the other person live with her? Is an object relevant? Is she relevantly known to be creative? Is someone trying to outsmart her? Is she playing a game? Chess relevant?
GalFisk
 
Posts: 6800
Joined: Tue May 27, 2014 8:03 pm
Location: Sweden

Re: [IrishElk] Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda

Postby irishelk » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:10 am

GalFisk

Is she trying to mislead someone? No. Does the other person live with her? Yes. Is an object relevant? No, but some thing is relevant... Is she relevantly known to be creative? Donna? No. Is someone trying to outsmart her? Noish. Is she playing a game? Chess relevant? No to rest.
User avatar
irishelk
 
Posts: 1079
Joined: Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:25 am
Location: Washington DC-ish

Re: [IrishElk] Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda

Postby Grip » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:30 am

Is the other person related to Donna? a baby?
Grip
 
Posts: 2262
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:47 am
Location: Central Florida, USA

Re: [IrishElk] Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda

Postby JenBurdoo » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:32 pm

Does Donna like or dislike the other person? Is she trying to change that person's behavior? Is that person H/A/M? Does Donna use actions? or items? to accomplish her task? Does she ignore the person? Speak to them? Would Donna's intent be obvious to an outside observer?
JenBurdoo
 
Posts: 1366
Joined: Fri May 23, 2014 11:12 pm
Location: Florida, USA

Re: [IrishElk] Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda

Postby irishelk » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:36 pm

Grip

Is the other person related to Donna? Yes. a baby? No.



JenBurdoo

Does Donna like or dislike the other person? Like. Is she trying to change that person's behavior? Yes. Is that person H/A/M? Yes/No/No. Does Donna use actions? Yesish. or items? Noish. to accomplish her task? Does she ignore the person? No. Speak to them? At certain points, yes. Would Donna's intent be obvious to an outside observer? Not if they only saw the non-creativity.
User avatar
irishelk
 
Posts: 1079
Joined: Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:25 am
Location: Washington DC-ish

Re: [IrishElk] Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda

Postby Hobbsicle » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:38 am

So the other person is Donna's daughter? Is she trying to teach the daughter to learn to talk? To teach something else? To get her to eat? To get her to do chores?
Hobbsicle
 
Posts: 447
Joined: Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:42 am
Location: Texas, United States


Return to Active Lateral Thinking Puzzles

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 1 guest
cron