Creativity Questions and Answers asked by our teachers



These are four creative resource problems, or riddles given to us in our assignment and my answers:

A man is replacing a wheel on his car, when he accidentally drops the four nuts used to hold the wheel on the car. They fall into a deep drain, irretrievably lost. A passing girl offers him a solution that enables him to drive home. What is it?

Well, the only way that I could think it would work for a short ride(though it wouldn’t be practically advisable as it would reduce the integrity and stability of the other wheels)is to take one nut from each of the remaining three wheels.
(If the chick is really a good Samaritan, she’ll take them from her own car)

Two Russians walk down a street in Moscow. One Russian is the father of the other Russian’s son. How are they related?

Their either husband and wife, or husband and husband, but seeing as the socio-political climate towards homosexual unions in Russia is quite heated, I side with the former – but both are technically viable.

What occurs once in June, once in July and twice in August?

I dunno a warm, sunny day in Norway? Nah, just kidding. It’s the letter ‘u’I suppose. I wish it was something a bit more esoteric than that, like blue moons, shark week or the birth of spring lambs, but no – just U.

Six drinking glasses stand in a row, with the first three full of water and the next three empty. By handling and moving only one glass at a time, how can you arrange the six glasses so that no full glass stands next to another full glass, and no empty glass stands next to another empty glass? What is the minimum number of moves to solve this puzzle?

Just take the middle glass of the full ones and pour it in the middle glass of the empty ones I guess. It was easier for me to visualize it as coffee instead of water because then there was a greater sense of attachment for me to the subject, which is crucial.


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