Lateral Thinking Riddles

Lateral thinking puzzles involve solving problems through an indirect and creative approach, using reasoning that is not immediately obvious, thinking out of the box and involving ideas that may not be obtainable by using only traditional step-by-step logic.

Logic Loving Cannibals

A reckless explorer was captured by logic loving cannibals. He was brought before the chief and told, “You may now speak your last words. If your statement is false, we kill you slowly, and if your statement is true, we will kill you quickly.”

The man thought for a moment, then made his statement. Perplexed, the clever cannibals realized they could do nothing but let him go. What did the explorer tell them?

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Horse Travel

A horse travels a certain distance each day. Strangely enough, two of its legs travel 30 miles each day and the other two legs travel nearly 31 miles. It would seem that two of the horse’s legs must be one mile ahead of the other two legs, but of course this can’t be true.

Since the horse is normal, how is this situation possible?

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