The answer to last week’s mental floss problem: Q: There is a cabin on the top of a mountain. Inside the cabin are four dead people. All of the cabin doors are locked from the inside. What might have happened?
A: The cabin was that of a crashed jet aircraft.
If you imagined a log cabin surrounded by trees and snow then fear not, most of us pictured exactly the same thing. This is an example of a pattern of learning. Once we lock into this pattern and it takes us to the log cabin we are unable to answer last week’s challenge. Hence the need for lateral thinking. More on how to break these patterns to allow a lateral response later ….
This week’s challenge is of a similar nature.
At the bottom of the sea lies a perfectly preserved vehicle worth tens of millions of dollars. However, no one will attempt to salvage it. Why not?