The answer to last week’s lateral thinking challenge is. Q: A man lives on the twelfth floor of an apartment building. Every morning he takes the elevator down to the lobby and leaves the building. In the evening, he gets into the elevator, and, if there is someone else in the elevator — or if it was raining that day — he goes back to his floor directly. Otherwise, he goes to the tenth floor and walks up two flights of stairs to his apartment.
A: The man is a “little person”. He can’t reach the upper elevator buttons, but he can ask people to push them for him, or he can use his umbrella to reach it if it’s raining and he has it on his person.
This week’s lateral thinking challenge is.
Q: Manhole covers for sewer drains are typically circular in shape (the ones that are removable anyway). This shape has an important advantage over a square or rectangular shape. What is it?
Another lateral challenge will appear next week along with the answer to this one.
Join us for our final Six Thinking Hats training for 2018 in Melbourne on Dec 14. Full details are in the link attached …
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