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Creativity or lateral thinking is highly conducive to happiness. Since by definition creativity implies a new way of doing something or discovering something fresh it upgrades our brain.

This phenomenon is called neuroplasticity, and new studies are now revealing that brain plasticity is enhanced when one takes up a hobby or indulge in lateral thinking to find creative out of the box solutions to problems or situations we call on the parts of the brain that increase dopamine and serotonin, the feel-good chemicals that give us a sense of well-being. And when we consistently challenge our habitual thought process in favour of Lateral thought exercise we can experience Euphoria and Eureka moment.

What follows is 4 Lateral thinking opportunities, very simple problems which are sure to boggle your mind. Try all four before looking at the solutions (more correct means you are high in creative quotient); and remember if you try really hard you may find a new answer. If you do leave it in comments as the best creative solution wins a surprise in your mailbox.

1.Death in a Field

A man is lying dead in a field. Next to him there is an unopened package. There is no other creature in the field. How did he die?

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2.Trouble with Sons

A woman had two sons who were born on the same hour of the same day of the same year. But they were not twins. How could this be so?

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 3. The Man in the Bar

A man walks into a bar and asks the barman for a glass of water. The barman pulls out a gun and points it at the man. The man says ‘Thank you” and walks out.

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4 .The Man in the Elevator

A man lives on the tenth floor of a building. Every day he takes the elevator to go down to the ground floor to go to work or to go shopping. When he returns he takes the elevator to the seventh floor and walks up the stairs to reach his apartment on the tenth floor. He hates walking so why does he do it?

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Am sure these really got you thinking and trust me you have just added new patterns to your brain.

Ready to see the answers? Here they are :

Answer to Puzzle 1 

Answer to Puzzle 2

Answer to Puzzle 3

Answer to Puzzle 4

If you have a new answer to any of these post them in the comment below, the best solution might bring you a gift in your mailbox.

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