# *SPIN-OFF* Lateral thinking puzzles!

1. Originally Posted by Dannielle
My girls had this one this week:

Eight men and two boys want to cross a river using a small canoe. The canoe can carry up to two boys OR one man.

How many times must the canoe cross the river to get everyone to the other side?
Whoo boy. I came up with 33.

2. Originally Posted by FutureMa
Is it all just a question of math? \$27 less the \$2 the bell hop stole = \$25 add back the \$3 he returned = \$28 add back on the \$2 he stole = \$30

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Yea this one was too easy

3. Originally Posted by lambjam
Whoo boy. I came up with 33.
I got 25 I think.

4. There is a small town in the midwest with exactly 2 barbershops, one on each side of town. The barbershop on the west side of town is pristine. Its floors are spotless, the windows are always perfectly clear, and the air always smells fresh. The barber has a friendly smile, shined shoes, a well-groomed head of hair, and a fancy shirt. The barbershop on the east side of town is a mess. Its floors and windows are dirty, and the air smells of garbage. The barber always has a grimace on his face. His skin is oily, his hair is short and ragged, and he has food on his clothes all the time.

A man travelling through the town realizes he needs a haircut. Knowing the stories of the two barbers, the man decides to go to the dirty barbershop on the east side of town. Why does he do this?

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hehe good thinking but no, he was playing monopoly
While driving? That's weird.

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Oh wait...I get it. Idiot (me).

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Originally Posted by lambjam
There is a small town in the midwest with exactly 2 barbershops, one on each side of town. The barbershop on the west side of town is pristine. Its floors are spotless, the windows are always perfectly clear, and the air always smells fresh. The barber has a friendly smile, shined shoes, a well-groomed head of hair, and a fancy shirt. The barbershop on the east side of town is a mess. Its floors and windows are dirty, and the air smells of garbage. The barber always has a grimace on his face. His skin is oily, his hair is short and ragged, and he has food on his clothes all the time.

A man travelling through the town realizes he needs a haircut. Knowing the stories of the two barbers, the man decides to go to the dirty barbershop on the east side of town. Why does he do this?
Because its the one that gets the most customers? The clean one is clean because it's always empty, and the dirty man is grimacing because he's tired all the time.

9. Originally Posted by Alexander Beetle
Because its the one that gets the most customers? The clean one is clean because it's always empty, and the dirty man is grimacing because he's tired all the time.
Not quite...

10. one is for women one is for men?

11. The barber on the east does better haircuts? (or the barber on the west isnt really a barber, a serial killer perhaps? Hehe)

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