Infuriating Lateral Thinking Puzzles

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2010 - Games & Activities - 191 pages
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Our lateral thinking experts, Sloan and MacHale, have created the biggest selection of thought-provoking puzzles under the sun--also some of the most difficult. These are no exception: each challenging mental teaser presents a mini-scenario with a secret twist that’s truly tough to figure out. The only way to find the answers is to get rid of any preconceptions, use your wildest imagination, and think way outside the box.

Solving has never been such infuriating fun!


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I really liked this book. The interest level ranges from middle school through adult. I have used selected puzzles from this book with both middle and high school students, and they love trying to solve them.
Be circumspect when doing some of these with younger students, as there are a few r-rated puzzle scenarios that are best saved for adults. Other than that caution (if you use the book with students), I highly recommend it. I enjoyed this book tremendously. It definitely challenged me to think outside the box.

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About the author (2010)

Paul Sloane studied engineering at Cambridge University and works in software marketing. His passion for lateral puzzles started when he met a dwarf standing on a block of ice in an elevator. His first book, Lateral Thinking Puzzlers, was published by Sterling in 1991, and has gone on to become a best seller.

Des MacHale is Associate Professor of Mathematics at University College in Cork. He is the author of over 40 books, including one on the John Ford cult film The Quiet Man and another on George Boole of Boolean algebra fame.

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