Month: August 2012

Paradoxes, Puns and Conundrums

IT’S A PARADOX… “I am lying now.” So sweet, yet so ambiguous.  Think about it.  If I say, “I am lying now.”  And I am.  Then I must be telling the truth.  Thus, I am not lying. This is a

Different Types of Puzzles & The Pesky Rebus

The Pesky Rebus Puzzles come in many shapes and forms. It is vital that we try many different types of puzzles so that we exercise our brains from as many different starting points as possible. Brain research talks about the

Thinkers on Thinking and its Pitfalls

Research from the University of Chicago concluded that if you drink enough alcohol to be under the influence but not legally drunk (approximately .075) (2.5 drinks if you weigh 100 lbs. or 6 drinks if you weigh 240 lbs.) you

Anagrams and Palindromes

ANAGRAMS: Any word or series of words created from all the letters of another word. Anagrams are an enjoyable way to deconstruct spelling to see words from multiple perspectives. A recommended tool for anagramming is to write the letters in

Optical Illusions

OPTICAL ILLUSIONS ARE ALL AROUND US IN THE REAL WORLD AND CREATED BY INGENIOUS FOLK For our purposes, in my opinion, look for optical illusions which show at least two different realities within the same picture. Practice looking backwards and

Lateral Thinking

“Lateral thinking is solving problems through an indirect and creative approach, using reasoning that is not immediately obvious and involving ideas that may not be obtainable by using only traditional step-by-step logic. Lateral thinking is different from our normal perceptions