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  • Lateral Thinking Puzzle #1 - Shoes [solved]

    INTRODUCTION
    Lateral Thinking Puzzles, unlike most puzzles, are inexact. In a sense, they are a hybrid between puzzles and storytelling. In each puzzle, some clues to a scenario are given, but the clues do not tell the full story. Your job is to fill in the details and complete the story. There could be more than one solution to any given puzzle, but generally only one explanation is truly satisfying.

    RULES
    You fill in the details to complete the story by asking "Yes / No" questions about the story. My response to your "Yes and No" questions will be one of the following: yes, no, or irrelevant. Sometimes the response may be "simplify your question", if your question is too complicated to answer with a single yes or no.

    You will be tempted to use google. DO NOT. It will be unsatisfying for you and everyone else. Hints may be provided by me, if everyone seems to have hit a roadblock. Good luck and have fun!

    Warning: For some reason, these puzzles have a tendency to be rather morbid.


    The Puzzle

    A man went to the shoe store to buy some new shoes. He purchased a pair that he thought looked good and fit comfortably. After wearing them for just one day, he brought them back to the store for a refund.



    Hints


    Solution
    The man found that his new synthetic shoes generated a buildup of static electricity when he wore them around his carpeted office. He constantly got shocked when he touched things, so he rejected them and went back to his old leather shoes.
    Last edited by WhiskeySix; 03-19-2010, 07:15 PM.

  • #2
    Re: Latteral Thinking Puzzle #1

    Did he get a new set of prosthetic feet that no longer fit the shoes?

    A: No
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    • #3
      Re: Latteral Thinking Puzzle #1

      Did he take them back for a refund because they no longer fit him?


      A: No
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      • #4
        Re: Latteral Thinking Puzzle #1

        did the reason for the return have to do with something he did while wearing them?


        A: Yes

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        • #5
          Re: Latteral Thinking Puzzle #1

          Were they a pair of woman's shoes (found by his wife)?

          A: No
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          • #6
            Re: Latteral Thinking Puzzle #1

            Did he damage the shoes after purchase?

            A: No

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            • #7
              Re: Latteral Thinking Puzzle #1

              Did he lose a foot while wearing them?
              A: No
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              • #8
                Re: Latteral Thinking Puzzle #1

                Did the shoes still fit when he returned them?


                A: Yes

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                • #9
                  Re: Latteral Thinking Puzzle #1

                  Did he return the shoes for the purpose of getting the money back?
                  (As in, for the money itself; not returning them because the shoes were bad/no longer of use/etc)


                  A: No

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                  • #10
                    Re: Latteral Thinking Puzzle #1

                    Was he renting them.


                    A: No
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                    • #11
                      Re: Latteral Thinking Puzzle #1

                      Are they special purpose shoes (ie running shoes, golfing shoes. snowshoes)?



                      A: No
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                      • #12
                        Re: Latteral Thinking Puzzle #1

                        Did he buy the shoes for an event?



                        A: No

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                        • #13
                          Re: Latteral Thinking Puzzle #1

                          were the shoes causing him discomfort?



                          A: Yes and No
                          Last edited by WhiskeySix; 03-19-2010, 05:57 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Latteral Thinking Puzzle #1

                            Did he find out they were not new?


                            A: No
                            Last edited by WhiskeySix; 03-19-2010, 05:52 PM.
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                            • #15
                              Re: Latteral Thinking Puzzle #1

                              Did he return a different item the second day and just wore the shoes at that time?


                              A: No
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