Lateral Thinking

LATERAL THINKING, OR THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX – Check out your lateral thinking power!

The four images are the questions and the answers are given at the end.

Please do not look at the answers first. Just try them.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4


* 1. The last person took the basket with the egg in it.

* 2. All the other card players were women.

* 3. Pour the juice from the second glass into the fifth.

* 4. The recluse lived in a lighthouse.

The making of a Remembrance Sunday wreath – Telegraph

At the Cenotaph tomorrow, among the many wreaths laid will be one from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). This represents the sacrifice made by inhabitants of Britain’s overseas territories. In shades of green and studded with gem-like flowers, it includes at least one plant from each of Britain’s 14 remaining overseas territories.

The task of creating it falls to Carlos Magdalena at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, who has made the wreath for over a decade. “There are more than 30,000 species of plant at Kew, so we have several from every country,” he explains. “I make a list of three to four from each, and then use the one which looks best each year. Remembrance is at roughly the same time each year, but obviously the flowers are different depending on the weather.


‘We must get a grip’ says Lord Patten but refuses to quit over Newsnight debacle

The trust chairman said the decision to broadcast a Newsnight investigation that led to Lord McAlpine being falsely named as a child abuser had gone through “every damned layer” of BBC bureaucracy and legal checks.

He said the BBC needed to ‘get a grip,’ of the situation.

His remarks came as the corporation was engulfed in public blood-letting and recrimination following the resignation of George Entwistle as director-general – and Lord Patten promised a “thorough structural, radical overhaul” of senior management.

He also declined to give a specific guarantee about the future of Newsnight – whose own presenter asked on Friday whether it was “toast” now that it had been mired in a second scandal after its failure to broadcast the Jimmy Savile expose.

Meanwhile, in a newspaper article Lord McAlpine’s brother Sir William McAlpine described his smearing as “shameful” for the corporation.


Men will pause

George Entwistle resigned yesterday following a hostile grilling from Radio 4’s pet rottweiler John Humphries.

The poor man is most likely to be quite relieved as he was put into a ‘damned if you do/damned if you don’t” situation and his mild mannered and gentle nature was unable to withstand the political heat over the past few weeks.  That said, I’m not sure that Attila the Hun himself could have.  Knives were out – for blood.  BBC bashing has become a national sport.

Couple of puzzling bits of the jigsaw though:

Newsnight didn’t name Lord McAlpine….

Newsnight referred to “A leading 1980’s Tory politician” but did not name Lord McAlpine.

Lord McAlpine’s name was (wrongly) connected with the allegation on several sites on the internet (but not on the BBC site)

So are the BBC are being sued for saying “A leading 1980’s  Tory politician“?

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