11 Great Riddles That Will Make You Think Outside the Box

Most people think using a standard thinking pattern, and this makes it difficult for them to see any other solution other than the obvious one.

But some people think in a more creative way because they have developed lateral thinking skills. Let’s check how developed your lateral thinking is! Bright Side offers you some riddles that will test your ability to think differently.

1. The man in the elevator

A man lives on the 10th floor of a building. Every day he takes the elevator down to the ground floor to go to work or to go shopping. When he comes back he takes the elevator to the 7th floor and then takes the stairs to reach his apartment on the 10th floor.

Why does he do so?

2. The man in the bar

A man walks into a bar and asks the bartender to give him a glass of water. The bartender starts to look for something under the bar. All of a sudden he brings out a gun and points it at the man. The man says, “Thank you,” and leaves.

3. Death in a field

A man is lying dead in a field. There is an unopened package next to him and no other creature around. How did he die?

Hint: The man knew he was going to die as he approached the surface of the earth.