Some people cannot see a tree because the forest to too dense. You must learn to pick important facts from a world of superfluous information. When dealing with others, be they salespersons, con artists, telemarketers, or even supposed friends, you must be aware and learn to pick out the truth from a flood of words.
Find the simple answer to seemly complicated questions
Here are some questions, which, although they seem complicated, have simple answers if you look beyond the obvious.
- Where can anybody but you sit?
- Why would a maid prefer to wash a mirror than a window of the same size, assuming they are both easily accessible?
- How can you throw a ball so that it will reverse direction and return to you without bouncing against or touching any solid object?
- Your bed and the light switch are 15 feet apart. Without using any object or mechanical device, such as a pole or remote switch, how can you turn off the light and get into bed before the room is dark?
- Ned's cabin is 25 degrees below zero. He only has one match left. He has a candle, an oil lamp, and fireplace with kindling, each ready to be lit. Which should he light first?
- What common mechanical transports in New York City carry three times as many passengers daily as all the city's subways, trains, buses, cars, and taxis combined?
- Why didn't William Taft run for a third term as President?
- What is cowhide chiefly used for?
- Can you rearrange these letters into one long word: doornonegwl.
- If Betty Ross were living today, what would she be most noted for?
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