Here are six new lateral thinking puzzles — play along with us as we try to untangle some perplexing situations using yes-or-no questions.
Ixonia, Wisconsin, was named at random.
Ben Franklin harnessed the power of long-term interest to make large gifts to Boston and Philadelphia.
The sources for this week’s puzzles are below. In two places we’ve included links to further information — these contain spoilers, so don’t click until you’ve listened to the episode:
Puzzle #1 is from listener Gabriel Bizcarra.
Puzzle #2 is adapted from Paul Sloane and Des MacHale’s 2014 book Remarkable Lateral Thinking Puzzles.
Puzzle #3 is from Greg.
Puzzle #4 is from listener Peter Quinn.
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