By Edward Harshman
Lateral considering puzzles commence with a standard situation-then they fast develop into bizarre. Take Bob. He smashes the hind lights of a stranger's automobile. however the law enforcement officials arrest the car's proprietor, now not Bob. Why? Bob were abducted and used to be contained in the trunk whilst he broke the lighting fixtures. that is only a flavor of the unusual events and impossible to resist demanding situations you will stumble upon right here!
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