Lateral Thinking Revisited

About three and a half years ago, we discussed the Riddle Of the Loaves, an ancient puzzle about the equitable distribution of five coins paid by a traveler to two others who shared their bread with him, where one originally had two loaves, the other three, and the trio shared the bread equally. We noted […]

Jewish and Islamic Lateral Thinking

Yossi Ginsberg relates the following story: Back in the days that travel was by caravan, people would gather near the city gates to form groups so as to travel together for safety and companionship. Once sufficient numbers required for the safe travel to a particular destination were reached, the group would depart. One day, as […]