"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Friday, May 8, 2009


[continue from the Last Post.]


You are in a room where there are three light switches, each of which activates a lamp in another room. You are allowed to:

(a) turn on any two switches, and

(b) visit the room only once to check which of the three lamps are on.

How can you work out which switch turns on which lamp?


Look at the sketch on the next page and imagine that you are the person shown standing in this room.

You have been given the task of tying together the ends of the two strings suspended from the ceiling.

The strings are located so that you cannot reach one string with your outstretched hand while holding the second in your other hand.

The room is bare, and you have only the resources you would normally have in your clothing or handbag.

How do you solve the problem?


What occurs twice in a moment, once in every minute, yet never in a million years?

[To be continued in the Next Post. Excerpted from the Braintertainment segment of 'Unleashing Genius with the World's Most Powerful Learning Systems', by Dilip Mukerjea. All the images in this post are the intellectual property of Dilip Mukerjea.]

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