Lateral Thinking and Pool.

Lateral Thinking and Pool.

Post by Carl M. Pearso » Thu, 21 Aug 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
> Here is a test to see how good your lateral thinking is.

> a.)Take a pen cap.

> b.)Place it in an empty bottle of pepsi.

> c.)Remove the cap without touching the bottle.

> If you can solve this quickly enough, then it
> may also relate to how quickly you see any
> patterns for running out in pool.

Don't let go of the pen sticking into the bottle
(whose cap is still firmly on it.)

Carlo

 
 
 

Lateral Thinking and Pool.

Post by SnookerU » Thu, 21 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Quote:
>>Don't let go of the pen sticking into the bottle
>>(whose cap is still firmly on it.)

>>Carlo
>Fill it with water.....cap floats out. Eddie Murphy
>does this in METRO
>GeneD

I knew someone would get it.
Gene, you are one to watch.
Carlo, you too, for other reasons. . . .

;O)

-Mark
<Don't read this, it is an empty space>
"Am I a figment of your imagination or are you one of mine?"
My response:
( "I'm sure I could have imagined someone with the answer to that".)
Or, was that you imagining how I would respond?

 
 
 

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Post by Smorgass Bor » Thu, 21 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Thats easy. You put the cap in the bottle and don't touch the bottle and
about a week later my wife throws it in the empty Popeye's chicken bag
with the bones and then I take it out to the dumpster and then the
garbage truck takes it out the land fill dump and dumps it and then you
go back in 103 years and the bottle has degraded and the pen cap will
just be laying there. Next Question.

                                           Doug W.

 
 
 

Lateral Thinking and Pool.

Post by SnookerU » Fri, 22 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>Thats easy. You put the cap in the bottle and don't touch the bottle and
>about a week later my wife throws it in the empty Popeye's chicken bag
>with the bones and then I take it out to the dumpster and then the
>garbage truck takes it out the land fill dump and dumps it and then you
>go back in 103 years and the bottle has degraded and the pen cap will
>just be laying there. Next Question.

>                                           Doug W.

I'm not sure who to be more nervous about.
You or Carlo . . .  I think I'll flip a coin.

<Don't read this, it is an empty space>
"Am I a figment of your imagination or are you one of mine?"
My response:
( "I'm sure I could have imagined someone with the answer to that".)
Or, was that you imagining how I would respond?

 
 
 

Lateral Thinking and Pool.

Post by Jeffrey Wei » Fri, 22 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
> Thats easy. You put the cap in the bottle and don't touch the bottle and
> about a week later my wife throws it in the empty Popeye's chicken bag
> with the bones and then I take it out to the dumpster and then the
> garbage truck takes it out the land fill dump and dumps it and then you
> go back in 103 years and the bottle has degraded and the pen cap will
> just be laying there. Next Question.

One pocket player, eh?
--
jw (NYC)
 
 
 

Lateral Thinking and Pool.

Post by Bob Jewe » Wed, 03 Sep 1997 04:00:00


: >> Fill it with water.....cap floats out.
: > I knew someone would get it.  Gene, you are one to watch....

: OK, Mark, you still owe us the punch line.  For those of us with severly
: limited breadth of thought, let us know how this relates to pattern play in
: pool.

The correct solution does relate to strategy at pool.  To get the cap
out of the bottle without touching it, you simply say, "Bob, does that
bottle have the 'Million Dollar Winner' stamp on the bottom?"  So at
pool, you let your opponent break up the tricky (eight ball) clusters
or shoot the impossible (14.1) break shots.

Bob Jewett