The Biggest Book of Lateral Thinking Puzzles requires you to take a novel approach to puzzle-solving. The problems in this book describe situations which are unusual or even bizarre, and which defy any attempt to find a ready explanation. However, each puzzle is constructed in a manner that will make the circumstances fit one, and only one, reasonable and logical answer. What caused the diner to shoot himself and his old friend in the middle of the restaurant? How did the employee who sleeps all day still manage to get a raise? How did the runner, who was overtaken at the finish line, still win gold?