Alright folks, so (hopefully) it鈥檚 pretty obvious by now that we鈥檙e ALL about creativity here at B+C. Whether we鈥檙e dishing out tips on how to hack a 30-minute dinner or showing you how to DIY the latest food craze (hi, rainbow bread), we鈥檙e always striving to help you live a more creative life. However, creativity isn鈥檛 just something that comes into play when you鈥檙e crafting. In fact, it鈥檚 useful in pretty much every facet of your life.聽UK publication The Independent recently shared a riddle that it claims only 3% of people can solve (WITHOUT Googling the answer). Scroll down to check it out +聽see how strong your creativity muscles currently are.


Here鈥檚 the riddle: Imagine you are a doctor and one of your patients is about to die from a tumour. You can鈥檛 perform surgery, but you do have a ray gun which can focus a high-intensity ray to destroy the tumour. However, there鈥檚 a slight problem. At this high intensity, the ray will also damage the healthy tissue it passes through.If you try to lower the intensity, while the healthy tissue is safe it no longer has the energy to destroy the actual tumour.

So the question is: How do you destroy the tumor without damaging the tissue? Have a think and scroll down to see the answer below.

According to The Independent聽the answer is as follows: 鈥淢ount 10 ray guns around the patient, and set each ray鈥檚 intensity at ten per cent. Then, when you focus the ray guns, the low intensity won鈥檛 damage the healthy tissue, but when combined, the radiation is high enough to destroy the tumour.鈥

Ah, duh! If you didn鈥檛 get it right don鈥檛 go beating yourself up. Just take this as a reminder that creative thinking is something that can be learned and practiced. If you鈥檙e trying to amp up your skills in this department there are a million ways to get started 鈥 but taking a fun online class or doing a deep dive into all our creativity-focused content is a great way to start.

How do you stay creative on a daily basis? Share all your adventures with us by using the hashtag聽#iamcreative.

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