Philosophical curiosities from around the world [slideshow]

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Today is World Philosophy Day! Introduced by UNESCO in 2002, World Philosophy Day aims to promote the global importance of philosophical thought. To celebrate, we’ve created a slideshow of philosophical puzzles from A Cabinet of Philosophical Curiosities: A Collection of Puzzles, Oddities, Riddles, and Dilemmas to test your thinking. Take a look at the slideshow below to see if you can answer these riddles from around the world. In 1913, T. E. Lawrence faced a riddle: A young leopard, a gift from a government official in Jerablus, had outgrown its collar. The leopard was an effective watchdog but had no loyalty to Lawrence, and eEnticing the leopard into a box had made it even nastier. Lawrence did not want to put his hand in the box. So he stuffed the cage with canvas bags until the leopard lost freedom of movement. He then opened the top of the box, put the collar on. . .

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