This week I was reminded of an old free-association exercise favoured in creativity workshops
Uses for a Brick
The old exercise was to list uses of a brick. According to research at the time, skill at generating multiple ideas of various kinds was an indicator of creative fluency and flexibility.
Uses for a Dead Cat
A darker version on Uses of a Dead Cat, was later turned into a book
Uses for a Piece of Black Pudding
And so to this week’ s news story, (about time, you may be thinking). It refers to an unexpected uses of a piece of Black Pudding, a delicacy in the North of England, as well as in other parts of Europe where the local gourmets have developed a taste for blood sausage.
If you did not catch the story, you may have trouble ‘brainstorming’ what happened, however many ideas you think up. I leave it as a brain teaser. Suggestions from LWD subscribers (with moderate censorship according to editorial judgment) will be found in the comments section.
Uses of a Blogpost on Uses of a Piece of Black Pudding …
Now that’s a tougher challenge altogether.