Seriously, people here cannot use the same line "b-but it's lateral thinking" to support their own answers. If your answers makes no frickin' sense literally, see this answer that got plenty of upvotes:
Some lateral thinking for you:
The woman goes nuts over her problem. She then picks up the nuts and uses them instead of those in the hole.
The man was suffering from Transient Global Amnesia, a condition which is marked by memory loss caused by extremes of blood pressure. He was already aware that he was bankrupt but the exertion of pushing his car caused him to lose his memory. When he finally arrived at the hotel, the decline in blood pressure caused his memory to return.
Lateral thinking should not be an excuse for a poor answer which makes no sense, and yet the same excuses are being made, the same answers are being made.
WE need unified support as to what to do regarding these "lateral thinking" answers.