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Mar2019
                As people increasingly become politically-polarised and as a result group-think becomes more common, society is losing it's critical thinking skills. Never has the need for these skills been greater. To assist we have listed 7 key pieces of advice to improve your ... Read More
March 15, 2019Frank Connolly

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Mar2019

Mental Floss 83

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          The answer to last week's mental floss is Q: A horse leaps over a tower and lands on a man, who is promptly removed. Why? A: It was a chess move with Knight taking Pawn. This week's lateral thinking challenge is ...... Read More
March 15, 2019Frank Connolly

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Mar2019

Mental Floss 82

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            The answer to last week's thinking challenge is Q: You have a large box that gets lighter when you put something in it. The more you put in it the lighter it gets. What are you putting in the box? A: ... Read More
March 8, 2019Frank Connolly

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Mar2019
                        According to the World Economic Forum the skill set required to not only survive, but to thrive in 2020 will be different to what is required now. Three crucial skill areas have worked their way to the top of the list.... Read More
March 3, 2019Frank Connolly

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Mar2019

Mental Floss 81

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              The answer to last week's Mental Floss is Q: Three spiders named Mr Eight, Mr. Nine & Mr Ten are crawling on an activity board in a Govt Dept. One spider has 8 legs, one has 9 and the other has ... Read More
March 1, 2019Frank Connolly

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Feb2019

Mental Floss 80

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        The answer to last week's challenge is Q: Six drinking glasses stand in a row, alternating between full and empty. By handling only one glass, what can you do to end up with the first three glasses full and the second three ... Read More
February 22, 2019Frank Connolly

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Feb2019

Mental Floss 79

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              The answer to last week's question is. Q: How many hands does the clock of the tower of Big Ben have? A: Eight. Two for each of four faces. This week's lateral thinking challenge is. Q: Six drinking glasses stand in ... Read More
February 15, 2019Frank Connolly

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Feb2019
            It is acknowledged that Complex Problem Solving, Critical Thinking & Creativity are the top 3 skill sets required in the workplace in 2020. Yet how many organisations will be sufficiently skilled to address and take advantage of that need? An all too ... Read More
February 8, 2019Frank Connolly

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Feb2019

Mental Floss 78

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        The answer to last week's lateral thinking challenge is. Q: In the diagram above, link all 9 dots using no more than 4 straight lines without lifting the pen off the paper and without tracing the same line. Answer below ...... Read More
February 8, 2019Frank Connolly

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Feb2019

Mental Floss 77

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        The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: HAL 2000 is the name is the name of the famous super-computer featured in the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey”. There is a curious relationship between HAL and the computer manufacturing company IBM. Can ... Read More
February 1, 2019Frank Connolly

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Jan2019

Mental Floss 76

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          The answer to last week's question is. Q: How many triangles can be found in the diagram? A: 47. This week's thinking challenge is. Q: HAL 2000 is the name is the name of the famous super-computer featured in the movie ... Read More
January 25, 2019Frank Connolly

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Jan2019

Mental Floss 75

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          The answer to last week's question is. Q: A lady comes home from shopping. She sees hers husband who had committed suicide in the corner of the room. However she ignores him and eats some Ice-cream why? A: He died a ... Read More
January 18, 2019Frank Connolly

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Jan2019

Mental Floss 74

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          The answer to last week's question is. Q: What word starts with an E and ends with an E and only contains one letter? A: Envelope. This week's lateral thinking challenge is. Q: A lady comes home from shopping. She sees ... Read More
January 11, 2019Frank Connolly

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Jan2019

Mental Floss 73

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          The answer to last week's question is. Q: Farmer Smith has 3 pink pigs, 4 brown pigs and 1 black pig. How many of the pigs can say that it is the same colour as another pig on Smith’s farm?... Read More
January 4, 2019Frank Connolly

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Dec2018

Mental Floss 72

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        The answer to last week's question is. There is a barrel with no lid and some beer in it. "This barrel is more than half full," said Chuck. "No it's not," say Phil. "It's less than half full." Without any measuring implements ... Read More
December 28, 2018Frank Connolly

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Dec2018
December 24, 2018Frank Connolly

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Dec2018

Mental Floss 71

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        The answer to last week's question is. Q: You are in the centre of an island that is a kilometre long and half a kilometre wide. The vegetation is very dry from a long drought. Suddenly it catches fire at one ... Read More
December 21, 2018Frank Connolly

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Dec2018

Mental Floss 70

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      The answer to last week's question is. Q: Manhole covers for sewer drains are typically circular in shape (the ones that are removable anyway). This shape has an important advantage over a square or rectangular shape. What is it? A: There is no ... Read More
December 14, 2018Frank Connolly

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Dec2018

Mental Floss 69

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            The answer to last week's lateral thinking challenge is. Q: A man lives on the twelfth floor of an apartment building. Every morning he takes the elevator down to the lobby and leaves the building. In the evening, he gets into the ... Read More
December 7, 2018Frank Connolly

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Nov2018

Mental Floss 68

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        The answer to last week's question is. Q: A man drives down the highway at 90 kms per hour. Yet he still manages to pass three cars going 95 kms per hour, how does he manage this? A: He was ... Read More
November 30, 2018Frank Connolly