The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: I often go to the police station at night and destroy many finger prints. I do not however consider myself a criminal. Who am I? A: I am the cleaner. This week's Mental Floss ...
March 9, 2018Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's question is. Q: If an average hen’s egg is 5 cms long and weighs 300 grams, and an average peacock’s egg is exactly twice the length and 2.5 times the weight, which one has the greater circumference?...
March 2, 2018Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: A woman was being chased through the jungle by a tribe of head-hunters. She had in her possession two solid gold bars weighing 9 pounds each. She came to a rope bridge she needed ...
February 23, 2018Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's question is. Q: A vinyl record measures 32 cm across. There is a 1 cm margin around the edge and a centre label that measures 10 cm across. There are 30 grooves per/cm. How far does the ...
February 16, 2018Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's question is. Q: Two hitch-hikers were waiting for a lift, watching for passing cars. One was facing east toward the mountains, and the other facing west toward the sea. "You're looking a bit rough this morning", said ...
February 9, 2018Frank Connolly
Last week's answer. Q: On the table is an egg carton containing 6 eggs. If six people each take one egg, how can it be that one egg is left in the carton? A: The last person took the last egg ...
February 2, 2018Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: On a clock the large hand and the small hand are exactly placed between 1 and 2. Both hands are in the same position with one atop the other. What time is ...
January 26, 2018Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: A man uses a stick to strike a part of an elephant and that part soon disappears. The man is then a lot richer. How? A: The man was playing Billiards ...
January 19, 2018Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: One ALP and one LNP politician are being interviewed. "I am liberal" says one. "I am Labor" says the other. At least one of them is lying. Which one is it?...
January 12, 2018Frank Connolly
According to Edward de Bono, we all run the risk of falling into the "intelligence trap." It is assumed that intelligence goes hand in hand with thinking. Too often however, intelligent people are in danger of becoming poor thinkers. They are in ...
January 10, 2018Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: What is the difference between a crisp new $5 note and an old torn one? A: $4.00 This week's challenge is ... Q: One Labor and one Liberal politician are being interviewed. "I ...
January 5, 2018Frank Connolly
The answer to last week’s challenge is. Q: A person is replacing a wheel on their car when they accidentally drop the all the nuts used to attach the wheel to the car. The nuts fall down a drain and are ...
December 29, 2017Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: Train A and Train B are crossing the country from coast to coast, a distance of over 3000 kms. A is traveling from Melb to Perth at 100km/hour. B leaves at the same ...
December 22, 2017Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: A man staggers out of a pub under the influence. Everything he is wearing is black, including a ski mask as it is very cold. He is walking down the middle of ...
December 8, 2017Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: You are inside a perfectly cubical room where each wall, the ceiling and the floor are mirrors. There is nothing else in the room. How many reflections can you see if you're facing in ...
December 1, 2017Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's Mental Floss is. Q: How can you build pig pens so that you can put nine pigs in four pens so that each pen has an odd number of pigs? A: Put three pigs in each ...
November 24, 2017Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: If you put a coin in an empty bottle and insert a cork into the neck of the bottle, how can you remove the coin without taking out the cork or breaking the ...
November 17, 2017Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: Professor Frink was trekking through a remote jungle when captured by logic-loving cannibals. He was brought before the Chief and told, "You may now speak your last words. If your statement is ...
November 10, 2017Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: At a recent birthday party, Jo challenged the formidable intellect of Rupert to cut the birthday cake into the maximum number of pieces possible, using only 4 straight cuts. With little ado Rupert ...
November 3, 2017Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's Lateral Thinking challenge was. Q: A man hijacks an aircraft transporting both passengers and valuable cargo. After taking the cargo, the man demands two parachutes, puts one of them on and then jumps leaving the other behind. ...
October 27, 2017Frank Connolly