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Jun2019

Mental Floss 97

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        The answer to last week's challenge is Q: A rich old lady died and left all her money to her grandchildren and her children. At the end of the will she stated that she had one last thing to give away: her ... Read More
June 21, 2019Frank Connolly

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Jun2019

Mental Floss 96

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      The answer to last week's challenge is Q: During a visit to a mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director what the criteria is that defines if a patient should be admitted. “Well,” said the Director, “we fill up a bathtub. Then ... Read More
June 14, 2019Frank Connolly

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Jun2019

Mental Floss 95

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        The answer to last week's challenge is Q: You’re riding a horse. To the right of you is a cliff and in front of you is an elephant moving at the same pace and you can’t overtake it. To the left of ... Read More
June 7, 2019Frank Connolly

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May2019

Mental Floss 94

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          The answer to last week's challenge is Q: It is a well established fact that Chinese men eat more rice that Japanese men. Why is this? A: Because there are so many more of them. This week's challenge is .. Q: ... Read More
May 31, 2019Frank Connolly

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May2019

Mental Floss 93

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          The answer to last week's challenge is Q: A blind beggar had a brother who died. What relation was the blind beggar to the brother who died? (“Brother” is not the answer.) A: The beggar was the sister of the deceased ... Read More
May 24, 2019Frank Connolly

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May2019

Mental Floss 92

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A man wishes to reach the island in the middle of an ornamental lake without getting wet. The island is 20 feet from each edge of the pond (see diagram) and he has two ... Read More
May 17, 2019Frank Connolly

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May2019

Mental Floss 91

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      The answer to last week's challenge was, Q: Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000. Now add 30. Add another 1000. Now add 20. Now add another 1000. Now add 10. What is the total? A: Four ... Read More
May 10, 2019Frank Connolly

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May2019

Mental Floss 90

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The answer to last week's challenge is Q: What word if pronounced right is wrong and if pronounced wrong is right? A: The word "Wrong". This week's challenge is a slightly different kind ... Q: Take 1000 and add 40 to ... Read More
May 3, 2019Frank Connolly

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Apr2019

Mental Floss 89

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The answer to last week's mental floss challenge is. Q: It is said by some that some things are improved by death. Tell me, what stinks while living but in death smells good? A: A Pig. This week's lateral thinking challenge is ...... Read More
April 26, 2019Frank Connolly

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Apr2019

Mental Floss 88

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The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: I have holes top and bottom, inside and and out but I still hold water. What am I? A: I am a sponge. This week's lateral thinking challenge is ... Q: It is ... Read More
April 19, 2019Frank Connolly

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Apr2019

Mental Floss 87

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          The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: A man pushes his car up to a hotel and tells the owner he is bankrupt. What has happened? A: He was playing monopoly. This week's challenge is ... Q: I have holes ... Read More
April 12, 2019Frank Connolly

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Apr2019

Mental Floss 86

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          The answer to last week's challenge is Q: A man went to a party and drank some of the punch. He then left early. Everyone else at the party who drank the punch subsequently died of poisoning. Why did the man not die?... Read More
April 5, 2019Frank Connolly

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Mar2019

Mental Floss 85

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          The answer to last week's challenge is Q: A sundial is said to be the timepiece with the fewest moving parts. What is the timepiece with the most moving parts? A: An hourglass. This week's thinking challenge is ... Q: A ... Read More
March 29, 2019Frank Connolly

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Mar2019

Mental Floss 84

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            The answer to last week's challenge is Q: You are driving your car on a wild, stormy night, when you pass by a bus stop and you see three people waiting: An old lady who looks as if she is ... Read More
March 22, 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 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

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