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May2018

Mental Floss 40

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            The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: Why is it against the law for a man living in Queensland to be buried in Victoria? A: It is against the law to bury a person alive. This week's lateral thinking ... Read More
May 18, 2018Frank Connolly

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May2018

Mental Floss 39

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          The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: What is the smallest number of people you need to assemble two Uncles and two Nephews in the same place? A: Two. If two men marry each other's mothers, they automatically become half-brothers. ... Read More
May 11, 2018Frank Connolly

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May2018

Mental Floss 38

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          The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: Before Mt Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world? A: Mount Everest. This week's lateral thinking challenge is. Q: What is the smallest number of people you need to ... Read More
May 4, 2018Frank Connolly

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Apr2018

Mental Floss 37

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          The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: If you are walking forwards, but traveling backwards and the only motion is being provided by you (i.e. not on a train or in a river, etc) where are you? A: On a ... Read More
April 27, 2018Frank Connolly

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Apr2018

Mental Floss 36

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        The answer to last week's lateral thinking challenge is. Q: A footballer bets you that they can kick a ball a certain distance, have it stop and then come directly back to him without anything or anyone else touching the ball. Can ... Read More
April 19, 2018Frank Connolly

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Apr2018

Mental Floss 35

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            The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: At a family reunion one man went up to another. “Father”! “Grandad”? replied the other. Neither was mistaken. Please explain … A: The Grandson was a Priest. This week's lateral thinking challenge is.... Read More
April 13, 2018Frank Connolly

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Apr2018

Mental Floss 34

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        The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: When you are looking for something, you always find it in the LAST place you look. There is a proven reason for this. What is it? A: It is always the last place ... Read More
April 6, 2018Frank Connolly

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Mar2018

Mental Floss 33

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            The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: The Adelaide Coach was addressing his team after the grand final, he pointed to the Captain who had a shocker and hardly touched the ball and said "If only I had 4 players like ... Read More
March 30, 2018Frank Connolly

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Mar2018

Mental Floss 32

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          The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: You are inside and half way up a very large building that has no windows or balconies, yet have an incredible view of the city around you. How is this possible? A: You ... Read More
March 23, 2018Frank Connolly

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Mar2018

Mental Floss 31

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            The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: A farmer suddenly comes across an unopened package with a dead body lying only a few away. The farmer immediately knew how the person had died. How? A: It was a parachutist whose ... Read More
March 16, 2018Frank Connolly

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Mar2018

Mental Floss 30

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          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 ... Read More
March 9, 2018Frank Connolly

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Mar2018

Mental Floss 29

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          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?... Read More
March 2, 2018Frank Connolly

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Feb2018

Mental Floss 28

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        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 ... Read More
February 23, 2018Frank Connolly

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Feb2018

Mental Floss 27

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          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 ... Read More
February 16, 2018Frank Connolly

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Feb2018

Mental Floss 26

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              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 ... Read More
February 9, 2018Frank Connolly

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Feb2018

Mental Floss 25

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              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 ... Read More
February 2, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jan2018

Mental Floss 24

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            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 ... Read More
January 26, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jan2018

Mental Floss 23

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            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 ... Read More
January 19, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jan2018

Mental Floss 22

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        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?... Read More
January 12, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jan2018

The Intelligence Trap

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            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 ... Read More
January 10, 2018Frank Connolly