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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

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Jan2018

Mental Floss 21

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        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 ... Read More
January 5, 2018Frank Connolly

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Dec2017

Mental Floss 20

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          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 ... Read More
December 29, 2017Frank Connolly

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Dec2017

Mental Floss 19

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        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 ... Read More
December 22, 2017Frank Connolly

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Dec2017

Mental Floss 18

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          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 ... Read More
December 8, 2017Frank Connolly

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Dec2017

Mental Floss 17

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            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 ... Read More
December 1, 2017Frank Connolly

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Nov2017

Mental Floss 16

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        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 ... Read More
November 24, 2017Frank Connolly

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Nov2017

Mental Floss 15

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            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 ... Read More
November 17, 2017Frank Connolly

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Nov2017

Mental Floss 14

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            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 ... Read More
November 10, 2017Frank Connolly

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Oct2017

Mental Floss 12

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            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. ... Read More
October 27, 2017Frank Connolly

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Oct2017

Mental Floss 11

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        The answer to last week's challenge was. Q: A woman left her flat to go to work. Upon her return at the end of the day she discovered her flat has been broken into. The thieves have taken everything except ... Read More
October 20, 2017Frank Connolly

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Oct2017
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October 13, 2017Frank Connolly

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Oct2017

Mental Floss 10

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        The answer to last week's Mental Floss. Q: Arthur goes to the Doctor and asks the Dr to give him an all over check up. He says "I feel extreme pain whenever I prod any part of my body. Each time the ... Read More
October 13, 2017Frank Connolly

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Oct2017

Mental Floss 9

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        The answer to last week's thinking challenge. Q: A woman had two sons who were born on the same hour of the same day of the same year. But they were not twins. How could this be? A: A third child ... Read More
October 6, 2017Frank Connolly