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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

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Nov2018

Mental Floss 67

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          The answer to last week's lateral thinking challenge is. Q: A woman has incontrovertible proof in court that her husband was murdered by her sister. The judge declares, "This is the strangest case I've ever seen. Though it's a cut-and-dried case, this ... Read More
November 23, 2018Frank Connolly

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Nov2018

Mental Floss 66

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        The answer to last week's question is. Q: Which country does not belong in this group - Nigeria, Angola, Italy, Ireland & Germany? A: Ireland to be sure, it's the only country not in the same time-zone as the others. This week's ... Read More
November 16, 2018Frank Connolly

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Nov2018

Mental Floss 65

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          The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: If a red house is made of red bricks, and a blue house is made of blue bricks, what is a green house made of? A: Glass or some other transparent substance. This week's ... Read More
November 9, 2018Frank Connolly

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Nov2018

… and the problem is?

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            The number of our interventions, projects and programmes that go pear-shaped in one way or another is substantial. Rarely if ever, do we see projects come in on time, on budget or achieve everything promised. This is rarely acknowledged ... Read More
November 8, 2018Frank Connolly

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Nov2018

Mental Floss 64

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            The answer to last week's question is. Q: Which animal does not belong in this group – Bull, Fish, Lion, Giraffe & Crab? A: The Giraffe, the others are all signs of the zodiac. This week's lateral thinking challenge is. Q: ... Read More
November 2, 2018Frank Connolly

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Oct2018
                Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats®  Training Day in the Melbourne CBD on  Friday December 14 . How much would it be worth to your organisation if you could run meetings and communication 30% faster than you do now ? If ... Read More
October 26, 2018Frank Connolly

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Oct2018

Mental Floss 63

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        The answer to last week's question is. Q: One of the world's capital cities spends far less (both in total and as a proportion of its budget) than other capital cities on a service which is usually considered absolutely essential. What city ... Read More
October 26, 2018Frank Connolly

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Oct2018

Mental Floss 62

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        The answer to last week's question is. Q: Why did a famous statesman and world leader stand up in front of a large crowd and say, very seriously “I am a jam doughnut”? A: Pres J.F.Kennedy said this whilst trying express ... Read More
October 19, 2018Frank Connolly

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Oct2018

Mental Floss 61

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            The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: During a medical examination, Jerry’s blood pressure was found to be 3 x that of a normal healthy person. Yet, Jerry’s Doctor was not too concerned. Why not? A: Jerry is a Giraffe. ... Read More
October 12, 2018Frank Connolly

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Oct2018

Mental Floss 60

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          The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: Why would an organisation spend tens of millions of dollars to find something that costs only a few thousand dollars? A: The sought after object would be the Black Box Flight Recorder in ... Read More
October 5, 2018Frank Connolly

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Sep2018

Mental Floss 59

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        The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: In a famous tourist destination the local authorities have made the price of electricity higher in order to increase tourism. Why? A: Niagara Falls, where the water could be diverted for hydro ... Read More
September 28, 2018Frank Connolly

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Sep2018

Mental Floss 58

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          The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: If you do it once one day it’s OK, but if you do it twice it’s a serious offence! What is it? A: Vote in an election. This week's lateral thinking challenge is.... Read More
September 21, 2018Frank Connolly

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Sep2018

Mental Floss 57

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          The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: A boxer left the ring having just won the World Championship, yet he received no money at all for the win and it all went to his trainer. Why? A: The boxer was ... Read More
September 14, 2018Frank Connolly

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Sep2018

Mental Floss 56

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          The answer to last week's thinking challenge was. Q: What is the real reason that 1989 Pennies are worth more than 1982 Pennies? A: Because there are seven more of them. This week's lateral thinking challenge is. Q: A boxer left ... Read More
September 7, 2018Frank Connolly

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Aug2018

Mental Floss 55

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            The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: When asked who a certain photograph was of, the owner replied “Uncles and Brothers I have none, but that man’s Father is my Father’s son”. Who was in the photograph? A: It was ... Read More
August 31, 2018Frank Connolly

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Aug2018

Mental Floss 54

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        The answer to last week's lateral challenge is. Q: In which direction is the bus traveling? A: The bus is traveling to the right because the door is hidden on the other side. If the bus was traveling to the left ... Read More
August 24, 2018Frank Connolly

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Aug2018

Mental Floss 53

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      The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: Three coins are placed side by side in a row, touching each other. The leftmost coin (A), the middle coin (B), and the rightmost (C). How can you move A so that it will ... Read More
August 17, 2018Frank Connolly