Mental Floss 11

 

 

 

 

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 for 2 x one hundred dollar bills that were in plain site. Why weren’t the $100 bills taken?

A: The bills were a gas and an electricity bill.

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This week’s Lateral Thinking challenge is.

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. Why did he ask for two?

The answer to this along with a new challenge will appear in next week’s Mental Floss.

 

 

 

Good Luck!

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Frank Connolly is the Principal of “Think Quick”, a business that adds value through thinking differently. His work history covers all sectors and includes initiatives that have yielded bottom line benefit in the 10’s of millions of dollars.

Current clients range from Exxon-Mobil to Government Depts within Australia to Global NGO’s.

Much of his working life has been split between Australia, the South Pacific and Asia where he has trained and facilitated Lateral Thinking techniques, and been acknowledged by Edward de Bono as one of the foremost practitioners of the de Bono thinking methods worldwide.

Frank believes strongly that if we can improve the way we think, the actions that follow also improve.

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