Mental Floss 19

 

 

 

 

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 time from Perth to travel to Melb traveling at 110km/per hour. Which train will be closer to the West coast when they meet?

A: When they meet they will both be exactly the same distance from the coast.

This week’s Mental Floss 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 irretrievably lost. A passer by however offers them a solution that still enables them to drive home. What did they suggest?

The answer to this along with a new lateral thinking challenge will appear in next week’s blog.

In the interim have a Safe and Happy Christmas!

 

 

 

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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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