Mental Floss 25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 whilst it remained in the carton.

This week’s lateral challenge 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 one to the other without changing direction. How could they tell?

The answer, along with a new challenge next week …

Enjoy the weekend!

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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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