Mental Floss 27






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 needle have to travel if the record is played from start to finish?

A: A touch over 10 cms.

This week’s Mental Floss is.

Q: A woman was being chased through the jungle by a tribe of head-hunters. She had in her possession two solid gold bars weighing 9 pounds each. She came to a rope bridge she needed to cross, but she knew the bridge would only support 125 pounds weight in total. She weighed 110 pounds and did not have time to carry one across at a time and it was too far to throw them. She had no weighty clothes she could remove, and the hunters were closing with every second. How did she escape with both gold bars?

The answer will be supplied along with next week’s Mental Floss.

Have a great 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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