Last week’s thinking challenge was … Q: An aircraft crashed and every single person on board died. Yet … two people do survive. How could this be?
A: The two that survived were married (i.e. not single).
This week’s mental floss poses a different type of challenge, one where the identification and reinterpretation of a word will not assist! This one is more of a pure logic one.
An Arab Sheikh tells his two sons that they must race their two camels to a distant city to see who will inherit his fortune. The one whose camel arrives last will win. The brothers, after wandering aimlessly for days, ask a wise man for advice. After hearing his advice they jump on the camels and race as fast as they can to their destination. What did he tell them?
The answer will appear next week along with a new thinking challenge.