Mental Floss 96

 

 

 

The answer to last week’s challenge is Q: During a visit to a mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director what the criteria is that defines if a patient should be admitted. “Well,” said the Director, “we fill up a bathtub. Then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup, and a bucket to the patient and ask the patient to empty the bathtub. Okay, here’s your test: Would you use the spoon, the teacup or the bucket?” “Oh, I understand,” said the visitor. “A normal person would choose the bucket, as it is larger than the spoon.” What was the Director’s response?

A: No, said the Director. A sane person would just pull the plug. (Would you like a bed near the window or over near the heater)?

This week’s challenge is …

Q: A rich old lady died and left all her money to her grandchildren and her children. At the end of the will she stated that she had one last thing to give away: her precious diamond. She gave a clue to where it might be. She said “it’s in a cylinder surrounded by a thousand squares.” One grandchild said, “I know where it is,” and found it. Where was it?

 

We are pleased to announce that we have now locked in our next Six Thinking Hats public training session for Melbourne on July 26.

Registration details Here.

 

The answer along with a new challenge, next week.

Have a great weekend!

 

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About the Author

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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