Mental Floss 97

 

 

 

 

The answer to last 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?

A: It was hidden in a roll of toilet paper.

This week’s thinking challenge is …

Q: After teaching his class all about roman numerals (X=10, IX=9 and so on) the teacher asked his class to draw a single continuous line and turn IX into 6. The only stipulation the teacher made was that the pen could not be lifted from the paper until the line was complete. Can you do 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 to this week’s challenge will appear next week along with a new challenge.

Enjoy the 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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