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May2019

Mental Floss 92

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A man wishes to reach the island in the middle of an ornamental lake without getting wet. The island is 20 feet from each edge of the pond (see diagram) and he has two ... Read More
May 17, 2019Frank Connolly

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May2019

Mental Floss 91

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      The answer to last week's challenge was, Q: Take 1000 and add 40 to it. Now add another 1000. Now add 30. Add another 1000. Now add 20. Now add another 1000. Now add 10. What is the total? A: Four ... Read More
May 10, 2019Frank Connolly

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May2019

Mental Floss 90

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The answer to last week's challenge is Q: What word if pronounced right is wrong and if pronounced wrong is right? A: The word "Wrong". This week's challenge is a slightly different kind ... Q: Take 1000 and add 40 to ... Read More
May 3, 2019Frank Connolly

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Apr2019

Mental Floss 89

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The answer to last week's mental floss challenge is. Q: It is said by some that some things are improved by death. Tell me, what stinks while living but in death smells good? A: A Pig. This week's lateral thinking challenge is ...... Read More
April 26, 2019Frank Connolly

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Apr2019

Mental Floss 88

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The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: I have holes top and bottom, inside and and out but I still hold water. What am I? A: I am a sponge. This week's lateral thinking challenge is ... Q: It is ... Read More
April 19, 2019Frank Connolly

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Apr2019

Mental Floss 87

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          The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: A man pushes his car up to a hotel and tells the owner he is bankrupt. What has happened? A: He was playing monopoly. This week's challenge is ... Q: I have holes ... Read More
April 12, 2019Frank Connolly

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Apr2019

Mental Floss 86

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          The answer to last week's challenge is Q: A man went to a party and drank some of the punch. He then left early. Everyone else at the party who drank the punch subsequently died of poisoning. Why did the man not die?... Read More
April 5, 2019Frank Connolly

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Mar2019

Mental Floss 85

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          The answer to last week's challenge is Q: A sundial is said to be the timepiece with the fewest moving parts. What is the timepiece with the most moving parts? A: An hourglass. This week's thinking challenge is ... Q: A ... Read More
March 29, 2019Frank Connolly

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Mar2019

Mental Floss 84

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            The answer to last week's challenge is Q: You are driving your car on a wild, stormy night, when you pass by a bus stop and you see three people waiting: An old lady who looks as if she is ... Read More
March 22, 2019Frank Connolly

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Mar2019
                As people increasingly become politically-polarised and as a result group-think becomes more common, society is losing it's critical thinking skills. Never has the need for these skills been greater. To assist we have listed 7 key pieces of advice to improve your ... Read More
March 15, 2019Frank Connolly

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Mar2019

Mental Floss 83

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          The answer to last week's mental floss is Q: A horse leaps over a tower and lands on a man, who is promptly removed. Why? A: It was a chess move with Knight taking Pawn. This week's lateral thinking challenge is ...... Read More
March 15, 2019Frank Connolly

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Mar2019

Mental Floss 82

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            The answer to last week's thinking challenge is Q: You have a large box that gets lighter when you put something in it. The more you put in it the lighter it gets. What are you putting in the box? A: ... Read More
March 8, 2019Frank Connolly

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Mar2019
                        According to the World Economic Forum the skill set required to not only survive, but to thrive in 2020 will be different to what is required now. Three crucial skill areas have worked their way to the top of the list.... Read More
March 3, 2019Frank Connolly

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Mar2019

Mental Floss 81

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              The answer to last week's Mental Floss is Q: Three spiders named Mr Eight, Mr. Nine & Mr Ten are crawling on an activity board in a Govt Dept. One spider has 8 legs, one has 9 and the other has ... Read More
March 1, 2019Frank Connolly

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Feb2019

Mental Floss 80

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        The answer to last week's challenge is Q: Six drinking glasses stand in a row, alternating between full and empty. By handling only one glass, what can you do to end up with the first three glasses full and the second three ... Read More
February 22, 2019Frank Connolly

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Feb2019

Mental Floss 79

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              The answer to last week's question is. Q: How many hands does the clock of the tower of Big Ben have? A: Eight. Two for each of four faces. This week's lateral thinking challenge is. Q: Six drinking glasses stand in ... Read More
February 15, 2019Frank Connolly

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Feb2019
            It is acknowledged that Complex Problem Solving, Critical Thinking & Creativity are the top 3 skill sets required in the workplace in 2020. Yet how many organisations will be sufficiently skilled to address and take advantage of that need? An all too ... Read More
February 8, 2019Frank Connolly

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Feb2019

Mental Floss 78

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        The answer to last week's lateral thinking challenge is. Q: In the diagram above, link all 9 dots using no more than 4 straight lines without lifting the pen off the paper and without tracing the same line. Answer below ...... Read More
February 8, 2019Frank Connolly

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Feb2019

Mental Floss 77

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        The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: HAL 2000 is the name is the name of the famous super-computer featured in the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey”. There is a curious relationship between HAL and the computer manufacturing company IBM. Can ... Read More
February 1, 2019Frank Connolly

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Jan2019

Mental Floss 76

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          The answer to last week's question is. Q: How many triangles can be found in the diagram? A: 47. This week's thinking challenge is. Q: HAL 2000 is the name is the name of the famous super-computer featured in the movie ... Read More
January 25, 2019Frank Connolly