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Sep2018

Mental Floss 57

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          The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: A boxer left the ring having just won the World Championship, yet he received no money at all for the win and it all went to his trainer. Why? A: The boxer was ... Read More
September 14, 2018Frank Connolly

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Sep2018

Mental Floss 56

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          The answer to last week's thinking challenge was. Q: What is the real reason that 1989 Pennies are worth more than 1982 Pennies? A: Because there are seven more of them. This week's lateral thinking challenge is. Q: A boxer left ... Read More
September 7, 2018Frank Connolly

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Aug2018

Mental Floss 55

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            The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: When asked who a certain photograph was of, the owner replied “Uncles and Brothers I have none, but that man’s Father is my Father’s son”. Who was in the photograph? A: It was ... Read More
August 31, 2018Frank Connolly

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Aug2018

Mental Floss 54

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        The answer to last week's lateral challenge is. Q: In which direction is the bus traveling? A: The bus is traveling to the right because the door is hidden on the other side. If the bus was traveling to the left ... Read More
August 24, 2018Frank Connolly

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Aug2018

Mental Floss 53

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      The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: Three coins are placed side by side in a row, touching each other. The leftmost coin (A), the middle coin (B), and the rightmost (C). How can you move A so that it will ... Read More
August 17, 2018Frank Connolly

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Aug2018

Mental Floss 52

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              The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: A dead person’s soul comes to a crossroads: one way leads to heaven, the other to hell. There is no road sign to tell the soul which is which. Guards stand at the beginning ... Read More
August 10, 2018Frank Connolly

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Aug2018

Mental Floss 51

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            The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: There are three sealed jars of apples. The first jar contains sour apples, the second contains sweet apples and the third contains a mixture of both. The problem is, the labels on the jars ... Read More
August 3, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jul2018

Mental Floss 50

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            The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: A female cat had three kittens, Mitzi, Pritzi and Kitzi. What is the Mother’s name. A: There was no question posed last week given there was no question mark. For those requiring closure ... Read More
July 27, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jul2018

Mental Floss 49

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The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: One tenant lives on the first floor of a 15 floor building. The number of tenants living on each successive floor is double that of the previous one. The building has a lift. Which button ... Read More
July 20, 2018Frank Connolly

13

Jul2018

Mental Floss 48

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      The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: There are three light switches in a room. You can do what you want with them and then go into the next room where there are three light bulbs. How can you identify the ... Read More
July 13, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jul2018

Mental Floss 47

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        The answer to last week's challenge is. Q:How can you tie a knot in a piece of string without letting go of either end? A: Pick up the string with both arms folded and then unfold your arms. This week's Mental Floss ... Read More
July 6, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jun2018

Mental Floss 46

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        The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: A woman is alone on a deserted island without any food or water or any prospect of a ship passing by, but she does not fear for her life. Why not? A: The ... Read More
June 29, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jun2018

Mental Floss 45

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          The answer to last week's question is. Q: A man was traveling across country carrying a fox, a duck and a bag of corn when he came to a river. There was a small boat in which he could ferry only one ... Read More
June 22, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jun2018

Mental Floss 44

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        The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: She died and went to heaven. There were 1000’s of people there, all naked and looking as they had at age 21. She looked around to see if there was anyone she recognised and ... Read More
June 15, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jun2018

Mental Floss 43

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        The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: There are two plastic jugs filled with water. How could you put all of the water from the jugs into a barrel, without using any jugs or dividers, and still tell which water came ... Read More
June 8, 2018Frank Connolly

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Jun2018

Mental Floss 42

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          The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: A man is found dead in the Arctic with a pack on his back. How did he die? A: It was a pack of wolves on his back. This week's Mental Floss challenge is.... Read More
June 1, 2018Frank Connolly

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May2018

Mental Floss 41

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      Last week's answer is. Q: There are ten socks of each of the following colours in a drawer: Blue, Green, Red, Yellow and White, a total of 50 socks. If the socks are randomly distributed in the drawer (i.e. not in ... Read More
May 24, 2018Frank Connolly

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May2018

Mental Floss 40

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            The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: Why is it against the law for a man living in Queensland to be buried in Victoria? A: It is against the law to bury a person alive. This week's lateral thinking ... Read More
May 18, 2018Frank Connolly

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May2018

Mental Floss 39

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          The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: What is the smallest number of people you need to assemble two Uncles and two Nephews in the same place? A: Two. If two men marry each other's mothers, they automatically become half-brothers. ... Read More
May 11, 2018Frank Connolly

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May2018

Mental Floss 38

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          The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: Before Mt Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world? A: Mount Everest. This week's lateral thinking challenge is. Q: What is the smallest number of people you need to ... Read More
May 4, 2018Frank Connolly