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Nov2018

Mental Floss 66

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        The answer to last week's question is. Q: Which country does not belong in this group - Nigeria, Angola, Italy, Ireland & Germany? A: Ireland to be sure, it's the only country not in the same time-zone as the others. This week's ... Read More
November 16, 2018Frank Connolly

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Nov2018

Mental Floss 65

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          The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: If a red house is made of red bricks, and a blue house is made of blue bricks, what is a green house made of? A: Glass or some other transparent substance. This week's ... Read More
November 9, 2018Frank Connolly

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Nov2018

Mental Floss 64

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            The answer to last week's question is. Q: Which animal does not belong in this group – Bull, Fish, Lion, Giraffe & Crab? A: The Giraffe, the others are all signs of the zodiac. This week's lateral thinking challenge is. Q: ... Read More
November 2, 2018Frank Connolly

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Oct2018

Mental Floss 63

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        The answer to last week's question is. Q: One of the world's capital cities spends far less (both in total and as a proportion of its budget) than other capital cities on a service which is usually considered absolutely essential. What city ... Read More
October 26, 2018Frank Connolly

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Oct2018

Mental Floss 62

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        The answer to last week's question is. Q: Why did a famous statesman and world leader stand up in front of a large crowd and say, very seriously “I am a jam doughnut”? A: Pres J.F.Kennedy said this whilst trying express ... Read More
October 19, 2018Frank Connolly

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Oct2018

Mental Floss 61

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            The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: During a medical examination, Jerry’s blood pressure was found to be 3 x that of a normal healthy person. Yet, Jerry’s Doctor was not too concerned. Why not? A: Jerry is a Giraffe. ... Read More
October 12, 2018Frank Connolly

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Oct2018

Mental Floss 60

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          The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: Why would an organisation spend tens of millions of dollars to find something that costs only a few thousand dollars? A: The sought after object would be the Black Box Flight Recorder in ... Read More
October 5, 2018Frank Connolly

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Sep2018

Mental Floss 59

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        The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: In a famous tourist destination the local authorities have made the price of electricity higher in order to increase tourism. Why? A: Niagara Falls, where the water could be diverted for hydro ... Read More
September 28, 2018Frank Connolly

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Sep2018

Mental Floss 58

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          The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: If you do it once one day it’s OK, but if you do it twice it’s a serious offence! What is it? A: Vote in an election. This week's lateral thinking challenge is.... Read More
September 21, 2018Frank Connolly

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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

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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