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Dec2023

Mental Floss 328

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The answer to last week’s challenge is: Q: There are flowers with bees hovering over them. How many flowers and bees are there if both these statements are true? 1) If each bee lands on a flower, one bee doesn't get a flower. ... Read More
December 8, 2023admin

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Dec2023

Mental Floss 327

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The answer to last week’s challenge is: Q: If a wheel has 64 spokes, how many spaces are there between the spokes? A: 64 spaces. This week’s thinking challenge is … Q: In a pond there are flowers with bees hovering over ... Read More
December 1, 2023admin

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Nov2023

Mental Floss 326

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The answer to last week’s challenge is: Q: How many bricks does it take to complete a building made of bricks? A: One brick, the final one. This week’s thinking challenge is … Q: If a wheel has 64 spokes, how ... Read More
November 24, 2023admin

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Nov2023

Mental Floss 325

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The answer to last week’s challenge is: Q: What can run but never walks, has mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps and has a bed but never sleeps? A: A river. This week’s thinking challenge is … Q: ... Read More
November 16, 2023admin

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Nov2023

Mental Floss 324

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The answer to last week’s challenge is: Q: There is a low railway bridge in your suburb. One day, you see a large truck waiting near the underpass. The driver tells you that his truck is 4cms higher than the indicated height of ... Read More
November 10, 2023admin

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Nov2023

Mental Floss 323

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The answer to last week’s challenge is: Q: A Doctor gives you three pills and tells you to take one every half hour. How long will the pills last? A: One hour. This week’s thinking challenge is … Q: There is a ... Read More
November 3, 2023admin

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Oct2023

Mental Floss 322

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The answer to last week’s challenge is: Q: If you go to the movies and you're paying, is it cheaper to take one friend twice, or two friends to the movies at the same time? A: It's cheaper to take two friends ... Read More
October 26, 2023admin

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Oct2023

Mental Floss 321

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The answer to last week’s challenge is: Q: There are two ducks in front of another two ducks. There are two ducks behind two other ducks. There are two ducks beside two other ducks. How many ducks are there? A: There ... Read More
October 19, 2023admin

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Oct2023

Mental Floss 320

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The answer to last week’s challenge is: Q: At noon and at midnight, the hands on a clock are in exactly the same place. How many other times between noon and midnight do the hour and the minute hands cross? A: 11 ... Read More
October 13, 2023admin

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Oct2023

Mental Floss 319

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The answer to last week’s challenge is: Q: If seven people meet each other and each shakes hands only once with each of the others, how many handshakes will there have been? A: 21 handshakes. This week’s thinking challenge is … Q: ... Read More
October 6, 2023admin

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Sep2023

Mental Floss 318

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The answer to last week’s challenge is: Q: Cigars cannot be entirely smoked, so a hobo who collects cigar butts can make a cigar to smoke out of every 5 butts he finds. Today he has collected 25 butts. How many cigars ... Read More
September 29, 2023admin

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Sep2023

Mental Floss 317

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The answer to last week’s challenge is: Q: What do you  cut, share at a table but never eat? A: A deck of playing cards. This week’s thinking challenge is … Q: Cigars cannot be entirely smoked so a hobo who collects ... Read More
September 22, 2023admin

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Sep2023

Mental Floss 316

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The answer to last week’s challenge is: Q: You start with 1,000 then add 40. Add another 1,000, then add 30. Add another 1,000 then add 20. Add one more 1,000, then add 10. What is your answer? A: 4,100 This week’s ... Read More
September 15, 2023admin

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Sep2023

Mental Floss 314

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The answer to last week’s challenge is: Q: Mary is reading "Charlie & the chocolate factory" to her twin daughters. There is a power cut, but she manages to finish reading the book. How? A: Mary is blind and reading in Braille. This ... Read More
September 1, 2023admin

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Aug2023

Mental Floss 313

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The answer to last week’s challenge is: Q: You heard before, yet you hear me again. Then I die until you call me again. What am I? A: An echo. This week’s thinking challenge is … Q: Mary is reading "Charlie & ... Read More
August 24, 2023admin

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Aug2023

Mental Floss 312

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The answer to last week’s challenge is: Q: Mr Smith wanted to build a house with all the windows facing South. How could he do this? A: He built on the North pole where all aspects faced South. This week’s thinking challenge is ... Read More
August 18, 2023admin

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Aug2023

Mental Floss 311

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The answer to last week’s challenge is: Q: There are 20 people at a party. If each of them is willing to shake hands only with people who are smaller than they are, how many people will shake hands in total?... Read More
August 10, 2023admin

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Aug2023

Mental Floss 310

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The answer to last week’s challenge is: Q: With a 7 minute hourglass and an 11 minute hourglass, what would be the easiest way to tell exactly when 15 minutes were up? A: Start both hourglasses together. When the sand stops ... Read More
August 3, 2023admin

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Jul2023

Mental Floss 309

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The answer to last week’s challenge is: Q: A man walks 2kms in heavy rain on an open road. He doesn't have a hat, an umbrella or any other protection from the rain. Yet, for some reason he does not get wet ... Read More
July 28, 2023admin

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Jul2023

Mental Floss 308

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The answer to last week’s challenge is: Q: Ronald and Joe were comparing information about their siblings. At one point Joe said "my older brother was born on the 4th of July, I remember because I was watching the fireworks". Ronald immediately knew ... Read More
July 21, 2023admin