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May2021

Mental Floss 194

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: During World War II, the mathematician Abraham Wald was asked to help with determining which parts of the allied forces’ planes must be armored better. After examining the surviving American planes, he noticed that ... Read More
May 7, 2021admin

30

Apr2021

Mental Floss 193

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: A man is sitting in his cabin in Sydney. Three hours later he gets out of his cabin in Melbourne. How is this possible? A: The man is a pilot and he is sitting ... Read More
April 30, 2021admin

23

Apr2021

Mental Floss 192

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: What has a mouth, but cannot eat; moves, but has no legs; and has a bank, but cannot put money in it? A: A river. This week’s challenge is: Q: A man is ... Read More
April 23, 2021admin

16

Apr2021

Mental Floss 191

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q:You are sitting in a rowboat on a small lake. You have a brick in your boat. You toss the brick out of your boat into the lake, where it quickly sinks to the bottom. Does ... Read More
April 16, 2021admin

09

Apr2021

Mental Floss 190

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: Adam and Eve play rock-paper-scissors 10 times. You know that: Adam uses rock three times, scissors six times, and paper once. Eve uses rock twice, scissors four times, and paper four times. There are no ... Read More
April 9, 2021admin

02

Apr2021

Mental Floss 189

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: You’re rummaging around your great grandmother’s attic when you find five short chains each made of four gold links. It occurs to you that if you combined them all into one big loop of 20 ... Read More
April 2, 2021admin

26

Mar2021

Mental Floss 188

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The answer to last week’s challenge is,  Q: What can you hold in your right hand, but never in your left hand? A: Your left hand. This week’s challenge is: Q: You’re rummaging around your great grandmother’s attic when you find five ... Read More
March 26, 2021admin

19

Mar2021

Mental Floss 187

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The answer to last week’s challenge is,  Q: A is the brother of B. B is the brother of C. C is the father of D. So how is D related to A? A: A is D’s aunt. This week’s challenge is:... Read More
March 19, 2021admin

12

Mar2021

Mental Floss 186

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The answer to last week’s challenge is,  Q: A woman shoots her husband, then holds him underwater for five minutes. Next, she hangs him. Right after, they enjoy a lovely dinner. Explain. A: She took a picture of him and developed it ... Read More
March 12, 2021admin

04

Mar2021

Mental Floss 185

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: I have cities, but no houses. I have mountains, but no trees. I have water, but no fish. What am I?  A: A map This week’s challenge is: Q: A woman shoots her husband, ... Read More
March 4, 2021admin

26

Feb2021

Mental Floss 184

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: You measure my life in hours and I serve you by expiring. I’m quick when I’m thin and slow when I’m fat. The wind is my enemy.  A: A Candle. We have 2 important questions ... Read More
February 26, 2021admin

19

Feb2021

Mental Floss 183

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have no body, but I come alive with wind. What am I?  A: An echo. This week's challenge is: Q: You measure my life ... Read More
February 19, 2021admin

12

Feb2021

Mental Floss 182

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A woman was in court for killing her husband. She said she wasn’t guilty and that she dearly missed him. In the closing statement, the woman’s lawyer stands up and says, “Her husband was just ... Read More
February 12, 2021admin

05

Feb2021

Mental Floss 181

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A man was found on the floor dead with a cassette recorder in one hand and a gun in the other. When the police arrive at the scene they pressed play on the recorder. ... Read More
February 5, 2021admin

01

Feb2021

A Very New Year

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February 1, 2021admin

29

Jan2021

Mental Floss 180

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A chemist was murdered in his own lab. The only evidence was a piece of paper that had the names of chemical substances written on it. The substances were nickel, carbon, oxygen, lanthanum, and sulfur. ... Read More
January 29, 2021admin

29

Jan2021
In an initiative to foster critical and creative thinking in children, Edward deBono is calling for your child's original idea for a "Dog exercising machine". Open for children aged 4-14. Prizes will be awarded to participants in a number of age categories. Some ... Read More
January 29, 2021admin

15

Jan2021

Mental Floss 178

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A serial killer kidnapped five different people and sat them down each with two pills in their hand and a glass of water. He told them each to take one pill but warned them that ... Read More
January 15, 2021admin

08

Jan2021

Mental Floss 177

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: On the first day of school, someone murdered a history teacher. There were four people at the school that the police suspected had done it: the landscaper, a math teacher, a basketball coach, and the ... Read More
January 8, 2021admin

01

Jan2021

Mental Floss 176

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The answer to the last challenge of 2020 is, Q: A Japanese ship was leaving the port and on its way to open sea. The captain went to go oil some parts of the ship and took his ring off so it ... Read More
January 1, 2021admin