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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

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Jul2023

Mental Floss 307

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The answer to last week’s challenge is: Q: An iron horse with a flaxen tail. The faster the horse runs, the shorter his tail becomes. What is it? A: A needle and thread. This week’s thinking challenge is … Q: Donald ... Read More
July 13, 2023admin

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Jul2023

Mental Floss 306

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88 69 11 The answer to last week’s challenge is: Q: What do the numbers 11, 69, 88 all have in common? A: They read the same right side up and upside down. This week’s thinking challenge is … Q: An iron horse with a flaxen tail. The ... Read More
July 6, 2023admin

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Jun2023

Mental Floss 305

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The answer to last week’s challenge is: Q: I am an odd number. Take away one letter and I become even. What number am I? A: Seven. Take away the S and it becomes even. This week’s thinking challenge is … Q: ... Read More
June 30, 2023admin

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Jun2023

Mental Floss 304

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The answer to last week’s challenge is: Q: Using only addition, how do you add eight 8’s and get the number 1,000. A: 888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1,000. This week’s thinking challenge is … Q: I ... Read More
June 23, 2023admin

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Jun2023

Mental Floss 303

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The answer to last week’s challenge is: Q: A man stands on one side of a river, his dog on the other side. The man calls his dog who then crosses the river without getting wet, using a bridge or a boat. ... Read More
June 16, 2023admin

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Jun2023

Mental Floss 302

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The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: A sundial has the fewest moving parts of any time piece. Which has the most? A: An hourglass with up to 100's of 1000's of moving parts. This week’s thinking challenge is … Q: ... Read More
June 9, 2023admin

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May2023

Mental Floss 300

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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 ... Read More
May 5, 2023admin

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Apr2023

Mental Floss 299

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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 ... Read More
April 28, 2023admin

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Apr2023

Mental Floss 298

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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 ... Read More
April 21, 2023admin

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Apr2023

Mental Floss 297

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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. ... Read More
April 14, 2023admin

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Apr2023

Mental Floss 296

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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 ... Read More
April 7, 2023admin

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Mar2023

Mental Floss 295

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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 ... Read More
March 31, 2023admin

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Mar2023

Mental Floss 294

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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 ... Read More
March 24, 2023admin

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Mar2023

Mental Floss 293

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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 ... Read More
March 17, 2023admin

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Mar2023

Mental Floss 292

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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 ... Read More
March 10, 2023admin

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Mar2023

Mental Floss 291

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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
March 3, 2023admin

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Feb2023

Mental Floss 290

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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
February 24, 2023admin

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Feb2023

Mental Floss 289

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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 ... Read More
February 17, 2023admin

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Feb2023

Mental Floss 288

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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
February 10, 2023admin