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Jan2022

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: How can you take 2 from 5 and leave 4? A: FIVE. Remove the 2 letters F and E from five and you have IV (4 in Roman numerals). This week’s challenge is: Q: ... Read More
January 21, 2022admin

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Jan2022

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_EVEN The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: How do you make the number 7 even without addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division? A: Drop the "S". This week’s challenge is: Q: I am a word of six; my first three letters refer to an automobile; my last ... Read More
January 7, 2022admin

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Dec2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: What has six faces, but does not wear makeup, has twenty-one eyes, but cannot see? What is it? A: A die (dice). This week’s challenge is: Q: How do you make the number 7 ... Read More
December 31, 2021admin

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Dec2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: A man is trapped in a room. The room has only two possible exits: two doors. Through the first door there is a room constructed from magnifying glass. The blazing hot sun instantly fries anything ... Read More
December 24, 2021admin

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Dec2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: Sam, Alex, Charlie, and Jordan are related. One of them is the opposite gender from the other three. Here are some facts: 1. Charlie's only son is either Sam or Alex. 2. Jordan's sister is ... Read More
December 17, 2021admin

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Dec2021

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  The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: When I was walking across a bridge, I saw a boat crowded with people. But there wasn't a single person on the boat. How could this be? A: Everyone on the boat was married! ... Read More
December 10, 2021admin

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Dec2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: Where can you finish reading several books before you finish even one sentence? A: Prison. You'll have plenty of time to read plenty of books during a prison sentence. This week’s challenge is: Q: ... Read More
December 3, 2021admin

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Nov2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: What is a living creature that has four legs, eats cat food, and sees equally well on both ends of its body? A: A blind cat. This week’s challenge is: Q: Where can you ... Read More
November 26, 2021admin

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Nov2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: A man was going about his daily business and accidentally brushed against a rock. Within minutes he had died. How did this happen? A: The man was a deep sea diver and the rock ... Read More
November 19, 2021admin

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Nov2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: From the beginning of time right up until the time of writing this post, twelve and only twelve men have achieved this feat. What is it? A: Only twelve men have walked on the ... Read More
November 12, 2021admin

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Nov2021

Mental Floss 220

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: Another real life challenge: During the 1930's, how did some Japanese manufacturers overcome the USA's mistrust of goods made in Japan? A: A number of Japanese exporters relocated their factories to a small Japanese ... Read More
November 5, 2021admin

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Oct2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: A true story this week: A man working late in the office left some sandwiches on his desk. Later, as a result of this he realised that this action helped him to become a multi-millionaire. ... Read More
October 29, 2021admin

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Oct2021

Mental Floss 218

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: One day the boss bragged to his employees that he could "fight and beat any man who works here"! A new employee, a 7 foot ex-boxer stood up to take the boss on. What lateral ... Read More
October 22, 2021admin

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Oct2021

Mental Floss 217

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: A famous old riddle this week - A man without eyes saw plums on a tree. He did not take plums and he did not leave plums. How could this be? A: The answer ... Read More
October 15, 2021admin

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Oct2021

Mental Floss 216

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: It has often been observed that individuals lost in the desert will set off with the intention of walking in a straight line but will eventually return to somewhere close to their starting point. Why ... Read More
October 8, 2021admin

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Oct2021

Mental Floss 215

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: An American, who had never been to any  country other than his own, was standing upon solid ground one day when he saw the great barrier reef with his own eyes. How did he manage ... Read More
October 1, 2021admin

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Sep2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: A man in a restaurant used two forks and one knife. He did not pay for his lunch. What was going on? A: He was a piano tuner who had come to tune the ... Read More
September 24, 2021admin

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Sep2021

Mental Floss 213

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: What famous cartoon character owes his existence to a misprint in a scientific journal? A: Popeye owes his existence to the misprint. He was invented to encourage children to eat spinach, which was though ... Read More
September 17, 2021admin

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Sep2021

Mental Floss 212

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: In some convents, the novice Nuns at the dinner table are not allowed to ask for anything such as salt from the other end of the table. This is because they are expected to be ... Read More
September 10, 2021admin

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Sep2021

Mental Floss 211

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: Over the past 100 years many men have dedicated significant portions of their lives in the quest for burnt wood. Although they have been occasionally successful, they have never managed to move the wood. Why ... Read More
September 3, 2021admin