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Jun2020

Mental Floss 147

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The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: A traveller set out on a journey and stopped only once he had returned to his starting point. During the journey, his head travelled 36 feet further than his feet, yet his feet remained attached ... Read More
June 12, 2020admin

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Jun2020

Mental Floss 146

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: Scott ran halfway into the forest in half an hour. Dan claimed he had gone two thirds of the way into the forest in the same time. Scott however said this was impossible. Why?... Read More
June 5, 2020admin

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May2020

Mental Floss 145

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  The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: How many mistakes are there in the following sentence? "This sentance containes two misstakes". A: Four. Three spelling mistakes plus the mistaken claim that it contains only two mistakes. This week's Mental Floss challenge is:... Read More
May 29, 2020admin

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May2020

Mental Floss 144

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A snail crawls slowly up a garden wall 48cm high. If it crawls up 8cm a day and slips back 3cm each night, how long will it take to reach the top? A: 9 ... Read More
May 22, 2020admin

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May2020

Mental Floss 143

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          The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: A jet airliner carrying 20 Mexican lawyers to a convention in Rio de Janiero crashed and landed directly onto the border between Colombia, Venezuela & Brasil. Under International law, where should the ... Read More
May 15, 2020Frank Connolly

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May2020

Mental Floss 142

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            The answer to last week's challenge was: Q: A woman stopper her car opposite a hotel and was soon bankrupt. How? A: She was playing Monopoly. This week's challenge is: Q: A jet airliner carrying 20 Mexican lawyers to a convention in Rio de ... Read More
May 8, 2020Frank Connolly

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Apr2020

Mental Floss 140

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                  The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: In 1987, a crane collapsed near a business and residential area of Sydney harbour at lunchtime. Nobody noticed or heard a thing however, why not? A: A bird collapsing is not ... Read More
April 24, 2020Frank Connolly

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Apr2020

Mental Floss 139

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                  The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: Which English word do all Australians pronounce incorrectly? A: The word "Incorrectly"! This week's thinking challenge is: Q: In 1987, a crane collapsed near a business and residential area of Sydney ... Read More
April 11, 2020Frank Connolly

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Apr2020

Mental Floss 138

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C-Y-G-T-N-L-I-T-S The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: Can you guess the next letter on this series C-Y-G-T-N-L-I-T_? A: The letter S, because they are the first letters of each of the words of the question. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: Which English ... Read More
April 3, 2020Frank Connolly

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Mar2020

Mental Floss 137

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            The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: A horse plows a field all day. If he takes 24 steps to reach from one end of the field to another, how many hoof prints will the horse leave in the ... Read More
March 27, 2020Frank Connolly

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Mar2020

Mental Floss 136

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      The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: Add a 2 to 171 and make it less than 18. 17 and a half. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: A horse plows a field all day. If he takes 24 steps ... Read More
March 20, 2020Frank Connolly

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Mar2020

Mental Floss 135

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          The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: How much dirt is there in a square hole that is 12cms on each side and 12cms deep? A: None. It's a hole. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: Add a 2 ... Read More
March 13, 2020Frank Connolly

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Mar2020

Mental Floss 134

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              The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: When the boy told his Mother he was going to join the band she immediately became very upset and knew that a bad fate would befall him. How? A: The band was ... Read More
March 6, 2020Frank Connolly

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Feb2020

Mental Floss 133

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          The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: A farmer is walking across his field when he comes across a bundle. A few metres away he is horrified to discover the body of a dead man. Immediately the farmer knew how ... Read More
February 28, 2020Frank Connolly

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Feb2020

Mental Floss 132

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            The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: Your friend tells you their Grandmother is younger than their Mother. How is this possible? A: It is possible that the paternal Grandmother could be younger than the Mother. If the Mother ... Read More
February 20, 2020Frank Connolly

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Feb2020

Mental Floss 131

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        The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: I am standing on a bare stone floor, holding a very fragile and brittle porcelain cup. I am certain however, that I can drop the cup more than a metre without it breaking. ... Read More
February 14, 2020Frank Connolly

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Feb2020

Mental Floss 130

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            The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: What can you break by saying it's name? A: Silence! This week's thinking challenge is: Q: I am standing on a bare stone floor, holding a very fragile and brittle porcelain cup. I am ... Read More
February 7, 2020Frank Connolly

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Jan2020

Mental Floss 129

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              The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: You have two buckets of the same size. If you fill one with small pebbles and the other with large stones which bucket will be the heaviest? A: Both buckets will weight ... Read More
January 31, 2020Frank Connolly

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Jan2020

Mental Floss 128

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            The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: How many string quartets are there is a dozen? A: 12 This week's thinking challenge is: Q: You have two buckets of the same size. If you fill one with small pebbles ... Read More
January 24, 2020Frank Connolly

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Jan2020

Mental Floss 127

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            This week's Mental Floss challenge is, Q: How many string quartets are there is a dozen?   Join us in Melbourne on Feb 27 & 28 and bring a team to solve some of your ... Read More
January 17, 2020Frank Connolly