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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

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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

22

Oct2021

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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

15

Oct2021

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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

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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

01

Oct2021

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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

24

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

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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

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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

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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

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Aug2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: A large mail order company undertook an analysis of it's customer base. They were surprised to see that a there was an unusually high number of people who were born on November 11. How could ... Read More
August 27, 2021admin

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Aug2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: What is it that goes on 4 legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon and 3 legs in the evening? This is the famous riddle of the Sphinx which was asked of Oedipus ... Read More
August 20, 2021admin

13

Aug2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: 100 feet up in the air it can lay with it's back on the ground. What is it? A: A dead centipede. This week’s challenge is: Q: What is it that goes on 4 ... Read More
August 13, 2021admin

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Aug2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: Fabio is guilty of no crime, yet he is surrounded by professional people, one of which hits him until he cries. Why? A: Fabio is a newborn baby and the Dr slaps him to ... Read More
August 6, 2021admin

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Jul2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: An art expert went to a sale and purchased a painting that was worthless. Why? A: He knew the painting itself was worthless, but the frame in which it was mounted was a very ... Read More
July 30, 2021admin

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Jul2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: A little shop in New York is called The Seven Bells, yet it has eight bells hanging outside. Why? A: It was originally a mistake, but the shopkeeper found that so many people came ... Read More
July 23, 2021admin

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Jul2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: Imagine you have three identical bricks and want to find the common length of their main diagonals. What is the easiest way to do this using just a measuring tape? A: Place the ... Read More
July 16, 2021admin