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Dec2020

Mental Floss 172

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: Dan is put in a cell with a dirt floor and only one window. The window is too high for him to reach. The only thing in the cell is a shovel. He won’t be ... Read More
December 4, 2020admin

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Nov2020

Mental Floss 171

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: Forrest left home running. He ran a ways and then turned left, ran the same distance and turned left again, ran the same distance and turned left again. When he got home, there were two ... Read More
November 27, 2020admin

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Nov2020

The Innovation Buzzword

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            Wikipedia defines a buzzword as “a word that has begun to be used in the wider society outside of its original context by nonspecialists who use the term vaguely or imprecisely. Labelling a term a “buzzword” often pejoratively implies that it is ... Read More
November 23, 2020admin

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Nov2020

Mental Floss 170

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: Fourteen of the kids in the class are girls. Eight of the kids wear blue shirts. Two of the kids are neither girls or wear a blue shirt. If five of the kids are girls ... Read More
November 20, 2020admin

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Nov2020

Mental Floss 169

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: I am the beginning of sorrow and the end of sickness. You cannot express happiness without me yet I am in the midst of crosses. I am always in risk yet never in danger. ... Read More
November 13, 2020admin

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Oct2020

Mental Floss 167

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A man is looking at a photograph of someone. His friend asks who it is. The man replies, “Brothers and sisters, I have none. But that man’s father is my father’s son.” Who was in ... Read More
October 30, 2020admin

23

Oct2020

Mental Floss 166

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: I left my campsite and hiked south for 3 miles. Then I turned east and hiked for 3 miles. I then turned north and hiked for 3 miles, at which time I came upon a ... Read More
October 23, 2020admin

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Oct2020

Mental Floss 165

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A woman comes home with a bag of groceries, gets the mail and walks into the house. On the way to put the groceries away she passes and looks at her husband who has committed ... Read More
October 16, 2020admin

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Sep2020

Mental Floss 161

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: Can you name out load, 5 days in a week without using the names of the days of the week or numbers of any kind? A: The day before yesterday, yesterday, today, tomorrow and ... Read More
September 18, 2020admin

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Sep2020

Mental Floss 160

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: There are two identical jars, one containing 1 bacteria and the other 2 bacteria. Each bacteria reproduces itself every second. The first jar with one bacteria, fills in 60 minutes. How long will it take ... Read More
September 11, 2020admin

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Sep2020

Mental Floss 159

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The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: A father had 7 daughters. Each of the daughters had one brother. How many children did the father have? A: 8. Each girl's brother is the brother of all of them. This week's challenge ... Read More
September 4, 2020admin

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Jul2020

Mental Floss 154

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The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: Two flexible wicks have been formed into torches. Each can burn exactly 60 minutes, but at a rate that is neither uniform nor predictable. How can you tell when 45 minutes have elapsed if you ... Read More
July 31, 2020admin

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Jul2020

Mental Floss 151

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  The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: If four boys can pick four apples in four minutes, how many boys would be able to pick 100 apples in 100 minutes? A: Four. As a team, can can on average, pick one ... Read More
July 10, 2020admin

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Jul2020
Creativity  is often seen to be at odds with business imperatives. However correctly applied, creativity can be focused to address those needs that align with organisational strategy. How can we be more creative and generate new ideas and concepts to deal with the many ... Read More
July 6, 2020admin

06

Jul2020
As the world becomes more complex and change accelerates, we must be able to strategically step back and make greater sense of what is going on. If we do, we are in a better position to make the best and context-appropriate decisions to ... Read More
July 6, 2020admin

06

Jul2020
We all bring very diverse ranges of experience, education, backgrounds and knowledge to the table. These are powerful forces for addressing the difficult issues we face. However, we don’t always capitalise on these strengths and our diverse views can lead to unproductive sessions. ... Read More
July 6, 2020admin

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Jun2020

Mental Floss 149

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The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: Two coal-covered miners were sitting on a bench. One miner was the other's son, but the other was not his Father. Why not? A: The other miner was his Mother. This week's challenge is:... Read More
June 26, 2020admin

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Jun2020

Mental Floss 148

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The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: What can explode slowly with no smoke and no flame? Q: A Population. This week's challenge is: Q: Two coal-covered miners were sitting on a bench. One miner was the other's son, ... Read More
June 19, 2020admin

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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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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