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Feb2021

Mental Floss 182

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A woman was in court for killing her husband. She said she wasn’t guilty and that she dearly missed him. In the closing statement, the woman’s lawyer stands up and says, “Her husband was just ... Read More
February 12, 2021admin

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Feb2021

Mental Floss 181

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A man was found on the floor dead with a cassette recorder in one hand and a gun in the other. When the police arrive at the scene they pressed play on the recorder. ... Read More
February 5, 2021admin

01

Feb2021

A Very New Year

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February 1, 2021admin

29

Jan2021

Mental Floss 180

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A chemist was murdered in his own lab. The only evidence was a piece of paper that had the names of chemical substances written on it. The substances were nickel, carbon, oxygen, lanthanum, and sulfur. ... Read More
January 29, 2021admin

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Jan2021
In an initiative to foster critical and creative thinking in children, Edward deBono is calling for your child's original idea for a "Dog exercising machine". Open for children aged 4-14. Prizes will be awarded to participants in a number of age categories. Some ... Read More
January 29, 2021admin

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Jan2021

Mental Floss 179

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A couple went to Hawaii for their honeymoon. Unfortunately, the husband returned home alone because his wife had died in a horrible boating accident. The police contacted the travel agent he booked the trip with ... Read More
January 22, 2021admin

15

Jan2021

Mental Floss 178

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A serial killer kidnapped five different people and sat them down each with two pills in their hand and a glass of water. He told them each to take one pill but warned them that ... Read More
January 15, 2021admin

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Jan2021

Mental Floss 177

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: On the first day of school, someone murdered a history teacher. There were four people at the school that the police suspected had done it: the landscaper, a math teacher, a basketball coach, and the ... Read More
January 8, 2021admin

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Dec2020

Mental Floss 175

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: Nicole went to the police to report that someone had stolen her vintage ring. When the police got to her house they notice that the window was broken, there was a total mess inside, ... Read More
December 25, 2020admin

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Dec2020

Mental Floss 173

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: Kristina and Anthony went out for drinks together. They ordered the same drink. Kristina was really thirsty and finished five in the time it took Anthony to finish one. The drinks were poisoned, but only ... Read More
December 11, 2020admin

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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

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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

11

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