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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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Aug2020

Mental Floss 158

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The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: There are three sealed jars of apples. The first jar contains sour apples, the second jar contains sweet apples, and the third jar contains apples of both varieties. But the labels on each jar are ... Read More
August 28, 2020admin

21

Aug2020

Mental Floss 157

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The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: Three coins are placed side by side in a row touching each other. The leftmost one A, the middle one B and the rightmost C. How can you move A so that it will be ... Read More
August 21, 2020admin

14

Aug2020

Mental Floss 156

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The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: Can you divide 9 cats into 4 bags so that each bag contains an odd number of cats? A: Put 3 cats in each bag. then put the three bags into the forth bag. ... Read More
August 14, 2020admin

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Aug2020

Mental Floss 155

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The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: A young lad is playing around on the emergency ladder of his parent's boat. His leg gets tangled in one of the rungs and he is left dangling above the water with his head 2.5 ... Read More
August 7, 2020admin

31

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

24

Jul2020

Mental Floss 153

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The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: How many times does the digit 3 appear between 1 and 50? A: 15 times. 3, 13, 23, 30 31, 32, 33 (two 3's), 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 & 43. This week's challenge ... Read More
July 24, 2020admin

17

Jul2020

Mental Floss 152

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The answer to last week's challenge is: In a balloon off the coast of Ireland, I dropped two wine bottles off the side. One was full and one was empty, which one hit the ground first? A: Neither hit the ground as ... Read More
July 17, 2020admin

06

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 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

05

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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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