Mental Floss 131





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. How?

A: If I hold the cup two metres off the ground it will fall as far as 1.99 metres without breaking. Inside the final centimetre of the fall though it will shatter into tiny pieces.

This week’s thinking challenge is:

Q: Your friend tells you their Grandmother is younger than their Mother. How is this possible?


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The answer along with a new challenge next week ….

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Frank Connolly is the Principal of “Think Quick”, a business that adds value through thinking differently. His work history covers all sectors and includes initiatives that have yielded bottom line benefit in the 10’s of millions of dollars.

Frank has worked across Australia, South East Asia, China, the Middle East and Africa where he has trained and facilitated multiple thinking methods and been acknowledged by Edward de Bono as one of the foremost practitioners of the de Bono thinking methods worldwide.

Frank believes strongly that if we can improve the way we think, the actions that follow also improve.

Comments (1)

  1. James DeVere :

    It’s biology. Women can bear throughout life.


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