Mental Floss 140

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 a particularly noteworthy event.

This week’s thinking challenge is:

Q: Someone has to cut a roll of ribbon into one metre lengths. it takes them 2 secs to measure and cut a length, and the whole roll is 50 metres long. How long will it take them to do it?

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.

Current clients range from Exxon-Mobil to Government Depts within Australia to Global NGO’s.

Much of his working life has been split between Australia, the South Pacific and Asia where he has trained and facilitated Lateral Thinking techniques, 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.

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