Mental Floss 143

 

 

 

 

 

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 survivors be buried?

A: Nowhere, given there is no need to bury survivors.

This 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?

The answer along with a new challenge, next week.

Have an excellent weekend!

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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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