Mental Floss 147

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 to his body. What is the explanation for this?

A: The journey was all the way around the globe. The man’s head was six feet from the ground so the radius of the circle travelled by his head was six feet greater than the circle travelled by his feet. The difference in the circumferences is 2 (pi) x6 =36

This week’s challenge is:

Q:What can explode slowly with no smoke and no flame?

The answer along with a new challenge, next week.

Have a great weekend!


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