Mental Floss 149

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:

Q: Someone is being chased through the jungle by cannibals. They have in their possession two solid gold bars which weigh 4kg each. They come to a rope bridge to escape upon but the bridge will only support 95kg in total. The escapee weighed 90kg. There was no time to carry the bars across one at a time and it was too far to throw them. They had no other items with them that could be discarded. Time was running out. How did they escape and still keep the gold bars?

The answer, along with a new challenge next week.

Have a great weekend!


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