Mental Floss 155

The answer to last week’s challenge is: Q: A young lad is playing around on the emergency ladder of his parent’s boat. His leg gets tangled in one of the rungs and he is left dangling above the water with his head 2.5 metres above the waterline. Unfortunately the tide is rising at a rate of 1 metre per hour. How much longer does he have to breathe?

A: The tide raises both the boat and the boy along with it at the same rate as the rising tide. Therefore the distance between the boy’s head and the water remains constant.

This week’s challenge is:

Q: Can you divide 9 cats into 4 bags so that each bag contains an odd number of cats?

The answer along with a new challenge, next week.

Have an excellent weekend …

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