Mental Floss 162

The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: At the cinema box office, a man gave $100.00 and received 5 tickets in return. No verbal or any other type of communication was exchanged between them. How did the ticket seller know that the man wanted 5 tickets and not just one ticket and change?

A: We tend to assume we are talking about a single $100 note, but the man had put down 5 x $20 notes.

This week’s challenge is:

Q: An unknown number of left and right handed gloves have been thrown into a large sack. How many gloves will you have to take out of the sack to be absolutely certain that you will have two of the same type?

The answer along with a new challenge, next week.

Have an excellent weekend …

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