Mental Floss 172

The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: Dan is put in a cell with a dirt floor and only one window. The window is too high for him to reach. The only thing in the cell is a shovel. He won’t be able to get any food or water and only has two days to escape or he’ll die. Dan can’t dig a tunnel because it will take him much longer than two days to do it. How will Dan escape from the cell?

A: Dan has to use the shovel to create a pile of dirt under the window so he can climb up onto it and escape from the cell.

This week’s challenge is:

Q: Kristina and Anthony went out for drinks together. They ordered the same drink. Kristina was really thirsty and finished five in the time it took Anthony to finish one. The drinks were poisoned, but only Anthony died. Why?

The answer along with a new challenge, next week.

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