Mental Floss 210

The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: A large mail order company undertook an analysis of it’s customer base. They were surprised to see that a there was an unusually high number of people who were born on November 11. How could this be?

A: When data entry clerks entered customer records into the system, the DOB field was mandatory. however in many instances they did not have the birthdate so they keyed in 11/11/11.

This week’s challenge is:

Q: Over the past 100 years many men have dedicated significant portions of their lives in the quest for burnt wood. Although they have been occasionally successful, they have never managed to move the wood. Why not?

The answer along with a new challenge, next week.

Have an excellent weekend!

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