Mental Floss 211

The answer to last 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?

A: The wood is “the ashes” held in a tiny urn and played for by Australia and England. The actual urn does not leave it’s home at the Lord’s cricket club in England.

This week’s challenge is:

Q: In some convents, the novice Nuns at the dinner table are not allowed to ask for anything such as salt from the other end of the table. This is becuase they are expected to be aware of one another’s needs that they should not need to ask. How do they get around this prohibition if they want some salt?

The answer along with a new challenge, next week.

Have an excellent weekend!

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