Mental Floss 216

The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: It has often been observed that individuals lost in the desert will set off with the intention of walking in a straight line but will eventually return to somewhere close to their starting point. Why is this?

A: Most people take one stride that is slightly longer than the other stride. Over a period, this can result in them walking in a very large circle. Incidentally, most athletes have a right stride longer than their left stride. This is why they always run clockwise around running tracks.

This week’s challenge is:

Q: A famous old riddle this week – A man without eyes saw plums on a tree. He did not take plums and he did not leave plums. How could this be?

The answer along with a new challenge, next week.

Have an excellent weekend!

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