Mental Floss 23







The answer to last week’s challenge is. Q: A man uses a stick to strike a part of an elephant and that part soon disappears. The man is then a lot richer. How?

A: The man was playing Billiards with the balls made of ivory and by pocketing the ball with his cue, he wins the tournament.

This week’s lateral thinking challenge is.

Q: On a clock the large hand and the small hand are exactly placed between 1 and 2. Both hands are in the same position with one atop the other. What time is it?

The answer will appear next week along with a new lateral challenge …

Have a great weekend!

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Frank Connolly is the Principal of “Think Quick”, a business that adds value through thinking differently. His work history covers all sectors and includes initiatives that have yielded bottom line benefit in the 10’s of millions of dollars.

Frank has worked across Australia, South East Asia, China, the Middle East and Africa where he has trained and facilitated multiple thinking methods and been acknowledged by Edward de Bono as one of the foremost practitioners of the de Bono thinking methods worldwide.

Frank believes strongly that if we can improve the way we think, the actions that follow also improve.


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