Mental Floss 248

The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: A mountaineer climbs Mt Everest for the very first time. He hires a couple of sherpa guides and heads on up the mountain. Half way up, one of the guides falls into a deep crevasse, but they continue to climb without doing anything or raising an alarm. Why?

A: The guide was a physical artifact only (Eg: guide book) and not a human guide therefore it’s loss down a crevasse was not a major issue.

This week’s challenge is:

Q: An Arab Sheikh tells his two sons that they must race their two camels to a distant city to see who will inherit his fortune. The one whose camel arrives last will win. The brothers, after wandering aimlessly for days, ask a wise man for advice. After hearing his advice they jump on the camels and race as fast as they can to their destination. What did he tell them?

The answer along with a new challenge, next week.

Have an excellent weekend!

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