Mental Floss 249

The answer to last 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?

A: The wise man told them to swap camels.

This week’s challenge is:

Q: A painter was painting using an ordinary paintbrush. Something startled him and he dropped the brush and it fell on the ceiling, not the floor. How could this be?

The answer along with a new challenge, next week.

Have an excellent weekend!

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