Mental Floss 41




Last week’s answer is. Q: There are ten socks of each of the following colours in a drawer: Blue, Green, Red, Yellow and White, a total of 50 socks. If the socks are randomly distributed in the drawer (i.e. not in pairs or any other grouping) and you are blind-folded, what is the minimum number of socks you must take from the drawer in order to be certain you have at least 2 socks of the same colour?

A: Six

This week’s Mental Floss challenge is.

Q: A man is found dead in the Arctic with a pack on his back. How did he die?

The answer along with a new challenge, next week.

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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