Mental Floss 44





The answer to last week’s challenge is. Q: She died and went to heaven. There were 1000’s of people there, all naked and looking as they had at age 21. She looked around to see if there was anyone she recognised and immediately saw a couple she new to be Adam and Eve. How could she tell?

A: Neither had belly-buttons having been born without umbilical cords required.

This week’s Mental Floss challenge is.

Q: A man was traveling across country carrying a fox, a duck and a bag of corn when he came to a river. There was a small boat in which he could ferry only one of the three items across the river at any one time. He could not leave the fox alone with the duck or the duck would be eaten. He dared not leave the duck alone with the corn or the duck would eat the corn. How did he get all three across safely and in one piece?

The Six Thinking Hats is of the methods that enables us to see things differently and move beyond our habitual thinking styles.

We will be conducting training in the Six Thinking Hats methods in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth over the coming months. These sessions are ideal for facilitators, consultants, managers or anyone wishing to improve their thinking and the thinking of those around them. Whilst in Sydney we will also be conducting our accredited train-the-trainer sessions for those wishing to add to their strategy, facilitation and training offerings.

Watch this space for details over the coming weeks ….

The answer to this week’s challenge along with another challenge, next week.

Have a great weekend!


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About the Author

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.

Comments (1)

  1. Bernard :

    The man takes the duck to other side first, goes back for fox, takes the fox over and takes the duck, leaving the duck and takes the grain, then goes back for the duck again and returns to the fox and bag of grain with the duck. They are now all on the same side and off he goes.


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