Mental Floss 58






The answer to last week’s challenge is. Q: If you do it once one day it’s OK, but if you do it twice it’s a serious offence! What is it?

A: Vote in an election.

This week’s lateral thinking challenge is.

Q: In a famous tourist destination the local authorities have made the price of electricity higher to in order to increase tourism. Why?

The answer to this and another challenge, next week.

Don’t forget our Six Thinking Hats training coming up in Canberra next month. Not only will participants improve many aspects of their thinking, they will be able to reduce the time taken in meetings by up to 50%

All course and registration details can be found in the link below.

Six Thinking Hats – Canberra Oct 17

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 (2)

  1. Jabr Alnoaimi :

    Q: If you do it once one day it’s OK, but if you do it twice it’s a serious offence! What is it?

    Very good question, it made me think very hard!

    A:Getting married to a second woman or a second man (for a woman) in a country where polygamy is against the law.

    Or, selling the same item again after it had been sold to another client (for example; a used car.)

  2. Frank Connolly :

    Excellent answers, both of which could have been correct!


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