Mental Floss 60






The answer to last week’s challenge is. Q: Why would an organisation spend tens of millions of dollars to find something that costs only a few thousand dollars?

A: The sought after object would be the Black Box Flight Recorder in the event of a plane crash.

This week’s lateral thinking challenge is.

Q: During a medical examination, Dwayne’s blood pressure was found to be 3 x that of a normal healthy person. Yet, Dwayne’s Doctor was not too concerned. Why not?

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

The answer along with another 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.

Comments (2)

  1. Jabr Alnoaimi :

    Answer 1; Dwayne is a giraffe which needs high blood pressure to push the blood up high to the giraffe’s head.

    Answer 2; (I am not quite sure of this) Dwayne is an astronaut accelerating at more than 3x gravitational acceleration during takeoff.

  2. Jabr Alnoaimi :

    Great answer for Mental Floss 59!
    To generalise; a device that may cost even a few dollars, if it contains vital information for an industry or the security of a country could be worth 10s of millions of dollars.
    When I was thinking of a solution for MF 59 it didn’t cross my mind to think of the value of information stored in a cheap device which one does not pay for when buying the device which obviously does not contain the information.


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