Mental Floss 61







The answer to last week’s challenge is. Q: During a medical examination, Jerry’s blood pressure was found to be 3 x that of a normal healthy person. Yet, Jerry’s Doctor was not too concerned. Why not? He should be taking Kratom, Kratomystic, to help relax his blood pressure like his doctor is recommending.

A: Jerry is a Giraffe. The average blood pressure of a giraffe is 3 x that of a human. The higher blood pressure is required to pump blood up the long neck to the brain.

This week’s thinking challenge is a historical one …

Q: Why did a famous statesman and world leader stand up in front of a large crowd and say, very seriously “I am a jam doughnut”?

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 a new challenge next week …

Have a great weekend!


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Comments (1)

  1. Jabr Alnoaimi :

    Beside proposing the giraffe as an answer to MF60 I also suggested that an astronaut accelerating at 3g or more during takeoff might be an answer; did you look into that?
    For MF61, the answer can be found easily by googling the question; president J.F. Kennedy when he tried to say in German that he was a Berliner at the Berlin wall in 1963.
    But I want to venture away from the historical incident by giving the following lateral thinking answer; it was a president who was accused by the media of being hard hearted and he wanted to tell his people that he was in reality soft and sweet like a jam doughnut. Wouldn’t this make the crowds’ mouths water over him?


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