Mental Floss 85






The answer to last week’s challenge is Q: A sundial is said to be the timepiece with the fewest moving parts. What is the timepiece with the most moving parts?

A: An hourglass.

This week’s thinking challenge is …

Q: A man went to a party and drank some of the punch. He then left early. Everyone else at the party who drank the punch subsequently died of poisoning. Why did those who drank later survive?

The answer and a new challenge, next week.

How is your organisation placed with stocking up on the employee job-skills needed for 2020?

Enjoy the 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.

Current clients range from Exxon-Mobil to Government Depts within Australia to Global NGO’s.

Much of his working life has been split between Australia, the South Pacific and Asia where he has trained and facilitated Lateral Thinking techniques, 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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