Mental Floss 92

The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: A man wishes to reach the island in the middle of an ornamental lake without getting wet. The island is 20 feet from each edge of the pond (see diagram) and he has two planks each 19 feet long. How does he get across?

A: See diagram above.

This week’s thinking challenge is …

Q: A blind beggar had a brother who died. What relation was the blind beggar to the brother who died? (“Brother” is not the answer.)


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The answer along with a new mental floss, 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.


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