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Mar2020

Mental Floss 137

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            The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: A horse plows a field all day. If he takes 24 steps to reach from one end of the field to another, how many hoof prints will the horse leave in the ... Read More
March 27, 2020Frank Connolly

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Mar2020

Mental Floss 135

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          The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: How much dirt is there in a square hole that is 12cms on each side and 12cms deep? A: None. It's a hole. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: Add a 2 ... Read More
March 13, 2020Frank Connolly

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Feb2020

Mental Floss 132

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            The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: Your friend tells you their Grandmother is younger than their Mother. How is this possible? A: It is possible that the paternal Grandmother could be younger than the Mother. If the Mother ... Read More
February 20, 2020Frank Connolly

14

Feb2020

Mental Floss 131

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        The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: I am standing on a bare stone floor, holding a very fragile and brittle porcelain cup. I am certain however, that I can drop the cup more than a metre without it breaking. ... Read More
February 14, 2020Frank Connolly

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Feb2020

Mental Floss 130

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            The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: What can you break by saying it's name? A: Silence! This week's thinking challenge is: Q: I am standing on a bare stone floor, holding a very fragile and brittle porcelain cup. I am ... Read More
February 7, 2020Frank Connolly

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Jan2020

Mental Floss 127

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            This week's Mental Floss challenge is, Q: How many string quartets are there is a dozen?   Join us in Melbourne on Feb 27 & 28 and bring a team to solve some of your ... Read More
January 17, 2020Frank Connolly

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Jan2020

Mental Floss 126

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        The answer to last week's challenge is Q: As I left the reptile house at the zoo I felt something move in my pocket. I put my hand in and discovered something with no legs and several teeth. Once over my ... Read More
January 10, 2020Frank Connolly

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Jan2020

Mental Floss 125

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          The answer to last week's challenge is Q: A woman has three daughters who in turn, each have three daughters. If they all get together in one room, how many pairs of Grandmothers and Grand-Daughters are there? A: There are ... Read More
January 3, 2020Frank Connolly

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Dec2019

Mental Floss 123

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            The answer to last week's challenge is Q: A sphere has three, a circle has two, but a point hasn't got any. What? A: Dimension. A point is a place, it has no form. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: What ... Read More
December 20, 2019Frank Connolly

29

Nov2019

Mental Floss 120

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          The answer to last week's challenge is Q: If aerosol propellants burn when lit, how is it that when threatened by a snake whilst on a recent trip to the equator, I was unable to use my deodorant as a flame thrower?... Read More
November 29, 2019Frank Connolly

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Nov2019

Mental Floss 119

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          The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: What is very effective at holding water, but is also full of holes? A: A sponge. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: If aerosol propellants burn when lit, how is it that, when ... Read More
November 22, 2019Frank Connolly

15

Nov2019

Mental Floss 118

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              The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: In a pig sty, each of the sows can see an equal number of sows and male pigs, but each male pig sees twice as many sows as male pigs. How many pigs are ... Read More
November 15, 2019Frank Connolly

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Nov2019

Mental Floss 116

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      The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: What mathematical symbol can you put between 2 and 3 to make the number greater than 2, but less than 3? A: A decimal point. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: They can ... Read More
November 1, 2019Frank Connolly

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Oct2019

Mental Floss 115

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          The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: I am on Earth, but I'm not within a time zone, nor am I between two time zones. Where am I? A: I am standing on one of the poles. This week's thinking challenge ... Read More
October 25, 2019Frank Connolly

04

Oct2019

Mental Floss 112

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          The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: What object can you cut clean through and be left with one object with two ends? A: Any kind of loop. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: Is this correct or incorrect? The ... Read More
October 4, 2019Frank Connolly

27

Sep2019

Mental Floss 111

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          The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: Which one word can fill both gaps in the sentence. My _________ is _________than my wallet? A: Lighter. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: What object can you cut clean through and be ... Read More
September 27, 2019Frank Connolly

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Sep2019

Mental Floss 110

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          The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: I have two money boxes that are exactly the same size along with two types of coin. The small coins are solid gold and are worth $10.00. The larger coins are twice the ... Read More
September 20, 2019Frank Connolly

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May2019
                  For our Middle-Eastern colleagues we will be in the UAE in July and holdingĀ  3 day session in Creative Thinking & Complex Problem Solving. This 3 day interactive course day will provide participants with tools and end-to-end processes incorporating a ... Read More
May 27, 2019Frank Connolly

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Mar2019
                        According to the World Economic Forum the skill set required to not only survive, but to thrive in 2020 will be different to what is required now. Three crucial skill areas have worked their way to the top of the list.... Read More
March 3, 2019Frank Connolly

01

Mar2019

Mental Floss 81

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              The answer to last week's Mental Floss is Q: Three spiders named Mr Eight, Mr. Nine & Mr Ten are crawling on an activity board in a Govt Dept. One spider has 8 legs, one has 9 and the other has ... Read More
March 1, 2019Frank Connolly