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Jan2021
In an initiative to foster critical and creative thinking in children, Edward deBono is calling for your child's original idea for a "Dog exercising machine". Open for children aged 4-14. Prizes will be awarded to participants in a number of age categories. Some ... Read More
January 29, 2021admin

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Jan2021

Mental Floss 178

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A serial killer kidnapped five different people and sat them down each with two pills in their hand and a glass of water. He told them each to take one pill but warned them that ... Read More
January 15, 2021admin

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Jan2021

Mental Floss 177

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: On the first day of school, someone murdered a history teacher. There were four people at the school that the police suspected had done it: the landscaper, a math teacher, a basketball coach, and the ... Read More
January 8, 2021admin

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Nov2020

Mental Floss 171

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: Forrest left home running. He ran a ways and then turned left, ran the same distance and turned left again, ran the same distance and turned left again. When he got home, there were two ... Read More
November 27, 2020admin

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Oct2020

Mental Floss 166

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: I left my campsite and hiked south for 3 miles. Then I turned east and hiked for 3 miles. I then turned north and hiked for 3 miles, at which time I came upon a ... Read More
October 23, 2020admin

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Sep2020

Mental Floss 161

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: Can you name out load, 5 days in a week without using the names of the days of the week or numbers of any kind? A: The day before yesterday, yesterday, today, tomorrow and ... Read More
September 18, 2020admin

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Aug2020

Mental Floss 156

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The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: Can you divide 9 cats into 4 bags so that each bag contains an odd number of cats? A: Put 3 cats in each bag. then put the three bags into the forth bag. ... Read More
August 14, 2020admin

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Jun2020

Mental Floss 149

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The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: Two coal-covered miners were sitting on a bench. One miner was the other's son, but the other was not his Father. Why not? A: The other miner was his Mother. This week's challenge is:... Read More
June 26, 2020admin

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Jun2020

Mental Floss 147

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The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: A traveller set out on a journey and stopped only once he had returned to his starting point. During the journey, his head travelled 36 feet further than his feet, yet his feet remained attached ... Read More
June 12, 2020admin

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May2020

Mental Floss 144

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A snail crawls slowly up a garden wall 48cm high. If it crawls up 8cm a day and slips back 3cm each night, how long will it take to reach the top? A: 9 ... Read More
May 22, 2020admin

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May2020

Mental Floss 143

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          The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: A jet airliner carrying 20 Mexican lawyers to a convention in Rio de Janiero crashed and landed directly onto the border between Colombia, Venezuela & Brasil. Under International law, where should the ... Read More
May 15, 2020Frank Connolly

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May2020

Mental Floss 142

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            The answer to last week's challenge was: Q: A woman stopper her car opposite a hotel and was soon bankrupt. How? A: She was playing Monopoly. This week's challenge is: Q: A jet airliner carrying 20 Mexican lawyers to a convention in Rio de ... Read More
May 8, 2020Frank Connolly

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Apr2020

UAE Courses 2020

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Practical Innovation  (Dubai June 17-18, 2020) How do we move from talking about innovation, to doing innovation? We struggle to break free from day to day habits and procedures that often hold us back. Yet, we all understand that to deliver the quality services and products now ... Read More
April 18, 2020Frank Connolly

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Apr2020

Mental Floss 138

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C-Y-G-T-N-L-I-T-S The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: Can you guess the next letter on this series C-Y-G-T-N-L-I-T_? A: The letter S, because they are the first letters of each of the words of the question. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: Which English ... Read More
April 3, 2020Frank Connolly

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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

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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