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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

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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

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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