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Jan2021

Mental Floss 176

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The answer to the last challenge of 2020 is, Q: A Japanese ship was leaving the port and on its way to open sea. The captain went to go oil some parts of the ship and took his ring off so it ... Read More
January 1, 2021admin

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Dec2020

Mental Floss 175

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: Nicole went to the police to report that someone had stolen her vintage ring. When the police got to her house they notice that the window was broken, there was a total mess inside, ... Read More
December 25, 2020admin

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Dec2020

Mental Floss 174

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A dead body lies at the bottom of a multistory building. It looks as though they committed suicide by jumping from one of the floors. When the detective arrives, he goes to the first floor ... Read More
December 18, 2020admin

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Dec2020

Mental Floss 173

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: Kristina and Anthony went out for drinks together. They ordered the same drink. Kristina was really thirsty and finished five in the time it took Anthony to finish one. The drinks were poisoned, but only ... Read More
December 11, 2020admin

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Dec2020

Mental Floss 172

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: Dan is put in a cell with a dirt floor and only one window. The window is too high for him to reach. The only thing in the cell is a shovel. He won’t be ... Read More
December 4, 2020admin

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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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Nov2020

Mental Floss 170

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: Fourteen of the kids in the class are girls. Eight of the kids wear blue shirts. Two of the kids are neither girls or wear a blue shirt. If five of the kids are girls ... Read More
November 20, 2020admin

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Nov2020

Mental Floss 168

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A sundial has the fewest moving parts of any timepiece. Which has the most? A: An hour-glass of course! This week's challenge is: Q: I am the beginning of sorrow and the ... Read More
November 6, 2020admin

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Oct2020

Mental Floss 165

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A woman comes home with a bag of groceries, gets the mail and walks into the house. On the way to put the groceries away she passes and looks at her husband who has committed ... Read More
October 16, 2020admin

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Oct2020

Mental Floss 163

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: An unknown number of left and right handed gloves have been thrown into a large sack. How many gloves will you have to take out of the sack to be absolutely certain that you will ... Read More
October 1, 2020admin

06

Mar2020

Mental Floss 134

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              The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: When the boy told his Mother he was going to join the band she immediately became very upset and knew that a bad fate would befall him. How? A: The band was ... Read More
March 6, 2020Frank Connolly

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Feb2020

Mental Floss 133

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          The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: A farmer is walking across his field when he comes across a bundle. A few metres away he is horrified to discover the body of a dead man. Immediately the farmer knew how ... Read More
February 28, 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 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 129

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              The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: You have two buckets of the same size. If you fill one with small pebbles and the other with large stones which bucket will be the heaviest? A: Both buckets will weight ... Read More
January 31, 2020Frank Connolly

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Jan2020

Mental Floss 128

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            The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: How many string quartets are there is a dozen? A: 12 This week's thinking challenge is: Q: You have two buckets of the same size. If you fill one with small pebbles ... Read More
January 24, 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 124

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              The answer to last week's challenge is Q: What weighs virtually nothing but is impossible to hold for half an hour? A: Your breath. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: A woman has three daughters who in turn, each have three ... Read More
December 27, 2019Frank Connolly