09

Apr2021

Mental Floss 190

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: Adam and Eve play rock-paper-scissors 10 times. You know that: Adam uses rock three times, scissors six times, and paper once. Eve uses rock twice, scissors four times, and paper four times. There are no ... Read More
April 9, 2021admin

02

Apr2021

Mental Floss 189

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: You’re rummaging around your great grandmother’s attic when you find five short chains each made of four gold links. It occurs to you that if you combined them all into one big loop of 20 ... Read More
April 2, 2021admin

12

Mar2021

Mental Floss 186

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The answer to last week’s challenge is,  Q: A woman shoots her husband, then holds him underwater for five minutes. Next, she hangs him. Right after, they enjoy a lovely dinner. Explain. A: She took a picture of him and developed it ... Read More
March 12, 2021admin

04

Mar2021

Mental Floss 185

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: I have cities, but no houses. I have mountains, but no trees. I have water, but no fish. What am I?  A: A map This week’s challenge is: Q: A woman shoots her husband, ... Read More
March 4, 2021admin

26

Feb2021

Mental Floss 184

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: You measure my life in hours and I serve you by expiring. I’m quick when I’m thin and slow when I’m fat. The wind is my enemy.  A: A Candle. We have 2 important questions ... Read More
February 26, 2021admin

19

Feb2021

Mental Floss 183

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have no body, but I come alive with wind. What am I?  A: An echo. This week's challenge is: Q: You measure my life ... Read More
February 19, 2021admin

12

Feb2021

Mental Floss 182

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A woman was in court for killing her husband. She said she wasn’t guilty and that she dearly missed him. In the closing statement, the woman’s lawyer stands up and says, “Her husband was just ... Read More
February 12, 2021admin

05

Feb2021

Mental Floss 181

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A man was found on the floor dead with a cassette recorder in one hand and a gun in the other. When the police arrive at the scene they pressed play on the recorder. ... Read More
February 5, 2021admin

29

Jan2021

Mental Floss 180

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A chemist was murdered in his own lab. The only evidence was a piece of paper that had the names of chemical substances written on it. The substances were nickel, carbon, oxygen, lanthanum, and sulfur. ... Read More
January 29, 2021admin

22

Jan2021

Mental Floss 179

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A couple went to Hawaii for their honeymoon. Unfortunately, the husband returned home alone because his wife had died in a horrible boating accident. The police contacted the travel agent he booked the trip with ... Read More
January 22, 2021admin

15

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

08

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

08

Oct2020

Mental Floss 164

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A father gives his sons 30 bottles. Ten are full of gold dust, 10 are half full of gold dust and ten are empty. The bottles are sealed and the corks must not be removed ... Read More
October 8, 2020admin

14

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

20

Mar2020

Mental Floss 136

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      The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: Add a 2 to 171 and make it less than 18. 17 and a half. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: A horse plows a field all day. If he takes 24 steps ... Read More
March 20, 2020Frank Connolly

31

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

17

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

10

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

03

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

27

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