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

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###### Sep2020

The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: At the cinema box office, a man gave $100.00 and received 5 tickets in return. No verbal or any other type of communication was exchanged between them. How did the ticket seller know that ... Read More

September 25, 2020admin

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###### Sep2020

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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###### Sep2020

The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: There are two identical jars, one containing 1 bacteria and the other 2 bacteria. Each bacteria reproduces itself every second. The first jar with one bacteria, fills in 60 minutes. How long will it take ... Read More

September 11, 2020admin

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###### Sep2020

The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: A father had 7 daughters. Each of the daughters had one brother. How many children did the father have?
A: 8. Each girl's brother is the brother of all of them.
This week's challenge ... Read More

September 4, 2020admin

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###### Aug2020

The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: There are three sealed jars of apples. The first jar contains sour apples, the second jar contains sweet apples, and the third jar contains apples of both varieties. But the labels on each jar are ... Read More

August 28, 2020admin

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###### Aug2020

The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: Three coins are placed side by side in a row touching each other. The leftmost one A, the middle one B and the rightmost C. How can you move A so that it will be ... Read More

August 21, 2020admin

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###### Aug2020

The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: A young lad is playing around on the emergency ladder of his parent's boat. His leg gets tangled in one of the rungs and he is left dangling above the water with his head 2.5 ... Read More

August 7, 2020admin

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###### Jul2020

The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: Two flexible wicks have been formed into torches. Each can burn exactly 60 minutes, but at a rate that is neither uniform nor predictable. How can you tell when 45 minutes have elapsed if you ... Read More

July 31, 2020admin

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###### Jul2020

The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: How many times does the digit 3 appear between 1 and 50?
A: 15 times. 3, 13, 23, 30 31, 32, 33 (two 3's), 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 & 43.
This week's challenge ... Read More

July 24, 2020admin

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###### Jul2020

The answer to last week's challenge is: In a balloon off the coast of Ireland, I dropped two wine bottles off the side. One was full and one was empty, which one hit the ground first?
A: Neither hit the ground as ... Read More

July 17, 2020admin

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###### Jul2020

The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: If four boys can pick four apples in four minutes, how many boys would be able to pick 100 apples in 100 minutes?
A: Four. As a team, can can on average, pick one ... Read More

July 10, 2020admin

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###### Jul2020

The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: Someone is being chased through the jungle by cannibals. They have in their possession two solid gold bars which weigh 4kg each. They come to a rope bridge to escape upon but the bridge will ... Read More

July 3, 2020admin

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###### Jun2020

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

The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: What can explode slowly with no smoke and no flame?
Q: A Population.
This week's challenge is:
Q: Two coal-covered miners were sitting on a bench. One miner was the other's son, ... Read More

June 19, 2020admin

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###### Jun2020

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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###### Jun2020

The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: Scott ran halfway into the forest in half an hour. Dan claimed he had gone two thirds of the way into the forest in the same time. Scott however said this was impossible. Why?... Read More

June 5, 2020admin

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###### May2020

The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: How many mistakes are there in the following sentence? "This sentance containes two misstakes".
A: Four. Three spelling mistakes plus the mistaken claim that it contains only two mistakes.
This week's Mental Floss challenge is:... Read More

May 29, 2020admin

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###### May2020

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

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