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Aug2020

Mental Floss 155

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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

31

Jul2020

Mental Floss 154

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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

24

Jul2020

Mental Floss 153

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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

17

Jul2020

Mental Floss 152

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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

10

Jul2020

Mental Floss 151

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  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

03

Jul2020

Mental Floss 150

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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

26

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 148

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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

12

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

05

Jun2020

Mental Floss 146

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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

29

May2020

Mental Floss 145

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  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

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

Mental Floss 140

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                  The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: In 1987, a crane collapsed near a business and residential area of Sydney harbour at lunchtime. Nobody noticed or heard a thing however, why not? A: A bird collapsing is not ... Read More
April 24, 2020Frank Connolly

11

Apr2020

Mental Floss 139

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                  The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: Which English word do all Australians pronounce incorrectly? A: The word "Incorrectly"! This week's thinking challenge is: Q: In 1987, a crane collapsed near a business and residential area of Sydney ... Read More
April 11, 2020Frank Connolly

03

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

13

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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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