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Oct2021

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: One day the boss bragged to his employees that he could "fight and beat any man who works here"! A new employee, a 7 foot ex-boxer stood up to take the boss on. What lateral ... Read More
October 22, 2021admin

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Oct2021

Mental Floss 217

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: A famous old riddle this week - A man without eyes saw plums on a tree. He did not take plums and he did not leave plums. How could this be? A: The answer ... Read More
October 15, 2021admin

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Oct2021

Mental Floss 216

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: It has often been observed that individuals lost in the desert will set off with the intention of walking in a straight line but will eventually return to somewhere close to their starting point. Why ... Read More
October 8, 2021admin

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Oct2021

Mental Floss 215

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: An American, who had never been to any  country other than his own, was standing upon solid ground one day when he saw the great barrier reef with his own eyes. How did he manage ... Read More
October 1, 2021admin

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Sep2021

Mental Floss 214

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: A man in a restaurant used two forks and one knife. He did not pay for his lunch. What was going on? A: He was a piano tuner who had come to tune the ... Read More
September 24, 2021admin

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Sep2021

Mental Floss 212

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: In some convents, the novice Nuns at the dinner table are not allowed to ask for anything such as salt from the other end of the table. This is because they are expected to be ... Read More
September 10, 2021admin

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Sep2021

Mental Floss 211

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: Over the past 100 years many men have dedicated significant portions of their lives in the quest for burnt wood. Although they have been occasionally successful, they have never managed to move the wood. Why ... Read More
September 3, 2021admin

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Aug2021

Mental Floss 210

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: A large mail order company undertook an analysis of it's customer base. They were surprised to see that a there was an unusually high number of people who were born on November 11. How could ... Read More
August 27, 2021admin

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Aug2021

Mental Floss 209

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: What is it that goes on 4 legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon and 3 legs in the evening? This is the famous riddle of the Sphinx which was asked of Oedipus ... Read More
August 20, 2021admin

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Aug2021

Mental Floss 208

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: 100 feet up in the air it can lay with it's back on the ground. What is it? A: A dead centipede. This week’s challenge is: Q: What is it that goes on 4 ... Read More
August 13, 2021admin

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Jul2021

Mental Floss 204

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: Imagine you have three identical bricks and want to find the common length of their main diagonals. What is the easiest way to do this using just a measuring tape? A: Place the ... Read More
July 16, 2021admin

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Jul2021

Mental Floss 203

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: What four-letter word can be written forward, backward or upside down, and can still be read from left to right? A: NOON This week’s challenge is: Q: Imagine you have three identical bricks and ... Read More
July 9, 2021admin

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Jul2021

Mental Floss 202

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: Nautious Maximus was born on the 314th day of year 20B.C. and died on the 271st day of year 20A.D. How old was he when he died? A: Nautious Maximus was 38 years old. ... Read More
July 2, 2021admin

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Jun2021

Mental Floss 201

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: Which die completes this sequence? A: If you look at dots in the topmost diagram, you will see that they are put together into groups of ... Read More
June 25, 2021admin

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Jun2021

Mental Floss 200

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A-R-E The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: What single word can be used to complete all of the following words: DE - - - ST,  C - - - ER,  ST - - - ,  P - - - NT? A: The word "are". This week’s challenge is: Q: Which ... Read More
June 18, 2021admin

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Jun2021

Mental Floss 199

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: I had 6 eggs. Broke two, cooked two, ate two. How many do I have left? A: I have 4 eggs left. I had an omelet with the first 2; that’s why I broke ... Read More
June 11, 2021admin

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Jun2021

Mental Floss 198

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: Draw two squares in the schoolyard below that will separate all the students from each other. A: See diagram above.  This week’s challenge is: Q: I had 6 eggs. Broke two, cooked two, ate ... Read More
June 4, 2021admin

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May2021

Mental Floss 197

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: A mother was carrying a basket with 4 apples inside. She went to her 4 children and gave each of them an apple. Yet, there was still one apple left in the basket. How come?... Read More
May 28, 2021admin

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May2021

Mental Floss 196

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: Many underground tube stations have two escalators going up, but just one going down. Why? A: This is because when people leave the train, they pack into groups, whereas when they go to ... Read More
May 21, 2021admin

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May2021

Mental Floss 195

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The answer to last week’s challenge is, Q: Researchers have discovered a strong positive correlation between performance in spelling bees and contestants’ shoe sizes. Can you find an explanation for this? A: Older students have bigger feet and perform better at spelling ... Read More
May 14, 2021admin