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Dec2019

Mental Floss 121

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            The answer to last week's challenge is Q: I bumped into my long-lost Uncle from Ireland in the street. I'd never met him, never seen his picture or even heard a description of him. Yet, I recognised him immediately. How?... Read More
December 6, 2019Frank Connolly

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Nov2019

Mental Floss 120

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          The answer to last week's challenge is Q: If aerosol propellants burn when lit, how is it that when threatened by a snake whilst on a recent trip to the equator, I was unable to use my deodorant as a flame thrower?... Read More
November 29, 2019Frank Connolly

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Nov2019

Mental Floss 119

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          The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: What is very effective at holding water, but is also full of holes? A: A sponge. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: If aerosol propellants burn when lit, how is it that, when ... Read More
November 22, 2019Frank Connolly

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Nov2019

Mental Floss 118

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              The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: In a pig sty, each of the sows can see an equal number of sows and male pigs, but each male pig sees twice as many sows as male pigs. How many pigs are ... Read More
November 15, 2019Frank Connolly

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Nov2019

Mental Floss 117

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        The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: They can be made, bent, laid down, stretched and broken but they cannot be touched. What are they? A: Rules. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: In a pig sty, each of the ... Read More
November 8, 2019Frank Connolly

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Nov2019

Mental Floss 116

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      The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: What mathematical symbol can you put between 2 and 3 to make the number greater than 2, but less than 3? A: A decimal point. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: They can ... Read More
November 1, 2019Frank Connolly

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Oct2019

Mental Floss 115

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          The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: I am on Earth, but I'm not within a time zone, nor am I between two time zones. Where am I? A: I am standing on one of the poles. This week's thinking challenge ... Read More
October 25, 2019Frank Connolly

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Oct2019
          Diversity of opinion is divisive. I can't recall a time when our views have been so polarised and so prone to induce negative reactions from those with alternate opinions. Even debate it seems is being discarded as antagonism rather than reasoned discussion. Now ... Read More
October 24, 2019Frank Connolly

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Oct2019

Mental Floss 114

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            The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: Which is true? One statement here is false. Two statements here are false. Three statements here are false. A: Two statements here are false. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: I am ... Read More
October 18, 2019Frank Connolly

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Oct2019

Mental Floss 113

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            The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: Is this correct or incorrect? The last man to be hung in Australia was Ronald Ryan after being found guilty of the murder of a prison officer. A: Incorrect. People are hanged, not ... Read More
October 11, 2019Frank Connolly

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Oct2019

Mental Floss 112

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          The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: What object can you cut clean through and be left with one object with two ends? A: Any kind of loop. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: Is this correct or incorrect? The ... Read More
October 4, 2019Frank Connolly

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Sep2019

Mental Floss 111

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          The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: Which one word can fill both gaps in the sentence. My _________ is _________than my wallet? A: Lighter. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: What object can you cut clean through and be ... Read More
September 27, 2019Frank Connolly

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Sep2019

Mental Floss 110

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          The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: I have two money boxes that are exactly the same size along with two types of coin. The small coins are solid gold and are worth $10.00. The larger coins are twice the ... Read More
September 20, 2019Frank Connolly

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Sep2019

Mental Floss 109

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          The answer to last week's challenge is Q: Which of the following is the odd one out and why? EGG, FISH, TABLE, FOUNDATION, BET. A: Fish. You can't lay a fish. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: I have two ... Read More
September 13, 2019Frank Connolly

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Sep2019
              A show of hands please .... "Who has wasted time in a meeting recently"? It's a rhetorical question of course, but when we ask this within any organisation virtually everyone in the room will raise their hands and a ripple of ... Read More
September 12, 2019Frank Connolly

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Sep2019

Mental Floss 108

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        The answer to last week's challenge is Q: How many eggs can you eat on an empty stomach? A: Only one because after one the stomach is no longer empty. While on the egg theme, here is this week's challenge. Here is ... Read More
September 6, 2019Frank Connolly

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Sep2019

Think Well & Prosper

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          We've all heard this quotation from Albert Einstein, we all know it to be absolutely true yet, too often we persist with the same old thinking. There are many ways to upgrade and turbo-charge your thinking and here is one of many ... Read More
September 2, 2019Frank Connolly

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Aug2019

Mental Floss 107

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        The answer to last week's challenge is Q: What has no beginning, no end and nothing in the middle? A: A Doughnut. This week's thinking challenge is ... Q: How many eggs can you eat on an empty stomach?... Read More
August 30, 2019Frank Connolly

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Aug2019

Mental Floss 106

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        The answer to last week's challenge is Q: What is the next letter in this sequence  O T T F F S …? A: The letter S. They are the initial letters for the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. This ... Read More
August 23, 2019Frank Connolly

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Aug2019
                    Click Here to register!         According to the World Economic forum the 3 skills that will be in most demand in the workplace in 2020 will be: A) Creative ... Read More
August 20, 2019Frank Connolly