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Jan2020

Mental Floss 128

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            The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: How many string quartets are there is a dozen? A: 12 This week's thinking challenge is: Q: You have two buckets of the same size. If you fill one with small pebbles ... Read More
January 24, 2020Frank Connolly

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Dec2019

Mental Floss 123

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            The answer to last week's challenge is Q: A sphere has three, a circle has two, but a point hasn't got any. What? A: Dimension. A point is a place, it has no form. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: What ... Read More
December 20, 2019Frank Connolly

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Dec2019

Mental Floss 122

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            The answer to last week's challenge is Q: What famous expression does this represent?  100S549A3  100F4E621T  0028Y2167 A: SAFETY IN NUMBERS. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: A sphere has three, a circle has two, but a point hasn't got any. ... Read More
December 13, 2019Frank Connolly

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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