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Dec2020

Mental Floss 172

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: Dan is put in a cell with a dirt floor and only one window. The window is too high for him to reach. The only thing in the cell is a shovel. He won’t be ... Read More
December 4, 2020admin

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Nov2020

Mental Floss 171

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: Forrest left home running. He ran a ways and then turned left, ran the same distance and turned left again, ran the same distance and turned left again. When he got home, there were two ... Read More
November 27, 2020admin

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Nov2020

Mental Floss 170

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: Fourteen of the kids in the class are girls. Eight of the kids wear blue shirts. Two of the kids are neither girls or wear a blue shirt. If five of the kids are girls ... Read More
November 20, 2020admin

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Nov2020

Mental Floss 169

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: I am the beginning of sorrow and the end of sickness. You cannot express happiness without me yet I am in the midst of crosses. I am always in risk yet never in danger. ... Read More
November 13, 2020admin

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Nov2020

Mental Floss 168

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A sundial has the fewest moving parts of any timepiece. Which has the most? A: An hour-glass of course! This week's challenge is: Q: I am the beginning of sorrow and the ... Read More
November 6, 2020admin

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Oct2020

Mental Floss 167

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A man is looking at a photograph of someone. His friend asks who it is. The man replies, “Brothers and sisters, I have none. But that man’s father is my father’s son.” Who was in ... Read More
October 30, 2020admin

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Oct2020

Mental Floss 166

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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
October 23, 2020admin

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Oct2020

Mental Floss 165

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A woman comes home with a bag of groceries, gets the mail and walks into the house. On the way to put the groceries away she passes and looks at her husband who has committed ... Read More
October 16, 2020admin

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Oct2020

Mental Floss 164

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A father gives his sons 30 bottles. Ten are full of gold dust, 10 are half full of gold dust and ten are empty. The bottles are sealed and the corks must not be removed ... Read More
October 8, 2020admin

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Oct2020

Mental Floss 163

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: An unknown number of left and right handed gloves have been thrown into a large sack. How many gloves will you have to take out of the sack to be absolutely certain that you will ... Read More
October 1, 2020admin

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Sep2020

Mental Floss 162

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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

Mental Floss 161

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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

Mental Floss 160

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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

Mental Floss 159

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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

Mental Floss 158

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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

Mental Floss 157

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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

Mental Floss 156

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The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: Can you divide 9 cats into 4 bags so that each bag contains an odd number of cats? A: Put 3 cats in each bag. then put the three bags into the forth bag. ... Read More
August 14, 2020admin

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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

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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

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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